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  • Pittsburgh Steelers sign QB Tajh Boyd - Behind the Steel Curtain

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    6 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    Greenville NewsPittsburgh Steelers sign QB Tajh BoydBehind the Steel CurtainThe Pittsburgh Steelers have signed competition for Landry Jones for the backup QB role behind Ben Roethlisberger. That competition is coming in the form of former Clemson University QB Tajh Boyd, who was signed Friday to the team's offseason roster.Boyd signs with Pittsburgh SteelersGreenville NewsPittsburgh Steelers sign QB Tajh Boyd to 1-year contractDaily PressSteelers sign former star Clemson quarterback BoydPittsburgh Post-GazetteWIS -TigerNetall 42 news articles »
  • Pennsylvania beer distributors could soon sell 12-packs

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    6 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    Bound for decades by rules requiring malt beverages to be sold mainly by the case or keg, Pennsylvania beer distributors could soon be able to sell 12-packs. As soon as today, according to multiple sources, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is expected to issue an advisory decision that would, in effect, allow distributors to sell cases of beer that contain a minimum of 128 ounces.
  • Suspects sought in biker brawl outside bar caught on video (GRAPHIC)

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    6 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    FREE APPS | NOW | FACEBOOK | TWITTER Stories of the day... Burger King franchisee wins award, gives employees $120K in cash COASTER CAM: World's tallest and fastest giga coaster Would you eat the 1,100-calorie Churro Dog? Court: Man burned by fajitas while praying can't sue eatery PHOTOS: Pittsburgh Pirates host New York Yankees in Bradenton More popular and trending stories! BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Beaver Falls police are asking for the public’s asking in identifying the members of two motorcycle clubs caught on video attacking one another.  Police said surveillance video shows an…
  • Valparaiso Forward Alec Peters Shines In Regular Season Finale

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    6 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    By Andrew Kahn Alec Peters is not just a scorer. The 6’9” forward proved that in the first half of Valparaiso’s regular season finale against Cleveland State, passing out of double teams and attempting just two shots. But Peters is Valpo’s leading scorer and an All-Horizon League player. With Valpo leading by four with 1:13 left in the game and 19 seconds on the shot clock, he found himself open in the corner. He could have milked more clock. Instead, he let it fly as a defender rushed towards him: swish, plus a foul. Peters converted the four-point play to secure the…
  • Phipps to Host Glasshouse Happy Hours for Young Professionals

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    Andy Quayle
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:47 am
    Pittsburgh, Pa.—On April 9, from 6 – 8 p.m., Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP), will host Glasshouse Happy Hours, a 21 + event for young professionals, featuring specialty drinks, inspired bites and dynamic special guests. This event is the second of three socials held throughout the year, each with a different theme and local libations. The second edition of Glasshouse Happy Hours will showcase the Pittsburgh-sourced spirits of Wigle Whiskey, whose staff will be mixing up delicious drinks just for attendees. A…
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  • Pittsburgh Steelers sign QB Tajh Boyd - Behind the Steel Curtain

    6 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    Greenville NewsPittsburgh Steelers sign QB Tajh BoydBehind the Steel CurtainThe Pittsburgh Steelers have signed competition for Landry Jones for the backup QB role behind Ben Roethlisberger. That competition is coming in the form of former Clemson University QB Tajh Boyd, who was signed Friday to the team's offseason roster.Boyd signs with Pittsburgh SteelersGreenville NewsPittsburgh Steelers sign QB Tajh Boyd to 1-year contractDaily PressSteelers sign former star Clemson quarterback BoydPittsburgh Post-GazetteWIS -TigerNetall 42 news articles »
  • Mother, Baby Found Dead In Millvale Apartment - CBS Local

