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Prosecution seeks to present evidence Ferrante tested neurotoxin in lab

Opening statements expected tomorrow for Pitt researcher who faces homicide charge in cyanide poisoning death of his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein.

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Four alternates selected for Ferrante homicide trial

Two of the alternates now say serving on the trial would be a hardship.

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Ex-Duquesne High AD gets probation in massive coke ring

Montel Staples admitted to prosecutors two years ago he distributed 22 pounds of cocaine.

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 A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team responds to a reported shooting at the Parliament building in Ottawa today.

Two dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

The attack came two days after a recent convert to Islam killed one soldier and injured another in a hit-and-run before being shot to death.

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 Passengers move through the security line at Pittsburgh International Airport in December.

Sun Air to offer commuter flights out of Pittsburgh International Airport

The Florida-based airline will be flying to Lancaster, Franklin and Bradford from the airport.

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I-79 on-ramp to close tonight in Marshall

The on-ramp from Route 19 to southbound Interstate 79 at the Cranberry (Exit 76) interchange will be closed from 7 tonight until 6 a.m.

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Allegheny County DA identifies potential witness in bus crash

Officials hope the witness can help determine exactly what happened when a bus rolled over on the Partkway North, injuring the driver.

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 The Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey barks at the Dawg Pound as his team warms up before its game against the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

Florida prosecutors won't charge Steelers' Pouncey or his brother for nightclub incident

Investigators say they can’t determine from video of a July incident at the Cameo Club in Miami Beach whether a crime occurred.

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 Mylan headquarters in Canonsburg.

Mylan adjusts terms of Abbott Labs deal

A government filing says Mylan will own a smaller piece of Abbott’s overseas generics business.

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 A charred piece of furniture was a small part of the damage left behind that had been burned during Saturday's riots at WVU.

Eight arrested, 24 cited in post-game WVU riots in Morgantown

The arrests were mostly for public drunkenness or underage drinking; two were charged with assault on an officer.

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 Gov. Tom Corbett greets superheroes, from left, Ed Hetrick, Steve Virag and Jim Zaremba after announcing a $2.5 million state grant for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Lawrenceville. The superheroes are window cleaners from the Allegheny Window Cleaning.

Children's Hospital to use state money to add beds

"We're not expanding the footprint of the hospital but rearranging existing space," said chief medical officer Steve Docimo.

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 In this 2008 file photo, former Blackwater Worldwide security guards, Paul Slough, right and Nick Slatten leave federal court in Salt Lake City. A jury today returned guilty verdicts for Mr. Slough, Mr. Slatten and two other former Blackwater guards charged in Iraq shootings.

Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

The verdict comes more than seven years after the shooting incident that outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti-American sentiment around the

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Plea agreement ends trial into Indiana County drug-related killing

The trial of Christopher Salsgiver of Indiana County, ended when he agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of third-degree murder.

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CDC: Pennsylvania part of new plan to monitor all Americans, visitors arriving from Ebola nations

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the program will begin Monday.

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Fleeing Ambridge bank robber who stopped for cigarette gets 10 years in prison

Paul Carman, who had robbed another bank in 2008 and went to prison, said he's had a life-long battle with heroin and alcohol.

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 Ariel Lawther, 19, of Harmony, was arrested in June.

Charges reduced for woman arrested at PrideFest in Pittsburgh

Ariel Lawther, 19, of Harmony, was arrested June 15 after police said she struck a Pittsburgh officer in the chest and groin.

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Mortgage specialist with South Hills firm faces federal charges

Andrew Boltzhauser of West Mifflin, who works for Century III Home Equity, was charged with submitting false documents for mortgages.

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Authorities say wanted sex offender was hiding in wooden box in Washington County

U.S. marshals helped police and the Brook County, W.Va., sheriff’s office track down 64-year-old David David in Hanover on Tuesday.

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University of Pittsburgh study finds link between air toxics and childhood autism

Researchers discovered links between increased levels of chromium and styrene and children with the disorder.

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FNB, parent company of First National Bank, reports record third-quarter profits

The region’s third biggest retail bank said it earned $33.4 million, up 5 percent from $31.6 million in the same three months last year.

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Pennsylvania DEP fines pipeline company more than $300,000 for violations

The violations occurred in Lycoming, Tioga and Sullivan counties.

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Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

It's the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2 percent.

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Several I-79 ramps in Marshall to close overnight starting today

Tonight the northbound I-79 off-ramp to the turnpike, the northbound off-ramp to Route 228 and the turnpike ramp to northbound I-79 close.

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 In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American who was detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea.

North Korean detainee lands back home in Ohio

Jeffrey Fowle arrived in North Korea on April 29 and was arrested in May for leaving a Bible at the nightclub.

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$8M settlement reached for 88 victims of abuse by Johnstown friar

Brother Stephen Baker worked as an athletic trainer at Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown.

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 Authorities on Tuesday investigated a fatal accident east of Monroeville on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Victim in fatal Pennsylvania Turnpike crash in Monroeville identified

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office this morning identified the victim as James McShane, 33.

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 Markers line the Parkway West near the Carnegie exit, limiting outbound traffic to two lanes in late August.

