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Beaver County teacher accused of having sex with students held for trial

Both male students were 18-year-old seniors while Tiffany Leiseth was a teacher at the New Brighton Area School District last school year.

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Cool temps forecast for Pirates wild card game tonight

The National Weather Service and AccuWeather have forecast temperatures in the mid- to low 60s with party cloudy skies and calm winds.

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Woman seriously injured in I-70 crash in South Strabane

Police said the driver was flown to a Pittsburgh area hospital with major injuries.

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 A police car drives past the entrance to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday. A patient in the hospital has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation.

Officials: Man in Dallas with Ebola initially sent home with antibiotics

The man, whose name wasn’t released, is the first case of the deadly viral infection to be diagnosed outside of Africa.

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Vermont college invites convicted killer Abu-Jamal to address students

Mumia Abu-Jamal is serving a life term for the 1981 killing of Philadelphia police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

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Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.

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 State police show a pipe bomb they found Tuesday in woods in eastern Pennsylvania during their manhunt for shooting suspect Eric Frein, accused of killing a trooper last month. The bombs were not deployed, but they were fully functional and had both trip wires and fuses, Lt. Col. George Bivens said

Pennsylvania police on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods

State police urged the suspect, Eric Frein, to surrender: “You are clearly stressed. You are making significant mistakes.”

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State trooper dies during training exercise in Montgomery County

David Kedra, died after an accidental shooting during a training exercise in Montgomery County, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

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Safety concerns lead to overnight Parkway West closures during construction near Carnegie

PennDOT has been using lane closures during the $72.8 million reconstruction project, but it said there have been too many close calls.

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 The crowd on Tuesday at Market Square in Pittsburgh ahead of the Pirates' 2014 NL wild-card game against the Giants.

Fans take to Market Square for Pirates postseason rally

Pirates announcer Greg Brown opened the ceremony by proclaiming Wednesday’s wild-card game a "black out."

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Boy shot in arm in Homewood

The boy was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where he was in stable condition.

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 Alex Hribal, 16, leaves Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court Friday after a hearing on whether and where he should be transferred while awaiting trial.

Upper St. Clair psychiatric hospital refuses to treat 16-year-old Franklin Regional stabbing suspect

Alex Hribal on Friday was ordered to be transferred from Westmoreland County juvenile detention center to Southwood Psychiatric Hospital.

about 10 hours ago

 Gov. Tom Corbett announces the start of a $28.5 million repair project on the Birmingham Bridge on Tuesday.

In visit to Pittsburgh bridge, Corbett touts transportation improvements

The governor said the 250 projects underway by the end of 2014 would not have been possible without the transportation bill of last year.

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Pittsburgh panel submits recommendations for expanding early childhood education

The panel convened by Mayor Bill Peduto is submitting ideas to the state in an effort to get part of $250 million in federal funds.

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 The district attorney wants the state Supreme Court to delay former Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s entire campaign corruption sentence — not just the requirement that she apologize to every judge in the state — while she appeals her conviction and sentence.

DA offers sharp reply to bid by Orie Melvin for reduced sentence

Orie Melvin was convicted in 2013 for using her staff and the staff of her sister, ex-state Sen. Jane Orie, to run her election campaigns.

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 Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross

Ross man hits high note on 'The Voice'

Chris Jamison, 20, of Ross advanced past the “blind auditions” round tonight on the NBC television show “The Voice.”

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Judge dismisses theft charges against Pittsburgh detective

Michael Reddy, a Pittsburgh homicide detective took an envelope of cash from a North Side 7-Eleven this summer.

about 11 hours ago

CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnosis.

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Allegheny County schools make national Blue Ribbon list

Elementary schools in Pine-Richland and West Allegheny are among the 337 schools honored.

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Margaritaville bar in South Side to close indefinitely

While figuring out what's drawing the bad element to the bar and what can be done to address it, the bar will remain closed.

about 16 hours ago

Two charged in Pennsylvania Turnpike scandal allowed to complete diversion program

Dennis Miller and Jeffrey Suzenski will have charges against them dropped, if they successfully complete a two-year diversion program, a

about 17 hours ago

 Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez tries to throw out the Cubs' Matt Szczur in the second inning of a September game at PNC Park. Volquez will start for the Pirates on Wednesday against the Giants.

Pirates pitcher Volquez 'excited' about starting wild-card game

“I think I deserve it,” the pitcher said about taking the mound in Wednesday’s playoff game against the Giants.

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Police seek witnesses in fatal Penn State crash

State College police said 21-year-old Joshua Mejia, of Bergenfield, N.J., was driving the van when it crashed and burned Sunday about 2 p.m.

about 19 hours ago

 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as they take on the Buccaneers late in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field on Sunday afternoon.

Tomlin said he called play on Steelers' last series against Tampa Bay

Mike Tomlin said that he called the play that led to a poor punt and then a late defensive breakdown that resulted in a Tampa Bay win.

about 19 hours ago

 Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland.

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge in Baltimore

Maryland Transportation Authority Police said Michael Phelps was going 84 mph in a 45-mph zone.

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 Nick Trombetta, founder of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, was unsuccessful in blocking the public from a hearing today on his motion to dismiss charges that he siphoned some $1 million from the Midland-based school through a collection of corporate entities he controlled.

