To extinguish the fire and eliminate the smoke on the left side of this image, the DEP's contractor will pour several million gallons of water and 200 gallons of firefighting foam.
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To extinguish the fire and eliminate the smoke on the left side of this image, the DEP's contractor will pour several million gallons of water and 200 gallons of firefighting foam.

State awards contract to extinguish underground mine fire near airport runway

Work is scheduled to begin in September and take a year to complete.


 Employees work at the Allegheny County 911 center.

Pittsburgh and Allegheny County 911 merger taking final step

The full merger will mean that a call from anywhere in the county will go into a consolidated call-taking center.



 Angel Butler, left, and Zyier Gibson, students at Sunnyside Elementary School in Stanton Heights, enjoy lunch.

Pittsburgh Public Schools to offer free lunches to all students

The school district already provides free breakfasts for all students.



 Police investigate the scene directly in the 400 block of Fourth Avenue in New Kensington.

Man, woman shot dead in New Kensington

The shootings occurred in the 400 block of 4th Avenue and were first reported to dispatchers about 8:20 a.m.



 Studio A.M. co-owners Baron Batch, left, and John Malecki trade jokes in their studio in Homestead.

Two former Steelers pour energy into new goals, new game with Homestead art studio

At the end of their football careers last summer, Baron Batch and John Malecki are now teammates in Studio A.M.





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Remembering Sophie

In August 2007, former Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff gave an interview in her Squirrel Hill apartment just four months before her 90th birthday.
From her baseball vision to her passion and love for Pittsburgh, former Mayor Sophie Masloff, who died Sunday at age 96, was "the embodiment of our city."

* Slideshow: Sophie through the years

* Video: Pittsburghers reflect on former mayor

* Favorite grandmother: Mrs. Masloff captured city's heart


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Watching wildlife

The female bald eagle alights to a new perch after leaving her two remaining chicks in their nest in the Hays neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Aug. 10.
Building on the popularity of the Hays eagle cam, this Post-Gazette wildlife camera page features feeds from PixController and others in Pittsburgh and around the world.

Catch a glimpse of ospreys in eastern Pennsylvania, peregrine falcons and more by clicking here or visiting www.post-gazette.com/wildlifecams

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Panel to hear evidence in Mo. shooting

The St. Louis County prosecutor is preparing for the grand jury as Attorney General Eric Holder arrives in Missouri.



Islamic State shows American’s execution

The Islamic State on Wednesday threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President Barack Obama didn’t halt the attacks.


 

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Pennsylvania has talented gymnasts, but none will be perfect

Gone are the days of a "perfect 10" in gymnastics, replaced by a more detailed, accurate system that combines difficulty and execution.



Brett Keisel signs two-year deal with Steelers

The defensive lineman had four sacks and two fumble recoveries last season.


 



Lawrence County track, casino financiers facing lawsuit

The financiers behind the would be Lawrence County racetrack and casino have been sued by the project’s longtime consultant.



980 Liberty Partners asks court to void URA subpoena in August Wilson Center purchase

Eric Soller, 980 Liberty’s attorney, said very little of the information requested by the URA was relevant to the issue at hand.


 



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Let's Talk About Birds: hooded pitta

Pittas are chunky, medium-sized songbirds with long sturdy legs, stout beaks, large eyes, stubby tails and a distinctive plumages.



What's for dinner: Caprese Skillet Eggs

All the flavors of Italy’s favorite salad in an open-skillet egg dish.


 



Artist Alexandre Arrechea will speak, lead tour, in Pittsburgh

Alexandre Arrechea, the Cuban-born artist whose sculptures are temporarily installed Downtown, will give an artist talk and tour next week.



FXX to air every 'Simpsons' episode ever

Ay carumba! A 552-episode “Simpsons” marathon starts Thursday on FXX.


 

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Opinion: UPMC’s costly divorce from Highmark

Pittsburghers need to know what will happen for them regarding charges after the split.



Solitary error: The state pays for the mistreatment of an inmate

While criminals should not be coddled, solitary confinement is an affront to human rights and to liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.


 

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