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

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 The entrance to the office of Dr. Jan Casimir Seski, is seen Sunday, Aug. 2, in Pittsburgh. The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority accused Seski of being involved in an illegal bow and arrow lion hunt in April.

Murrysville doctor faces mounting scrutiny over lion hunt

Jan Seski, the Murrysville doctor tied to an illegal lion hunt in Zimbabwe, is best known for his work in so-called bloodless surgery.

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  Dr. Jan Casimir Seski

Doctor who linked to illegal lion killing and has practice in Pittsburgh mauled on social media

Jan C. Seski of Murrysville is being attacked on social media after the Zimbabwe government linked him with an illegally killed lion.

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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.

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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.

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 Otilia Golis with her husband, Kevin, and their son Dominik.

Odysseys: Slovak sweetens her new home in Pittsburgh

A Pitt graduate with a degree in applied mathematics, Otilia Golis keeps her heritage alive with things like traditional cookies.

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Man impaled by tree branch in Westmoreland County

Washington Township police said the man was alert and conscious when they took him to Forbes Regional Hospital.

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 Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers show their support after Pittsburgh City Council voted to approve a paid sick leave ordinance.

Challenges expected to paid sick leave law

The law allows workers at businesses that employ 15 or more people to accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 35 hours.

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Homewood man sentenced for involvement in fatal East Busway robbery

Desmond Young, 22, pleaded guilty in April to third-degree murder in the death of Omar Islam, 21.

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 Mayor Bill Peduto's administration is still at work on an agreement that would deliver a financial contribution from the city’s large tax-exempt institutions to government coffers.

Mayor Peduto still at work on agreement to make tax-exempt nonprofits contribute to city services

Mr. Peduto withdrew the suit, filed by his predecessor, Luke Ravenstahl, in July 2014, about a month after a judge dismissed it.

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Toll collectors to disappear on Beaver Valley Expressway

Drivers would have two options: pay using E-ZPass or have their license plates photographed and be billed by mail.

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Chinese national pleads guilty to role in test cheating scheme in Pittsburgh

Yunlin Sun, 24, of Berlin, Pa., pleaded guilty to conspiracy before U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

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Police: 2-year-old Canonsburg boy dies after accidentally falling in pool

The boy’s mother tells police he was playing with a toy lawn mower when she went into the house to get him juice.

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 In this May 6, photo, cars line up as an attendant pumps gas at a station in Portland, Ore.

Drop in oil prices pushes down gasoline in Pittsburgh area

Pittsburgh-area pump prices have been on a steady decline for the last month.

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Allegheny County agencies offering help to hoarders

A three-agency team has begun visiting hoarders’ homes throughout Allegheny County, a new effort of the county’s task force on hoarding.

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 “I think the increased inequality that we have experienced is a much greater concern if it means that the fortune or misfortune of birth has greater consequences for children,” said Alan Krueger, left, shown with President Obama in 2011.

Experts debate income, opportunity, fixing success ladder

Alan Krueger’s curve shows that countries with low levels of inequality have some of the highest levels of mobility and vice versa.

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Driver killed in Derry Township accident

Authorities said Jeremy J. Flickinger, 39, of Derry was traveling south on Route 982 around 8:30 p.m. when the accident occurred.

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 Two vehicles are swallowed by a sinkhole created when a water main broke in Overbrook.

Overbrook sinkhole swallows pickup truck, trailer

The break was reported around 8:56 a.m. in the 2500 block of Homehurst Avenue in the Overbrook section of Pittsburgh.

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City calendar: Aug. 3-8

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Gateway assistant to the superintendent resigns

In lieu of hiring a new assistant to the superintendent, the board agreed to hire Patricia Crump as director of HR at a salary of $85,000.

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Ross commissioners approve amendment allowing use of solar panels

Most residences and businesses would use roof-mounted panels, Commissioner Steve Korbel said.

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Man who skipped trial on charges of assaulting ex-girlfriend arrested

Homicide detectives sought to interview Mazza after the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, Tionna Banks, 19, and her grandmother, Valorie

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Collector of vintage guns gets two years for bankruptcy fraud

U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak imposed the term on Michael Free, former owner of Electra Lighting and Electric.

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 Paul Klein.

Dems nominate Duquesne University professor for District 11 county council seat

The nomination vote virtually guarantees Paul Klein of Squirrel Hill a full term on council in the seat formerly held by Barbara Daly Danko.

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Parkway West inbound to close nightly at 9 p.m. this week

Nightly closures will begin an hour earlier this week.

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 The old Pittsburgh Press building in the 1950s. The building, which was built in 1927, became the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette building in 1993 after the Post-Gazette bought The Pittsburgh Press.

Post-Gazette newsroom leaves history Downtown with move to North Side

Once energetic and cacophonous, the second floor of 34 Boulevard of the Allies is now abandoned, silent but for faint echoes of the past.

