Alexander Pedersen of Denmark, left, and Toro Tommola of Finland, right, are spending their first Thanksgiving with their host mother, Darlene Frederickson of Greensburg.
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Alexander Pedersen of Denmark, left, and Toro Tommola of Finland, right, are spending their first Thanksgiving with their host mother, Darlene Frederickson of Greensburg.

Serving up America: Host families share nation's bounty with foreign students

The AFS Intercultural Program, an international youth exchange organization, each year sends about 13,000 students abroad.

 Police reported 71 homicides in 2014 compared with 46 the year before.

Pittsburgh saw rise in violent crime in 2014, annual report shows

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police released its 2014 annual report, which offers crime data and other information compiled by the department.

 A motorist maneuvers around a Port Authority bus during rush hour along Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

Viewing Oakland through the windshield of a Port Authority bus driver

If the perils of the traffic in Oakland make professional Port Authority bus drivers nervous, imagine what they do to regular motorists.

 Ian Cole blocks the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during a game at Consol Energy Center on Oct. 17.

Cole learned his lessons well with Blues, gets more chances to use them with Penguins

Defenseman Ian Cole can still hear the voice of his former coach with the Blues, a little reminder to do things the right way.

 The 32,400-square-foot, 18-bedroom mansion built by Joseph Nocito in Bell Acres.

IRS closing in on Bell Acres mansion owner

Joe Nocito’s secretary pleads guilty to conspiring with her boss to shield $27 million by using his companies to pay for personal expenses.

Local »

Pine-Richland coach accused of sexual relationship with girl to stand trial

Cliff Foster, who has been suspended by the school district, is charged with have a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old player.

Pedestrian hit by truck in West End dies

Russell Zdarsky, of Buffalo, N.Y., was walking along a ramp in the West End Circle shortly before 1:30 p.m. when he was struck.




Composite of Pine Richland athletes Neil Walker, Meghan Klingenberg and Brandon Saad for Distinction Magazine Winter 2015.
In the winter edition of the PG's quarterly magazine of distinctive living we showcase three hometown heroes from Pine-Richland.

Plus, take a look at dozens of gift ideas for the holiday season.

Find those stories and more right here.



Hidden Valley Cobra: skiier in powder for annual ski guide 11/15/2015 by Larry Walsh
• On the slopes: What's new at Pittsburgh-area ski resorts this season?

• Thankful for Thanksgiving: Notable Pittsburghers share their recipes, gratitude

• Fall dining guide: Melissa McCart answers readers' restaurant questions

• All about 'Concussion': What you need to know about the Pittsburgh-filmed movie starring Will Smith

• Blast from the past: Explore old Pittsburgh photos and stories on The Digs

• Food Deserts: Where are they in Pittsburgh?

• Diversity Matters: Exploring diversity in Pittsburgh

News »

TRAFFIC: Motorists get weekend reprieve from Parkway West work

The Parkway East will close for one more weekend -- Dec. 4 through 6 -- to prepare for the Greenfield Bridge implosion.

Activists raise awareness of HIV pill that lowers risk

A daily pill that can slash the risk of HIV remains an unknown to thousands of primary care doctors and nurses, a federal agency cautioned.


Sports »

Former WVU standout Stedman Bailey in critical condition after shooting

Multiple reports said Bailey was in Miami Gardens, Fla., when he was shot. Bailey went to high school in the Miami area.

Steelers Notebook: Team gets healthy after off week

The Steelers enter the final stretch of the season and, after a week off, are in best health they have been since the start of the season.


A feast of films on Thanksgiving Eve

“Creed,” “Good Dinosaur,” “Brooklyn,” “Trumbo” and “Victor Frankenstein” arrive in theaters just in time for the holiday.

Stage review: Quantum gets quirky with 'Chickens in the Yard'

The play touches down in Lawrenceville with themes of acceptance and family, as it inaugurates the theater company’s New Voices program.


Opinion »

To defeat the Islamic State

The United States and its Western allies must work with Russia and Iran.

Hot pursuit: For safety’s sake, Chief McLay is right to cool it

The perils of police chases are well-documented, a hazard that played out again on Sunday in the city’s East End.


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