Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke reacts after giving up two runs in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke reacts after giving up two runs in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Pirates lose to Brewers again, 9-4, as Locke struggles

Jeff Locke allowed two runs in the first inning to the Brewers, who for the second game in a row blitzed the Pirates’ starter.


 When it comes to building a headquarters hotel next to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Downtown, local officials are finding there’s no such thing as a free ride.

Developers bidding for David L. Lawrence Convention Center hotel seeking subsidies

Officials said the amounts requested are lower than in the past, when developers wanted more than $50 million in help to build the hotel.



 PPG Industries Inc.

PPG liable for violations at longtime dump site

Federal judge finds PPG liable for toxic waste water discharges from its old glass manufacturing waste dump into the Allegheny River.



 Shaniqua Taylor, 26, holds up a photo of her son Josiah Taylor. Josiah was shot and killed Tuesday at the Allegheny Dwellings on the North Side.

Investigations launched after toddler’s shooting death in North Side

Josiah Taylor, 22 months old, died after he was shot while in the care of his mother’s boyfriend in Fineview.



 Steelers' James Harrison runs the field at training camp last month at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Harrison makes big difference for Steelers off field and on

Veteran James Harrison has been a critical influence on the young Steelers linebackers, according to position coach Joey Porter.



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Pittsburgh police target sex trade; dozens arrested in crackdown

Pittsburgh vice detectives rounded up twice as many johns as last year during a national effort last month to reduce the use of prostitutes.



Boyfriend, sister question police after jail suicide

Dana Thompson’s boyfriend and sister ask whether police should have better monitored the Turtle Creek woman, who was drunk and on pills.


 

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Recess, whiteboard and waiting in straight lines -- welcome back to school!

Students in the Pittsburgh region headed back to the classrooms this week, and several of the Post-Gazette's visual journalists were there to capture their returns.

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Ill. hunt widens for 3 suspects in fatal shooting of police officer

The manhunt for three suspects sought in an officer’s killing in northern Illinois widened Wednesday.



Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards

Islamic militant foreigners for years have paid as little as $100 to get Pakistan’s national identity cards.


 



American Eagle banking on more growth for aerie

The head of American Eagle’s aerie intimate clothing division talks strategy and shows off the latest store concept, at Ross Park Mall.



Pennsylvania warns insurance companies on ‘unfair’ tactics

The techniques are said to target customers who never or rarely shop around for better deals.


 



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Restaurant scene: Dream Bar-B-Q feeds hungry football fans and a neighborhood

For 10 years Dave Jenkins has been building a clientele for lunch, dinner and takeout at his barbecue spot in Homewood.



Munch goes to Nox’s Tavern and Grille

A little Blawnox bar makes big impression with award-winning wings.


 

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Clean up the Shenango coke works

The plant is breaking the law while endangering its neighbors.



Jailhouse care: The county will spend more but keep control

You get what you pay for. Allegheny County learned that lesson when it hired Corizon Health in 2013 to provide care for inmates in its jail.


 

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