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Court decision could change the stakes in landowner lawsuits

powersource.post-gazette.com — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will soon decide whether oil and gas companies are allowed to extend the life of a lease by the length of time taken up by a landowner's failed attempt to void the contract. The court's answer could change the stakes of every lawsuit filed by landowners to challenge the validity of their oil and gas leases.
Nov 25, 2014

Court decision could change the stakes in landowner lawsuits bit.ly/1rnO6eP via @LauraLegere

Nov 25, 2014

RT @LauraLegere: An upcoming Pa. Supreme Court decision could change the stakes of every landowner lawsuit to void oil and gas leases bit.ly/1rnO6eP

Attorneys for Leon Ford say delays could have 'deadly'' consequences

post-gazette.com — A delay by the county district attorney's office to decide if it will retry an East Liberty man shot by police and paralyzed during a Highland Park traffic stop could have "potentially deadly consequences," his attorneys said in court filings. Leon Ford, 21, has delayed surgery to participate in his trial, attorneys Fred G.

Penguins Blog - PG Blogs

sportsblogs.post-gazette.com — Beau Bennett did not practice with the Penguins today, and was being evaluated for a "lower body injury" according to Coach Mike Johnston. Johnston said there was no information yet on whether or not the injury was a minor or serious one after Bennett got hit last night in the second period and left the bench briefly.

Penguins indifferent on demise of the dry scrape - 11-25-14

blogs.post-gazette.com — The Penguins' 3-2 overtime win in Boston last night was notable primarily because goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his 300th career win. Of much lesser significance was the absence of a dry scrape from a Zamboni ice resurfacing machine prior to the overtime period.

Deal between Uber, Airport Authority concerning fines falls through

post-gazette.com — An agreement that would have fined 21 Uber drivers $500 each was scuttled at the last minute this morning after an attorney for the Allegheny County Airport Authority objected. The drivers had been cited by Allegheny County police for picking up passengers at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Nov 25, 2014

This morning's hearing for Uber drivers cited at the Allegheny County airport was continued to Dec. 15 post-gazette.com/local/city/201…

Pittsburgh activists react to decision not to indict Ferguson officer in Michael Brown shooting

post-gazette.com — Social justice activists and supporters in Pittsburgh reacted with anger and disappointment - but not surprise -to Monday night's news that a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., will not be charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black man.
Nov 25, 2014

ICYMI - Pittsburgh activists react with anger, but not surprise, at grand jury decision in Ferguson, via @DanMajors post-gazette.com/local/city/201…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @PittsburghPG: Pittsburgh activists and @BillPeduto react to decision not to indict Ferguson officer in Michael Brown shooting post-gazette.com/local/city/201…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @PittsburghPG: Pittsburgh activists react to decision not to indict Ferguson officer in Michael Brown shooting bit.ly/1r6rQvo

Nov 24, 2014

RT @PittsburghPG: Pittsburgh activists react to decision not to indict Ferguson officer in Michael Brown shooting bit.ly/1r6rQvo

Port Authority to update automatic fareboxes next year

post-gazette.com — Port Authority riders who use electronic farecards might want to play a little zone defense to prevent being overcharged. For now, the fareboxes aboard buses and rail cars must be manually reset when a vehicle crosses the boundary between fare zones. And drivers aren't always remembering to do so.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @andrewmcgill: Check the screen after paying a fare on a Pittsburgh bus: good chance you're being overcharged. post-gazette.com/local/city/201…

Nov 25, 2014

Check the screen after paying a fare on a Pittsburgh bus: good chance you're being overcharged. post-gazette.com/local/city/201…

Nov 25, 2014

If you're like me & part of #Pittsburgh's ConnectCard Club, keep an eye on how much you're being charged bit.ly/1FnJQ5u

Empty Netter Assists - 11-25-14

blogs.post-gazette.com — Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. " They led the charge [Monday night]. You talk about Sid and [Malkin] and Kris, those are the guys who have to step up. ... You look for your leaders." - Mike Johnston on Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang.

