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Two men held for court in 2005 Braddock killing

Terrance Smith, 25, of Braddock, and Tiaron Moses, 28, of McKees Rocks, are charged with killing Jeffrey Williams, 24.

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DA: Swissvale police erred in releasing man

“This is not the first time this has happened,” Allegheny County district attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. said.

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Discrimination lawsuit against Edward Marc Chocolatier resolved

Denise Beloncis‘‍s attorney declined to disclose terms, and the attorney for the chocolatier could not be immediately reached for comment.

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 Richard Mellon Scaife

Most of Richard Mellon Scaife's wealth tied up in trusts, his will shows

Scaife’s will, which he signed in 2013, steers his art, his late mother’s home, and stock trusts that she left behind to various charities.

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Penn Hills man to stand trial in shooting death of close friend

The two men were handling firearms when one went off, killing Nathan Hurrell, 18.

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 Brandon Mangin, 8, of Taylerstown, Pa., gives a thumbs up to director Cody Knotts while giving him instruction during a photo shoot of the movie "Gore Orphanage" on Friday, June 27, 2014. The movie is being filmed at the historic Henry Clay Frick house in Scottdale. On the left, is Nora Hoyle, 8, of Mt. Lebanon and Emma Smith, 9, of South Park.

Scottdale mansion site for filming 'Gore Orphanage' thriller

Uniontown producer Cody Knotts and wife Emily Lapisardi are filming the thriller about the urban legend of orphans who died in a fire

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Despite warrant, teen has slipped arrest

Nire Brown, 18, of Swissvale, encountered two agencies after Pittsburgh police obtained a warrant for him -- and each time he was released.

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Professional acting couples to perform at Saint Vincent Summer Gala

Stuart and Joy Pankin, both have been in several live theater, television, and film productions, are going to perform in “Jeeves in Bloom”.

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 "Ghost in the Head" talks about native American life on the Pittsburgh frontier during an appearance at the Monroeville historical houses, July 6, 2014.

Monroeville Historical Society offers glimpse of frontier life

The society promotes the region‘‍s history through its annual events, including the “Native American Experience” held Sunday and tour of

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Penn Hills school board approves short term tax loan

The loan will allow the district to borrow cash on a short-term basis to help pay operating expenses through July.

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The Carnegie comes to Mt. Pleasant glass museum

A curator from the Carnegie Museum of Art will give a talk next Thursday about recent development in its glass collection at Mt. Pleasant

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Saint Vincent summer theater gala eases the heat with refreshing comedy

Saint Vincent Summer Theatre is holding a gala party Friday, followed by the debut of “Jeeves in Bloom” at the college‘‍s student union.

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 Lisa and Vince Roskovensky of Moon, with their children, Hailey, 3, and Tyler, 6, watch "Rio 2" at the CineGrille, a dine-in movie theater, at Latitude 360 in North Fayette.

How movie theaters are changing with the times

Although big-name entertainment companies no longer are building hundreds of new theaters at a time, they continue to invest in Pittsburgh.

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Payback's a (male dog)

Milo the cat meets Roman the dog. She’‍s not very happy about it.

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Wilkinsburg stabbing suspect arrested

Two men, each with stab wounds to the chest, are being treated at an area hospital.

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Parents sue over death of son at SCI Cresson

Brandon Palakovic was serving 16 to 48 months for burglary at the State Correctional Institute Cresson when he hung himself in his cell.

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Former secretary accused of stealing more than $30,000 from Versailles

Jennifer Richards, 31, was released on $5,000 unsecured bond after she was arraigned before District Judge Thomas Miller.

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Three Indiana County residents charged with heroin trafficking

Derrick Clemons, 36, of Armstrong Township, and two alleged runners faces counts filed by the state Attorney General‘‍s Office.

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Wilkinsburg cuts position of middle school principal

The school board eliminated the position and approved curriculum writing stipends for high school faculty creating new courses.

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 Gavin O'Neill, head of Priority One EMS, arranged to have one of the company vehicles in attendance at an event organized by Health for Life UPMC Summer Camp in Braddock.

Priority One EMS helps Braddock residents get to medical care

Priority One operates 10 ambulances that make runs for situations ranging from routine transports to medical emergencies.

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Rock removal to close Route 28 lane through July 18

The lane closure will occur near the Route 910 on-ramp in Harmar.

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Moon schools eager to talk merger with Cornell

The idea of a merger or of Cornell students attending Moon was studied in 1992 and 1998, but nothing happened.

