http://www.post-gazette.com Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:46:44 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Pa. Supreme Court upholds decision to appoint special prosecutor to investigate AG Kane By Paula Reed Ward / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2015/03/31/Pa-Supreme-Court-upholds-decision-to-appoint-special-prosecutor-to-investigate-attorney-general/stories/201503310252 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:01:51 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2015/03/31/Pa-Supreme-Court-upholds-decision-to-appoint-special-prosecutor-to-investigate-attorney-general/stories/201503310252 Less than three weeks after hearing arguments on the issue, the state Supreme Court today upheld a decision to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate potential grand jury leaks by Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Less than three weeks after hearing arguments on the issue, the state Supreme Court today upheld a decision to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate potential grand jury leaks by Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

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Rolling Stones to play Heinz Field on June 20 By Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2015/03/31/Rolling-Stones-to-play-Heinz-Field-on-June-20/stories/201503310206 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:37:55 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/2015/03/31/Rolling-Stones-to-play-Heinz-Field-on-June-20/stories/201503310206 After a few weeks of fan-site rumors and cryptic billboards, we finally have official word: The Rolling Stones will bring their 15-city ZIP CODE tour to Heinz Field in June 20. After a few weeks of fan-site rumors and cryptic billboards, we finally have official word: The Rolling Stones will bring their 15-city ZIP CODE tour to Heinz Field in June 20.

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Bob Smizik: Locke over Worley -- inexplicable By Bob Smizik / Special to the Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2015/03/31/Bob-Smizik-Locke-over-Worley-inexplicable/stories/201503310193 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:30:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2015/03/31/Bob-Smizik-Locke-over-Worley-inexplicable/stories/201503310193 When smart men make decisions that reek of senselessness, there’s often a good explanation. But it’s hard to find one in the announcement by Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, backed by general manager Neal Huntington, that Jeff Locke has won the final spot in the rotation over Vance Worley? When smart men make decisions that reek of senselessness, there’s often a good explanation. But it’s hard to find one in the announcement by Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, backed by general manager Neal Huntington, that Jeff Locke has won the final spot in the rotation over Vance Worley?

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Ferrante’s attorney files motion in his appeal Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/03/31/Ferrante-s-attorney-files-motion-in-his-appeal/stories/201503310198 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:24:19 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/03/31/Ferrante-s-attorney-files-motion-in-his-appeal/stories/201503310198 The defense attorney for a man convicted of killing his wife with cyanide nearly two years ago is continuing his appeals process. The defense attorney for a man convicted of killing his wife with cyanide nearly two years ago is continuing his appeals process.

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Environmental group might appeal dismissal against Shenango Inc. http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2015/03/31/Environmental-group-might-appeal-dismissal-against-Shenango-Inc/stories/201503310197 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:21:54 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2015/03/31/Environmental-group-might-appeal-dismissal-against-Shenango-Inc/stories/201503310197 An environmental group whose suit against Shenango Inc.’s coke battery on Neville Island was dismissed last week said it is considering an appeal. An environmental group whose suit against Shenango Inc.’s coke battery on Neville Island was dismissed last week said it is considering an appeal.

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Today is deadline to get discount on Allegheny County property taxes http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/03/31/Today-is-deadline-to-get-discount-on-property-taxes/stories/201503310196 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:19:32 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/03/31/Today-is-deadline-to-get-discount-on-property-taxes/stories/201503310196 Today is the last day to pay Allegheny County property taxes at a 2 percent discount. Today is the last day to pay Allegheny County property taxes at a 2 percent discount.

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Companies that store and move frack sand are in demand By Braden Kelner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies-powersource/2015/03/31/Companies-that-store-and-move-frack-sand-see-an-uptick-in-demand/stories/201503310039 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies-powersource/2015/03/31/Companies-that-store-and-move-frack-sand-see-an-uptick-in-demand/stories/201503310039 One company situated on the edge of the Ohio River is about to pump $1.3 million into creating a better barge dock, spurred by the massive impact that the shale drilling industry has had on the business. One company situated on the edge of the Ohio River is about to pump $1.3 million into creating a better barge dock, spurred by the massive impact that the shale drilling industry has had on the business.

