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$250,000 worth of Rolexes stolen from Altoona mall

Police said the men used hammers to smash the display cases and grab 16 Rolex watches Wednesday night at Kranich’s Jewelers.

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 Ahmad Ali and his wife, Ghalzal, of Portland, Maine, look to get in line to pay for three flat-screen televisions while shopping at a Target store just after midnight on Black Friday.)

Millions expected to hit the stores as Black Friday kicks off across the country

The National Retail Federation forecasts holiday sales will grow 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion — the biggest jump since 2011.

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 Cars are stopped on the Parkway West inbound this morning due to icy road conditions in the Pittsburgh region. Numerous accidents have been reported on the Parkway West, North and East.

Predawn snow squall ices Pittsburgh-area roads

Numerous crashes were reported on the Parkway West and another crash occurred on the northbound Liberty Bridge

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 Nate Murano, left , of Lawrence, Kan., and Kent Diasabeygunawardena of the North Side load up a 55" TV from  Best Buy  in Ross Twp. on Thursday.

'Black Friday' sales draw Pittsburgh shoppers on Thanksgiving

Even as some bemoaned the opening of stores on Thanksgiving, shoppers at Pittsburgh-area stores turned out for Thanksgiving Day bargains.

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Police: Man sought in attempted robbery in Ambridge

A man armed with a knife tried unsuccessfully to rob a man in Ambridge.

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Car fire under control at Yellow Cab in Manchester

A fire sparked during vehicle repairs at a Yellow Cab of Pittsburgh in Manchester was under control, according to police.

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 Travelers check the flight schedule boards at Pittsburgh International Airport on Wednesday morning. After an initial early-morning rush, crowds at the airport thinned out.

Travel conditions much improved after a sloppy Thanksgiving Eve

After a day of weather-related travel delays, things were back to normal this morning.

about 23 hours ago

 Penguins left winger Blake Comeau celebrates his goal in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Consol Energy Center.

Penguins' Comeau completes hat trick in overtime to beat Leafs

Blake Comeau drove a slap shot past Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier in overtime to complete a hat trick and give the Penguins a victory.

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 Pittsburgh police investigate the scene where a pregnant woman died after an elderly man drove up on the sidewalk and pinned her against the wall, outside the Rite Aid Pharmacy on the North Side.

Pregnant woman dies after being pinned by van, but baby lives

Police aren't sure why the driver, a man in his 80s, drove up on the sidewalk where the woman was standing outside the Rite Aid Pharmacy.

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Pittsburgh police arrest two men involved in Sheraden hit-and-run

Domanek Cabbagestalk and Isaiah Peeples were arrested after police say officers saw the pair flee the accident.

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Defense finally shows up for Pitt

Panthers hold Kansas State in check; freshman Ryan Luther contributes 13 points and three big 3-pointers in victory.

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Former Brentwood police chief blames 'vendettas' for ouster

Robert Butelli, who stepped down this week, says council president and mayor sought special treatment from borough police.

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Police: Two shot at Reading barber shop

A separate shooting occurred at the same location on Tuesday.

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RIDC sells Pittsburgh Technology Center building

Tenants are expected to remain in the office building at least through the remainder of their leases.

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Police: Man duped Nemacolin resort by pretending to be doctor

Police said Jeffrey Paul Cochran was given a $500-a-night room and left out the hotel’s back door when hotel officials tried to call him.

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Students cited after airsoft guns fired in Pittsburgh Minadeo school

District spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said the guns were discharged inside a classroom.

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 Toronto police said Jian Ghomeshi, 47, surrendered to police today.

Former CBC host Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault

Jian Ghomeshi, 47, had hosted "Q'', a CBC radio show on culture, since 2007.

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PennDOT cautions holiday drivers to avoid I-81 during snowstorm

I-81 always carries a heavy volume of trucks, and it’s a major national artery for holiday travelers.

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Central, eastern Pa. government offices, schools close ahead of snowfall

Gov. Tom Corbett’s office said it closed government offices in and around Harrisburg, Reading, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton.

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Pennsylvania Sen. Corman wants Penn State sanctions suit moved to mediation

The senator’s attorney, Matthew Haverstick, wrote a letter to the court’s chief clerk making the request on Tuesday.

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 Travelers hustle to their planes at Pittsburgh International Airport this morning.

Pittsburgh travelers face flight cancellations as storm hits Northeast

At Pittsburgh International, six arriving flights and 12 departures had been canceled, and four arrivals and 17 departures delayed.

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Fire marshal: Electrical cord likely cause of Bellevue house fire

Four people were in the house at the time of the fire, including three on the second floor. They all got out safely, officials said.

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 Ross native Chris Jamison

Pittsburgh's Chris Jamison advances on NBC's 'The Voice'

His Monday night performance of "Uptown Funk" scored well on iTunes and viewers' scorecards.

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26 coal miners die in fire in north China mine

Another 50 miners were injured in the disaster, which broke out in the complex run by the state-owned Fuxin Coal Corp. in Liaoning province.

