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 Grand Oaks Manor, the historic home in Brentwood owned by Bob Cranmer. Cranmer has written a book about the home, which he believes was haunted until it underwent an exorcism several years ago.

Former residents of Brentwood 'demon' house dispute book's claims

Bob Cranmer’s new book, which stirred a controversy, describes evil forces that inhabited his Brownsville Road home.

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 Joe McGurk checks to make sure that Leah has swallowed her vitamin pill before giving her other medications. Leah has Dravet syndrome.To get her brain to stop seizures, Leah takes six medications a day.

Beaver Falls family hopes for legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania

The McGurk family advocates for medical marijuana law in Pennsylvania to help their two girls with severe epilepsy.

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 David Drake, Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, stands next to Nine Mile Run in Frick Park as he addresses a traveling workshop from the Wildlife Society's annual conference in Pittsburgh.

City life and wildlife: Pittsburgh's urban conservation on display

The 2014 national convention of the Wildlife Society gives Pittsburgh a chance to display some animal magnetism.

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Symposium on Salk focuses on his work in sustainability

Salk Symposium celebrates 100th anniversary of Jonas Salk’s birth, focusing on his work on sustainability.

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 Actor David Conrad, artist-in-residence at the Kiski School, a private boarding school for boys in Saltsburg that is his alma mater, coaches students during one-on-one session Wednesday. The students are rehearsing the play "Goldstar, Ohio" by Michael Tisdale. The play is about true stories of families from Ohio who who were killed in the Al Anbar province of Iraq.

Kiski student play gets some star power from David Conrad

David Conrad leaves behind the lights of Hollywood to work with drama students at his alma mater The Kiski School.

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Bid to reopen Freeh report before Penn State board

Some trustees who accuse the Freeh report in the Jerry Sandusky scandal of unfairly tarnishing Penn State, finally could get their wish.

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 At the 14th Annual Sen. John Heinz Law Enforcement Awards Day, held at the Sheraton Hotel at Station Square, from left to right: Allegheny county Common Pleas Court Judge Kathleen Durkin, members of the Allegheny County Sheriff's Non-Support Warrant Squad: Sgt Michael Scherbanic , Detective Mark Zimmerman , Sgt. James Klingensmith, Detectives Vincent Longo and Jay Stegena and Chairman Larry Dunn during the "Amen Corner's" .

Allegheny County law enforcement officials honored at awards luncheon

Fourteen law enforcement officials were honored Friday at the annual Amen Corner Senator John Heinz Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon.

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Pennsylvania website seeks public feedback on what students should learn

The website cost $249,559 to build, with Team Pennsylvania Foundation paying $215,000.

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Police ask help finding man missing from Lawrenceville

Andre Gray is described as a black male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 200 pounds with a full beard.

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Man who claimed he was shot in East Liberty arrested

A man who came to the emergency room with three gunshot wounds to one of his legs was later arrested on an outstanding burglary warrant.

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 Richard Mellon Scaife in 1997.

Scaife-related foundations poised to take bigger stage

Foundations once run by Richard Mellon Scaife will get huge infusions to spend on conservative groups, local charities.

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 Dr. Amesh A. Adalja

Pittsburgh Ebola expert Amesh Adalja in demand all over the world

A senior associate at the UPMC Center for Health Security, Dr. Adalja has become the go-to expert for media to talk about Ebola.

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State sets Ebola monitoring protocol

The Allegheny Department of Health will be responsible to monitor travelers from West Africa who arrive here for signs of Ebola infection

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WVU study links mountaintop mining to lung cancer

A new study at West Virginia University strengthens mountaintop coal mining’s link to high cancer rates in nearby communities.

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Teenager to stand trial in Hill District killing

A teenager was ordered Friday to stand trial on charges that he killed a man in the Hill District this summer.

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 The Fifth Avenue Place headquarters of Highmark in view with the U.S. Steel Tower offices of UPMC Downtown Pittsburgh.

Private practitioners feel pressure from UPMC, Highmark battle

Highmark and UPMC are bypassing physicians and contacting patients directly to keep them in their networks.

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Section of East Busway to be closed today

A section of the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway will be closed today for construction near East Liberty Station, detouring the P1 East

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Yearlong drug probe leads to several arrests

The suspects are charged with distributing heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs and marijuana.

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One person dead after two separate shootings in Washington

A 21-year-old man who was shot in the parking lot of a bar in Washington early today has died from his wounds.

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 Mazzy Bailey, then 17, of Bedford Dwellings in the Hill District, goes in for a dunk in 2012 at a lowered rim during events at the Bedford Dwellings Community Day as organized by the Housing Authority. The authority won’t release its findings from an investigation into tenant council elections at the housing complex.

Pittsburgh Housing Authority won’t release probe results

The authority’s 76-page report covers allegations over Bedford Dwellings tenant council election procedures.

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 Carving pumpkins is a great activity for all to enjoy.

Host a pumpkin carving party this weekend

Pumpkin carving is a simple, fun affair for everyone to enjoy.

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 Robert Ferrante, center, is flanked by his defense attorneys William Diffenderfer, left, and Wendy Williams as he is escorted to Judge Jeffrey Manning's courtroom Thursday.

Unsealed warrant in cyanide case reveals Ferrante online searches

Robert Ferrante's trial for one count of criminal homicide in the death of his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein, began Thursday.

