Central Catholic's Ronnie Jones runs past Penn-Trafford's Tyler Bruno Saturday in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship at Heinz Field. Central Catholic won, 24-17.
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Central Catholic's Ronnie Jones runs past Penn-Trafford's Tyler Bruno Saturday in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship at Heinz Field. Central Catholic won, 24-17.

Central Catholic wins second WPIAL Class AAAA title in three years

It was the fifth overall title for Central Catholic (12-1), who was making its eighth appearance in the WPIAL title game.

New policy will open up end-of-life care dialogue between patients and caregivers

“The conversation should not start in the last two weeks, when everybody expects the patient to die,” said Dr. Bernard Bernacki.

 Colorado Springs shooting suspect Robert Lewis Dear of North Carolina is seen in undated photos provided by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Suspect in Colorado attack called loner who left few clues

Authorities say Robert Lewis Dear, 57, killed three people during an hours-long standoff before surrendering at the Colorado Springs clinic

 Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg, center, is sacked by Michigan State's Joel Heath, left, and Lawrence Thomas, right, during the second quarter in East Lansing, Mich.

Nittany Lions no match for No. 5 Michigan State in regular season finale

Penn State (7-5) surrendered two defensive touchdowns and muffed a kick return in the 55-16 loss to the Spartans.

 Boy Scouts and their families listen to a presentation Friday at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland during a stop on their "Ten Commandment Hike."

Boy Scouts' 'Ten Commandments' hike takes them to houses of worship

Jewish, Byzantine Catholic, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Buddhist, Hindu, Baptist and Christian Scientist beliefs were explored.

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Man riding ATV killed in Beaver County accident

Emergency crews had trouble reaching the victim of the crash, which happened in an old strip mining area.

 Members of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in Oakland pray on Friday.

Extremism has no place in their faith, Muslims say

But a survey before the attacks in Paris found 56 percent of Americans believe Islam’s values are at odds with America’s.



Donate today to the PG Charities Goodfellows Fund campaign, which raises money for the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army’s Treasures for Children programs.


Hidden Valley Cobra: skiier in powder for annual ski guide 11/15/2015 by Larry Walsh

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Board questions EPA draft report on fracking

The draft report by the independent Science Advisory Board notes inconsistencies in an EPA study of fracking’s impact on water supplies.

Protests shut down Chicago strip

Black Friday march targets high-end stores

 Las Vegas-based discount carrier Allegiant Air shows up on the naughty list this year with most consumers unhappy with heavy fees.

Consumer Reports rounds up the good and the bad in annual review of company behavior

Santa’s not the only one keeping tabs on misbehavior this holiday season.

Stocks inch higher in quiet trading, but Disney falters

Stocks didn’t have much momentum in a week of light trading. U.S. markets were closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, and closed at

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  Heinz Healey's at 160 Fifth Ave. near Market Square specializes in gentlemen's apparel.

Worth the Drive: Downtown Pittsburgh

On Small Business Saturday, shops in the Golden Triangle have lots to offer.

Pet Tales: PETA battles deer park over bears

Pymatuning Deer Park in Mercer County has been targeted by PETA in an online campaign condemning enclosures used by black bears.

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 Such as: Labad's in the Strip District

First Person: A taste of Syria

If you doubt that immigrants have made a contribution, sniff your way through the Strip District — home of some of the best eating anywhere.

Work-zone threat: It’s time that speeders faced stiffer penalties

Eighty-five people have died in state work zones over the past decade, many after being struck by a speeding vehicle.

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