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 An armed police officer stands guard Thursday at the start of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Balloons, floats as NYC Thanksgiving parade gets underway

Heavy police presence part of the crowd as annual tradition continues.

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 A vehicle is flipped onto its side in a deadly crash early this morning on Penn Avenue near North Lang Avenue in North Point Breeze.

One killed, one injured in N. Point Breeze crash

The crash was reported shortly after 3 a.m. on Penn Avenue near North Lang  Avenue, authorities said.

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 A Belgium army soldier walks through the Galeries Royal Saint-Hubert today in Brussels.

Authorities carry out raid in Belgium

Also today, a civil protection squad decontaminated several people at the main Brussels mosque after a suspicious parcel arrived.

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TRAFFIC: Downtown, North Shore reopened after Turkey Trot

Also, the Parkway East will close for one more weekend to prepare for the Greenfield Bridge implosion.

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Taxi driver shot in Hazelwood

The taxi driver was driving east on Second Avenue when a shot pierced the rear window and struck him, police said.

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Mount Washington man pleads guilty to running W.Va. heroin ring

A grand jury said Christopher Gyorko was headed a ring that shipped the drug into Ohio and Marshall counties and surrounding parts of Ohio.

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Beaver County men plead guilty on federal gun charges

Timothy Brown Jr. of Rochester admitted that he stole more than 50 guns from his father’s store John Brown's Armory.

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 Mario Lemieux, left, and Sidney Crosby attend an NHL Winter Classic press conference at Heinz FIeld in July 2010.

Penguins notebook: Lemieux says no falling out with Crosby

Team owner Mario Lemieux says a report of rift between he and superstar center Sidney Crosby is ‘silly.’

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Man arrested for shooting at two women

Jermaine Dehonney was being sought after police said he was involved in a dispute with two women and shot at them, though neither was hurt.

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 Mark Thompkins

Maryland teen charged in kidnapping of Ohio girl

The girl was returned to her guardians unharmed, police said.

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 Nan Beachem gets a hug from her daughter, Kyree, at their Ellwood City home in October. The rolling backpack, right, goes everywhere Kyree goes, carrying the medicine she needs to live.

Ellwood City girl, 8, receives quadruple organ transplant

Kyree Beachem, an 8-year-old girl from Ellwood City with Kyree’s Dream Team Facebook page, received a quadruple organ transplant Wednesday.

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 Blues' Dmitrij Jaskin picks up loose puck in front of  Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the second period at the Consol Energy Center.

Crosby, Malkin lift Penguins over Blues, 4-3 in OT

The victory was the Penguins’ third in their past four games and raised their record to 13-8.

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 Jamel Artis gets a shot up against Cornell in the first half Wednesday night at Petersen Events Center.

Artis leads Pitt to 93-49 win over Cornell

The Panthers outclassed the Big Red in every category.

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 Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks at a news conference earlier this year in Philadelphia.

Senate urged to examine removal of AG

The state Constitution provides for the removal of officeholders through a vote of two-thirds of the Senate and action by the governor.

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 Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay said he would never consider a "no-pursuit" policy.

Pittsburgh police chief ‘locks down’ rules for vehicle pursuits

Chief says a Bloomfield crash Sunday in which a 12-year-old was critically injured was the impetus for an order halting most police chases.

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 President Barack Obama speaks from the White House today to brief the American public on the nation's homeland security situation heading into the holiday season.

Obama may ignore ban by Congress on Gitmo transfers

The president spoke from the White House today shortly after meeting with his national security team.

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Ross man surrenders after SWAT standoff

A man barricaded himself in the basement of his home on Klemont Avenue in Ross.

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Burgettstown man killed after explosion in his back yard

Gary Myers, 46, of Burgettstown was flown to West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he pronounced dead at about 9:30 a.m., officials said.

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Pedestrian hit by truck in West End dies

Russell Zdarsky, of Buffalo, N.Y., was walking along a ramp in the West End Circle shortly before 1:30 p.m. when he was struck.

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 David McIntyre, 11, poses with his 16-year-old brother CJ Mikula-Conrad at Kennywood in July. David was killed, and CJ was injured when a gunman opened fire in their Mount Oliver home Nov. 1.

Family to hold vigil for boys shot in Mount Oliver home

The vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in the 400 block of Hays Avenue.

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 The Pirates acquired right-hander Allen Webster from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations.

Pirates notebook: Acquisitions bolster depth in key areas

The acquisition of Allen Webster and Jake Goebbert are intended to bolster areas of need on the 2016 roster.

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 Rashawn Walker leaves the Allegheny County Police Station earlier this month.

Man considered a suspect in McKeesport killing released home on electronic monitoring

Rashawn Walker turned himself in for questioning Nov. 10 and will appear Jan. 5 in juvenile court.

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Wilmerding man admits to robbing two banks

One of the robberies ended in a fiery crash in Wilkins.

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Prosecutors appeal order on Sandusky accuser's complaint

The judge’s order requires prosecutors to re-evaluate the case to see whether the allegations meet a minimum standard for filing charges.

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 Motorists will get a reprieve from Parkway West lane restrictions this holiday weekend.

TRAFFIC: Motorists get weekend reprieve from Parkway West work

The Parkway East will close for one more weekend -- Dec. 4 through 6 -- to prepare for the Greenfield Bridge implosion.

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 A woman, who was seen on video, arrived at the Holy Jesus Child Church in Richmond Hill, Queens, on Monday with a newborn, who was left behind in an empty manger scene.

