Perry Ackerman, a brother-in-law of one of the victims, attends a vigil Sunday for a mother, her four children and their grandfather who died Saturday in a McKeesport fire.
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Perry Ackerman, a brother-in-law of one of the victims, attends a vigil Sunday for a mother, her four children and their grandfather who died Saturday in a McKeesport fire.

Community mourns loss of McKeesport family killed in fire; husband in critical condition

About 250 gathered for a vigil for Hope Egenlauf, her four children and their grandfather; the cause of the fire is under investigation.

 Gary Moorefield

An award-winning bust used multiple paid informants

Prosecutors say confidential informants are crucial to prosecuting large drug networks, while concerns linger about fairness.

 Houston defensive end J.J. Watt returns a fumble for a touchdown earlier this month against Indianapolis.

Steelers must be on the watch for J.J. Watt

Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt lines up all over the place and makes plays from everywhere.

 A typical housing development in Markham has homes packed close together with small lawns, because land is at such a premium

An Asian magnet suburb is Canada's most diverse city

Ethnic Chinese residents comprise 40 percent of the population in Markham, Ontario.

  • The Pacific Mall in Markham, Ontario

  • Markham developer gives tour of city

  •  UPMC's Stat-MD service has about a dozen doctors trained in emergency medicine and takes calls from airlines round the clock.

    Pittsburgh service advises airlines on health crises like Ebola

    Airlines internationally consult with UPMC’s STAT-MD to treat ill patients during flights or divert the flight for medical emergencies.

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    Odysseys: Despite bad first impression, he gave city a try

    Pittsburgh is a sister city of his native Bilbao in Spain. Aitor loves it here.

    State studies on shale-site air emissions incomplete, according to court documents

    The state’s oft-cited shale gas air pollution studies do not include data on some pollutants, according to depositions from DEP employees.



    Price of the prize

    Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and his challenger Tom Wolf debate at the WTAE-TV studios on Oct. 8.
    In politics, money is power. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and PublicSource believe you should know who's donating significant campaign cash to candidates for governor.

    We're following the money for you right here. Check back often for updates on who's contributing to the governor's race. You also can keep up with pre-election coverage on this index page, our Early Returns blog and our PG editorial board endorsements page.



    Stay informed about Ebola

    A healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering into an Ebola treatment centre in the west of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday, a setback in efforts to stop the spread of the disease in one of the hardest-hit countries. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)
    What you should know about the Ebola virus. What are the symptoms? What precautions should you take while traveling?

    Find helpful information, tips and Q&A here.

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    Parkway West schedule of overnight closures revised this week

    The inbound side will be closed from Interstate 79 to Green Tree starting at 10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    Obama hits midterm election trail

    Gubernatorial candidates are eager for the star power he still brings when it comes to firing up the core constituencies in the party.


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    WVU warns students those involved in weekend riots will face sanctions

    University officials said they will be reviewing social media posts and videotapes regarding the incidents, will ended in several arrests.

    White on pace for historic year for WVU

    Kevin White has become the Mountaineers' No. 1 receiver with a bullet, streaking his way into team and national record books.


    Elections bolster India’s PM Modi

    The optimism follows on the heels of Mr. Modi’s Saturday move to scrap controls on diesel prices and increase natural gas tariffs.

    Bars pay an arm, a leg and a beer for NFL content

    The Steelers are king in Pittsburgh. But many bars in the area are paying small fortunes for the ability to broadcast other NFL games.


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    Pittsburgh Opera hosts 60th Diamond Horseshoe Ball

    Roughly 300 guests helped raise more than $300,000 for the opera.

    Amachi Pittsburgh hosts event at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

    Amachi Pittsburgh celebrated its 10th anniversary in supporting children and families of incarcerated parents with its mentoring program.


    Opinion »

    The robocars are coming: It won’t be long before we kick humans out of the driver’s seat

    Self-driving cars won’t have our limitations. They will prevent tens of thousands of fatalities every year and better our lifestyles.

    Perils of Penn: Contractors and the city messed up a major artery

    Neighbors are calling it a comedy of errors, but there is nothing funny about the reconstruction of a section of Penn Avenue in Garfield.


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