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Articles from October 5, 2012

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59-Year-Old Suspect in ID Theft Dies
A Fayette County man accused of using a deceased infant's personal information to obtain a Pennsylvania identification card died on Wednesday before he could turn himself in to face identity theft and other charges.Raymond Davis Buck, 59, of 6062 National...
7-Time Formula 1 Champion Schumacher Is Retiring
Michael Schumacher is retiring from Formula One racing again -- and this time, he says, "it might be forever."Unable to duplicate the success of his prime, the seven-time F1 champion announced Thursday he will retire at the end of the season.Though Mercedes...
9 New Startups Created from Pitt Technology
The University of Pittsburgh set up nine companies over the past year as it continued to ramp up efforts to commercialize technology developed there. The startups, along with a record 310 invention disclosures -- a first step toward commercialization...
Allegheny County [Derived Headline]
Allegheny County Name, age Residence Funeral homeBanks III, James P., 57 Wilkinsburg Herman, Pittsburgh Rufle, Anna B., 94* Monroeville (F) Jobe, Turtle Creek Trinchero, Lois R., 82* Wilmerding Alfieri, WilmerdingFayette County Name, age Residence Funeral...
ALLEGHENY COUNTY [Derived Headline]
ALLEGHENY COUNTYBland doesn't land Atlanta transit postPort Authority of Allegheny County CEO Steve Bland did not land the top job at the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, a spokesman for the Georgia agency said Thursday.MARTA's board of...
Almost 10% of Workers Home-Based
Good news for harried commuters: Working from home is becoming increasingly common. An additional 4.2 million workers did their jobs from home at least one day a week in the last decade, according to a new Census Bureau report Home-Based Workers in the...
Antifreeze Smell May Hint at Leak
Q I have a 1998 Chevy S-10 and I am getting the smell of antifreeze coming from the air vents. It seems to be stronger when the heat is on. There is no antifreeze leaking anywhere in the engine or under the dash. The heater core hoses are tight, and...
A Pressing Need for Migraine relief,When a Headache Is a Warning Sign
Katie Biggs' students often know before she does that a migraine is about to strike.A high-school English teacher and theater coach in Naperville, Ill., Biggs, 42, has had migraine headaches since she was 8 years old, and they've increased in intensity...
A Reagancomebackfor Obama?
The first presidential debate of 2012 is now behind us. The reviews suggest that many were surprised at how well Mitt Romney did and how weakly President Obama performed.The Instant Polls conducted by CBS and CNN showed Romney as the big winner. In fact,...
Battle of Best in Quad-A Shaping Up as a Shootout
North Allegheny and Gateway are the top-ranked and highest- scoring teams in WPIAL Class AAAA, and they feature two of the most prolific passers and game-breaking receivers.If that doesn't promise to make their midseason matchup a shootout, Gateway coach...
Beaver Falls Wins on 99-Yard TD
Dan Stratton hit Sage Curry with a 99-yard touchdown pass on a third-and-10 play with 4:20 remaining to give No. 9 Beaver Falls (5- 1, 4-1) a 34-31 victory over New Brighton in Class AA Midwestern Conference play Friday night. Stratton threw for 139...
Beer Ads Make Debut in T Stations
Port Authority of Allegheny County is cashing in on policy changes made in April to allow a wider range of advertisements, including ones promoting alcohol.The biggest alcohol-related campaign yet debuted this week with Pabst Blue Ribbon ads at the North...
Big 12 Teams Getting the Point This Year
Kansas coach Charlie Weis, regarded as an offensive guru while New England Patriots offensive coordinator, expressed awe at the statistics generated by Big 12 teams this season.Oklahoma State, Baylor and West Virginia rank as the top three nationally...
Bipartisan Backing for Probe Bill Evaporates
HARRISBURG -- The bipartisan support touted by Democrats calling for a federal investigation of former attorney general and now- Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's handling of the Jerry Sandusky probe no longer exists.Three GOP House members were initially...
