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Police: Man trying to steal downspouts fatally shot in North Braddock

Police said Alan White, 44, of Wilkinsburg may have been trying to take aluminum or copper from a house.

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Woman who tried to frame husband with child porn gets jail

Meri Jane Woods, 43, was sentenced Monday by an Indiana County judge who rejected her attorney’s request for lenience.

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Bessemer Avenue in East Pittsburgh restricted today through Friday

Crews will inspect the Route 30 bridge, causing alternating one-way traffic on Bessemer from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Friday.

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Twitter ends account that targeted State College Area School District

State College police are trying to determine who made the insulting posts, and district officials say any students involved could face

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Inspection to restrict traffic under bridge in East Pittsburgh

Work will occur from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

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U.S. marshals apprehend Penn Hills shooting suspect

Darshele Maurice Johnson is charged with homicide and carrying a firearm without a license in the slaying of Christopher Moss of Oakmont.

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Suspect arrested in Penn Hills shooting death

Darshele Maurice Johnson, 39, is charged with homicide and carrying a firearm without a license in the slaying of Christopher Moss.

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 A Wilkinsburg police vehicle is towed from the scene of a crash Sunday night that injured a police officer and two others.

Police officer injured in Wilkinsburg crash

The crash occurred about 10:30 p.m. when the SUV failed to yield and crashed into the police car on Penn Avenue near Trenton Avenue.

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 A flag flies at half staff at Washington Square in Perryopolis on Monday. Gov. Tom Corbett ordered all flags lowered to half staff at the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg and at state facilities in Fayette and Westmoreland counties in honor of a Perryopolis police officer killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash.

Funeral set for Perryopolis police officer killed in two-vehicle crash

Officer Richard Champion was killed Sunday when his patrol car collided with an SUV on Route 51 in Perry Township, Fayette County.

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White Oak repeals gun ordinance in reaction to state Act No. 192

Council voted to repeal White Oak Ordinance 3188 of September, 2000, which prohibited the carrying of weapons on borough property.

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Con­nectCard ma­chines at East Liberty Station out of service today and Tuesday

The ma­chines will be back in ser­vice on Wed­nes­day.

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 Lueana Coward of McKeesport pauses Saturday during the Duquesne rally on the impact of street violence. Ms. Coward’s three sons were killed in street violence.

Duquesne rally decries street bloodshed

The assembly was organized by the Recognizing Every Lingering Inward Emotional Feeling informal support group.

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 Resident Alice Lauffer, 97, talks Saturday with scout Xavier Molgaard, 8, of Polish Hill, as scouts visit seniors at Beatty Pointe Village, a UPMC Senior Community.

Cub Scouts meet their match in Wii bowling contest at retirement community

Beatty Pointe Village activities coordinator Melanie Cherry had warned the youngsters and their parents that her seniors were good.

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New Kensington police baffled by shooting

It is not known exactly where or when the shooting took place because the victim sought help away from the scene of the incident.

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Hindu temple sues Monroeville over permit denial

Monroeville council voted against allowing excavation needed for the Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Inc. to expand its temple.

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Coroner: Indiana County hunter died of accidental shooting

Coroner Jerry Overman Jr. said James Turnbull, 79, of Indiana, Pa., was found by another hunter in a wooded area in White

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 The home on Clinton Street in Lower Burrell where police are investigating a possible murder/suicide.

Deaths of Lower Burrell couple ruled murder-suicide

Deputy coroner Sean Hribal said it appears Mark McDade, 45, shot and killed his wife, Leanne McDade, 42, before shooting himself.

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Coroner: Indiana hunter accidentally shot himself to death

James Turnbull, 79, of Indiana was found dead buy another hunter Wednesday evening, Indiana County Coroner Jerry Overman Jr.said.

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 Michelle Mathew is the owner of Mathew Jewelers in Zelienople. Andrew Mathew Sr., Michelle's grandfather, founded the store in 1947.

Across Pittsburgh region, small shops big on building personal bond with customers

“Friendly store owners, a focus on customer service and unique products” keep suburban shoppers coming back to local downtowns.

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Variety of activities planned to celebrate Hanukkah

The holiday begins Tuesday and continues until Dec. 24.

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 Carole and Glenn Johnson, parents of Beth Ann Johnson, and Curt Scheib, chair of the Division of Visual and Performing Arts at Seton Hill, pose with Beth Ann's first piano, which the Johnsons donated to be displayed in the Beth Ann Johnson Rehearsal Hall in Seton Hill's Performing Arts Center.

Lockerbie attack could not silence daughter's piano

The parents of late Seton Hill student Beth Ann Johnson donate her piano to inspire others.

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Murrysville officers lauded for heroism in Franklin Regional attack

Department responded to the April stabbings.

