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Articles from March 12, 2016

2 Airlines Add Flights, Receive Marketing Funds in Exchange
Two airlines will get a total of $68,571 in marketing help from the Allegheny County Airport Authority in exchange for starting new service from Pittsburgh International Airport. Southwest Airlines will be reimbursed up to $40,000 to aid in the marketing...
3b-1b Freese Signs as Free Agent Takes 1-Year Deal, Adds Power to Mix
BRADENTON, Fla. - David Freese, a corner infielder whose two-run home run off Gerrit Cole was the difference in Game 5 of the 2014 National League Division Series, signed a one-year free-agent deal Friday with the Pirates. General manager Neal Huntington...
76-Year-Old Man Dies,wife Injured in Garfield Duplex Fire
A 76-year-old man died Friday afternoon in a duplex fire in Garfield, and three others suffered minor injuries, public safety officials said. Firefighters were dispatched to a residence in the 5100 block of Kincaid Street about 1:30 p.m. and were...
Actions Speak Louder . (or, a Bibiliophile Trades Books for Bytes)
Many people in my life think I'm ridiculous for the number of books I own; especially those who have helped me move. I can still hear their voices in my head - those hapless friends and family members, hoisting my boxed collections up or down flights...
Bar's Sudden Closing Protested
BZ Craft Bar and Twisted Eatery, occupying the corner of Federal Street and General Robinson Street across from PNC Park, overflows with Pirates fans during baseball season and attracts a steady stream of regulars throughout the winter.On Sunday, bZ...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
Mylan: Shareholders don't have enough support to stop deal Mylan Inc. said that two European shareholder rights groups have told Mylan that they have not raised enough shareholder support for actions against Mylan's proposed acquisition of Swedish...
'Ceo' of Heroin Ring Gets 24 Years in Federal Prison Homestead Man Had Faced Even Longer Sentence
Describing him as "the CEO" of a violent New Jersey-supplied heroin operation in Homestead, U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon on Friday sent drug dealer Thomas Hopes to federal prison for 24 years as his mother wept in the gallery. "Better than 30...
City Expects App, Software to Improve Its Efficiency
A new app and software should help Pittsburgh residents and employees better track non-emergency requests - like filling that pesky pothole that could swallow a car - through the 311 system, the city announced Friday. Mayor Bill Peduto's office and...
Cleveland Releases Manziel after Two Turbulent Years
Johnny Manziel's tightest spiral with the Cleveland Browns was a downward one. Manziel was released Friday by the Browns after two turbulent and troubling seasons. Manziel's unceremonious exit - the team sent out a brief statement with a few stats...
Commemoration Weekend Events
COMMEMORATION WEEKEND EVENTS The Pittsburgh Easter Rising 1916 Committee's main event, Commemoration Weekend, is coming this spring with a variety of events running April 15-17. The centennial will not only be marked here, but also in cities in Ireland...
Delegate-Rich States Are Targets Now Vote for Kasich in Tuesday's Ohio Gop Primary, Rubio Urges
TOLEDO, Ohio - Presidential candidates made their cases in Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, North Carolina and Florida on Friday, a day that saw Marco Rubio propose an extraordinary tactic to try to stop the momentum of Donald Trump and the disruption of...
Former Lifeguard in Upper St. Clair Scheduled for Trials on Sex Assault Charges
The first trial for a former head lifeguard at the Upper St. Clair Recreation Center charged with sexual assault is scheduled for March 31.Michael A. Kelly, 29, of Castle Shannon has two criminal cases pending, including charges of rape, involuntary...
Genius Enabler George Martin Produced a Better Beatles
Like many people who spend their career in a supporting role, music producer George Martin may receive in death the renown he deserved in life.Although the Beatles would have surely existed without him, they would not have been the Beatles the world...
Harmar Eagles Lay Egg, Drawing Interest to Two Nests
In Harmar, eagle parents delivered an egg Wednesday. If another is coming, it's expected within days. In Pittsburgh's Hays community, eagles have been sitting on three eggs for several weeks. It's not a contest, but if eggs at both Allegheny County locations...
Irish Pride St. Patrick's Day Parade Gives a Nod to Easter Rising of 1916
The parade that takes over Downtown this morning is for the Irish pride celebration that is St. Patrick's Day, but it also pays tribute to an important Irish event that happened a century ago at Easter. That is the Easter Rising of 1916. Do you...
Israel Raids Palestinian TV Station
JERUSALEM - Israeli forces early Friday raided a TV station run by the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in the West Bank as part of a crackdown to curb months of violence that Israel says has been fueled by incitement in the Palestinian media....