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 The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has accused Dr. Jan Seski, of Murrysville, of being involved in an illegal bow and arrow lion hunt in April.

Murrysville doctor who has practice in Pittsburgh probed in Zimbabwe lion killing

The news comes amid a continuing international furor over the killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe last month by a Minnesota dentist.

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 Democrats nominated Paul Klein, a Duquesne University assistant professor of law and ethics, for the four-year term that begins next year for the District 11 Allegheny County Council seat.

Dems nominate Duquesne University faculty member for county council seat

The party officials' nomination vote virtually guarantees Paul Klein a full term on council in the seat formerly held by the late Barbara

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Teen with form of autism found unharmed on Pittsburgh's South Side

Pittsburgh police said Pedro Strawser, 17, who is deaf and has a form of autism, was found at 4:45 a.m.

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Arrest made in early-morning shooting in Pittsburgh's Larimer neighborhood

A news release from Pittsburgh police says Jesse Hunt Jr., 24, of East Liberty, was taken into custody.

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 Keith Payne

Second man accused in fatal shooting of Marshall-Shadeland barber surrenders to police

Police had a warrant for 19-year-old Keith Payne when they charged him and Javahn Griffin in connection with the death of Lamar Thomas.

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 Alan Stanford, center, the director and actor at Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, performs an inspirational graveside eulogy by Padraig Pearse on Saturday for O'Donovan Rossa that is largely thought of as the triggering event of 100 years ago that led to the establishment of the Irish Republic. The event was held at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in the Strip District.

'Match' that lit Irish rebellion of 1916 remembered

Pittsburgh’s Irish community commemorated the 1915 speech that lit the straw of rebellion.

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 Olivia McGurk, 10, takes an inaugural turn around a cheering audience at a picnic in Rennerdale on Saturday celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Americans with Disabilities Act's 25th year commemorated with cool wheels for a girl

A children's charity presents a special bike to 10-year-old girl with Dravet syndrome at event featuring Tony Coelho, who pushed for ADA.

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 Colonel Gregg Perez, wing commander of the 171st Air Refueling Wing,  sits in the cockpit of a U.S. Air Force KC-135R with his father, Dr. Louis Perez. Colonel Perez described to him some of the instruments in the cockpit.

171st Air Refueling Wing gets new commander

Col. Gregg A. Perez, 50, has been in Pittsburgh at the 171st for the past 23 years in a variety of positions.

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Eyewitness 1786: Von Steuben helps Pittsburgh prepare for war

Baron Friedrich von Steuben, visiting Pittsburgh in 1786, prepared to come out of retirement to meet a threat from Great Britain.

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Bike4Life trek sets out to support Red Cross

The 300-mile bike trek benefits the American Red Cross.

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Bicyclist injured in East Liberty hit-and-run crash

The man was conscious when he was taken to UPMC Presbyterian in stable condition.

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Two teens drown in Lawrence County creek

State police said the two Amish teenagers drowned while swimming in Little Neshannock Creek.

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Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic invited to first-ever White House Demo Day

Founded in 2008, Astrobotic teamed with CMU in the $20 million XPRIZE race to be the first private organization to send a rover to the moon

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One dead, two injured in Fayette County two-vehicle crash

The crash occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m.

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 The Boy Scouts’ New York chapter announced in April  it hired Tessier as the nation’s first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader in public contrast to the national scouting organization’s ban on openly gay adult members.

Pittsburgh reaction on Scouts’ gay policy mixed

One local advocate characterized the decision as a "monumental step back,“ but others said they were heartened by the push for equality.

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Two injured in Homestead, Munhall shootings

The first shooting happened in Munhall at around 10:40 p.m. and the other incident occurred on 13th Avenue.

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 Leslie Clague’s position at the Polish Hill Civic Association will be cut Aug. 15.

Why Polish Hill, Beltzhoover and others no longer eligible for community development grants?

The Polish Hill Civic Association will close its office as a result of funding cuts that also affect several other city neighborhoods.

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Two killed in Second Avenue crash

A newer model orange Dodge Charger was traveling outbound on Second Avenue around 2:15 a.m. when the driver lost control.

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Pittsburgh police officer injured in Forbes Avenue crash

A motorcycle officer was taken to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in critical condition, but has since been upgraded to serious condition.

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Obituary: Richard E. Fuhrer / Insurance executive’s other passion was golf

The former Oakmont Country Club president was protective of the club’s reputation and integrity.

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Mercer County woman charged in husband's death

A Greenville woman faces two murder charges in the shooting death of her husband.

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Six displaced in Hill District apartment fire

A malfunctioning flashlight might have sparked the two-alarm fire this morning.

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Three arrested after Friday night standoff in Northview Heights

Three men and a fourth man who was not arrested barricaded themselves inside a residence in the 300 block of Penfort Str around 7:20 p.m.

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 Heather Arnet.

Democrats officially nominate Arnet as candidate for state Senate seat

Ms. Arnet will face Republican Guy Reschenthaler in a November special election.

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