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Races to close Parkway North HOV and Downtown streets

The closure is scheduled from 7 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday for the 17th annual Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race.


 Sara Cuadra Berg, 44, speaks during Tuesday's public meeting regarding the Holy Family Institute's intention to house dozens of Central American children.

Catholic institute’s plan to shelter immigrants in Emsworth draws support, opposition

Holy Family Institute has agreed to take in up to three dozen children from Central America at a time, all of them 12 or younger.



 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Rich Fitzgerald backs Holy Family Institute's plan to shelter immigrant children

“It is part of our makeup to respond generously and compassionately to a humanitarian crisis,” Mr. Fitzgerald said in a statement.



 Exhaust from power plants.

EPA regulation hearings draw interest groups to Pittsburgh

Industry decries the controversial proposed regulations, which would limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants.


City


Federal judge allows school discrimination lawsuit to proceed

Pittsburgh Public Schools had asked the judge to dismiss the lawsuit, filed by a white teacher against her black supervisors.



Police en route to Northview Heights for report of shootings

Initial reports were that one person was dead and a second person was wounded.


 
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    Panel calls for better centralization among Allegheny County's libraries

    A county-city panel Tuesday issued a report on the future of libraries in Allegheny County, recommending more centralization of services.



    Union official indicted on embezzling charges

    The grand jury said the president of Utility Workers Union of America AFL-CIO Local 475 stole $31,500 from a union account for his own use.


     



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