Highlighted steam comes off the icy waters as the sun rises Tuesday morning over the PPG Tower looking toward the Pittsburgh skyline.
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Highlighted steam comes off the icy waters as the sun rises Tuesday morning over the PPG Tower looking toward the Pittsburgh skyline.

February's cold just short of record-breaking

With an average monthly temperature of 18.5 degrees through Friday, Pittsburgh is on track for the second-coldest February on record.


 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford.

Trade deadline chatter absent from Penguins locker room

Penguins have had no “serious” discussions lately about more trades before Monday’s deadline.



 Shop manager Debbie Armstrong adjusts the two-tone dress Friday in a window display of a shop in Lichfield, England.

Science brings clarity to Internet debate on dress’s true colors

Controversy rages even if science can explain it. Is that dress on the Internet gold and white, or blue and black?

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  • Snow sports: Franklin County ski resort worth the trip

    Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa., spent more than $2.5 million in capital improvements for the 2014-15 season.



     Singing "The Thrill is Gone" got two mentors' attentions for Kiski Area High student Mia Zanotti.

    Reality check: Westmoreland teen wows 'Voice' judges

    Mia Zanotti, who goes by the stage name “Mia Z,” performed “The Thrill Is Gone” at “The Voice” tryouts in Los Angeles.



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    Debate over dress’s color takes Internet by storm

    University of Pittsburgh and West Penn Hospital doctors gave color commentary on why people are seeing different colors in an online photo.



    Sale of closed Hempfield prison to go forward

    Sale of a closed prison property in Hempfield should save Pennsylvania $27 million over 10 years, a state official says.


     

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    Setting the SEEN marks a milestone


    What a year!

    Celebrate one year of "Setting the SEEN" as hosts Natalie Bencivenga and Sara Bauknecht present a special edition from Hotel Monaco -- a new Downtown hot spot -- featuring former guests and fans of the show.

    And as always, check out the credits at the end for other events happening around Pittsburgh this weekend.



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    Training tips from experts

    Runners prepare to race at the starting line of the 2014 Pittsburgh Marathon on May 4.
    With the 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon approaching, certified running coach Tim Lyman and certified personal trainer Laura Flaus show you the best ways to stretch and prepare for long runs.

    Using our body diagram, learn different stretches and warmups for before and after a run. Follow a complete week-by-week guide by fitness experts to get ready for the Pittsburgh Marathon at their Wellness N'at blog.

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    Study finds pedestrian deaths up 40% in Pa.

    The number of deaths rose from 53 in the first six months of 2013 to 74 during the same period of last year.



    Kurdish fighters rout Islamic State militants from town near Iraq

    The victory marks a second blow to the violent Islamic State group in a month, highlighting the growing role of Syria’s Kurds in the fight.


     

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    Upsets reign at Class AAA wrestling tournament

    No. 8 seed Luke Kemerer of Hempfield scores the biggest surprise with a victory against No. 2 seed Mike Heinl of Shaler at 126 pounds.



    Wise leads Vincentian to a WPIAL Class A girls title over Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic

    Brenna Wise poured in 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Vincentian to its fourth consecutive title after a 74-35 win.


     



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    From appliances to light bulbs, the 21st-century home is here

    The 34th annual Home & Garden show is the perfect place to check out home technology and quiz the experts.



    Buying Here: German Township, Fayette County

    An inn near Uniontown offers 42 acres of Laurel Highlands scenery and rooms decorated in early American style.


     



    Concert review: PSO gracefully toes ballet scores

    The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and music director Manfred Honeck performed suites from ballets by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.



    Nasty weather boosts local TV news ratings

    Brutal temperatures and snow equal toasty ratings in the latest local Nielsen sweeps period.


     

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    Saturday Diary: Heading west … because the price was right

    A family trip brings together the generations for a lifetime.



    Guns to jobs: The Boilermakers’ program has a big payoff

    In exchange for turning in their guns, no questions asked, people were given tokens to begin a six-month training program in welding.


     

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