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Firefighters battle blaze in two Rankin homes

More than 10 area fire companies battled blazes in two homes on North Holland Avenue, an emergency dispatch supervisor confirmed.

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Crash closes Electric Avenue in North Braddock

Electric Avenue is closed near the intersection at Lincoln Highway in North Braddock after a car crashed into a pole

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Family of slain woman seeks restitution

John Peck, Westmoreland County DA, formally requested Thursday that David Stahl pay $78,108 and 23 cents to members of Mrs. Stahl‘‍s family.

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 Artist Sheryl Yeager is among 160 artists and craftspeople who will have their work displayed at the Artist Market at the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival.

Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival begins today

Crafton artist Sheryl Yeager is among exhibitors at the 40th annual festival today through Sunday at Twin Lakes Park, east of Greensburg.

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 New Seton Hill University president Mary C. Finger.

Seton Hill has new administration, new vision

The new president at Seton Hill University is determined to maintain the school‘‍s consistently high level of performance.

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Tips for staying safe

For one, people should avoid buying fireworks packaged in brown paper, which often is a sign they’‍re intended for commercial use.

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Penn Hills girls tennis team hold tight to its rackets

Team battles with Penn Hills school board to keep the tennis program.

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McKeesport Area board raises taxes by 0.48 mill

The average property owner in McKeesport will see a $25 to $30 increase in school taxes as a result.

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Wilmerding joins effort to allow vacant lots to be bought

Residents and businesses can get discounted prices on empty and blighted land.

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Recovering patients need not go far for rehab

An in-hospital rehab unit opened Monday at UPMC East Hospital for stroke, neurological, traumatic injury and orthopedic services.

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Mustangs to stampede against cancer in Plum

A group of alumni who ran cross-country for Plum schools will hold Stampede in the Park to raise funds for Hillman Cancer Center.

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Budding playwrights have their words put to life

Pittsburgh‘‍s City Theatre has selected six students whose plays will be performed in the fall.

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Squirrel Hill Tunnel weekend closure postponed

PennDOT said the closure was intended to allow for repaving but other parts of the project have not advanced to allow the work.

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Duquesne University law professor honored with two awards

Jan Levine, 59, of Cranberry received his honors in January in New York City.

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Larry Walsh: DirecTV to resolve claim filed by 'valued customer'

Dane Morris of Mount Washington subscribed to DirecTV for its sports offerings.

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 Black powder ignites a plume of smoke as the charge starts to burn to set off a homemade explosive inside a watermelon during a safety demonstration.

Fireworks: dazzling, but dangerous

Fourth of July means fireworks, but health care workers offer one piece of advice: Leave them to the professionals.

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Wilkinsburg paying $135,000 to settle resident's claims of improper arrest

Kate Luxemburg contended the July 2011 arrest was driven by her support of a candidate, redevelopment efforts.

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Altoona motorcyclist killed in crash

State police said Jammie Lee Hauser, 42, was speeding along Route 53 southbound in Dean

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Penn Hills woman elected president of American Library Association

As president of the American Library Association, Courtney Young plans to emphasize diversity, career development and outreach.

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Body found on turnpike in Somerset County

A man whose body was found Tuesday along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset County died of a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

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Westbound Route 30 in N. Braddock to be restricted

The restriction will occur on the bridge over Electric Avenue while crews make drainage repairs.

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Man found along turnpike in Somerset died of gunshot wound to head

Authorities said the man was discovered around 7 a.m. on the berm near mile post 108 eastbound.

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Son waives hearing over hiding father's body in barrel in basement

David J. Thomas, 32, is charged with felony counts of identity theft and access device fraud, and abuse of a corpse, a misdemeanor.

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Woodland Hills schools to eliminate 13 positions

The district‘‍s $85.3 million budget, approved Monday night, will achieve the losses through attrition.

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Cell phone records sought in Franklin Regional stabbings

​Investigators want to know if Alex Hribal used family members’‍ phones to make threatening calls on those devices.

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Fired Monroeville manager sues municipality in federal court

Lynette McKinney claimed in a complaint that Monroeville gave "false reasons" for her termination.

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Pennsylvania court decides not to speed up Penn State lawsuit

Former FBI director Louis Freeh wanted to force Penn State’s onetime president to proceed with a civil claim he initiated last year.

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Penn Hills School District approves tax raise in $39M budget

Penn Hills school directors approved $39.8 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year.

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