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 The woman, who police have not identified, was last reported to be in stable condition at UPMC Mercy.

Police continue to investigate origin of bullet that injured woman at Kennywood

Experts disagree whether the bullet that injured a woman leaving Kennywood Park could have been a stray that was fired into the air.

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Saxonburg Boulevard restrictions begin today in O'Hara

Work will occur between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.

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 Barbara Daly Danko

Democratic candidates for Danko county council seat to appear Wednesday

Four Democrats want the nomination for Allegheny County Council to replace Barbara Daly Danko, who died before the primary but won anyway.

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Half-dozen men worked together in Beltzhoover robbery, police say

Police said six men conspired to steal a 23-year-old Carnegie man's cell phone and wallet.

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 City Controller Michael Lamb, shown here at his campaign headquarters in April, had some harsh words for Mayor Bill Peduto's administration today.

Controller says Pittsburgh budget in good shape, but criticizes suit against oversight agency

The controller had harsh words for the Peduto administration for filing a lawsuit against the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.

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McCandless woman waives hearing in children's drowning deaths

Laurel Schlemmer, 41, faces charges of homicide and other crimes in the deaths of her sons Daniel, 6, and Luke, 3, last year.

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VA inspector general finds minimal fault in Pittsburgh VA's Legionella testing procedures

The Pittsburgh VA had a Legionnaires' outbreak in 2011 and 2012 that sickened at least 22 vets and led to the deaths of six of them.

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 Emergency crews respond to a house explosion on Rebecca Avenue in North Braddock this morning.

Couple escape house explosion in North Braddock

The incident involved a home on Rebecca Street and was reported around 11 a.m., according to Allegheny County emergency officials.

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Police: Mom leaves infant, 5-year-old in car while she's in bar

Police said the infant was sweating profusely with his hair stuck to his forehead.

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 The bill would retain the examinations but allow states to decide how much weight to give them when evaluating schools.

Senate to begin overhaul of No Child Left Behind Act

A proposed bill would prohibit the federal government from mandating controversial national education standards.

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Teen seriously injured, four others hurt in Washington County crash

State police said the teen was driving east on Pigeon Creek Road in Somerset Township when he ran a stop sign at Route 917.

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Beaver County fugitive facing rape charges arrested in Florida

Rochester police said Richard E. Jackson II, 35, of Rochester was taken into custody in Broward County in southeastern Florida.

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Owner of Penn Hills tombstone business sentenced to jail

Curtis Eakman, 53, of Clearfield County, will also spend 12 years on probation and must pay $98,470.39 in restitution.

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Driver pulls out of parking spot, ends up in river

The driver was backing out of a spot in Addison, Somerset County when her 2014 Toyota Yaris slid backwards down an embankment.

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Jury selection begins for couple in 911 calls case

Abdula “A.J.” Richardson, 38, and his wife, Felecia Richardson, 44, face charges of conspiracy and making false reports to law enforcement.

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Fineview man charged with assaulting woman

Bernard Bigirimana, 39, was arrested Sunday by Pittsburgh police and remained in the Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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Mother charged after police found drugs in car in East Liberty

Police found 50 stamp bags of heroin, a bag of powdered cocaine, a bag of marijuana, 14 Oxycodone pills and a scale in the woman’s car.

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 The May 2 opening day of Kennywood this season was marred by a fight involving dozens of teens.

Kennywood shooting doesn’t deter amusement park visitors

Police say the incident outside the park wounded a woman near the exit after Saturday night’s fireworks show.

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 Differential pricing — the economic term for setting different prices for the same product for different customers — has long been a feature of commerce in one form or another.

Surveillance Society: Is online pricing custom-made?

With Internet searches adding to digital profiles, have consumers’ best prices online been predetermined based on shopping history?

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 Veteran Tim Hornik, 35, undergoes guide dog training in Queens on Wednesday. Mr. Hornik and his guide dog, Black Jack, have been working together for nearly two weeks. Mr. Hornik's vision was damaged after he was shot in the face by a sniper in Iraq in 2004.

UPMC exploring future of eye transplants

Acknowledging the years of work still to come, a University of Pittsburgh researcher forges ahead on an experimental eye transplant program.

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 Allegheny County had an average of about 107 asbestos-related deaths a year for the 15 years studied, the highest of any county in the state.

Study: Asbestos deaths in Allegheny County, Pa. much higher than national average

Asbestos, called the “hidden killer” because illnesses take decades to develop, still causes diseases despite not being made in the U.S.

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  Laurel Schlemmer

McCandless mother found competent to stand trial in sons' drowning deaths

Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, 41, is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing on Friday.

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 The Plum school board plans to hire two permanent high school teachers to replace science teacher Jason Cooper and English teacher Joseph Ruggieri, who stand accused of having sexual relationships with female students.

Plum schools to hire two teachers to replace those facing sex charges

The new faculty will replace high school teachers Jason Cooper, who resigned, and Joseph Ruggieri, who the school board terminated.

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 Avielle Keller, 6, of Squirrel Hill, plays soccer while she watches the United States Women's National Soccer Team play Japan at a watch party hosted by the City of Pittsburgh at Schenley Plaza on Sunday.

Pittsburgh soccer fans flock to Schenley Plaza, other watch parties as U.S. claims World Cup title

More than 1,500 people gathered in Schenley Plaza, and hundreds of others were at viewing parties at local pubs, cheering the team’s win.

