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2 hrs ago | WPXI

1 person killed in Pleasant Hills fire

One person was killed in a Pleasant Hills apartment fire on Wednesday night. The fire started on the third floor of the Neopolitan Suites, according to Chief Alvin Henderson of Allegheny County Emergency Services.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Hills, PA

9 hrs ago | WPXI

Target 11: How do you know if the pool water is safe, clean?

Whether it's a community pool or one at a hotel, how do you know the water is safe and clean? "I'll check and see if it's clean-looking," said Linda Jones of Haymaker, who brought her three grandchildren to the Bel-Aire Pool in Monroeville.

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18 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Woman burned in fire after propane tanks explode

A woman was being treated for burns on 25 percent of her body after propane tanks exploded at her mobile home overnight in Harrison Township, Allegheny County.

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Related Topix: Harrison Township, PA

19 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Environmental groups compile drilling-related health complaints

Environmental groups are rounding up stories of sickness in the shale fields, following reports of inaction by the state Department of Health.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Carmichaels, PA, Cambria County, PA, Harrisburg, PA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Naked knife woman sought by police

A NAKED woman, who stabbed three females when she jumped into a fight in the middle of a street and then fled, is being sought by police.

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Related Topix: McKees Rocks, PA

Post-gazette.com

Uber hiring drivers in Harrisburg

Ride-sharing company Uber has begun hiring drivers in the Harrisburg area, putting the San Francisco-based company on the home turf of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, which has battled Uber and its rival Lyft since the companies moved into Pennsylvania earlier this year.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Panel calls for better centralization among Allegheny County's libraries

Allegheny County's 45 independent libraries face the dual challenge of increased demand for their services, as well as increased competition for funding.

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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

'Super stop' comes to Robinson Township

People waiting for buses in Robinson Township have something new to greet them: a "super stop" designed to be more commuter friendly.

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Related Topix: Robinson Township, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett

CBS Local

New "Super Stop" Opens In Robinson Town Center

Led by Governor Corbett, public officials cut the ribbon on what they call a super stop with a new bus shelter and other amenities to accommodate thousands of commuters who use Robinson Town Center as a base to shuttle in and out of town to jobs in this growing region of Allegheny County.

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Related Topix: Sports

Post-gazette.com

Dateline Pittsburgh: 07/29/14

Moody and Associates, Inc. hired Jay Winter as a senior geologist. Mr. Winter is a licensed professional geologist in Pennsylvania and brings more than 25 years of experience in both the environmental regulatory and consulting fields.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University

Business Journal

Peduto talks about why city dropped UPMC lawsuit - and the way forward

A thaw in the city's relations with its biggest employer occurred with the dropping of dueling lawsuits, setting the stage for what Mayor Bill Peduto said Tuesday was an opportunity for collaboration to replace courtroom theatrics.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA

WPXI

Grand jury: UPMC psych clinic didn't notify police

A county grand jury report says workers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's psychiatric clinic have failed to cooperate with police when notified of patient-on-patient assaults, but stopped short of making criminal allegations.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

PennLive.com

Topless woman sought in Pa. street stabbing brawl spawned by alleged love triangle

The suspect is described as a naked woman. She is accused of stabbing and slashing three other woman engaged in a brawl in the middle of a McKees Rocks street on Monday afternoon, and then she took off.

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Related Topix: McKees Rocks, PA

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Roadwork plan increases Pittsburgh regional spending by 52 percent

If you thought there was a lot of road and bridge work going on the past few years, get ready for more - much more.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Downtown (Pittsburgh, PA), Pennsylvania, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Washington County, PA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Altoona Mirror

Man accused of molesting girl in custody, faces 40 charges

Joseph M. Abrams Jr., 38, no fixed address, faces 40 felony and misdemeanor sex-related charges stemming from the alleged abuse of the girl, abuse police said occurred in the city, South Fork in Cambria County, and Moon Township in Allegheny County, where Abrams was stationed in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

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Related Topix: Cambria County, PA, US Military, US Air Force, Drugs, Blair County, PA

Post-gazette.com

Funding for health studies near drill sites loosening

So it's been difficult to gauge the health impacts of shale development from a few scattered studies, says Bernard Goldstein, a public health expert who once led the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health and remains an active voice in the fracking health debate.

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Related Topix: University of Pittsburgh

Post-gazette.com

Health happenings for July 29, 2014

For more information, call 724-258-2229, ext. 9. a- Self Help Group Network, a service PA 2-1-1 Southwest, provides a database of support groups.

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Related Topix: Upper St. Clair, PA

PennLive.com

Penn State's James Franklin maintains focus 'on what we know' as congressmen challenge NCAA sanctions

Former Penn State quarterback and curet ABC/ESPN analyst Todd Blackledge talks with head coach James Franklin during the first day at the Big Ten media days held at the Hilton Chicago on July 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Representative Glenn Thompson, US Politics, Jim Gerlach, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Michael Doyle, Democrat

MLive.com

Jack White in Detroit: View photos of tour stops before Fox Theatre, Masonic Temple...

Jack White is back home for a pair of sold out shows in Detroit this week, and both should have plenty of artistic flair.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Jack White, The White Stripes, Entertainment

WPXI

Judge won't dismiss charges of assaulting Pittsburgh police officer

A Shaler man will continue to fight charges of assaulting a Pittsburgh police officer during a traffic stop in Highland Park.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA

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