In 2013, Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey crafted legislation that would have expanded background checks in order to prevent gun purchases by criminals and the mentally ill.
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In 2013, Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey crafted legislation that would have expanded background checks in order to prevent gun purchases by criminals and the mentally ill.

Senate Democrats plan push for gun control legislation

In their latest gun control push, Democrats are leaving out Pat Toomey, the Republican who forged the last bipartisan effort.

 UPMC has said a definitive source has not been found for the mold that infected the patients between October 2014 and September.

UPMC fungal infections caused by inhaled mold spores, investigators believe

Investigators from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded on-site reviews of the infection “cluster” this week.

 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg chairs a NATO defense ministers meeting Thursday at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels.

NATO, alarmed by Russian actions in Syria, shores up defenses

The action comes after Russian planes have invaded Turkish airspace.

 A poll released Thursday shows that more than half of Ohio voters believe that adults’ personal use of small amounts of marijuana should be legal.

Ohio voters support use of medical marijuana

A proposed constitutional amendment would legalize marijuana for recreational and medical purposes.



State System board allows pricing experiments at four more universities

Gov. Tom Wolf objects to the additional pilot programs, saying Pennsylvania students could be priced out of the higher education market.

New head of gaming board is former U.S. attorney

Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday appointed former U.S. Attorney David Barasch as chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.



Oakmont, Harmar making do without Hulton Bridge

The old Hulton Bridge closed Monday because it is being replaced by a new, larger span, but that doesn’t open until Oct. 20.

TRAFFIC: Parkway West outbound closures scheduled this weekend

The highway will close between the Fort Pitt Bridge, including the tunnel, and Interstate 79 from 9 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.


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Mt. Lebanon High School ready for open house

The Mt. Lebanon School District will dedicate its new high school during a ceremony Sunday in front of the entrance on Horsman Drive.

Two schools, one team: Providence Heights Alpha School and St. Ursula combine soccer squads

At the end of the 2014-15 school year, 26 of the eighth-graders graduated, leaving Providence Heights Alpha School with only eight players.


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McCarthy steps away from bid to be next speaker

Minutes after we posted a confident bullet-point about the nomination of U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy to replace John Boehner as

Lunchtime links: 5 things to read this afternoon

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