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Tree blocks drive-thru lane at Castle Shannon McDonald's

Police Sgt. Robert Hick said firefighters used chainsaws to cut the 50- 60-foot-long tree off of a vehicle.

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Regatta crowds rise despite loss of river events

Despite cancelling river activities for the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, vendors and officials say the event went quite well.

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 Students and chaperones board the bus to the airport Sunday as they leave on a cultural and service exchange trip to Northern Ireland. Ten students and five chaperones will spend 10 days there.

Hill District teens head across the pond for tour of Northern Ireland

In 2012, a youth group from Newry came to Pittsburgh, and children from the Hill District threw a Halloween party for them.

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 Ta'Naiyah Thomas was shot and killed in March 2014.

Four sentenced to prison in 10-year-old's shooting death in Washington County

Ta’Naiyah Thomas was shot to death in an apartment in March 2014 when the men, planning to rob her mother’s boyfriend, opened fire.

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 City Councilman Corey O'Connor said the ordinance, backed by the nonprofit Pittsburgh United, a coalition of community organizations, religious groups and labor unions, will produce “benefits for workers, benefits for businesses and benefits for the public health of the region.”

Pittsburgh council to introduce paid sick-leave legislation

The draft ordinance says about 40 percent of Pittsburgh private sector workers and 77 percent of service workers have no paid sick time.

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Gas prices fall nearly 2 cents per gallon in Pittsburgh region

Prices at the pump, however, both nationally and in Pittsburgh are slightly above where they were a month ago.

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 Owner Paul Krawiec works in the kitchen at Cafe du Jour.

Pittsburgh ranked top-10 foodie city for 2015

Livability.com editors cited Primanti Bros., Cafe Du Jour and Gaucho Parrilla Argentina as eateries offering a range of dining experiences.

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 Point Park has 3,737 full- and part-time students, school President Paul Hennigan said.

Point Park lets go of nearly three dozen employees

The job cuts represent 3 percent of the university's total workforce, President Paul Hennigan wrote in a memo.

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Ross to investigate cause of water problem in residents' property

David and Kirsten Ennis told commissioners that water contaminated with E. coli and chloroform is gushing out of the ground on their yard.

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Fayette County man one of two injured in fireworks incident in Cheat Lake, W.Va.

State police said the men were injured when a mortar firework exploded at a residence in Cheat Lake around 10 p.m. Saturday.

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Man loses fingers in fireworks accident in Lawrence County

The incident was reported at 8:36 p.m. outside the Gardner Chapel Assembly of God in Shenango, according to county emergency officials.

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Juvenile, sister arrested after scuffle with police at Point State Park

The boy kneed an officer, and shouted at him and his sister punched officers, according to police.

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Southbound Lincoln Way to close in White Oak

The closure is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. today until July 19.

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Bridge inspection work planned for I-279 bridge

The work will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting, and restrictions will be in both directions on Interstate 279 north.

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City Calendar: Week of July 6, 2015

Events, meetings and festivals this week within the city limits.

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Father protests move of DART classroom from East Allegheny

Erik Meredith, the father of a 4-year-old boy with special needs, said he received a letter telling him his son’s DART class would be moved.

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GOP to choose nominee for state Senate election

Republican officials will choose their nominee for a South Hills state Senate special election on Saturday.

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Edgewood council recognizes several members of public safety dept.

Several members of the Edgewood Department of Public Safety were cited at tonight's council meeting for delivering a child on June 15.

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Lane restrictions expected on Bloomfield Bridge this week

The work is part of the $12.24 million reconstruction project of Baum and Bigelow boulevards.

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Obituary: Minerva Maiers / A career woman who was ahead of her time

Minerva Maiers, skilled secretary and tireless volunteer for Catholic causes in Bellevue dies at 98.

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 “It’s a good move to make,” U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy said.

Pennsylvania expands education benefits for veterans

Eligible veterans will pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities under a state law no matter how recently they moved here.

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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections train prison staff to recognize mental illness

After a lawsuit for mistreating mentally ill inmates, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has trained all 15,000 employees.

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Man accused of using fake money at Rivers Casino

A Marshall-Shadeland man is facing 15 counts of forgery after using a fake bill at the Rivers Casino early Sunday morning.

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 Allen Carter, 14, gets help from his English teacher, Wendy Koval, at the Rankin Promise program in Rankin.

System breakdown leaves student trapped in alternative program

Allen Carter spent more than a year in Rankin Promise, an alternative education program in which students spend an average of 230 days.

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 Fireworks launch over Pittsburgh Saturday for the Fourth of July celebration, as seen from the top of the Carnegie Science Center.

Fabulous fireworks light up the Point as Pittsburgh celebrates Independence Day

“Nothing compares to this,” said one woman of the annual fireworks display over Point State Park in Pittsburgh.

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 Concertgoers dance before Nick Jonas’ performance June 13 during Pittsburgh’s Pride celebration, Downtown. Some are asking for a clearer picture of the finances of Delta Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit that organizes the annual Pride event and works on behalf of the region’s LGBT community.

Critics say Delta finances lack transparency

Delta Foundation’s Pride events have been a success, but there are questions about how the nonprofit spends its nearly $1 million budget.

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