Pirates second baseman Neil Walker receives congratulations from teammates after he hits a two-run home run in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
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Pirates second baseman Neil Walker receives congratulations from teammates after he hits a two-run home run in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

Pirates defeat Tigers, 9-3

Neil Walker hit two home runs, leading the Pirates' 21-hit attack in a 9-3 victory against the Detroit Tigers tonight at Comerica Park.


 Officer Souroth Chatterji joins community members in prayer before the start of a weekly gathering at Kingdom Life Fellowship in Knoxville in which Pittsburgh police officers volunteered to serve meals.

Pittsburgh police thank community members in Knoxville for help in deadly incident

On Wednesday evening, Pittsburgh police officers served food and drinks to more than 150 community members at the Knoxville United Church.



 The merger of the H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group is expected to close Thursday after shareholders today approved the deal.

End of an era nears as Heinz merger OK’d by Kraft investors

The deal to create the third-largest food and beverage company in North America is expected to close today.



 The Toronto Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel is headed to Pittsburgh.

Penguins land high-scoring Maple Leafs' winger Phil Kessel in trade

Penguins fill a huge hole on roster with acquisition of speedy and high-scoring winger in multi-player deal with the Maple Leafs.

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    Judge Jeffrey Manning ordered that Joseph Ruggieri, 40, remain jailed and undergo a behavior clinic evaluation.



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