Blogger of Suri Cruise Satire Dishes in New Book
Forget TMZ. The paparazzi? Oh, please.When it comes to their kids, Hollywood stars and reality-show celebrities have a new nemesis: Suri Cruise.The made-up persona of the 6-year-old daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise has been critiquing the lifestyles,...
'Born Yesterday' Has Political Message Both Timely, timeless,'Born Yesterday' Both Timely and Timeless
ReviewAs politicians, voters and pundits enter the final phase of the 2012 election cycle, Pittsburgh Public Theater opens its 2012-13 season with a play that's both classic and timely.It's been 66 years since Garson Kanin's comedy "Born Yesterday" debuted...
Bye Week Time with Family Goes Long Way
Fall is in the air!What's up, Steeler Nation! I don't know about you guys, but I can tell that fall has finally arrived here in Pittsburgh. It's starting to get colder around these parts; I might need to bring a coat to the game this weekend. Speaking...
Bye Week Time with Family Goes Long Way
Fall is in the air!What's up, Steeler Nation! I don't know about you guys, but I can tell that fall has finally arrived here in Pittsburgh. It's starting to get colder around these parts; I might need to bring a coat to the game this weekend. Speaking...
Campus Makes the Gradefor Vets
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg has been designated a "military friendly school" by G.I. Jobs magazine.That comes as no surprise to Jonathan Quickquaro, 25, who attends the school as part of the post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which provides tuition...
Carlynton Upsets Seton-La Salle
Manny Burton and Grant Schuler scored first-half goals as Carlynton (10-2-2, 7-2-2) earned a 2-0 victory over No. 2-ranked Seton-La Salle (11-2, 9-1) on Thursday. Seton-La Salle's other loss came to unbeaten Sewickley Academy, the No. 1 team in Class...
Car Tech Is Playing Catch-Up
Automobiles have come a long way in just the past few years.Engineers have made great advances in protecting passengers in a crash. They're now hard at work on systems that warn drivers when they drift out of their lanes, and when pedestrians or other...
CBS and Lifetime Bet on Whitney Houston Specials
It's raining Whitney Houston memorials!Two days after Lifetime announced that it bought a one-hour Houston special "Remembering Whitney" -- and about seven months after Houston's death -- CBS announced that it will air a one-hour Houston special, "We...
Changing Careers at Mid-Life Can Be a Rewarding Option
After 30 years in academia, Chuck Hier of Swisshelm Park is hitting the road.Now 63, this college professor with a PhD recently added another credential to his curriculum vitae: licensed commercial truck driver. Although he'll continue to teach history...
City Halts Efforts to Preservechurch
Pittsburgh has halted legal efforts to block the demolition of the former St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church along Route 28 in Troy Hill.The city law department on Friday withdrew an appeal seeking to overturn an Allegheny County Common Pleas Court...
Classes/programs [Derived Headline]
Classes/programs- The 2012-13 Greensburg College Club Travelogue Series will open with Marlin Darrah's "Italy: A Journey to Venice, Tuscany, Rome and the Amalfi Coast" at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Greensburg Salem Senior High School auditorium. Other...
Classes/programs . - T.J. Fairchild of Commonplace Coffeehouse and Roastery ...[Derived Headline]
Classes/programs - T.J. Fairchild of Commonplace Coffeehouse and Roastery will discuss the characteristics of different types of coffee drinks and provide samples at 6 p.m. Monday in Adams Memorial Library, 1112 Ligonier St., Latrobe. Registration:...
Clinics Scramble in Scare over Meningitis
Efforts to contact hundreds of Pennsylvania patients who got doses of a contaminated steroid moved quickly Friday and one clinic that used the medicine was deluged with hundreds of calls.No cases of fungal meningitis were reported from a contaminated...
