Law enforcement officers gather outside before today's funeral for Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson, who was killed Friday night in an ambush outside state police barracks in Blooming Grove.
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Law enforcement officers gather outside before today's funeral for Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson, who was killed Friday night in an ambush outside state police barracks in Blooming Grove.

Thousands honor slain Pennsylvania state trooper as hunt for killer continues

"We gather here in sorrow, disbelief and anger," the Rev. Thomas M. Muldowney told those inside the filled-to-capacity church.


 The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin skates up ice in May against the Rangers in New York.

Penguins say injuries will keep Crosby, Malkin out of start of preseason camp

Coach Mike Johnston said the injuries to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin appear to be short-term ailments.

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  •  The East Liberty Whole Foods, shown when it opened in 2002, stands as an example of driving new developments in the neighborhood.

    What drives East Liberty's revitalization efforts?

    The Pittsburgh neighborhood stands as an example of redevelopment in an area once known mainly for deteriorating buildings and crime.



     Samir and Rawah Moussa with falafel in their restaurant Palmyra at 10 Smithfield Street.

    A feast of ethnic dining has sprouted on Downtown's Smithfield Street

    Indian, Russian, Turkish and Syrian are among the flavors blending within a few blocks of Smithfield.



     Conservator Rikke Foulke displays the various damage marks on an early portrait of Pittsburgh’s first city controller, Henry Lambert, at Heinz History Center’s new conservation center. This portrait of Mr. Lambert, by Albert Lauck Dalbey, was painted in 1865.

    History center helps Pittsburghers preserve heirlooms

    Pittsburghers never move and rarely — if ever — throw anything away, the president of Heinz History Center observed Wednesday.




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    Communities damaged 10 years ago by the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan are celebrating the rebirth and wakeup call the storm left in its wake.



    STEAMing toward 21st-century skills: 'Our rules for the class are simple: Change the world'

    An innovative course offered jointly this year at South Fayette and Upper St. Clair high schools has students working with local companies.


     

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    Kambree Love, 17, works through a group project with Meghan Banerjee, 16, left, and Rachel Pollock, 15, during an innovation studio class at South Fayette High School.
    “Our rules for the class are simple: Change the world,” says South Fayette High School’s principal. Upper St. Clair and South Fayette students are collaborating to solve real-world problems for Pittsburgh companies.

    For some schools, the need for innovators takes the forefront. Read more about it in our special suburban edition.

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    The Post-Gazette has assembled a distinguished panel of experts to consider whether energy might be the 21st century equivalent of steel in the Pittsburgh region economy.

    Register here to attend the Sept. 23 event at the Heinz History Center, moderated by David Shribman, Post-Gazette executive editor.

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    PennDOT truck overturned in Beaver County crash

    Two people are reported to be trapped in the Brighton Township crash.



    House education committee postpones hearings on Pa. version of Common Core

    The state Education Department will conduct a public review of the standards as requested by Gov. Tom Corbett.


     



    Pa. auto insurance a bargain, report says

    Report: Pittsburgh region has the third least expensive car insurance among 25 metro areas surveyed.



    Pennsylvania legislators debate energy measures

    Leaders of key energy-related committees spoke about their expectations for the present and next legislative sessions during a conference.


     



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    Pittsburgh grain pioneers look to past for flavor

    There are more local farmers planting more fields of these special organic grains and selling all they can produce



    Miriam's Garden: Tomatillos

    Tomatillos are what’s going on in my garden right now.


     



    Preview: BARONS has long legacy behind it

    BARONS releases debut record with show at Commonwealth Press.



    Preview: Lifetime movie draws plot from Steubenville rape case

    The 2012 high school rape of a teen in Steubenville inspires a new Lifetime movie, "The Assault."


     

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    Defining success in Afghanistan

    It’s not about achieving perfection; it’s about seeing real progress



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    There are various interpretations of what Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.


     

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