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 Josh Scobee kicks a second quarter field goal against the Baltimore Ravens in December.

After Hartley's injury, Steelers trade sixth-round pick for kicker Scobee, make roster moves

Scobee, a fifth-round draft choice of the Jaguars in 2004, had been their place kicker for the past 11 seasons.

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 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant makes a first-down catch Saturday against the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant's four-game suspension upheld

Bryant will be allowed to practice with his teammates for the remainder of this week and is eligible to return Oct. 2.

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 "If our kids aren’t nervous on Friday night and Saturday morning, they probably aren’t ready to play,” Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi said.

Narduzzi excited, but admits nerves as Pitt enters game week

Narduzzi’s head coaching debut is Saturday as the Panthers host Youngstown State at Heinz Field.

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Motorcyclist injured in Aliquippa crash

The incident was reported at 10:36 a.m. on Main Street, authorities said.

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 Vice President Joe Biden leaves the stage after a speech in Washington in April.

VP Joe Biden plans visit to Pittsburgh on Labor Day

The White House said in a news release today that further details will be released later.

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Steelworkers union sues Allegheny Ludlum over plans to drop workers' health insurance

Union officials contend the workers should be covered until Nov. 30 under the terms of the labor agreement that expired June 30.

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Homestead heroin dealer sentenced to 15 years

Brandon Thompson, 30, had pleaded guilty in May to his role as a supplier for a gang of dealers called the Uptown Crew.

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 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives at federal court in New York City today.

No deal reached for Goodell, Brady; judge to rule on suspension this week

The Patriots host the Steelers Sept. 10 in the NFL's season-opening game.

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 Paul Organisak in October 2013, at a news conference as the Pittsburgh exhibition of the Rubber Duck was coming to a close.

Man instrumental to bringing rubber duck to Pittsburgh leaves Cultural Trust

Paul Organisak, 53, vice president of programming for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, resigns to rest and recharge

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Allegheny County D.A. will retry arson case from 1995 when 3 firefighters were killed

Gregory Brown was found guilty of three counts of second-degree murder for the 1995 Valentine's Day fire that killed three firefighters.

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Pittsburgh gasoline prices fall on global concerns

Retail gasoline prices in Pittsburgh dropped 10 cents to $2.60 a gallon Monday morning.

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PennDOT suspends major roadway construction for pope's visit to Philly

Roadwork will be suspended from Sept. 22 through Sept. 27.

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Alpha Natural Resources executive resigns amid restructuring

The company is one of the nation’s biggest coal producers and has mines in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Wyoming.

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Drug-ring leader sentenced to more than 7 years

Juwan Woods, 32, known as "Whiz," was sentenced Friday to 87 months behind bars.

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 Five-year-old Prince suffered a seizure and died last week at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

Officials: White lion at Nemacolin resort dies after surgery

Prince suffered a fatal seizure Thursday caused by adverse effects from anesthesia after undergoing a procedure to treat an ear infection.

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Outbound Parkway West overnight closures begin tonight

Through Wednesday, outbound closures begin at 9 p.m. from the Fort Pitt Tunnel to I-79 with inbound single-lane traffic in the same area.

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ATV driver killed in Derry Township

Michael Winklosky, of Derry Township, was killed when he lost control of the ATV he was driving in a wooded area north of Route 316,

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 Police say Wanna Suansun was renting the second apartment that was raided by authorities in Min Buri, in Bangkok's outskirts, and where police found fertilizer, gun powder, digital clocks and remote-controlled cars whose parts can be used for detonation.

Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe

Police said the two were part of a group responsible for the Aug. 17 blast in central Bangkok that killed 20 people.

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Parkway West reopens after construction finishes for weekend

But there’s more construction coming this week.

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Man in critical condition after Knoxville shooting

A Knoxville man is in critical condition after he was shot Sunday evening, according to public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

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 Harlequins' Nick Evans, left, and USA Eagels' Al McFarland battle for a loose ball in an international friendly Sunday at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Harlequins won, 24-19.

U.S. rugby team drops match to London’s Harlequins

The United States men’s rugby team, dropped a hard-hitting game to London’s storied Harlequins club, 24-19, at PPL Park.

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Small fire breaks out at Allegheny County Jail

The fire, which happened shortly before 6 p.m., set off smoke alarms and caused city and county fire units to respond.

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Several injured in Beaver County crash

A vehicle drove through a fence along Route 30 about 4 p.m., Beaver County dispatcher reports

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Officials determine cause of Penn Hills fire

Officials found “supporting evidence” that led them to believe that the fire was caused by a man cooking while intoxicated.

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 The Pirates' Charlie Morton commits a throwing error on the Rockies' Dustin Garneau in the sixth inning. Ben Paulsen and Daniel Descalso scored on the play.

Rockies win series finale against Pirates, 5-0

The Pirates close the month with a 19-8 record, their best August since going 19-8 in August 1992.

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Woman stabbed to death in New Brighton apartment

Police were called to the Mulberry Apartments in New Brighton at 11 p.m. Saturday and found a woman stabbed multiple times.

