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Articles from August 27, 2016

Arrest Made in Killing outside Wendy's Restaurant
A North Versailles man has been arrested on charges that he gunned down a 19-year-old in Wilkinsburg this week. James Davis, 29, faces charges of homicide, tampering with evidence and a gun violation in the death Monday of Antonio Troutman. Wilkinsburg...
Bell's Plate Discipline Gaining Value in a Struggling Lineup
MILWAUKEE - Thursday, Josh Bell became the fifth Pirates player since 1950 to walk three times in one of the first 10 games of his major league career. The other four were Frank Thomas in 1951, Paul Smith and Eddie O'Brien in 1953, and, most recently,...
Big Ben Keeps Right on Ticking Heyward and Gilbert Injuries Mar Victory Steelers 27, Saints 14
NEW ORLEANS - The third preseason game long has been the most significant in the NFL as starters see their most extensive playing time before the regular season. It can be significant for many reasons, some of which the Steelers discovered again Friday...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
Is this the colonel's secret recipe? Nope, KFC says Has Colonel Sanders' nephew inadvertently revealed to the world the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices behind KFC's fried chicken empire? The company says the recipe published in the Chicago Tribune...
Channeling Clemente, Two Generations Down
The first time I saw my father cry, he had just put down the children's paperback "Roberto Clemente: Young Baseball Hero." Moments earlier, I had walked into an upstairs room and there he was, book on his lap, in tears. I was 7 or 8 years old. I'll...
Charleroi Edges Old Rival, 23-21
Week "0" 2016 will be one to remember for Charleroi.The Cougars traveled to Monessen for the 100th meeting between the schools in a rivalry dating back to 1905. But in their first meeting since 2007, they knocked off the Greyhounds, 23-21, and picked...
Charter School Caper Trombetta Finally Admits Guilt, but Mess Remains
Pennsylvanians struggle with high property taxes, yet school districts still labor to make ends meet because of inadequate state funding and the encroachment of nontraditional charter schools. Every penny counts. By diverting public money for personal...
Cheesy Eggplant Roll-Ups
Ever see a recipe on social media and just know you have to try it? That was the case with this easy stuffed eggplant dish my daughter Olivia spied on Buzzfeed. Even people who are usually turned off by eggplant's spongy texture will love it, thanks...
CITY/EAST/WEST [Derived Headline]
CITY Lincoln-Lemington man charged after chase A Lincoln-Lemington man faces several charges after he reportedly refused to stop his vehicle for police officers late Thursday and crashed into a telephone pole following a chase. Pittsburgh police said...
Da Seeks Death Penalty in Cookout Massacre 5 Adults, Unborn Child Killed in Wilkinsburg
The Allegheny County District Attorney's office on Friday filed notice of its intent to seek the death penalty against two men accused of the mass slaying in Wilkinsburg in March. Cheron Shelton, 29, of Lincoln-Lemington and Robert Thomas, 27, of ...
Delusions of Dystopia Urban Life Has Gotten Relatively Better in America
Donald Trump has taken a strange turn lately. OK, he has taken a lot of strange turns - that's what happens when you nominate a short-attention-span candidate who knows nothing about policy and refuses to sit still for more than three minutes. But never...
'Drag Race' Throws in New Twist
The glittering ladies of "RuPaul's Drag Race" are back. Ten queens hit the runway Thursday night for a second "all-star" season, and the premiere did not disappoint. Logo is simulcasting new episodes on VH1 this time around - great news for those...
Ex-Prison Camp Guard Convicted
ATLANTA - A man convicted of getting U.S. citizenship fraudulently after prosecutors said he failed to disclose he was a guard at a concentration camp during the Bosnian War has been sentenced to serve nearly five years in federal prison. Mladen Mitrovic...
Feds Subpoena Records of Mayor's Campaign Finances
PHILADELPHIA - Federal authorities have subpoenaed finance records and receipts from Mayor Jim Kenney's campaign committee as part of their investigation into the electricians' union and its leader John Dougherty, the mayor said Friday. In an interview,...
