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Snow begins to collect this morning on plants and trees in Donegal, Pa. Winter storm warnings are stretching from North Carolina to Maine on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

 The former Civic Arena sits next to its replacement, the Consol Energy Center, in September 2010.

Penguins eye entertainment venues for former Civic Arena site

Possibilities for the site include a movie theater, bowling alley, a fitness center, a music venue, restaurants, cafes and a food market.



 Protesters rally Tuesday night in Oakland.

Pittsburgh rallies held to highlight ‘broken’ justice system

Calls for unity and action in Pittsburgh’s black community continued Tuesday night in the aftermath of the Ferguson grand jury’s decision.



 Highmark last week terminated the commercial and Medicare contracts of nearly 700 UPMC physicians who it says practice solely in UPMC facilities in the Pittsburgh region.

Highmark-UPMC flap hampering Medicare

UPMC and Highmark officials still disagree about which UPMC physicians will be in Highmark’s network next year.



 In this Nov. 18, 2014, photo, a researcher simulates a check done for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System or NICS, at the FBI’s criminal justice center in Bridgeport, W.Va. NICS did about 58,000 checks on a typical day in 2013. That surged to 145,000 on Black Friday.

Gun sales on Black Friday present challenges to background check system

On Black Friday, the rush accelerates to nearly two checks a second, testing the limits of the National Instant Criminal Background Check



 Dri Archer breaks away from the Browns' Buster Skrine at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland last month.

On the Steelers: Tomlin comfortable with inexperienced backups

With LeGarrette Blount waltzing out of the picture, untested Dri Archer and Josh Harris are next in line behind Le'Veon Bell.



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No holiday for hunger

Elisa McDonnell, right, 28, of McKeesport receives a bag of dried cherries from volunteer Tricia Scott, 43, of Port Vue at Founders' Hall Middle School in McKeesport.
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, which on average assists 360,000 people in 11 counties annually, saw the need for its services increase by 14 percent this year.

How does the food bank take on its mission? The Post-Gazette's Linda Wilson Fuoco examines the logistics.

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Mario Lemieux: 30 years in Pittsburgh

Mario Lemieux has won the Stanley Cup as the Penguins' captain and owner.
This winter marks 30 years since Mario Lemieux first arrived in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is marking the milestone by publishing a special section Thanksgiving Day on Lemieux's three decades in the city. Until then, we're testing your knowledge of "Le Magnifique."

Today's question: Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby played together on the ice for the beginning of the 2005-06 season. How many times did one assist on a goal for the other?

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Pitt sputters offensively in loss to San Diego State

San Diego State used its defense to beat the Panthers, 74-57, in an EA Sports Maui Invitational semifinal at Lahaina Civic Center.



Penguins goalie quietly acknowledges career milestone

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury hungers for more wins, but relishes No. 300, albeit in a restrained manner.


 



Report: Privacy policies still stump Americans

Americans unsure about privacy policies, net neutrality, according to Pew report.



Highmark, UPMC battle complicates Medicare open-enrollment for seniors

Seniors who picked a Highmark Medicare Advantage plan two weeks ago may now find that their UPMC doctor is now out-of-network.


 



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Food banks busiest during holidays, but help is needed year-round

The need for food is greater during the holidays, in part because people must spend more on heating bills. More volunteers are needed, too.



Shaler's Cancer Fighting Princess delivering holiday dinners

Melissa Adams has raised funds the past three years to help women undergoing cancer treatment enjoy a less stressful Thanksgiving meal.


 

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Unhappy lessons from Ferguson

St. Louis County officials show how to outmaneuver a protest movement.



After Ferguson: Police and residents must seek understanding

The grand jury’s decision must be accepted and, while disagreement is understandable, people must speak out within the confines of the law.


 

LOTTERY NUMBERS
Mega Millions - 11/25/2014
Winning Numbers: 10 11 29 47 56 4 2 MB: 4 MP: 2 Mega Millions Est. Annuity for 11/28/2014 is $61,000,000 Mega Millions Est. Cash for 11/28/2014 is $37,300,000       

Cash 5 - 11/25/2014
Winning Numbers: 17 28 30 39 42 Cash 5 jackpot for 11/26/2014 is $225,000       

Quinto - 11/25/2014
Winning Numbers: 7 4 3 2 6       

Big 4 - 11/25/2014
Winning Numbers: 1 0 9 5       

Daily Number - 11/25/2014
Winning Numbers: 1 1 1       

Treasure Hunt - 11/25/2014
Winning Numbers: 18 19 21 25 27 Treasure Hunt jackpot for 11/26/2014 is $25,000       

Quinto (DAY) - 11/25/2014
Winning Numbers: 2 1 8 3 7       

Big 4 (DAY) - 11/25/2014
Winning Numbers: 6 7 3 8       

Daily Number (DAY) - 11/25/2014
Winning Numbers: 9 4 4       

Match 6 - 11/24/2014
Winning Numbers: 6 7 17 23 36 46 Match 6 jackpot for 11/27/2014 is $900,000       

Cash 5 - 11/24/2014
Winning Numbers: 11 12 15 16 29 Cash 5 jackpot for 11/25/2014 is $125,000       

Quinto - 11/24/2014
Winning Numbers: 9 0 4 6 1       

Big 4 - 11/24/2014
Winning Numbers: 7 0 1 7       

Daily Number - 11/24/2014
Winning Numbers: 4 5 4       

Treasure Hunt - 11/24/2014
Winning Numbers: 2 5 8 11 12 Treasure Hunt jackpot for 11/25/2014 is $10,000       


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