Clinton in City: 'Age of New Challenges'
Former President Bill Clinton split his visit Thursday to Pittsburgh between giving a short stump speech to influence the region's most competitive congressional race and laying out a grand vision for helping poor countries, quelling unrest in the Middle...
Colleges [Derived Headline]
CollegesFootballDISTRICT SCHEDULEFriday's gameNCAA Division I FBSPitt at Syracuse, 7 p.m.Saturday's gamesNCAA Division I FBSNorthwestern at Penn St., noonWest Virginia at Texas, 6 p.m.NCAA Division I FCSRobert Morris at St. Francis, Pa., noonYoungstown...
Comets Streak On
The discussion at Penns Manor during the past four seasons has been centered around star quarterback Danny Ferens.And for good reason.As a junior, Ferens was the centerpiece of the Comets' PIAA Class A semifinalists in 2011, and he hasn't backed down...
Commandments Rally Set
A rally to support the display of the Ten Commandments at Valley High School in New Kensington is set for Oct. 13 -- seven months after Mike Hresko first planned one.Hresko, 59, of New Kensington said he conceived the idea of rallying the community in...
Competition Fuels Success
At some point during most Burrell boys soccer practices, second- year coach TJ Trozzi splits the players into two teams. One side features members of the undefeated varsity squad. Their opposition is the junior varsity.Trozzi throws in various stipulations...
CORNERING THE MARKEt
The Steelers' wide receivers are hoping Halloween arrives a little early.Trick or treat bags in hand, they apparently can't wait for Eagles rookie nickel back Brandon Boykin to open the candy drawer and start passing out goodies. Especially touchdowns.With...
CX-5 a Roomy, Revved-Up Ride
My neighbors, a nice young couple who once enjoyed their Mazda CX- 7, were understandably curious when they spotted the all-new CX-5 at my place."We read about that, but it looked smaller," she said, hoisting her one-year-old as she suggested her reasoning...
Deputy Director Worth $75K per Year, Officials Say
Westmoreland County officials are defending a decision to pay the new deputy director of public safety more than his boss earns.Brian Jones, who was hired in September, is earning $74,733 as deputy director. Director Michael Brooker earns $68,415."(Jones)...
Derry Area to Upgrade Schools, Save Energy
Derry Area School Board on Thursday entered into an energy service contract with Schneider Electric that will enable the district to recoup 40 percent of the nearly $2.1 million it will cost for the company to upgrade outdated boilers, lighting and cafeteria...
Dukes, Ferry Face Long Odds
NEW YORK -- New Duquesne men's basketball coach Jim Ferry didn't have to worry about getting lost Thursday on his way to the Atlantic 10 media day at Barclays Center.Ferry, 45, spent a decade as coach at Brooklyn's Long Island University, an urban campus...
Elections Offices Field Voter Deluge
Four days from a key registration deadline, county elections offices are scrambling to process a deluge of last-minute voter applications.Officials said the late-season surge is normal for a presidential election, when the voter rolls can swell by several...
'Especially Tragic' Crash Claims 3 Greene Teens
Tom Miller had money in his pocket and planned to spend it with his friends in Washington when, in an instant, everything changed."I looked at my friend, and then the next thing I knew, we were over the median," said Miller, 17, of Waynesburg, one of...
Ex-Knoch Athlete Slain in Robbery
A former Knoch High School football star and feature running back at Washington & Jefferson College was killed early Thursday when he and a teammate were attacked during a street robbery by perhaps a half-dozen men.Tim McNerney, 21, and Zach DeCiccio,...
Feisty Faceoff
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came out swinging in the first presidential debate Wednesday night, attacking President Obama's economic, health care and spending policies.Obama called for "a new economic patriotism that says America does best...
Film Blames China for U.S. Unemployment
A swing-state barnstorming tour for "Death by China," a documentary filmmaker Peter Navarro sees as critical in this election season, will make its Pittsburgh premiere on Friday at SouthSide Works.The film, based on a book of the same name co-written...
