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 New Kensington cobbler Gene Montemurro, 82, sets a rubber heel cap on a pair of women’s shoes.
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New Kensington cobbler Gene Montemurro, 82, sets a rubber heel cap on a pair of women’s shoes.

Recent robbery has New Kensington cobbler thinking about retiring after 66 years

“The pressure from my family to retire is unbelievable,” says 82-year-old Gene Montemurro.


 Plum Senior High School teacher Joseph Ruggieri is accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student.

Judge revokes bond for Plum teacher accused of having sex with student

Judge Jeffrey Manning ordered that Joseph Ruggieri, 40, remain jailed and undergo a behavior clinic evaluation.



 County Councilwoman Heather Heidelbaugh speaks at a news conference Tuesday at the county courthouse.

Outgoing Allegheny County councilwoman pushes changes

The Republican asked the group studying county government to consider several options, including eliminating the part-time council.



 Ed Kress, R-Shaler,

Allegheny County Council considers independent seat

Ed Kress, R-Shaler, said such a seat would reflect the growing number of voters who identify as neither Republican nor Democrat.


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Pittsburgh teacher named top biology teacher in the state

Edwina Kinchington of Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy 6-12 won the award from the National Association of Biology Teachers.



Steelers seeking to host 2023 Super Bowl

President Art Rooney met with Mayor Bill Peduto this morning to talk about the team’s bid to host Super Bowl LVII.


 
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    Body found in burned car in Slippery Rock

    It was not clear whether the person died before or during the fire, State police from New Castle are handling the investigation.



    Greeks in Pittsburgh worry about economic situation back home

    Banks in Greece stayed closed Monday, announcing they would limit people to withdrawals of just 60 Euro -- $67.40 -- per day from ATMs.