http://www.post-gazette.com Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:36:07 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Prosecutors say Ferrante 'doesn't deserve new trial' in cyanide case http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/01/31/Prosecutors-say-Ferrante-doesn-t-deserve-new-trial-in-cyanide-case/stories/201501310119 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:30:48 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/01/31/Prosecutors-say-Ferrante-doesn-t-deserve-new-trial-in-cyanide-case/stories/201501310119 Prosecutors say that a researcher found guilty of killing his wife with cyanide does not deserve a new trial. Prosecutors say that a researcher found guilty of killing his wife with cyanide does not deserve a new trial.

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Police give warning about pellet guns after shooting incidents on North Side http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/01/30/Police-give-warning-about-pellet-guns-after-shooting-incidents-on-North-Side/stories/201501300251 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:41:56 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/01/30/Police-give-warning-about-pellet-guns-after-shooting-incidents-on-North-Side/stories/201501300251 Pittsburgh police Sgt. Patrick Knepp has encountered replica guns about five times now. They're small and black with laser systems and magazine releases. They look just like the city-authorized handguns he and his fellow officers carry around. Pittsburgh police Sgt. Patrick Knepp has encountered replica guns about five times now. They're small and black with laser systems and magazine releases. They look just like the city-authorized handguns he and his fellow officers carry around.

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Penguins snag overtime victory from New Jersey Devils, 2-1 http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2015/01/30/Pittsburgh-Penguins-snag-overtime-victory-from-New-Jersey-Devils-2-1-hockey-NHL/stories/201501300250 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:54:37 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2015/01/30/Pittsburgh-Penguins-snag-overtime-victory-from-New-Jersey-Devils-2-1-hockey-NHL/stories/201501300250 NEWARK, N.J. — The Penguins threw 43 shots at New Jersey goalie Cory Schneider Friday night. NEWARK, N.J. — The Penguins threw 43 shots at New Jersey goalie Cory Schneider Friday night.

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Will Canton finally come calling for Jerome Bettis? http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2015/01/30/Canton-calling-Will-the-Bus-pass/stories/201501300235 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:17:17 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2015/01/30/Canton-calling-Will-the-Bus-pass/stories/201501300235 Linebacker Ray Lewis joined the Baltimore Ravens in 1996, the same year halfback Jerome Bettis arrived in Pittsburgh. Twice annually, they squared off on opposite sides of the line, two titans clashing in semi-annual confrontations that lasted a full decade before the Bus retired. Linebacker Ray Lewis joined the Baltimore Ravens in 1996, the same year halfback Jerome Bettis arrived in Pittsburgh. Twice annually, they squared off on opposite sides of the line, two titans clashing in semi-annual confrontations that lasted a full decade before the Bus retired.

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Former Pa. Treasurer McCord to plead guilty to federal charges http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2015/01/30/Pennsylvania-State-Treasurer-Rob-McCord-to-resign-immediately-plead-guilty-to-federal-charges/stories/201501300233 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:28:05 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2015/01/30/Pennsylvania-State-Treasurer-Rob-McCord-to-resign-immediately-plead-guilty-to-federal-charges/stories/201501300233 HARRISBURG — Lawyers for former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord said Friday that he would plead guilty to federal charges stemming from attempts in 2014 to use the influence of his office to gain campaign contributions from prospective donors. HARRISBURG — Lawyers for former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord said Friday that he would plead guilty to federal charges stemming from attempts in 2014 to use the influence of his office to gain campaign contributions from prospective donors.

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Medical marijuana may have new traction at state Capitol http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2015/01/27/Medical-marijuana-may-have-new-traction-in-state-Capitol-Gov-Tom-Wolf/stories/201501270183 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:18:01 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2015/01/27/Medical-marijuana-may-have-new-traction-in-state-Capitol-Gov-Tom-Wolf/stories/201501270183 HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf met Tuesday with families advocating for the legalization of medical marijuana, one of several signs the issue may have new traction at the Capitol. HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf met Tuesday with families advocating for the legalization of medical marijuana, one of several signs the issue may have new traction at the Capitol.