Finding the Right Mix of Open Tables for Players and Casinos
Low-limit blackjack players know the frustration of the hunt for an affordable table.They circle the game pits, hopefully looking for an open seat with a $5 or $10 minimum bet. Often, they find those tables packed, while tables with $25 and $50 minimums...
Free Birth Control Studied
An experimental project that gave free birth control to more than 9,000 teen girls and women in one metropolitan area resulted in a dramatic decrease in abortions and teen pregnancies, a new study shows.Researchers say the "free" angle wasn't the only...
Freeport States Its Case with Win at No. 6 Burrell
For the first five games of the season, Burrell looked like it wanted to be the clear front-runner in the Class AA Allegheny Conference.Freeport begs to differ.Quarterback Brendan Lynch ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, and Freeport's defense...
Game of the Week: Grove City at Waynesburg [Derived Headline]
Game of the week: Grove City at Waynesburg- When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday- Records: Grove City 3-2, 2-1 in Presidents' Athletic Conference; Waynesburg 5-0, 3-0 Waynesburg will welcome Grove City to what might be considered a renaissance festival this weekend.The...
Get in the Game
Call it the immaculate exhibition.Officials for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, say choosing Pittsburgh to debut its interactive traveling exhibit was no accident."Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" starts Saturday...
Getting the Point
Kansas coach Charlie Weis, regarded as an offensive guru while New England Patriots offensive coordinator, expressed awe at the statistics generated by Big 12 teams this season.Oklahoma State, Baylor and West Virginia rank as the top three nationally...
Getting the Point,getting the Point
Kansas coach Charlie Weis, regarded as an offensive guru while New England Patriots offensive coordinator, expressed awe at the statistics generated by Big 12 teams this season.Oklahoma State, Baylor and West Virginia rank as the top three nationally...
Greensburg C.C. Shuts out Southmoreland
Chase Keller threw for one touchdown and ran for two more, as Greensburg Central Catholic (4-2, 3-2) earned a 39-0 victory over Southmoreland (1-5, 1-4) in the WPIAL Class AA Interstate Conference on Friday night. Seth Warburton scored on a 99-yard fumble...
Haitian Community Leader Seeks Help in Building of Medical Clinic
Gabriel Thelus' visit to Western Pennsylvania to speak to church groups about the dire needs of his poverty-stricken hometown of Jacsonville, Haiti, is bearing fruit, he said. "The talks are going great and it seems people are getting the message," Thelus...
Health System: Options on Table
West Penn Allegheny Health System has not ruled out declaring bankruptcy with the help of Highmark Inc., an official said on Thursday.But that is not what the health insurer offered the financially struggling hospital system, spokeswoman Kelly Sorice...
Hempfield Musicians Hit Right Note at Jeannette Cafe
Musicians of all ages and genres are welcome at Keynote Cafe in Jeannette, which has been a springboard for young performers."There is so much talent in Westmoreland County," owner Jill Urbani Sorrels said. "These kids have a gift and they deserve recognition...
Highmark in Settlement, Mylan Sues FDA, RG Steel Worker to Get Job Aid
Highmark, Royal Mile in proposed settlementThe region's largest health insurance company denies it engaged in anti-competitive practices but agrees to refrain from those practices until Dec. 31, 2014, in a proposed class-action settlement filed Thursday...
Highmark in Settlement, Mylan Sues FDA, RG Steel Worker to Get Job Aid
Highmark, Royal Mile in proposed settlementThe region's largest health insurance company denies it engaged in anti-competitive practices but agrees to refrain from those practices until Dec. 31, 2014, in a proposed class-action settlement filed Thursday...
High Schools Cross Country [Derived Headline]
High Schools Cross CountryBoysThursday's resultsSection 5-AAWinchester Thuston 19, Keystone Oaks 42Keystone Oaks 16, South Allegheny 45Winchester Thurston 15, South Allegheny 50GirlsThursday's resultsSection 5-AAKeystone Oaks 15, South Allegheny 50Keystone...
