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Bill Clinton to campaign for Wolf in Pittsburgh — Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Pittsburgh to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. The Wolf campaign said Clinton will lead a mid-day rally Monday at the IBEW electrical workers' union hall on Pittsburgh's South Side. Mr. Wolf is challenging Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's re-election bid.

Gun bill passed by House could lead to NRA lawsuit against Pittsburgh — HARRISBURG - Pittsburgh and other communities with firearms regulations could soon face lawsuits from the National Rifle Association and other groups. The House on Monday voted 138-56 to send to Gov. Tom Corbett a bill that would allow such groups to sue over municipal firearm regulations enacted despite state limits on such rules.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @karen_langley: NRA representative: “No community should have any fear of being litigated if they take the ordinance off the books”…

Odysseys — Join the Post-Gazette as we endeavor to meet Pittsburghers from each of the 193 countries in the United Nations. Check back often as we introduce you to a new story, a new adventure, a new one of us.

Five jurors selected for homicide trial of University of Pittsburgh researcher — Three jurors have been selected already this morning to hear the case against a University of Pittsburgh researcher accused of killing his wife last year. Attorneys for Robert Ferrante and the commonwealth, along with Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey A. Manning have interviewed nine potential jurors out of a pool of 60.
Oct 21, 2014

Five jurors selected for homicide trial of University of Pittsburgh researcher, via @PaulaReedWard --…

Friends, relatives remember Pittsburgh sanitation worker killed in Carrick — Two by two, they filed into the Wilkinsburg church looking sad but stoic. Inside, as photos of 29-year-old Omar Hodges rotated across screens, his family and friends cried. Mr. Hodges, a Pittsburgh refuse worker who also worked two other jobs, was shot to death last week in Carrick.
Oct 21, 2014

Friends, relatives remember Pittsburgh refuse worker killed in Carrick

3 things for a Tuesday — While you guys were watching Da Beard execute the slowest interception return ever, things - three of them, specifically - continued to roll in Harrisburg and beyond. McCaffery suspended from state's high court.

Larry Johnson, 'father figure' of Penn State's defensive line, returns Saturday — UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - When Ohio State's bus pulls up to Beaver Stadium Saturday night, Larry Johnson will see sights the former longtime Penn State assistant coach is unfamiliar with. There won't be blue-and-white-clad fans greeting him and the view from the opposing sideline is a different vantage point than the one Johnson coached from for the previous 18 years.

Video series / Haunted houses in Pittsburgh area: Which one is the scariest? — In the spirit of the season, with a bit more than a week left before Halloween, Andrew McGill and Andrew Rush from the Post-Gazette's visuals department have been checking out haunted houses deemed the scariest in the Pittsburgh area.
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Experts offer solutions to confidential informant problems — Nobody is too bad to be a federal confidential informant, under guidelines that prosecutors say are necessarily flexible, but that others criticize as too loose. Exhibit 1 for the prosecution is the nightmare scenario in which only a monster has the clue that can crack a heinous, and ongoing, crime.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @richelord: “It is rare for a defense lawyer to be able to pick from the buffet of [credibility issues] that this man presented"…

Pittsburgh City Council president cited in recent incidents — Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce Kraus was cited Monday with littering and harassment following an incident involving the owner of a pet salon next to his home in the South Side Flats. Both charges filed against Mr. Kraus, 60, are summary offenses. A hearing date did not appear on his court docket sheets Monday evening.
Oct 21, 2014

Pittsburgh City Council president cited in recent incidents, w/ @rczullo

Suspect in two Shadyside rapes in 1992 released on a technicality — Because of a technicality in the law, the Allegheny County District Attorney's office on Friday withdrew rape charges in two 1992 cases against a New York man. Arthur Fryar, 62, of Brooklyn was arrested last year after DNA evidence collected from the rape investigations was matched to what Mr. Fryar submitted in an unrelated case in the national database, but the charges were withdrawn because of the statute of limitations.
Oct 21, 2014

Suspect in two Shadyside rapes in 1992 released on a technicality, via @PaulaReedWard

Private sector meteorology sees boost from energy companies — When it comes to guessing the weather, energy companies are throwing less caution to the wind. Analysts and experts say energy companies are increasingly seeking out private firms to provide weather prediction models to inform their decision-making.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @Krohn_DC: #energy companies are seeking out private firms to provide weather prediction models to inform their decision-making

Energy firms challenge DEP's method to calculate fines — Energy companies facing multimillion dollar fines from Pennsylvania regulators over leaks from their pits and pipelines are challenging the state Department of Environmental Protection's method of calculating those penalties. In separate cases in different state legal venues, Philadelphia-based Sunoco Logistics Partners and Downtown-based EQT Corp.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @LauraLegere: Energy companies are challenging how DEP calculates fines for pollution that continues after leaks are plugged.

Mister Rogers art featured in charity event — Kait Schoeb, a 24-year-old Pittsburgh artist, has contributed a chair with a painting of Fred Rogers and characters from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" on the seat to Magee Women's Hospital's "The Cradle will Rock" charity event put together by the Twenty-Five Club that raises funds for neonatal care and research.