Dante Alston, a longtime friend of Omar Hodges, comforts another mourner after Mr. Hodges' funeral at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh in Wilkinsburg.
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Dante Alston, a longtime friend of Omar Hodges, comforts another mourner after Mr. Hodges' funeral at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh in Wilkinsburg.

Friends, relatives remember Pittsburgh sanitation worker killed in Carrick

Friends and colleagues gathered for a funeral today in Wilkinsburg for 29-year-old Omar Hodges.


 Local foundations are expected to close on the purchase of the August Wilson Center by Oct. 31, thereby avoiding a sheriff sale scheduled for Nov. 3.

Judge signs off on sale of August Wilson Center

The approval means the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Heinz Endowments and the Richard King Mellon Foundation can take control of the center.



 Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams smiles during training camp in Latrobe.

After Gilbert's concussion, tackle Adams steps up for Steelers

Gilbert will go through normal concussion protocol, and his status for Sunday’s Colts game is unclear.



 One person was killed in the crash on the eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike near Monroeville on Tuesday.

One killed in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash in Monroeville

The crash, between a tractor trailer and a car, was reported shortly before noon at mile 58.4, just east of the Monroeville interchange.



 Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee, celebrated editor who guided The Washington Post during Watergate scandal, dies. He was 93.



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Cranberry ramp to Interstate 79 to close tonight

The ramp is scheduled to close at 7 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. Wednesday.



Blackhawk superintendent says district likely to face teacher furloughs

She said the furloughs are likely if a state hearing examiner’s decision ruling that it must implement its teacher contract stands.


 

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Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and his challenger Tom Wolf debate at the WTAE-TV studios on Oct. 8.
In politics, money is power. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and PublicSource believe you should know who's donating significant campaign cash to candidates for governor.

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Big slump is no cause to ditch stock market

Even as stocks were plunging last week, strategists and professional investors were telling their clients that the volatility was no reason



PPG turns to Westmoreland Supply sale to boost brand

PPG hopes to further grow its retail paint network in region with acquisition of Greensburg-based Westmoreland Supply’s 12 stores.


 



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Steel advice: Divorce long in the past, so sell silver flatware and move on

Divorced woman should sell the silver her former mother-in-law gave her as a gift years ago and not look back.



Brain surgeon Bill Bookwalter is also a beekeeper

Fox Chapel neurosurgeon Bill Bookwalter finds his hives a sweet sanctuary from the operating room.


 



Mac Miller signs with Warner Bros. Records

On why he chose Warner, Miller said in a statement, "They have Prince.“



Stage review: 'The Small Room' a fun show

Canadian playwright Carole Frechette pushes Freudian theories to the metal in this 100-minute production.


 

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Ebola: We fear the sick stranger

America has a long history of seeing foreigners as diseased



Political fever: Obama’s Ebola czar lacks medical authority

With midterm elections so close, it was inevitable that Ebola would become another depressing political point of division.


 

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