Pirates fan Tom Svoboda helps himself to some refreshments near PNC Park this morning. The Pirates face the San Francisco Giants in the National League wild card game tonight at 8:07.
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Pirates fan Tom Svoboda helps himself to some refreshments near PNC Park this morning. The Pirates face the San Francisco Giants in the National League wild card game tonight at 8:07.

Cool temps forecast for Pirates game tonight; pre-game festivities underway

The National Weather Service and AccuWeather have forecast temperatures in the mid- to low-60s with party cloudy skies and calm winds.


 Two lone walkers make their way around the Point State Park fountain in August. The American Planning Association has named Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh one of the country's top 10 public places.

Point State Park named one of country's top 10 public places

Point State Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975 and has been revamped in phases over the last seven years.



 Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross

Ross man hits high note on 'The Voice'

Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross advanced past the “blind auditions” round Tuesday on the NBC television show “The Voice.”



 Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf take part in a debate at the "Breakfast with the Candidates" event today in Philadelphia.

Sparks fly at second Corbett, Wolf campaign debate

Both argue over taxes and school funding during the one-hour “Breakfast with the Candidates” event.



 A view of the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh

August Wilson deal will leave some creditors out of their pay

The deal brokered to save the August Wilson Center for African American Culture will leave some creditors empty-handed.



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A look back at the weekend

In this Feb. 25, 2010, file photo, former U.S. Rep. James Traficant talks about politics at a diner in Boardman, Ohio.
Obituary: James A. Traficant Jr. / Maverick congressman from Ohio booted after corruption conviction

Harrison joins an illustrious fraternity who realized their time had not yet come

Obituary: Sally Kalson / Incisive, dogged Post-Gazette journalist


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Tracking Marcellus

Pennsylvania DEP inspector John Sengle prepares to take water samples from Hawk Run near Philipsburg in January.
A Post-Gazette analysis of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection records provides a detailed look at the Marcellus Shale industry and its regulation.

It shows the serious problems in spotting well-site incidents, record keeping and hiring adequate numbers of inspectors.

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Northbound I-79 off-ramp at Warrendale to close tonight

PennDOT will close the northbound Interstate 79 off-ramp to Warrendale Bayne Road at Exit 75 tonight for paving.



Section of West Carson Street to close tonight, Thursday night

The inbound closures, to allow installation of electrical equipment, will begin at 8 p.m. today and Thursday.


 

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Pittsburgh arts advocates to highlight individual donations

Individuals can show support for the region’s arts and cultural groups through online contributions during Thursday’s Arts Day of Giving.



PNC increases market share in past year

The area’s biggest bank increased its share of retail deposits to 50.6 percent as of June 30, up from 49.9 percent a year earlier.


 



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Let's Talk About: Golden eagle migration

Allegheny Front hawk watch is a popular site for witnessing the migration and majestic flights of a variety of raptors.



What's for dinner: French Toast Pancakes

Who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner? Especially when the dish combines the sweet taste of two morning classics, French toast and pancakes?


 



Kamal Youssef's paintings at SAMA Loretto are bold in line and color

Southern Allegheny Museum of Art mounts a handsome retrospective of the art of Kamal Youssef featuring almost 250 paintings.



TV reviews: Both 'Stalker' and 'Gracepoint' horrify in their own way

More women in jeopardy as entertainment on CBS’s “Stalker;” Fox remakes BBC America’s “Broadchurch” as “Gracepoint.”


 

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Congress’ abject dereliction of duty

Our representatives refuse to be held accountable on matters of war and peace.



Saving the August Wilson Center: Disclosure and planning must follow the rescue

The public should get a better explanation of the funding that will make the takeover by local foundations possible.


 

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