    6 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    CBS LocalMother, Baby Found Dead In Millvale ApartmentCBS LocalMILLVALE (KDKA/AP) – Police are investigating after a mother and baby were found dead in their apartment Friday morning. According to officials at the scene, the 22-year-old mother and 10-month-old boy were found by a family member this morning.Mother, young child found dead in MillvalePittsburgh Post-GazetteCops: Baby apparently starves after mom's suspected overdoseNew Jersey Heraldall 130 news articles »
  • Fourteen more indicted in Los Angeles-to-Pittsburgh drug ring - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    6 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    Pittsburgh Post-GazetteFourteen more indicted in Los Angeles-to-Pittsburgh drug ringPittsburgh Post-GazetteFederal authorities began hauling 14 suspects into federal court Thursday following a second round of indictments connected to an October case in which 40 people were charged in a Los Angeles-to-Pittsburgh cocaine, crack and heroin ring. U.S. Attorney ...14 More Indicted In Nationwide Drug RingCBS Local14 more arrested in connection with drug trafficking ringTribune-Reviewall 8 news articles »
  • Several-vehicle crash snarls traffic on Pittsburgh's eastbound I-376 - WPXI Pittsburgh

    6 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    Several-vehicle crash snarls traffic on Pittsburgh's eastbound I-376WPXI PittsburghPITTSBURGH -- All outbound Parkway East lanes near Forbes Avenue were blocked for more than an hour Friday morning as crews worked to investigate and clear a several-vehicle accident. TRAFFIC ALERT: Serious Multi-Vehicle Accident Outbound ...
  • Some Pitt classes canceled due to power outage - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    6 Mar 2015 | 6:08 am
    CBS LocalSome Pitt classes canceled due to power outagePittsburgh Post-GazetteSeven buildings on the University of Pittsburgh campus are without power this morning, forcing the cancellation of classes for many students, according to Pitt spokesman John Fedele. The buildings include Clapp Hall, Langley Hall, Crawford Hall, Alumni Water Main Break Knocks Out Power To Several Pitt BuildingsCBS LocalPower outage cancels some Pitt classes FridayPittsburgh Business Times (blog)University of Pittsburgh cancels some classes after water main break leads to The Republicall 13 news articles »
 
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  • Pennsylvania beer distributors could soon sell 12-packs

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    Bound for decades by rules requiring malt beverages to be sold mainly by the case or keg, Pennsylvania beer distributors could soon be able to sell 12-packs. As soon as today, according to multiple sources, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is expected to issue an advisory decision that would, in effect, allow distributors to sell cases of beer that contain a minimum of 128 ounces.
  • Grandmother Charged After Toddler Is Found Wandering In Bloomfield

    6 Mar 2015 | 12:43 am
    TV Welcome to KDKA-TV on CBSPittsburgh.com! KDKA-TV is joining forces with the most trusted local CBS RADIO stations in Pittsburgh to give you the best Pittsburgh has to offer. KDKA-TV is part of CBS Television Stations, [...] NewsRadio 1020 KDKA Welcome to NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA on CBSPittsburgh.com! We appreciate your interest in the world's first commercial radio station! Join us on-air or online for Pittsburgh's up-to-the-minute news talk, weather and traffic reports.
  • Bad roads lead to slow commute

    5 Mar 2015 | 8:39 pm
    AND APPARENTLY THE DRIVERS YOU SPOKE TO, PAUL, NOT TOO HAPPY WITH THE ROAD CREWS? WENDY, A LOT OF ANGER OUT THERE. I HAVE TO TELL YOU, DO NOT BE ALARMED BY THIS EMPTY SALT SILO BEHIND ME.
  • Pittsburgh resident making impact in Israel

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Bill Strickland has made a tremendous impact in Pittsburgh and now he's expanding his influence around the world to help create peace. THE PITTSBURGH MAN THAT MADE A TREMENDOUS CHANGE IN THE CITY.
  • Flooding Closes Roads In Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland Co.

