SCI-Fayette County, a state maximum security prison, is located just below the large, fly-ash dump in LaBelle, Fayette County.
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SCI-Fayette County, a state maximum security prison, is located just below the large, fly-ash dump in LaBelle, Fayette County.

Groups say fly ash near state prison in Fayette County causing health problems

“The number of cancer deaths, reported cancers and undiagnosed tumors raise an alarm,” says one of the authors of the report.


 Kindergarten teacher Lindsay McKee, right, helps her new students get acquainted by asking them to match uppercase and lowercase letters at Cornell Schools' Kindergarten Boot Camp three weeks before school was to begin. The staff and students all wore camouflage shirts.

School districts struggle to decide how small is too small

Small school districts struggle to provide upper-level classes but some parents say the small size allows more student involvement.



 Debra Lam realized that discussions with regional tech leaders of all sectors could help city officials better understand their role in assisting the industry’s growth.

Pittsburgh's tech officer aims to advance region's position as a national player

Debra Lam, Pittsburgh’s chief innovation and performance officer, wants to create an “innovation road map” for the region’s tech sector.



 Former Steelers linebacker James Harrison had an unforgettable career on and off the field.

Ron Cook: James Harrison, like his career, is one of kind

Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison's career was unforgettable -- on and off the field.



 BabyBackups, a new product created by Steve and Megan DeFrancesco, are hypoallergenic, absorbent wedge shaped pads that easily attach to any diaper brand, stopping any spillage from the diaper.

Franklin Park couple come up with solution to 'diaper disasters'

Megan and Steve DeFrancesco have invented “Baby Backups” to help parents avoid those messy diaper blowouts.



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A look back at the weekend

Shaquille Richardson pulls in a pass during Steelers minicamp in June.
Steelers release two draft picks, trim roster to 53

Pittsburgh is nation's 19th-most liberal city, study finds

North Shore survives Saturday's trifecta of events

Ex-Steeler James Harrison announces retirement


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Back to school

Students arrive for the second day of classes at Penn Hills Elementary Center on Tuesday.
Pittsburgh schools' literacy efforts target youngest students

Experts urge later start times for students in higher grades

Region’s school districts resize, close schools as enrollment shifts

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Haiti's Hopital Albert Schweitzer strives to be an 'engine of care'

Changes are afoot at Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti as it moves toward the long-term goal: having the hospital administered by Haitians.



Work on I-79 kicks on in the north and south

Work on I-70 in Marshall kicks into high gear this week.


 

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Pirates notebook: Some roster moves made, more to follow

Catcher Tony Sanchez the first of several players who will be called up from Class AAA Indianapolis, which finished its season Monday.



On the Steelers: Captain Polamalu has eyes on Manziel

Troy Polamalu and the rest of the Steelers defense is eager to get the first shot at Cleveland rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel.


 



Solo 401(k) 'one of the best-kept secrets' for the self-employed

Driven by economic necessity or a desire to take more control, more people are opting to work as freelancers and independent contractors.



Ced Kurtz’s TechMan Texts: Of Disney drones and cop cameras

Drones over battlefields. Drones over rescue sites. Drones over Disney World?


 



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Nail polish date rape test called misguided

Hype over new nail polish to protect against date rape frustrates sexual assault prevention experts who say it doesn’t address the problem.



Steel Advice: Shake off those germ phobias

How can I avoid getting exposed to germs when I have to press the flesh in business situations?


 

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Rebel science: Studying physics can give wayward teens a cause

Physics is for those who reject all authority, those who know in their bones that the world is not what it seems.



Policing the parks: Fitzgerald has a smart plan to begin using rangers

Hiring county park rangers would free up 45 to 50 police officers to assist communities that need help from the Allegheny County police.


 

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