Chief Joe Hartman, USN, center, faces the color guard Monday as it snaps to attention at the Courthouse Plaza in Greensburg for the singing of the national anthem before the rededication of the Westmoreland County Civil War memorial statue.
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Chief Joe Hartman, USN, center, faces the color guard Monday as it snaps to attention at the Courthouse Plaza in Greensburg for the singing of the national anthem before the rededication of the Westmoreland County Civil War memorial statue.

A new home for an old statue rededicated in Memorial Day ceremony

The memorial, now in the heart of Greensburg, was rededicated to all veterans who served in all of America’s wars.


 Niki Rogers goes through her belongings behind her tent while Dave Gloss, clinical outreach coordinator for Operation Safety Net, talks to other clients his organization helps who camp out along Second Avenue.

City’s homeless live in fear of eviction from camps

When a Pittsburgh-led crackdown on homeless camps in 2013 forced residents to move, some settled under an overpass along Second Avenue.



Districts tighten social media contacts among teachers, students

Teacher-student sex scandals in Plum and elsewhere have prompted a review of the use of social media and texting by educators.



 Teammates congratulate Pirates' Francisco Cervelli after hitting a three run homer against the Marlins Monday night at PNC Park.

Pirates beat Marlins, 4-2

In Charlie Morton’s season debut, the Pirates defeated the Miami Marlins at PNC Park Monday night, winning their fourth consecutive game.



 Using a graphic novel theme, Carnegie Mellon University students have developed a game called "Decisions that Matter" that focuses on the choices bystanders make when a sexual assault might take place. This is a frame from the game.

CMU interactive game focuses on sexual assault bystanders

The game puts the player in the scene as a bystander at a sex assault, allows them to make decisions and then has different outcomes.



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500 bikes ready to hit the streets on Sunday

The bikes will be available for short-term rentals at $2 per half hour at 50 stations spread throughout 11 neighborhoods in the city.



Suspect’s mother noticed changes in his behavior

Now, the Lincoln-Lemington teenager is being treated at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.


 

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Read about Tech. Sgt. Charles L. Johnston Jr. and his homecoming.



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"Flashes of Freedom" by Zambelli as seen from Grandview Avenue atop Mt. Washington.
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On the Digs: Bombing of the USS Franklin


The Post-Gazette is excavating, curating and digitizing its photo library, which has been accumulating photographs for more than a century, and displaying the photos online with a peek into their origins.

Explore our most recent entry on the 1945 bombing of the USS Franklin, through the eyes of Pittsburgher John Steffora, who witnessed it first-hand.

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Pa. lawmakers propose moving presidential primary even earlier

State Rep. Keith J. Greiner, R-Lancaster, says a mid-March primary next year would give state voters a bigger say in presidential nominees.



More than 500 people killed as heat wave bakes parts of India

Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in the extreme heat wave.


 



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Lunch-hour program helps employees lose weight, get active

University of Pittsburgh researchers say Bayer employees in the Group Lifestyle Balance program cut their risk of diabetes, heart disease.



Keystone Ride Project

Pittsburgh fitness experts provide training strategies to get ready for the MS 150 Keystone Ride in July.


 


Let's talk about art: Animation artist/educator Jayla Patton

A local artist and part of Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Youth Media Program, Jayla Patton found her love of animation as a youth herself.



Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... Bill Paxton

The actor plays his distant cousin, legendary Texan Sam Houston, in the epic new mini-series “Texas Rising” on the History Channel.


 

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Conformity on the right

GOP candidates are being forced to march in lockstep.



Pollution source: The lung association’s air report deceives again

The American Lung Association’s presentation again misleads the public on pollution in the three-state, 12-county Pittsburgh metro region.


 

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