PRINCESS PROS A GROWING TREND

 Courtney Czarniak of Bridgeville, in costume as the Ice Princess, dances with children dressed as princesses at a birthday party in Belle Vernon. It may sound like make-believe, but life in Pittsburgh as a professional princess is becoming big business. Some companies charge up to $125 for a 45-minute session with our beloved storybook stars. Read the full story in Sunday Magazine on July 13.

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Courtney Czarniak of Bridgeville, in costume as the Ice Princess, dances with children dressed as princesses at a birthday party in Belle Vernon. It may sound like make-believe, but life in Pittsburgh as a professional princess is becoming big business. Some companies charge up to $125 for a 45-minute session with our beloved storybook stars. Read the full story in Sunday Magazine on July 13.

 A retired Pittsburgh police car sits in a lot near the 31st Street Bridge.

Pittsburgh to appeal decision allowing police officers to live outside city limits

Judge Robert J. Colville issued an order on Wednesday affirming the March 14 award.



 LeBron James spent four seasons with the Miami Heat.

NBA star LeBron James returning to Cleveland Cavaliers

James, an Ohio native, spent four seasons with the Miami Heat.



 This photo of Kristen Stefan was taken in April 2009 at Oglebay Zoo in Wheeling W.Va. Ms. Stefan drowned in Lake Erie on Wednesday

Bethel Park woman drowns off coast of N.Y. beach

Kristen L. Stefan, 37, drowned Wednesday afternoon while trying to save her young son and his friend in Lake Erie.



 Rob Ashford.

Tuned In: Too much good TV for Emmy equality

Too many quality TV shows means lots of deserving shows/actors were left out of the Emmy nominations.



 Moon Police Chief Leo McCarthy, left, officer Jim Kazmierczak, center, and Munhall officer James Williams participate in a Project Lifesaver training session Thursday afternoon.

Police in Allegheny County get tracking tool for missing persons

Project Lifesaver is spearheading an effort to prevent individuals with disabilities from wandering away or becoming lost.



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Patron of the arts Richard Rauh pledges to Pitt scholarship fund

Actor and University of Pittsburgh alumnus Richard E. Rauh pledged $75,000 as the first donor to a new matching funds scholarship campaign.



Two men held for court in 2005 Braddock killing

Terrance Smith, 25, of Braddock, and Tiaron Moses, 28, of McKees Rocks, are charged with killing Jeffrey Williams, 24.


 

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“Mutt Mob”

Oscar, a four-year-old chihuahua, enjoys a head scratch as he is shown by Animal Friends in PPG Place and Market Square during lunchtime Wednesday.
Dogs strut their stuff to Downtown crowds plus check out our expanded coverage about the animals in our lives ... our new Pets section, www.post-gazette.com/pets.

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Turzai calls on Gov. Corbett to take a greater leadership role

State House Majority Leader Mike Turzai reiterated his call for Gov. Tom Corbett to "use the bully pulpit."



Truck hits overpass on Route 65 ramp at I-79

A ramp from outbound Route 65 to southbound Interstate 79 was blocked and an overpass closed for inspection this morning.


 

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Local auto racing: 'King of Outlaws' to compete for Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway

The STP World of Outlaws Sprint Car season is "The Salute to The King Tour," a tribute to Steve Kinser, but Donny Schatz is dominating it.



Penguins sign first-round draft pick Kapanen

The 17-year-old, selected 22nd overall, is expected to participate in the Penguins development camp next week at Consol Energy Center.


 



Small-sized cable providers decry rate hikes

Green Tree-based American Cable Association tells consumers that rate hikes aren‘‍t going into smaller companies’‍ pockets.



Discrimination lawsuit against Edward Marc Chocolatier resolved

Denise Beloncis‘‍s attorney declined to disclose terms, and the attorney for the chocolatier could not be immediately reached for comment.


 



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Theme park CEO says job is about making memories

Boss says family rides, fun atmosphere will keep generations coming back.



Pittsburgh follows local food writer to Arkansas

Sherrie Flick takes a solo road trip and a residency at The Writers‘‍ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.


 



'Planet of the Apes' fascinates with its sci-fi effects

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” has little monkey business but much movie magic as Caesar and hundreds of apes return to screen life.



Brand New works wonders with the old stuff at Stage AE

The show sold out in a heartbeat and could have moved outdoors at Stage AE, but the band wanted to play inside.


 

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