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 Don Kretschmann, owner of Kretschmann Family Organic Farm, cleans carrots July 21 at his farm in Rochester.
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Don Kretschmann, owner of Kretschmann Family Organic Farm, cleans carrots July 21 at his farm in Rochester.

Beaver County farm challenges compressor station permit

The Kretschmann family argues that zoning ordinances fail to protect existing agricultural land.


 A Hill District woman was killed overnight when she drove the wrong way across the Birmingham Bridge and crashed into the wall of an unfinished ramp, Pittsburgh police said.

Police: Woman, 25, killed driving wrong way on Birmingham Bridge in Oakland

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. today on the Oakland side of the bridge.



Post-Gazette sues state to change email practice

The newspaper wants the state to preserve emails for at least two years instead of the current practice of destroying them after five days.



 Pittsburgh Mercy Health System will prohibit its employees from using tobacco products of any kind during work shifts effective Feb. 1, 2015.

Pittsburgh Mercy toughens stance on workers' tobacco use

Officials say the policy is meant to improve employees’ health rather than exact punishment.


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