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Obituary: Rev. Dennis Colamarino / Priest with ALS ‘taught us how to live and … how to die’ By Mary Niederberger / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2015/03/31/Obituary-Rev-Dennis-Colamarino-Priest-with-ALS-taught-us-how-to-live-and-how-to-die/stories/201503300050 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:10:49 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/obituaries/2015/03/31/Obituary-Rev-Dennis-Colamarino-Priest-with-ALS-taught-us-how-to-live-and-how-to-die/stories/201503300050 The Rev. Dennis Colamarino, pastor of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, was a popular and beloved priest in Duquesne, where he served for nearly 32 years. The Rev. Dennis Colamarino, pastor of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, was a popular and beloved priest in Duquesne, where he served for nearly 32 years.

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New federal rules for water heaters will mean higher price tag By Jill Harkins / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2015/03/31/New-federal-regulations-boost-upfront-costs-but-long-term-savings-of-hot-water-heaters/stories/201503240192 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:32:04 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2015/03/31/New-federal-regulations-boost-upfront-costs-but-long-term-savings-of-hot-water-heaters/stories/201503240192 New federal regulations for the efficiency of water heaters go into effect April 16 and will lead to higher replacement prices for homeowners but possibly long-term utility bill savings. New federal regulations for the efficiency of water heaters go into effect April 16 and will lead to higher replacement prices for homeowners but possibly long-term utility bill savings.

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Pittsburgh ride-sharing drivers may be caught off guard for tax season By Kim Lyons / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/legal/2015/03/31/Pittsburgh-ride-sharing-drivers-may-be-caught-off-guard-for-tax-season/stories/201503260013 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:52:24 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/legal/2015/03/31/Pittsburgh-ride-sharing-drivers-may-be-caught-off-guard-for-tax-season/stories/201503260013 The tax filing deadline is still a couple of weeks away, but for many Pittsburgh ride-sharing drivers, this year will be the first time they’ll file returns as independent contractors. And if they’re not prepared, filing a 1099 for the first time could mean they owe a lot more to the IRS than they may have expected. The tax filing deadline is still a couple of weeks away, but for many Pittsburgh ride-sharing drivers, this year will be the first time they’ll file returns as independent contractors. And if they’re not prepared, filing a 1099 for the first time could mean they owe a lot more to the IRS than they may have expected.

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Here are four gadgets aimed to make running easier By Gretchen McKay / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2015/03/31/Here-are-four-gadgets-aimed-to-make-running-easier/stories/201503310034 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:25:36 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2015/03/31/Here-are-four-gadgets-aimed-to-make-running-easier/stories/201503310034 The Pittsburgh full and half marathons on May 3 are a little more than a month away, which means you’re probably not only getting some major miles in. You may also be getting a little stressed about how to best prepare for race day.  The Pittsburgh full and half marathons on May 3 are a little more than a month away, which means you’re probably not only getting some major miles in. You may also be getting a little stressed about how to best prepare for race day. 

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Ron Cook: Penguins wouldn't win Stanley Cup without Kris Letang By Ron Cook / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2015/03/31/Ron-Cook-6/stories/201503310135 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:12:13 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2015/03/31/Ron-Cook-6/stories/201503310135 Former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is a very wise man in ways that go beyond football. That’s why it wasn’t surprising when he described the team’s 24-20 win in 2004 at Dallas as a “Pyrrhic victory.” It lost nose tackle Casey Hampton and cornerback Chad Scott to serious right knee injuries in the game. Former Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is a very wise man in ways that go beyond football. That’s why it wasn’t surprising when he described the team’s 24-20 win in 2004 at Dallas as a “Pyrrhic victory.” It lost nose tackle Casey Hampton and cornerback Chad Scott to serious right knee injuries in the game.

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Memorial springs up in Hays for eagle eggs that didn’t hatch By Mahita Gajanan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/03/31/Monument-has-sprung-up-along-the-trail-in-Hayes-where-the-eagle-eggs-failed-to-hatch/stories/201503310122 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:52:39 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/03/31/Monument-has-sprung-up-along-the-trail-in-Hayes-where-the-eagle-eggs-failed-to-hatch/stories/201503310122 Roses and hand-written notes adorn a fence in Hays, commemorating two eagle eggs that failed to hatch this spring. Roses and hand-written notes adorn a fence in Hays, commemorating two eagle eggs that failed to hatch this spring.