Major announcement expected on former Civic Arena site

post-gazette.com — KDKA-TV reports that USX is planning to build its world headquarters at the former site of the Civic Arena in the Hill District. Details about the plans are expected to be unveiled today during a Pittsburgh Penguins' news conference, according to KDKA. The arena was razed in early 2012.
Nov 24, 2014

Pittsburgh's "U.S. Steel Tower" will soon no longer be the home of U.S. Steel. post-gazette.com/local/city/201… via @pittsburghpg

Nov 24, 2014

RT @PittsburghPG: U.S. Steel plans to build headquarters on former Civic Arena site in Hill District bit.ly/1FjpWsn pic.twitter.com/6HGykkci9O

Nov 24, 2014

From Igloo to cold steel...RT @PittsburghPG: U.S. Steel plans to build HQ on Civic Arena site bit.ly/1FjpWsn pic.twitter.com/M6v7o6PQL6

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Pitt pulls away from Chaminade, 81-68

post-gazette.com — LAHAINA, Hawaii - Pitt struggled early Monday night against Division II Chaminade but sophomore forward Mike Young made sure there wasn't going to be a second meltdown in three days in Hawaii by the Panthers.
Nov 25, 2014

Big test for #Pitt hoops tonight vs. No. 15 #SDSU. Panthers handled Chaminade late Monday post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/20…

Nearly 5,000 customers still without power in Pittsburgh region

post-gazette.com — About 5,000 households and businesses remain without power this morning after high winds moved through the region Monday. West Penn Power has nearly 2,225 customers who remain without power, down from about 30,000 Monday and overnight. About 2,500 Duquesne Light customers were still without power as of 8:30 a.m., down from 25,000 Monday, said spokeswoman Jessica Rock.

Angela Bassett on 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

communityvoices.post-gazette.com — FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show" has Thanksgiving week off but will be back at 10 p.m. Dec. 3. The show is known for bringing back actors from past seasons with star Jessica Lange appearing in all four seasons to date (she's said this is her final go-around with the series).

Mario Lemieux's 30 years of highlights: Dec. 27, 2000

post-gazette.com — This winter marks 30 years since Mario Lemieux first arrived in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is marking the milestone with a series of trivia questions and stories from the archives leading up to Thanksgiving Day, when the Post-Gazette will publish a special section on Lemieux's three decades in the city.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @PGSportsNow: Mario Lemieux's 30 years of highlights: Dec. 27, 2000. Countdown to anniversary story: 2 days: bit.ly/1HEsbu6 pic.twitter.com/lrLrRSf9UZ

Nov 25, 2014

RT @PGSportsNow: Mario Lemieux's 30 years of highlights: Dec. 27, 2000. Countdown to anniversary story: 2 days: bit.ly/1HEsbu6 pic.twitter.com/lrLrRSf9UZ

Tony Norman: Pittsburgh’s ever so far from Ferguson

post-gazette.com — I get it. Whenever it comes to the topic of race in America, our reluctance to deal honestly with the subject -- especially its lingering impact on our justice system -- has made us susceptible to all kinds of irrational manias. I don't like it, but I get it.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @PittsburghPG: Pittsburgh’s ever so far from Ferguson, @TonyNormanPG weighs in on grand jury's no indictment decision post-gazette.com/opinion/tony-n…

TV employs fewer gimmicks during 'sweeps'

post-gazette.com — Wednesday is the last official day of the November TV "sweeps" month - that period that comes four times a year when local stations traditionally blast viewers with all sorts of sensational teasers, gotcha stories and wasteful tax dollar reports, all to boost ratings to set advertising rates.

Pittsburgh superintendent Lane calls for changes in state education funding formula

post-gazette.com — Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane has told a state panel that without the district's "healthy" fund balance and "major, painful reductions," Pittsburgh would have joined Duquesne, Chester-Upland and Philadelphia as a distressed district. Mrs. Lane spoke Monday at a Basic Education Funding Commission hearing in Lancaster, Pa.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @PittsburghPG: Pittsburgh superintendent Linda Lane calls for changes in state education funding formula post-gazette.com/news/education… pic.twitter.com/NqaUjOmLKC

Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision

post-gazette.com — Thousands of people rallied late Monday in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York to passionately - but initially peacefully - protest a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. They led marches, waved signs and shouted chants of "Hands Up!

Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in Michael Brown shooting

post-gazette.com — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown. In a brief email to reporters, a spokesman for St. Louis County's top prosecutor said the decision would be announced at 8 p.m. at the downtown courthouse in the St.

Penguins at Bruins - 11-24-14

blogs.post-gazette.com — PREGAME -Mike Johnston made some major changes to his first and second lines at today's morning skate. Basically, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have flip-flopped wingers. Crosby skated with Nick Spaling and Patric Hornqvist while Malkin worked with Chris Kunitz and Patric Hornqvist.
Nov 25, 2014

Postgame thoughts on the blog. No knees to the head & no mid-ice muggings = A fun #Penguins-#Bruins game: bit.ly/1FlrvWI

Nov 24, 2014

Game blog up with some pregame thoughts on the #Penguins' new lines and the return of Jayson Megna: bit.ly/1FlrvWI