Girls Scouts Matilda Reed, left, and Giavanna Romano help hold up a 36-foot-long, 13-start American flag raised near the Fort Pitt Block House at Point State Park on Saturday. The girls, both 11, are members of Troop 53293 from Carrick. Raising of the flag, which is the same size and star pattern as a flag flown over Fort Pitt more than 200 years ago, kicked off the Fourth of July celebration at the park.

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Girls Scouts Matilda Reed, left, and Giavanna Romano help hold up a 36-foot-long, 13-start American flag raised near the Fort Pitt Block House at Point State Park on Saturday. The girls, both 11, are members of Troop 53293 from Carrick. Raising of the flag, which is the same size and star pattern as a flag flown over Fort Pitt more than 200 years ago, kicked off the Fourth of July celebration at the park.

 Jeff Locke celebrates July 4th with a near perfect win against the Indians at PNC Park this afternoon.

Locke gives near perfect performance in Pirates' 1-0 win

Jeff Locke pitched eight innings, gave up only two hits and led the Pirates to a win over the Indians before a crowd of 37,298 at PNC Park.



 Last month was the eighth-wettest June on record, according to the National Weather Service.

Rainy weather could have an impact on Pittsburghers’ wellness

With more showers forecast, the trend might continue; it’s advised for anyone feeling down because of the weather to stay active.



 Tatum Gretz, 11, from Connelsville practices.

World Cup a big kick for young Pittsburgh players

Young men and women are taking a keen interest in Sunday’s championship match between the U.S. and Japan for the Women’s World Cup.



 Maritza Mosquera with her "Body of Water" inject print at Assemble in Garfield on Friday. "Aqui," the exhibit Ms. Mosquera curated, runs through July at 5125 Penn Ave.

Garfield exhibit showcases 'diverse array' of Latino art

Maritza Mosquera presents “Aqui” with work from 13 Latino artists at Assemble in Bloomfield-Garfield for Cafe Con Leche.



 The owner of New York’s Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe is considering opening a restaurant in the former Masonic Hall in conjunction with nonprofit City of Asylum in Central North Side.

N.Y. cafe considering location in North Side

Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe is looking at the former Masonic Hall in conjunction with nonprofit City of Asylum in Central Northside.



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