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  • Woodland Hills soccer family unites to help former teammate kick cancer

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    17 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Colleen Kennedy, a 2011 graduate of Woodland Hills, was diagnosed with brain and spinal cancer after a headache while on vacation turned out to be a tumor.
  • Allentown man wins 'genius grant' for jazz advances

    Pittsburgh News
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:34 pm
    A 57-year-old Allentown man is being rewarded for his groundbreaking work in the music industry. Steve Coleman -- a jazz composer and saxophonist -- was announced Wednesday as a recipient of a 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant.'
  • Dwight Howard's license suspended briefly after he reportedly ran 10 red lights

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    NBA star Dwight Howard recently had his driver's license suspended after he failed to pay a ticket for running a red light in Orange County, Florida. WFTV in Orlando learned that Howard paid the ticket and fine costs Wednesday afternoon and had his license reinstated.   Video from a red-light camera reportedly shows Howard's car driving through a red light. >> Read more trending stories   Howard, who plays for the Houston Rockets, received a ticket for the offense earlier this year but didn't pay the $285 fine until Wednesday, so his license was suspended.   "He probably…
  • Convicted Sex Offender Wanted In Son’s Abduction

    CBS Pittsburgh
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    PITCAIRN (KDKA)- Allegheny County Police are helping Pitcairn Police to try and track down a convicted sex offender and his 4-year-old son. According to police, 43-year-old Radford Pope took 4-year-old Raymont Pope to the movies on Sept. 10. So far, the child has not been returned to his mother. Radford Pope is a Megan’s Law offender and has a criminal history. Pope is known to have ties to Clairton, Oakmont, East Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg. Additionally, he has out of state ties in California, Georgia, New York and Washington, D.C. Pope is know to drive a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country…
  • Popular on Best Buy : myCharge – Portable Power Bank 6000

    Andy Quayle
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Popular on Best Buy at #8: myCharge – Portable Power Bank 6000 Price: 49.99 SKU: 7931071 September 18, 2014 at 01:26AM via Best Buy http://ift.tt/1oRWbWj
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  • Allentown man wins 'genius grant' for jazz advances

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:34 pm
    A 57-year-old Allentown man is being rewarded for his groundbreaking work in the music industry. Steve Coleman -- a jazz composer and saxophonist -- was announced Wednesday as a recipient of a 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant.'
  • Pittsburgh is (in many ways) the city that Portland wants to become

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    When I headed to Pittsburgh last week to join the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference for my other gig , I was telling people that "the Paris of Appalachia" is the city that my hometown, Toledo, Ohio, wishes it could be. Pittsburgh obviously isn't as bikeable as Portland, though it's coming along.
  • Threats prompt evacuations at Brookline elementary, middle, special schools

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Three Pittsburgh Public Schools that share the same campus in Brookline were evacuated Wednesday morning because a threat was made for the second day in a row. Threats left on the voicemail at Pittsburgh West Liberty K-5 are prompting the evacuation of that school and Pittsburgh South Brook 6-8 and Pittsburgh Pioneer on the Dunster Street campus, spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said.
  • Birmingham Bridge Public Meetings September 17 in Oakland

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    PennDOT District 11, SAI Consulting Engineers and the Joseph B. Fay Company are hosting two public meetings to provide information on the Birmingham Bridge preservation project on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place, 3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
  • Community development corporations give power to the people

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    In Part Two, we answer the question: What can your CDC do for you? With so many CDCs in Pittsburgh, the answer isn't simple, but chances are, your CDC is working behind the scenes on neighborhood issues in ways you may not even be aware of. From bustling neighborhoods like Lawrenceville and Oakland to blighted hilltop communities in desperate need of produce, CDCs serve as advocates to secure the specific resources that make a community thrive.
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  • Dwight Howard's license suspended briefly after he reportedly ran 10 red lights