Judge: Hearing to remain open for cyber-charter school founder

Nick Trombetta is charged with siphoning $1 million from the Midland-based school through a collection of corporate entities he controlled.

about 20 hours ago

Pittsburgh Council approves $100,000 for spray parks

The water amenities cost less to operate than the city pools that were closed more than 10 years ago during Pittsburgh’s financial crisis.

about 20 hours ago

Somerset County man arrested after loaded gun found at Baltimore-Wash. airport

The federal Transportation Security Administration says its officers found the .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun in a carry-on Monday.

about 21 hours ago

Pittsburgh region's unemployment rate remains steady in August

The unemployment rate in the Pittsburgh region has remained steady for three months now.

about 21 hours ago

 StarKist employs about 100 people in its Pittsburgh offices on the North Shore.

StarKist CEO Lee retiring

Sam Hwi Lee has been in the post since November 2012 and on the board since 2008.

about 22 hours ago

Police identify victim in fatal Lawrence County home invasion

Mariek Deondre Payne, 20, of New Castle, was found dead Sunday around 1 p.m. near an alley on Walter Street in Union.

about 22 hours ago

 Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the fence on the north side of the White House last week. The Secret Service has boosted security outside the White House following a security breach in which an intruder with a knife scaled the White House fence, dashed across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents managed to stop him.

Secret Service director takes onus for White House security breach

Lawmakers will question the Secret Service director following revelations a White House intruder got further inside than previously thought.

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 Greene County officials said inspectors will determine whether the historic Pollocks Mill Bridge can be repaired after a tanker truck broke through part of it on Sunday.

Crews remove truck from partially collapsed historic bridge in Greene County

Officials said inspectors will determine whether the 136-year-old bridge can be repaired

about 22 hours ago

Larimer couple sentenced for Pittsburgh-based magazine scam

Federal prosecutors said the pair hired sales people to sell bogus subscriptions door-to-door in various cities.

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River Rescue pulls body from Allegheny River

An Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said the discovery was reported shortly before 8 a.m.

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Two suffer head injuries in Crafton home invasion

Police said officers went to a duplex on Coulter Street shortly before 3 a.m. and found two men in their early 30s with head injuries.

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Two charged in Mercer County man's death

Police said Mr. Johns’ body was found on Irishtown Road near Route 58 in Pine, Mercer County over the weekend.

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Motorcyclist killed in crash with tractor-trailer in Bedford County

Police said Ryan R. Habinak, 40, of Bedford, was killed around 3:30 p.m. on Route 220 in Bedford.

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 State police ride on an armored vehicles patrol Bear Town Road in Barrett, Monroe County, in eastern Pennsylvania  Monday as the search for suspect Eric Frein continues since the fatal shooting of a state trooper Sept 12.

Survival expert: Frein's challenge is to survive and evade

The search areas through the dense woods appear to have shifted daily as the manhunt wears on.

1 day ago

Afghanistan, U.S. sign security pact allowing 9,800 U.S. troops to remain in country

Hamid Karzai, the outgoing president, had refused to approve the deal, which is intended to help Afghan security forces combat the Taliban.

1 day ago

 Singer Neil Diamond has scheduled an April 7 concert date at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Neil Diamond coming to Consol Energy Center April 7

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m, Oct. 13 via and through the Live Nation mobile app.

1 day ago

Man hit by car in Carrick

A 34-year-old man was hit by a car tonight in the 1600 block of Brownsville Road in Carrick, Pittsburgh spokeswoman Sonya Toler said.

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 Neil Capretto, the medical director for Gateway Rehab, speaks as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania David J. Hickton looks on Monday. They were announcing the release of the U.S. Attorney's Working Group on Drug Overdose and Addiction: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery report.

Area heroin task force releases recommendations to curb abuse

The group convened by U.S. Attorney David Hickton calls for doctors to be careful with pain medication and helping inmates who are released.

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Pa. reducing backlog of civil cases, chief justice says

American Bar Association guidelines suggest that most civil cases should be disposed of within two years of filing.

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 Police officials talk about recovered items stolen from construction sites during a news conference Monday at the Ohio Township police garage.

Police crack ring that stole from construction sites

The suspects allegedly stole appliances, tools and materials valued at more than $100,000 from houses under construction during the past

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 With the settlement, Dollar Bank will be paid the $7.9 million it is owed after the August Wilson Center organization defaulted on its mortgage last year.

August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh rescued

A New York City developer bows out, and an entity to be formed by three Pittsburgh area foundations will buy the building for $8.5 million.

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 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks Monday at the Jewish Community Center about the importance for parents to understand their children's electronic devices.

Pennsylvania's top judge warns of more fallout from porn emails

Chief Justice Ronald Castille asks Attorney General Kathleen Kane for more information about email exchanges her office described last week.

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 Gov. Tom Corbett speaks today about a newly announced grant to redevelop the former Saks Fifth Avenue Department Store at Mellon Square in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Gov. Corbett announces redevelopment grant for former Saks site, Oliver building

The project will remake both Smithfield Street structures into mixed use developments.

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Pitt gets federal funds to build regional public health training center

The center also will serve as the health informatics training center for the entire country.

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Wild drops Penguins with late surge

Minnesota scores three times in the third period to hand the Penguins a 4-1 exhibition loss.

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