Bob Kramer stands near the heat pump at his Economy home. He recently discovered he'd been in the wrong rate class for electric heating for 14 years, as a previous homeowner had installed a heat pump, and Mr. Kramer filed a formal compliant with the Pennsylvania PUC.
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Bob Kramer stands near the heat pump at his Economy home. He recently discovered he'd been in the wrong rate class for electric heating for 14 years, as a previous homeowner had installed a heat pump, and Mr. Kramer filed a formal compliant with the Pennsylvania PUC.

Efficient heating appliances could mean lost savings for some homeowners

Some electric customers, in altering their homes to be more energy efficient, could be paying too much for service due to a billing error.


 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant will miss the first four games of the season.

Tomlin: Steelers' Bryant has 'issues ... bigger than football'

The wide receiver was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

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  •  The LSTs were designed in 1942 to land battle-ready tanks, vehicles, soldiers and supplies directly onto enemy beaches during World War II.

    World War II ship makes stop in Pittsburgh waters

    The landing ship, tank -- known as the USS LST 325 -- carried Sherman tanks to the front lines of some of the war’s defining battles.



     As Adidas creative director, Sewickley native Paul Gaudio is overseeing the company's efforts to expand in the United States market.

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    Paul Gaudio is facing a Super Bowl-sized challenge: to make Adidas cool again in the U.S. market.



     "We need to be prepared for the possibility that Iran will violate the agreement,” Sen. Bob Casey said.

    Sen. Bob Casey says he will support Iran nuclear deal

    “It is the best option available to us at this time,” the Democratic senator said today.



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    Top Workplaces 2015

    Downtown Pittsburgh is in a glow as daylight penetrates the low layer of clouds.
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    Pitt’s Jeffrey Schwartz stirs controversy with his Science magazine article stating that some human species don’t belong in the genus Homo.



    Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'

    Pope Francis is making it possible for women to confess directly to any Catholic priest, who can grant absolution.


     



    Department of Labor looking to give back money to workers

    Workers can use a new website to see if they are owed wages.



    Genetic tests pushed to help prevent some deaths

    The research announced by Medtronic found an association between a single gene and 50 percent higher odds of some irregular heartbeats.


     



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