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:23 am
    NBA star Dwight Howard recently had his driver's license suspended after he failed to pay a ticket for running a red light in Orange County, Florida. WFTV in Orlando learned that Howard paid the ticket and fine costs Wednesday afternoon and had his license reinstated.   Video from a red-light camera reportedly shows Howard's car driving through a red light. >> Read more trending stories   Howard, who plays for the Houston Rockets, received a ticket for the offense earlier this year but didn't pay the $285 fine until Wednesday, so his license was suspended.   "He probably…
  • Arizona Cardinals' Jonathan Dwyer latest In NFL player arrests

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    What could perhaps be called one of the worst couple weeks in the NFL's history continues. Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday over allegations of domestic violence. According to KNXV, the incident took place in July. A 27-year-old woman suffered a fracture, and a shoe was thrown at an 18-month-old child. Both victims left the state after the incident. Police say the woman contacted them last week after Dwyer sent her a photo of a knife and threatened to kill himself if she went to authorities. The arrest is the latest in a run of bad PR for the NFL.
  • Rob Ford receives well wishes after rare cancer diagnosis

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:26 pm
    For the past two years or so, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's critics have made him the butt of countless jokes. His admitted drug and alcohol problems, crass speaking style and several high-profile gaffes have made him the go-to politician for ridicule. (Video via YouTube / deadmau5) But Wednesday's news put a stop to all that. Dr. Zane Cohen announced that Rob Ford will begin chemotherapy this week for liposarcoma — a malignant tumor that is extremely rare. He also said the tumor is about 5 inches by 5 inches in size.  >> Read more trending stories CRYSTAL…
  • Scotland's independence vote: A recap of the big issues

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Will they stay or will they go? Scottish voters head to the polls Thursday to weigh in on a referendum that, if passed, could break up the United Kingdom.  There's been a lot of discussion over the past year on the challenges Scotland will face if it chooses to go it alone. Here's a quick recap of the big issues. For starters, what currency will the new country use? GEORGE OSBOURNE VIA THE TELEGRAPH: "If Scotland walks away from the U.K., it walks away from the U.K. pound." The "Yes" camp says Scotland should be able to keep using the pound like it…
  • Chimp violence study renews debate on why they kill

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Mark Twain couldn't have been further from the truth when he wrote in an essay, "Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War." Scientist and chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall documented that humanity's relatives could commit acts of violence against each other when, back in the '70s, she detailed a conflict between chimpanzee communities in Tanzania. And a new study published online in the journal Nature Wednesday is renewing the debate on why chimpanzees injure, maim and even kill other chimps.  The study examined instances…
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  • Convicted Sex Offender Wanted In Son’s Abduction

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    PITCAIRN (KDKA)- Allegheny County Police are helping Pitcairn Police to try and track down a convicted sex offender and his 4-year-old son. According to police, 43-year-old Radford Pope took 4-year-old Raymont Pope to the movies on Sept. 10. So far, the child has not been returned to his mother. Radford Pope is a Megan’s Law offender and has a criminal history. Pope is known to have ties to Clairton, Oakmont, East Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg. Additionally, he has out of state ties in California, Georgia, New York and Washington, D.C. Pope is know to drive a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country…
  • Former FBI Profiler Describes Ambush Suspect As “Assassin”

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:21 pm
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As the search continues for the man accused of ambushing state troopers last week, killing one and wounding another, many are trying to understand his mindset. Larry Likar, who teaches criminology at La Roche College, describes suspected cop killer Eric Frein as an “assassin.” Likar, a former FBI profiler and expert on terrorism, told KDKA-TV’s Ralph Iannotti, “There is no profile for an assassin type of shooter, and that’s what he is. He’s an assassin-type.” Likar said Frein was lying in wait and decided to ambush the two Pennsylvania state troopers in…
  • 2 Shot In Duquesne

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:46 pm
    DUQUESNE (KDKA) — Police are investigating after two people were shot Wednesday night in Duquesne. According to emergency dispatchers, one of the victims was found in the 1300-block of Kennedy Avenue and the other was found 1000-block of Lincoln Avenue. It all happened around 10:15 p.m. The conditions of the victims are not yet known. Emergency officials say one was shot in the face and the other was wounded in the shoulder. There’s also no word yet on what prompted the shooting. Stay with KDKA for the latest details on this developing story. You May Also Be Interested In These Latest…
  • Pirates Overwhelm Buchholz, Red Sox In 9-1 Win