Jefferson-Morgan Star Makes Final Yet Again
HERSHEY, Pa. - Gavin Teasdale might be only a sophomore at Jefferson-Morgan, but he's wrestling like a veteran. The PIAA champion a year ago at 106 is on his way to his second consecutive final, this time at 113, as he routed Upper Dauphin's Bronson...
Keith Emerson Nov. 2, 1944 - March 10, 2016 His Keyboards Were Focal Point of Elp's Sound
Rock bands with a keyboard player as the focal point are often at a disadvantage, at least visually, but that was never a problem with Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Keith Emerson was a whirlwind and a virtuoso at his bank of keyboards with Moog synthesizer....
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES BITZER, Karen Eve, Robinson, formerly Elliott BLACKWELL, Monica D., McKeesport BRIDGE, John Francis BRUSCO, Lance J., Indiana Township BUECHL, Jennifer Rose, Millvale CAPLAN, Betty Ruth, Bronx, N.Y., formerly Highland Park DOCKMAN,...
Locally Filmed 'Outsiders' Gets Renewed
Cable's WGN America renewed the shot-in-Pittsburgh drama "Outsiders" for a second season with production expected to resume in Western Pennsylvania by early summer, most likely in June. The series, about the mountaintop-dwelling clan the Farrells...
Lost Papillon Found 8 Years Later
"We think we found your dog," said the telephone message from White Oak Safe Haven. Shelly Thomas burst into tears. Although she was happy, Ms. Thomas was also shocked and stunned because Daisy Mae had been lost and gone for eight years. Ms. Thomas...
Luther, Johnson Emerge, Provide Glimpse of Future
WASHINGTON - Pitt's trip to the ACC tournament didn't end in a championship, and it didn't change the Panthers' NCAA tournament resume, either. But that doesn't mean it wasn't a successful one. Two of the youngest Panthers came into their own and...
Mass Shooting Investigation 'Very Active and Ongoing' Assailants Still at Large in Wilkinsburg Killings
Police continued to conduct interviews Friday in the investigation of the ambush slaying of five people and an unborn child at a backyard cookout in Wilkinsburg, but they refused to say whether any progress had been made. At a short media briefing...
Military Assault It's Too Easy for Killers to Obtain Heavy Firepower
The mass shooting in Wilkinsburg that took the lives of six people and wounded three others leaves many unanswered questions. One of them is why a civilized society continues to allow the purchase and ownership of the kind of killing machine that was...
Miss. Man Pleads Guilty to Terrorism
JACKSON, Miss. - In details provided as a 23-year-old Mississippi man pleaded guilty to a terrorism-related charge, federal prosecutors said his fiance led him toward a plan to go to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Muhammad Dakhlalla pleaded...
New Fermentation Process Helps Penn Students Brew Future
This is about college students and beer. What results isn't a hangover, but a $10,000 prize and a chance to drastically improve the economics of the beer industry. The key to such a toast-worthy impact? Speeding up the fermentation process of beer...
North Allegheny's Dallier Helps Yale Make History
For the first time in 54 years, the Yale men's basketball team is headed to the NCAA tournament, and Sunday night they'll celebrate at the Dallier house in Marshall Township. Yale snapped Division I's longest drought between appearances by winning...
On This Day, March 12
1914 George Westinghouse died at his country home in Lenox, Mass. 1953 A $30 million public works program for new bridges, highways and other improvements was announced by Allegheny County commissioners. 2011 A Cuban court found U.S. contractor Alan...
Pbt Program Explores Reflection
Mixed bills in dance are just that - a blend of mood, time and balance in an engaging, ideally thought-provoking evening designed to suit just about everyone. Even though the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's program at the Byham Theater Thursday night...
Penguins 3, Blue Jackets 2 Physical Supremacy Malkin Hurt in Victory in Bruising Battle
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Penguins survived the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-2, Friday night in a brutally physical game at Nationwide Arena. It was as rough as it looked, players said afterwards, but also the sweetest of wins. Carl Hagelin scored the winner...
PIRATES SPRING TRAINING REPORT [Derived Headline]
GAME DATA* Records: Tigers (7-5-1), Pirates (3-8-1).* Starter: Jeff Locke ? 4 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR.* Hitter: Michael Morse ? 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 BB.* Of note: Locke looked sharp against a star-studded Tigers lineup. At one point, he retired 10...
Pittsburgh, Lead the Way to Stop Gun Violence
Six people are dead, including an unborn child, and three injured after a mass shooting in Wilkinsburg Wednesday night, according to the Allegheny County police. The gunmen used a handgun and an assault rifle. As a mother who lost a child to gun violence,...