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 Lincoln Levys

Wilkinsburg couple charged in death of 5-week-old daughter

Saige Levys died Thursday at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC after someone called 911 to report that she was unresponsive.

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Section of East Busway to close Saturday in East Liberty

The detour will be in effect from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Mount Washington Transit Tunnel to close early Saturday

Buses will detour inbound via Allentown and outbound using the Wabash Tunnel. Rail service will use the tunnel but with delays.

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Two suspects sought in fatal shooting in West End

Pittsburgh police said two men shot Ronnell Smith at 1:50 a.m. as he was getting into his vehicle in the 100 block of Steuben Street.

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 Rendering of the Granite Building hotel project.

Boutique hotel downtown Pittsburgh to cater to 'cool'

The Forbes Hotel, the working name for the new project, is being started amid a hotel boom Downtown.

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 Robert Ferrante is escorted to the courtroom Thursday.

ER doctors take the stand in Ferrante cyanide trial

Physicians were able to stabilize Autumn Klein when she was brought in April 17, 2013, but she died three days later.

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 Doug Shields

Former Pittsburgh Councilman Doug Shields works for current one

Mr. Shields, who was hired June 3 as a consultant for Councilwoman Darlene Harris, waits approval for unique job situation.

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 Rivets line the interior of the bridge in September.

Partnership to replace 558 bridges in Pa., dozens of small ones in Allegheny County

Under the agreement, the consortium will design and construct the bridges and maintain them for 25 years; PennDOT will retain ownership.

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Police looking for thief posing as Allegheny County district attorney

Police say the man went to at least three stores in Butler County claiming he’s the district attorney or a member of his staff.

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Penn Hills man held for court in fatal shooting of motorcyclist

Kenneth Harrison, 41, is charged with homicide, conspiracy and five counts each of attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

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State ​DEP fines Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority for safe drinking water violations

The $114,000 fine is the largest the DEP's Safe Drinking Water Program in the Southwest Region has levied in 20 years.

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 "The law-abiding and hard-working people of Homewood deserve safe streets and peaceful neighborhoods," said U.S. Attorney David Hickton.

Feds dismantle powerful cocaine, heroin rings in Pittsburgh

Federal agents are looking for four on the run, including one suspect from San Bernardino, Calif., and another from Clarksburg, W.Va.

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 Few lights shine at the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus in Oakland.

Pitt revises handling of intellectual property rights deal

Details on new policies set to be released to faculty on Monday.

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Mt. Lebanon police searching for driver in hit-and-run with pedestrian

Authorities said the woman, 42, was taken to UPMC Mercy with serious injuries.

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Alleged leader of counterfeit credit card ring arrested in Allegheny County

But the Pennsylvania AG’s office says an accomplice in the scheme remains at large.

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Driver killed in Westmoreland County crash

Authorities said the victim failed to make a left curve and veered off the road and his vehicle went down a steep embankment.

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 This image show the damage to the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters caused by a fire on Oct.

Final inventory shows more than 300 photos, other items lost in Flight 93 Memorial fire

Lost in the fire were 334 original photographs and 25 recovered items and personal mementos of passengers and crew members of Flight 93.

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Westmoreland County man to stand trial in beating death of girlfriend

A district judge in August dismissed the homicide and first-degree murder charges against Gregory Randall, 57, of Laurel Mountain.

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 The Port Authority board voted without dissent to approve an 18-month agreement with Aetna Inc., which outbid Highmark and UPMC.

Port Authority OKs health plan that will save agency $6.5 million

The agreement preserves employee access to doctors in the Highmark, UPMC and independent networks

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Allegheny County Health Department updates guidelines for controlling Legionella

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation paid $60,000 to RAND Corp. to compile the guidelines.

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 Sen. Mike Stack, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor.

Pa. senator may hold seat, despite lieutenant governor nomination

Wolf’s running mate considers double duty; might retain Senate seat if elected.

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 Acting Pittsburgh police Chief  Cameron McLay with Mayor Bill Peduto.

Pittsburgh City Council moves forward with more money for anti-violence program

Despite concerns from several members, the council may approve additional money for the Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime.

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 Jeremy Casella will perform Downtown at New City Church Friday at 8. Mr. Casella is a Johnstown native but now calls Nashville home.

Artist Jeremy Casella headlines a night of music at New City Church

The Johnstown native will perform Friday evening at the Downtown venue as part of Cafe 304.

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Duquesne woman charged with stabbing boyfriend to death

Allegheny County police said Brooke Coleman, 28, is accused of killing Laron Howard, 35, after an argument in their South Fifth Street home.

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 Robert Ferrante is escorted to Judge Jeffrey A. Manning's courtroom Thursday.

Jury in cyanide poisoning case hears recording of 911 call

Robert Ferrante is accused of buying cyanide online and giving it to his wife, Autumn Klein, causing her death in April 2013.

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Shadyside man arrested on child porn charges

Adham Mandour, 27, who is currently in the United States on a student visa, admitted to downloading or viewing images of child pornography.

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New Castle man pleads guilty, faces life in prison on child porn charges

Donald Miller, 43, pleaded to producing child pornography and faces sentencing in January in U.S. District Court.

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Hampton's proposed budget calls for zero tax increase

Council President Vic Son said during Wednesday night’s meeting that the proposed budget for 2015 will be presented to the public on Dec. 3.

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