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 Last month a window fell out of the Gateway Towers.

Gateway Towers condominium plans to inspect windows after pair of incidents

Residents have been ordered not to use their windows after two dislodged, forcing management to block off sidewalks.

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 Fred Aheimer, president and owner of Raff Printing on St. Mary Street on the South Side, stands in front of an area, adjacent to the South Side Lofts, which has restricted 2-hour parking. His belief is that it should be made available to local business employees when residential parking permits are issued.

Council approves new South Side parking permit area over concerns from businesses

The new South Side permit parking district between 16th and 25th streets lets non-residents park for two hours between noon and midnight.

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 Sarantos (right), and his family in 1950.

Greeks in Pittsburgh worry about economic situation back home

Banks in Greece stayed closed Monday, announcing they would limit people to withdrawals of just 60 Euro -- $67.40 -- per day from ATMs.

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Jefferson Hospital sued for negligence in death of man's wife

James H. Taylor, 72, of Buena Vista, seeks a jury trial and unspecified monetary damages in the death of Carol Taylor.

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Supreme Court won't take jurisdiction of state email case

Commonwealth Court will hear the case of whether state offices should retain email, pushed by media outlets including the Post-Gazette.

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 Ashley Smith and Sophia Swinderski roller skating down Butler Street in Lawrenceville on Sunday during OpenStreetsPGH, a free public event that make streets pedestrian-only.

OpenStreetsPGH draws crowd despite cool, wet weather

Many businesses tried creative ways to attract new customers with cars off the streets.

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Parkway West work schedule announced for the week

The inbound parkway will close from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center at 10 p.m.; outbound will be closed from Green Tree-Crafton to I-79.

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 Father Dan Walsh blesses Duquesne University's new organ Sunday during its dedication in the chapel.

Duquesne University completes $500,000 renovation of chapel pipe organ

The original 24-stop, 1,290-pipe organ was installed in 1896 and was last refurbished in 1964.

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Penn Hills school board passes budget balanced with $12 million loan

The board approved in a 6-1 vote a final budget with $87.8 million in costs and $97 million in revenue.

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 A "shared space" concept will be considered for the section of Liberty Avenue that forms the entrance to Downtown Pittsburgh.

Experts say shared space, transportation free-for-all makes sense for Pittsburgh

The idea to make Liberty Avenue a shared space from Commonwealth Place to Stanwix grew out of a symposium held last week.

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Pittsburgh Public Works supervisor suspended over racial comment

The supervisor was given a five-day suspension and will be fired if there is another incident, a spokesman for Mayor Bill Peduto said.

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 Plum High School teacher Joseph Ruggieri

Plum teacher faces second intimidation charge

Joseph Ruggieri is one of two Plum High School teachers accused of having sex with female students.

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 At 2 a.m. Tuesday, the eastbound ramp to the Bloomfield Bridge will close for 44 days, with traffic detoured to Baum Boulevard and Liberty Avenue to reach the other end of the bridge.

North Oakland road project expected to cause major traffic disruptions

The $13.4 million project will reconstruct or resurface parts of Bigelow Boulevard, North Craig Street and Baum Boulevard.

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 Pittsburgh police block off a section of Penn Avenue after an SUV crashed into a building overnight, injuring five teens.

Police: Five teens injured in East Liberty crash were riding in stolen car

The vehicle crashed shortly after 4 a.m. near East Liberty Boulevard and Penn Avenue.

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Volunteer fire department in Robinson recovering from fire that damaged trucks

Three trucks and several boats were destroyed in the fire that broke out on June 20.

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 Richard Mellon Scaife died July 4, 2014.

Use of Scaife trust for newspapers, charity was not a waste, attorneys assert

Attorneys for Scaife trustee Yale Gutnick today answered objections filed by Richard Mellon Scaife’s daughter and son early this month.

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UPMC Montefiore, Kaufmann buildings in Oakland deal with water problem

The water line problem caused low pressure in both buildings, which are on either side of Darragh Street in Oakland.   //

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Trooper injured when vehicle sideswipes patrol car on I-279

The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. Saturday near the Bellevue/West View interchange in Ohio Township.

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 Teachers, parents and supporters march past the front of the Allegheny Intermidiate Unit (AIU) building at The Waterfront, May 27, 2015, in a demonstration protesting reported cuts in the teaching staff.

Allegheny Intermediate Unit's closed-door meetings raising questions

AIU is bound by the state’s open-meeting law, although it rarely holds public discussions about its operations or spending.

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Gas prices take dip in Pittsburgh region

A check of more than 700 gas stations in the area found prices down 0.5 cents per gallon to an average of $2.97.

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 A firefighter moves a hose into position outside a house into which a small plane that took off from Lancaster, Pa., had crashed in Plainville, Mass., Sunday.

Lancaster, Pa. plane crashes into Mass. home, killing 3

The plane wound up behind the two-story colonial, where a section of the tail and a charred wing rested on a hillside in the yard.

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American Airlines worker charged with trying to arrange sexual encounter with girl

According to police, Ray W. Howland sent emails back and forth with a detective posing as a 32-year-old mother with a 10-year-old daughter.