Planets Reach Higher Orbit Mars' Balance Leads to 1st Semifnal Berth Piaa Class AAA Boys: Mars 77, Highlands 48
When things are going right, Mars revolves around a number of Planets. Friday night, the Planets were aligned just right. Mars is a team that seems to be at its best when it does a nice balancing act, and that was quite evident in a PIAA Class AAA...
Project Banking Brains for Autism Research Group in O'hara among Participants
The Center for Organ Recovery and Education in O'Hara is one of 10 organ procurement organizations participating in a new nationally funded project to recover 30 brains for research aimed at unlocking the secrets of autism. CORE has provided two of...
Pso's 'All Sibelius' Program Is All That
Symphony programs that are devoted to the music of one composer run the risk of being uneventful. Oftentimes, such concerts seem like a marketing gimmick - listen to music you know and love! - which can come at the expense of inventive, thoughtful...
Sewickley Academy Boys Reach Semifinals, 62-46
Since their loss to Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic in the WPIAL championship, Sewickley Academy has been on a mission. That mission will continue into the PIAA Class A semifinals after their upset of Farrell, 62-46, at Slippery Rock University. The...
Spring Salad with Egg, Bacon and Fingerling Potatoes
Spring doesn't officially kick off until the vernal equinox on March 20, but with these above-average temperatures and glorious sunshine, it sure feels like winter's in our rearview mirror. Sure, the weather in early April can turn for the worse on...
State Education Chief Visits, Listens Educators, Parents Discuss Early Learning, College Readiness
Greater access to early childhood education, more prestige assigned to career and technical education, and a better alignment of academic rigor between high school and post-secondary education were among the recommendations local educators made Friday...
The Fight against Opiods Pittsburgh Left out of Drug Funding
WASHINGTON - A day after a nearly unanimous U.S. Senate approved a package of measures addressing opioid abuse, the Obama administration on Friday released $94 million in funding for treatment centers nationwide, including $1.8 million for Pennsylvania....
The Fight against Opiods Reports Disagree on Whether Day Care Was Target of Raid
A large contingent of law enforcement agencies Friday seized a "significant" amount of heroin but made no arrests after executing search warrants simultaneously at three addresses on the same North Side street. Pennsylvania State Police led the raid...
The Holocaust and the Jewish Identity
WASHINGTONBernie Sanders is the most successful Jewish candidate for the presidency ever. It's a rare sign of the health of our republic that no one seems to much care or even notice. Least of all, Mr. Sanders himself. Which prompted Anderson Cooper...
They Give Mustaches More Than Just Lip Service Hall of Fame Inducts Its Second Class, Including 'Weird Al'
What do Chester A. Arthur, Carl Weathers, and Mario and Luigi have in common? They're four of the seven hairy, hairy people who made up the second class inducted Friday into the International Mustache Hall of Fame. Perhaps most controversially, the...
Tigers Avenge Loss in Wpial Finale Class Aaaa Girls: North Allegheny 50, Norwin 43
Over the past couple of years North Allegheny has found itself with the upper hand against Norwin several times only to watch as the Knights pulled off a miraculous comeback to win and leave the Tigers shaking their heads. So when Norwin slashed a...
Tortorella Showers High Praise on Sullivan Says New Coach Is Ideal for Penguins Huge Personalities
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella is not exactly known for dishing high praise of his opponents. Mike Sullivan might be the exception. Tortorella said the Penguins coach, who was his longtime assistant in Tampa, New York and Vancouver,...
Trade and Tribulation Here's a Demagoguery-Free Primer on Trade
Why did Bernie Sanders win a narrow victory in Michigan, when polls showed Hillary Clinton with a huge lead? Mr. Sanders may have gained traction by hammering on the evils of trade agreements. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has also been bashing the supposedly...
U.S. Olympic Group Set
The United States men's basketball team will open the Olympics against China and also will face Venezuela and Australia after being drawn Friday into what appears to be the easier group. The Americans will be in Group A, which also will include two...
Woman Injured by Foul Ball at PNC Park Sues Mlb, Pirates
A Pittsburgh woman who was struck in the head by a foul ball during a Pirates game last spring is suing Major League Baseball, the team and the Sports & Exhibition Authority. Attorneys for Wendy Camlin filed the lawsuit Friday in Allegheny County...
Wvu Holds on for Victory
Second-seeded West Virginia (26-7)escaped with a 69-67 victory against third-seeded Oklahoma (25-7)when Buddy Hield's half-court shot was ruled a fraction of a second late in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals Friday night in Kansas City, Mo. Perry...
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