Robert Ferrante is escorted to Judge Jeffrey A. Manning's courtroom today.
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Robert Ferrante is escorted to Judge Jeffrey A. Manning's courtroom today.

Ferrante trial set to begin this afternoon; jurors sworn in

Two alternates selected Wednesday had to be replaced after telling the judge that serving as jurors would be a financial hardship.


 Among the most central of disagreements is over a new, lost-cost, narrow-network Highmark insurance plan for seniors that excludes UPMC physicians and hospitals.

Highmark, UPMC, regulators spar in court

Representatives of Highmark and UPMC, and state regulators who brokered a deal between them, disagreed on many things Wednesday.



 A man is led away by police today near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper and wife, Laureen, were laying flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Police say a gunman fatally shot reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill Wednesday.

Man arrested near Canada's prime minister in sign of tensions

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife were laying a wreath at the National War Memorial to commemorate the killing of a soldier.



 Colts defensive end Cory Redding, right, celebrates after sacking Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton during the first half of Sunday's game in Indianapolis.

Steelers notebook: Defense a pleasant surprise for Colts

Within a year, the Colts have gone from one of the worst defenses to one of the best, even without injured sackmaster Robert Mathis.



 After four years, PennDOT expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic on Route 28 by Thanksgiving.

Rebuilding of Route 28 finally nears completion

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation expects to restore two lanes of outbound traffic by Thanksgiving.



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Pittsburgh City Council moves forward with more money for anti-violence program

Despite concerns from several members, the council may approve additional money for the Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime.



Man stabbed to death during argument in Duquesne

The man, whose name was not released, was arguing with a woman at 613 S. Fifth St. when the stabbing occurred.


 

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Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and his challenger Tom Wolf debate at the WTAE-TV studios on Oct. 8.
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Two ramps to close at junction of I-70 and I-79 in Washington County

The closures will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. daily through the morning of Nov. 4.



Senators ask government for nationwide air bag recall

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey made the demand in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


 

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Pirates sign pitcher Stinson to minor league contract

Right-hander Josh Stinson 26, has pitched in the majors with the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles.



On the Steelers: In another test vs. best, Big Ben can stand tall

Ben Roethlisberger faces the next in the line of great QBs Sunday, when he can join elite company with his 100th win in his 150th start.


 



Poll shows female business owners plan to invest in technology

PNC survey finds women business owners aren’t likely to hire more workers in near term and could rely on technology to do more with less.



FedEx expects record holiday season shipments

FedEx Corp. promised shoppers on Wednesday that it’s ready for the frenzy set to commence the day after Thanksgiving.


 



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New executive chef at Soba builds on the Big Burrito Restaurant Group's tradition

At Soba in Shadyside, Dustin Gardner has been groomed for the gig, carrying on Big Burrito's tradition of innovation and quality.



There's a kind of decadence to reading in bars

For me, it started in San Francisco — probably a mix of that gloriously extroverted city combined with my 23-year-old new-drinker self.


 



Fans expect marathon concerts from artists

In the modern concert world, the 30-minute set doesn't cut it anymore -- Warped Tour aside -- and fans often come expecting a marathon.



One Direction to play at Heinz Field in August

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 2 at Livenation.com. Fans will have access to a pre-sale by visiting the band’s Facebook page on Oct. 29.


 

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