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Sheriff defends lieutenant at center of ESPN report on Steelers http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2015/01/23/Role-of-county-sheriff-deputy-in-Steelers-incident-is-questioned/stories/201501230173 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:45:52 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2015/01/23/Role-of-county-sheriff-deputy-in-Steelers-incident-is-questioned/stories/201501230173 It’s possible to serve law enforcement for 40 hours per week and the Steelers for as many as 30 hours, Allegheny County Sheriff William Mullen argued Friday, in the wake of an ESPN.com report on one of his lieutenants. It’s possible to serve law enforcement for 40 hours per week and the Steelers for as many as 30 hours, Allegheny County Sheriff William Mullen argued Friday, in the wake of an ESPN.com report on one of his lieutenants.

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Wagner and Peduto clash over paying for reality TV pledge http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2015/01/23/Controller-to-withhold-VisitPittsburgh-funding-in-Undercover-Boss-controversy/stories/201501230168 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 04:48:31 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2015/01/23/Controller-to-withhold-VisitPittsburgh-funding-in-Undercover-Boss-controversy/stories/201501230168 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto began his reality TV career on “Undercover Boss.” But on Friday, controversy surrounding his appearance on the show resembled an outtake of "Dance Moms." Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto began his reality TV career on “Undercover Boss.” But on Friday, controversy surrounding his appearance on the show resembled an outtake of "Dance Moms."

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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board ends 'special order' wine and spirits stoppage http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2015/01/23/Pennsylvania-Liquor-Control-Board-uncorks-special-order-wine-and-spirits-stoppage/stories/201501230075 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:46:48 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2015/01/23/Pennsylvania-Liquor-Control-Board-uncorks-special-order-wine-and-spirits-stoppage/stories/201501230075 Wine and spirits vendors can once again ask the state for permission to sell their hard-to-find products in Pennsylvania. Wine and spirits vendors can once again ask the state for permission to sell their hard-to-find products in Pennsylvania.

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Arrest made in early morning fire that struck Homestead's main commercial district http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2015/01/23/Firefighters-battle-5-alarm-fire-at-Homestead-apartments/stories/201501230146 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 05:06:05 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2015/01/23/Firefighters-battle-5-alarm-fire-at-Homestead-apartments/stories/201501230146 Just two days before he admitted to starting a six-alarm fire that on Friday gutted and damaged buildings, displaced tenants and sent two people to the hospital in Homestead’s main commercial district, Edward McDonald told neighbors that he was depressed, hearing voices and worried about the end of the world, according to a criminal complaint. Just two days before he admitted to starting a six-alarm fire that on Friday gutted and damaged buildings, displaced tenants and sent two people to the hospital in Homestead’s main commercial district, Edward McDonald told neighbors that he was depressed, hearing voices and worried about the end of the world, according to a criminal complaint.

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Bob Smizik: Fighting in hockey http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2015/01/23/Bob-Smizik-Fighting-in-hockey/stories/201501230139 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:30:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2015/01/23/Bob-Smizik-Fighting-in-hockey/stories/201501230139 More annoying than the fact the rulebook of the National Hockey League allows fighting is the fact that some fans actually believe fighting serves a purpose. They believe having a tough guy/goon on the team will prevent opponents from taking ‘liberties’ with star players. More annoying than the fact the rulebook of the National Hockey League allows fighting is the fact that some fans actually believe fighting serves a purpose. They believe having a tough guy/goon on the team will prevent opponents from taking ‘liberties’ with star players.

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Lane restriction set for section of Pennsylvania Turnpike http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2015/01/23/Lane-restriction-set-for-section-of-Pennsylvania-Turnpike/stories/201501230136 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:33 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2015/01/23/Lane-restriction-set-for-section-of-Pennsylvania-Turnpike/stories/201501230136    

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Pittsburgh's Summer Dreamers program aims to bridge gap of summer http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/01/23/Program-aims-to-bridge-gap-of-summer/stories/201501230085 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:37:35 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/01/23/Program-aims-to-bridge-gap-of-summer/stories/201501230085 While youngsters, bundled up in coats, ran about Thursday afternoon on the playground at Pittsburgh Faison K-5 in Homewood, the grown-ups were inside the school learning. While youngsters, bundled up in coats, ran about Thursday afternoon on the playground at Pittsburgh Faison K-5 in Homewood, the grown-ups were inside the school learning.

