After years of promising it, Amtrak is about to offer roll-on bicycle service on the Capitol Limited route that passes through Pittsburgh.
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After years of promising it, Amtrak is about to offer roll-on bicycle service on the Capitol Limited route that passes through Pittsburgh.

Amtrak ready to allow roll-on bike service between Pittsburgh, D.C.

With two premier bike trails parallel to the route, enthusiasts and bicycle organizations have long pressed the railroad to add the service.


 Drew Zoldak, shown here in May, is on unpaid leave from his position as a science teacher.

Plum teacher charged with witness intimidation scheduled for trial on Oct. 22

Drew Zoldak is accused of identifying a young woman who was the alleged victim of an institutional sexual assault by another teacher.



 Central Catholic High School's football team's defense unit stands by a bulldozer on the school's campus.

2015 Varsity Xtra Football Preview: Central Catholic defense STEMs from special group

Central Catholic is busy building a STEM defense -- special, talented, excellent, marvelous -- that might be unrivaled in school history.



 Trib Total Media's flagship newspapers include the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Tribune-Review in Greensburg.

Trib Total Media selling nine publications in Western Pa.

The newspaper’s management says the sale is part of a larger “strategic growth plan.”



 Perrigo, which makes over-the-counter medicines, has resisted repeated overtures from Mylan.

Mylan shareholders back Perrigo takeover

Mylan said that more than two-thirds of shareholders had backed the vote. It needed more than half in order to pursue the takeover.



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Pittsburgh Housing Authority wants paintball business off Squirrel Hill land

An attorney for Neil “Buddy” Wright, says the paintball operation now owns the land because of a legal doctrine called adverse possession.



Parkway East added to weekend traffic restrictions

Drivers will have to dodge restrictions on several highways and main arteries as construction projects continue.


 

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Setting the SEEN stomps into Pittsburgh Winery


In the spirit of harvest season, SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga + style editor Sara Bauknecht visit Pittsburgh Winery in the Strip Districtto learn how to make wine the old-fashioned way in advance of the venue's Grape Stomp event.

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A WIDE VIEW LOOK AT BACK TO SCHOOL

Gabrielle Johnson-Thomas writes on a whiteboard during her first day of kindergarten at Manchester Academic Charter on August 26, 2015.
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.

Browse our wide view images from the first days of school across the area, and upload your own moments and memories on our MyBurgh page.

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Betting on a decline: energy stocks see peak levels of short interest

For an industry saddled with high debt, low commodity prices and a global oversupply, betting on energy stocks falling has become popular.



UPMC revenue grows despite Highmark split

The region’s largest healthcare system pulled in more than $12 billion in the last fiscal year.


 



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The next GOP debate

Moderators should pose yes-or-no questions on the economy.



Hands off: A water diversion plan threatens the Great Lakes

A proposal by Waukesha, Wisc., to divert water from Lake Michigan could affect all other Great Lakes states, including Pennsylvania.


 

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