Steeler QB Mike Vick rolls out in front of the Panthers' Mario Addison, right, in the first half.
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Steeler QB Mike Vick rolls out in front of the Panthers' Mario Addison, right, in the first half.

Steelers complete dismal preseason with 23-6 loss to Carolina

Steelers wound up a rather miserable five-game preseason with their scrubs losing to the Carolina Panthers’ scrubs, 23-6, at Heinz Field.

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  •  The Pirates' Francisco Liriano delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Brewers at Miller Park Thursday night in Milwaukee.

    Brewers complete 3-game sweep of Pirates, 5-3

    Francisco Liriano issued five walks, two of which scored, and the Pirates lost, 5-3, as the Brewers swept the series at Miller Park.



     According to the lawsuit filed late Wednesday in Common Pleas Court, Dr. Kenneth Melani claims that he was wrongfully terminated because he opposed illegal sex discrimination.

    Former Highmark CEO Melani sues health insurer for $32 million

    Kenneth Melani was fired in 2012 after getting into a fight with the husband of a woman with whom Dr. Melani was having a relationship.



     Mt. Lebanon police Lt. Duane Fisher discusses the stepped-up DUI enforcement that will occur this weekend.

    Suburban Pittsburgh police to step up DUI patrols for holiday weekend

    The Mt. Lebanon Area DUI Task Force has seen an increase of drivers who were under the influence of drugs.



     The production of "Educating Rita," opening this weekend, will continue as planned.

    PICT cancels 'The Tempest' due to funding shortfall

    Current play "Educating Rita" will go on, but the theater company said the remainder of the season was being reassessed by the board.



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    Power lost in four-block area of South Side Flats

    A four-block area of the South Side Flats is without power tonight after the heat caused an equipment failure.



    Pittsburgh police target sex trade; dozens arrested in crackdown

    Pittsburgh vice detectives rounded up twice as many johns as last year during a national effort last month to reduce the use of prostitutes.


     

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    The nation saw cigarette smoking dip 10 percent from January through March; Allegheny County, however, lags behind with high smoking rates.



    PennDOT says contractor may face penalty for restricting traffic on Banksville Road

    The closure, which was still in effect as of 11 a.m., was causing delays of an hour or more for commuters heading into the city.


     



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    The techniques are said to target customers who never or rarely shop around for better deals.


     



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    The plant is breaking the law while endangering its neighbors.



    Jailhouse care: The county will spend more but keep control

    You get what you pay for. Allegheny County learned that lesson when it hired Corizon Health in 2013 to provide care for inmates in its jail.


     

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