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More Pennsylvania judges sought for black lung cases

Pittsburgh needs three more administrative law judges to reduce a backlog and to handle appeals being re-filed by miners and their widows.


Man shot in Carrick home invasion charged

Christopher Thomas was also wanted in connection with a rape case, Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.



Pittsburgh police lawsuit settlements pile up

Annual reports for 2011 and 2012 show the city paid $381,764 in settlements, judgments and attorneys fees for various lawsuits.



 Crew member Jim Ledoux puts a microphone on actor Patch Twigger, who is participating in the Joey Travolta Short Film Camp at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside. The camp is an inclusive program for teens and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Travolta Film Camp helps pre-teens and adults get ready for their close-up

The summer camp, led by writer/director Joey Travolta, teaches those with autism spectrum disorders about communication and collaboration.


City


Green Tree attorney apologizes to avoid contempt

Eric Yandrich was accused of yelling at a judicial secretary and insulting her judge over a procedural ruling in a divorce case.



Stanton Heights man pleads guilty to trying to smuggle gun abroad

Tarek Chok, 49, admitted that he knowingly tried to export a .45-caliber Springfield pistol to Lebanon on Sept. 18, 2012.


 
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    Allegheny County Parks Foundation board selects chief

    Caren Glotfelty, 67, is the new executive director of the foundation, which raises money for special projects at Allegheny County‘‍s parks.



    Experts say some children are singled out for abuse while siblings left unscathed

    An 8-year-old Greenville boy‘‍s plight of near starvation sheds light on the abusive treatment of some children and not others in families.


     



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