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 West Virginia's Daryl Worley breaks up a pass intended for Alabama's Amari Cooper at the Georgia Dome on Aug. 30, 2014.

Morgantown police issue warrant for WVU cornerback

West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley is charged with battery after an altercation with a female outside a nightclub early Sunday morning.

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Attorney for Leon Ford asks court to lift gag order

A gag order was issued in the case by Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey A. Manning in the days leading up to jury selection.

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Thompson Run Road restrictions start today

The traffic restrictions are scheduled to last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from today though Sept. 26.

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 The U.S. flag is reflected in the window of a Pennsylvania State Police vehicle in Scranton for the viewing of Cpl. Bryon Dickson. Trooper Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove.

Pa. residents on edge as manhunt continues for 'survivalist' who killed trooper

Some area school districts decided not to open, including Pocono Mountain district, where alleged shooter Eric M. Frein was once a student.

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North Hills headshop owner and son face new federal drug charges

Akhil Mishra, who was part of national investigation, and his adult son, are charged with selling materials used to dilute and heroin.

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Goodbye Rosedale Technical Institute; hello Rosedale Technical College

Non-profit school says it is changing its name to better reflect its impact on workforce development.

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State Supreme Court refuses to hear Orie appeal

Former state Sen. Jane Orie wanted the state Supreme Court to review her conviction on forgery, theft of services and other charges.

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NFL, players agree to new performance-enhancing drug policy

The new rules mean the Broncos’ Wes Welker and two other suspended players can return to their teams this week.

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Innovation Works receives $800,000 to expand AlphaLab

The federal grant is expected to create 300 jobs and bring in $225 million in private investment.

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 Gregg Gillis, the electronic music artist known as Girl Talk, will perform at Stage AE on New Year's Eve.

Girl Talk to ring in new year at Stage AE

Tickets start at $35 and go on sale Friday at all Ticketmaster locations.

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Port Authority announces weekend T detours

Crews will replace the crossing at Potomac Avenue.

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Franklin Regional stabbing suspect allowed to attend relative's funeral visitation

Alex Hribal, 16, will remain in the physical custody of the Westmoreland County sheriff’s office at all times.

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 Ron Tomalis resigned as special adviser on higher education effective Aug. 26.

Auditor general expands probe of Pennsylvania education department

The move comes in the wake of new reports about the job performance of Ron Tomalis, a former special adviser on higher education.

about 5 hours ago

Three Brookline schools evacuated due to threats

The schools are West Liberty, South Brook 6-8 and Pioneer, which serves special needs students.

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 Jim Krenn.

Former longtime WDVE host Jim Krenn returns to radio for weekly KDKA morning gig

Mr. Krenn, last heard on local airwaves in December 2011, joins the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway from 8 to 9 a.m.

about 5 hours ago

Pittsburgh man sentenced in heroin ring case

A father and son were involved in the conspiracy together.

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U.S. Steel shares surge after restructuring moves

U.S. Steel shares closed Tuesday at $41.41, up $1.75; today, they topped $46.50 in pre-market trading.

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FedEx earnings exceed expectations

Revenue for the Memphis-based shipping giant increased 7 percent to $11.7 billion, from $11 billion last year.

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Enterovirus reaches Pennsylvania; at least six cases reported in Erie, Philly

Health officials say 12 states, including Pennsylvania, now have respiratory illnesses caused by enterovirus 68, an uncommon virus.

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Fire destroys meat packing facility in Armstrong County

No injuries were reported in the fire, which was called in at 1:37 a.m. at the Dayton Packing Co. in Wayne, officials said.

about 9 hours ago

 Willie Nelson plays "Still is Still Moving to Me," at the Benedum Center.

Concert review: Willie Nelson proves more than advertised

Sometimes legends disappoint you. Other times they are everything they are advertised to be, and more. That was Willie Nelson Tuesday night.

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New Castle-based Jameson Health System to become part of UPMC

As part of the deal, UPMC will invest $70 million to develop services at Jameson’s 25 facilities.

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 Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan speaks today at a news conference in Blooming Grove. Commissioner Noonan identified Eric Matthew Frein, 31,  as the gunman who killed one trooper and injured another in a late-night ambush outside a state police barracks.

Manhunt underway for 'survivalist' charged in Pennsylvania trooper's killing

Commissioner Frank Noonan identified the suspect as 31-year-old Eric Matthew Frein of Canadensis.

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 State Sen. Don White, R-Indiana, is proposing a bill that would allow Pennsylvania school employees, upon obtaining licensing and certification, to carry firearms in school buildings and on the grounds.

Pennsylvania bill would allow teachers, school staff to bring guns to work

The measure would authorize school boards to permit teachers, administrators and other staff members to arm themselves to protect students.

about 16 hours ago

Former St. Anthony parishioners petition Vatican to reopen church building

Parishioners from the former St. Anthony Parish in Monongahela have filed a formal petition with the Vatican seeking to reopen the building.

about 16 hours ago

 Kent Tekulve, who played with the Pirates in the 1970s and '80s, is recovering from a Sept. 5 heart transplant.

