Neil “Buddy” Wright at the site of his paintball business, Riverside Renegades Paintball, which he has used since 1989.
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Neil “Buddy” Wright at the site of his paintball business, Riverside Renegades Paintball, which he has used since 1989.

Pittsburgh Housing Authority wants paintball business off land

An attorney for Neil “Buddy” Wright, says the paintball operation now owns the land because of a legal doctrine called adverse possession.


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Pa. voter registration enters the digital age

Pennsylvania began online voter registration on Thursday, an administrative move by Gov. Tom Wolf after efforts to pass a law lagged.



 After years of promising it, Amtrak is about to offer roll-on bicycle service on the Capitol Limited route that passes through Pittsburgh.

Amtrak ready to allow roll-on bike service between Pittsburgh, D.C.

With two premier bike trails parallel to the route, enthusiasts and bicycle organizations have long pressed the railroad to add the service.



 Pedro Alvarez, center, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run during the fourth inning against Miami Marlins.

Cole lifts Pirates to 2-1 victory over Marlins, wins his 15th game

Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth inning, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pirates won again to take three of the four games in the series.



 From left, Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) , Owen (Chris Pratt), Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins) watch in terror in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic World." The film tops the list of season's box office winners.

'Jurassic World' tops list of season's box office winners

“Jurassic World” roars to a fantastic first-place finish as the 2015 summer movie season draws to a close.



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Danish firm hired to develop former Civic Arena site

Mayor Bill Peduto praised the hiring, citing Bjarke Ingels Group’s reputation, but one Hill District leader called it a “misstep.”



Pittsburgh Housing Authority wants paintball business off land

An attorney for Neil “Buddy” Wright, says the paintball operation now owns the land because of a legal doctrine called adverse possession.


 

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Discovery of up to 50 bodies in truck highlights European migrant crisis

The incident came as top officials were huddling in Vienna, partly to discuss the biggest wave of refugees pouring into Europe since WWII.



Obama, in New Orleans, praises results of federal intervention

The president explicitly linked New Orleans’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina to the nation’s recovery from the 2008 recession.


 



Betting on a decline: energy stocks see peak levels of short interest

For an industry saddled with high debt, low commodity prices and a global oversupply, betting on energy stocks falling has become popular.



UPMC revenue grows despite Highmark split

The region’s largest healthcare system pulled in more than $12 billion in the last fiscal year.


 



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Circus of the Kids makes 'stars' of campers, offers life lessons

Trainers from Circus of the Kids worked with 70 children, ages 6 to 13, teaching them to perform various acts.



For Pittsburgh region band members, high school drills translate into life skills

Each August, high schools hold band camp, which, like sports camps, can be a grueling experience that forms strong bonds among students.


 



'Jurassic World' tops list of season's box office winners

“Jurassic World” roars to a fantastic first-place finish as the 2015 summer movie season draws to a close.



Tuned In: Discovery, National Geographic return to serious science programming

Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel, have reversed course in getting serious about science/natural history programming.


 

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The next GOP debate

Moderators should pose yes-or-no questions on the economy.



Hands off: A water diversion plan threatens the Great Lakes

Toxic algae, sewer runoff and infestation by Asian carp aren’t the only challenges facing Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes. There are


 

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