Alaina Smith, a Pitt sophomore, talks about a frustrating odyssey through Pittsburgh's fractured medical system as a Highmark Community Blue subscriber. Her father, Wayne, listens.
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Alaina Smith, a Pitt sophomore, talks about a frustrating odyssey through Pittsburgh's fractured medical system as a Highmark Community Blue subscriber. Her father, Wayne, listens.

For some Pitt students, UPMC could soon be out of network

A University of Pittsburgh sophomore’s broken ankle has exposed a new twist in the ongoing Highmark-UPMC contract dispute.


 Charter schools such as Lincoln Park could be in trouble athletically if the PIAA forces top players like Elijah Minnie to compete for their home public school districts.

Charter schools targeted by PIAA

The PIAA may ask for charter school athletics reform, which would have sweeping effects on the boys basketball landscape in the state.



 Clones Sarah, top, and Rachel (both played by Golden-Globe-nominated Tatiana Maslany) in "Orphan Black," which returns to BBC America at 9 p.m. Saturday.

BBC America's 'Orphan Black' returns

The show, an entertaining showcase for newcomer Tatiana Maslany, returns for season two with more clones than ever.



Protect our Parks member files ethics complaint against Allegheny County councilman over park drilling

Tim Ludwig says Councilman Nicholas Futules -- who has a gas lease elsewhere --  shouldn't participate in the Deer Lakes drilling

  • PDF: Opinion on Deer Lakes conflict of interest for Councilman Futules



  •  The new Boulevard Apartments at 5801 East Liberty Blvd.

    Pittsburgh renting rates rising quickly

    As a percentage increase, rent locally is rising faster than established high-rent cities such as New York and San Francisco.


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    Fifth person dies in Armstrong County crash

    Kent Smith, 34, of Elderton died at 11:10 p.m. Thursday at UPMC Presbyterian, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner's office.



    Pa. DEP investigating liner leak at gas wastewater site in Washington County

    A state Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman confirmed that Range Resources discovered the leak during an inspection this


     

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    Pennsylvania's unemployment rate falls to 6 percent, lowest since 2008

    The rate for March fell for the right reasons -- more people working and fewer unemployed.



    Ukraine, Russia aim to defuse crisis

    President Barack Obama was skeptical about the agreement that called on activists in eastern Ukraine to stand down.


     



    Chairman: PPG 'the largest coatings company in the world'

    PPG, founded near Pittsburgh as a glassmaker,  has completed its transformation to primarily a coatings business, its chairman says.



    Local Prudential Realty franchise moving to Berkshire-Hathaway HomeServices

    The franchise owner touts new technology and market share as reasons for the switch.


     



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    Christians commemorate Stations of the Cross on Good Friday

    At Seton-LaSalle Catholic High School, the Stations of the Cross were installed as an Eagle Scout project about five years ago.



    Several Allegheny County offices closing on Good Friday

    Some county offices are closed or will be closing early today in observance of Good Friday.


     



    Crowe, Seyfried, Fonda and Kruger lead cast of 'Fathers & Daughters' filming here

    It was the leading man who drew some to the project in which Pittsburgh stands in for New York, including Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope.



    British sci-fi 'Under the Skin' thrills

    The thriller hits the screen with Scarlett Johansson's beauty in the body of a seductive alien -- boys beware.


     

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