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 Six members of the Friendship 9 are shown in 1961, two days after their release from jail. In front, from left, are James Wells, Willie McCleod and Thomas Gaither. In back, from left, are Clarence Graham, Willie D. Massey and David Williamson.

Pittsburgh-area man among 'Friendship Nine' activists whose convictions erased in 1961 sit-in

Thomas Gaither, Butler County, was arrested for trying to integrate a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C.

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 IUP students leave the student union Wednesday.

Indiana University’s new tuition plan will hit students in the wallet

One student who is taking 16 credits expects to see her tuition rise by $1,628 a year to $8,448, an increase of about 24 percent.

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 Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein were married at the historic Old North Church in Boston.

Irretrievably Broken: A preview to the Robert Ferrante sentencing

“Irretrievably Broken,” a series chronicling the lives of Robert Ferrante and Autumn Klein, begins Sunday. Take a first look at their story.

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 Jenkins family members during an interview in attorney Scott Westcott's office Wednesday. Lonnie Jenkins, was beaten by two Pittsburgh Police officers in an incident at the Renewal Center, Downtown.

Family calls for change after police beat man at a Downtown halfway house

Two officers beat Lonnie Jenkins with batons a combined 17 times, after he did not obey their commands, according to an affidavit.

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 Police have at least one person in custody and a firearm has been recovered at the Propel School in the Braddock Hills Shopping Center.

Wilkinsburg, Propel schools develop security plans

School officials and police are mapping out long-term security plans for area schools after two recent incidents on or near school campuses.

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Suits take aim at factory farm air pollution

Federal lawsuits aim to get the EPA to control noxious chemicals and odors produced by factory farms.

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Developer visualizes residences betwen Heinz Field, PNC Park

Columbus developer Continental Real Estate Cos. pitched a plan to the city to build apartments adjacent to the Hyatt Place hotel.

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 Jack Lynch, 9, of O'Hara Twp., center, plaid shirt, gets a lesson in robotics from (left) Srinivasan Sheshan and his sons Arvind, 10 and Sanjay Seshan, 12 at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library in Fox Chapel.

Fox Chapel brothers lead the next generation of computer scientists

They taught a program at Fox Chapel’s Cooper Siegel Library Sunday.

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Butler County nursing home sale forestalls tax increase, covers project costs

The 2015 budget holds the line on property tax rates.

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 From left, 6th graders Kayleigh Ferderbar, 12, and Vinisha Sant, 11, work to program a robot during the Fox Chapel Area School District's RoboClass 101, which teaches the basics of robots design and programming, at the Dorseyville Middle School on Dec. 18, 2014.

High-schoolers visit middle school to create interest in STEM

Two high school students provide a free, three-part class on robotics at Dorseyville Middle School to capture the interest of students

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Reborn Mifflin Township Historical Society wants to be more than 'a group storing old stuff'

Mifflin Township Historical Society has a new home, a jump in membership and a regular schedule of meetings planned for 2015.

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 Cam Howard, left, and his sister, Riley, get ready for the first day of school.

Fighting rare disease, Hampton second-grader finds acceptance

Cam Howard, 8, has progeria, a rare condition in which children age at a rate much faster than normal.

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 Artist renderings of Michael Baker Science and Engineering Building on the Beaver campus.

Penn State announces $9.5 million project to renovate science and engineering building

Work planned to upgrade labs at Michael Baker Science and Engineering Building on the Beaver campus.

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Breast cancer patients are 'Casting for Recovery'

The nonprofit helps breast cancer patients with education and peer support and with therapy through the sport of fly fishing.

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 Cmdr. Alysa L. Ambrose Mansfield graduated from CMU in 1995.

Hampton native takes command of USS Gravely

Cmdr. Alysa L. Ambrose Mansfield is among growing number of women in top leadership roles in the U.S. Navy.

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West Mifflin school district files lawsuit against former official

The former assistant business manager is said to owe the district $5,174 in tuition reimbursements.

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Montour school district appoints substitute superintendent

Terrence Kushner will hold the post until March 31, when he is expected to become acting superintendent.

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North Allegheny school district budget has $5.5 million shortfall

The business manager said their are too many unknowns to determine if a tax increase will be necessary.

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Penn Hills planning director, 'dreamer' to retire

Howard Davidson has seen much change during the nearly 40 years he has worked for the municipality.

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From Sarnoff to Seinfeld, Harvard lecturer explores Jewish characters in television

Congregation Emanu-El Israel program raises many questions on the presence and absence of American Jews in the television industry.

