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 The Boy Scouts’ New York chapter announced in April it hired Tessier as the nation’s first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader in public contrast to the national scouting organization’s ban on openly gay adult members.
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The Boy Scouts’ New York chapter announced in April it hired Tessier as the nation’s first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader in public contrast to the national scouting organization’s ban on openly gay adult members.

Pittsburgh reaction on Scouts’ gay policy mixed

One local advocate characterized the decision as a "monumental step back", but others said they were heartened by the push for equality.


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Ex-Allegheny County councilman McCullough found guilty in theft case

Charles McCullough was found guilty of charges related to contributions made to local GOP candidates and a donation to Catholic Charities.



Man faces prison then deportation to Mexico after drug conviction

U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak sentenced Gustavo Godinez on Thursday and also imposed a 25-year period of probation.



Route 28 ramp to 31st Street Bridge closing tonight

The ramp will close from 8 tonight until 8 a.m. Saturday for pavement repairs.


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    Verdict expected in trial of former County Councilman Charles McCullough

    Charles P. McCullough is accused of stealing from Shirley H. Jordan when he served as her power of attorney.



    Democratic leaders warn of consequences if Pennsylvania budget impasse isn't resolved

    The budget impasse could stanch the flow of $33 million per month to human services providers, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.