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot.
  • Long-Awaited Theater About To Open At McCandless Crossing

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:15 pm
    McCANDLESS (KDKA) — The centerpiece of the McCandless Crossing development is about to lift its curtain. Cinemark has pulled out the technological stops on this one. “We’ve got the Barco projectors here, which is the brightest presentation in the industry,” says Bryan Jeffries, the director of marketing for Cinemark. Twelve theatres ranging from 99 seats to 299; that’s 2,085 stadium seats in all. The theatre’s pride and joy is the X-D theatre with its 70-foot screen. “Which is the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling screen,” says Jeffries. “JBI has come in and custom fit…
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  • A.R. Building Co. plans to break ground soon on new Baldwin apartment development

    Tim Schooley
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    A.R. Building Co., one of the region’s largest homegrown apartment developers, is preparing to start construction on a new $14 million multi-family project in Baldwin. Dan Mancosh, president of the Seven Fields-based company, said his company expects to begin laying the foundations soon for a 120-unit project expected to include three four-story buildings of 40 apartments each on a five-acre site near the YMCA on Route 51. “The whole project should be completed in he next 2 years,” said Mancosh,…
  • Capital BlueCross stops paying for surgical procedure

    Kris B. Mamula
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Harrisburg-based Capital BlueCross will no longer pay for gynecologic procedures involving a controversial surgical tool, the company announced. The ban becomes effective Nov. 1 for operations using a device called a power morcellator. The tool is used in minimally invasive procedures to remove the uterus or uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumor in women and the leading reason for the surgical procedure to remove the uterus, called hysterectomy. Power morcellators…
  • Legal costs for August Wilson Center may still make sale a money loser, Dollar Bank says

    Tim Schooley
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    The legal costs of the ongoing dispute over the August Wilson Center for African American Culture are getting high enough that Dollar Bank is beginning to worry the court-approved high bid of $9.5 million may be eclipsed. Dollar Bank filed a procedural motion Tuesday in the Orphans’ Court Division of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas to separate legal issues in an upcoming trial in which the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh seeks to maintain its covenants that restrict the…
  • Franklin a finalist for PA Women Business Plan Competition

    Patty Tascarella
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    A Pittsburgh-area business owner is among the finalists for the Pennsylvania Women’s 2014 Business Plan Competition’s $10,000 cash prize. Esther Franklin, founder and manager of Tri-State Paralegal Service LLC, was chosen by the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. NAWBO chapters statewide and the Pennsylvania Commission for Women announced the finalists Wednesday. They’ll pitch their plans to judges at the Women’s Mentorship Symposium on Sept.…
  • Pitt creates Center for Research on Media

    Kris B. Mamula
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences have launched the Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health to tackle questions across a broad range of disciplines. Dr. Brian Primack, recently appointed assistant vice chancellor for health and society, will direct the new center, which is partly funded by the National Institutes of Health. Center faculty will explore ways to mitigate the negative effects of video games and other issues through collaborations with Pitt’s schools…
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  • RADical Days offers free admission to more than 30 regional assets

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Autumn is looking pretty rad thanks to the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD) and its annual RADical Days starting this month on Sept. 24 and running through Nov. 9.    
  • Pens' payment promises bright future for Hill District

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mayor Bill Peduto announced agreements among the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Hill District community and local government to transform the entire neighborhood and provide tens of millions in financing for community improvements, jobs and housing.
  • Tossing 75,000 water balloons for Team Tassy

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    More than 100 volunteers filled 75,000 water balloons for Pittsburgh's Third Annual Great American Water Balloon Fight. The battle benefited Team Tassy, which works to end global poverty. Last year, more than $25,000 was raised to benefit Team Tassy, an organization founded by Rosenberger, a Pittsburgh resident. Team Tassy got it start after Rosenberger traveled to Haiti after a 2010 earthquake and befriended Haitian, Tassy Fils-aime. Rosenberger started a fundraising effort for his new friend and raised $100,000 to help pay for surgery to remove a tumor from Tassy’s face. The tumor…
  • Community development corporations give power to the people (part 2 of 2)

