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Pennsylvania planning to extinguish long-burning coal fire

Pittsburgh - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has finally decided to set aside funding in an effort extinguish a several-year-old fire burning near the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Teen finds changing typefaces could save millions of dollars

A 14-year-old boy has discovered a very easy way to reduce printing costs across the United States — use a thinner typeface.

McDonald's employee accused of selling heroin in Happy Meals

Pittsburgh - A McDonald's employee in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was arrested Wednesday and charged with selling heroin in the Happy Meals from the drive-thru window.

Ambulance driver run over by his own ambulance

Pittsburgh - An ambulance driver in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been run over by his own ambulance, after the vehicle was left in gear at a crash scene.

Webcam broadcasting from Andy Warhol's grave

Pittsburgh - The Andy Warhol Museum is teaming up with EarthCam webcam network to celebrate Andy Warhol like never before, with a live video feed from the artist's gravesite to honor what would have been his 85th birthday on Tuesday.

Scientist husband accused of murdering scientist wife

Pittsburgh - A neurologist at the University of Pittsburgh is accused of using cyanide to kill his wife, who also worked as a neurologist at the same institution.

Voting controversies and problems high in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia - The Pennsylvania polls have already closed. During the voting, the state of Pennsylvania had to deal with all sorts of problems such as machine malfunctions and voter intimidation.

Suicidal hostage taker posts updates on his Facebook page

Pittsburgh - Police had to block off a downtown Pittsburgh high-rise when a man took an individual hostage and began posting updates about the situation on his Facebook page.

Teen dies after smoking fake marijuana

Pittsburgh - A 13-year-old Pennsylvania boy who underwent a double-lung transplant after his lungs collapsed from smoking synthetic marijuana in a plastic pipe made from a Pez candy dispenser has died from an infection.

Protractors appearing throughout Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh - Someone appears to have a large stock of protractors which they feel would be the right items to adorn section of Pittsburgh with, as the items have been appearing throughout the city.

Op-Ed: Walking around Washington, D.C. and New York City Special

At midnight on Monday, June 27, I began my journey onto Washington, D.C. and New York City on the Megabus. My trip had finally arrived.

Aguilera’s Super Bowl song: A Southern minority and cultural view Special

Natchitoches - “Equality is about so much more than slavery. If a white woman is born with a soul voice and sings with "soul" she is just sharing a God given talent.”

NFL: Rodgers leads Packers to Super Bowl victory 31 – 25

Arlington - The Packers came into the Super Bowl looking to bring the Lombardi trophy back to Green Bay. Coach McCarthy gave them a spark getting the team fitted for their rings the day before an Rodgers also gave them a spark with his arm throwing no interceptions.

NCAAM: Pittsburgh Beats Robert Morris

The Pittsburgh Panthers are working hard for a final four run and stayed on track by defeating a formal opponent in Robert Morris.

NCAA: Pittsburgh moving to the Big Ten?

Rumors have begun floating that the Big Ten's search for a twelfth team - making it possible for the conference to have a football championship game - is over

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Reliever Brenden Donnelly

Pittsburgh Pirates looked to bolster their bullpen and did so by signing relief pitcher Brenden Donnelly to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million.

NCAAM: Pittsburgh Win its Sixth Straight

The Pittsburgh Panthers play tough defense in the second half against the Cincinnati Bearcats to hold on for a close win.

NFL: Pittsburgh Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive in Miami

The Pittsburgh Steelers kept their playoff hopes alive as they hold on to beat the Miami Dolphins on the road earlier today.

NFL: Pittsburgh Pulls Out Tight Win against Baltimore

The Pittsburgh Steelers kick a late fourth quarter field goal and the Steelers' defense holds on for a 23-20 win over Baltimore.

Pittsburgh drops proposed college tuition tax

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has decided to drop the idea of taxing tuition to the city's colleges, most likely much to the relief of the colleges in question.

Steeler's Polamalu Might be Out for Season

The Pittsburgh Steeler's might be in more trouble as strong safety Troy Polamalu might be out for the season with nagging knee injury.

No.5 Cincinnati Makes Great Comeback to remain Perfect

Cincinnati quarterback Tony Pike throws a game winning touchdown pass to Armon Binns with 33 seconds left to keep their national title hopes alive.

Flipping the Bird Worth 50 Grand to Pittsburgh Federalist

Is 'flipping the bird' a constitutional right in the United States? Is 'giving the finger' protected by the right to freedom of expression? The ACLU thinks so and so do the courts. Pittsburgh Council agrees to the tune of $50,000.

New York Men Used Twitter to Direct G20 Protesters

Police in Pennsylvania have accused two men from New York of using the social networking site Twitter to direct protesters at last month's G20 summit in Pittsburgh.

Tear gas flies in Pittsburgh at the G20 conference

Tear gas was launched against protesters at the G20 conference in Pittsburgh, with CNN reporter Brian Todd getting caught up in the line of fire.

Couple lose privacy case against Google

US magistrate judge has thrown out a legal claim from a Pittsburgh couple that Google’s street view feature violated their privacy.

Pittsburgh Penguin's Coach, Michel Therrien, Fired

It now appears that losing to the the Toronto Maple Leafs is a firing offense. Just ask Michel Therrien who was fired by the Penguins today.

The March of the Penguins: How a Failing Franchise Waddled to the Stanley Cup Finals

Remember when the Pittsburgh Penguins filed for bankruptcy in 1998? Remember the threats of relocation to Kansas City? Those days seem to be no more as the Penguins take their first trip to the Stanley Cup finals since their 1992 victory.

Pittsburgh Parents Attack Abstinence-Only Sex Ed, Want Teens to Learn About STDs

A national debate is brewing over the effectiveness of abstinence-only sex education in U.S. schools, and a Pittsburgh school board petition has sparked discussion about the bigger problem. Should teens learn more about sex to better protect themselves?

Christmas Gift Of Lottery Ticket Pays Off Big For Recipient

Fred DePasquale is truly Santa Claus for the lucky family he gifted with one of several $20 lottery tickets he purchased as gifts. The parents of his Godchild were the winners of a million dollar prize. One of only five awarded in the special lottery.
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