Shaniqua Taylor, 26, holds up a photo of her son Josiah Taylor. Josiah was shot and killed Tuesday at the Allegheny Dwellings on the North Side.

Investigations launched after toddler’s shooting death in North Side

Josiah Taylor, 22 months old, died after he was shot while in the care of his mother’s boyfriend in Fineview.

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 Pittsburgh police arrested 61 johns and nine prostitutes  from Aug. 4-15 as part of a national effort to quell buyers.

Pittsburgh police target sex trade; dozens arrested in crackdown

Pittsburgh vice detectives rounded up twice as many johns as last year during a national effort last month to reduce the use of prostitutes.

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Boyfriend, sister question police after jail suicide

Dana Thompson’s boyfriend and sister ask whether police should have better monitored the Turtle Creek woman, who was drunk and on pills.

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 PPG Industries Inc.

PPG liable for violations at longtime dump site

Federal judge finds PPG liable for toxic waste water discharges from its old glass manufacturing waste dump into the Allegheny River.

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 When it comes to building a headquarters hotel next to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Downtown, local officials are finding there’s no such thing as a free ride.

Developers bidding for David L. Lawrence Convention Center hotel seeking subsidies

Officials said the amounts requested are lower than in the past, when developers wanted more than $50 million in help to build the hotel.

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 The $3.5 million renovation project will replace the rails and safety cables and renovate the cars and stations on what the authority says is the oldest continuously operating funicular railway in the U.S. It opened in 1870 and has undergone four previous renovations.

Mount Washington merchants fear effects of renovations on Mon Incline

Shiloh Street businesses are girding for the impact of a 12-week construction project that will close the incline.

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 U.S.Treasurer Rosa Rios, right, smiles as she's introduced to Harriet Tubman's great-great-grand niece, Pauline Copes-Johnson of Auburn, N.Y., left, before a town hall meeting in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

Who should succeed Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill?

Historians see heated debates on which woman should replace Hamilton, the nation’s first treasury secretary.

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TRAFFIC: McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge reopens after utility line fire

The span was closed for more than four hours.

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 The Rev. Richard Freeman of the Interfaith Impact Network preaches to a crowd of steelworkers and supporters Tuesday after a march from United Steelworkers headquarters reached the U.S. Steel headquarters on Grant Street.

Steelworkers rally as U.S. Steel, Arcelor Mittal agree to allow work under recently expired contract

Rallies in Pittsburgh and other cities seek fair contracts for union workers at U.S. Steel, Allegheny Technologies and Arcelor Mittal.

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 Port Authority Police block off the entrance to the T line at Gateway Station headed toward Heinz Field after an electrical problem caused a train to shut down inside the tunnel.

Port Authority restores service after T shutdown

Service was halted this evening when the Port Authority said a support piece for an overhead electric line broke and struck the line.

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 Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, said Tuesday of personal health responsibility: “We own it. It’s our health. It’s so fundamental and yet it seems too simple.”

On 25th anniversary, Jewish Healthcare Foundation putting new focus on personal health

“It’s our health,” said Karen Wolk Feinstein, president and CEO of the foundation. “It’s so fundamental and yet it seems too simple.”

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Postal Service probes packages sent to 'Dance Moms' dancer

Postal inspectors in Murrysville destroyed packages a San Diego man sent to a young dancer on the reality TV show on the Lifetime network.

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 Third-graders wait during transition to another class in June at the Environmental Charter School.

Environmental Charter School seeks to open two more schools in Pittsburgh

The school has filed an application with Pittsburgh Public Schools to add a K-8 school in East Liberty and open a 9-12 school in the Hill.

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N.J. man gets 20 years for dealing heroin

U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon sentenced Santino Drew, 36, of New Brunswick, N.J., today following his conviction at trial in May.

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Feds investigating possible theft of $14 million from Matthews International Corp.

The U.S. attorney’s office confirmed it is investigating the incident, first disclosed by the North Shore company in a July 30 report.

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Witness testifies defendant was holding gun after friend fatally shot in Penn Hills

Damien Franklin, 22, is charged with a single count of criminal homicide in the shooting death of Nathan Hurrell, 18, of Penn Hills.

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Portion of Route 910 in Richland closed through rush-hour due to crash

Police set up a detour after the closure -- between Gibson Road and Meridian Road, according to Northwest Regional police

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Attorney says he could argue client acted in self-defense in Homewood bar shooting

Harvey Scott Jr., 27, is charged in the death of security guard Deion Nesbitt at Rendezvous Phase III bar.

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 Sen. Jane Orie leaves the Allegheny County Courthouse in Downtown Pittsburgh after her conviction in March 2012 on corruption and forgery charges.

Ex-Sen. Jane Orie files petition in federal court seeking new trial

The 208-page habeas corpus petition filed in U.S. District Court claims her case should have been handled by a special prosecutor.

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Sheraden, West Oakland homes struck by stray gunfire

A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 3100 block of Ashlyn Street in Sheraden, and shots were fired in West Oakland.

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Allegheny Intermediate Unit board opens up its deliberations

The AIU, which offers special education services, looks to “right-size” with staff cuts and potential sale of building.

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 Matt Bovee of Munhall lifts one of 36 solar panels being installed Wednesday on the roof of the Highmark SportsWorks at the Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore. More solar panels are being planned for the North Side, with the approval of a project at CCAC.

FirstEnergy to pay for solar installations at CCAC

The power produced by the solar arrays will be equivalent to that of a coal-fired power plant with emissions of 78.6 tons of CO2 a year.

