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 Barbara Bush, right, once described Elsie Hillman as ''a cross between Teddy Roosevelt and Auntie Mame."
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Barbara Bush, right, once described Elsie Hillman as ''a cross between Teddy Roosevelt and Auntie Mame."

Elsie Hillman, GOP activist and philanthropist, dies at 89

Mrs. Hillman, the wife of billionaire Henry Hillman, was once described as "the Grand Duchess of the Pennsylvania Republican Party."


 A view of Little Neshannock Creek as seen from along Ferris Road in New Wilmington. Two boys went under in a deep part of the creek on private property and drowned Sunday.

Amish community, towns people grieve together after Lawrence County drownings

Cousins Seth C. Byler, 16, and John A. Mast, 15, died when they fell into a hole while wading in Little Neshannock Creek in New Wilmington.



 Beginning next month, the Pittsburgh police homicide and robbery squads will combine to form one Violent Crime Unit.

Changes to Pittsburgh police bureau aimed at reducing violence

Among the changes: Commanders developed a three-level formal protocol for responding to violence or threats of violence in communities.



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Man arrested in Brookline woman's killing

Daniel Rehll, 25, is accused of killing Maria Bruno, 25, at her home July 19.


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Man sentenced in East Busway murder

Desmond Young, 22, of Homewood was among three men charged with killing Omar Islam of Perry South while he waited for a bus in October 2013.



Two killed in fiery crash in Uptown identified

The driver and passenger suffered severe burns in the Second Avenue crash.


 
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    Community College of Allegheny County plans open house for military veterans

    Pennsylvania has the fourth-highest total of veterans in the nation, and Allegheny County has the largest total in the state.



    Damages reduced in Carnegie Mellon patent case against California firm

    A federal appeals court upheld a ruling that CMU patents were infringed by Marvell Technology Group but reduced the damages.