Carnegie off-ramps to close as Parkway West traffic pattern changes

The inbound off-ramp is scheduled to close at 10 p.m. Friday, and the outbound off-ramp at 10 p.m. Saturday.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette argues for change to state email practices under Right to Know law

The commonwealth argued that the 2008 Right to Know law still gives the state the right to set its own records retention policies.

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 Dante Alston, a longtime friend of Omar Hodges, comforts another mourner after Mr. Hodges' funeral at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh in Wilkinsburg.

Friends, relatives remember Pittsburgh sanitation worker killed in Carrick

Friends and colleagues gathered for a funeral Tuesday in Wilkinsburg for 29-year-old Omar Hodges.

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Commission advances to develop a funding formula for Pennsylvania public schools

Academic achievement and the economic makeup of school districts urged to be a factor in the state’s new basic education funding formula.

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 Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post

Obituary: Ben Bradlee / Washington Post editor who directed its Watergate coverage

With full backing from his publisher, Katharine Graham, Mr. Bradlee led The Post into the first rank of American newspapers.

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Car hits house in Sheraden, injuring two people

The conditions of those taken to the hospital were not known by dispatchers.

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 Local foundations are expected to close on the purchase of the August Wilson Center by Oct. 31, thereby avoiding a sheriff sale scheduled for Nov. 3.

August Wilson Center begins a new era under new owners

The sale of the center, approved Tuesday, ends a long and acrimonious battle for control over the property while preserving the center.

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 The Fifth Avenue Place headquarters of Highmark as seen from Market Square.

Judge refuses Highmark's request to block hearing on health plan

State officials say the insurer violated this summer’s consent decree signed by Highmark and UPMC.

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 Curtiss Porter, Mayor Bill Peduto's Chief of Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, addresses the public during a meeting of the Educational Task Force held at the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy in Oakland.

Mayor’s education task force holds first public session

The mayor’s education task force tonight bounced around ideas ranging from safety to class size in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

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Blackhawk superintendent says district likely to face teacher furloughs

She said the furloughs are likely if a state hearing examiner’s decision ruling that it must implement its teacher contract stands.

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Pittsburgh police officer injured in motorcycle crash

The crash happened at 4 p.m. on South Busway, according to public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

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Legal claims settled in abuse cases at Johnstown Catholic high school

Students said they were abused by Brother Stephen Baker, who worked at the school from 1992 to 2001.

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 Robert Ferrante

Jury selected for homicide trial of University of Pittsburgh researcher

Robert Ferrante, 66, is accused of using cyanide to kill his wife, Autumn Klein, 41, chief of women's neurology at UPMC Presbyterian.

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Owner of Foli's Place pleads guilty to income tax evasion

Thomas G. Foglia of North Braddock admitted that he kept two sets of books so that he could under-report his income.

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 On why he chose Warner Bros., Mac Miller said in a statement, “They have Prince.”

Mac Miller signs with Warner Bros. Records

On why he chose Warner, Miller said in a statement, "They have Prince.“

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Toyota warns motorists to stay out of front seats as air-bag probe widens

The front-passenger air bag inflators at Toyota, Honda, Nissan, BMW, GM and Mazda are at risk of rupturing, NHTSA said.

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 Mumia Abu-Jamal

Governor signs Pennsylvania law to curb 'obscene celebrity' of convicted killer Abu-Jamal

The measure was prompted by the pre-recorded speech Abu-Jamal gave earlier this month to graduates at Vermont’s Goddard College.

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 Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams smiles during training camp in Latrobe.

Steelers notebook: After Gilbert's concussion, tackle Adams steps up

Gilbert will go through normal concussion protocol, and his status for Sunday’s Colts game is unclear.

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 One person was killed in the crash on the eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike near Monroeville on Tuesday.

One killed in Pennsylvania Turnpike crash in Monroeville

The crash, between a tractor trailer and a car, was reported shortly before noon at mile 58.4, just east of the Monroeville interchange.

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 The honor guard marches in  front of the new Commissary  during the grand opening ceremony in Moon Township.

New commissary, department store open in Moon for military personnel, vets

The commissary sells groceries at discounted prices to military personnel, veterans and their families.

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Small fire forces evacuation of Mars Area High School

The fire, reported around 11 a.m., is under control.

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 Robert Morris' Lucky Jones steals the ball against Saint Francis' Ronnie Drinnon in the first half of the NEC tournament semifinals in March.

Colonials picked to finish third in Northeast Conference preseason men's hoops poll

The Robert Morris women’s squad, the defending NEC champs, was picked to win the conference again.

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Woman killed in Harrison crash identified

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the woman as Joanne McGann of Harrison.

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 This Aug. 1 photo shows the entrance to Conneaut Lake Park in Conneaut Lake, Crawford County. County officials had authorized a sheriff's sale of the century-old amusement park for November, but a judge has delayed the sale until objections from the state attorney general's office can be heard.

Sheriff's sale delayed for historic Conneaut Lake Park

The amusement park had been scheduled to be sold Nov. 7 to recoup more than $927,000 in taxes owed to Crawford County and other entities.

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