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 Comfort Tech outside their Oakdale home welcoming President Obama with music.
Comfort Tech outside their Oakdale home welcoming President Obama with music.

Local band Comfort Tech a hit with President Obama

Local rock 'n' roll band Comfort Tech can add "serenading and meeting President Barack Obama" to its list of accolades.


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto gets a hug from Max Sciullo, right, father of slain Pittsburgh police officer Paul Sciullo as his wife Julia,, left, looks on at the press briefing announcing the building of a deck hockey rink in Bloomfield Park next to the ball field named after the Mr. Sciullo's son. In the rear is Pittsburgh Penguins CEO David Morehouse. Paul Sciullo, who lived in Bloomfield, was an avid hockey player.

Bloomfield Hockey scores new rink at playground

After six years, Bloomfield Hockey is getting what officials say will be a state-of-the-art Dek Hockey rink to surpass any in the region.



Pa. coal emissions plan criticized as too lenient

The new rules propose technology that the groups say is inferior to the equipment at the majority of power plants in the state.



Man sentenced to 75-150 years for rape

Ralph Skundrich also faces trial on similar charges in Butler County on June 11.


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Homicide suspect faces trial for theft

An East Liberty man accused of killing two sisters appeared in a Westmoreland County court Thursday morning for a hearing on theft charges.



Man struck, killed by train in Esplen

The man was riding an all-terrain bike on the train tracks when he was hit by the westbound train, now stopped on the tracks.


 
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    Prosecutor presents panel to fight opiate addictions, overdoses

    A group of people from the business, medical, governmental, religious and nonprofit communities will take on the opiate overdose epidemic.



    Several county offices closing on Good Friday

    Several Allegheny County offices are closed or are closing early today in observance of Good Friday.


     



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