First responders clear the site of an accident where a truck drove through the wall of a Dairy Queen on Verona Road in Penn Hills.
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First responders clear the site of an accident where a truck drove through the wall of a Dairy Queen on Verona Road in Penn Hills.

6 hurt when truck crashes into Penn Hills Dairy Queen

An Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said the crash happened around 2:40 p.m. in the 4200 block of Verona Road.


 A vigil was held July 7 for Brooklyn and Ryeley Beatty. The toddlers died after a dresser fell on them July 4.

Aliquippa parents charged in daughters' deaths

David and Jennifer Beatty were charged with endangering the welfare of children.

  • Aliquippa parents charged in daughters' deaths



  •  Pittsburgh Riverhounds captain Richard Costanzo and teammates warm up before their inaugural game at the new Highmark Stadium last April against the Harrisburg City Islanders. A sellout crowd of almost 4,000 fans was in attendance.

    Optimism vs. Reality is the real contest when small pro teams take the field

    Sports franchises in leagues other than big 4 pro leagues (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA), mostly struggle; such teams here are no exception.



     A Lyft car drives down Forbes Avenue in Oakland.

    PUC approves emergency applications for Lyft, Uber to operate in Allegheny County

    The agency's Bureau of Technical Utility Services recommended approving the applications.



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    The waiting game

    A construction worker drives a forklift through the still-under-construction Avontown Primary Center. The school, for children between kindergarten and second grade, is scheduled to open next month.
    For 200 school districts across Pennsylvania, millions in state reimbursements for construction projects are lagging, stuck in a funding pipeline that’s leaving large holes in district budgets. Read more about it in our special suburban edition.

    More stories from our weekly suburban edition


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    Coming Sunday

    Brian Archer of Aliquippa.
    Hospital closures in and around Pittsburgh have made access to health care much more difficult for many of the region’s poor and working poor.

    Click here to watch how one local man has struggled just to get to medical appointments, and read our two-part series beginning Sunday.


    Protect yourself from identity theft after a data breach

    Here are five ways you can avoid becoming a victim of identity theft — even if your data have been compromised.



    Business Briefs: Highmark, Conemaugh extend contract

    Also: Amazon to open sorting center; Jefferson Hospital names new CEO; restaurants hit with consumer alerts


     



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    Electronic building permitting is crucial for the city and contractors

    An electronic permitting system and other changes to the process within the city’s Bureau of Building Inspection cannot come soon enough.



    Enact a sales tax to fund education, including pensions

    Brian O’Neill’s column “Corbett’s Legislative Attack Is on the Money” (July 17) was excellent.


     

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