Former Pirates pitcher Kent Tekulve recovering from heart transplant

Tekulve fell ill with heart failure from blocked coronary arteries on Christmas Eve, and had the transplant surgery on Sept. 5.

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Beaver County man pleads guilty to stealing nearly $360,000 from company

Over the years, Peter Kalemon deposited 80 checks into an Alltrans account for his own use, prosecutors say.

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 The Pirates' Russell Martin is greeted at home by Neil Walker after hitting a two-run blast against the Red Sox Tuesday at PNC Park.

Pirates, Morton shut out Red Sox, 4-0

Charlie Morton goes five innings and Pirates improve to 80-70 behind home runs from Russell Martin and Starling Marte.

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 Thousands of Pirates fans make their way to PNC Park for the National League wild-card game against the Reds last season.

Limited Pirates postseason tickets on sale Thursday

A limited number of tickets for possible Wild Card and Division Series games at PNC Park will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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 About two dozen parishioners staged an overnight vigil in April at St. Anthony's, protesting the church's closing.

Former ​St. Anthony parishioners petition Vatican to reopen church building

In 2011, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh merged St. Anthony and Transfiguration parishes into one parish.

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Enrollment losses drive Cal U to lay off 16

The university will leave another 14 vacant positions unfilled.

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IUP student charged in stabbing near campus

William Rivera, 21, of Reston, Va., was arraigned today.

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Airport to allow limited deer hunting again

Airport Authority accepting applications for archery-only permits, with a limited number chosen on Sept. 24

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Lawrence County jail guard accused of selling drugs suspended

Michael Llewellyn of Cranberry will keep his medical and other benefits until the charges are resolved.

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 The Steelers' Mike Mitchell dives to try to stop the Ravens' Owen Daniels in the third quarter of Thursday's loss in Baltimore.

Tomlin: Steelers defense must do better with 'fundamental things'

Through the first two weeks of the season the Steelers are among the worst teams in rush defense, turnover ratio, tackling and penalties.

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 Robert Ferrante

Trial for Pitt researcher charged in cyanide poisoning postponed a week

Jury selection for Robert Ferrante, 65, was supposed to begin Oct. 14, but now has been kicked back to Oct 21.

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Mt. Pleasant woman involved in crash likely died of heart attack, coroner's office says

Nancy T. O'Shea, 72, died after her vehicle crashed off Mt. Pleasant Road.

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 Don Kretschmann, owner of Kretschmann Family Organic Farm, cleans carrots July 21 at his farm in Rochester.

Beaver County farm challenges compressor station permit

The Kretschmann family argues that zoning ordinances fail to protect existing agricultural land.

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 Two longtime Dick’s Sporting Goods executives, including the Findlay sporting goods retailer’s president and chief operating officer Joseph H. Schmidt, have announced plans to retire.

Dick's Sporting Goods president, executive vice president to retire

Joseph H. Schmidt has been president and chief operating officer since 2009 and been with the company since 1990.

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Man, 21, killed in Penn Hills shooting

Allegheny County and Penn Hills police responded at 8:12 p.m. to the 8000 block of Thon Drive.

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 A Hill District woman was killed overnight when she drove the wrong way across the Birmingham Bridge and crashed into the wall of an unfinished ramp, Pittsburgh police said.

Police: Woman, 25, killed driving wrong way on Birmingham Bridge in Oakland

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. today on the Oakland side of the bridge.

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 Democratic candidate for governor Tom Wolf, left, talks with Greg Taranto, center, principal at Canonsburg Middle School, and seventh-grade social studies teacher Robert Stone.

Wolf again hits Corbett on education funding

During a campaign stop, Democrat Tom Wolf said he wants a severance tax on natural gas drilling to fund schools  if he becomes governor.

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 Douglas, left, and Kristen Barbour, right, leave the Allegheny County Courthouse today after being sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Manning.

Franklin Park couple sentenced for abusing adoptees

Douglas and Kristen Barbour each had pleaded no contest to two counts of endangerment.

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Man found dead in car over hillside in South Strabane

A Washington, Pa., man was found dead in a car over a hillside in South Strabane, the county coroner said.

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 Leon Ford reacts Monday after he was found not guilty of aggravated assault.

Jury finds Pittsburgh-area man not guilty of aggravated assault in traffic stop shooting

Leon Ford was also charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and escape, but the jury was deadlocked on those charges.

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WVU cornerback suspended indefinitely

West Virginia returned one cornerback from suspension Sunday only to have another be suspended Monday.

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Penn Hills exonerates tax collector

The council approved a resolution exonerating the district from collecting $1,280,351 in uncollected 2014 real estate taxes.

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Hulton Bridge to close this weekend

Workers will install water and sewer lines along Hulton Road on the Oakmont side of the Allegheny River.

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Shaler man charged in assault, attempted rape

Police said the attack occurred at a Lawrence County campground.

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Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming

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