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    PITTSBURGH - The latest round of snow and precipitation has caused traffic issues across the Pittsburgh region, and now PennDOT says several roads in multiple counties have been shut down. PennDOT says to avoid driving through standing water.
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  • Suspects sought in biker brawl outside bar caught on video (GRAPHIC)

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    FREE APPS | NOW | FACEBOOK | TWITTER Stories of the day... Burger King franchisee wins award, gives employees $120K in cash COASTER CAM: World's tallest and fastest giga coaster Would you eat the 1,100-calorie Churro Dog? Court: Man burned by fajitas while praying can't sue eatery PHOTOS: Pittsburgh Pirates host New York Yankees in Bradenton More popular and trending stories! BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Beaver Falls police are asking for the public’s asking in identifying the members of two motorcycle clubs caught on video attacking one another.  Police said surveillance video shows an…
  • Cold slowing efforts to restore water service in Baldwin

    6 Mar 2015 | 1:47 pm
    FREE APPS | NOW | FACEBOOK | TWITTER Stories of the day... Burger King franchisee wins award, gives employees $120K in cash COASTER CAM: World's tallest and fastest giga coaster Would you eat the 1,100-calorie Churro Dog? Court: Man burned by fajitas while praying can't sue eatery PHOTOS: Pittsburgh Pirates host New York Yankees in Bradenton More popular and trending stories! BALDWIN, Pa. -- Dozens of residents in Baldwin are dealing with little to no running water in their homes after a water main began leaking on Wednesday. Pennsylvania American Water crews were back at the scene on Burgess…
  • Man charged with providing guns to teen girls for use on social media

    6 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    FREE APPS | NOW | FACEBOOK | TWITTER Stories of the day... Burger King franchisee wins award, gives employees $120K in cash COASTER CAM: World's tallest and fastest giga coaster Would you eat the 1,100-calorie Churro Dog? Court: Man burned by fajitas while praying can't sue eatery PHOTOS: Pittsburgh Pirates host New York Yankees in Bradenton More popular and trending stories! A man arrested last week in connection with a Murrysville convenience store robbery is facing additional charges, accused of providing guns to minors. Police said Raymond Montesa gave the handguns to two teenage girls so…
  • Man, woman found dead at Harrison Twp. apartment

    6 Mar 2015 | 12:50 pm
    FREE APPS | NOW | FACEBOOK | TWITTER Stories of the day... Burger King franchisee wins award, gives employees $120K in cash COASTER CAM: World's tallest and fastest giga coaster Would you eat the 1,100-calorie Churro Dog? Court: Man burned by fajitas while praying can't sue eatery PHOTOS: Pittsburgh Pirates host New York Yankees in Bradenton More popular and trending stories! Police are investigating after two people were found dead inside a Harrison Township apartment Friday. The bodies of a man and a woman were found at the Kuntz Street apartment late Friday afternoon. Michael Nicolozza…
  • GEICO has unique take on YouTube ads

    6 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    YouTube ads can be annoying at times. But the insurance company GEICO has come up with a way to keep you glued to the screen for the whole ad and not just click to skip it after the mandatory five seconds.  >> Read more trending stories     After three seconds, the video freezes as the voice over artist speaks directly to the viewer telling him or her that you can't skip the ad, it's already over. Then you're glued to the screen to see what happens. Take a look for yourself.  There are more spots than just the family (or dog) enjoying dinner. Here's a second…
 
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  • Valparaiso Forward Alec Peters Shines In Regular Season Finale

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    6 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    By Andrew Kahn Alec Peters is not just a scorer. The 6’9” forward proved that in the first half of Valparaiso’s regular season finale against Cleveland State, passing out of double teams and attempting just two shots. But Peters is Valpo’s leading scorer and an All-Horizon League player. With Valpo leading by four with 1:13 left in the game and 19 seconds on the shot clock, he found himself open in the corner. He could have milked more clock. Instead, he let it fly as a defender rushed towards him: swish, plus a foul. Peters converted the four-point play to secure the…
  • Monday on the Fan

