News Obituaries

Obituary: Bill Dwyer / North Side contractor helped to build neighborhood program

Bill Dwyer helped to renovate a former school for The Pittsburgh Project, a program that emncourages youths to help the elderly.

Obituary / William K. Foster Sr.: Banker lived to help others

William K. Foster Sr. worked helping minority communities through banking and agencies such as the Urban League of Pittsburgh.

Obituary / Darrell Winfield: Marlboro Man persona was real for cowboy

He was  one of the most recognizable Marlboro Men who roamed the  western United States in ads for the cigarette brand.

Obituary / Steve Katz: Devoted baseball coach built lasting program

Steve Katz loved sports and was a devoted coach and mentor to all.



Attorney general nominee Lynch holds her own at Senate hearing

The 55-year-old native of Greensboro, N.C., pledged to retain her independence and restore some frayed relations on Capitol Hill.

Justices delay executions of 3 on Oklahoma’s death row

Three Oklahoma executions have been stayed by the U.S. Supreme Court amid a challenge over the sedative used in the state’s lethal



Hezbollah attack kills Israeli soldiers near Lebanon, raising fears of escalation

The flare-up shattered a fragile calm that has mostly held along the frontier since the monthlong war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006.

TV star’s plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil

Andressa Urach recently went into septic shock and was placed on life support after a botched operation.



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Records wiped clean for civil rights-era Friendship 9

Thomas Gaither, Butler County, was one of the of nine activists arrested for trying to integrate a whites-only lunch counter in 1961.

Support surfaces for Pennsylvania medical marijuana bill

With a change in state leadership roles and attitudes, medical marijuana in Pennsylvania may become a reality this year.



Random Acts of Kindness: Woman gave up cell phone to a man in need at airport

Plus: Many offered help to couple on a cold day; Christmas miracle came through gift cards’ return.

Be My Valentine: Nothing’s quite like young love, thank goodness

The love of my life had moved away. While letters with a California postmark in my mailbox made my heart beat a little faster, I missed him.


Early Returns

Wolf's "unsolicited advice" for Democrats

Gov. Tom Wolf plans to offer congressional Democrats some "unsolicited advice" when he speaks this aftenoon at their policy

Irey Vaughan will seek 6th term in Washington County

By Janice Crompton Washington County's longtime Republican commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan announced today she will seek a

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