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Highmark big part of UPMC revenue

That compares with the 19 percent of “gross patient revenue” that UPMC has reported in its financial disclosures for Highmark payments.

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 One of the most infamous spills in the state’s Marcellus history took place in May 2010 on land Don Johnson, above, and his wife, Carol Johnson, own. The couple spotted a leak from an East Resources well site on their Tioga County cattle farm. They and the state feared that some of the small herd of cattle drank some of the salty-tasting hydraulic fracturing flowback fluid that leaked from the well site and the state quarantined the herd.

Trial and error approach leaves Marcellus Shale wounds

“Sometimes you need to learn from your mistakes,” said Scott Perry, a deputy secretary with the state Department of Environmental

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 Mayor Bill Peduto will present his first budget today to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, the city’s state-appointed financial overseer.

Peduto to submit first Pittsburgh budget to state oversight group today

Mayor Bill Peduto was mum on the details, but he called the new spending plan “truth in budgeting.”

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 Several dozen Occupy Pittsburgh protesters  marched to the PNC building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Wood Street, Downtown.

Anti-business movements unlikely to change politics

Historians and political experts say “anti-business” sentiment is unlikely to translate into votes for this fall’s congressional midterms.

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 St. Paul Baptist Church pastor Rev. Shane Austin stands outside the burned church before Sunday worship services held in the Riverview Community Action Corp. across the street. The wood-frame church, built in 1874, was destroyed by a fire Friday afternoon.

Congregants of church destroyed by fire soldier on

Members of the St. Paul Baptist Church in Oakmont gathered yesterday at a community center following a blaze Friday that destroyed their

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 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Health Dept. Director Dr. Karen Hacker announce Live Well Allegheny, a long-term program to encourage proactive steps to improve residents' health.

Allegheny County begins health assessment meetings tonight

The Allegheny County Health Department plans to hold 13 public meetings for community members to provide input on health issues.

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Game Commission to hear comments on recreational riding proposal

The recommendation would apply only to cyclists, snowmobilers and equestrians.

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 Gidget, in Oregon last week, a long way from home in Philly

Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: On the road with Gidget, the dog, discovering America

The Jack Russell terrier, missing from its Philadelphia home for five months, showed up in Oregon. Wonder what she was thinking ...

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Negative publicity does more damage than fines

Drillers are trying to keep problems under the radar.

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 It was a busy Saturday on East Carson Street on the South Side. Pittsburgh expects to start the Sociable City Plan as a strategy for improving the impact of nightlife on four neighborhoods — South Side, Lawrenceville, Downtown and Oakland — as the result of a contract with the Responsible Hospitality Institute.

Pittsburgh to add other neighborhoods to nighttime hospitality plan

Pittsburgh will expand its hospitality plan, used initially on the South Side, to Lawrenceville, Oakland and Market Square, Downtown.

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 Post-Gazette publisher and editor-in-chief  John Robinson Block tries the newly installed Washington Press, now on display at the newspaper's facility in Clinton

Vintage press restored on display at PG's new facility

Prolific, powerful and portable, the vintage press is a reminder of how technology advanced democracy.

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1 dead after domestic disturbance in Edgeworth

A domestic disturbance Saturday afternoon in Edgeworth ended with a man’s death, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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 Circles Greater Pittsburgh begins an anti-poverty project with a poverty simulation exercise at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church.

'Poverty simulation' helps drive home the reality

As part of Circles East Liberty, a long-term effort, Eastminster Church hosted an exercise to demonstrate the daily grind of poverty.

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 Sheba Gittens, left, of Mentoring Partnership, shares a laugh with college mentors while role-playing with Tianna Foore, a sophomore at Carlow University during the Strong Women, Strong Girls event Saturday at Carlow University.

Giving young women a boost of confidence

The mentoring program brought about 30 female professionals together with 160 female students, to help them mentor elementary school girls.

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Study shows county jail stays longer, but booking rates drop

Officials hope to use the statistics to help enforcement.

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At least 1 injured in motorcycle accident in North Sewickley

Emergency supervisors were unsure if other vehicles were involved in the incident and could not provide the extent of the victim's injuries.

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 Market District Chef Janice Kirich of McKees Rocks speaks to applicants at a Giant Eagle Job Fair on Saturday at the Monroeville Convention Center.

Giant Eagle job fairs attract hundreds

Seeking to fill more than 1,000 slots, the company said it’s more important for candidates to bring a good attitude than a good resume.

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 A 1955 drawing shows John Scull and Joseph Hall putting out the first edition of The Pittsburgh Gazette in 1786.

A distinguished history of journalism here since 1786

Now, 228 years later, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is being published at a state-of-the-art printing facility in Clinton.

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Sludge spill under investigation in Little Mingo Creek

Authorities said the spill into Little Mingo Creek appeared to be contained Saturday, two days after it was discovered.

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 Carol Burnett will receive the 2014 Harvey Award at the Jimmy Stewart Museum’s annual fundraising gala Oct. 3.

Jimmy Stewart Museum welcomes an old friend: Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett’s name was always at the top of the list for the Harvey Award and now, the Stewart Museum will honor the fan and friend.