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Peters council delays action on gas drilling ordinance

The township will form a working group to gather information and make recommendations to council on the drilling of gas wells.

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Meeting may shed light on future of Chartiers Avenue Bottom Dollar

Since the mid-January closing of Bottom Dollar, McKees Rocks leaders worry about “walkable” access to a supermarket.

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North Huntingdon to get fingerprint machine

Other police departments will be permitted to use it, after training.

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Mt. Lebanon approves trap-and-euthanize deer cull

Mt. Lebanon hires Wildlife Specialists of Wellsboro, Pa., for trap-and-euthanize deer cull effort.

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Action on South Fayette Pinnacle Point plan postponed

The 92-home open space plan is proposed on Old Oakdale Road about 1 mile from the South Fayette School District campus.

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 Joe Jackson.

Sewickley theater teacher's performance presents opportunity for students

Joe Jackson, who teaches dance at Sewickley Academy, is performing with Pittsburgh Public Theater, which is benefiting his students.

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 Ava Shazer, 7 of Collier, runs her feet along a "slip nott" to make her shoes stickier before heading back on the basketball court Jan. 22 at the Collier Community Center. The $5 million recreation center was open Jan. 22 for a youth basketball program and an aerobics class and will officially open Feb. 2.

Collier set to open community center

The $5 million center, which will open Monday, has been built on what was once a military Nike site.

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Monroeville Chorus starts season, needs members

The group, which performs show tunes, music from the 1950s to 1970s, patriotic music and more, has two concerts scheduled so far this year.

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'Give a Thread' aiming for Guinness world record

Organizers of a clothing drive at the University of Pittsburgh hope to collect 150,000 pieces in an effort to set a world record.

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Students enjoy 'dancing for a difference' at Shari's in Whitehall

Dance Workshop by Shari in Whitehall raises money for nonprofits through its foundation, Dancing for a Difference.

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Alzheimer's caregivers share their stories in book

Members of Clergy Against Alzheimer’s have written the book, which is available on Amazon.

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Gateway School District may consider reorganizing schools

The district also is developing a five-year plan for capital projects.

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 Principal Adam Sikorski, left, and assistant principal Michael Henaghan are duct taped to a wall as part of fundraising efforts for the Peters Township Middle School’s dance-a-thon.

'Sticky situation' aids Peters middle school’s dance-a-thon

Middle-schoolers pay to duct tape administrators to a wall as part of a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Shaler prepares new clean water consent order

The old order expires March 30; the township needs to request a one-to-two-year extension from the Allegheny County Health Department.

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Penn Hills school board superintendent resigns

Assistant superintendent Nancy Hines has been named acting superintendent, effective Feb. 1, replacing Thomas K. Washington.

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South Park Middle School to get $20 million renovation

Work on the 39-year-old school is to begin this summer and will include a new gymnasium, fitness center and large group instruction room.

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Ross wins gold certification

The township has achieved the second-highest designation in the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification Program.

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$100,00 donation to United Way of Beaver County largest in 30 years

Donation from national Network of Digital Schools takes agency more than halfway to overall $700,000 goal.

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Westmoreland County theater group aims to push limits

Two residents formed Split Stage Productions to offer unconventional plays in Westmoreland County.

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West Allegheny food service management outsourced

The Nutrition Group, with offices in West Newton and Irwin, has been hired to manage district cafeterias.

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West Allegheny goes with co-principals at high school

This restructuring is part of districtwide changes and tweaks to build on initiatives identified in the district’s strategic plan.

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Turnpike Commission enacts gift ban

The ban is similar to an executive order signed last week by Gov. Tom Wolf prohibiting gifts for executive branch employees.

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 Dancers from the Bell School of Irish Dance practice wearing their hard shoes in the school's Ross studio in March 2013.

Pittsburgh region's ethnic organizations change with the times

The organizations that groups form today differ from a century ago but still meet immigrants’ needs as they adjust to a new culture.

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School news

Aquinas Academy  

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East scape: Try out for theater productions in McKeesport, Trafford

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

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South scape: Coin show, art league in Bethel Park

Events and other happenings throughout the south communities.

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East at a glance: Ligonier guest bartender event to benefit riding center

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

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West municipal news: Moon Area students place first in financial analysis contest

Moon Area High School students finished first and third in a financial analysis contest, part of the recent Pennsylvania Institute of

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West scape: Reading party set for North Fayette library

Events and other happenings throughout the west communities.

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