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Lane closures expected today on Route 88 in Bethel Park

Work is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Church Hill Road and Berryman Avenue.

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Traffic restrictions start today on Business Route 22 in Monroeville

Inspection of the bridge over Thompson Run Road is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday.

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Two Johnstown men arrested on drug charges

William Eugene Huddleston, 31, and Clarence Mario Cosby, 33, were arrested on June 24 on multiple drug charges.

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South Park wave pool reopens after repairs

The wave pool is open now and will close at its regular time, 7:30 p.m.

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Westmoreland County man convicted in straw gun purchase case

Deandre Jones, 29, of Irwin pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg, as did Robert Pannell, 34, of Bridgeport, W.Va.

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City Calendar for the week of June 29, 2015

Events, concerts and activities happening in the city this week.

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Peters school board passes budget with tax increase, employee furloughs

The board Monday night unanimously approved a final budget of $59.4 million with a sizable property tax increase and two employee furloughs.

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Penn Hills school board appoints superintendent

The board approved the promotion of acting superintendent Nancy Hines to superintendent for a three-year term ending in June of 2018.

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Gateway board passes budget with tax increase

After an executive session Monday, directors in the Gateway School District voted 6-3 to pass the district’s 2015-16 final budget.

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New program aims to help reduce recidivism in Allegheny County

The program will focus on 20 people with mental illness  who have cycled in and out of the criminal justice and homeless services systems.

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 Evan Wolfson

Father of same-sex marriage reflects on long battle he led

Squirrel Hill native Evan Wolfson has led the national fight for same-sex marriage for more than 30 years.

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 People walk along Murray Avenue on Wednesday, past the debris of the former Poli's restaurant and adjoining buildings that were devastated by a multi-alarm fire in May.

Squirrel Hill residents await cleanup of fire debris at Poli’s site

The site once housed the landmark restaurant and a nearby two-story brick structure.

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 Two Union re-enactors leave the field Saturday at Hartwood Acres as opposing forces square off in the background.

Confederate re-enactors say battle flag is part of 'living history'

Confederate re-enactors offer a look at “living history” as they marched out under a controversial battle flag at Hartwood Acres.

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 Dana Ventriglia, left, and Lee Grice embrace after exchanging vows during their wedding ceremony in March. The wedding was at Mansions on Fifth in Shadyside.

For long-term couples, same-sex decision comes after long wait

Many same-sex couples watched as the Supreme Court did something they thought they would never live to see.

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Coal miner killed in Greene County

The Greene County Coroner said John W. Kelly, 55, of Albright, W.Va., died at Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg at 1:43 a.m.

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 Global Links employees load their 124th shipment of medical supplies to Cuba onto a truck. This is the first step of transit to the island.

Cuba’s status gives Global Links hope for new medical exchanges

The nonprofit Global Links has been circumventing the trade embargo for 21 years, but now hopes to make exchanges a two-way proposition.

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Region continues to gray, but some growth coming from millennials, Hispanics

The U.S. population grew by 3.3 percent over the last five years, but it increased in Pennsylvania by just 0.7 percent.

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Butler city police investigating discovery of body

The body of Joshua Hepler, 30, of Butler, was discovered near a swinging bridge.

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 Tom Huffman cleans up what remains of his 60-foot tall maple tree Sunday morning from his Chaparral Drive home in the Timberline subdivision of Cranberry.

Cranberry cleans up after 'mild' tornado over the weekend

The region saw unusually cool weather Sunday, a day after the funnel cloud touched down in Cranberry Saturday.

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State trooper injured in crash on I-279

A state trooper was injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Interstate 279 Saturday night, police said.

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 Eugene Thomas, owner of Quik-it  Chicken on the North Side, was one of several black-owned businesses targeted for the One Large project, which challenged participants to spend money in black-owned businesses across the country.

Artists' purchasing initiative shows difficulty of finding companies with black owners

Here the effect has been to highlight the limited number of black-owned businesses providing gasoline, fresh produce and other essentials.

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Woman injured in Indiana County shooting

A 22-year-old woman was accidentally shot at an apartment complex in Indiana County, state police said Sunday.

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Two-vehicle accident causes lane closure on Saw Mill Run Boulevard

The wreck happened around 7 p.m. near the entrance to the West End Bridge.

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‘Minimal’ Cranberry tornado confirmed

The late-afternoon tornado touched down on Chaparral Drive and traveled a mile toward North Boundary Road at 70 mph.

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SWAT team situation near South Park is resolved

The Allegheny SWAT team responded to an incident involving a woman who reportedly has barricaded herself inside a home.

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Two arrested on drug charges

Police arrested Ronnnell Miller, 43, of Carrick and Calvin Gurley, 38, of Mount Oliver after the two fled an attempted traffic stop.

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 Deb Whitewood, left, son Landon, 4, her partner Susan Whitewood, and daughter, Katie, 16, right.

Reactions to gay marriage ruling vary widely; rifts within faith groups continue

Religious leaders who oppose same-sex marriage lamented the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

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Ohioans rush to exchange marriage vows

Ohio was one of the states that did not recognize same-sex marriages until Friday’s Supreme Court ruling.

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