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Articles from October 20, 2018

3rd Suspect Sought in New Castle Slayings 19-Year-Old May Be in Detroit, Police Say
New Castle police have obtained an arrest warrant for a third suspect in the slaying this week of three people, including a 10-year-old girl.Police are searching for Anthony Lavon Cooper Jr., 19, of Detroit. They charged him Friday with three counts...
Airlines to Get a Break on Pittsburgh Airport Fees
The cost of flying out of Pittsburgh International Airport is expected to be a little lighter for airlines next year.A $112.3 million budget for 2019 approved by Allegheny County Airport Authority board members Friday lowers the per passenger cost to...
Allderdice Tops Perry in Semis
When Allderdice claimed the City League title a year ago, it had been 50 years since the Dragons had managed to accomplished that feat.Now, they have a chance to win back-to-back titles.It was a quick turnaround for the Dragons, who earned a repeat trip...
Allegheny Technologies Signs Deal Agreement Is with Russian Steelmaker
Allegheny Technologies Inc. announced an agreement on Thursday to provide processing services for U.S. mills operated by Russian steelmaker NLMK, a deal that the Pittsburgh specialty metals producer said "significantly increases" production levels at...
Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Give Trump All the Leverage He Needs in Khashoggi Affair
Among Donald Trump's many unusual characteristics as president is his frankness.Last week, after the disappearance and apparent torture and murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Mr. Trump argued that "we would be punishing ourselves" by...
Battering Rams Grind Way to Victory Senior-Laden Lines Play Conquering Heroes for Class 6a Powerhouse
Pine-Richland's first possession of the second half Friday night was nothing flashy.Just a slow and steady ground-and-pound rushing attack that whittled five minutes off the clock, went for 80 yards and a touchdown and helped lift the Rams to a 21-7...
Blackhawk Stands Tall in Showdown vs. Tigers
Reeves Stadium was the site of a non-conference showdown Friday night between Blackhawk and host Beaver Falls. Both teams entered the game with a 7-1 record and were ranked by the Post-Gazette.Blackhawk returned home with a convincing victory, 35-15.Blackhawk...
Bonding in Banff Main Weekend Task
TORONTO - Instead of flying back to Pittsburgh for a few days after a game Thursday night against Toronto, the Penguins remained in town and hit the ice Friday for an afternoon practice at Coca-Cola Coliseum, home of the Marlies, who are the Maple Leafs'...
BUSINESS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]
NIAGARA BOTTLING WILL OPEN MANUFACTURING PLANT IN FINDLAYNiagara Bottling, a maker of private label bottled water, said it will open a manufacturing facility at the Findlay Industrial Park for regional distribution. The $64 million project is expected...
Carnegie Science Center to Implement Sunday Sensory Sensitive Hours
Several Sunday mornings will be slightly different over the next year at the Carnegie Science Center, as the museum institutes "Sensory Sensitive Science Hours" to accommodate visitors on the autism spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities.The museum...
Control Tactics
The Brett Kavanaugh hearing was a horrific display of polarization, self-interest and weakness in Congress. It was expected that Republicans would push through the nomination of a conservative justice before mid term elections might challenge their majority....
Deaths for Saturday October 20, 2018
LATEST DEATHSThe 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. Classified obituaries are paid death notices prepared by...
Early Deaths for Sunday, October 21, 2018
LATEST DEATHSThe 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. Classified obituaries are paid death notices prepared by...
Feds Have Specific Tools to Investigate Dioceses Internet Use, Interstate Travel May Be Targeted
In the catalog of horrors that is the Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse, it's far from limited to Pennsylvania.The report is rife with episodes of priests taking their young victims out of state, to places like Niagara Falls, the...
Flu Vaccine a Good Deed
Reports that flu cases are already showing up in parts of the United States should remind everyone that now is the time to get a flu vaccine.Getting a flu shot -which is relatively painless, convenient and often free with many health insurance plans...
FRIDAY'S RESULTS [Derived Headline]
FRIDAY'S RESULTSFootballCITY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSSemifinalsAllderdice 28, Perry 6WPIAL CLASS 6AQuad County ConferenceCentral Catholic 35, Canon-McMillan 7Hempfield 31, Butler 14Mt. Lebanon 34, Norwin 28Pine-Richland 21, Seneca Valley 7WPIAL CLASS 5AAllegheny...
Going Up or Down? Either Will Be Easier on Joncaire Street with Refurbished City Steps
Starting Friday, 139 more of Pittsburgh's 45,000 or so city steps will be fixed and ready for pedestrians to climb and descend.The city held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon for the Joncaire Street Steps replacement project in Oakland.The refurbishing...
Guantanamo Court Gets New Chief Judge
WASHINGTON - Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has chosen an Army colonel with experience handling terrorism cases dating back to the 1986 Berlin disco bombing to serve as chief judge of the Guantanamo war court, according to a document obtained by McClatchy.Col....
Heroes' Hero Fox Chapel's Beth Stern Co-Hosts Dog Awards Show
Fox Chapel's Beth Stern has worked as a model and actress and been married for 10 years to radio "shock jock" Howard Stern. But that's not the reason she has been chosen to co-host the American Humane Hero Dog Awards show for the last five years. It's...
High-Scoring California Extends Winning Streak
California began the preseason with high expectations, but looked doomed after beginning the campaign with four losses in five games.Fortunately, three of those defeats were non-conference contests against opponents from a higher classification. Lately,...
Hikes, Blessing of Pets and Howl-O-Ween
Hike for hounds, 5KAnimal Friends is having a Muttster Mash event with a one-mile Hike for Hounds, a 5K race and the Too Cute to Spook Costume Contest on Saturday at Edgebrook Field in South Park. There will be vendors, music and games.Pre-register at...