High Schools [Derived Headline]
High Schools Cross CountryBoysThursday's resultsSection 5-AAWinchester Thuston 19, Keystone Oaks 42Keystone Oaks 16, South Allegheny 45Winchester Thurston 15, South Allegheny 50GirlsThursday's resultsSection 5-AAKeystone Oaks 15, South Allegheny 50Keystone...
Homeowner Contests Attorney Fees for Debt
A $10.88 bill threatened to cost Carol Carter her home. Carter, 72, of North Versailles says a Montgomery County law firm tried to force the sale of her McKee Road house to collect a trash collection fee she failed to pay in 2010."It's been very hectic,"...
Homestyle: Tub O'Towels; 'Birdscaping' Book; Rust Remover
Darker finishes, color blocking on faucetsThe era of the old-fashioned faucet that turns on and off -- one knob for hot, one for cold -- is gone. Even the basic one-handle faucet is pretty much boring and passe.Technology is one of the important directions...
INDIA [Derived Headline]
INDIACabinet approves economic reforms NEW DELHI -- The nation's cabinet pushed ahead with a second wave of economic reform proposals, endorsing higher levels of foreign investment in insurance and pension funds and amendments to laws governing competition,...
In Region, 'Values Voters' Matter, Republicans Find
Growing up in Fayette County, Virgina Paschke was raised a Democrat."My family was always Democratic," said Paschke, 69, of Lemont Furnace, as she joined her friend, 86-year-old Retha Jordan of Hopwood, at the Uniontown Holiday Inn for the Fayette County...
'Internecine' a Victim of Language Skirmishes
We expect dictionaries to correct common mistakes in a word's spelling, definition, pronunciation and usage. But, sometimes, a dictionary creates a mistake, changing the use of a word forever.That's what happened when Samuel Johnson was compiling his...
Jeannette's Defense Delivers in Win
Mt. Pleasant coach Bo Ruffner didn't hesitate after running back Tyler Mellors scored on the first play in double overtime.Ruffner decided to go for broke and win it. But Jeannette's defense, which was gashed by Mellors in the second half for three touchdowns,...
Jobless Rate Falls to '09 Low, Hits 7.8%
A strong dose of positive job news may have cheered President Obama's supporters on Friday, but the report that unemployment fell to its lowest point in almost four years was too good to be true for his re-election foes.The better-than-expected report...
Job Search Dropouts Abound
After a two-year search around Pittsburgh, Salouah Makhloufi gave up her quest for a job as an interpreter."I couldn't find anything in my field," said Makhloufi, 34, of West Mifflin. "So after maybe 100 applications and just four interviews, I was very...
Judge:Britain Could Be on Trial
A historic legal ruling in London today could leave Britain's government facing dozens of new court cases alleging systematic torture by the officers of its former empire dating back decades.Three Kenyans who say Britain's imperial administration beat,...
Judge Weighs Blocking State Voter-ID Law
HARRISBURG -- A Commonwealth Court judge on Tuesday said he may issue an injunction in the case challenging the state's voter ID law, telling lawyers for both sides to prepare arguments on what type of an injunction he should issue.Attorneys for opponents...
Kiski Area Makes Most of Norwin's Miscues
Kiski Area took advantage of just about every opportunity Norwin presented on its way to a 36-14 Quad East victory Friday at Davis Field.Freshman Lincoln Clayton rushed for 187 yards and three touchdowns on just 18 carries to lead the Cavaliers (3-2,...
Lawmakers Livid Airman Issued Boots from China
WASHINGTON -- Two members of Congress plan to urge the Defense Department to ensure that troops wear only American-made uniforms and gear because a story this summer revealed that an airman deployed to Afghanistan was issued boots made in China.Reps....