Flag Bearer
Via satellite, Simone Biles carries the American flag in the Rio Olympics closing ceremonies. Outside my front window in Pittsburgh, just behind the flatscreen TV full of athletes on parade, dozens of punk fans gather for Skullfest at the Rock Room;...
Former Wvu Player Charged in Robberies Mclee Accused in 5 Bank Heists over Seven Weeks
A former West Virginia University football player was charged with robbing four banks in Pittsburgh and Crafton over the past seven weeks after he was arrested in Squirrel Hill on Thursday afternoon during what police believe was an attempt to rob...
Geneva Ballou Feb. 22, 1932 - Aug. 19, 2016 Dedicated Nurse Broke Barriers for African-American Women
Geneva Ballou was not accustomed to being in a hospital bed. After nearly half a century in nursing, she had become an expert at caring for people in them, but never being in one herself. Toward the end of her life, the tireless nurse began developing...
Hillary Can Be Thankful for the New Bribery Standard
WASHINGTONBernie Sanders never understood the epic quality of the Clinton scandals. In his first debate, he famously dismissed the email issue, it being beneath the dignity of a great revolutionary to deal in things so tawdry and straightforward.Mr....
Human Dignity Vote
I was stunned to learn in Peter Smith's excellent, in-depth article last Sunday that half of Pennsylvania's Catholics intend to vote for a man who spews unabashed hatred whenever he holds forth ("Pa. Catholics Split Between Candidates, Poll Finds,"...
Jury Reaches Compromise Verdict in Killing of 3-Year-Old Mother Convicted of Third-Degree Murder
Faced with a lone holdout and the prospect of a hung jury, 11 jurors switched their vote from first-degree to third-degree murder, sparing 27-year-old Adriene Williams life in prison for the death of her 3-year-old daughter. The jury foreman, interviewed...
LATEST DEATHS [Derived Headline]
The Post-Gazette's comprehensive report of recent deaths includes three types of obituaries. News Obituaries, prepared by our staff, are published at the discretion of our editors; call 412-263-1601 to suggest a news obituary. Classified obituaries...
Man Forced Teenage Girls to Have Sex with Him and Other Adults, Police Say Accused of Taking Teens to His City Apartment
A Beaver County man has been arrested after two teenage girls accused him of repeatedly raping them and forcing them to have sex with other men on multiple occasions over the past two years. Ralph Richard Ruprecht, 50, of Freedom, a girls basketball...
Mckees Rocks Man Ordered to Stand Trial in Stowe Killing Robert Ray Was Shot in Late July
A McKees Rocks man was ordered Friday to stand trial on charges that he killed a man in Stowe last month. Charles Dixson, 27, faces charges of homicide and a gun violation in the July 28 shooting of 22-year-old Robert Ray. District Judge Mary Murray...
Mercer's Slam Powers Victory Homer in 6th Inning Blows Open Close Game Pirates 5, Brewers 3
MILWAUKEE - Matt Garza, a Milwaukee Brewers right-hander, punched his mitt and howled at the night sky above Miller Park. Jordy Mercer had parked a sixth-inning grand slam in the Brewers bullpen, a two-strike slider swatted just beyond left fielder...
Na Falls to Ohio Squad
Brendon White will make some trips to Pennsylvania after he heads to Ohio State next season.No matter what happens with the Buckeyes, though, he likely will not forget what happened when he crossed the border Friday night.White, a senior at Olentangy...
Near-Perfect Return for Bell Brings Smiles
NEW ORLEANS - So it wasn't all perfect for Le'Veon Bell. There was that lost fumble on a slip-screen pass at the New Orleans 22 that derailed what could have been a third consecutive scoring drive to start the game. But, eager to show everyone he was...
New Era Woodland Hills Defeats Gateway Woodland Hills 37, Gateway 21
George Novak's players this year are something like a no-name team. Three Division I recruits gone. Starting quarterback gone. Entire starting offense gone. All but two starters on defense, gone.By the end of the night Friday, the only name that mattered...