    Jeff Oravitz
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Fan Morning Show at Spring Training, Pirates vs. Minnesota- 1p. Follow @937thefan on Twitter for updates.
  • 52-Year-Old Charged With Giving Teen Girls Guns To Pose With On Facebook

    sarbear1987
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    GREENSBURG (KDKA) – A Westmoreland County man charged with robbing a convenience store with a teen girl is now also accused of giving other teens girls guns to pose with on Facebook and taking one to get a tattoo. Raymond Montesa was already in jail for an alleged robbery at a Murrysville CoGo’s. These latest charges deal with him allegedly giving teenage girls guns to pose with. It was Feb. 23 when Murrysville Police say a suspect came into the Mellon Road CoGo’s and robbed the store of roughly $400 and lottery tickets. A few days later, 52-year-old Raymond Montesa and 19-year-old…
  • Water Main Break Leaves Residents Without Water In Baldwin, Brentwood

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    6 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    BRENTWOOD (KDKA) – Crews were working on a large water main break in Baldwin. The main started leaking Wednesday on Baldwin Street. Around 100 people have been with little or no water since then in both Baldwin and Brentwood. Water tankers have been set up on Deervue Drive and Churchwood Avenue for those affected. According to Pennsylvania American Water, the old pipes, coupled with the cold temperature, is making it difficult to make repairs. There is no timetable yet for when service will be restored. Stay with KDKA for more information. Join The Conversation On The KDKA Facebook Page…
  • Pre Game Playlist: Paul Rabil- Pro-Lacrosse Star By Day, DJ By Night

    cbskapost
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    If one looked at professional lacrosse player Paul Rabil, one of the last things that might come to mind would be that he is a part-time disc jockey. It’s true. In fact, Rabil spent a whole year trying to master his new hobby. “Probably about 5-6 years ago, I was at a few shows and I started paying attention to DJs and I was kind of like, ‘Hey, that’s something I could do for fun.’” While Rabil enjoys mixing music for fun, he added he doesn’t extend his passion for it beyond that. “In no means do I consider myself a professional DJ, but I have…
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  • Phipps to Host Glasshouse Happy Hours for Young Professionals

    Andy Quayle
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:47 am
    Pittsburgh, Pa.—On April 9, from 6 – 8 p.m., Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP), will host Glasshouse Happy Hours, a 21 + event for young professionals, featuring specialty drinks, inspired bites and dynamic special guests. This event is the second of three socials held throughout the year, each with a different theme and local libations. The second edition of Glasshouse Happy Hours will showcase the Pittsburgh-sourced spirits of Wigle Whiskey, whose staff will be mixing up delicious drinks just for attendees. A…
  • Phipps Spring Flower Show Showers Bring a Bounty of Flowers

    Andy Quayle
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Pittsburgh, Pa. — This year Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is taking the old adage “April showers bring May flowers” to new heights as the theme of Spring Flower Show 2015. After another cold Pittsburgh winter, the exhibit, opening on March 14, will, in fact, be the perfect reward for the senses as it celebrates rain and its important role in the natural world with a bevy of bright blooms. Chosen to complement the theme, the show designs were created to delight and enchant with an abundance of color, scents, sights and sounds that provides a total sensory experience.
  • Hands On: UltraLight Lightload Towels (plus video) #LightLoad

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    2 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    UltraLight Towels’ Light Load Towels packs are great little compacted towels that go everywhere you do and come in sizes just smaller than a bandanna up to a full-sized beach towel. The Light Load Towels were definitely something up my alley – anyone who knows me knows I have a signature look: always a bandanna on my head and a backpack on my back. Plainly put, I get into a lot of adventures and a lot of messes. I’ve carried a small towel in my stuff previously but ditched the idea when it took up too much room in my bag and often my bandanna doubles as a towel. How annoying…
  • The facts about Revenge Porn

    Andy Quayle
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
  • Wireless Technology Helps Visually-Impaired

    Ben Oaks
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Wireless Technology Helps Visually-Impaired VelaSense by Visus, a Verizon Innovation Program Partner, offers accessibility solution with potential to change lives By Adria Tomaszewski on February 26, 2015   The blind and visually impaired often have to rely on others for help with basic life tasks such as matching clothing, distinguishing bills or reading a menu at a restaurant. There’s some technology that can help, but it often involves purchasing expensive devices or carrying around specific equipment for each purpose.   That’s all about to change. After several years of…
 
