The smashed rig that carried diesel fuel sits on Route 18 in Canton after the crash.
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The smashed rig that carried diesel fuel sits on Route 18 in Canton after the crash.

Crash, fuel spill closes Route 18 in Washington County

No one was seriously injured but a large spill of diesel fuel and fracking water is being reported near Chartiers Creek.

  • Crash results in hazardous waste spill

  •  Penguins fans cheer Saturday night as Paul Martin celebrates his assist on a power-play goal by Matt Niskanen in the first period against the Blue Jackets.

    Even with the shift to Nationwide Arena, Penguins fans still could have an impact

    Local fans usually have a strong presence in Columbus because of the proximity of the two cities. Faceoff for Game 3 is at 7:08 p.m.

    Man shot, killed after police chase that ends in Wilkinsburg

    The chase started at Hamilton and Fifth avenues in Wilkinsburg around 3:20 a.m. after police tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic

    Pennsylvania denies 75 percent of welfare applicants

    About three-quarters of applicants for cash assistance are turned down every month -- leaving needy families without aid, advocates say.

     Police typically cannot tell whether drivers are texting or dialing a phone.

    Pennsylvania texting ban proves tough to enforce

    Police typically cannot tell whether a driver is texting or dialing a phone, making enforcement of the texting ban problematic.

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    Clearfield County residents challenge EPA on permit process

    The appeal of the well approval has halted construction of a deep injection well for shale gas drilling wastewater in a residential area.

    Two former SCI corrections officers settle lawsuits

    The men claimed the state mistreated them in the wake of abuse accusations. Each man received $50,000 in the settlement.



    Stylebook Snapshot

    Samantha Lugo with her mobile boutique, Broke Little Rich Girl.
    PG style editor Sara Bauknecht maps out fashion with her new Fashion Truck Tracker.



    Eyes on the eagles

    One of the pair of nesting bald eagles leaves its perch along the hillside in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood.
    Keep up with the eagle family activities via the live cam.

    New! Participate in our eagle camera contest. And join the Post-Gazette for an Eagle Watch Bicycle Trip to a point near the nest site with bicycling writer Larry Walsh and a National Aviary ornithologist, April 27. Details at

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    Second Kane dementia unit ready in Scott

    The Kane Regional Center, one of four county-owned nursing facilities, is opening a new "Memory Care Unit," next month.

    South Fayette schools criticized for prosecuting young victim of bullying

    State Rep. Jesse White, D-Cecil, plans to amend the wiretap law to make an exception for bullying.


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    Pirates notebook: Rotation struggles early on in 2014

    Offseason acquisition Edison Volquez has been the only starter at the top of his game thus far, with Wandy Rodriguez scuffling the most.

    Penguins notebook: Gibbons’ status is ‘day to day’

    Gibbons, who left Saturday’s game after getting Penguins’ first two goals, is considered day to day, Bylsma says.


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    Bet on Pittsburgh: More development here looks like a sure thing

    A 300-year-old, London-based real estate investment firm says Pittsburgh is a very safe bet for the long term.

    Calming Ukraine: All parties must work to defuse the tensions

    Matters in eastern Ukraine continue to risk violent escalation that could draw foreign powers further into the fracas.



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