Healthy newborn found abandoned in Nativity scene at NYC church

The parish priest, the Rev. Christopher Ryan Heanue, 28, said he could think of no better place to leave a baby

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 An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a plane, bus, car or train at least 50 miles from home over the long Thanksgiving weekend, according to AAA.

Travelers flock to airport, highways for long holiday weekend

An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to travel away from home over the holiday, the most travelers since 2007, AAA says.

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 Cliff Foster

Former Pine-Richland coach accused of sexual relationship with girl to stand trial

Cliff Foster is charged with have a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old player.

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 Investigators and firefighters work the scene of a fire and shooting Tuesday in Philadelphia in which a state trooper was shot in the shoulder.

Teen charged as adult in Philadelphia trooper shooting

Giovanny Cotto was charged as an adult with criminal attempt to murder and other charges.

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 Former WVU wide receiver Stedman Bailey, a third-round pick in the 2013 draft out of West Virginia, was critically wounded in a shooting in Miami Tuesday.

Former WVU standout Stedman Bailey has surgery after being shot in Miami

Bailey and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area when the shooting occurred, police said today.

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 Mrs. Lane announced in September plans to step down as superintendent when her contract ends June 30, marking more than five years as leader of the district.

City superintendent Linda Lane receives salary increase

The move would bump her annual salary to $245,000 during her last six months with the district.

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 Artist  Brandon Boan's public art bike rack,  "Hot Pants," can be seen in front of Sienna Mercato on Penn Avenue.

Cultural District racks up some new spots for bikes

The racks were designed by local artists who were chosen after submitting proposals to the Cultural Trust.

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 A police chase that started in East Liberty and ended in a crash in Bloomfield Sunday night injured five people, including a 12-year-old girl who was critically hurt.

Driver faces 56 counts in Bloomfield crash that critically injured 12-year-old

Pittsburgh police charged a Hill District man with 56 counts related to the chase.

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 Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014.

Chicago police officer charged with murder in killing of black teen

Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014.

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 Derrick Colter.

Colter scores career-high, Mason clutch down stretch in Dukes' OT win against Milwaukee

Senior guards combine for 53 points as Duquesne wins, 96-92, in Florida tournament.

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 Gov. Tom Wolf

State Senate backs off plan to attempt veto override on budget

Senate Republicans threaten, then call off a planned vote to override Gov.Wolf’s veto of a short-term bill.

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Venango County man receives 20 to 40 years for murder on North Side

David Umstead, 31, has been ordered to serve 20 to 40 years in prison in the death of Delrio Ivy of the North Side.

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Reschenthaler sworn in as state senator

The Republican from Jefferson Hills won a special election Nov. 3 to replace Democrat Matt Smith.

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 Joe Giansante is a former math teacher at Pittsburgh Brashear High School.

Former math teacher loses battle to keep job at Brashear

City school board terminates Joe Giansante, who despite good “value” scores, was judged unsatisfactory based on principal observations.

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 Arletta Scott Williams, Alcosan's executive director, says "we need to extend the schedule. We need to change the parameters. And while we’re going through all of this, that’s when we start to get the outcry for green infrastructure. Which was something we had looked at early on. … Nobody was buying in, so we dropped back to the approach we took.”

Alcosan supports greener overflow solutions

Spokeswoman says 2026 deadline impossible, especially as it tries to satisfy greener, not “grayer” approach.

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Pittsburgh schools honor board members during final day of service

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board honored Mark Brentley, William Isler and Sherry Hazuda during their final meeting as board directors.

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 Workers with Magic Ice USA out of Johnstown work on the railing for the PPG Plaza ice rink

PPG Plaza ice rink opens today

The rink will be open through Feb. 28.

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 Gladstone Middle School building at 327 Hazelwood Ave.

City school board approves sale of Gladstone Middle School building

The school, which has been vacant for 14 years, is bought by a realty company representing a collaboration of youth-service organizations.

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 Alan Faneca, arguably the greatest guard in Steelers history.

Former Steelers Faneca, Greene among Hall semifinalists

Tony Dungy and Ty Law are among the 25 football Hall of Fame semifinalists with Pittsburgh-area ties.

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 An Uber app is shown as cars drive by.

Pa. Senate advances bill to authorize car services

Bill would set safety standards and insurance requirements for companies and drivers.

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While Senate panel ponders AG Kane's authority, House lawmaker ponders impeachment proceedings

Some Democrats are fighting back and asking why the participants in an email scandal are not being equally scrutinized.

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 Mayor Richard Lattanzi, left, glances Tuesday at the document, just signed by Dennis Davin, secretary of the state Department of Community and Economic Development, releasing Clairton from its Act 47 financial distress status at the municipal building in Clairton.

Decades later, Clairton no longer 'distressed'

The city’s financial picture has improved enough for it to be removed from state’s Act 47 program.

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 This is the surveillance footage of the man Allegheny County police suspect in the robbery of the First Commonwealth Bank at 500 E. Waterfront Drive in Homestead. The bank was robbed  Tuesday at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Man claims to have bomb in Homestead bank robbery

Police say the man took off with money after claiming the case he was carrying contained a bomb.

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Two arrested after botched cocaine deal in Beaver County

Police say a man admitted to shooting another man as he tried to dive out of a car window.

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 The Port Authority of Allegheny County had to shut down the Mon Incline this morning because some of the doors were not working properly.

TRAFFIC: Mon Incline reopens for evening rush hour

The Port Authority said the incline had a problem with its doors this morning and that shuttle buses were being used.

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