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Fight in Indiana County leaves one man shot, another cut

State police responded to the Copper Beach apartments on Medlar Drive in White Township shortly after midnight for a report of a large

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 Pirates' Andrew McCutchen hits a home run against the Cubs in the third inning when the teams played against each other on Aug. 5 at PNC Park. The rainout game from Aug. 3 will be made up for with a doubleheader on Sept. 15.

Pirates-Cubs set doubleheader Sept. 15 to make up for rainout

The game will be part of a split doubleheader, with the first game starting at 1:35 p.m. and the second starting at 7:05 p.m.

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 An automobile-tractor trailer crash blocked Noblestown Road in Pittsburgh's East Carnegie neighborhood Sunday morning, fouling traffic on the detour for the westbound Parkway West.

Parkway West detour reopened after crash

The accident occurred around 9 a.m. in the 600 block of Noblestown Road in the East Carnegie neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

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 Pirates' J.A. Happ pitches against the Rockies Saturday at PNC Park.

Happ strong again as Pirates win, 4-3

J.A. Happ has allowed just two runs in 23 frames over his past four outings, all wins for the surging Pirates (79-49).

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 Marchers on Saturday protest the recent spike in heroin overdoses in Washington County.

March addresses spike in Washington County heroin overdoses

"I want people to speak out and speak up," said organizer Michael Markley, a Washington, Pa., native. "This is poison."

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 Paul Heckbert, left, of Edgewood and Yale Cohen of Squirrel Hill, after getting off the Capitol Limited in Connellsville Friday morning. The two were trying out Amtrak's planned new service that allows cyclists to roll their bikes onto the train without boxing them.

Bicyclists test out roll-on train service for Amtrak

Amtrak has not announced the start date for the service but a spokeswoman said it could be as soon as this week.

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Shaler man charged with killing girlfriend

The suspect is charged with homicide, abuse of a corpse and evidence tampering.

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 Antonio Brown, left, Ben Roethlisberger, center, and Michael Vick talk on the sidelines during a time out against the Bills Saturday.

Another kicker injured as Bills shred Steelers, 43-19

Hartley's hamstring injury likely will prompt Steelers to hold another tryout; defense never gets up to speed in third preseason loss.

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 People pay respects at a makeshift memorial Saturday at a gas station in Houston for Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth, who was fatally shot while pumping gas Friday night. Prosecutors on Saturday charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the killing of Deputy Goforth.

Arrest made in ambush slaying of deputy outside Houston, police say

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman identified the suspect as Shannon J. Miles. Miles is in custody on a charge of capital murder.

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 Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Oakmont, this month wrote to state Treasurer Timothy Reese to request “a loan, from whatever source you deem appropriate and in such amount as may be necessary” to help pay salaries for members and approximately 650 employees of the Democratic caucus.

Budget impasse leaving House Democrats in the lurch

Human service agencies are feeling a cash-flow crunch and some school districts have approved tapping lines of credit to pay the bills.

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2 wounded in early-morning shooting in Strip District

Gunfire erupted in the 2500 block of Penn Avenue.

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Pittsburgh police probe shooting in Riverview Park

The shooting occurred Friday night.

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 The parkway closures have started and will continue through 6 a.m. Monday.

TRAFFIC: Parkway West closures continue this weekend, next week

Everything you need to know to dodge the orange barrels.

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Man found in lake died of natural causes

In Ryoo, a Coraopolis-area pediatrician from Moon, was discovered by rescue divers in the lake Thursday afternoon.

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 Perrigo, which makes over-the-counter medicines, has resisted repeated overtures from Mylan.

Mylan gets approval in pursuit of Perrigo

Mylan said that more than two-thirds of shareholders had backed the vote. It needed more than half in order to pursue the takeover.

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 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

Disciplinary board seeks Attorney General Kane’s law license

Kathleen Kane has 10 days to respond and make the case as to why she should be able to keep her license.

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2 admit roles in drug ring behind East End violence

Most of the suspects in the case are in their 30s and 40s and have extensive criminal records, meaning they face long federal prison terms.

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 Drew Zoldak, shown here in May, is on unpaid leave from his position as a science teacher.

Plum teacher faces trial in witness intimidation

Drew Zoldak is accused of identifying a young woman who was the alleged victim of an institutional sexual assault by another teacher.

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Hill District men will stand trial in barber’s killing

Keith Payne, 19, and Javahn Griffin, 22, both waived their preliminary hearings Friday morning.

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 The Pirates' Gregory Polanco scores Friday against the Rockies. See the complete photo slideshow from the game in the article.

Polanco's bat, arm lead Pirates to 5-3 victory over Rockies

Winners for the 13th time in their past 16 games, the Pirates climbed to a season-high 29 games over .500.

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Allegheny County police officer charged with simple assault

The charges were issued by the South Fayette police.

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State police looking for two suspects in armed robbery in Fayette County

State police said two men went into the Circle K at 251 Hopwood-Fairchance Road, brandished handguns and demanded money and cigarettes.

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Venango County man found guilty in fatal North Side stabbing

David Umstead, 31, will be sentenced on Nov. 24 by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Beth A. Lazzara.

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Fayette County crash claims second victim

Tyler Wolfe, 22, of Connellsville, died at UPMC Presbyterian, where both he and passenger Kayla Wiltrout were flown after a crash Thursday.

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