LCB Nears Privatization
HARRISBURG -- Gov. Tom Corbett's moves to reshape the Liquor Control Board could inch the state a step closer to private liquor stores and spell the end of Joe Conti's $156,700-a-year position as CEO.Corbett, who favors privatization of the state-owned...
Longtime LCB Member to Resign
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board member Patrick J. Stapleton III will resign his post on the three-member board effective Friday, according to a brief letter to Gov. Tom Corbett on Thursday.In the Oct. 4 letter hand-delivered to Corbett, Stapleton said:...
Love of People Enriched Photographer's Career
Samuel Pelaia made everyone feel beautiful.With his camera and his kind-hearted disposition, Mr. Pelaia knew how to elicit smiles from even the toughest subjects, his family said."He had a special gift," said his daughter, Trina Basalyga of Pickerington,...
Making Strides
It's been only five weeks since David DeCastro had surgery on his injured right knee, but the Steelers' first-round pick is walking without a limp and feels no pain.DeCastro tore the medial collateral ligament, dislocated his kneecap and damaged the...
Man , 20, Has an Unhealthy Dependency on His Mother
Associated PressToday is Friday, Oct. 5, the 279th day of 2012. There are 87 days left in the year.Highlights in historyIn 1892: The Dalton Gang, notorious for its train robberies, was practically wiped out while attempting to rob a pair of banks in...
Map Would Take Visitors along Loyalhanna Creek
Laura Hawkins of Unity loves to kayak sections of Loyalhanna Creek in the Latrobe area, seeing a slice of nature that is hidden from motorists on Route 30."It's just lovely. It is just so beautiful. You feel like you are in a totally different place....
McChrystal: Go Slow on Syria
He jokes now about the magazine story that ended his 34-year military career, but retired four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal was reticent to say much Friday beyond his well-honed speech on international affairs at Carnegie Mellon University."I retired...
McCoy Presents Huge Challenge to Defense
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy of Pitt is coming off a 123- yard game against the Giants and has two 100-yard performances this season. He could challenge a Steelers run defense that allowed Darren McFadden of Oakland to gain 113 yards two weeks ago....
Mother Allegedly Harmed Infant Daughter
A 21-year-old Unity woman has been charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children for allegedly injuring her infant daughter by shaking her because she was crying.Breana E. Rigda of Fayette Street was arraigned by state police...
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NHL Cancels First 2 Weeks
It came as no surprise, but the news still shook hockey circles Thursday: The NHL canceled the first two weeks of the regular season due to the player lockout."Right now," Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen said, "this whole thing just stinks. It totally...
NHL Cancels First 2 weeks,NHL Cancels First 2 Weeks
It came as no surprise, but the news still shook hockey circles Thursday: The NHL canceled the first two weeks of the regular season due to the player lockout."Right now," Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen said, "this whole thing just stinks. It totally...
NHL Cancels First 2 Weeks of Season
It came as no surprise, but the news still shook hockey circles Thursday: The NHL canceled the first two weeks of the regular season due to the player lockout."Right now," Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen said, "this whole thing just stinks. It totally...
NHL Deflects Its Own Problems
At 2:03 p.m. Thursday, the NHL cemented its status as professional sports' most laughably operated league by wiping out the first two weeks of the 2012-13 season.I'd call it a joke, except it's about as funny as a Scott Hartnell smirk.Ask the layman...
NHL Deflects Problems
At 2:03 p.m. Thursday, the NHL cemented its status as professional sports' most laughably operated league by wiping out the first two weeks of the 2012-13 season.I'd call it a joke, except it's about as funny as a Scott Hartnell smirk.Ask the layman...
NHL, Union Heads Meet
Top officials for the NHL and Players' Association met Friday in Toronto, although it is unknown if either party presented a new offer for a collective bargaining agreement.Details of discussions were not made public.Commissioner Gary Bettman and his...
