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Fireworks soar above Three Rivers Stadium in July 1983. Did you know that the official Fireworks Capital of America is just 60 miles from Pittsburgh? Read more about our flicker fascination on our latest post on The Digs.

 Plum Senior High School teacher Joseph Ruggieri is accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student.

Plum teacher accused of having sex with student ordered to jail

Judge Jeffrey Manning ordered that Joseph Ruggieri, 40, remain jailed and undergo a behavior clinic evaluation.

 The merger of the H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group is expected to close Thursday after shareholders today approved the deal.

Kraft shareholders clear way for merger with Heinz

The deal to create the third-largest food and beverage company in North America is expected to close on Thursday.

 Blake Comeau, shown here gathering a loose puck in front of Colorado goalie Calvin Pickard during a December game at Consol Energy Center, is a player the team make look to re-sign.

Penguins' hunt for top-six forward shifts to free-agent market

Spurned in bid to trade for Brandon Saad from the Chicago Blackhawks, the Penguins take a crack at free agency.

 The Department of Labor expects to formally publish the rule regarding overtime pay this week, opening a 60-day comment period. Congressional approval is not required, said Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

Could new rule mean overtime for more salaried workers?

The new labor rule would require employers to pay time-and-a-half wages to salaried workers earning up to $50,440 a year.

 The Donora-Webster Bridge disappears into a cloud of smoke as it drops into the Monongahela River this morning.

Donora Webster Bridge imploded

A contractor dropped the 107-year-old structure into the Monongahela River with explosives this morning.

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    Summer 2015 Dining Guide

    Bacalao en Aceite with cauliflower catalan, left, Cynar cured Laural Hill Trout with rose pickled rhubarb, artichoke chips and honey-pepper honey by Aaron Hoskins at Cure in Lawrenceville.
    Restaurants reflect how Pittsburgh is changing, with so many openings pointing to a city on the rise.

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    The new study is important because it shows the positive effects lasting as long as three years, according to the lead author.

    Obituary: Henry Phipps Hoffstot Jr. / A lawyer and gentleman from the old school

    Mr. Hoffstot died Monday at his Shadyside home, a 21-room mansion built in 1914 for industrialist Andrew Moreland.


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    Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd waives hearing in DUI case

    Jefferson Hills police stopped Boyd, 20, on June 12 after they said he switched lanes without using a proper signal.

    Several Penguins diving into free agency

    The list includes Craig Adams, Taylor Chorney, Blake Comeau, Steve Downie, Christian Ehrhoff, Thomas Greiss and Maxim Lapierre.


    Joe Manganiello ate like a bodybuilder for 'Magic Mike' sequel

    Eating for one but ordering for two is how Pittsburgh native Joe Manganiello prepared for his beekcake role in  “Magic Mike XXL.”

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    “Terminator Genisys” returns Arnold Schwarzenegger to the franchise but fractures timelines and introduces alternate, confusing universes.


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