New Restaurant Eighteen Serves Kosher Fare
Derived from the numeric value of the component letters for the Hebrew word for "life" - Het and Yud - 18 is a number of significance in the Jewish faith. Charitable donations are commonly given in multiples of 18, and the practice is called "giving...
Olympian Sells Medal
Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication of a 3-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer. Malachowski said on Facebook that siblings Dominika and Sebastian Kulczyk,...
Patient Freedom Is Costly for the Patients
Regarding the Aug. 23 article "At-Home IV Antibiotics Giving Patients Freedom": The article boasts that giving patients antibiotics this way gives them more freedom and keeps them safer from other infections and toxicities. So I say to myself, "Self, what...
Players Select Conner as One of Tri-Captains
Adam Bisnowaty, Ejuan Price and James Conner will be Pitt's captains for the 2016 season, Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi said Friday at Pitt's annual football kickoff luncheon. The players were chosen based on a vote from teammates who were allowed to...
Project to Change Traffic Pattern near the Airport
If travelers headed from Downtown to Pittsburgh International Airport aren't careful, they could end up in Hopewell. That's because the traffic pattern on the Parkway West/Interstate 376 will change today as a result of a highway reconstruction project....
Rise of Women Coaches Thrills Ex-Colonials Star
The Arizona Coyotes' hiring of Dawn Braid as their skating coach this week resonated with former Robert Morris University goaltender Brianne McLaughlin. It also was coincidental. "It's actually funny this happened," McLaughlin told the Post-Gazette...
South Fayette Passes Muster in Usual Style
This is supposed to be the season of change for South Fayette football. After all those years in Class 2A of the WPIAL, the Lions are now in 4A, playing almost an entirely new set of opponents. But things are looking much the same at South Fayette....
Sundqvist Leads Roster for Rookie Team 24 Players to Play 3 Games in 3 Days
Center Oskar Sundqvist will headline the Penguins' 24-player roster for their annual, three-day rookie tournament Sept. 16-18 at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. Forwards Josh Archibald, Jean-Sebastien Dea and Dominik Simon and goaltender Tristan...
The Many Faces of John Riegert
Art exhibits usually speak for themselves. But in the case of John Riegert, the name of the current exhibition and the subject of all 243 works in it, he does the talking - to your face. Visitors to SPACE gallery Downtown will find John Riegert seated...
Tornado Confirmed in Rural Section of Butler County No Serious Damage from Thursday Storm
It was a weak tornado - as tornadoes go - with winds of up to just 80 mph. But it cut a swath across Forward Township in Butler County 350 yards wide and a mile long after it touched down at 9:47 p.m. Thursday. By the time the twister, ranked as an...
Turkey, Eu Migrant Pact May Falter
The foundations of Turkey's agreement with the European Union to curb the flow of migrants into Greece are looking shaky. With Turkey battling the Islamic State group as well as Kurdish militants both at home and in neighboring Syria, President Recep...
Veterinarian's Book Offers Help for Neurotic Pets
A dog who ate wine glasses, a parrot who plucked feathers and a cat who became anorexic after the other cat in his household died are just some of the real-life animals featured in a new book, "Pets on the Couch" (Simon and Schuster, $26), by Nicholas...
Vilsack Stumps in Pa. for Clinton
SOMERSET, Pa. - Tom Vilsack would rather be making the rounds as Hillary Clinton's running mate, but a month after he was bypassed for Tim Kaine, he said he is happy to be stumping for her as a top surrogate. The U.S. agriculture secretary and former...
W.Va. Senator Again Facing Questions over Mylan Manchin 'Looking Forward' to Reviewing Drug Maker's Response to Prices
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin issued a statement this week that he shares the concerns of fellow lawmakers, consumer groups and parents over "the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs." It isn't the first time the West Virginia Democrat has been drawn...
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