North Allegheny Runs over Gateway
There were no 300-yard passers, no 50-point offenses and no long touchdowns when No. 1 North Allegheny met No. 2 Gateway.Yes, these were two of the best offenses. But these also were the two best defenses, reminded North Allegheny tackle Pat Kugler....
Northwestern's Colter Keeps PSU on High Alert
Penn State's practices have had a "Where's Waldo" theme this week, which is not surprising considering the Nittany Lions will face a player Saturday at Beaver Stadium who runs, throws and catches -- sometimes all in the same game -- for unbeaten Northwestern.Kain...
Olympians Readjusting to Life Back in College
Just two months ago, Miles Chamley-Watson was rubbing shoulders with LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.The Penn State fencer posed for pictures with the U.S. women's basketball team, hung out with track and...
Panthers Stifle Knights
A strong defensive effort by Franklin Regional resulted in favorable field position that led to three Panthers touchdowns in a 23-13 Class AAA Greater Allegheny Conference victory over Knoch.Led by defensive captain Carter Henderson, who came into the...
Pa. Official, Wife Accused of Abusing 2
Allegheny County police on Thursday accused a deputy state attorney general and his wife of abusing their two adopted children from Ethiopia, including withholding food from one.Police said Douglas Barbour, 33, and Kristen Barbour, 30, of Franklin Park,...
Paramedics May Vote to OK Strike
Pittsburgh paramedics will either accept a new contract offer from the city on Friday or vote to authorize a strike, a union official said. The Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics Local 1, which represents about 160 Pittsburgh paramedics,...
Philly Man Jailed in Assault at Delmont Bar
A Philadelphia man was jailed on charges of attempted homicide in the brutal beating of a man he had just shot pool with Wednesday at a Delmont tavern, police said.Joseph M. Vangoethem, 31, of 918 Broad St., was arraigned Thursday on charges of aggravated...
Pitt among Colleges Targeted by Hackers
University of Pittsburgh officials on Thursday said the school was among more than 50 research universities around the world whose information files were posted online by an anonymous group of hackers calling themselves Team GhostShell.The group dubbed...
Pitt among Dozens of Universities Targeted by Hackers
University of Pittsburgh officials on Thursday said the school was among more than 50 research universities around the world whose information files were posted online by an anonymous group of hackers calling themselves Team GhostShell.The group dubbed...
Pittsburgh Actors Recall Good Times on 'Perks' Set
Light streamed in through the yellowing classroom blinds as Lexi Dripps sat in her last day of freshman English. But it wasn't sunlight. The time was nearing 2 a.m. And, instead of waiting for the bell to ring, she was anticipating a different sound...
Poll: Romney Gains Positives [Derived Headline]
Poll: Romney gains positivesWASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney is now viewed positively by 51 percent of voters, the first time he has enjoyed a net positive in the presidential race, the poll found. President Obama's favorability rating remained unchanged at...
Positioning for a Boom
Five companies are interested in constructing plants along the Ohio River in Beaver County, contingent upon oil giant Shell finalizing its plan to build a petrochemical plant nearby, a developer said on Thursday.Charles Betters said he secured initial...
Psu Going Onhigh Alert
Penn State's practices have had a "Where's Waldo" theme this week, which is not surprising considering the Nittany Lions will face a player Saturday at Beaver Stadium who runs, throws and catches -- sometimes all in the same game -- for unbeaten Northwestern.Kain...
P-T Takes Down Connellsville
When Penn-Trafford came to Connellsville last season, the Warriors dominated physically in a blowout win. The recipe for success worked so well for the Warriors that they decided to use it again Friday, and the results were similar: Penn- Trafford rolled...
Rain Dampens SummerSounds Attendance
Bad weather struck so often during SummerSounds this year that organizers of Greensburg's outdoor concert series were getting ribbed about it. People would walk up and say, "'It's Friday in Greensburg; I guess it's going to rain,' " Gene James said."It...