A study found that nearly six of 10 crashes involving teen drivers were preceded by distractions — interactions with other passengers, cell phone use, grooming or looking at something other than the road ahead.
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A study found that nearly six of 10 crashes involving teen drivers were preceded by distractions — interactions with other passengers, cell phone use, grooming or looking at something other than the road ahead.

Study asks: Just how distracted are motorists?

Researchers analyzed 1,691 crash videos and observed potential distractions in 58.5 percent of them.


 Pirates reliever Stolmy Pimentel is one of several players vying for a spot in the bullpen.

With season nearing, Pirates still sorting through bullpen options

Though players — including Stolmy Pimentel, Radhames Liz and John Holdzkom — fight for roles, factors out their control might decide things.



 “I know if the mayor says, ‘Boo,’ he has five members on council that would say, ‘Do not make this field Ravenstahl Field,’ ” Councilwoman Darlene Harris said.

Pittsburgh City Council ready to change rules on naming of public property

The bill, up for a final vote Tuesday, cuts the number of members on the Commission on Naming Public Properties to three from 11.



 A new eatery is coming to East Liberty: The Twisted Frenchman is set to open at 128 S. Highland Ave. by mid-April.

The Twisted Frenchman restaurant to open in East Liberty

Danielle DiNardo, formerly at Eleven in the Strip District, will be the general manager for the new restaurant on South Highland Avenue.



 Nicholas Perney plays baseball in Arsenal Park in April. The park takes up 8.8 acres of the block between 39th and 40th streets next to Arsenal Middle and Elementary schools.

Master plan for Lawrenceville’s Arsenal Park respects history, supporters say

A powder magazine and most of a 19th century wall are preserved in plans for the park.



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Cultural Crossroads

Students glance across the Ohio River, which many slaves would cross from Kentucky into the northern free state of Ohio. The museum's exhibit From Slavery to Freedom highlights the lives and experiences of slaves from the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the Reconstruction.
Education writer Clarece Polke is joining a group of Pittsburgh-area high school students to tour 13 historically black colleges as they decide on their futures.

The Post-Gazette will document the reactions and growing perspectives of five of these students as they experience -- some for the first time -- a glimpse of the black college experience.



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Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked No. 15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Steelers have the 22nd pick in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, which begins April 30 in Chicago.

Beat writer Ed Bouchette currently has 13 players he thinks the Steelers could take in the first round.

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Steelers coach Tomlin pays a visit to Pirates camp

The coach discussed the club’s ’culture change’ and joked that Andrew McCutchen may look good on Steelers special teams.



Spring training report: Pirates 4, Braves 2

Stolmy Pimentel showed a strong curveball in two innings, allowing just one hit while striking out one.


 



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Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force hosts benefit at J. Verno Studios

More than 350 partygoers attended the event raising more than $153,000 for research and support for those with HIV.



Great Futures Gala held on the Gateway Clipper

More than 200 guests attended the The Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania fundraiser and raised about $66,000 for the organization.


 

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Maureen Dowd: The Bushworld tangle shows Jeb wants things both ways

He’s being yanked in a tug of war between his father’s side and his brother’s side, which publicly demands that Jeb go full-hawk.



Bank on it: The U.S. should join China’s new Asian venture

The United States has unsuccessfully opposed some of its key allies’ decisions to join China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.


 

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