2 days ago

Two FBI agents shot, injured in St. Louis area

The FBI said the shooting, which took place about 5 miles south of Ferguson, was not directly related to the protests.

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 Pitt center Derrick Randall passes the ball while being defended by San Diego State forward J.J. O'Brien (20) and his teammate, forward Skylar Spencer, right, in the first half Tuesday in the Maui Invitational semifinal in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Pitt sputters offensively in loss to San Diego State

San Diego State used its defense to beat the Panthers, 74-57, in an EA Sports Maui Invitational semifinal at Lahaina Civic Center.

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 Leon Ford pumps his fist in celebration as he talks with his father outside the third-floor courtroom in the Allegheny County Courthouse in September.

Attorneys for Leon Ford say delays could have 'deadly' consequences

District Attorney deciding whether will retry East Liberty man on charges of aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

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Casey calls for tax incentives to encourage donations to food banks

The senator’s proposed bill would make permanent the tax incentives for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses.

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Suspended Brentwood police chief gets $200,000 settlement to leave

Chief Robert Butelli, 62, has been suspended since September and a report prepared for the borough claims he mismanaged the department.

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Pittsburgh school board approves sale of Rogers building in Garfield

The board approved selling the Rogers School building in Garfield to Impakt Development for $275,000, the asking price.

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Westmoreland County man pleads in Louisiana child-sex case

Timothy Kelly, 40, faces at least 10 years in prison.

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 Uber has declined to disclose how many drivers it has in the Pittsburgh area.

Uber, airport continue court battle

Uber drivers had been cited by Allegheny County police for picking up passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport.

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Green Tree pot ringleader sentenced to 11 years in jail

Jennifer Chieu, had pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilos of pot and conspiracy to launder the proceeds.

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Wilkinsburg School District opens sports to Imani Christian Academy

Participation in varsity sports is now open to select students outside the Wilkinsburg School District.

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Pittsburgh school board approves comprehensive plan

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools tonight approved a state-required comprehensive plan, which runs from July 2015 through June 2018.

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Pittsburgh Public Schools set commencement schedule, location

All 2015 high school commencement ceremonies in Pittsburgh Public Schools will be at the Petersen Events Center in Oakland.

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Avonworth, teachers extend contract to 2017-18

Under the extension, Avonworth teachers with a masters degree and 18 years of service will see pay increase from $92,050 to $95,025.

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Pittsburgh man convicted of 2013 killing

Rayshawn Williams of the East End faces a mandatory sentence of life without parole.

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Winter storm warning issued for Laurel Highlands

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Laurel Highlands and much of central and southeastern Pennsylvania.

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 Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer for Wal-Mart U.S., appears at a Walmart U.S. associates meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., in June.

Wal-Mart's chief merchandiser for U.S. departs just before Black Friday

Duncan Mac Naughton was a public figure at Wal-Mart, appearing before investors and media.

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 Steelers' Troy Polamalu loses his helmet after taking down Browns' Andrew Hawkins in the third quarter at Heinz Field Sunday afternoon, September 7, 2014.

Tomlin: Polamalu and Taylor to return to Steelers lineup against Saints

Coach Mike Tomlin said he expects both players to return against NFL in completions and completion percentage leader Drew Brees.

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W.Va. woman sentenced for stabbing Washington County woman

Kristen Marie Schnelle, 21, of McMechen, W.Va., was arrested by Canonsburg police on March 31, 2013.

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'Star Wars' trailer to debut over holiday weekend

The trailer for the seventh film in the “Star Wars” franchise is timed to exploit the Thanksgiving break, a big weekend for films.

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IUP student who was trapped under vehicle dies

Nicholas Landman, 19, of Grindstone was pronounced dead Monday at 4:40 p.m. at Allegheny General Hospital.

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Pennsylvania Turnpike says 11 workers disciplined over porn on agency's email system

A spokesman said today the punishment ranged from suspension for the most serious violations to letters of reprimand.

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PennDOT announces restrictions on Lebanon Road in West Mifflin

The road will be limited to an alternating one-way pattern until 3 p.m. today and again from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., PennDOT said.

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Inbound Parkway West traffic restricted tonight

The restriction was scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. and be lifted by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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 New FDA rules released today require chain restaurants and large vending machine operators to disclose calorie counts on menus to make people more aware of the risks of obesity posed by fatty, sugary foods.

New FDA rules to put calorie counts on menus, supermarket meals, movie popcorn

Under the rules, calories must be displayed on all menus and menu boards.

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 A man digs snow following a massive snow storm in Buffalo Sunday.

Funeral set for Pa. man who helped Buffalo-area residents dig out after storm

The father of Robert Cedar, 30, says he and his son had traveled to the Buffalo area to help people stranded by the weather.

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 West Penn Power had about 30,000 customers without power Monday and overnight.

Nearly 2,800 customers still without power in Pittsburgh region

West Penn Power and Duquesne Light expect to have service fully restored by midnight.

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