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Duke Seeks To Take Control Of Division Against Pitt — Taking control of the ACC Coastal Division is becoming a habit for Duke. No, for real. The 24th-ranked Blue Devils (6-1, 2-1 ACC) travel to inconsistent Pittsburgh (4-4, 2-2) on Saturday with a chance to strengthen their grip on the wide-open Coastal, where the other six teams have either two or three losses.

Wolf, Corbett sprint to finish through Pennsylvania — Pennsylvania's candidates for governor are sprinting toward the finish line, going town to town as they make their case and encourage supporters to cast a ballot. The election is Tuesday. Democrat Tom Wolf is trying to unseat Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, who is seeking a second term. The action is in eastern Pennsylvania.

Opening Round Playoff Schedule — GAME OF THE WEEK: Belle Vernon at Franklin Regional FEATURED GAMES: Upper St. Clair at North AlleghenyMcGuffey at Seton-La Salle (at Chartiers Valley)Mars at MontourMount Lebanon at McKeesportNorth Hills at Woodland HillsShady Side Academy at Mt.
Oct 31, 2014

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Cyanide Poisoning Trial: Day 7 begins with stunning new testimony — Stunning emails between Dr. Robert Ferrante and his wife, Autumn Klein; revealed in court today. Those emails reveal a troubled relationship between the two. Day seven of the Cyanide Poisoning Trial begins with brand new testimony!
Oct 31, 2014

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Frein arrested, locked in slain cop's handcuffs — A terrified Pennsylvania community heaved a sigh of relief Thursday when police arrested Eric Frein after a long manhunt, and then held him at the same barracks he allegedly ambushed. Authorities spent nearly seven weeks hunting for Frein, 31, who allegedly killed one trooper and wounded another in an ambush shooting outside a state police barracks.

Man keeps dining out with his wife 5 years after her death — Restaurant patrons had their hearts melted when they discovered that the elderly man sitting alone in a restaurant wasn't actually dining alone. He was actually dining with a picture of his late wife who passed away five years earlier.

Report: Ambush suspect Eric Frein captured — A manhunt for Eric Frein that lasted more than six weeks ended early Thursday evening when the suspected cop-killer was taken into custody in northeastern Pennsylvania, ABC News reported. State police said they believe Frein, 31, fatally shot Cpl. Bryon Dickson and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass in an ambush outside their barracks in Blooming Grove on Sept.

Attack ads step up in Kula-Stefano race for open Pa. Senate seat in 32nd District — Voters in Fayette, Somerset and part of Westmoreland counties are seeing a fierce fight for the open state Senate seat to represent the 32nd District in Pennsylvania. The latest TV ad blends some old attacks and adds a new twist. The spot paid for by Pennsylvania Senate Democrats for their candidate, Rep.
Oct 31, 2014

Compelling WTAE ad watch on contentious Pa state senate race

Gateway High School in Monroeville evacuated after bomb threat — A bomb threat is prompting the evacuation of Gateway High School on Thursday afternoon. "Another bomb threat was discovered and students and staff are being relocated to Moss Side Middle School. Students will be transported home via buses," according to a note posted on the school's website.
Oct 30, 2014

Pls RT for parents: Gateway HS students being evacuated to Moss Side Middle after bomb threat

Oct 30, 2014

BREAKING!!! Gateway High School is being evacuated due to a bomb threat

Pens Dethrone Kings — Pittsburgh went 2 for 6 with the man advantage, including two first-period goals that put the Kings on their heels.

FBI most-wanted suspect Eric Frein in custody — After nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday. "I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time.

5 football players from California University of Pennsylvania charged in 'violent incident' — Five members of the football team at California University of Pennsylvania were arrested early Thursday morning, the school said. A statement released by Cal appears below. Refresh this page soon for updates. --------------------------------------------------- Today, five members of the California University of Pennsylvania football team were arrested and charged in connection with a violent incident that occurred early this morning in California Borough.

The world is running out of plasma TVs — And then there were none. The last company to make plasma TV screens for U.S. consumers said this week that it would stop production of plasma sets in November. The widely expected announcement by LG has put the final nail in plasma TV's coffin.

'Skin-and-bones' dog found in garbage can in New Stanton — An emaciated dog that's being described as "skin and bones" was found inside a garbage can Thursday morning in New Stanton. The dog, a female German shepherd mix, was found by a trash collector outside a home on Yellow Pine Lane, said Jan Dillon, an agent with the Humane Society of Westmoreland County.

Pittsburgh's Winter Weather Forecast — A luxury log cabin in the mountains of Wyoming has become the subject of a federal probe after it was revealed Vice President Joe Biden and other top officials had stayed there while not on official business. The Park Service told CNN on Wednesday it ...

Route 51 West Carson Street Closure Friday Night in Pittsburgh — PennDOT District 11 is announcing West Carson Street (Route 51) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will close to traffic Friday night, Oct. 31 through Saturday afternoon, Nov. 1, weather permitting. West Carson Street will close to traffic between Stanhope Street and Corliss Street to allow Duquesne Light crews to conduct electrical circuit testing.

Westmoreland Coroner auctions off guns used in suicides, accidental shootings — Gun collectors or those fascinated with morbidity can own a piece of Westmoreland County evidence. The Coroner's Office is holding an auction Nov. 8 in which 97 guns will be auctioned. Several out-of-service county vehicles will be auctioned as well. Coroner Ken Bacha said state law allows coroner's staff to remove personal effects from decedent's bodies.
Oct 29, 2014

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