California University of Pennsylvania football players arrested (top row l-r)Jonathan Barlow, D' Andre Dunkley, Corey Ford. Bottom row l-r- Rodney Gillin , James Williamson.
California University of Pennsylvania football players arrested (top row l-r)Jonathan Barlow, D' Andre Dunkley, Corey Ford. Bottom row l-r- Rodney Gillin , James Williamson.

5 Cal U. football players arrested in assault

All are being held on $500,000 bonds, charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and conspiracy.

 Photo of Eric Frein was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt.

Death penalty sought for Eric Frein, suspect in state trooper shootings

The subject of a  manhunt, Frein is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounding Trooper Alex Douglass on Sept. 12.

 "Nowhere in the text of the provision is there a requirement that Highmark include UPMC in all of its Medicare-Advantage products," Judge Dan Pellegrini wrote.

Highmark plan can exclude UPMC, judge rules

The state argued in court last week that the agreements required Highmark to provide seniors with in-network access to UPMC care.

 Youngsters hold tiger masks during a reading of “Mr. Tiger Goes Wild” by Peter Brown at the Hyundai Club West Lounge of Heinz Field. The event was an attempt to set a record for the world's largest vocabulary lesson.

Children 'go wild' for record-setting national vocabulary lesson

PNC Grow Up Great celebrated its 10th anniversary with a vocabulary challenge — teaching the same lesson at the same time in 37 cities.

 Steelers rookie receiver Martavis Bryant tosses the ball at practice on the South Side Wednesday afternoon.

On the Steelers: Ravens will be facing different lineup

Steelers will look vastly different Sunday night than when they lost to the Ravens in Baltimore in Week 2.

Penguins power past Kings, 3-0

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Animal shelter gets go-ahead to build facility in Homewood

Community members have agreed to a proposal from a local animal shelter to build a $15 million, 40,000-square-foot facility in Homewood.

High school students learn about careers in business, politics

City Council members Corey O’Connor and Dan Gilman offer career advice to local high school students through the U Can B program.




Donna Penoyer, a stiltwalker performing as "Twiggy the Witch " greets people on Forbes Avenue near the Pitt Union to promote the annual "Scarehouse" computer event at the university in the ballroom.
The most haunting day of the year approaches, children and adults across America will don their pointed hats and, with brooms and cauldrons in tow, celebrate Halloween.

Read our fear-inducing story about witchcraft in our suburban edition.

Pittsburgh-area musicians offer scary suggestions for Halloween listening
More stories can be found here.



Robert Ferrante trial

Robert Ferrante, center, is flanked by his defense attorneys as he is escorted into a courtroom Oct. 23.
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. Also examine:

Case background and people involved

Evidence presented in the trial

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Obituary: Jane Fitzpatrick McGough / Her doors were always open

"Everything happened at our house," said her son, attorney W. Thomas McGough. "Our house was the house where everyone flowed to."

Obituary: Thomas M. Menino / Mayor who transformed Boston

Empty warehouses and a decrepit waterfront gave way to glassy condos, corporate offices and upscale restaurants.


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Penguins notebook: Megna called up to provide depth at forward

Penguins call up forward Jayson Megna to, at least, provide depth at forward for the next few games.

Steelers notebook: Stopping run will be key against Ravens

Steelers hope to continue making progress in stopping the outside zone-blocking scheme Sunday when they face Ravens.


Salvation Army building to be used for boutique hotel

Greenway Realty Holdings is planning to convert the Salvation Army Building into a boutique hotel called the Distrikt Pittsburgh.

WesBanco to acquire ESB Bank

WesBanco adds 23 offices, $1.9 billion in assets, $1.3 billion in deposits, and gains a top 10 market share in the Pittsburgh region.


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Halloween spending report portends well for holidays

Data from the National Retail Federation (NRF) show that consumers are spending more money on all manner of Halloween.

Ready, Set, Bake: Pittsburgh a presence at the Pillsbury Bake-Off

Next week’s recipe throwdown in Nashville features four area residents and one who used to live here.


Movie review: Jake Gyllenhaal throws ethics to the wind as a videographer in 'Nightcrawler'

Jake Gyllenhaal looks haunted and hungry in “Nightcrawler” in which he plays a petty thief turned amoral freelance news photographer.

Will Smith movie shooting in Pittsburgh

Will Smith movie will film in Pittsburgh through mid-January with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, David Morse and Paul Reiser.


Opinion »

If the GOP falls short ...

There’s likely to be a bloody battle within the party.

Forward progress: Penn State needs to move beyond the Freeh report

The Freeh report, commissioned by Penn State, concluded that school leaders concealed information related to the assaults.


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