Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton, center, warms up with the team during training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe Thursday.
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton, center, warms up with the team during training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe Thursday.

Wheaton ready to step into Steelers' limelight

Teammates confident second-year pro Markus Wheaton can live up to being Steelers’ No. 2 WR this season.


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Pennsylvania senator calls for inquiry of education adviser

Former secretary of education Ron Tomalis was appointed special adviser in June 2013, but was permitted to keep his cabinet-level salary.



 Sen. Joe Manchin, left, D-W.Va., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., speak to the press in the U.S. Capitol building in April about background checks for gun purchases. The pair’s proposal was ultimately rejected, but their new bipartisan compromise requires more background checks for public school employees.

Bill would require school background checks

Congress may find it easier to require background checks for teachers than for weapons purchasers.



Location-based technology connects patients with doctors

Pager, which launched in May, is an app that allows patients to order a house call from a physician, using their smart phones.



 Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez dives for ball.

Ron Cook: Pirates' lack of moves at trading deadline no surprise

Shame on you if you expected the Pirates to make a major move Thursday before the non-waiver trade deadline. That’s just not their way.



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Testimony ends in evidence suppression hearing for former Washington County judge

Paul Pozonsky is accused of stealing cocaine from evidence bags in cases he presided over.



Allegheny County manager suggests consolidation of departments

Allegheny County could save $250,000 annually if it “co-mingled” its real estate department with its Office of Property Assessments.


 

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Judy Kunes, an LPN and volunteer at the 9th Street Free Clinic in McKeesport, measures the blood pressure of Nathan Hite, a former McKeesport firefighter experiencing shoulder and hip pain.
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Obituary: Nathan M. Cochran, O.S.B. / Teacher, mentor at Saint Vincent College

Brother Nathan M. Cochran was a teacher, student mentor, registrar at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, but is best-known for his love for



Pennsylvania senator calls for inquiry of education adviser

Former secretary of education Ron Tomalis was appointed special adviser in June 2013, but was permitted to keep his cabinet-level salary.


 



Location-based technology connects patients with doctors

Pager, which launched in May, is an app that allows patients to order a house call from a physician, using their smart phones.



Report argues for Pennsylvania Medicaid expansion

Families USA report says more than half of Pennsylvanians who would benefit from Medicaid expansion have jobs.


 





'Guardians of the Galaxy' is a summer sensation

“Guardians of the Galaxy” mines 1970s music, obscure Marvel Comics, laughs and Chris Pratt’s appeal in an expected summer sensation.



'Get on Up' feels good

Chadwick Boseman should feel good, very good, as he moves from Jackie Robinson and a football draft pick to James Brown in “Get on Up.”


 

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Sarah Palin could make a unique contribution to society, but she won’t

She could draw attention to families dealing with kids who have disabilities like her son Trig



No right to know?: Edgar Snyder gets a judge to keep the public out

If everybody in Pittsburgh knows personal injury lawyer Edgar Snyder, it’s because he made them know him.


 

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