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Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to help restore Allegheny Commons on North Side By Diana Nelson Jones / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/03/31/Pittsburgh-Parks-Conservancy-add-Allegheny-Commons-to-its-parks-system/stories/201503310125 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:02:03 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/03/31/Pittsburgh-Parks-Conservancy-add-Allegheny-Commons-to-its-parks-system/stories/201503310125 The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has added Allegheny Commons on the North Side to the roster of parks it helps restore and manage in an agreement with the city. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy has added Allegheny Commons on the North Side to the roster of parks it helps restore and manage in an agreement with the city.

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Penn State coach lends help to professor pursuing brain-repair research By David Templeton / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2015/03/31/Penn-State-professor-uses-crowdfunding-for-his-brain-repair-research-1/stories/201503310052 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:40:30 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2015/03/31/Penn-State-professor-uses-crowdfunding-for-his-brain-repair-research-1/stories/201503310052 With a promising method to restore brain cells and function, Penn State University biologist Gong Chen is seeking everybody’s help in raising money through crowdfunding. That includes men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers. With a promising method to restore brain cells and function, Penn State University biologist Gong Chen is seeking everybody’s help in raising money through crowdfunding. That includes men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers.

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Are gas-brand credit cards running on empty? By Patricia Sabatini / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2015/03/31/Steer-clear-Why-major-gas-brand-credit-cards-are-a-bad-deal/stories/201503270173 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:45:22 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2015/03/31/Steer-clear-Why-major-gas-brand-credit-cards-are-a-bad-deal/stories/201503270173 If you’re carrying a gasoline-branded credit card in your wallet, you may want to throttle back. If you’re carrying a gasoline-branded credit card in your wallet, you may want to throttle back.

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Final Four better late than never for Izzo’s Spartans By Noah Trister / Associated Press http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/marchmadness/2015/03/31/Final-Four-better-late-than-never-for-Izzo-s-Spartans/stories/201503310158 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:45:39 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/marchmadness/2015/03/31/Final-Four-better-late-than-never-for-Izzo-s-Spartans/stories/201503310158 DETROIT — Michigan State’s run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that’s part of the reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much. DETROIT — Michigan State’s run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that’s part of the reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much.

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Garden Theater interests Downtown developer By Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2015/03/31/Pittsburgh-developer-eyes-rehabilitation-of-Garden-Theater-on-North-Side/stories/201503310157 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:45:21 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2015/03/31/Pittsburgh-developer-eyes-rehabilitation-of-Garden-Theater-on-North-Side/stories/201503310157 A Downtown developer that is preparing to rehabilitate part of the Garden Theater block on the North Side now has its eye on the old movie house itself. A Downtown developer that is preparing to rehabilitate part of the Garden Theater block on the North Side now has its eye on the old movie house itself.

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Alcoa cutting back production; Bayer selling W.Va. park; Goodwill revenues rose From staff and wire reports http://www.post-gazette.com/business/news-briefs/2015/03/31/Alcoa-cutting-back-production-Bayer-CropScience-selling-W-Va-industrial-park-Goodwill-revenues-rose-in-2014/stories/201503310109 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:29:30 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/news-briefs/2015/03/31/Alcoa-cutting-back-production-Bayer-CropScience-selling-W-Va-industrial-park-Goodwill-revenues-rose-in-2014/stories/201503310109 Alcoa prepares for $10M charge in 1st quarter amid capacity cuts Alcoa prepares for $10M charge in 1st quarter amid capacity cuts

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Heed the sign: City council should adopt uniform naming rules By the Editorial Board http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2015/03/31/Heed-the-sign-City-council-should-adopt-uniform-naming-rules/stories/201503310086 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:55:37 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2015/03/31/Heed-the-sign-City-council-should-adopt-uniform-naming-rules/stories/201503310086 There is, quite literally, a sign indicating why Pittsburgh City Council should approve a new process for naming city facilities after individuals. It says “Ravenstahl Field,” and former city operations director Duane Ashley had it made in recognition of former Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. There is, quite literally, a sign indicating why Pittsburgh City Council should approve a new process for naming city facilities after individuals. It says “Ravenstahl Field,” and former city operations director Duane Ashley had it made in recognition of former Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

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