Mr. Wolf and House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, said new meetings would begin next week. Aides said the meetings Monday would include only staff.

Governor, legislators plan new round of budget talks

With the budget deadline of July 1 missed, Pennsylvania leaders will head back to the drawing board next week.

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Commission to consider new at-large Allegheny County Council seat

Ed Kress, R-Shaler, sponsored the motion to be considered by the nine-member Government Review Commission.

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 County Councilwoman Heather Heidelbaugh speaks at a news conference Tuesday at the county courthouse.

Outgoing Allegheny County councilwoman pushes changes

The Republican asked the group studying county government to consider several options, including eliminating the part-time council.

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 Ed Kress, R-Shaler,

Allegheny County Council considers independent seat

Ed Kress, R-Shaler, said such a seat would reflect the growing number of voters who identify as neither Republican nor Democrat.

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Pennsylvania AG's office files suit against nursing home chain

The Commonwealth Court suit said the chain, with four homes in Western Pa., misled consumers by failing to provide basic services.

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 Mario Grisom.

Homestead man indicted on sex-trafficking charges

The case apparently stems from the arrests of adult prostitutes at Station Square in May.

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5-year-old falls out of window in Fayette

The child's condition was not immediately known.

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Body found in burned car in Slippery Rock

It was not clear whether the person died before or during the fire, State police from New Castle are handling the investigation.

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 “They don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Rev. Saranto Serviou of Franklin Park, shown here on the right in 1950.

Greeks in Pittsburgh worry about economic situation back home

Banks in Greece stayed closed Monday, announcing they would limit people to withdrawals of just 60 Euro -- $67.40 -- per day from ATMs.

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State System expecting enrollment decline

Enrollment now is expected to fall by 1,697 students this fall, a bigger dip than the 862 forecast before student commitments were received.

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 High winds brought down a tree from its roots in front of 1217 Monterey Street on Tuesday night at around 6 p.m. The tree landed on a parked car and spanned the street.

Thunderstorms sweep through Pittsburgh region

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for some areas until 6:30 p.m. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the region until 8 p.

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United Church of Christ calls for divestment in message to Israel

Advocates for Palestinians say the divest and sanction movement is a non-violent way to pressure Israel into ending human rights abuses.

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 "I not only oppose the $5 ConnectCard fee, I believe we should be getting a discount for using them," said Edward Wagner of Brighton Heights.

$5 Port Authority ConnectCard fee runs into opposition

About 350,000 ConnectCards have been issued for free since the authority launched the system in 2012.

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 After speaking about childhood hunger and the Grub Up program at Cowley Park in Troy Hill, U.S, Sen. Bob Casey, right, took some time to look at what the children were doing with the Roving Art Cart programs. Here he talks with Pittsburgh resident Jiannah Hood, 8.

Casey visits Pittsburgh to raise awareness of summer feeding programs

Nearly 90 percent of children eligible for free or reduced-rate school lunches are not receiving summer meals under the federal program.

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Lane closures start tonight on Fort Pitt Bridge

Work will occur between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. daily through July 10, but no restrictions will occur on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

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 Teachers, parents and supporters march past the front of the Allegheny Intermidiate Unit (AIU) building at The Waterfront, May 27, 2015, in a demonstration protesting reported cuts in the teaching staff.

Allegheny Intermediate Unit's closed-door meetings raising questions

AIU is bound by the state’s open-meeting law, although it rarely holds public discussions about its operations or spending.

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New program aims to help reduce recidivism in Allegheny County

The program will focus on 20 people with mental illness  who have cycled in and out of the criminal justice and homeless services systems.

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Gas prices take dip in Pittsburgh region

A check of more than 700 gas stations in the area found prices down 0.5 cents per gallon to an average of $2.97.

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 Evan Wolfson

Father of same-sex marriage reflects on long battle he led

Squirrel Hill native Evan Wolfson has led the national fight for same-sex marriage for more than 30 years.

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 Two Union re-enactors leave the field Saturday at Hartwood Acres as opposing forces square off in the background.

Confederate re-enactors say battle flag is part of 'living history'

Confederate re-enactors offer a look at “living history” as they marched out under a controversial battle flag at Hartwood Acres.

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 Dana Ventriglia, left, and Lee Grice embrace after exchanging vows during their wedding ceremony in March. The wedding was at Mansions on Fifth in Shadyside.

For long-term couples, same-sex decision comes after long wait

Many same-sex couples watched as the Supreme Court did something they thought they would never live to see.

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 Tom Huffman cleans up what remains of his 60-foot tall maple tree Sunday morning from his Chaparral Drive home in the Timberline subdivision of Cranberry.

Cranberry cleans up after 'mild' tornado over the weekend

The region saw unusually cool weather Sunday, a day after the funnel cloud touched down in Cranberry Saturday.

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Woman injured in Indiana County shooting

A 22-year-old woman was accidentally shot at an apartment complex in Indiana County, state police said Sunday.

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‘Minimal’ Cranberry tornado confirmed

The late-afternoon tornado touched down on Chaparral Drive and traveled a mile toward North Boundary Road at 70 mph.

