United States Attorney David Hickton, center, talks to the media while Akeia P. Conner, left, IRS criminal investigation special agent in charge, and Patrick Fallon, FBI assistant special agent in charge, listen during a news conference at the Federal Courthouse.
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United States Attorney David Hickton, center, talks to the media while Akeia P. Conner, left, IRS criminal investigation special agent in charge, and Patrick Fallon, FBI assistant special agent in charge, listen during a news conference at the Federal Courthouse.

5 indicted in massive identity-theft scheme

The suspects -- all of Nigerian descent -- are accused of using names, Social Security numbers and birthdates of thousands of people.


 Jared Boger is shown in a 2013 Murrysville High School yearbook photo. Sophomore student Alex Hribal is a suspect in the mass stabbing of 21 students — including Mr. Boger — and a security guard in the school on April 9.

Franklin Regional stabbing victim released from hospital

Meanwhile, investigators detail items seized from the locker of suspect Alex Hribal, including a phone, a backpack and a handwritten note.



 Steelers player Mike Adams arrives at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Wednesday to testify against the three men accused of stabbing him last year on the South Side.

Steelers lineman tells jury how he was stabbed on the South Side

Three men are on trial in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on charges they stabbed Steelers lineman Mike Adams in June.



 This image of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will be the inspiration for a statue to be erected in downtown State College. A 2001 Paterno statue was removed from the school campus in 2012; the university is not involved in the new effort.

A new Joe Paterno statue planned for State College

The statue, depicting the football coach sitting on a bench and reading a book, would be placed on property in front of The Tavern.



 Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky denies James Neal Monday. But the fact that the Penguins were aggressive and put pressure on Bobrovsky, including holding a 41-20 advantage in shots, ultimately paid off.

Power play triggers more confidence for Penguins

The Penguins hope smoother, better organized power play leads to more shots and goals and less aggression from Columbus’ penalty-killers.

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    Former Steelers physician seeks to have evidence suppressed

    Dr. Richard Rydze faces 185-count indictment related to the illegal sale of performance-enhancing drugs and narcotics.



    Both sides debate drilling at Deer Lakes Park

    Allegheny County residents dominated another meeting of county council as many spoke for and against a plan to drill for gas at the park.


     

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    Samantha Lugo with her mobile boutique, Broke Little Rich Girl.
    PG style editor Sara Bauknecht maps out fashion with her new Fashion Truck Tracker.


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    Eyes on the eagles

    One of the pair of nesting bald eagles leaves its perch along the hillside in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood.
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    Steelers exercise fifth-year option on Cam Heyward

    The salary of the former first-round pick and defensive end will jump to nearly $7 million in 2015 unless he signs an extension before then.



    Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 4.23.14

    With the draft looming, Gerry takes your questions on potential prospects for the black and gold.


     



    Highmark Inc. reports $14.9 billion in 2013 revenues

    Pittsburgh-based health insurer Highmark Inc. recorded nearly $14.9 billion in total revenues in 2013, with flat income compared to 2012.



    MSA Safety shares drop after earnings fall short

    The Cranberry safety products company reports first-quarter sales were sharply lower than had been estimated.


     





    Philip Glass' 'Orphee' has contemporary spin

    The Pittsburgh Opera production of Philip Glass' "Orphee," inspired by a Jean Cocteau movie of the same name, opens Saturday.



    Springsteen returning to Pittsburgh for two dates in May

    The Boss will be joining Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers for a two-night stand at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland.


     

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    Corporations and us

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    Campaign cash

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    Kathleen Sebelius decides not to run

    Oh, well, it would have made for a great Senate race in Kansas.



    Help wanted: It’s time for Mayor Peduto to fill key positions

    The mayor must focus on filling key administrator spots, starting with public safety director.


     


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