Wilkinsburg High students are dismissed on Friday.
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Wilkinsburg High students are dismissed on Friday.

Penn Hills, Woodland Hills won’t take Wilkinsburg students

The Wilkinsburg district is set to meet officials of Pittsburgh Public Schools, also a bordering district, later this month.


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Legislation tainted by Rep. Bill Shuster's relationship with airline lobbyist, critics say

By night, the House Transportation chairman wined and dined a top airline lobbyist whose employer was a big campaign donor.



 Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette--Friday, April 17, 2015-- STANDALONE??-- Members of the P4 Summit listen to a presentation at StartUptown, a community-based coworking campus for technology and social innovation, housed in the Paramount Film Exchange Building in Uptown on Friday, April 17, 2015. The P4 conference, held over two days, included talks, site tours, and discussions on Plant, People, Place and Performance and was aimed at transforming the Steel City into the Sustainable City. BIZ

Mayor Bill Peduto says 'good enough' is no longer an acceptable standard for Pittsburgh development

He wants neighborhoods to be more involved. At the ex-LTV site, “stop calling it Almono and start calling it Hazelwood,” the mayor said.



 The tug and barge 64 Express working at Norfolk International Terminals on the Elizabeth River in Virginia.

Shippers look to the rivers to move more freight

Containers — multicolored units that look like railroad boxcars without the wheels — aren’t typically shipped on rivers. That may change.



 Michelle Bond, executive director of HOPE Center in Tarentum, shares her office with Logan, a Maine coon cat she rescued. HOPE Center is one of only three shelters for victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania that allow women to bring their pets. Logan is up for adoption.

Pet Tales: Battered women can bring their pets

Domestic violence emergency shelter lets families bring their dogs and cats with them.



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School partnership creates a bond stronger than students’ disabilities

Students from the Assumption School and The Day School at the Children’s Institute have a special bond.



Nashville teen arrested for bomb threat at Pittsburgh Brashear High

The teen, who was not identified, also is accused of sending threats to schools in Nashville; Brockton and Whitman, Mass.; and Burke, Va.


 

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Getting you ready for Craft Beer Week

Larry Roberts/Post-Gazette 20150407 brew craft food batz -- At the press briefing for Pittsburgh Craft Brew Week, two men in the brewing trade choose different tipples before the 11:00 a.m. start, April 7, 2015. Brandon McCarthy, left, the brewmaster for Rock Bottom Brewery chose a cup of coffee while Andy Kwiatkowski (cq), right, head brewer at Hitchhiker, hoisted a beer.
Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, the region's annual showcase of its craft beer industry, is underway. The PG helps get you ready in the latest edition of Beer Me and at Post-Gazette.com.

Beer Me's Mike Pound visits a few locations taking part in the festivities, which run through April 26, and highlights some of the events scheduled for the upcoming days. Bob Batz previews the week and details the collaboration beers made for the event.

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Dispatches from Holland


Follow along on the Gardening with Doug blog as the PG's Doug Oster and 26 other travelers take the Tulip River Cruise of Holland and Belgium.

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Iraqi officials believe Saddam’s top deputy killed

He was the last member of Saddam Hussein’s inner circle still on the run.



Bonhams sale offers items that have been to the moon and back

The space-collectibles sale includes a strap with moon dust, a spacesuit and a Gemini 4 checklist for the first U.S. space walk.


 



Endeka Entertainment seeks more time for Lawrence Downs racetrack casino plan

The racetrack casino proposal for Lawrence County is on life support, but its developers still want a few more months to find new investors.



Mylan says it is not interested in merger with Israeli drug maker

There has been widespread speculation that Teva, based in Israel and the world’s biggest generic drug maker, was mulling an offer for Mylan.


 



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Gervasi Winery in Canton nurtures an elegant retreat

Gervasi Vineyard and Winery, a bit of Italian luxury in northeastern Ohio — just a little more than a two-hour drive from Pittsburgh.



Much more to visit in Canton than just the Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio — A visit to Stark County is much more than the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but it’s a great place to kick things off.


 



Concert review: A Honeck flavored program

Manfred Honeck was joined by his brother, Rainer, concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic, for Friday night’s Pittsburgh Symphony concert.



That's a wrap for weatherman Dennis Bowman

April showers usher out KDKA-TV retiring meteorologist Dennis Bowman.


 

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Dueling neighbors: It’s time for mediation in a Shadyside bed-and-breakfast dispute

Former Steelers lineman Chukky Okobi has a large tent on the property that he would like to continue offering for social events.



Celebrity meltdown: ESPN’s Britt McHenry got only a slap for vile behavior

She got a one-week suspension for an offense -- hurling insults at a towing company clerk -- that demands stiffer punishment.


 

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