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8 hrs ago | The Sanatoga Post

Painter Appointed To House Commerce Committee

Mark Painter , who represents residents of Pottstown, Lower Pottsgrove and Limerick in the state's 146th Legislative District, has been appointed to the House Commerce Committee by Democratic Leader Frank Dermody.

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Related Topix: Pottstown, PA, Pottsgrove, PA, Agriculture, Science

Fri Jul 11, 2014

O-R Online

Peters Township couple ask for variance to raise chickens

A view of Cornerstone Court in Peters Township, where one family is seeking permission to keep chickens in the backyard.

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Related Topix: McMurray, PA, Venetia, PA, Washington County, PA, Mount Lebanon, PA

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

One of Allegheny County's most wanted sought in Coraopolis bank robbery

An arrest warrant has been issued for one of Allegheny County's "most wanted" in a robbery at a First Niagara Bank in Coraopolis.

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Related Topix: Coraopolis, PA, Kennedy Township, PA

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Defense challenges search warrants in cyanide case

Defense attorneys for a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of killing his neurologist wife with cyanide are challenging search warrants and subpoenas prosecutors used to gather computer evidence in the case.

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Related Topix: University of Pittsburgh, Violent Crime

PennLive.com

Pa. houseboat owner swept away in river is identified

James Tulenko, 74, of Irwin, was swept away last week while wading at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club, a spokesman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said.

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CBS Local

Budget Puts Republican Corbett At Odds With GOP Lawmakers

Governor Corbett's decision to trim legislative funding from the new state budget is shining a light on the rift between the Republican governor and the legislative leaders of his own party who control the House and Senate.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lost and scanned: Police get the high-tech tools to identify pets

Lost dogs or cats may be a timeless problem, but there are better solutions today than posters on utility poles and frantic searches.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Police in Allegheny County get tracking tool for missing persons

Police knew he was 5-years-old, had autism and recently developed a liking to tucking himself away in dark spaces.

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Related Topix: Munhall, PA

WPXI

Suspect freed after Swissvale, city police disagree on who jails him

Tyra Perkins' relief dissolved into panic when she learned that Swissvale police arrested and then freed the man accused of dislocating her shoulder during an assault because police weren't willing to take him to jail.

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Related Topix: Swissvale, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh, PA)

Fire Rescue Magazine

Funding Shortfall Leaves Pennsylvania Ambulances Hurting

In 1987, there were 136 ambulance services in Allegheny County. Today, there are 45, said Tim Butler, deputy administrator for the McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania

Business Journal

Local officials want equal footing for ride-sharing companies

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto , Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Sen. Wayne Fontana, D-Allegheny, held a news conference Thursday to call for changes to state rules impacting ride-share companies.

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Related Topix: Uber, iPhone and iPad App

Pittsburgh Magazine

Twofer: Beringer Cabernet Sauvignons

If you have not purchased a gift yet, we have two red-wine recommendations from Beringer: One is reasonably priced, while the other is a little more costly - but Dad is worth it.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine

Business Journal

A.M. Rodriguez breaks ground on One Homestead

A.M. Rodriguez Associates Inc. broke ground Thursday on a $14.7 million redevelopment plan in the heart of Homestead expected to eventually bring 51 rental apartments and townhouses in six buildings along Amity Street and 8th Avenue.

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PennLive.com

Lancaster County man charged in crash that killed recent grad, hospitals testing disinfecting robot: headlines across Pa.

The PPL Center in Allentown will host its first event when the Eagles perform there Sept.

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Related Topix: Lancaster County, PA, PPL Corp, Energy, New Providence, PA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Brian O'Neill: Government transparency worth hard look

By definition, transparency can't be seen, thus it's not easy to track. Politicians love to promise it nonetheless.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh, PA), Opinion

CBS Local

Ethics Commission Probes Allegheny Co. Councilman Over Deer Lakes Park Drilling

Shouts of "shame, shame, shame" followed Allegheny County Council's approval in May of shale gas drilling below its 1,200-acre Deer Lakes Park.

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Related Topix: Oakmont, PA

CBS Local

Allegheny Co. Most Wanted Suspect Arrested In New Kensington

A suspect from the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office's top 20 most wanted fugitives list was arrested Wednesday in New Kensington.

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Related Topix: New Kensington, PA, Natrona Heights, PA, Sports

WPXI

Ex- borough secretary charged with stealing $30K

Jennifer Richards, 31, was charged on Tuesday for allegedly misappropriating $30,657.70 in borough funds while she was secretary, according to police.

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Related Topix: Westmoreland County, PA, Larimer, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Bradenton.com

Increase the odds of catching big flatheads by intentionally targeting them

In mid-May, Emily Adair of Ingram learned to trust in the old angler's adage - to get the fish to bite say, "OK, last cast."

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Post-gazette.com

Uber seeks emergency status permit to keep ride-sharing services in drive

Ride-sharing company Uber on Monday updated its emergency application to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for permission to operate experimental service in Pennsylvania, adding signed supporting statements from Pittsburgh residents who say they need the service.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Mount Washington (Pittsburgh, PA), Beechview (Pittsburgh, PA)

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