Jason and Becky Wensel, of Leechburg, have been trying to raise money to cover the medical costs for their 8-month-old son, Leeland. With them is Leeland's sister, Kaylee, 6.
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Jason and Becky Wensel, of Leechburg, have been trying to raise money to cover the medical costs for their 8-month-old son, Leeland. With them is Leeland's sister, Kaylee, 6.

A tale of two fundraisers: one for a baby, one for a dog

Success in online fundraising depends on many factors, according to those who operate such platforms.


 "They have to have a green infrastructure plan or reduced flow plan," a DEP spokesman said of Alcosan customer municipalities and the city of Pittsburgh.

DEP gives Alcosan customer municipalities more time to deal with sewage overflows

The state Department of Environmental Protection gives Alcosan’s 83 communities an 18-month extension to develop “green” infrastructure.

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     Friends of the couple killed when their home was destroyed by fire gather at the Powers Way home in Youngstown, Ohio, as it is boarded up today.

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    Neighbors said they heard what sounded like an explosion around the time that the fire broke out.



     In his suit, David Wawrzynski says Heinz copied his idea for a "Little Dipper" packet, which he showed them in 2008.

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    David Wawrzynski says the food giant ripped him off by using his concept without paying him.



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    After long-serving donkey dies, young Joey leads Palm Sunday walk

    The 3-year-old Sicilian took over the job after Waylon served for 12 years.



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    South Fayette police say Linda Marcolini’s blood-alcohol was more than twice the state’s legal limit after she crashed on Dec. 22.


     

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    Cultural Crossroads

    Pittsburgh high school students tour Tennessee State University's campus on March 30, 2015.
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    Pirates give Locke final rotation spot over Worley

    Left-hander Jeff Locke will start the season as the fifth starter and right-hander Vance Worley will begin in the bullpen.



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