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    From thriving communities like Oakland and Lawrenceville to hilltop communities seeking to fulfill basic needs, CDCs address their neighborhoods' individual concerns.
  • Can small ideas add up to big change for cities? 13 projects that prove they can (VIDEO)

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Urban revitalization is not built on stadiums and skyscrapers alone. Vibrant cities begin with passionate people working on the ground, doing the creative heavy lifting to make their communities better. Leading up to Urban Innovation Exchange Sept. 24-26 in Detroit, we take a look at 13 small projects with big potential.
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    That's Church

  • In which I say “bullshit” a lot, quit the NFL, unfollow the Steelers, and piss off all of Pens Twitter.

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    You know, you turn 40 and you just do not have time for anyone’s bullshit anymore. Life is flying past and you realize yours is halfway over and the second you see bullshit? KABLOOEY. You throat-punch it. Destroy it. Tell it that its mother is so stupid she went to the beach to surf the internet (stolen joke, FYI.) You start to understand why the elderly will say anything they damn well please. They are nearing death and they do not have time for your bullshit. I mean, in my 30s I was already pretty good at calling out people’s bullshit, I think you’d agree, Luke Ravenstahl.

    8 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    This is me calling out my lifetime bank, PNC Bank, for a shady fee practice because I want you to know so you can be careful to not get hit with ridiculous charges like I was. I needed to provide to a mortgage broker  a breakdown of some recent deposit tickets to my account. So I entered PNC Bank’s online system. I clicked on the deposit ticket link for each deposit I needed to show the checks from.   It displayed for me a picture of my deposit ticket. Here’s a snippet:   But I needed to show what those checks were, so I clicked “View Details.” This came up.
  • It was MY day, bitches.

    4 Jun 2014 | 8:05 am
    I probably shouldn’t write this post, but I honestly don’t give a shit. And that’s a weird way to start a post about my 40th birthday, but seriously, I in no way want to seem as if I am bragging (My sisters will testify that I HATE doing anything that even resembles bragging. They even have a recent example to prove it.), but I have shared almost a decade of my Pittsburgh journey with you guys, and I don’t want to withhold from you this latest, interesting leg of the trip. So suck it up and read this and feel free to comment about how I’m bragging and a bitch and…
  • Alcohol in grocery stores will KILL. YOUR. CHILDREN.

    23 May 2014 | 6:16 am
    Does the anti-liquor privatization lobby make you want to punch faces like it makes me want to punch faces? Then you’re in for a real treat because have you seen this commercial? Click here to view the embedded video. Head over here to see me destroy the “lying with statistics” that this commercial brazenly commits. Snippet: “So . . . *attempt at a confused look* . . .  politicians want booze sold in stores where kids and teens go . . .?” Wait. Wait just a minute. Are we supposed to leave our kids and teens in our cars when we go into the state liquor stores?! Crap.
  • Sally Wiggin and the Pigeons

    14 May 2014 | 6:17 am
    I’m sad about the Pens loss. So sad, in fact, that I ate for two straight hours after the final second ticked off the game clock. Half a jar of cookie butter. Cheese and crackers and processed meat slices. And then I eyed the cereal boxes. It wasn’t pretty. I woke up with a weird marriage of Cocoa Krispies and cracker dust in my hair. YOLO. So I’m going to ignore the loss and Bylsma’s likely departure (sob) and instead talk about pigeons. EFFING PIGEONS. MOTHERBLEEPING JERKASSWAD PIGEONS. First, yesterday late morning in Market Square, it was a beautiful steamy sunny…
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    iJustine / Justine Ezarik

  • The NEW iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    What do you guys think of the new devices? I’m pretty excited!
  • Call of Duty Advanced Warfare XBOX ONE

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    It’s so beautiful! Guess it’s time to sell my old one for this upgrade! It has a 1TB HD up from the 500GB from the day one consoles. Here’s a pre-order link! I’m a bit torn though, because this white Sunset Overdrive one is pretty SICK. It has the 500GB HD still and I’m way more of a Call of Duty fan!
  • iJustine’s 2014 Vidcon Schedule

