VisitPittsburgh, the local tourism agency, has long championed the need for a headquarters hotel attached to the center.
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VisitPittsburgh, the local tourism agency, has long championed the need for a headquarters hotel attached to the center.

Developers bidding for David L. Lawrence Convention Center hotel seeking subsidies

Officials said the amounts requested are lower than in the past, when developers wanted more than $50 million in help to build the hotel.

 Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter, left, talks with James Harrison during a June minicamp on the South Side. “I see how Harrison is in my meetings; whatever [the young linebackers] ask, he gives it to them. He’s real receptive to not being shy to them. He helps them,” Porter said.

Harrison makes big difference for Steelers on and off the field

The veteran has been a critical influence on the young Steelers linebackers, according to position coach Joey Porter.

 Shaniqua Taylor, 26, holds up a photo of her son Josiah Taylor. Josiah was shot and killed Tuesday at the Allegheny Dwellings on the North Side.

Investigations launched after Pittsburgh toddler’s death

Josiah Taylor was 22 months old when he was shot dead while in the care of his mother’s boyfriend in Fineview.

 Dave Jenkins, 49, "pit master," owner and operator at The Dream Bar-B-Q, cooks in front of his restaurant on North Braddock Avenue.

Restaurant scene: Homewood's Dream Bar-B-Q feeds hungry football fans and a neighborhood

For 10 years Dave Jenkins has been building a clientele for lunch, dinner and takeout at his barbecue spot.

 Pittsburgh police arrested 61 johns and nine prostitutes from Aug. 4-15 as part of a national effort to quell buyers.

Pittsburgh police target sex trade; dozens arrested in crackdown

Pittsburgh vice detectives rounded up twice as many johns as last year during a national effort last month to reduce the use of prostitutes.

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TRAFFIC: Tonight's Steelers game restricts commuter parking on North Shore

The final Parkway West closure before the Labor Day weekend occurs tonight on the inbound side.

Boyfriend, sister question police after jail suicide

Dana Thompson’s boyfriend and sister ask whether police should have better monitored the Turtle Creek woman, who was drunk and on pills.



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Gabrielle Johnson-Thomas writes on a whiteboard during her first day of kindergarten at Manchester Academic Charter on August 26, 2015.
Recess, whiteboard and waiting in straight lines -- welcome back to school!

Students in the Pittsburgh region headed back to the classrooms this week, and several of the Post-Gazette's visual journalists were there to capture their returns.

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Cigarette smoking plunges in U.S., but why?

The nation saw cigarette smoking dip 10 percent from January through March; Allegheny County, however, lags behind with high smoking rates.

Ill. hunt widens for 3 suspects in fatal shooting of police officer

The manhunt for three suspects sought in an officer’s killing in northern Illinois widened Wednesday.


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WVU defense moves into spotlight this season

With eight starters back, West Virginia’s defense hopes to build on its 2014 progress, but it will be counted on more than ever.

Pirates notebook: Rescinded waiver claim of one player leads to September promotion of another

The Cleveland Indians rescinded their waiver claim of Deolis Guerra, which helped the Pirates promote Pedro Florimon Wednesday.


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Clean up the Shenango coke works

The plant is breaking the law while endangering its neighbors.

Jailhouse care: The county will spend more but keep control

You get what you pay for. Allegheny County learned that lesson when it hired Corizon Health in 2013 to provide care for inmates in its jail.


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