Eric Frein is escorted by police into the Pike County Courthouse for his arraignment in Milford, Pa., this morning.
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Eric Frein is escorted by police into the Pike County Courthouse for his arraignment in Milford, Pa., this morning.

Frein ordered held without bail in ambush shooting death of Pennsylvania trooper

A crowd of about 150 gathered outside the courthouse, with some of them shouting jeers, such as "you're a coward" and "rot in hell."


 California University of Pennsylvania football players arrested, top row left to right, Jonathan Barlow, D' Andre Dunkley and Corey Ford. Bottom row left to right, Rodney Gillin and James Williamson.

Cal U. forfeits game after five football players arrested in off-campus assault

Each is being held on $500,000 bond, accused of seriously injuring a 30-year-old man outside an off-campus restaurant.



 "Nowhere in the text of the provision is there a requirement that Highmark include UPMC in all of its Medicare-Advantage products," Judge Dan Pellegrini wrote.

Highmark plan can exclude UPMC, Pennsylvania judge rules

The state argued in court last week that the agreements required Highmark to provide seniors with in-network access to UPMC care.



 The Animal Rescue League will begin building its new facility at Hamilton and Dallas avenues in the spring, according to its executive director, Dan Rossi.

Animal shelter gets go-ahead to build facility in Homewood

Community members have agreed to a proposal from a local animal shelter to build a $15 million, 40,000-square-foot facility in Homewood.



 Steelers rookie receiver Martavis Bryant tosses the ball at practice on the South Side Wednesday afternoon.

On the Steelers: Ravens will be facing different lineup

Steelers will look vastly different Sunday night than when they lost to the Ravens in Baltimore in Week 2.



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Animal shelter gets go-ahead to build facility in Homewood

Community members have agreed to a proposal from a local animal shelter to build a $15 million, 40,000-square-foot facility in Homewood.



One injured in Scott two-car crash

One person was taken to St. Clair Hospital nearby the accident scene, according to an Allegheny County dispatch supervisor.


 

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A ghoulish good time


On the "Setting the SEEN: Halloween Spooktacular," SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht take a Pittsburgh ghost story tour aboard the Terror Trolley.

The pair also previews Global Links' Day of the Dead party and gets spooky style and makeup tips from Costume World in the Strip District.

And if you're not too scared, stay tuned for the end of the show for a list of other events happening across Pittsburgh this weekend.


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Robert Ferrante trial

Robert Ferrante, center, is flanked by his defense attorneys as he is escorted into a courtroom Oct. 23.
Follow one of the most scandalous trials in the history of Allegheny County: Robert Ferrante, a University of Pittsburgh researcher is accused of poisoning his wife, Dr. Autumn Marie Klein, a rising star in the field of neurology and obstetrics.

Mr. Ferrante denies any involvement.

Our reporter Paula Ward provides a day-by-day breakdown, latest findings and more. Also examine:

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U.S. consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September

Spending is closely watched because it accounts for 70 percent of economic activity.



High school students learn about careers in business, politics

City Council members Corey O’Connor and Dan Gilman offer career advice to local high school students through the U Can B program.


 

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Penguins notebook: Megna called up to provide depth at forward

Penguins call up forward Jayson Megna to, at least, provide depth at forward for the next few games.



Steelers notebook: Stopping run will be key against Ravens

Steelers hope to continue making progress in stopping the outside zone-blocking scheme Sunday when they face Ravens.


 



Salvation Army building Downtown to be used for boutique hotel

Greenway Realty Holdings is planning to convert the Salvation Army Building into a boutique hotel called the Distrikt Pittsburgh.



WesBanco to acquire ESB Bank

WesBanco adds 23 offices, $1.9 billion in assets, $1.3 billion in deposits, and gains a top 10 market share in the Pittsburgh region.


 



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Halloween spending report portends well for holidays

Data from the National Retail Federation show that consumers are spending more money on all manner of Halloween.



Ready, Set, Bake: Pittsburgh a presence at the Pillsbury Bake-Off

Next week’s recipe throwdown in Nashville features four area residents and one who used to live here.


 

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If the GOP falls short ...

There’s likely to be a bloody battle within the party.



Forward progress: Penn State needs to move beyond the Freeh report

The Freeh report, commissioned by Penn State, concluded that school leaders concealed information related to the assaults.


 

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