News Obituaries


 Nicholas Winton during World War II with a one of the rescued children he spirited out of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to foster families in Great Britain and Sweden.
Nicholas Winton during World War II with a one of the rescued children he spirited out of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to foster families in Great Britain and Sweden.

Obituary: Sir Nicholas Winton / Rescued Czech children during the Holocaust

By the time of his death on July 1 at 106, Mr. Winton was internationally celebrated as a hero of the Holocaust.


Obituary: Elizabeth McIntosh / Spy whose lies helped win a war, dies at 100

Ms. McIntosh’s fluency in Japanese and background as a newspaper reporter made her ideal for spreading authentic-sounding misinformation.



 A young Doug Opperman with a marble tournament trophy.

Obituary: Douglas A. Opperman / City, national marbles champion as a boy, he later built a bridge and ran a business

Mr. Opperman, formerly of the North Side and most recently of Avalon, won the national tournament at the 1940 New York World’s Fair.



Obituary: David Kremen / Westinghouse international attorney enjoyed travel, foreign cultures

David Kremen’s love of foreign lands fit nicely with his work as an international attorney for Westinghouse.


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Is it time to play taps for live buglers?

John Massari plays taps at military funerals next to a device that plays a digital recording. What happens when the live buglers are gone?



Obama will expand clemency use to free nonviolent drug offenders

The move by the president is an effort to correct what he sees were errors when politicians went too far in cracking down on crime.


 
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State dentists advised to join fight against opioid abuse

Pennsylvania dentists have been asked to choose alternatives to Vicodin and Percocet in an effort to prevent addiction that leads to heroin.



State proposes raising fines for killing bald or golden eagles

In time for July 4, the Pennsylvania Game Commission proposed raising fines for killing bald eagles to $2,500 for a first offense.


 

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Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

1) After the least surprising veto in state history, Gov. Tom Wolf and Harrisburg Republicans are starting all over on a state


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Yvonne Edmunds, of Pittsburgh, making signs as groups concerned with funding of education, wages, and cuts to social programs