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 Deb Whitewood, left, son Landon, 4, her partner Susan Whitewood, and daughter, Katie, 16, right.

Reactions to gay marriage ruling vary widely; rifts within faith groups continue

Religious leaders who oppose same-sex marriage lamented the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

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Ohioans rush to exchange marriage vows

Ohio was one of the states that did not recognize same-sex marriages until Friday’s Supreme Court ruling.

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 Rainbow-colored lights shine on the White House to celebrate Friday's Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage now a nationwide right

The 5-4 ruling ends a lengthy legal and political journey through courts and legislatures that began more than 30 years ago.

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 Balloons spell out the word "love" over the Supreme Court in Washington today.

Obama, Wolf, others react to Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

President Barack Obama called the decision “a big step in our march toward equality.”

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 The Rev. James Callozzo

Orthodox priest charged with sex crime in Ohio

The Rev. James Callozzo, 73, of Brookline faces a third-degree misdemeanor charge of sexual imposition.

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Penn State says it was victim of cyber attack

Following two cyberattacks on Penn State's College of Liberal Arts, the university is resetting passwords on its college-issued accounts.

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Foreign national indicted on charges of defrauding IRS in UPMC data breach

The ring sought about $2.2 million in fraudulent refunds but received only $1.4 million.

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Arizona woman convicted as Pittsburgh meth source

Racquel Sanchez, 35, who has homes in Tucson and in Florida, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute meth.

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Weather forecast: Rain, rain, more of the same

Sunday may have been the official start of summer, but sunny days may not grace Pittsburgh again until the middle of next week.

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 “The governor can make a choice to line-item veto a couple things to continue the discussion, but there’s no need to hold everybody else hostage over the summer,” House Majority Leader Dave Reed said.

Republicans say they will create own budget to avoid stalemate

With no movement in negotiations between the governor and GOP leaders, Republicans say they will deliver a budget by the June 30 deadline.

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Two more UPMC hospitals ban sale of Post-Gazette

The decision to drop the Post-Gazette at UPMC Passavant and and UPMC St. Margaret follows similar moves at three other UPMC hospitals.

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 Main campus residence halls at Cal U.

California University of Pennsylvania to buy back on-campus housing

The school wants the State System of Higher Education to issue up to $76 million in bonds.

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Parkway West weekend closures announced

The inbound side will be closed from Interstate 79 to Parkway Center; the outbound side from Green Tree-Crafton to I-79.

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 Introductory roundtrip fares for trips departing from Pittsburgh to Toronto will start at $286, including fees and taxes.

New Pittsburgh-to-Toronto flight options coming in September

Porter Airlines, a Toronto-based regional airline, will begin two daily nonstops to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

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State senate approves increase in phone surcharge to fund 911 operations

The bill, which passed the Senate today, sets a $1.65 monthly surcharge for any device that can contact 911 centers.

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 Major retailers including Amazon, Sears, eBay and Etsy and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., are halting sales of the Confederate flag and related merchandise.

Big retailers pull Confederate battle flag. Will others follow?

The business moves come after South Carolina’s governor said she wants to take down the flag from state Capitol grounds.

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Allegheny County sheriff's deputy fired over post-shooting drug test returns to work

A sheriff's deputy fired after his urine test came back positive for signs of cocaine after a fatal shooting has returned to work.

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PG wins features awards

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won two Society for Features Journalism Excellence-in-Features awards Tuesday.

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19-year-old missing after hiking in McConnells Mill State Park

Rescue crews are searching for a 19-year-old man who went missing today while hiking at McConnells Mill State Park.

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 Records recently released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health don’t prove a connection between drilling activities and illness, but they reflect the range of complaints reported by citizens, physicians, workers and health agencies.

Pennsylvania records shed light on shale-related health concerns

The log doesn’t prove drilling causes illness, but reflects a range of complaints by citizens, physicians, workers and health agencies.

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Brunots Island breaker failure causes power outage in Pittsburgh area

Numerous businesses and other customers in Downtown Pittsburgh and the North Side were without power for up to 15 minutes Tuesday.

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Thunderstorm watch issued for Pittsburgh area

The watch is in effect until 10 p.m. and covers Allegheny and surrounding counties.

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 Matt Smith, former state senator for the 37th District.

No senator? In Pennsylvania's 37th district, no problem

Matt Smith, the Mt. Lebanon Democrat who held the seat since his election in 2012, resigned from the Senate Sunday.

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Mark Martini elected president of Allegheny County Bar Association

Mark Martini is a partner at Robb Leonard Mulvihill, Downtown,

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Upper St. Clair schools adopt final budget

For homeowners, the increase represents $84 more a year for every $100,000 of assessed value.

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 August Carlino, right, president and chief executive officer of Rivers of Steel Heritage Corp., speaks at the announcement Monday of the merger of Rivers of Steel with RiverQuest. Attending the event are Jim Roddey, left, president of RiverQuest, and Frank Reed, center, chairman of Rivers of Steel.

Rivers of Steel throws life buoy to RiverQuest

Both nonprofit organizations focus on conservation, with RiverQuest programs centered around its boat, Explorer.

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