 
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  • Top 5: Largest Pittsburgh region career schools

    Ethan Lott
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The Pittsburgh Business Times ranked the largest Pittsburgh-region career schools in the March 6, 2015, Weekly Edition. They are ranked by enrollment: 1. Pittsburgh Technical Institute, 1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, 1,925 students 2. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, 1,165 students 3. PMCentersUSA & ConsultUSA, 634 Alpha Dr., RIDC Park, Pittsburgh, 791 students 4. Kaplan Career Institute-ICM Campus, 10 Wood St., Pittsburgh, 500 students 5. Rosedale Technical…
  • Is PNC poised to restore its dividend to 66 cents?

    Patty Tascarella
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. will soon be rewarding shareholders with higher payout, financial professionals say. The Federal Reserve is scheduled to release results of the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review on Wednesday, which determines whether the nation's 31 largest bank holding companies can raise their dividends. This is the second part of the so-called stress test in which regulators gauge whether the financial institutions have enough capital to weather a sustained and severe…
  • Pittsburgh startup thinks outside the box with new 3-D printing system

    Justine Coyne
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:14 am
    As far as consumer desktop 3-D printing systems go, Pittsburgh startup BoXZY is aiming to be an overachiever. In addition to 3-D printing, the system also functions as a CNC milling and laser cutting robot. "We refer to it as a desktop manufacturing space," said Joel Johnson, who co-created the system with his brother Justin. The aim is to democratize and production quality and to make affordable commercial results for consumers, Joel Johnson said. While the system is user friendly, it's capabilities…
  • Exclusive: Oxford Development Co. launching energy business

    Tim Schooley
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    Oxford Development Co. is taking an established in-house service and turning into a new company. It's an energy company called Oxford Energy, LLC, said Shawn Fox, the vice president of business development for Oxford. "For us, it's another platform in our vertical, in terms of having a complete service offering for real estate," said Fox. "We like to say we're a full-service real estate firm. Energy is such a big part of managing buildings." Oxford Energy will include a whole platform of services…
  • Wolf presses for 'huge game changer' in shift away from Medicaid nursing home care

    Kris B. Mamula
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    Gov. Tom Wolf is pushing for an unprecedented shift in where Pennsylvania's elderly poor can receive long-term care, pressing ahead with initiatives that favor home and community-based services over admission to a nursing home. Home and community-based services cost less than half as much as skilled care, so the change is expected to dent the $27.6 billion the state spends annually for Medicaid, the health insurance program for lower-income people. More important, Wolf's initiative will make it…
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  • Wouldst sir or madam desire some lower-level Pens/Flyers tickets?

    Virginia
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    We are buzzing along here quite nicely, raising funds for Make Room for Kids so that we can give some much-needed gaming to sick children in the dialysis, infusion, and cancer units at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, as well as to update the gaming we’ve already provided for a bunch of other units at the hospital. As I write this, we’re only $1,250 from the halfway mark. As I promised you, MORE GIVEAWAYS … Let’s recap what we already have to give away to celebrate this phase of Make Room For Kids! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DONATE TO WIN. Anyone who donates via the…
  • UPPITY. HEARTLESS. WENCH.

    Virginia
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Well, it’s a good day when it starts out with me being called awesome names like UPPITY HEARTLESS WENCH, which I believe is Shakespeare, no? Forsooth. Yeah, I pissed off a bunch of people again. This time because I wrote a slightly humorous piece in support of the Mt. Lebanon deer cull plan because I don’t see what’s so awful about trying to control the population of deer and offering the meat up to the food banks. I mean, these protestors DO know where their steaks come from, right? And their chicken? I mean, IT’S GOT THE WORD CHICKEN RIGHT IN IT. It’s an…
  • Make Room for Kids 2015 and a HOME OPENER GIVEAWAY

    Virginia
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:42 am
    A doctor utters the word dialysis to an adult, and the trepidation sets in. Hours upon hours sitting in a chair getting treatment for a life-threatening illness. Four hours or more at a time. Up to three days a week. Oh, you have a life you need to live? That’s too bad. This is your new life for a while. Say the word dialysis to a child, and they don’t know. At first. But soon, they’ll know, just like cancer kids learn to say the name of their 24-letter cancer type. Sit still in this chair for HOURS ON END. With a NEEDLE IN YOUR BODY. Want to see what it’s like? I…
  • Could you be mine?

