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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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Pulitzer-winning journalist Andrew Schneider dies at 74
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider, a public health reporter for Lee Montana Newspapers, has died at age 74.
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Obituary: Andrew Jay Schneider / Investigative reporter won 2 Pulitzer Prizes in Pittsburgh
Investigative reporter Andrew Jay Schneider, who spent seven years in Pittsburgh working for the Pittsburgh Press, helping to win back-to-back Pulitzer Prizes for the newspaper in 1986 and 1987, died of heart failure early Saturday morning in a hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was being treated for pulmonary disease. He was 74.
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Report: U.S. hate groups increase with Trump's presidential win
Hate groups increased in the country last year "as the radical right was energized by the candidacy of Donald Trump," according to the annual Year in Hate and Extremism report released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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Jim Fogle, a murder exoneree, files suit against Indiana County, former prosecutors and state police
Attorneys for murder exoneree Lewis Jim Fogle have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages from Indiana County, two former prosecutors and seven state police troopers involved with the investigation and trial that wrongfully sent him to prison for 34 years until new DNA testing won his freedom in 2015.
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Penn State calls immigration posters 'deeply offensive'
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State says posters that appeared on university bulletin boards calling on people to report illegal immigrants are "deeply offensive."
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Eyewitness 1967: ‘Dial-a-Prayer’ marks its 10th birthday
Pittsburgh’s version of “Dial-a-Prayer” offered callers familiar words on Valentine’s Day 50 years ago: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son …” That verse from the New Testament’s Gospel of John had been part of the first prayer message that the Rev. August F. Brunn had delivered via telephone a decade earlier.
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Obituary: Steve Weber / Gregarious longtime media director of Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
Steve Weber was very much a family man, a top-notch father with many interests, but most of all he was a great friend.
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Obituary: William E. Deibler / Former PG editor known for his thoughtful, skilled work
William Edwin Deibler, the longtime newspaper reporter and editor whose intelligence, experience and quiet demeanor graced the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newsroom for three decades and to whom a cadre of retired and active journalists owe their careers, died Feb. 1 in Care One, a rehabilitation facility in Moorestown, N.J.
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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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Consol to lay off 200 mine workers in Greene County
Consol Energy Corp. announced today it will lay off 200 workers at its Bailey coal mine in Greene County.
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Ethics Board: No probable cause to probe Peduto fundraising
Pittsburgh's Ethics Hearing Board has found no probable cause to investigate the fundraising activities of city Chief of Staff Kevin Acklin on behalf of Mayor Bill Peduto, according to a letter released today.
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Police: Mom abused 5-year-old son, forced him to smoke crack
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police have charged a Pittsburgh woman after they say she physically abused her 5-year-old son, left him alone for extended periods of time and forced him to smoke crack cocaine.
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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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Uber looks to tap local high-tech talent
Uber will open a new research center in metro Detroit by the end of this year.        
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Feds unveil plan to ensure safety of self-driving cars
As autonomous cars proliferate, DOT oversight includes pre-market tech reviews and possible recalls.         
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Uber to open Michigan center for R&D
Uber will open a new research center in metro Detroit by the end of this year.        
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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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In Pittsburgh, Muslims work to overcome perception
Being a Muslim in the U.S. has not been easy in this year of heated political rhetoric and deadly terrorism claimed by Islamic extremist groups. While those events dominate the news, American Muslims — especially those who advocate for greater public understanding — had a couple of recent cherishable moments but say more of those moments are needed to avoid stigmatization.
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No driver? Bring It on: How Pittsburgh became Uber's testing ground
 Any day now, Uber will introduce a fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, making this old steel town the world’s first city to let passengers hail autonomous vehicles.
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Eyewitness 1966: Allegheny Center sought to lure back city shoppers
An hour of free parking was one of the selling points when the Allegheny Center Shopping Mall opened Sept. 12, 1966, on Pittsburgh’s North Side.
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