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Articles from March 9, 2016

A.B. Gets Shot to Bring Home the Mirror Ball
Your preferences likely vary, but with the NFL free agency period opening today and nothing but such patently unwatchable offerings as the NFL draft and organized team activities on the horizon, let me just say thank God for "Dancing With The Stars."...
Artis Holds Key Today against 2-3 Zone Syracuse's Defense Brings out His Best
Jamel Artis has struggled in Pitt's past two games, and that is a big reason the Panthers went 0-2 and are once again scrambling to secure an NCAA tournament spot. In losses at Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech last week, Artis went 3 of 17 from the...
Assumptions Challenged, Alpha Changes Course in Bankruptcy
Less than a year ago, Alpha Natural Resources filed for bankruptcy protection but vowed to emerge as a stronger company undergirded by its core assets, such as the Cumberland Mine in Greene County and expanding natural gas reserves in southwestern Pennsylvania....
Attorneys Ask Superior Court to Reverse DNA Ruling
Attorneys for a man facing possible execution have accused an Allegheny County judge of "actual bias," claiming that she is putting the prosecution's case - and the financial interest of a local company whose technology linked the man to a double...
Baltimore Officer Must Testify
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that prosecutors can compel a Baltimore police officer to testify against five other officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray. The decision by the state's highest court hands prosecutors...
Chef Draws a Crowd Anthony Marino Brings His Enthusiasm (and a Great Pair of Dimples) to His Work
Chef Anthony Marino has never met an appliance he hasn't wanted to take for test spin, which is how he ended up at the Duquesne Light Home & Garden Show in 2013. As a result, he cooked up a job. In search of a Thermador Pro Grand commercial range that...
Chow Exhibit Screens Film with Family Ties
There are so many busy artistic intersections in the Zhou family, the members would need a traffic cop to avoid collisions - except that the collisions are intentional and desirable. For Zhou Xinfang pre, it was the crossroads of opera and film. For...
Crash Landing SUV Ends Up on Roof of Giant Eagle in Greenfield, Closing the Store for Several Hours
Ron Mountin was relaxing inside his apartment Tuesday morning in Greenfield when he heard bricks falling and thought the chimney on his rental unit had collapsed. Looking out his second-floor window, he spotted a man standing next to a black Kia Sorento...
Dick's Aiming for Sports Authority's Customers Local Firm's Q4 Hurt by Warm Winter
Dick's Sporting Goods is already running the numbers on markets where rival sporting goods retailer The Sports Authority plans to close stores as part of its bankruptcy reorganization. The goal is to grab market share wherever possible, whether through...
Eakin Wants Agreement with Conduct Board Read in Open Court
Attorneys for suspended state Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin have asked the Court of Judicial Discipline if they can present, in open court, an agreement they've reached with the Judicial Conduct Board to resolve an investigation of his receipt...
EAST/REGION/COUNTY [Derived Headline]
EAST McKeesport council elects Sanders' replacement McKeesport City Council elected LuEthel Nesbit, vice president of the local chapter of the NAACP, to the seat that disqualified candidate Corry Sanders had won in the November election. Allegheny County...
Etsy Wants to Link Its Designers with Manufacturing Firms Pittsburgh Is the Third City That the Website Chose for Initiative
Etsy, the online marketplace for crafters and artisans, is seeking small manufacturers in the Pittsburgh region to help its million-plus sellers and designers grow their enterprises. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based e-commerce site on Tuesday invited local craft...
Grant to Fund City Police Training Heinz Endowments Gives $100,000
The Heinz Endowments is footing part of the bill for Pittsburgh police training meant to bring officers closer to their communities. Training details have not been finalized, Chief Cameron McLay said Tuesday, but the $100,000 grant will cover some...
Healthy Lee Goes for 3rd Championship Franklin Regional Standout Returns from Shoulder Surgery
Spencer Lee might be the most levelheaded two-time world champion out there. Lee, a Franklin Regional junior, shrugs off his 105-0 high school record as well as three consecutive Class AAA WPIAL titles to go along with his international trophy haul....
Islanders 2, Penguins 1 New York Flips the Power Switch despite Many Shots, Penguins Fizzle with Man-Advantage in Loss
NEW YORK - The Penguins knew going in that the New York Islanders have one of the NHL's premier penalty-killing units. They also recognized that New York's power play can be far more lethal than its middle-of-the-road ranking might suggest. "You...
