http://www.post-gazette.com Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:29:40 GMT Libercus en hourly 1 Reports: Ferguson grand jury reaches decision; announcement expected later today http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2014/11/24/Bloomberg-Missouri-prosecutor-to-make-announcement-on-Ferguson-grand-jury/stories/201411240188 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:42:29 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2014/11/24/Bloomberg-Missouri-prosecutor-to-make-announcement-on-Ferguson-grand-jury/stories/201411240188 FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, media outlets reported Monday, citing unidentified sources. FERGUSON, Mo. — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, media outlets reported Monday, citing unidentified sources.

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UPMC workers rally before hearings on charges stemming from July arrests http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/UPMC-workers-rally-before-hearings-for-on-criminal-charges-for-protesting-work-conditions/stories/201411240184 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:23:12 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/UPMC-workers-rally-before-hearings-for-on-criminal-charges-for-protesting-work-conditions/stories/201411240184 Louis Berry, 55, of Braddock never saw himself as an activist. Louis Berry, 55, of Braddock never saw himself as an activist.

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Auction house: Bunny Mellon's objects take in $218 million during multiday auction http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2014/11/24/APress-Auction-house-Bunny-Mellon-s-objects-fetch-218M/stories/201411240175 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:22:31 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2014/11/24/APress-Auction-house-Bunny-Mellon-s-objects-fetch-218M/stories/201411240175 NEW YORK (AP) — Sotheby's auction house says its multi-day sales of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon's furnishings, art, jewelry and other objects totaled $218 million. NEW YORK (AP) — Sotheby's auction house says its multi-day sales of Rachel "Bunny" Mellon's furnishings, art, jewelry and other objects totaled $218 million.

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Thanksgiving travelers to see 'substantial' savings with low gas prices http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2014/11/24/Thanksgiving-travelers-to-see-substantial-savings-with-low-gas-prices/stories/201411240168 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:05:45 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2014/11/24/Thanksgiving-travelers-to-see-substantial-savings-with-low-gas-prices/stories/201411240168 Gas prices haven’t hit bottom yet, with the average in the Pittsburgh region down 3.9 cents in the past week to $3.04 for a gallon of regular gas, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Gas prices haven’t hit bottom yet, with the average in the Pittsburgh region down 3.9 cents in the past week to $3.04 for a gallon of regular gas, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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U.S. Steel plans to build headquarters on former Civic Arena site in Hill District http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/Major-announcement-expected-on-former-Civic-Arena-site-Pittsburgh/stories/201411240165 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:21:14 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/Major-announcement-expected-on-former-Civic-Arena-site-Pittsburgh/stories/201411240165 A museum to honor the region’s steel heritage is planned as part of U.S. Steel’s new headquarters that will be constructed on the site of the former Civic Arena in the Hill District, officials announced today. A museum to honor the region’s steel heritage is planned as part of U.S. Steel’s new headquarters that will be constructed on the site of the former Civic Arena in the Hill District, officials announced today.

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Bob Smizik: Blount’s botched banishment http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2014/11/24/Bob-Smizik-Blount-s-botched-banishment/stories/201411240159 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:30:00 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/smizik-on-sports/2014/11/24/Bob-Smizik-Blount-s-botched-banishment/stories/201411240159 My kingdom to have been a credentialed reporter at the New England-Detroit game yesterday and after it to have stood in front of LeGarrette Blount’s locker. My kingdom to have been a credentialed reporter at the New England-Detroit game yesterday and after it to have stood in front of LeGarrette Blount’s locker.

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Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants: Indians prosper in their endeavors http://www.post-gazette.com/newimmigrants/2014/11/24/Pittsburgh-s-New-Immigrants-Indians-prosper-in-their-endeavors/stories/201411120185 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:42:15 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/newimmigrants/2014/11/24/Pittsburgh-s-New-Immigrants-Indians-prosper-in-their-endeavors/stories/201411120185 In today’s India, job opportunities for top college graduates are mushrooming, but for an earlier generation, coming to America was the brass ring. In today’s India, job opportunities for top college graduates are mushrooming, but for an earlier generation, coming to America was the brass ring.

