News Obituaries

Obituary: Roland S. Catarinella / Homebuilder in eastern suburbs

Roland S. Catarinella’s concrete legacy lies in the thousands of homes he developed around Pittsburgh’s eastern suburbs since World War II,

 L. Van Dauler.

Obituary: L. Van V. Dauler Jr. / Respected executive, philanthropist

Mr. Dauler, chairman of Neville Chemical Co. supported a wide range of cultural and health-related charities in the region, died Sunday.

Obituary: Robert P. Griffin / Senator who urged Nixon to quit

As a member of the U.S. House, the Republican co-sponsored one of the nation’s most rigorous laws to fight corruption in unions.

 Blanche Kiesel

Obituary: Blanche Kiesel / Steelers talk show caller known as 'Babe from Penn Hills'

“I guarantee you that she knew what she was talking about,” said radio host and former Steeler Tunch Ilkin of Ms. Kiesel, 90.



S.C. paper wins key Pulitzer Prize

The small-circulation newspaper in Charleston, S.C., on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, journalism’s top award.

6 men charged with planning to join Islamic State

6 Somali-American men from Minnesota were charged Monday with planning to join the Islamic State and fight for the militant group in Syria.



Yemen airstrike carnage mounts

A Saudi-led airstrike Monday in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, is said to have killed at least 25 people, and over 350 were reported to be hurt.

EU vows more aid for migrants as peril in Mediterranean grows

Officials were mobilizing Monday to an emergency meeting after what was feared may be the deadliest Mediterranean migrant loss of life.



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Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Beware when Pretty Skinny Blond Women attack

Pretty Skinny Blond Women are ruining the world, one rant at a time.

Bugs start to crawl into Americans’ diet

An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.


Early Returns

14th Ward Dems back Fitzgerald, but not his slate

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner, left, and challenger Mark Patrick Flaherty speak April 16, 2015, during their

Pawlowski running for Senate?

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski ( Our friend Laura Olson of the Allentown Morning Call, along with her

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