    Virginia
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:28 am
    So my mother says to me she says, “You better write something on your blog soon or your readers are going to forget you exist.” And I says to her I says, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and gosh darn it, I DO EXIST!” Part of being this person called “PittGirl” is getting invited to stuff. Lots of stuff. Fun stuff. Boring stuff. Fancy stuff. Casual stuff. Shows, talks, press conferences. Part of being an introvert is saying no, graciously and kindly, to most of the stuff I get invited to. I’m just not good at people. I’m good at…
  • How Pittsburgh Owned 2014

    Virginia
    24 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    So you says to your friend the other day, you says, “That bitch never writes anymore.” Oh, I write. I promise you. Every day I write. Like I says to my husband the other day, I says, “If I didn’t write, I’d shrivel up and die.” I just haven’t had time to write much HERE. In this space. But such is the evolution of my life as a writer, mother, wife, restaurant owner, forty-year-old. I’ve written so much. I compiled my Burghy gift guide and forgot to share it here. I LITERALLY ACTUALLY FACTUALLY HISTORICALLY solved the mystery of why we buy milk,…
 
 
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  • Pitt’s screening falls short, auditor says

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Flaws in screening employees who work with children have been found at another higher education institution in Pennsylvania — this time the University of Pittsburgh — and a state official said Thursday it should serve as a wake-up call.
  • Pitt women run into worst nightmare

    5 Mar 2015 | 3:22 pm
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Pitt made a fast and surprising exit from the ACC women’s basketball tournament Thursday, losing, 51-45, against Virginia Tech on a night when little went right for the Panthers.
  • Pitt has poor defense to blame for sour season

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Pitt’s Jamie Dixon is regarded as one of the best defensive coaches in the country, and by extension, the Panthers have been one of the toughest teams to score on each year.
  • Pitt falls to Miami, 67-63, on senior night

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:15 pm
    When Wake Forest beat Pitt Sunday, that was the punch that made Pitt’s NCAA tournament chances wobbly but Wednesday night the Miami Hurricanes delivered a knockout blow to the Panthers’ hopes.
  • Pitt enters ACC tournament with more to prove

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Pitt coach Suzie McConnell-Serio knows there are are no guarantees on Selection Monday for the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.
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  • New Texas manager Banister has #NeverEverQuit approach (The Associated Press)

    6 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Jeff Banister has never quit. The 51-year-old former catcher, who got a hit in his only major league at-bat, is now a first-time, big-league manager with the Texas Rangers, a team that certainly believes his approach to baseball - and life. ''It's genuine,'' Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. He lives his life that way, and I think he expects the team's going to play with that same spirit.'' With Banister's blessing, the Rangers embraced their new manager's mantra in some of their offseason marketing after he was hired last October.
  • Rogers strong in Yankees' 2-1 win against Pirates (The Associated Press)

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Esmil Rogers, trying to cement a spot on the New York Yankees' pitching staff, tossed two scoreless innings Thursday in a 2-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Rogers gave up just a double by Korean rookie Jung Ho Kang and also struck out one. Tyler Austin put the Yankees ahead with a towering solo home run in the eighth inning. Left-hander Francisco Liriano and right-hander Charlie Morton each tossed two scoreless innings for the Pirates.
  • Pillar's RBI double leads Blue Jays past Pirates 4-1 (The Associated Press)

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Marcus Stroman looked sharp in his first spring training outing and Kevin Pillar hit an RBI double Wednesday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1. I was pretty pleased with it.'' Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole allowed a run on one hit in two innings. Vance Worley, who is vying for the No. 5 spot in the Pirates' rotation, gave up two runs over two innings. Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison left the game in the first inning due to left ankle discomfort.
  • Joel Hanrahan needs Tommy John surgery again, so Tigers release him (Big League Stew)