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Ron Cook: Pirates are 1 for 2 in big offseason decisions http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2014/11/24/Ron-Cook-Pirates-are-1-for-2-in-big-offseason-decisions/stories/201411240107 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:46:23 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2014/11/24/Ron-Cook-Pirates-are-1-for-2-in-big-offseason-decisions/stories/201411240107 The Pirates hit .500 with their latest roster decisions. They were right not to enter the Russell Martin Sweepstakes. They struck out by bringing back A.J. Burnett. The Pirates hit .500 with their latest roster decisions. They were right not to enter the Russell Martin Sweepstakes. They struck out by bringing back A.J. Burnett.

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Wilkinsburg schools ramp up discipline http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2014/11/24/Wilkinsburg-schools-ramp-up-discipline/stories/201411240038 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:32:33 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2014/11/24/Wilkinsburg-schools-ramp-up-discipline/stories/201411240038 In the wake of two violent incidents, Wilkinsburg School District administrators have hastened the implementation of discipline procedures that will remove disruptive students from regular classrooms and re-institute detention. In the wake of two violent incidents, Wilkinsburg School District administrators have hastened the implementation of discipline procedures that will remove disruptive students from regular classrooms and re-institute detention.

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New film studio to open in Pittsburgh area http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2014/11/24/New-film-studio-to-open-in-Robinson/stories/201411240081 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:49:25 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2014/11/24/New-film-studio-to-open-in-Robinson/stories/201411240081 Through assertive hashtags and stylized photos of old industrial equipment, Cyndi Casteel has been chronicling the transformation of an old plastics plant into Pittsburgh's newest film studio. Through assertive hashtags and stylized photos of old industrial equipment, Cyndi Casteel has been chronicling the transformation of an old plastics plant into Pittsburgh's newest film studio.

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Steelers' playoff fate rests in their hands http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2014/11/24/IT-RESTS-IN-THEIR-HANDS-Steelers-control-fate-down-stretch-AFC-PLAYOFF-PICTURE/stories/201411240133 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:20:35 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2014/11/24/IT-RESTS-IN-THEIR-HANDS-Steelers-control-fate-down-stretch-AFC-PLAYOFF-PICTURE/stories/201411240133 While the Steelers kicked up their feet and relaxed on their off weekend their AFC North Division rivals kept the pressure on by keeping pace. With five games remaining, all that separates all four teams in the most competitive division in the NFL is one game. While the Steelers kicked up their feet and relaxed on their off weekend their AFC North Division rivals kept the pressure on by keeping pace. With five games remaining, all that separates all four teams in the most competitive division in the NFL is one game.

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Restaurant, apartments proposed for former Lawrenceville industrial site http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/Housing-potential-seen-at-Lawrenceville-industrial-site/stories/201411240032 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:36:26 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/Housing-potential-seen-at-Lawrenceville-industrial-site/stories/201411240032 When Alex Simakas sold his manufacturing company in 2010, he was left with a 120,000-square-foot brick and corrugated metal relic on 5 acres between Willow Street and the Allegheny River in Lawrenceville. When Alex Simakas sold his manufacturing company in 2010, he was left with a 120,000-square-foot brick and corrugated metal relic on 5 acres between Willow Street and the Allegheny River in Lawrenceville.

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Owners have little recourse when a pet is killed http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2014/11/24/Owners-have-little-recourse-when-a-pet-is-killed/stories/201411140054 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:32:28 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2014/11/24/Owners-have-little-recourse-when-a-pet-is-killed/stories/201411140054 Pet owners know that an animal can become part of a family, and it is often an emotional experience when the pet dies. When a pet is unexpectedly killed, it is worse. Pet owners know that an animal can become part of a family, and it is often an emotional experience when the pet dies. When a pet is unexpectedly killed, it is worse.

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Pitt faces Chaminade, coached by Brockway native, in Maui Invitational http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2014/11/24/Panthers-face-Chaminade-coached-by-Brockway-native-in-Maui-Invitational/stories/201411240114 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:04:31 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2014/11/24/Panthers-face-Chaminade-coached-by-Brockway-native-in-Maui-Invitational/stories/201411240114 LAHAINA, Hawaii — Eric Bovaird is a Western Pennsylvanian at heart. He loves his hometown of Brockway and always enjoys his trips to visit his family and friends. LAHAINA, Hawaii — Eric Bovaird is a Western Pennsylvanian at heart. He loves his hometown of Brockway and always enjoys his trips to visit his family and friends.

