Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin, right, discusses the arraignment of Eric Frein on Friday at the Pike County Courthouse in Milford, Pa.
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Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin, right, discusses the arraignment of Eric Frein on Friday at the Pike County Courthouse in Milford, Pa.

Frein ordered held without bail in ambush shooting death of Pennsylvania trooper

A crowd of about 150 gathered outside the courthouse, with some of them shouting jeers, such as "you're a coward" and "rot in hell."


 California University of Pennsylvania football players arrested, top row left to right, Jonathan Barlow, D' Andre Dunkley and Corey Ford. Bottom row left to right, Rodney Gillin and James Williamson.

Cal U. forfeits game after five football players arrested in off-campus assault

Each is being held on $500,000 bond, accused of seriously injuring a 30-year-old man outside an off-campus restaurant.



 In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, former Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Ron Cook: Math whiz Urschel putting more than 2 and 2 together

Ex-Penn State star offensive lineman John Urschel uses his smarts and skills to make rapid ascent in first year with Baltimore Ravens.



 In all, about 1,500 hotel rooms are under construction or in the pipeline Downtown.

Salvation Army building in Downtown Pittsburgh to be used for boutique hotel

Greenway Realty Holdings is planning to convert the Salvation Army building into a boutique hotel called Distrikt Pittsburgh.



 Will Smith will star as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a former Allegheny County pathologist who first discovered CTE in the brain of the late Steelers center Mike Webster.

Will Smith football movie shooting in Pittsburgh

With the working title 'Concussion,’ it’s based on Dr. Bennet Omalu, who detected brain injuries in Steelers center Mike Webster.



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A ghoulish good time


On the "Setting the SEEN: Halloween Spooktacular," SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht take a Pittsburgh ghost story tour aboard the Terror Trolley.

The pair also previews Global Links' Day of the Dead party and gets spooky style and makeup tips from Costume World in the Strip District.

And if you're not too scared, stay tuned for the end of the show for a list of other events happening across Pittsburgh this weekend.


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Robert Ferrante trial

Robert Ferrante, center, is flanked by his defense attorneys as he is escorted into a courtroom Oct. 23.
Follow one of the most scandalous trials in the history of Allegheny County: Robert Ferrante, a University of Pittsburgh researcher is accused of poisoning his wife, Dr. Autumn Marie Klein, a rising star in the field of neurology and obstetrics.

Mr. Ferrante denies any involvement.

Our reporter Paula Ward provides a day-by-day breakdown, latest findings and more. Also examine:

Case background and people involved

Evidence presented in the trial

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Children 'go wild' for record-setting national vocabulary lesson

PNC Grow Up Great celebrated its 10th anniversary with a vocabulary challenge — teaching the same lesson at the same time in 37 cities.



U.S. consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September

Spending is closely watched because it accounts for 70 percent of economic activity.


 



WesBanco to acquire ESB Bank

WesBanco adds 23 offices, $1.9 billion in assets, $1.3 billion in deposits, and gains a top 10 market share in the Pittsburgh region.



Tim Cook, Apple CEO, publicly declares he is gay

The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out.


 



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Halloween spending report portends well for holidays

Data from the National Retail Federation show that consumers are spending more money on all manner of Halloween.



Ready, Set, Bake: Pittsburgh a presence at the Pillsbury Bake-Off

Next week’s recipe throwdown in Nashville features four area residents and one who used to live here.


 



Movie review: Jake Gyllenhaal throws ethics to the wind as a videographer in 'Nightcrawler'

Jake Gyllenhaal, looking haunted and hungry, plays a petty thief turned amoral freelance news photographer in Los Angeles.



WQED-TV shows to focus on veterans

The programming leading to Veterans Day begins Sunday with “Long Road Home: Tony’s Story,” followed by five more shows.


 

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If the GOP falls short ...

There’s likely to be a bloody battle within the party.



Forward progress: Penn State needs to move beyond the Freeh report

The Freeh report, commissioned by Penn State, concluded that school leaders concealed information related to the assaults.


 

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