News Obituaries


Obituary: Sister Michele Ransil / Dedicated to serving community through faith-based efforts

For several years, Sister Michele had been regularly visiting homeless people beneath bridges in Pittsburgh to bring food and socialize.


Obituary: Fred Slatten / Shoe designer to the stars

Mr. Slatten made fantasy footwear, adorning his designs with rhinestones, peacock feathers, decals and the  images of celebrities’ faces.



 Dr. Ted. K. Encke

Obituary: Dr. Ted. K. Encke / Prolific orthopedic surgeon was proud of service in Vietnam

Dr. Encke, 76, died Monday from complications of a kidney stone, Mrs. Encke said.



Obituary: Mario Cutruzzula Sr. / People were a priority for ‘Mayor of Bloomfield,’ coach

Mario Cutruzzula died Thursday at age 78 from complications after a heart attack.


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University of Cincinnati officer charged with murder in motorist’s shooting

A white campus officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a black man amid a minor traffic stop.



Congress poised to avert highway fund shutdown, for now

The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a short-term bill to keep federal highway money flowing for three months.


 

World


U.S. official: Debris in photo belongs to Boeing 777

Investigators believe that debris found on an Indian Ocean island is a wing component unique to a Boeing 777.



Zimbabwe hunting guide charge in killing of lion

A farm owner and guide who aided an American dentist’s kill of a protected lion in Zimbabwe faced a court hearing Wednesday.


 
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Random Acts of Kindness: Resident saves day for free film in park

Plus: Strong, helpful man lifted mom into SUV; Special gesture boosted spirits of cancer patient.



Local Dispatch: Downed atom smasher supported Chalfant so long

When it stood tall, the Westinghouse atom smasher supported everything around Chalfant.


 

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