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4 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Casino fine levels extreme

Before he became the heavyweight "champeen" of the world, Rocky Balboa eked out a living as a reluctant thumb-breaker for bookies, numbers-runners and loan sharks.

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Related Topix: Games, Poker, Opinion

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Examiner.com

Ex-judge Melvin to say sorry but not in handcuffs

On Thursday, The Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld the conviction of former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin but the requirement that Orie Melvin write letters of apology to every jurist in the state on a photograph of herself in handcuffs that was taken on the day of her sentencing as being too harsh a penalty.

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JD Supra

Is Sexual Orientation Including Gender Identity the Next Universally...

On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order expanding protection of employees of the federal government provided by Executive Orders 11478 and 11246.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Transgender, Pennsylvania

Post-gazette.com

Sorry chapter: Library thieves deserve to be booked

Here's a subject worthy of an old-fashioned whodunit - someone is stealing best-sellers from suburban libraries and selling them on the Internet.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Fox Chapel, PA, Mount Lebanon, PA, Opinion

Business Journal

Pitcairn police first trained in drug-overdose treatment

Police officers at a suburban Pittsburgh police department have been trained to administer a drug overdose antidote, the first police officers to get the training in the region and part of a larger effort to curb opioid overdose deaths.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Pitcairn, PA, Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh, PA), Pittsburgh, PA

Post-gazette.com

Green infrastructure comes to Schenley Park

Green infrastructure isn't taking Pittsburgh by storm yet, but it is gaining momentum and ground - most recently, six acres in Schenley Park, which includes the sloping lawn between Beacon and Bartlett streets near Panther Hollow Road.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gov. Corbett told to stay away from Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade

Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade is a traditional display of union solidarity but this year, the politics of the governor's race has opened some fissures among union leaders.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tim Murphy

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WPXI

Work underway to install new terrazzo floor at Pittsburgh International Airport

Work is underway to install a new terrazzo floor in the airside erminal center core at Pittsburgh International Airport.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Mellon University

PennLive.com

Corruption conviction, house arrest sentence for ex-Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin upheld

The state Superior Court on Thursday upheld the corruption convictions and 3-year house arrest sentence of former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin .

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Business Journal

7 charged in $1M drug trafficking ring

A $1 million drug trafficking ring operating between New York City and Allegheny and Beaver counties in western Pennsylvania has been broken up, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Beaver County, PA

Business Journal

Uber now legal in Allegheny County

On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission granted emergency temporary approval for Uber's wholly-owned subsidiary Rasier-PA LLC to allow the ride-share service to operate legally in the county for the next 60 days.

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Business Journal

Uber now legal in Allegheny County

Uber Technologies Inc. has been given the green light to operate in Allegheny County, at least for 60 days.

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Related Topix: Uber, iPhone and iPad App

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Guard acquitted in shooting of Pa. theft suspect

A western Pennsylvania security guard has been acquitted in the shooting of a man accused of having stolen from a candy delivery truck.

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WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in Pa. slaying

A western Pennsylvania man faces life in prison after being convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man outside a Pittsburgh bar last fall.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Magee-Womens, insurers launch recovery center for pregnant addicts

At a time when heroin use and prescription drug abuse have reached epidemic levels, local health care providers are stepping up to the plate to help one targeted group: pregnant women.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Methadone

Wed Aug 20, 2014

O-R Online

Closed Ringgold schools sold at auction

The former Monongahela Elementary Center has been vandalized and broken into several times in the years since it closed.

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Related Topix: Ringgold, PA, Donora, PA, Monongahela, PA, Education Etc., Beaver Falls, PA

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Park Ranger Plan for Allegheny County?

Pittsburgh's Action News 4's Marcie Cipriani has the latest on Allegheny County officials are they are reviewing a plan to determine if Park Rangers should patrol county parks instead of County Police officers.

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Business Journal

Buehler chairing United Way 2014 campaign

Schneider Downs & Co. Chairman Raymond Buehler Jr. has been named chairman of United Way of Allegheny County's 2014 annual campaign.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Mandatory Pa. casino theft fine ruled tossed out

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that a mandatory $75,000 fine imposed on a Pittsburgh casino poker dealer convicted of having stolen $200 worth of chips is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Games, Poker

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Politicians everyday Pittsburghers gather for funeral of Sophie Masloff

Prominent figures from government and politics were joined by everyday Pittsburghers in remembering the late mayor Sophie Masloff at a service in Squirrel Hill this morning.

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

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