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Two-year-old shot and killed in North Side, police say

A man who was in the apartment at the time of the shooting was taken to police headquarters on the North Side to be questioned.

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Allegheny County Jail Health Justice Project calls for investigation, accountability at jail

A new health care system will be managed by the county and include a $4 million-a-year partnership with Allegheny Health Network.

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 Penny Davis, from East Liverpool, Ohio, chants "no more scabs" outside ATI headquarters at PPG Place Tuesday.

United Steelworkers union rally for fair contracts in Downtown Pittsburgh

United Steelworkers union members and supporters of organized labor rallied in Pittsburgh and other cities today.

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 Catcher Elias Diaz, who was promoted to the majors today, does not have major league experience but is considered one of the organization's top catching prospects.

Pirates promote six from minors

Elias Diaz, Travis Snider, Jaff Decker, Bobby LaFromboise, Radhames Liz and Rob Scahill were added today when rosters expanded.

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 Leroy Kent was taken into custody in the South Side.

Man in custody, woman critical after stabbing in Pittsburgh's Allentown neighborhood

A neighbor said blood ran down the woman's leg as she ran from a neighboring multi-unit house this afternoon.

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Developer seeks zoning change for hotel and apartment project on the North Side

The hotel would be built next to the historic Workingman’s Savings Bank, more recently known as ARC House.

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 A police helicopter patrols a swampy area near Route 59 and Rollins in Fox Lake, Ill.,  where a manhunt was in progress after an officer was shot today.

Police hunt for three suspects after Chicago police officer killed

Police said the officer radioed in to tell dispatchers he was chasing three men on foot, but communication with him was lost shortly after.

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Turtle Creek woman hangs herself in N. Braddock lockup

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the woman as Dana Thompson, 43, and ruled the manner of death as suicide.

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 Penn State's Adam Breneman, second from left, works out during a Nittany Lions practice.

Status of Penn State tight end Breneman up in the air

“He's got some challenges that he needs to overcome on the football field,” head coach James Franklin said.

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 "We need to be prepared for the possibility that Iran will violate the agreement,” Sen. Bob Casey said.

Sen. Bob Casey says he will support Iran nuclear deal

“It is the best option available to us at this time,” the Democratic senator said today.

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Riverhounds' Rob Vincent nets another United Soccer League weekly honor

The midfielder helped the Riverhounds get back into playoff contention with a crucial road win Saturday.

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Tractor rolls over, kills Washington County man

James McDade, 57, was driving his tractor on a hill when it rolled over multiple times, officials said.

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 “They’re different in their own ways,” Jordan Whitehead said of the Youngstown State receivers.

With opener looming, Youngstown State has Panthers' full attention

The attitude is strictly focused on one thing, and that’s Youngstown State,” said freshman safety Jordan Whitehead.

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 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant will miss the first four games of the season.

Tomlin: Steelers' Martavis Bryant has 'issues ... bigger than football'

The wide receiver, suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, said “I own up to my mistake.”

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 The LSTs were designed in 1942 to land battle-ready tanks, vehicles, soldiers and supplies directly onto enemy beaches during World War II.

World War II ship makes stop in Pittsburgh waters

The landing ship, tank -- known as the USS LST 325 -- carried Sherman tanks to the front lines of some of the war’s defining battles.

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Pittsburgh City Council asks authorities to adopt city's non-discrimination policy

Councilman Dan Gilman’s bill asks authorities to follow the city’s policy against discrimination for sexual preference and gender identity.

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W.Va. gym owner, 4 others convicted of possessing steroids

Carl Benedict, 50, owner of Club 24 Fitness, and the others were charged in 2014 with running a distribution ring.

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 Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey brings in a catch during Steelers training camp in Latrobe last month.

Steelers' Roethlisberger says Heyward-Bey will step in for Bryant during suspension

Heyward-Bey, a former first-round draft choice in 2009, has started 64 games in the NFL.

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 Jamie Dixon called Jonathan Milligan "a promising combo guard."

Dixon adds another transfer to Pitt men's basketball team

The guard from Kilgore (Junior) College had interest from schools including Tennessee, Creighton, Marquette and N.C. State.

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 About 200 members of the Chester Upland teachers union in suburban Philadelphia voted unanimously last week to work without pay as the new school year opens Wednesday.

Some teachers in Phila. area heading back to school without a paycheck

The district, struggling with financial problems for years, is on the edge of insolvency and cannot make payroll, officials said.

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 Buildings at the Bayer campus in Robinson are now part of the spin off company Covestro.

Bayer's material science unit now under Covestro name

The company’s office complex in Robinson will now serve as the North American base for Covestro.

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Thieves steal flag at former school, fly Nazi flag instead

Property manager Michael Kissell, a Vietnam veteran, said “to have this happen on our soil is just ignorant and totally wrong.”

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 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Aug. 24 at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

Pennsylvania attorney general, supporters mobilize against potential ouster

AG Kathleen Kane was charged Aug. 6 by Montgomery County authorities with leaking information to a Philadelphia newspaper.

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TRAFFIC: PennDOT reverses direction of Parkway West closures tonight and Wednesday

Several construction projects continue this week, with overnight closures on the Parkway West.

