WILLIE NELSON IN PITTSBURGH

 Willie Nelson plays "Still is Still Moving to Me," at the Benedum Center.

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Willie Nelson plays "Still is Still Moving to Me," at the Benedum Center.

 Coal wagon (1907): The Vesta Coal Company, a subsidiary of Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, employed various types of rolling equipment in their mines. A coal car known as a “wagon” was used to haul raw coal from the mines to the coal breaker. These cars also transported rock from the tunnels below to the surface. Some company mine cars were equipped with side hand brakes. The brakes were always on one side of the car and were applied easily by depressing the brake handle. The Vesta No. 4 Mine, once the largest bituminous coal mine in the world, contained over 100 miles of track. Each trip of loaded cars arriving at the tipple contained approximately 500 tons of coal. Transportation of the cars was handled by an elaborate system of tracks within the mine. All trips throughout the mine were controlled by an automatic signal system similar in design to the contemporary railroads of that time. A dispatcher was present day and night to dispatch the empty and loaded trips into and out of the mine.

Natural gas, coal have defined Pittsburgh's history

Coal and natural gas have vied for the same ground for many years.



 Terrence Hayes: "This is so overwhelming I can’t say what will come of it."

Pittsburgh poet Terrance Hayes named a MacArthur Fellow

The University of Pittsburgh professor, who also holds a master’s from Pitt, won a National Book Award in 2010. “I’m dumbfounded,” he said.



 Boots, plaques, dog tags and other memorabilia lay at the bottom of the large paintings in "The Eyes of Freedom" memorial at the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in South Fayette. The memorial is a tribute to the 23 fallen Marines from Lima Company who were all killed in a bomb blast in Iraq in 2005. The life size paintings were done by Ohio artist Anita Miller. The traveling show will be on exhibit through Wednesday.

Traveling memorial to 23 Marines comes to Oakdale

Called “The Eyes of Freedom,” the traveling memorial is at Pittsburgh Technical Institute in Oakdale today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.



 A security officer tells SEIU union protesters they cannot leave bags of groceries for UPMC employees at the company's offices at the U.S. Steel Tower.

National poverty rate continues slow fall

The national poverty rate fell by half of a percentage point from 15 percent to 14.5 percent in 2013.



 Pirates' Russell Martin is greeted at home by Neil Walker after hitting a two run blast against the Red Sox at PNC Park.

Pirates, Morton shut out Red Sox

Charlie Morton goes five innings and Pirates improve to 80-70 behind home runs from Russell Martin and Starling Marte.



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Local Dispatch: Volunteer gene boosts rewards of retirement

Retirement brings all kinds of fulfilling options, once you’re tired of watching TV.



Civil rights group pressures DA not to retry Leon Ford case

Groups weigh whether retrying Leon Ford on the remaining counts against him is worth it.


 

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Lives in limbo

Kamala Biswa, 19, sits in her neighbor's home in Bildangi II, one of the remaining Bhutanese refugee camps in eastern Nepal, near the Indian border. Kamala, a shy girl, is immigrating to Akron, Ohio.
For a dwindling number of refugees living in sweltering U.N. camps in Nepal, hope for a new life in Pittsburgh is mixed with the pain of missing family members.

Many refugees cannot return home, or are afraid to do so

Divided families in Nepal remain in limbo


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Fall arts preview

The Black Keys members Dan Auerbach (front) and Patrick Carney.
There's plenty to do and see around Pittsburgh during the autumn season.

From festivals to concerts, here's an index to help you plan all the fun in the coming months.

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Controller seeks more information on county vehicles

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner said she has not received a complete inventory of county-owned and leased cars, as requested.



Wilkinsburg School District plans to fire human resources director

The district would not specify why it was terminating its contract with Andrea Williams, who has been on full-time leave since March 28.


 

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Pirates notebook: Bell, Glasnow reap honors

Pitcher Tyler Glasnow and outfielder Josh Bell honored as the organization's minor league players of the year.



On The Steelers: Sacks continue to plague right tackle

Marcus Gilbert has allowed four sacks in two games this season, but coach Mike Tomlin isn't ready to replace him in the offensive line.


 



Pittsburgh City Council aide awarded for efforts against domestic violence

The local organization Standing Firm is helping companies respond to domestic violence.



Heinz production returns to Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh food company confirmed that it has arranged to have baby food made on the North Side under the Heinz name.


 





Curator Adam Welch talks about the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial

The 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial, twice as big as the last one, continues to roll out thoughtfully conceived component exhibitions.



Concert review: Willie Nelson proves more than advertised

Sometimes legends disappoint you. Other times they are everything they are advertised to be, and more. That was Willie Nelson Tuesday night.


 

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It’s not just about Scotland

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Lame justice: A couple’s child abuse deserved real punishment

In March 2012, two Ethiopian children came to this country to begin a new life, but what they got was sickening abuse and deprivation.


 

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