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Fort Pitt Tunnel closed heading out of Pittsburgh

Ceiling work by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation requires the closure.


Fire extinguished at Fayette County recycling plant

The fire at the B&R Recycling plant on Bellview Road in Bullskin was reported at 3:07 a.m.



 Jessee Mook, 11, left, spars with Sami Spinks, 28, as Mook's father and boxing coach Jack Mook guides them at an old city firehouse that has been converted into a boxing gym for Steel City Boxing on Homer Street in Spring Hill on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Steel City Boxing in Spring Hill under threat from leaky city building

The program has opened doors for local youth, troubled or not. Does its home in an old city firehouse have a fighting chance?



Brian O'Neill: On Allegheny County Council, the rubber stamp rules

The process, not the picks, should be the concern for any fan of democracy.


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Obituary: Sherif Abdelhak / Embattled health care CEO died quietly

The CEO of AHERF (Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation), once the state’s largest health system, was jailed after its fall.



Former Allegheny County Jail psychiatrist banned for bringing cigarettes to work

Charlotte Hoffman, 68, of Portersville said she wasn’t giving items to inmates, who she said aren’t getting adequate mental health services.


 
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Cultural Crossroads

Left to right, Langston Brentley, junior at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12; Saroyah Johnson, junior at Penn Hills High School; Margaux Wilson (sister to Liza behind her) junior at Oakland Catholic High School; Liza Wilson sophomore at Oakland Catholic High School; Javar Wilson, junior at Imani Christian Academy.
Education writer Clarece Polke is joining a group of Pittsburgh-area high school students to tour 13 historically black colleges as they decide on their futures.

The Post-Gazette will document the reactions and growing perspectives of five of these students as they experience -- some for the first time -- a glimpse of the black college experience.



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    Hey, Old Man Winter: You can leave now

    The mercury sank to 14 degrees this morning -- 1 degree higher than the record low for this date, set in 1923.



    Elizabeth Forward student creates canoe in high school's digital fabrication lab

    Senior Tyler Wachs could have simply purchased a canoe, but asked, “Why not make something that you can say you built with your own hands?”


     



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