Lawyer-turned-artist Glenn Olcerst is self-taught in creating glass and stone pieces. Here, he poses in front of one of six stained glass windows that he created for his North Side home.
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Lawyer-turned-artist Glenn Olcerst is self-taught in creating glass and stone pieces. Here, he poses in front of one of six stained glass windows that he created for his North Side home.

North Side lawyer found healing within his art

Glenn Olcerst has created a large work of tiny pieces of granite and porcelain on the side of his home in the Mexican War Streets.


 A family member, right, arrives at the scene of a fatal shooting on Cherokee Street in the Upper Hill District.

Neighbors ask why after fatal Upper Hill District shooting

“They didn’t deserve this,” neighbor Kim Johnson, 28, said of the barrage of gunfire that killed Tina Crawford and wounded her mother.



 Brett Keisel gives a big hug to former Steeler Duce Staley, now a coach with the Eagles, before Thursday night's preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Keisel eager to make big impact for the Steelers

Brett Keisel, 35, watched Philadelphia torch the Steelers young defense from the sidelines. His view might change, but will the outcome?



  Mary Collins, office manager of the Allegheny YMCA on the North Side poses for a portrait in The Boxy Caufield Memorial Garden on the grounds of the YMCA.

YMCA garden feeds bodies and souls

The YMCA’s Boxy Caufield Memorial Garden on the North Side is in its fourth season and thriving, thanks to tender loving care.



Pet Points: Litter box behavior a clue to other issues

If your cat is missing the litter box, it’s time to start looking at where it’s located, how often it’s cleaned and other possible causes.





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Flash flood watch issued for Westmoreland, Fayette counties

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Westmoreland and Fayette counties starting at 5 p.m. today.



Gateway basketball coach charged with making terroristic threats

Mitch Adams, who has been Gateway’s coach for nine seasons, was charged by Trafford police July 13 over an incident near his home.


 

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SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht preview the "Do You Believe in Magic" charity fashion show at Carabella Oakmont and shop 'til they drop in a 30-second shopping challenge.


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Remembering Sophie

In August 2007, former Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff gave an interview in her Squirrel Hill apartment just four months before her 90th birthday.
From her baseball vision to her passion and love for Pittsburgh, former Mayor Sophie Masloff, who died Sunday at age 96, was "the embodiment of our city."

* Slideshow: Sophie through the years

* Video: Pittsburghers reflect on former mayor

* Favorite grandmother: Mrs. Masloff captured city's heart

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Pirates Notebook: Snider remains in lineup; Polanco works on swing

While hot-hitting Travis Snider plays, rookie outfielder Gregory Polanco tries to get his swing back in the groove.



Blue Chip Chat: Ben DiNucci, Pine-Richland

Rams quarterback, coaches and rest of team believe they can make noise this season in Class AAAA.


 



Judge criticizes NLRB role in UPMC labor dispute

Judge Arthur J. Schwab  rules that UPMC should comply with broad National Labor Relations Board subpoenas, but allows time for an appeal.



Steel tariffs aid U.S. producers

The International Trade Commission on Friday approved imposing tariffs on imports of steel pipe from South Korea and five other countries.


 



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Instant ramen has long-term health concerns, study finds

A study found that women who ate instant noodles at least twice weekly had a 68 percent increase in cardiometabolic syndrome.



Buying Here: Scott

Townhouse condominium in Scott boasts bright colors, modern updates, a pool and a close-knit community.


 



Next phase of 'Doctor Who' debuts

The Capaldi Era of the 50-year-old sci-fi series begins with the season eight premiere tonight on BBC America.



Reality check: 'Utopia' sounds anything but

“Utopia’s” cast of pioneers is released. These people are going to create a new society?


 

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