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Pittsburgh police alter policy over calls handled by phone
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh public safety officials have reversed course and will scale back a new policy that had clerks taking some crime reports over the phone rather than dispatching a police officer. Police Chief Cameron McLay last month issued an order prohibiting officers from appearing in person to handle ...
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Authorities investigate car-jacking at Pittsburgh International Airport
Authorities are investigating a reported car-jacking at the Pittsburgh International Airport early this morning.
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Program offers those with disabilities an education through college
For Mary Jane Conroy and Maria Rajakovich, being included has meant everything. 
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Redskins, Steelers and Monday night's football matchup
ANALYSIS/OPINION: My birth town Pittsburgh Steelers are taking on my hometown Washington Redskins. In the season opener. On Monday night. This NFL girl couldn't ask for more — except a win, of course. So does this Pittsburgh native and D.C. resident have to choose sides? Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh are ...
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Teen shot outside high school, student arrested for 'hit list'
The unidentified teenage boy who was shot made his way into the school to be treated by nurses.
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AHN doctors to join UPMC staff in evaluating concussions at Steelers home games
Doctors from Allegheny Health Network will join rival UPMC at all Steelers home games this season to assure compliance with a new concussion program jointly developed by the National Football League and the league’s players’ association.
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Brother of wrestler Kurt Angle sentenced to prison for killing wife
A Dormont man was sentenced today to 2 ½ to 10 years in prison for killing his wife last year.
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CCAC exploring ways to serve displaced ITT students
Students displaced by Tuesday’s abrupt closure of ITT Technical Institute, including its Pittsburgh area campuses, are being invited to explore the feasibility of finishing their education at Community College of Allegheny County.
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Four suspects in custody after shooting; Perry Traditional Academy on lockdown
Pittsburgh Perry High School was placed on lockdown this morning after a student was seriously wounded in a nearby shooting.
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Recovery Walk to encourage hope amid addiction
Amid the epidemic wreckage of drug and alcohol abuse, Bruce Kraus wants the world to know there’s life after addiction.
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Pa. Turnpike Commission halts work on Mon-Fayette Expressway project
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has halted work on a 14-mile extension of the Mon-Fayette Expressway into Allegheny County after a planning agency tabled the project due to concerns over whether the highway best meets Pittsburgh’s transportation needs.
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Cavanaugh leads George Washington over Duquesne
PITTSBURGH — Tyler Cavanaugh scored 19 points, making 13 of 14 free throws, and George Washington defeated Duquesne 77-70 on Sunday.While Duquesne was outscoring the Colonials in the paint, 40-18, George Washington (14-13, 6-8 Atlantic 10) was making 12 of 26 3-pointers to 4 of 13 for the Dukes. Yuta Watanabe scored 14 points and Jair Bolden and Patrick Steeves 11 each for George Washington. Cavanaugh had a team-high seven rebounds as part of 37-34 rebounding edge.
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Doctor who identified NFL brain disease to speak at BC
NEWTON, Mass. — The doctor who identified the brain disease CTE that's affecting many former NFL players is coming to Boston College.Dr. Bennet Omalu is scheduled to speak at the school on Thursday (Feb. 23). His story was told in the movie "Concussion."The discussion was initially scheduled for earlier this month but was postponed due to snow.The neuropathologist's presentation is titled, "The Mustard Seed Effect: How Small Steps Can Spark Major Change."
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Board hires consultant to strategize for airport
With thousands of acres of land at its disposal, Pittsburgh International Airport wants to be ready should Ford, Uber or any number of spinoffs from the Shell cracker plant in Beaver County come calling.
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Bike lanes planned for Fort Pitt Blvd. may take new route
Bike lanes may not run down Fort Pitt Boulevard, after all.
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Hays bald eagles likely building a new nest
The bald eagles of Hays, whose nest was destroyed when its tree collapsed in a windstorm Sunday night, appear to be rebuilding in a nearby sycamore tree. Eagle watchers on the nearby Great Allegheny Passage bike trail have seen the birds carrying sticks to the steep hillside overlooking the Monongahela River.