Islanders' New Home Quirky
NEW YORK - The NHL is full of cookie-cutter arenas, multi- purpose facilities that look pretty much the same, no matter where they are located. And then there is Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which is unlike any other NHL venue. Likely because it wasn't...
Kim: N. Korea Has Warheads for Missiles
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's Kim Jong Un said Tuesday that the country has developed nuclear warheads that can fit in a ballistic missile, in the latest claim of progress in weapons development. The miniaturization of the warhead, if true, would...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES ALLISON, Naomi M., Penn Hills ANDREWS, Mary L. Cech, Clinton BONASORTE, Carolyn E. BONOMI, Dante J., Hopewell, Beaver County BROFF, Rosella Bass BROWN, Ruth Anne, Edgewood and Honolulu BULLION, Keith Alan, Clarksburg, W.Va., formerly...
Leo Kane May 18, 1926 - March 6, 2016 Debt Collector with a Heart
That old chestnut, "You catch more flies with honey than vinegar," could have been written by Leo Kane. He founded the Credit Management Co., part of a tough industry that sometimes relies on persistence or harassment to get debtors to pay up, but...
Let Somalia Go the U.S. Should End an Unsuccessful Effort
The United States carried out an aircraft and drone attack at Raso, Somalia, Saturday that killed a claimed 150 members of the militia group al-Shabab. Administration officials said the strike was conducted in anticipation of an al-Shabab assault...
Little Rest for Dukes' Weary
For each of the past two seasons, Derrick Colter and Micah Mason have carried Duquesne, leading the team in most key statistical categories while anchoring the guard spots in a frenetically paced system. Heading into the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament...
Local Voters Should Unite against Trump
"There is nothing I can do about it anyway." A familiar thought, and the "I" can be replaced with "We." It has been said that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Make no mistake. We are at an important point...
Lower Gas Prices Cited as Pedestrian Deaths Rise Nationally
Lower gasoline prices may be good for the wallet, but they may be bad for the health of drivers and pedestrians. A study released Tuesday by the Governors Highway Safety Association predicts the number of pedestrian fatalities for 2015 increased about...
Mars Squanders Big Lead but Hangs on with Late Shot
After blowing a 14-point halftime lead, sophomore Robby Carmody saved Mars with his runner in the paint with 1.8 seconds left to lift the Planets (21-7) to a 58-56 PIAA Class AAA second-round victory against Erie Strong Vincent (19-8) Tuesday night at...
Mccandless Child-Drowning Case May Be near Resolution
The case against a McCandless mother accused of drowning her two sons nearly two years ago could be resolved in May. Laurel Schlemmer, 42, appeared Tuesday morning before Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey A. Manning for a status conference. During the hearing,...
Mcconnell-Serio Will Coach USA
Pitt women's basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio today was named head coach for the United States Under-18 national team for the upcoming FIBA Americas championship. McConnell-Serio, who recently completed her third season as the Panthers head coach,...
Meals by Mail Get Pre-Packed Dinner Kits with Tasty, Easy Recipes Delivered to Your Doorstep
The last thing anyone wants to do after a long day at work is to shop and then go home to prep and cook dinner. Thankfully there are companies who organize meal plans for the entire week and deliver pre-packed boxes. Everything you need to craft a skillet...
Medicare Offers New Part B Drug Payment Models Plan Reduces Doctors' Incentive to Prescribe More Expensive Drugs
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is proposing a major change in reimbursement payments for drugs covered under Medicare Part B. Currently, CMS says it generally pays physicians and hospital outpatient departments the average sales price...
More Media Scrutiny, Please Americans Need to Know More about What Our Leaders Are Up To
In spite of the fact that the American media try to present a fair picture of what is going on, particularly in an election year when it becomes especially important to separate the wheat from the chaff, there are definitely shortfalls. Whether these...
Morton's Memories Good Ones Ex-Pirate Mulls Why Alvarez Took So Long to Relocate
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Charlie Morton woke up Tuesday to the news that Pedro Alvarez and the Baltimore Orioles reportedly had agreed to a one-year, $5.75 million deal to end a free agency that lingered into spring training. Morton wondered what had taken...
New Castle Slips by Beaver Falls Balance Pays off for Red Hurricanes as They Overcome Creach's 37 Points
The atmosphere was electric for Beaver Falls and New Castle Tuesday night, and Josh Creach obviously was plugged into it. Dunks, drives, put-backs, 3-pointers. You name it and the 6-foot- 7 Creach did it during a terrific 37-point performance. At one...
