As part of a so­cial me­dia pro­mo­tion, Alana Debe­lak, sec­ond from left, of Plum holds her 18-month-old nephew, Max Ehen, while Chris­tina Carr, right, of Mur­rys­ville holds 19-month-old De­clan Rusie­w­icz dur­ing the Pirates rally in Mar­ket Square, Down­town. Ms. Carr is De­clan’s nanny.
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As part of a so­cial me­dia pro­mo­tion, Alana Debe­lak, sec­ond from left, of Plum holds her 18-month-old nephew, Max Ehen, while Chris­tina Carr, right, of Mur­rys­ville holds 19-month-old De­clan Rusie­w­icz dur­ing the Pirates rally in Mar­ket Square, Down­town. Ms. Carr is De­clan’s nanny.

The National League wild card game is back in Pittsburgh

Fans are pumped up to recreate intensity of last year’s blackout game. The Pirates play the Giants tonight at 8:07 p.m. at PNC Park.

  • Pirates players discuss wild card game

  • Hurdle talks about preparing for wild card game


  •  A view of the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh

    August Wilson deal will leave some creditors out of their pay

    The deal brokered to save the August Wilson Center for African American Culture will leave some creditors without a payday.



     T.J. Lane, the suspect in the shooting of five students at the high school in Chardon, Ohio, wears a bulletproof vest as he is escorted Tuesday from juvenile court.

    Educators, experts discuss ways to prevent, mitigate violent attacks in schools

    Law enforcement and school officials meet to find ways to react to and prevent violent school attacks



    Pittsburgh arts advocates to highlight individual donations

    Individuals can show support for the region’s arts and cultural groups through online contributions during Thursday’s Arts Day of Giving.



     The Buccaneers' Louis Murphy carries as he's defended by Steelers' Mike Mitchell and Cortez Allen in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Sunday afternoon.

    Steelers, especially defense, have second-half blues

    The only thing consistent about the Steelers through four games is their inconsistency, which coach Mike Tomlin is still trying to fix.



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    Ford's attorney: Officer who shot him under federal investigation

    Monte Rabner wrote that two agencies are “looking into whether to charge [Pittsburgh officer David] Derbish criminally.”



    Convicted murder gets a 'chance' at some life

    Man originally sentenced to life without parole will now be eligible for parole after 34 years.


     

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    A look back at the weekend

    In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, former U.S. Rep. James Traficant talks about politics at a diner in Boardman, Ohio.
    Obituary: James A. Traficant Jr. / Maverick congressman from Ohio booted after corruption conviction

    Harrison joins an illustrious fraternity who realized their time had not yet come

    Obituary: Sally Kalson / Incisive, dogged Post-Gazette journalist


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    Tracking Marcellus

    Pennsylvania DEP inspector John Sengle prepares to take water samples from Hawk Run near Philipsburg in January.
    A Post-Gazette analysis of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection records provides a detailed look at the Marcellus Shale industry and its regulation.

    It shows the serious problems in spotting well-site incidents, record keeping and hiring adequate numbers of inspectors.

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    CMU, Pitt receive grants to pick people’s brains

    Carnegie Mellon University receives a $5 million BrainHub grant while the University of Pittsburgh studies traumatic brain injury.



    Obituary: Francis J. Rifugiato / Veteran, educator over decades with lifelong passion for learning

    The son of an Italian immigrant family, Francis J. Rifugiato knew the value of an education.


     



    PNC increases market share in past year

    The area’s biggest bank increased its share of retail deposits to 50.6 percent as of June 30, up from 49.9 percent a year earlier.



    Jobless numbers stagnant in Pittsburgh region

    Unemployment remains steady in the Pittsburgh region even though employers reported cutting jobs.


     



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    Let's Talk About: Golden eagle migration

    Allegheny Front hawk watch is a popular site for witnessing the migration and majestic flights of a variety of raptors.



    What's for dinner: French Toast Pancakes

    Who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner? Especially when the dish combines the sweet taste of two morning classics, French toast and pancakes?


     



    Kamal Youssef's paintings at SAMA Loretto are bold in line and color

    Southern Allegheny Museum of Art mounts a handsome retrospective of the art of Kamal Youssef featuring almost 250 paintings.



    TV reviews: Both 'Stalker' and 'Gracepoint' horrify in their own way

    More women in jeopardy as entertainment on CBS’s “Stalker;” Fox remakes BBC America’s “Broadchurch” as “Gracepoint.”


     

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    Congress’ abject dereliction of duty

    Our representatives refuse to be held accountable on matters of war and peace.



    Saving the August Wilson Center: Disclosure and planning must follow the rescue

    The public should get a better explanation of the funding that will make the takeover by local foundations possible.


     

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