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 Lamar Advertising company’s famous 32-foot-tall, 225-foot-long neon sign on Mount Washington.
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Lamar Advertising company’s famous 32-foot-tall, 225-foot-long neon sign on Mount Washington.

Pittsburgh has dim view of ads on sign above Point

Picture this scrolling hundreds of feet above the iconic confluence of Pittsburgh’s three rivers: “Chipped ham, $1.39 a pound.”


 Mary King, an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at Pittsburgh Colfax K-8 refuses to give state standardized tests in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh teacher stands alone by refusing to give tests

Mary King, an English as second language teacher at Pittsburgh Colfax K-8, drew attention when she refused to give the PSSA tests.



 Volunteers put up more than 100 flags Friday for the Memorial Day weekend at the National Cemetary of the Alleghenies.

Many events planned for Memorial Day weekend in Pittsburgh

Parades, services and other commemorations mark the long holiday weekend.



 A member of the family of victim Andre "Pokie" Gray wears a sweatshirt with his images while entering the courtroom for Friday's hearing for Hubert Wingate.

Suspect marries after being ordered to stand trial in Lawrenceville killing

Hubert Wingate III, 30, of Homewood, is on an “emotional roller coaster,” his attorney said.


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U.S. courthouse to be named for Judge Weis

The U.S. Senate passed the name change Thursday after the state’s senators worked together on a bill.



Government wants to seize assets of alleged members of heroin ring

Agents and police swept through the city's southern neighborhoods Thursday and rounded up the defendants.


 
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    Frost advisory, freeze warning posted for Western Pennsylvania

    Temperatures in Pittsburgh were expected to descend into the mid-30s overnight before rebounding to a high of 70 on Saturday.



    'Honor escort' at Pittsburgh VAs begins new rite when veterans die

    A new "Honors Escort" program will include draping an American flag on the gurney carrying a deceased veteran with escorts by its side.


     



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