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
  • Five plays you need to see from the first day of spring training games (Big League Stew)

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Actual baseball is back, with major-league teams playing against major-league teams. Tuesday was the first day of games in the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues, and while the outcomes ultimately mean very little, it's still nice to see the homers and great defensive plays again. So come with us, fair reader, as we show you the five plays you need to see from the first day of spring training games. 1. YOENIS CESPEDES GOES GRAND SALAMI New Detroit Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes showed that swing that's won the last two Home Run Derbys, connecting for a grand slam in the Tigers' 15-2 win over…
 
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  • Yes, Let's Follow The (Science Denier) Money

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:38 am
    This past Sunday, the editorial board of the Tribune-Review published this:Writing in National Review Online, Henry Payne reminds that “the overwhelming majority of climate research funding comes from the federal government and left-wing foundations.” And, he adds, that money goes “only toward research that advances the warming regulatory agenda.” So much for fair and balanced scientific inquiry. [Bolding in original.]This is the paragraph from the Henry Payne piece at the National Review that the braintrust quotes:In truth, the overwhelming majority of climate-research funding comes…
  • There's More To The Wage Gap

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
    I saw this at the P-G this morning:Patricia Arquette’s Academy Award acceptance speech last Sunday, calling for ecological sanitation in the third world and equal pay for women, came off sounding a bit like a woman who has a few too many bumper stickers on her Prius. But her closing comments on pay inequality achieved her apparent goal of starting a conversation — setting off criticism from commentators on the the right who said equal pay for equal work has been the law since 1963 and from those on the left who said equal pay is mainly an issue for wealthy white women.There's another…
  • You Can Believe The Science Or You Can Believe The Senator With The Snowball

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    This happened on February 26 on the floor of the United States Senate.  The speaker is Senator James Inhofe (R-OK):He's looking to disprove global warming by saying it's very cold outside in Washington DC.Meanwhile in Anchorage Alaska, Monday saw record high temperatures (the average temp for that day is 30 °F and on Monday it was 43 °F.Does this mean that global warming is occurring in Sarah Palin's abandoned state but not in our nation's capitol? Luckily, another Senator produced some actual facts:(Crooks and Liars has the transcript)In his statement, Senator Whitehouse lists a…
  • The Party of Stupid, Revisited

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    A few years ago Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal told the RNC at their winter meeting that the GOP:Must stop being the stupid party.Must stop insulting the intelligence of voters. And yet, it doesn't seem that the GOP took his advice.  According to this nationwide survey of Republicans by Public Policy Polling:66% said they did not believe in global warming49% said they did not believe in evolution57% supported establishing Christianity as the national religionThe last one is surprising given the Constitution Fetishism of the GOP.  Take a look at this from the party's platform of…
  • RIP Mayor Marty B. O'Malley, Warrior for Social Justice and Peace

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:09 am
    Photo from 2010 "No Bailouts for BP" rallyChances are, if you ever attended a peace rally in Pittsburgh protesting the war in Iraq, you met Marty O'Malley as he participated in over 100 of them. But, you also could have met him at a protest against BP's oil spill, or at a rally for single payer health insurance, or at a protest against the billionaire bailout, or, well you get the idea. Marty was a true warrior for social justice and peace and he was hard to miss with his ubiquitous "Vietnam Veteran" cap and political/issue buttons.Marty knew about war. He voluntarily served in Vietnam from…
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  • Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (To Jimmy Dean)

    burghbaby
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    Sometimes I don’t give the Big Kid enough credit. Her unwavering independence and willingness to tackle mornings without any help whatsoever is nothing short of a dream come true. While I’m running at full speed to take a shower, feed the baby, comb my hair, make sure lunches are packed, find clothes that don’t look like they’ve been in a pile in the corner for a week, clean up the cat puke in the hallway, and the zillion other things I have to do before I can leave for work each morning, Alexis just does her thing. She sets her alarm and wakes up on time every day.
  • The Real Power of the Internet