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Panthers not ready to end football season http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2014/11/24/Panthers-not-ready-to-end-season/stories/201411240113 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 03:01:03 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2014/11/24/Panthers-not-ready-to-end-season/stories/201411240113 Two months ago, it would have seemed almost unfathomable that Pitt would need to win its season finale against Miami to make a bowl game. Two months ago, it would have seemed almost unfathomable that Pitt would need to win its season finale against Miami to make a bowl game.

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Penguins look for pick-me-up after two losses http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2014/11/24/Penguins-look-for-pick-me-up-after-two-losses/stories/201411240111 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:50:49 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/penguins/2014/11/24/Penguins-look-for-pick-me-up-after-two-losses/stories/201411240111 BOSTON — The Penguins should find out soon enough whether their lost weekend was a harbinger or a hiccup. BOSTON — The Penguins should find out soon enough whether their lost weekend was a harbinger or a hiccup.

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#LetsMakeASEEN: Hope Haven Farm http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2014/11/24/LetsMakeASEEN-Hope-Haven-Farm/stories/201411240070 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:36:11 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2014/11/24/LetsMakeASEEN-Hope-Haven-Farm/stories/201411240070 Meet Rigby. Rigby is an emu that lived in Plum, and her owner was selling her on Craigs­list after losing his job. Raised for meat, Rigby was rescued and brought to Hope Haven Farm, a sanctuary in Franklin Park that takes in mostly domesticated farm animals — and the occasional exotic creature. Meet Rigby. Rigby is an emu that lived in Plum, and her owner was selling her on Craigs­list after losing his job. Raised for meat, Rigby was rescued and brought to Hope Haven Farm, a sanctuary in Franklin Park that takes in mostly domesticated farm animals — and the occasional exotic creature.

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Block House celebration ends with time capsule http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/Block-House-celebration-ends-with-time-capsule/stories/201411240069 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:32:06 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/Block-House-celebration-ends-with-time-capsule/stories/201411240069 Don’t open till … 2064. Don’t open till … 2064.

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1879 Founders Dinner held at Heinz History Center http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2014/11/24/1879-Founders-Dinner-held-at-Heinz-History-Center/stories/201411230222 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:29:38 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/life/seen/2014/11/24/1879-Founders-Dinner-held-at-Heinz-History-Center/stories/201411230222 An Elegant Evening: The Heinz History Center welcomed 150 patrons to the 1879 Founders Dinner as a way to show appreciation for those whose commitment keeps history alive in Pittsburgh. The dinner, hosted by David and Wendy Barensfeld, welcomed any donor who contributed $1,879 dollars or more a year to the center. “Every year that my mother-in-law came to this event she wore this necklace,” Ms. Barensfeld remarked, pointing to her delicate strands of pearls. “I wear this in her memory now to celebrate how much she loved this place.” Partygoers enjoyed music and cocktails on the sixth floor before getting a sneak peek of the newly installed Mister Rogers television set. After perusing the exhibit, everyone made their way to the first floor for a three-course meal of grilled Belgium endives with apple chutney, sauteed veal medallions and pear tartlets catered by The Common Plea. An Elegant Evening: The Heinz History Center welcomed 150 patrons to the 1879 Founders Dinner as a way to show appreciation for those whose commitment keeps history alive in Pittsburgh. The dinner, hosted by David and Wendy Barensfeld, welcomed any donor who contributed $1,879 dollars or more a year to the center. “Every year that my mother-in-law came to this event she wore this necklace,” Ms. Barensfeld remarked, pointing to her delicate strands of pearls. “I wear this in her memory now to celebrate how much she loved this place.” Partygoers enjoyed music and cocktails on the sixth floor before getting a sneak peek of the newly installed Mister Rogers television set. After perusing the exhibit, everyone made their way to the first floor for a three-course meal of grilled Belgium endives with apple chutney, sauteed veal medallions and pear tartlets catered by The Common Plea.

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Mexican finds success, defies stereotypes in Pittsburgh http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/Odysseys-From-Mexico-via-San-Diego-to-Pittsburgh-Achieving-success-and-defying-stereotypes/stories/201411240043 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:41:09 GMT http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/11/24/Odysseys-From-Mexico-via-San-Diego-to-Pittsburgh-Achieving-success-and-defying-stereotypes/stories/201411240043 When Lucia M. Aguirre moved to the United States from Mexico City at age 15, she had never heard of Pittsburgh. When Lucia M. Aguirre moved to the United States from Mexico City at age 15, she had never heard of Pittsburgh.

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