    26 Jun 2014 | 2:21 am
    Hey guys! I’m so excited to see you all at Vidcon this year – my full known schedule is below.. lots of random things come up and change last minute so be sure to follow me on twitter for all the real time updates! My meetup is Saturday in Hall B starting at 3:00PM – I will have some already autographed things for you guys so we can save time and make sure we get a picture! Last year they were pretty strict and tried to keep the lines moving so I wanted to make sure we all had as much time as possible! THURSDAY 26TH, JUNE 11:00AM Panel:Brands at Vidcon Q&A 3:00PM Panel:…
  • Extreme Offroad ATV in Iceland

    23 Jun 2014 | 9:38 am
    We did some extreme off roading in Iceland and before you ask… no, that was not me and Jenna falling off the ATV!
  • Hot Blue Lagoon Swimming in Iceland!

    23 Jun 2014 | 9:36 am
    Had so much fun in Iceland at visiting the Blue Lagoon! This was such a magical place that I can’t even believe that it exists!
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  • (Super) Moon Over Pittsburgh

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    This impressive picture of the supermoon over PPG place was featured on Time.com last week. The photo was taken by Pittsburgh photographer Dave Dicello, check out some of his other photography at davedicello.com and follow @DaveDiCello on Twitter. Photo Credit: David Dicello http://davedicello.com/ Here is another supermoon photo that he shared on twitter - Just a few more #supermoon over #Pittsburgh shots! This is the first view I captured, with the moon by 1 Oxford Ctr. pic.twitter.com/0mMcWzUyDL — Dave DiCello (@DaveDiCello) September 9, 2014 Read more abotu Dave DiCello and the super…
  • 20 Events You Need to Know About – September 2014

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    So much to do in this town, so little time! Here are 25 events around town.  Some are from our favorite organizations, many are new organizations hosting launch events, volunteer training and business fairs. Boundaries: A collection of photographs that explores what holds us back @ Miss L Photography – Friday, September 12 // 7pm The Pitch (Part of Thrival Festival) @ AlphaLab Gear – Saturday, September 13 // 11am-1pm // @ThrivalFestival @AlphaLabGear Pittsburgh Brown Mamas Makeup N’ Martini Launch Party @ Alloy Studios – Saturday, September 13 // 5-8pm [Congrats…
  • Awesome Pittsburgh to Hold Office Hours on Sunday

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    If you are interested in who in Pittsburgh is helping others to turn ideas into reality then one of the organizations that you need to know about is Awesome Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh needs more people coming up and trying out crazy ideas.  And I love Awesome Pittsburgh and the Awesome Foundation because they help people try out these ideas.  One of the major theories in the world of startups in the idea of Lean Entrepreneurship and MVP (minimum viable product).  How soon can you get your business to market to try the idea and get feedback.  I think that Awesome Pittsburgh grants bring a much…
  • October 16 – Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me Comes to Pittsburgh

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Just a heads up that the NPR show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me will be here in Pittsburgh on Thursday, October 16, 2014.  There are some tickets still available – it looks like the $29 tickets have sold out but there are some $49 tickets in the first and second tier still available. From the WESA website: Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me! features host Peter Sagal, judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis, and a panel of comedians, humorists and journalists. In popular segments such as “Bluff the Listener,” and “Not my job,” celebrity guests and listener-contestants…
  • The Best View of Pittsburgh featured on Steve Case’s RiseoftheRest.com

    3 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    This morning I clicked on the link in a recent tweet from Steve Case… ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Announcing next #RiseOfRest startup tour #Madison #Minneapolis #DesMoines #KansasCity #StLouis http://t.co/cQYdDfzjoS — Steve Case (@SteveCase) August 27, 2014 … and I spotted a familiar site on the Rise of the Rest website. Take a look at the video that is on the front page of RiseoftheRest.com – while everyone talks about the view from Mt. Washington, I never get tired of the view of Pittsburgh as you come through the tunnels. The Rise of the Rest tour, which is organized by AOL…
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  • Pirates use the long ball to thump Red Sox, 9-1