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4 Pittsburgh chefs nominated for James Beard Foundation Awards
Four Pittsburgh chefs have been nominated for the 27th annual James Beard Foundation Awards, the New York-based foundation announced Wednesday. 
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Lockdown at Allegheny County Jail ends after nearly a week
A lockdown of nearly a week's duration ended at the Allegheny County Jail this morning.
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Advocate: ICE arrests 'terrorizing' for immigrant families
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested four undocumented immigrants from Mexico in Mount Oliver and Beechview this month in what advocates say may be local examples of targeted crackdowns under the Trump administration.
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Unusual team brings super-fast internet to North Side's Nova Place
The former Allegheny Center Mall is now a launchpad on to one of the fastest public internet connections in the country, and is preparing to send new businesses skyward, officials announced today.
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Lead hazard and soil testing resources
• Next week in Homewood, the Community Empowerment Association will hold a town hall educational forum on lead poisoning in water, paint and soil. Elected officials have been invited, along with representatives of public health, housing, environmental and legal agencies. The event starts at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at 7120 Kelly St. Details: 412-371-3689, ext. 44.
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Pittsburgh Public Schools chief eyes better social services for students, families
The concept of using school buildings to house social services for students and their families, long studied in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, is moving closer to reality.
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High-tech investments keep coming for Pittsburgh area
Ford’s announcement Friday that it will invest $1 billion over the next five years in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI to develop technology for its own self-driving vehicle continues a string of high-tech investments in the regional economy.
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Malfunction causing light-rail delays this morning
Port Authority trolleys are running off schedule this morning due to a switch problem at the Allegheny Station stop on the North Side.
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Dozens of Pittsburgh-area school districts announce 2-hour delays
Dozens of schools in the Pittsburgh area have announced two-hour delays for the start of school today due to the overnight snow that blanketed the region.
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Disney's wonderful world may be too good to last
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has been on a tear the past few years, thanks to popular channels like ESPN, its "Star Wars" and Marvel superhero franchises, and improving results at its global parks.
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Man acquitted in 2013 double homicide near Pittsburgh area
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man has been acquitted in a 2013 double homicide in suburban Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ( ) reports that 30-year-old Michael Robinson sobbed at the defense table as the Allegheny County jury returned its verdict late Tuesday afternoon. Jurors deliberated for less than two ...
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Two dead in White Oak apartment fire
Two people have died in an apartment fire in White Oak, authorities said today.
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Alcosan to provide $9M in matching grants for 32 municipal sewage projects
Alcosan has approved the distribution of $9 million in matching grants for 32 municipal projects that the agency says will “significantly reduce” sewage overflows in the system.
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Ex-CMU student gets federal probation for making malware
Morgan Culbertson, a bright, young computer programmer who designed malware to allow users to control other people's Android phones, received probation today instead of prison for his crime.
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Sex assault reported at Duquesne University dorm
A sexual assault at a Duquesne University dormitory was reported today.
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Obituary: Thomas Dana Cramer / Steel executive assisted those restarting careers
Thomas Dana Cramer’s legacy isn’t limited to the work he did. It extends also to the work he was able to help others do.
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Harris seeking Democratic endorsement over incumbent Mayor Peduto
Though she hasn’t formally launched a campaign, Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris has sent the strongest signal yet that she plans to challenge Mayor Bill Peduto’s re-election this spring.
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Pittsburgh Steelers re-sign kicker Chris Boswell
Alex ButlerFeb. 2 (UPI) -- "The Boz" is back in the Burgh, but probably not the one you are thinking of.