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Woodson Academy for youth starts Feb. 7 http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/01/23/Woodson-Academy-for-youth-starts-Feb-7/stories/201501230135 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:59:20 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/01/23/Woodson-Academy-for-youth-starts-Feb-7/stories/201501230135 The Iota Phi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. will hold its annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Academy for youth starting Feb. 7. The Iota Phi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. will hold its annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Academy for youth starting Feb. 7.

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Judge denies cop killer’s appeal of conviction http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2015/01/23/Judge-denies-cop-killer-s-appeal-of-conviction/stories/201501230134 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:58:52 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/north/2015/01/23/Judge-denies-cop-killer-s-appeal-of-conviction/stories/201501230134    

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'Coach Dad': Dick LeBeau left indelible imprint on Steelers and NFL as coach, innovator http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2015/01/23/Dick-LeBeau-left-indelible-imprint-on-Steelers-NFL-as-coach-innovator-and-Coach-Dad/stories/201501230096 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:17:17 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2015/01/23/Dick-LeBeau-left-indelible-imprint-on-Steelers-NFL-as-coach-innovator-and-Coach-Dad/stories/201501230096 When Dick LeBeau first came to the Steelers in 1992, he was full of ideas, but had little evidence to support his vision for defensive football in the NFL. When Dick LeBeau first came to the Steelers in 1992, he was full of ideas, but had little evidence to support his vision for defensive football in the NFL.

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Lyft files compliance plan; Uber releases driver survey data http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2015/01/23/Lyft-files-compliance-plan-Uber-releases-driver-survey-data/stories/201501230013 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:12:55 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2015/01/23/Lyft-files-compliance-plan-Uber-releases-driver-survey-data/stories/201501230013 Ride-sharing company Lyft has filed a plan with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, which may herald an end to its battle with the regulatory agency. Ride-sharing company Lyft has filed a plan with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, which may herald an end to its battle with the regulatory agency.

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Study tracks wait staff reaction to difficult customers http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2015/01/23/Study-tracks-wait-staff-reaction-to-difficult-customers/stories/201501230007 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:40:11 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/pittsburgh-company-news/2015/01/23/Study-tracks-wait-staff-reaction-to-difficult-customers/stories/201501230007 The stories generally go something like this: A waiter or waitress, hoping to get even with an obnoxious customer, decides to mess with the customer’s food. The stories generally go something like this: A waiter or waitress, hoping to get even with an obnoxious customer, decides to mess with the customer’s food.

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Giant Breed Dog Rescue wins court case, can continue operating http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2015/01/23/Giant-Breed-rescue-wins-court-case-can-continue-operating/stories/201501230025 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:24:57 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2015/01/23/Giant-Breed-rescue-wins-court-case-can-continue-operating/stories/201501230025 A 220-pound Newfoundland named Reese frolicked in the snow with five other dogs, including an English mastiff named Shrek and a St. Bernard named Snuff. A 220-pound Newfoundland named Reese frolicked in the snow with five other dogs, including an English mastiff named Shrek and a St. Bernard named Snuff.

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David L. Lawrence Convention Center hotel plan faces competition http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2015/01/23/David-L-Lawrence-Convention-Center-hotel-plan-faces-competition/stories/201501230072 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:20:30 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2015/01/23/David-L-Lawrence-Convention-Center-hotel-plan-faces-competition/stories/201501230072 Local leaders are taking the next step in a bid to resurrect plans for a headquarters hotel on land next to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, but for the first time will seek other development ideas for the site as well. Local leaders are taking the next step in a bid to resurrect plans for a headquarters hotel on land next to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, but for the first time will seek other development ideas for the site as well.

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