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    By the sixth inning, the reserves began to enter, spelling the starters as if it were a spring-training game. Nine runs through five innings will do that. For the second game in a row, the Pirates drove the ball out of the park, this time beating the Boston Red Sox, 9-1, Wednesday night at PNC Park.
  • Gene Collier: Pirates banging away toward playoff bid

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    To think of themselves as the contemporary purveyors of an offense with historic dimensions, the Pirates were merely waiting on Ike Davis.
  • Pirates bullpen gets some relief

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Recent additions to the Pirates bullpen have strengthened the middle-relief unit and temporarily addressed concerns regarding the pitchers tasked with holding a lead for the back-end men.
  • Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 9.17.14

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    Poll Question: Should the Pirates leave Charlie Morton in the starting rotation the rest of the regular season?Answer #1: Yes, he looks like he's all the way back. (40%) Answer #2: No, Vance Worley has earned that spot. (60%)
  • Former Pirates pitcher Kent Tekulve recovering from heart transplant

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Former Pirates relief pitcher Kent Tekulve, a baseball analyst for Root Sports Pittsburgh since 2008, is recovering from a heart transplant he underwent Sept. 5 at Allegheny General Hospital.
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  • Le'Veon Bell stresses need for balance in Steelers offense

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Le’Veon Bell still believes the Steelers need to establish the ground game. But he also believes they need to pass the ball to be balanced on offense.
  • Ex-Steeler Kemoeatu recovering from kidney transplant

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Former Steelers guard Chris Kemoeatu is recovering from a kidney transplant performed Aug. 27 at the University of Maryland Medical Center, the hospital said today. The living donor was his older brother Ma'ake, a former Baltimore Raven.
  • Compromise leads to new drug policy

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    The NFL wanted more stringent testing for human growth hormone in its drug policy. The players association wanted less stringent penalties for recreational drug use. The two sides agreed on a new policy Wednesday that reflects both positions.
  • Jerry Micco's sports chat transcript: 9.17.14

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    Poll Question: Should the Pirates leave Charlie Morton in the starting rotation the rest of the regular season?Answer #1: Yes, he looks like he's all the way back. (40%) Answer #2: No, Vance Worley has earned that spot. (60%)
  • Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat transcript: 9.17.14

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    Johnny: Hey Gerry, Whats the connection between Arizona and Pittsburgh where they seem to always want our players and coaches?
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  • Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games (Reuters)

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:11 pm
    (Adds late games) Sept 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball Games - - Cardinals 2, Brewers 0 Adam Wainwright scattered seven hits in a complete-game shutout to push the St. Louis Cardinals closer to the National League Central title with a 2-0 blanking of Milwaukee. Wainwright (19-9) walked two and struck out seven in his third shutout and fifth complete game of the season, tying Clayton Kershaw for the major league lead in wins while improving to 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA in September. ...
  • Red Sox-Pirates Preview (The Associated Press)

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Thanks in part to his outstanding work last September, Gerrit Cole became one of the big reasons the Pittsburgh Pirates ended their lengthy playoff drought. As Cole looks to win a season-best third consecutive start, the Pirates will try to move closer to back-to-back playoff berths with a fourth straight victory Thursday night against the visiting Boston Red Sox. Cole (9-5, 3.92 ERA) can do his part by recapturing his form from last September, when he went 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA in five starts to help Pittsburgh reach the postseason for the first time in 21 years.
  • Pirates overwhelm Buchholz, Red Sox in 9-1 win (The Associated Press)

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:25 pm
    There used to be a time - any year really between 1993-2012 - when reaching 81 wins would be cause for celebration for the Pittsburgh Pirates. These days the certainty of a non-losing season is nothing more than a speed bump on Pittsburgh's resilient quest for a playoff berth. Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot. Polanco and Walker hit solo shots off Boston starter Clay Buchholz (8-9) and Davis drilled a three-run blast to center off reliever…
  • Wainwright shutout, 19th win as Cards beat Brewers (The Associated Press)

