Emergency crews work the scene of a head-on crash in Ligonier that killed a Ligonier Township police officer Tuesday.
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Emergency crews work the scene of a head-on crash in Ligonier that killed a Ligonier Township police officer Tuesday.

Questions remain over Ligonier crash that killed police lieutenant, injured K-9

The communities of Ligonier township and borough are mourning the death of 40-year-old Lt. Eric Eslary in the Route 30 head-on crash.


 The Allegheny County Council Tuesday rejected a plan to start posting health inspection grades on restaurant doors.

Controversial restaurant grading plan rejected by Allegheny County

The measure, which would have required restaurants to post A-B-C letter grades on health inspections, failed in a 12-1 council vote.



 “Treadmill injuries actually are quite common,” said Louis H. Alarcon, medical director of trauma surgery at UPMC Presbyterian.

Pittsburgh doctors weigh in on dangers of treadmills

Experts warn of the high risk of using the exercise machines in light of the death of a Facebook executive’s husband.



 Sgt. Greiner will be awarded the Silver Star in North Carolina today for displaying "extraordinary bravery and complete disregard for his own safety.

North Hills native to receive Silver Star for heroics in Afghanistan

Air Force Tech Sgt. Matthew Greiner and two others will receive medals today for their roles in protecting 80 colleagues in September.



 Mint Chocolate Icebox Cake from "Icebox Cakes: Recipes for the Coolest Cakes in Town" by Jean Sagendorph and Jessie Sheehan.

What's the coolest confection in town? Icebox cakes

Whipped cream and cookies and wafers magically transform into luscious treats.



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Peduto lobbies for municipal pension reform in Harrisburg

The Pittsburgh mayor acknowledges he erred in criticizing Democratic legislators.



Pittsburgh breast milk bank could open by fall

The Pittsburgh-based breast milk bank will service neonatal intensive care units in Pennsylvania and West Virginia from the Strip District.


 

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UPMC, Allegheny Health Network experts warn of treadmill dangers

The treadmill death of a Facebook exec’s husband highlights their dangers, especially for those distracted by electronics and smart phones.



Final figures are in from last winter: Pa. led the way in snow removal costs

The state exceeded its budget for winter maintenance by $69 million, or 34 percent.


 

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Steelers draft three defensive backs for first time in 20 years

Steelers kept their focus on productivity when they uncharacteristically picked three defensive backs in the same draft.



Pirates notebook: Hurdle not worried about resting McCutchen

Pirates notebook: Manager said resting McCutchen was not “a concerning area right now.”...  Morton to make rehabilitation start Friday.


 



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The man behind "Man Made Meals"

Steven Raichlen’s latest cookbook is a swell one for both new and accomplished cooks, and for both men and women, too



Icebox cakes are the 'coolest in town'

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Arty party to celebrate birthday of Hillman Photography Initiative

#NOWSEETHIS Party celebrates the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hillman Photography Initiative with new media and music.



Film symposium touches on Russian imperialism

The 17th annual Russian Film Symposium is in full swing at the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Filmmakers.


 

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In praise of Kathleen Kane

She’s doing a good job, despite what you read in the papers.



Punitive ban: Felons deserve more access to health care jobs

the longer a person goes without a repeat offense, the more likely it is that he has turned his life around permanently.


 

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