Cameron McLay is a former police captain in Madison, Wisc.
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Cameron McLay is a former police captain in Madison, Wisc.

Ex-Wisconsin police captain Cameron McLay named new Pittsburgh police chief

The Pittsburgh police bureau has been led by an acting police chief, Regina McDonald, since February 2013.

  • PDF: Cameron McLay resume


  •  Teachers with the East Allegheny School District wave to drivers passing by as they walk the picket line today in front of the middle and high schools in North Versailles.

    East Allegheny teachers go on strike; salaries at center of contract dispute

    The union and school board failed to agree on the terms of a new contract, at odds chiefly over teacher salaries.



     One of the men arrested after Station Square brawl.

    Police: Groom, two others arrested after Station Square brawl

    Police say the groom’s off-duty state trooper brother was arrested after he assaulted two Pittsburgh police officers called to the scene.



     Kindergarten teacher Lindsay McKee, right, helps her new students get acquainted by asking them to match uppercase and lowercase letters at Cornell Schools' Kindergarten Boot Camp three weeks before school was to begin. The staff and students all wore camouflage shirts.

    School districts struggle to decide how small is too small

    Small school districts struggle to provide upper-level classes but some parents say the small size allows more student involvement.



     Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison had an unforgettable career on and off the field.

    Ron Cook: James Harrison, like his career, is one of kind

    Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison's career was unforgettable -- on and off the field.


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    Man injured in Knoxville shooting

    Authorities described the man's wounds as minor and said he may have been grazed by a bullet in the 300 block of Jacunda Street.



    Ferrante changes his mind and will have local jury in cyanide death trial

    Robert Ferrante, accused of giving his wife cyanide to kill her, previously requested a jury from outside Allegheny County to hear the case.


     

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    A life of labor

    Women pick through scraps of fabric and jute in Kashimpur, in the Gazipur District of Dhaka. The pickers, who wade through wet and often soiled fabric scraps, are day laborers, making less money than garment workers, and have no guarantee of future work.
    It took tragedy for the world's clothing labels -- including Pittsburgh-based American Eagle Outfitters -- to act, but workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, still struggle.

    An uphill battle for better safety

    Long days a staple of garment industry

    PG slideshow: the workers of Bangladesh


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    A look back at the weekend

    Shaquille Richardson pulls in a pass during Steelers minicamp in June.
    Steelers release two draft picks, trim roster to 53

    Pittsburgh is nation's 19th-most liberal city, study finds

    North Shore survives Saturday's trifecta of events

    Ex-Steeler James Harrison announces retirement

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    Islamic State video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist Sotloff

    A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage.



    Haiti's Hopital Albert Schweitzer strives to be an 'engine of care'

    Changes are afoot at Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti as it moves toward the long-term goal: having the hospital administered by Haitians.


     

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    Tomlin: Steelers expect Hoyer, Manziel to play for Browns

    Though Brian Hoyer was named the Browns’ starter, Mike Tomlin said his team also is preparing for Johnny Manziel to take the field.



    Pirates notebook: Some roster moves made, more to follow

    Catcher Tony Sanchez the first of several players who will be called up from Class AAA Indianapolis, which finished its season Monday.


     



    PPG closes on sale of Illinois glass plant

    The deal calls for Fuyao to retrofit the facility’s two production lines to manufacture automotive glass.



    Pittsburgh's tech officer aims to advance region's position as a national player

    Debra Lam, Pittsburgh’s chief innovation and performance officer, wants to create an “innovation road map” for the region’s tech sector.


     



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    Franklin Park couple come up with solution to 'diaper disasters'

    Megan and Steve DeFrancesco have invented “Baby Backups” to help parents avoid those messy diaper blowouts.



    Nail polish date-rape test called misguided

    Hype over new nail polish to protect against date rape frustrates sexual assault prevention experts who say it doesn’t address the problem.


     

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    Rebel science: Studying physics can give wayward teens a cause

    Physics is for those who reject all authority, those who know in their bones that the world is not what it seems.



    Policing the parks: Fitzgerald has a smart plan to begin using rangers

    Hiring county park rangers would free up 45 to 50 police officers to assist communities that need help from the Allegheny County police.


     

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