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Postal officials investigate suspicious packages found at Murrysville post office

Postal inspectors were at the Route 22 post office until midnight, officials said.

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Bishop’s ex-assistant charged with Lutheran synod thefts

Authorities said Mary Housholder was an assistant to Bishop Ralph Jones based in Oil Creek Township in Venango County.

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Body of Pennsylvania man reported missing found in pond

Authorities said the body of 38-year-old David Shreve Jr., of Erie, was found in a pond behind a nursing and rehabilitation center.

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Pedestrian struck by mirror on passing bus Downtown

Officials said the unidentified woman was hospitalized after being struck by the mirror on a P76 Flyer heading outbound from Downtown.

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Murrysville council approves guide rail project for Pleasant Valley Rd

Murrysville approved an $81,320 contract with the Green Acres Contracting Company of Scottdale, PA.

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McKeesport Council enters into agreement with EQT Corp. to drill under Renziehausen Park

McKeesport will receive a signing bonus of about $3,000 per acre or $400,000.

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Man struck by lightning in West Mifflin

An employee with Family Tent Rental in Elizabeth was struck by lightning this afternoon in West Mifflin, according to statements.

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Allegheny County CYF worker charged with possessing child porn

Michael Smith, 44, of Pleasant Hills, was charged with possession and dissemination of child pornography.

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 Could more development be in store for the North Side?

Developer looks to bring hotel to East Ohio Street on the North Side

October Development is hoping to spruce up a block that is mostly abandoned.

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 The LSTs were designed in 1942 to land battle-ready tanks, vehicles, soldiers and supplies directly onto enemy beaches during World War II.

World War II ship makes stop in Pittsburgh waters

The landing ship, tank -- known as the USS LST 325 -- carried Sherman tanks to the front lines of some of the war’s defining battles.

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 The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum in Niles, Ohio, honors President William McKinley, born in the small town not far from Youngstown.

Ohio residents lament removal of McKinley name from Alaskan peak

Ohio lawmakers blocked the proposed name change for Mount McKinley for years, and denounced the decision to restore the Mount Denali name.

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 People gather hand-in-hand in prayer Monday outside the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Downtown, to mark Overdose Awareness Day.

'Thank you for doing this': Dozens turn out at Pittsburgh rally to raise awareness of addiction

The event, part of International Overdose Awareness Day, was aimed at directing resources away from punishing addicts and into helping them.

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 Harrison Marshman Jr.

Boyfriend charged in shooting death of 22-month-old boy

Harrison Marshman Jr., 30, has been charged with homicide and endangering the welfare of a child in the death of Josiah Taylor.

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 If you’re apartment hunting in or near Downtown, don’t expect any bargains.

Rental rates for apartments in Downtown Pittsburgh at record high

The average rental rate in and around the Golden Triangle is up to $1.86 a square foot.

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 Allegheny County Jail as seen from Duquesne University campus.

Allegheny County unveils details in new jail health plan

The county launched its new partnership with Allegheny Health Network to provide health care for prisoners at the jail.

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 As Adidas creative director, Sewickley native Paul Gaudio is overseeing the company's efforts to expand in the United States market.

Sewickley native tasked with making Adidas hip again in the U.S.

Paul Gaudio is facing a Super Bowl-sized challenge: to make Adidas cool again in the U.S. market.

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 About 100 community members attend the Carrick Crime and Blight Blitz Community meeting at Pittsburgh Concord Elementary School.

Carrick residents voice frustration with drugs, crime

City Hall pleads for patience, says help is on the way.

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Appeals court upholds conviction of Bridgewater councilman for 1979 murder

Superior Court rejected Gregory Scott Hopkins’ claim that police obtained key evidence of his DNA illegally from a cup he threw away.

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Pittsburgh City Council asks authorities to adopt city's non-discrimination policy

Councilman Dan Gilman’s bill asks authorities to follow the city’s policy against discrimination for sexual preference and gender identity.

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 Leroy Kent was taken into custody in the South Side.

Man charged, woman in critical condition after stabbing in Pittsburgh's Allentown neighborhood

A neighbor said blood ran down the woman's leg as she ran from a neighboring multi-unit house this afternoon.

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Allegheny County officer faces assault charges

Officer Keith Shephard was charged for scuffling with two men after leaving a tavern, a criminal complaint says.

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Turtle Creek woman hangs herself in N. Braddock lockup

The Allegheny County medical examiner's office identified the woman as Dana Thompson, 43, and ruled the manner of death as suicide.

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 A woman was killed when her car crashed head-on into this truck in Jefferson Monday night.

Woman, 29, killed in head-on crash in Butler County

Police said 29-year-old Karen Lynn Risinger was driving north on Bonniebrook Road when the head-on crash occurred, police said.

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Tractor rolls over, kills Washington County man

James McDade, 57, was driving his tractor on a hill when it rolled over multiple times, officials said.

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Firefighter charged in fatal crash in Westmoreland County

Gary L. Moore, 33, died in the February crash in Sewickley Township.

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Westinghouse High coach on leave after report of student injury

The district received a report a Westinghouse student was injured while “being admonished” by one of the team’s assistant coaches.

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Unemployment rate steady at 5.2 percent for Pittsburgh region

The regional job count that is not seasonally adjusted fell by 7,700 from June, but the total number was up by 38,000 over July 2014.

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 The scene at Bayardstown Social Club, with Slim Forsythe and His New Payday Loners performing in the background.

Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: Bayardstown Social Club in Strip makes a quick success of socializing

Born on a vacant lot on Penn Avenue, Bayardstown is a bring-your-own party to which everyone’s invited, including kids and dogs.

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