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Wilkinsburg native tries again to open charter school

Andre Rasheen Tucker is trying for the fifth time to get his application approved after schools he founded in Ohio were shut down.

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Gateway Middle helping foreign students find support, learn English

Former newcomers with language experience join a panel of ESL students at Gateway Middle to help ease concerns about learning English.

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Pitt campaign to 'give a thread' in hopes of setting Guinness World Record

The Pitt campus campaign to help capture the mark will collect clothing donations for the needy until Jan. 7.

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Upgrades coming to West Wilmerding Park

North Versailles will use a $100,000 grant from the state to make improvements.

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McKeesport holds the line of property taxes

McKeesport property owners will have no new tax increase next year. The city council unanimously approved a $19.2 million budget on Dec. 3.

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 April Friges, assistant professor of photography in the school of communication at Point Park University.

Point Park professor's photos on exhibit in Oakland

April Friges’ photographs are on display through Jan. 9 at Pittsburgh Filmmakers in Oakland.

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Christmas movies are part of Pittsburgh family traditions

Pittsburgh’s East suburban residents tell what movies their families love to watch together over the holidays.

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Police: Man stabbed on North Side in stable condition

A man who was stabbed earlier this evening in the North Side is stable at Allegheny General Hospital, according to Pittsburgh police.

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East scape: Braddock church to sponsor concert

Events and other happenings throughout the east communities.

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East at a glance: Gateway school board tables vote on land bank

News and other happenings throughout the east communities.

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East notables: Gateway High students to perform with Pennsylvania band

Three Gateway High School students have been selected to perform with the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District Band in

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Samantha Bennett: After yoga retreat, it's good to be om

A retreat offers three days of serenity and not a burger in sight.

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Orie, another attorney disbarred

Former state Sen. Jane Orie and attorney J. Russell McGregor have been disbarred as a result of criminal charges.

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Woman injured in crash with Monroeville police car dies

Priscilla Robinson, 51, died after her vehicle struck a Monroeville police car involved in chasing a suspect on William Penn Highway.

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Supplier for 'Bricks R Us' heroin ring pleads guilty

Keith Eutsey, 39, of Nazareth, Pa., admitted that he supplied a network of drug dealers bringing heroin into Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs.

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Woodland Hills board approves assistant to the superintendent contract

Board members approved the contract for Gerald Chessman as assistant to the superintendent at Wednesday night's legislative meeting.

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McKeesport Area considers activity bus for basketball players

Resident Harold Allen asked during public comment that a bus be provided for both the high school girls’ and boys’ basketball teams.

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 Google's new building, at left, is under construction on Penn Avenue. Across the street is its current residence, part of the old Nabisco building in Bakery Square.

Google lets employees drive philanthropy in Pittsburgh

Part three of a three-part series: How do Google’s philanthropic efforts stack up against those of the city’s biggest donors?

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 A man suffered smoke inhalation in a house fire in Scottdale Monday night.

Man rescued from house fire in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County dispatch said the fire was reported just after 9:30 p.m. on Arthur Avenue.

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 McKeesport police are looking for the owner and operator of this gold Volvo in connection with a hit-and-run incident Dec. 6 that left a pedestrian with serious injuries.

Police seek driver in McKeesport hit-and-run that left pedestrian with serious injuries

Police described the vehicle as a gold Volvo, which was seen on Lysle Boulevard during the time of the incident, which occurred on Dec. 6.

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Monroeville council approves 2014 budget

Monroeville residents won't see a tax increase next year. Council voted on Tuesday and unanimously passed a balanced budget of $31,881,831.

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Penn-Trafford student charged with threatening to 'shoot up' high school

A student in the Penn-Trafford School District has been charged with threatening to “shoot up” the high school.

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Police search for suspect in Monroeville armed robbery

The robbery occurred at about 6:25 a.m. at the Marathon convenience store in the 2600 block of Mosside Boulevard.

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Penn-Trafford student charged with threating to 'shoot up' high school

Police said an investigation determined there was nothing to substantiate the threat and that the student’s comments were meant as “a joke.

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Rankin teen’s guilty plea nets 10-25 years for murder

Londell Jones was 16 when he shot and killed Delasia Dutrieuille, also 16, after a robbery in Hawkins Village in Rankin, prosecutors said.

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Monroeville police officer, 2 women injured in crash

One of the victims, a woman whose vehicle collided with a police SUV, remains in Forbes Regional Hospital as a trauma patient, police said.

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Goodfellows: A family pulls together with the help of an agency in Rankin

Courtney Dutrieulle, 29, of Rankin struggles to make ends meet with five children under 8 years old.

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Medical supplies worker admits illegal sales

David Leasher, 44, admitted in federal court he took pulse oximeters from his employer, Philips Respinonics, and sold them on Amazon.

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