Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is pressured to throw the ball by Seahawks linebacker KJ Wright late in the fourth quarter.
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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is pressured to throw the ball by Seahawks linebacker KJ Wright late in the fourth quarter.

On the Steelers: From bad to worse

In a 39-30 loss that cost the Steelers their spot as the wild-card playoff leader, Tomlin took gambles that did not work for his team.

  • Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac talk about the Steelers loss to the Seahawks

  •  New Florence Mayor Neva Gindlesperger holds a candle at a memorial on Ligonier Street for St. Clair police officer Lloyd Reed.

    Westmoreland man held in death of officer after fleeing domestic dispute

    Police say Ray Shetler, who is currently being hospitalized, killed Officer Lloyd Reed while responding to a domestic incident.

     Pittsburgh councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith .

    PWSA, plagued by billing complaints, gets another grilling at city council

    Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority admitted to billing issues. It says it’s addressing them, but not fast enough for some council members.

     Bob Mock, an instructor for Ice & Blades Figure Skating, gives a lesson to R.J. Springer of Racoon Township and Jessica Wasik of Aliquippa at the Alpha Ice Complex in Harmar.

    Pittsburgh loves ice skating, but how many rinks might prove too many?

    In a region already supporting about 30 ice rinks, some industry insiders are wondering if the market is reaching oversaturation.

     Aidan Levy's"Dirty Blvd.: The Life and Music of Lou Reed"

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    New packages are artists such as Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Lou Reed.

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     Dressed in a Feliz Navidad sweater , Matt Reynolds participates in the Ugly Sweater Run.

    Hundreds participate in Ugly Sweater Run

    Ugly Sweater Run is a chance for connoisseurs of odd fashion to embrace the holiday spirit

     Port Authority has received more than 600 requests for service improvements in at least 85 distinct areas under a formal program the transit agency established earlier this year.

    Port Authority continues to hear pleas for expanded bus service

    Despite declining fuel costs, transit service says limited funds mean nearly all requests will be denied.



    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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    Mobile app allows recordings of police interactions

    Smartphone users can use the app to record a video and send it to the American Civil Liberties Union.

    Local Dispatch: Board games are the everlasting holiday gift

    My wish is that young adults who have had the fortune to know the fun and value of board games will remember to share with today’s kids.

     In a survey of 400 advertising and marketing executives and 400 office workers commissioned by The Creative Group earlier this year, 39 percent of executives said they believed productivity would increase if employees had unlimited time off.

    WorkZone: How does unlimited vacation sound? Some companies are trying it out

    LinkedIn is among the companies offering employees as much time off as they’d like, with the understanding they still get their work done.

     Mike Mitrisin, supervisor workforce development for Duquesne Light, talks about the Duquesne Light Woods Run training center while workers practice safety and rescue operations behind him at the Beaver Avenue facility in late October.

    With microgrid experiment, Duquesne Light and Pitt try to change century-old system

    A microgrid is a localized power system that feeds a single building or neighborhoods with its own source of generation.

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     These very traditional Highland House wood frame arm chairs get an exotic facelift with the addition black and white leopard upholstery.

    Seeing spots: Leopard prints leap back into home decor

    It’s mostly upholstery that sports the exotic animal pattern, but lamps, rugs and occasional pieces also have found their wild side.

    Stylebook: Dress for Success Pittsburgh Fill-A-Bag sale is back

    Plus, artist meet-and-greet, trunk show roundup and more Pittsburgh style happenings.

    Opinion »

    Nuclear power is essential to countering climate change

    To reduce carbon emissions to acceptable levels in the U.S., nuclear power must represent a larger share of the nation’s electricity supply.

    Slow-motion justice: Chicago waited a year for charges in teen’s death

    The shooting of Laquan McDonald, 17, by Officer Jason Van Dyke was captured on the dashboard camera of one of the police cars at the scene.

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