On This Day, March 9
1862 During the Civil War, the ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) clashed for five hours to a draw at Hampton Roads, Va.1933 At a rally of 2,000 people in Syria Mosque, plans were made to send a delegation to Harrisburg to...
Pediatric Group Advocates Poverty Screening Families' Financial Struggles Can Put Kids' Health at Risk
Calling poverty "one of the most widespread and persistent health risks facing children," the American Academy of Pediatrics is issuing new recommendations today urging pediatricians to ask at checkups if families are able to make ends meet. Kids living...
Pittsburgh Native, Internet Star Says 'Yes to the Dress'
When Shoshana Roberts starred in a viral video, she wore a simple black T-shirt and black jeans. For her next big filmed role, she goes with something a bit fancier. Ms. Roberts is an actress and a Pittsburgh native who gained YouTube fame two years...
PITTSBURGH PLAYWRIGHTS TRANSFORMS DRAMA TO REFLECT RACIAL DIVIDE [Corrected 03/14/16]
Mark Clayton Southers traveled across an ocean to discover August Strindberg's "Miss Julie" on stage, and Monteze Freeland read the play in solitude after graduating from Point Park University, but both had the same reaction. The Swedish play set...
Psu Emails Give Insight on Key Sandusky Decisions
As a Corbett administration appointee to Penn State University's board of trustees, then-Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis was criticized by some for his role in an administration they contend was eager to see Penn State punished over the Sandusky...
Republican Rise a Stronger Local Gop Would Benefit All Voters
While Republicans nationwide are in the throes of deciding who may lead them to the White House this fall, the local GOP had no trouble last week choosing a leader for the future. The Republican Committee of Allegheny County elected D. Raja of Mt....
Sabol Boosts Norwin Knights Set Up Rematch with Na
Whatever had Norwin's Taylor Sabol feeling under the weather recently must have been contagious, because she made Penn Hills feel sick Tuesday night. Sabol connected on all six of her 3-point attempts and netted a game-high 25 points to lead top-ranked...
Sat 2.0 a College Admission Test Undergoes a Reality Tweak
High school juniors, relax. The College Board has rolled out the revised SAT, designed to be less tricky, more straightforward - and altogether easier. The goal of the redesign is "to make it much more like the work that kids are already doing in...
Snack Subscription Plans Are Readily Available
Graze is among a growing number of snack subscription plans that deliver healthful goodies, many of them sourced from small suppliers, to your doorstep each month.By Gretchen McKay / Pittsburgh Post-GazetteAll the makings for dinner are not the only...
South Fayette Reaches Final Stuns West Allegheny to Extend Run
All season, South Fayette coach Frank Certo wondered just how good his team would be if he actually had all of his players on the ice at the same time. He got a good indication when the Lions played Western Conference top seed West Allegheny in the...
Squirrel Hill Woman Goes All Local in Homemade Soup Delivery Business
A Squirrel Hill woman has turned the vegetable deliveries she receives into soups that she delivers to others. Lori Kantor has long held CSA subscriptions. That's short for community-supported agriculture, the term used for deliveries of foods - primarily...
Steelers Likely to Watch as Free-Agent Rush Starts
The Great Oklahoma Land Rush of 1893 had nothing on the one the NFL has staged every year since 1993, except maybe in outposts such as Pittsburgh, where the frenzy to put down stakes on available talent looks more like poking it with a stick. The...
Trump Sustains Lead Kasich Earns Hard-Fought 2nd Place
Michigan voters Tuesday handed another Republican primary victory to Donald Trump, with Ohio Gov. John Kasich clinging to a second- place finish. Mr. Trump had 37.7 percent of the vote in early returns. The billionaire also won the Mississippi Republican...
'Trump Will Never Win' and Other Fantasies
On my trip to Australia last month, I found my old friends incredulous about the startling rise of Donald Trump in the Republican primaries. They wondered whether someone so absurdly outrageous could actually become president of the United States....
Ura Preserves Affordable Housing in Crawford Square
The city's Urban Redevelopment Authority plans to restructure nearly $15 million in loans as part of a deal reached by Mayor Bill Peduto to save affordable housing units at Crawford Square in the Hill District. URA board members will vote Thursday...
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