Barbara Bush once described Elsie Hillman as ''a cross between Teddy Roosevelt and Auntie Mame."
Barbara Bush once described Elsie Hillman as ''a cross between Teddy Roosevelt and Auntie Mame."

Elsie Hillman, GOP activist and philanthropist, dies at 89

Mrs. Hillman, the wife of billionaire Henry Hillman, was once described as "the Grand Duchess of the Pennsylvania Republican Party."


 The Pirates' A.J. Burnett is expected to miss four weeks with a right flexor strain.

Ron Cook: With Burnett sidelined, Pirates starters must step up

It’s unlikely A.J. Burnett can return to the Pirates at his best, so the other starters — especially the mercurial Charlie Morton — are key.



 The Allegheny Building sits at 429 Forbes Ave., Downtown.

Owner of Allegheny Building on Forbes Avenue plans slew of improvements

One of King Penguin Opportunity Fund’s priorities will be restoring — as much as possible — its first-floor grandeur.



 The entrance to the office of Dr. Jan Casimir Seski, is seen Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority accused Dr. Seski of being involved in an illegal bow and arrow lion hunt in April.

Murrysville doctor faces mounting scrutiny over lion hunt

Jan Seski, the Murrysville doctor tied to an illegal lion hunt in Zimbabwe, is best known for his work in so-called bloodless surgery.



 Beginning next month, the Pittsburgh police homicide and robbery squads will combine to form one Violent Crime Unit.

Changes to Pittsburgh police bureau aimed at reducing violence

Among the changes: Commanders developed a three-level formal protocol for responding to violence or threats of violence in communities.



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Buddy Guy's foul language makes festival official blue



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Pittsburgh-area foundation seeks to prevent tragic effects of postpartum depression

After severe postpartum depression leads to his wife’s suicide, a McCandless man aims to raise money and awareness.



Surgery likely to help women with overactive bladder, Pitt-related study finds

The only factor that seemed to make a big difference in a woman’s chance of finding relief after surgery was obesity — a BMI of 30 or above.


 

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On the Steelers: Pouncey back to anchor offense

Center Maurkice Pouncey’s return from the physically unable to perform list gives a significant boost to the Steelers offense.



Pirates series opener against Cubs postponed after 4th inning

The night dragged on, but the baseball didn’t. There were two delays totaling 3 hours, 29 minutes.


 



Same-sex couple receive retroactive common-law marriage status in Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania judge ruled that Sabrina Maurer’s marriage to her late wife should be retroactively recognized as a common law marriage.



Business Workshop: Cross-train employees to gain flexibility, efficiency

A business at which only one person knows how to do one or more tasks is asking for trouble.


 



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