Kieran Lynch's workbench is filled with all types of watches.
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Kieran Lynch's workbench is filled with all types of watches.

Winding down: As smart devices flourish, watch repair becomes a rare profession

Kieran Lynch repairs watches in his O’Hara home, one of a dwindling number of people who make a living working with timepieces.


 For years, beer distributors in Pennsylvania have been able to sell beer only by the case or keg.

Liquor Control Board says Pennsylvania beer distributors can sell 12-packs

Two Pittsburgh-area distributors and one local brewer helped overturn decades of state law.

  • PDF: PLCB advisory opinion on 12-packs



  •  Quarterback Tajh Boyd delivers a pass against the Eagles last preseason in Philadelphia.

    Steelers sign former star Clemson quarterback Boyd

    Tajh Boyd, who was a sixth-round draft choice of the New York Jets last year, became the fourth quarterback on the Steelers roster.



     Pittsburgh firefighters knock icicles off the Allegheny County Courthouse on Feb. 18.

    City reaches contract agreement with firefighters

    The four-year deal includes a 1 percent salary increase in 2016 and 2 percent increases in 2017 and 2018, the mayor’s office said.



     Police are investigating the death of a mother and her young child, whose bodies were found this morning inside the Chrismar apartment building in Millvale.

    Mother, young child found dead in Millvale

    James Morton, assistant superintendent of the Allegheny County police, said there were no signs of foul play in the deaths.



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    City to attack potholes next week

    Mayor Bill Peduto wants residents to submit pothole repair request to the city's 311 hot line to help determine what gets fixed.



    Man indicted on drug charges surrenders

    The Pittsburgh man is among 14 people indicted last week on charges of dealing heroin, crack and cocaine shipped here from Los Angeles.


     

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    Mike Pound's reporting on beer can be found on the Post-Gazette blog, "Beer Me." Here he's photographed at Piper's Pub on the Carson Street.
    Meet Mike Pound, the host of our new video series "Beer Me," the show about beer and breweries across Pennsylvania.

    The first episode took him to Homestead, where he got a look -- and a taste -- of what's going on at Voodoo Homestead. Watch it here.

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    It's told in the pictures and artifacts we hand down through generations, and that we make ourselves. If you have any old photos of Pittsburgh places that are no longer around, share them with us and the rest of the community on the Post-Gazette's MyBurgh page.

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    Early menopausal hot flashes may have links to heart disease risk

    Hot flashes that occur in women who are 42 or younger may signal the start of heart disease, a University of Pittsburgh study shows.



    Light rail service resumes after trouble in transit tunnel

    Port Authority officials said the trouble, which began around 7:30 a.m., involved the overhead power line.


     

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    Preliminary rounds lead to PIAA wrestling upsets

    Seven WPIAL wrestlers win preliminary matches then score upsets of high-ranked opponents int the PIAA Class AAA and AA tournaments.



    NCAA suspends Syracuse coach Boeheim, cuts basketball scholarships

    The university had already self-imposed a postseason ban on its basketball program this season.


     



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    87-year-old McKeesport restaurant owner: 'This place is my life'

    John “Jack” Brusick of McKeesport has owned and operated The Elbow Room in his hometown since 1957.



    Clinton holiday lights draw increasingly larger crowds

    Volunteers who organize the display donate proceeds to West Allegheny School District and a host of other organizations.


     



    Movie review: A gentle comedy checks into the 'Marigold Hotel' sequel

    Almost all of the stars check back in for “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” and Richard Gere joins them in the gently comic sequel.



    Tuned In: Netflix's smart, funny 'Kimmy' a winner

    Netflix scores with its first original comedy series, NBC cast-off “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and A&E remakes “The Returned.”


     

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    The rising risk of train explosions

    Crude-oil rail shipments should be stopped until they are better regulated.



    The Petraeus deal: Sharing top-secret documents calls for prison time

    Retired U.S. Army general and former CIA chief David H. Petraeus appears on his way to receiving light punishment.


     

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