News Obituaries

Obituary: Roger Bush / Bank director, auto dealer was a 'man of the community'

Mr. Bush was a longtime Apollo auto dealer and bank director.

Obituary: Bill Frenzel / Key voice on economics in House

The Republican from Minnesota was respected by both parties for his expertise on trade, tax and budget policy.

 Myra Feduska Gerlach

Obituary: Myra Feduska Gerlach / Elementary school teacher who made subjects come alive

Her husband described her as a teacher who was strict but also someone who could recall what it felt like to be 10 years old.

Obituary: Colleen M. Pasquale / South Hills school guidance counselor

The Mt. Lebanon guidance counselor served children while fighting breast cancer



Black Friday gun sales 'a perfect storm' for background check system

On Black Friday, the rush accelerates to nearly 2 checks a second, testing limits of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Two FBI agents shot, injured in St. Louis area

The FBI said the shooting, which took place about 5 miles south of Ferguson, was not directly related to the protests.



26 coal miners die in fire in north China mine

Another 50 miners were injured in the disaster, which broke out in the complex run by the state-owned Fuxin Coal Corp. in Liaoning province.

Former CBC host Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault

Jian Ghomeshi, 47, had hosted "Q'', a CBC radio show on culture, since 2007.



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Holiday Herald: Mom was good at cooking up surprises for family

For one family, everyone had to be careful about what Mom was serving, even on Thanksgiving.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: A community gathers to give thanks for friendship

Annual ’Friendsgiving’ brings North Siders together for turkey, strengthens neighborhood ties and contributes to a food pantry.


Early Returns

Sam Smith speaks out

When Sam Smith, the outgoing speaker of the House, was asked Monday how he would advise Tom Wolf on working with the House, he

Pennsylvania to have voice at NATO's table

U.S. Rep. Thomas Marino, R-Lycoming, was elected to serve as one of five vice presidents of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly,

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