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Facebook buys facial analysis software firm
Facebook has purchased a facial analysis software firm linked to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University        
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Dick's Sporting Goods hiring 190 seasonal workers at 10 Northeast Ohio stores
Dick's Sporting Goods, which is opening its stores from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving and from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday, said seasonal employees will receive competitive pay and store discounts. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Dick's Sporting Goods is hiring about 190 temporary part-time workers at 10 of its stores in Northeast Ohio. Dick's said it is looking for exceptional applicants who are passionate about sports or the outdoors to join its stores in: Bainbridge Shopping Center in Aurora; The Plaza at Chapel Hill in Cuyahoga Falls; Midway Market Square in Elyria; Legacy Village in Lyndhurst; Great Lakes Mall in Mentor; Market Square at Montrose in Fairlawn; Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted; The Shoppes at Parma; SouthPark Mall in Strongsville; and Crocker Park in Westlake. "Ideal candidates will draw on their personal experiences and in-depth knowledge to guide, inform, equip and inspire our customers," Dick's said in a written announcement. Dick's, which is opening its stores from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving and from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday, said seasonal employees will receive competitive pay and store discounts. More information can be found at Dicks Sporting Goods Inc., founded in 1948 and based in Pittsburgh, is one of the nation's largest sporting goods retailers, with an extensive assortment of sports equipment, clothing, footwear, and accessories. As of Oct. 29, Dick's had more than 675 stores in the U.S, as well as e-commerce sales via its site.
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Report: Too many being sent to Allegheny County Jail
Law enforcement and courts in Allegheny County are putting too many people in jail, at great cost to taxpayers and families, according to a report released today by the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics.
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Pittsburgh Promise reaches out to those who didn't use scholarship money
Two years after high school graduation, Jessica Bethune wound up working at Piercing Pagoda at the Century III Mall in West Mifflin wondering what to do next.
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Random Acts of Kindness: A possible heart attack is prevented
On a beautiful Saturday my husband was bicycling down Hamilton Boulevard when he became quite ill.
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Report finds Allegheny County is jailing too many people
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A new report commissioned by officials in Allegheny County found that the county is incarcerating too many people at its jail at great cost to local taxpayers. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports ( ) that University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics researchers discovered that the Allegheny County Jail's ...
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Facebook buys emotion detection startup FacioMetrics
Facebook has acquired emotion detection start-up FacioMetrics to push its artificial intelligence (AI) research into building facial gesture controls.
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Gormley to be installed today as Duquesne U. president
In the modest Swissvale home where Ken Gormley was raised, education was held up as the most powerful force for good in a person's life.​​
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TRAFFIC: Convention center area closed for Trump's visit; Liberty Bridge detours
This morning Pittsburgh police have blocked off 10th Street where it passes beneath the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, as part of security precautions for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s visit to the city, where he will be attending a shale conference.
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TRAFFIC: Ohio River Blvd/Route 65 ramp closed through Oct.
PennDOT has announced the long-term closure of the southbound Route 65/Ohio River Boulevard ramp to Beaver Avenue through Oct. 13 so crews can do ramp reconstruction work.
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TRAFFIC: Liberty Bridge remains closed indefinitely; Route 65 ramp closed
The reopening of the Liberty Bridge has been postponed indefinitely. PennDOT had given a reopening date of today but on Friday announced that repairs would take longer than anticipated. The bridge has been closed since a fire Sept. 2 damaged a 30-foot-long steel chord that supports tons of weight.
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Donald Trump to speak at Shale Insight event in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Organizers say Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will speak Thursday at the annual Shale Insight conference at Pittsburgh's David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Conference officials tell the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( ) that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was also invited but declined, citing a scheduling conflict. The pro-drilling ...
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Four NFL players who flopped in Week 2
Kirk Cousins and Jameis Winston were among those who stumbled badly on Sunday.         
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Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams defends 75-cent tip for waitress
Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams recently dined at a restaurant that called him out on Facebook for under-tipping on a $128.25 bill.
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Missing Pa. teen found dead

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Sharing financial services is key to success for Pittsburgh arts groups
Hard times can make it harder for small nonprofits to stay afloat, but five small arts groups in Pittsburgh have found a creative way to collaborate by sharing the services of a certified public accountant.
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