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Pittsburgh selected to host municipal conference

The National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exposition is scheduled for November 2016.


 As shown in this artist’s rendering, a soccer field and park, with a trail running to the Allegheny River, have been proposed for an area now used for Pittsburgh zoo parking.

Planners want a park to replace part of zoo’s asphalt parking lot

City and neighborhood leaders envision a dramatic transformation into a park-like expanse including a soccer field and a trail.



 Mike Harris, left, and Alden Galvin, employees of PwC Pittsburgh, jumped into the Allegheny River on Friday to raise money for Against Malaria Foundation. This is the seventh year the company took part in the event. It raised about $8,000 this year.

Accountants take plunge to raise funds for the Against Malaria Foundation

PwC Pittsburgh has participated in the event, called “Swim for Malaria,” for seven years now, and raised roughly $8,000 for the foundation.



Bar shooting brings charges

Cornell Poindexter, 28, of Pittsburgh, was ordered to stand trial in a shooting that left one dead and four wounded inside a Homewood bar.


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Man faces trial in killing of Mount Oliver woman

Deshawn Pryor, 20, of Pittsburgh, was ordered to stand trial in the November shooting death of Jamekia Robinson, 33, of Mount Oliver.



Squirrel Hill man sentenced for running prescription drug ring

Jason Weitzner pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and money-laundering for operating the ring between 2010 and 2012.


 
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