Joe McGurk checks to make sure that Leah has swallowed her vitamin pill before giving her other medications. Leah has Dravet syndrome.To get her brain to stop seizures, Leah takes six medications a day.
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Joe McGurk checks to make sure that Leah has swallowed her vitamin pill before giving her other medications. Leah has Dravet syndrome.To get her brain to stop seizures, Leah takes six medications a day.

Beaver Falls family hopes for legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania

The McGurk family advocates for medical marijuana law in Pennsylvania to help their two girls with severe epilepsy.

 Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and Democrat Tom Wolf shake hands at the end of a gubernatorial debate hosted by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Sept. 22, 2014, in Hershey, Pa.

Pa. governor's race may pivot on turnout by party faithful

Polls continue to show Corbett facing tough odds; they disagree on just how tough.

 Penguins' Pascal Dupuis celebrates with Sidney Crosby, Steve Downie and Evgeni Malkin after Dupuis scored a goal against the Nashville Predators in the third period in Nashville, Tenn.

Penguins defeat Predators in Nashville, 3-0

The victory pulled the Penguins out of a 0-1-1 skid and raised their record to 4-2-1.

 David Drake, Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, stands next to Nine Mile Run in Frick Park as he addresses a traveling workshop from the Wildlife Society's annual conference in Pittsburgh.

City life and wildlife: Pittsburgh's urban conservation on display

The 2014 national convention of the Wildlife Society gives Pittsburgh a chance to display some animal magnetism.

 Actor David Conrad, artist-in-residence at the Kiski School, a private boarding school for boys in Saltsburg that is his alma mater, coaches students during one-on-one session Wednesday. The students are rehearsing the play "Goldstar, Ohio" by Michael Tisdale. The play is about true stories of families from Ohio who who were killed in the Al Anbar province of Iraq.

Kiski student play gets some star power from David Conrad

David Conrad leaves behind the lights of Hollywood to work with drama students at his alma mater The Kiski School.

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    Bid to reopen Freeh report stands before Penn State board

    Some trustees who accuse the Freeh report in the Jerry Sandusky scandal of unfairly tarnishing Penn State, finally could get their wish.

    Former residents of Brentwood 'demon' house dispute book's claims

    Bob Cranmer’s new book describes evil forces that inhabited his Brownsville Road home. Some former occupants beg to differ.



    Robert Ferrante trial

    Robert Ferrante is escorted to the courtroom.
    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.

    Examine the background and people involved right here.



    Price of the prize

    Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and his challenger Tom Wolf debate at the WTAE-TV studios on Oct. 8.
    In politics, money is power. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and PublicSource believe you should know who's donating significant campaign cash to candidates for governor.

    We're following the money for you right here. Check back often for updates on who's contributing to the governor's race. You also can keep up with pre-election coverage on this index page, our Early Returns blog and our PG editorial board endorsements page.

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    After last week's attacks in Canada, a 'loss of ignorance'

    The nation is not a land of innocence. But last week's attacks on soldiers and Parliament brought a new dose of reality.

    Rights groups condemn Iranian execution

    Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed Saturday after being convicted of killing a physician who she said tried to rape her.


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    Penn State falls to No. 13 Ohio State in OT, 31-24

    J.T. Barrett and the Ohio State Buckeyes outlasted any overtime heroics the Lions tried to pull off.

    Next superstar QB up is Colts' Andrew Luck

    The Peyton Manning-to-Andrew Luck succession in Indianapolis is not without precedent, but it's not common, either, in the NFL.


    As 'Obamacare' enrollment window reopens, many uninsured unaware of subsidies

    The outreach campaign continues for the uninsured Americans, and Pennsylvanians, eligible for health insurance subsidies ahead of Nov. 15.

    Retailers use smartphones and other smart devices to upgrade shopping

    The nation’s retail industry is in the process of making itself over to better cozy up to smartphones and other digital devices.


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    Extreme Pittsburgh halloweens

    Some local houses go to extremes for Halloween, with elaborately crafted homemade decorations.

    Stylebook Snapshot: Designer refashions clothes into scary costumes

    Pittsburgh-based designer and seamstress Jen Rocket caters to requests for everything from couture gowns to ScareHouse costumes.


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    Much ado about world disorder

    Ebola and the Islamic State are terrible but probably won’t make a lasting imprint, suggests professor Stephen M. Walt

    Unknowing policy: The state’s lawyers act to stymie public scrutiny

    Pennsylvanians have a strong interest in government transparency. The problem is the Corbett administration apparently doesn’t think so.


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