    burghbaby
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    I have a way of managing to time things SO BADLY, so of course I was standing in a group of people talking about how fantastic social media is less than two hours before The Dress became the thing everyone was talking about. "Twitter can do anything!" I believe I said. I also made mention of how powerful blogs can be and even threw in a kind word about Facebook. And then The Dress ruined all of my delusions. So. Sometimes I just need to take back what I said. Other times I need to prove my point. Let's see which one we can do here... There are two fantastically magical social media things…
  • Screw the Impossibilities

    burghbaby
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:55 pm
    They say lightning can't strike the same place twice, but I'm here to tell you that's not true. Lightning strike Number Two is snoring softly across the room right now. The first time lightning struck, it was luck. The second time, it was luckier because that time we knew. We knew that we were being gifted with something that was just this side of impossible. When luckier happens, a lot changes. All those years of fighting impossibilities is supposed to dissipate and you're supposed to just be grateful. And I am. But, the impossibilities found their way into my soul. They aren't leaving. So,…
  • 9 Months

    burghbaby
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Mila turned the page on 9 months this weekend, which left me thinking about what I could write here about this stage in her awesomeness. In the time I spent thinking and trying to define who she is right now, she ripped Alexis' knitting project off of the needles, stuck her hand in my oatmeal, and figured out how to turn off the cable box. So. That's who she is right now. She is that baby who has an entire world to explore. She has furniture to climb. She has fires to start. And she has chairs to eat. In other words, right now Mila is that baby who should wear a "Supervision Required" t-shirt…
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

    burghbaby
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:43 pm
    I don't pretend that the things that go on in my head make any sense, which is why I can admit that I had a whole argument with myself today. "Make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, self." "No, make cheesecake, self." "Cookies." "Cheesecake." "COOKIES." "CHEESCAKE." The argument went on and on and only ended because it occurred to me that I could make both. I spent another five minutes or so arguing with myself about how exactly to go about making both when I decided to see if Google had any ideas. Of course it did. In fact, it had a GREAT idea. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie…
 
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  • Battling Bucs : ATP Near and Far: Starting Pitchers

    battlingbucs
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    ATP Near and Far is a 10 part series dedicated to assembling two teams of All Time Pirates greats based upon their place of birth. The "near" team will consist of players born exclusively in the state of Pennsylvania and the "far" team will consist of players born outside of the 50 US states and the District of Columbia. Each roster will consist of 25 players the particulars of how the rosters will be assembled can be found in the introduction post here All Time Pirates Near and Far: Starting Pitchers Pennsylvania: Recall the criteria to be listed as a starting pitcher is merely starting in…
  • Pens acquire Ben Lovejoy

    Indiana Pittsburgh Fan
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Not sure the details yet.
  • Battling Bucs : ATP Starting 8 By Birth Country

    battlingbucs
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    As you probably know I have been working on assembling two All Time Pirates teams based on place of birth. One of those teams is made up of players born outside the 50 US states and District of Columbia. Recently I just concluded the non-pitchers which for the international team consisted of 130 players. I thought it would be interesting to break that group down a little farther and look at the players on a country by country basis. In all fifteen "countries" are represented in the pool of eligible international players but only four have enough players to put together a starting 8. Below is…
  • Pens aquire Cole for Bortuzzo, draft pick

    Jimmie
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    Penguins trade Robert Bortuzzo, draft pick to Blues for Ian Cole http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/711276 (via http://thesco.re/theScore_app )
  • Battling Bucs : ATP Near and Far: Outfielders

    battlingbucs
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
    ATP Near and Far is a 10 part series dedicated to assembling two teams of All Time Pirates greats based upon their place of birth. The "near" team will consist of players born exclusively in the state of Pennsylvania and the "far" team will consist of players born outside of the 50 US states and the District of Columbia. Each roster will consist of 25 players the particulars of how the rosters will be assembled can be found in the introduction post here All Time Pirates Near and Far: Outfielders International: There are a staggering 50 eligible players for the all international team outfield.
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