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 South Fayette fans cheer on their team as they take on Aliquippa in the first half of the WPIAL class AA championship Friday at Heinz Field.
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South Fayette fans cheer on their team as they take on Aliquippa in the first half of the WPIAL class AA championship Friday at Heinz Field.

South Fayette tops Aliquippa for WPIAL Class AA football title

Brett Brumbaugh threw three touchdown passes to lead South Fayette to a 31-22 win against Aliquippa in the WPIAL Class AA title game.

  • Class A WPIAL final: Clairton 46, Avonworth 14

  • Pine-Richland 21, Central Catholic 13


  •  Traffic from outbound Route 28 is detoured over the 31st Street Bridge this afternoon after an accident in which a truck tire fell off, crossed the median and smashed into an oncoming vehicle, killing the driver.

    Driver whose truck lost a tire in fatal Route 28 crash did not have valid license, police say

    Eric Gonzalez-Huerta, 23, of Kentucky, has been charged with violations such as accidents involving death while not properly licensed.



     On the assessment tests, math fell from 79.9 percent in 2011 to 73.3 percent in 2014, a drop of 6.6 percentage points.

    Pennsylvania student scores declined with reduced funding, test results show

    State test results decline for all students and some subgroups, including economically disadvantaged and special education students.



     Matte Braidic, an Uber driver, turned ridesharing into a full-time job.

    Some Uber drivers in Pittsburgh feeling pinch in wallets

    Fees from the company and an influx of drivers to the system are prompting some to re-evaluate their roles.



     Peggy Zezza of Forest Hills uses her new smartphone Wednesday to take a picture of the PPG tree lit up and ready for today's Light Up Night.

    Pittsburgh's Light Up Night closes streets, detours buses

    Light Up Night began at noon today with a tree lighting at the City-County Building, Downtown.



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    New homes taking shape in Larimer

    The homes are part of an extensive plan to revitalize the neighborhood and attract more residents.



    Flawed Milwaukee crime data raise questions about Pittsburgh consultant

    Pittsburgh City Council last week approved a contract of as much as $32,340 for ESM Advisors LLC.


     

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    Point Park, city plan to preserve historic facades at new playhouse

    Preservation groups, meanwhile, are considering nominations of three Forbes Avenue buildings featuring the facades for historic status.



    Doctor reflects on UPMC dismissal, psychiatric care

    Ken Thompson says: “I would like Pittsburgh to be a whole lot better to people.”


     





    Visual feast of holiday movie season is underway

    It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday movie season, with family fare, musical extravaganzas and dramas on the road to Oscar night.



    Movie review: 'Hunger Games' countdown gets off to slow start

    “The Hunger Games” nears its final chapter as it splits the “Mockingjay” novel into two movies, one now and one due in November 2015.


     

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    Nicholas D. Kristof / Do politicians love kids?

    A poll over the summer found that 71 percent of voters supported a major federal investment in early education.



    The argument peaks when the case for Keystone XL wanes

    The Keystone XL pipeline is one of the nation’s most vexing problems because whatever happens is not likely to be good.


     

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