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 U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton

U.S. attorney to attack fraud in health care

U.S. Attorney David Hickton is ramping up a team — backed by the FBI — whose focus will be fighting crime in the medical industry.

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Water restored at Carnegie Mellon University campus

Service was restored by noon, but students were warned the water might appear discolored and could remain so for several hours.

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Bobcat machine operator rescued after falling over hill in North Huntingdon

It took responders almost half an hour to extract him from the heavy machinery.

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Single-vehicle crash in Mount Pleasant Township

At least one person was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Mount Pleasant Township Sunday night.

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Fallen branch cuts power, injures woman in Squirrel Hill

A fallen tree branch left one woman seriously injured and almost 1,000 residents without power Sunday night.

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Police investigate shooting in East Hills

The injured person was found in Wilkinsburg and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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 The pressmen pose for a portrait on the first night on the new presses Sunday, Sept. 8, in Clinton.

Post-Gazette operations unified at a single plant

The new presses weigh more than 600 tons and are supported on a concrete pad that is four feet thick.

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 The Post-Gazette's new facility in Clinton houses all of the newspaper's operations except editorial.

A new -- and renewed -- commitment to journalism in Pittsburgh

A letter to our readers from David M. Shribman and John Robinson Block.

1 day ago


Man fatally shoot in Homewood

The shooting happened around 10:20 p.m. near the intersection of Upland Street and North Lang Avenue in Homewood.

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 Firefighters try to extinguish the blaze at St. Paul Baptist Church in Oakmont on Friday.

Fire destroys Oakmont's historic St. Paul Baptist Church

Exactly a month after its pastor of 43 years died, the oldest church in Oakmont was destroyed by fire.

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 Allegheny County Jail as seen from Duquesne University campus.

Report shows Allegheny County Jail accepts fewer inmates, keeps them longer

The report from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services sheds light on the population that makes up the Allegheny County Jail.

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 Julia Johnson, of the South Side Slopes, dances to the music wearing an "I Am August" T-shirt at the Artists 4 August Wilson rally to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of the August Wilson Center.

Artists mark 5th anniversary of August Wilson Center

Performances mark the occasion as the future remains uncertain for the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

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 An artist’s rendering shows the proposed open community space in the Hill District.

Penguins present plans for Civic Arena site

The details were part of the preliminary land development plan the hockey team submitted to the city of Pittsburgh.

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Woolslair magnet prospect hasn’t lost STEAM

Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane is working on a three-school plan for  science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

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Green Tree conference examines African immigrant health issues

A national conference is being held in Green Tree to help organizations eliminate health disparities among African immigrants and refugees.

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Homicide arrest uncovers heroin-dealing operation

Investigators noticed evidence of a large heroin distribution operation lying in plain view.

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Judge refuses to lift gag order in Leon Ford police shooting case

Pittsburgh police shot and paralyzed Mr. Ford following a traffic stop in 2012.

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Pennsylvania Turnpike delays expected early Sunday

Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed in both directions between the Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley exits for five hours.

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One-car accident in Liberty Tunnels snarls traffic in the tunnels and on Route 51

Two people suffered minor injuries in a one-car accident in the Liberty Tunnels that backed up traffic earlier today.

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Highland Park apartments damaged in fire

A fire damaged a Highland Park apartment Friday night.

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Annual report gives state’s roads a bumpy grade in performance

Pennsylvania’s ranking marks a steady slide toward the bottom, dragged down by decrepit bridges, narrow rural roads, deaths and traffic.

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 Allegheny County and Munhall police stand outside an apartment in March 2013 where police said Anthony Scholl Sr. shot his mother, Bernadette.

Munhall man accused of killing mother held for court

Allegheny County police said Anthony Scholl Sr. killed Bernadette Scholl, 74, then barricaded himself inside the apartment they shared.

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Man held for court in July 4 shooting death

Zachary Threats, 36, is accused of killing 30-year-old Kaamil Arnold, who was grilling at a home in the 7700 block of Tioga Street.

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Man dead in North Union house fire

State police said Randy Shipley, 60, was found dead inside 105 Crums Lane once firefighters contained the blaze.

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Firefighter injured battling Wilkinsburg house fire

The fire was reported shortly before 1 p.m. in the 1600 block of Maplewood Avenue.

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Monroeville man killed in Derry crash

Frederick G. Drummond, 61, was driving south on Route 981 when he collided with a truck about a mile south of Route 22 around 5:15 a.m.

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Bethel Park settles suit with police officer for $25,000

The lawsuit claims that the officer faced repeated discipline after raising officer safety issues, according to an agreement released today.

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 The state police fire marshal and New Kensington police are investigating the cause of a fire in the 400 block of 10th Street in New Kensington. Several fire companies responded to the blaze in two buildings that originally began late Thursday night and rekindled about 5 this morning.

New Kensington fire being investigated as suspicious

Several New Kensington fire companies responded to the blaze in two buildings that originally began last night and rekindled about 5 a.m.

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Merger discussions advance with Cornell and Moon school districts

Exploration of a possible merger between school districts Cornell and Moon Area will continue as long as both sides show interest.

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Part of Pennsylvania Turnpike to close early Sunday morning

The Pennsylvania Turnpike between Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley exits will be closed in both directions for five hours.

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