Indians Continue Drive to Banner Year One More Win Clinches at Least Share of a Title for First Time since 1975
Bethel Park saw something it hadn't seen in four years - a shutout loss.But that's nothing in historical terms. Peters Township now is close to seeing something it hasn't seen in 43 years - a conference championship.Peters Township put on an impressive...
Jordan Brown Appears on '20/20'
Jordan Brown, accused at age 11 of killing his pregnant soon-to-be stepmother in Lawrence County, has maintained his innocence of the crime for nearly a decade.And after years of legal battles, the state Supreme Court exonerated him in July.Friday night,...
Khashoggi's Disappearance Is a Betrayal of Trump
If, as appears increasingly likely, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, then he has joined Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un among the ranks of rogue leaders who assassinate their critics on foreign...
Latrobe in Playoffs after Long Drought
It has been nearly a decade since Latrobe's football team was considered a playoff contender. That changed Friday night.For the first time since 2009, the Wildcats clinched a postseason berth after a 48-0 Class 5A Big East Conference victory against...
More Than 50 Arrested in Drug Probe
Authorities arrested 51 drug dealers in a roundup Friday in Allegheny County, the state Attorney General's office said.Attorney General Josh Shapiro said the arrests are the result of a 10-month investigation in which law enforcement officials made about...
Mt. Lebanon Holds off Norwin, 34-28 Blue Devils Start Fast, Clinch Berth in Wpial Class 6a Playoffs
All Mt. Lebanon needed was a win to get into the WPIAL Class 6A playoffs.It looked like a given at first, but the Blue Devils had to hold off a furious rally from Norwin. In the end, No. 5-ran ked Mt. Lebanon pulled out a 34-28 Quad County Conference...
Next Level of Abuse Vaping Seems Easily Adapted to Ill Use, Hurting Kids
As if the news that teen use of vaping products is at "epidemic" levels isn't bad enough, a new survey has discovered that nearly 2 million American teens are using e-cigarette devices to vape marijuana, as well as nicotine.The estimate from the Centers...
Police Charge Vandergrift Woman in Shooting Death
Police have charged a 35-year-old Vandergrift woman with the fatal shooting of a man she called her cousin.Ashley Croft was charged with homicide early Friday after police said in court paperwork that she confessed to shooting at the victim, John E....
Police Link Pistol in Earlier Shooting to Pizza Deliveryman's Death
They needed seven days.Using witness statements, shell casings from two crime scenes, Facebook, phone records and institutional knowledge, Pittsburgh police worked from Oct. 13 through Friday, when the criminal complaints were signed by a district judge,...
Post-Gazette Appoints Editorial Cartoonist
Post-Gazette Publisher and Editor-in-Chief John Robinson Block has announced the appointment of Steve Kelley as the Post-Gazette's new editorial cartoonist.Mr. Kelley was formerly the editorial cartoonist for the San Diego Union-Tribune and the New Orleans...
Psu Hails De's Return from Foot Injury Simmons Likely to Play More against Hoosiers after Cameo Last Week
Michigan State's 21-17 victory a week ago at Beaver Stadium probably was Penn State's most disheartening defeat in several seasons.That doesn't mean it was a total loss, however.After all, running back Miles Sanders picked up 162 yards on the ground,...
Speeding Train in India Kills at Least 58
NEW DELHI - A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said.The train failed to stop after the accident on the outskirts of...
State Senate Candidates for 46th District Clash on Number of Issues
In a couple of major areas, Republican state Sen. Camera Bartolotta and her Democratic challenger James Craig agree: Pennsylvania needs to become more business-friendly and encourage drilling companies to expand the extraction of natural gas reserves...
Statistics from Friday, Oct. 19
TOP RUSHERS281 - Max Shaw, Thomas Jefferson263 - Larry Callaway, Belle Vernon218 - Owen English, Avella216 - Luke Meckler, Pine-Richland195 - Christian Clutter, McGuffey174 - Skyy Moore, Shady Side Academy171 - William Clark, Woodland Hills154 - Kam...
Trump Tax Scam II Deficits Are Up? Cut Medicare and Social Security!
When the Trump tax cut was on the verge of being enacted, I called it "the biggest tax scam in history," and made a prediction: Deficits would soar, and when they did, Republicans would once again pretend to care about debt and demand cuts in Medicare,...
Turning Back Global Warming Is Mission Impossible Probably the Only Way to Fight It off Is to Impose a Stiff Carbon Tax - or Wartime-Like Government Controls
If there were any doubt before, there should be none now. "Solving" the global climate change problem may be humankind's mission impossible. That's the gist of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations...
Why College Athletes Skimp on School Division 1 Sports Schedules Leave Little Time for Classes
From my first day as a sociology professor at a university with a Division I football and men's basketball team, education and athletics struck me as being inherently at odds.Student-athletes filled my courses to take advantage of the fact that the classes...
Woman Sentenced for Lying about Suspect, Gun in Slaying of Officer
A woman charged with hindering the apprehension of a man accused of killing a New Kensington police officer last year has been sentenced.Westmoreland County President Judge Rita Hathaway on Friday ordered Lakita Cain, 40, of New Kensington, to serve...
WPIAL CLASS 3A [Derived Headline]
WPIAL CLASS 3ATRI-COUNTY WEST CONFERENCEAliquippa 59, Keystone Oaks 0A -- Solvauhn Moreland 56 interception return (Daniel Elmore kick)A -- Davion Harris blocked punt recovered in end zone (kick failed)A -- William Gipson 52 run (kick failed)A -- M.J....
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