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Unemployment rate steady at 5.2 percent for Pittsburgh region

The total number of jobs was up by 38,000 over July 2014.

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Westinghouse High coach on leave after report of student injury

The district received a report a Westinghouse student was injured while “being admonished” by one of the team’s assistant coaches.

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 David L. Harper was introduced as the new athletic director at Duquesne University today.

Dayton's Dave Harper named Duquesne's new athletic director

Harper was Dayton’s associate vice president for athletics, overseeing the school’s successful men’s basketball program, among other things.

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Two Cal U students face charges stemming from fight

Police said one of the students threatened to use a gun during the fight.

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Contract talks to resume in Allegheny Technologies lockout

The union notified members the two sides will meet Sept. 11 and 12.

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 Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., today.

Kentucky clerk still refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses

As Rowan County clerk Kim Davis' office opened, two couples were denied licenses.

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Firefighter charged in fatal crash in Westmoreland County

Gary L. Moore, 33, died in the February crash in Sewickley Township.

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 A woman was killed when her car crashed head-on into this truck in Jefferson Monday night.

Woman, 29, killed in head-on crash in Butler County

Police said 29-year-old Karen Lynn Risinger was driving north on Bonniebrook Road when the head-on crash occurred, police said.

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Thai prime minister says main suspect in bombing arrested

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said today the man is a foreigner and was arrested in eastern Thailand near the Cambodian border.

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Eastern Pennsylvania man sentenced to life in 2 killings last year

Fifty-six-year-old Garry Flyte of Eldred Township entered the plea Monday in Monroe County to first-degree murder charges.

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Pittsburgh City Council might settle suit in deadly flood for $375K

Council will consider spending the city’s share of a lawsuit filed on behalf of four people who died on Washington Boulevard.

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Appeals court upholds conviction of Bridgewater councilman for 1979 murder

Superior Court rejected Gregory Scott Hopkins’ claim that police obtained key evidence of his DNA illegally from a cup he threw away.

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 Five-year-old Prince suffered a seizure and died last week at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Rare lion’s death at Nemacolin raises oversight questions

Prince suffered a fatal seizure Thursday caused by adverse effects from anesthesia after undergoing a procedure to treat an ear infection.

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 Vice President Joe Biden in Washington in April.

VP Biden to celebrate Labor Day in Pittsburgh

The White House said in a news release Monday that further details will be released later.

about 18 hours ago

 Gregory Brown

Allegheny County DA to retry arson case that killed 3 firefighters

Gregory Brown was found guilty of three counts of second-degree murder for the 1995 Valentine's Day fire that killed three firefighters.

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 Peters Township native Alison Riske returns a shot in a first-round match Monday against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada. Riske lost in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.

Out of the spotlight, Venus Williams grinds out win at U.S. Open

She had a 2-hour, 45-minute match at Arthur Ashe Stadium against the unseeded and undaunted Monica Puig, winning, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-3.

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 United Steelworkers Local 1219 held a rally Aug. 21, calling for fair contracts and in solidarity of locked-out steelworkers, outside U.S Steel’s Edgar Thomson Works in Braddock.

Steelworkers union sues Allegheny Ludlum over plans to drop workers' health insurance

Union officials contend the workers should be covered until Nov. 30 under the terms of the labor agreement that expired June 30.

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 Philanthropist and businessman Dick Simmons.

Dick Simmons to step down as Pittsburgh Symphony's board chairman

Mr. Simmons’ individual philanthropy has helped the symphony weather the weak economy and its difficult financial circumstances.

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 Fred Rogers pauses during a taping of his show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Starting today, episodes of the children's show are available for the first time via Netflix.

Netflix picks up 'Neighborhood'

“Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” episodes are now available on Netflix.

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 Josh Scobee kicks a second quarter field goal against the Baltimore Ravens in December.

Steelers Notebook: Team adds veteran kicker Josh Scobee through a trade

Steelers trade a 2016 sixth-round pick to Jacksonville for Scobee, a fifth-round draft choice in 2004 who was their kicker for 11 seasons.

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 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant makes a first-down catch Saturday against the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension upheld

Bryant will be allowed to practice with his teammates for the remainder of this week and is eligible to return Oct. 2.

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 "If our kids aren’t nervous on Friday night and Saturday morning, they probably aren’t ready to play,” Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said.

Pitt notebook: It's game week for Pitt, and new coach Pat Narduzzi is feeling it

Narduzzi is excited, but also nervous, for his first game as a head coach Saturday against Youngstown State at Heinz Field.

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Motorcyclist injured in Aliquippa crash

The incident was reported at 10:36 a.m. on Main Street, authorities said.

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Homestead heroin dealer sentenced to 15 years

Brandon Thompson, 30, had pleaded guilty in May to his role as a supplier for a gang of dealers called the Uptown Crew.

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 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives at federal court in New York City today.

No deal reached for Goodell, Brady; judge to rule on suspension this week

The Patriots host the Steelers Sept. 10 in the NFL's season-opening game.

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 Paul Organisak in October 2013, at a news conference as the Pittsburgh exhibition of the Rubber Duck was coming to a close.

Man instrumental to bringing rubber duck to Pittsburgh leaves Cultural Trust

Paul Organisak, 53, vice president of programming for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, resigns to rest and recharge

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