Pitt's Cameron Wright dunks against Notre Dame in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.
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Pitt's Cameron Wright dunks against Notre Dame in the first half Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt upsets No. 8 Notre Dame

By winning 76-72 at home, the Panthers snapped a three-game losing streak and broke a five-game winning streak by the Irish.


 Jerome Bettis waves to his family after the Steelers' 21-10 win against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL, 2006.

Will Canton finally come calling for Jerome Bettis?

Steelers great Jerome Bettis will go before a Pro Football Hall of Fame vote Saturday as a finalist for the fifth consecutive year.



 Robert Ferrante, right, during court proceedings last fall.

Prosecutors say Ferrante 'doesn't deserve new trial' in cyanide case

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey A. Manning.



 Mt. Lebanon police investigate at the scene of a four-car crash on Washington Road, at the intersection of Route 19 and Mt. Lebanon Boulevard, in Saturday morning.

Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon reopens to traffic after four-vehicle crash

The accident, which sent four people to the hospital, happened on a curve near the intersection with Mt. Lebanon Boulevard.



 Pedro Gonzales, originally from Guatemala and now living in Pittsburgh's North Side, traverses the snow-covered David McCullough Bridge Tuesday.

Pittsburgh officials say trucks, crews, garages stand ready for snowstorm

The city is ready for the winter weather onslaught, with up to 96 trucks available to clear streets after a weekend of snow, freezing rain.



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Animal adventures

Xia, a 3-year-old red panda, plays in her animal exhibit on a cold January day at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
Though the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is closed for routine repairs, the work of zookeepers never stops.

Follow along through Feb. 13 as the Post-Gazette takes a trip every Friday behind the scenes and inside the cages of Pittsburgh’s zoo animals.

This week's feature: Making the rounds with zoo veterinarians.



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What's old is new

A 1929 photo of the Mon Wharf. The event for which the thousands of people have gathered remains a mystery.
The Post-Gazette is excavating, curating and digitizing its photo library, which has been accumulating photographs for more than a century, and displaying the photos online with a peek into their origins.

We hope The Digs will be of interest to readers, history buffs and those interested in photojournalism, and ignites some memories of Pittsburgh's storied past.

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Braddock Hills Propel school steps up security after gun scare

School officials will install metal detectors, ban backpacks and large purses, and hire an armed, off-duty officer to increase security.



Times Square crowds come at a cost

Some say Times Square is far too crowded now for anyone to want to be there.


 

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Penguins assign Ebbett to Wilkes-Barre, recall Derrick Pouliot

Ebbett had six points in 21 NHL games this season. Malkin won’t play Sunday but expects to travel with the team next week to western Canada.



Bennett's lackluster play leads to benching

Penguins Beau Bennett is benched; Christian Ehrhoff being checked for a concussion.


 



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A couple passionately pursues the preservation of an Italian villa that dates to the Renaissance

Villa Cicogna Mozzoni in Northern Italy is a joyful labor of love for Jacopo Cicogna Mozzoni and his partner, Silvia Casarotto.



From kitchen and yard waste to 'black gold'

Pennsylvania Resources Council schedules backyard compost and vermicomposting workshops.


 



Concert review: PSO, guest conductor craft a musical picture

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offered “A Night in Russia” featuring conductor Krzysztof Urbanski and concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley.



Reality check: Greenville teen runs with guys in kart racing

Mercer County teen Savannah Fitzgerald races with the boys on the new TruTV show “Kart Life.”


 

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First Person: Welcome to Paul Guggenheimer's nightmare

The Helosians from 'The Outer Limits' know us Earthlings all too well.



Case closed: District Attorney Zappala was right not to retry Leon Ford

Sitting in a wheelchair to which he’ll likely be confined for the rest of his life, Leon Ford can finally exhale.


 

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