Randyland, the Mexican War Streets home of Randy Gilson, features colorful murals and street art.
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Randyland, the Mexican War Streets home of Randy Gilson, features colorful murals and street art.

Look past Pittsburgh's popular attractions for some off-the-beaten-path summer fun

From museums to a Robot Hall of Fame, the region is home to many hidden gems.

 The Pirates' Andrew McCutchen tries to get out of the way as he gets hit by a pitch against the Twins in the sixth inning Wednesday.

Pirates, McCutchen upset with leak of pay stub

A picture on Reddit, later posted to Deadspin, showed the center fielder’s most recent pay stub.

 Shelley Leininger, 50, holds a picture of herself and son Timothy at her home in Ross Township on Friday. Shelley's son, Timothy Leininger, 27, was pronounced dead Thursday at UPMC Mercy Hospital after being jailed at Allegheny County Jail.

Allegheny County won't renew jail medical contract after deaths of two more inmates

On Thursday, Timothy Leininger, 27, was pronounced dead at UPMC Mercy, and Monty Crawford, 23, died at the jail.

Baldwin-Whitehall middle school teacher charged with striking student

J.E. Harrison Middle School math teacher Brian Paulos, 43, of Upper St. Clair, was charged via summons on Thursday, court records show.

 Fans claim pieces of Forbes Field after the last game there.

Portfolio / Baseball Lore: Nothing topped Forbes Field, especially on last day

June 28, 1970. A daytime doubleheader against the Cubs. We won both. All was right with the world. And then it hit me ...

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Summer guide to Pittsburgh

"Flashes of Freedom" by Zambelli as seen from Grandview Avenue atop Mt. Washington.
There's plenty to do and see around Pittsburgh during the summer.

From festivals to concerts, here's an index to help you plan all the fun in the coming months.

Setting the SEEN: Summer fun in Downtown Pittsburgh


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.

Good reads and special projects

Yanlai Wu in front of the Point Park fountain in her traditional Chinese dance costume.
• Odysseys: Meet Pittsburghers from around the globe

• Irretrievably Broken: The story of Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein

• Cultural Crossroads: High school students' perspectives on historically black colleges

• Derailments: Freight train derailments in Pennsylvania from 2005-2014

Sports »

Franklin hopes to use Penn State's high cost-of-attendance stipend to his advantage

Penn State’s cost-of-attendance stipend will be tops in the Big Ten. Does it give the school an advantage in recruiting?

WPIAL softball playoffs: Unbeaten Mohawk reaches final

In a battle of Class AA unbeatens, No. 2 Mohawk bested No. 3 Seton-LaSalle and star pitcher Lauren Zola to advance to the WPIAL final.


Wigle Whiskey bringing bourbon distilling back to Pa.

The Strip District distiller is set to issue its first bourbon next week. It’s the first Pennsylvania-made bourbon in decades.

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate steady at 5 percent

Companies added 27,000 non-farm jobs between March and April and there were 64,000 more jobs than in April 2014.


Life »

Somerset County sisters to bike, hike for cancer awareness

Two of the five women will ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., and their three sisters will complete all or part of a 76-mile hike.

After 40 years, Ligonier Country Market still going strong

The market, which sells both farm products and crafts, started in 1976 and has grown to include 182 vendors, most of them local.


Opinion »

The nukes of North Korea

At some point, Kim Jong Un will be able to hit the United States.

Airbag threat: The key safety device must be replaced ASAP

It’s been six years since a Virginia woman bled to death in front of her children after the airbag in her Honda Accord exploded.


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