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Adam Wainwright is rounding back into the shape the St. Louis Cardinals have become accustomed to from their ace. Wainwright posted his 19th win, pitching a shutout Wednesday night as the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to hold their 2 1/2-game edge in the NL Central. ''It was good to be back making pitches when I need to.'' Wainwright (19-9) worked around seven hits and tied for the major league lead in wins and shutouts. Milwaukee dropped 2 1/2 games behind the Pirates for the second NL wild-card spot.
  • Rookie CF Rusney Castillo to debut for Red Sox (The Associated Press)

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Rusney Castillo's long journey to the major leagues is over. The Boston Red Sox rookie outfielder will make his debut on Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 27-year-old Castillo will play center field and bat seventh, ending a three-week sprint through Boston's minor league system for the former Cuban star. Castillo insists he feels no pressure to produce the kind of immediate impact in the majors provided by fellow countrymen like Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig and Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu.
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  • GOP: The Party Of Stupid

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    How long has it been since Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said the GOP should stop being "the stupid party"?That was only January of 2013.Guess what happened when more recently he was asked if he believed in evolution, From Salon:Speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Republican governor of Louisiana and likely future presidential candidate Bobby Jindal repeatedly dodged reporters’ attempts to get an on-the-record answer to his views on that most basic of questions — whether a force called evolution led to humanity’s present form, or whether mankind was…
  • Ruth Ann Gets Atheism Wrong (No Surprise)

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    In her non-defense defense of the "In God We Trust" legislation, P-G Columnist Ruth Ann Dailey pushes a tired old myth about atheism:All humans are created equal, but not all ideas are. Ideas have consequences, and the consequences of secular atheism are appalling. As the 20th century demonstrated, societies based on a vaguer, God-free foundation of “human rights” tend to have slaughtered hundreds of millions of those humans.Yes, that's right. It was Atheism that drove Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot to slaughter all those people.  A God-free foundation of "human rights" is the…
  • Jack Kelly Sunday

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    In this week's Post-Gazette, there's another column by Jack Kelly that clearly shows, yet again, that no one over there on the Boulevard of the Allies adequately fact-checks Jack Kelly.But then again, we've known this for years.It's made all the more delicious when the smaller headline below the main headline (I'd love to thus call it a "neckline" but I've been told it's called a subhead) reads:They’re lying about GOP foreign policyYea but Jack's got some credulity issues of his own in this column.  For example, his first paragraph:Rand Paul, who will likely run for president as a…
  • The Braintrust Needs To Learn To Read Better (Or Maybe Fitzgerald's Office Needs To Edit Better)

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    Take a look at what The Trib's braintrust posted this morning:Lance: To Rich Fitzgerald. The Allegheny County chief executive appears to think that Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and Islamics don't believe in God. That's the take-away from his opposition to a County Council proposal, defeated Tuesday, to post “In God We Trust” in the council's meeting room. Mr. Fitzgerald said that would send a message to non-Christians that they're not welcome. He didn't have many takers among that cohort.I'll stipulate that the memo could have been a little cleaner grammatically.  For…
  • More On KDKA's Mangino

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    A few minutes ago on Facebook, KDKA's Mangino posted this:With the Steelers and Pirates both playing tonight. I'm thinking my audience will be dominated by women tonight. How about we talk fall/pumpkin recipes? Who's in? You are encouraged to post recipes and pics here.A few commentors pondered the inherent sexism of the status update.  I'll leave it to y'inz to ponder it for yourselves.Perhaps it was a joke.  Perhaps he was being ironic or maybe even postmodern.  Who knows?  I certainly don't.
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  • It's The Little Things That Matter In The End

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Some days are more challenging than others, and today was most definitely One of Those Days. It was generally more chaotic than usual, but unfortunately most of the chaos was manufactured by others. It was done in a way that made it so I couldn't jump off the train. So, along for the ride I went. It started rough because even babies who are pleasant when they're sick have trouble sleeping. Mila achieved that level of congested magic that required that she be upright all night. When she was lying down, the gunk rushed to her head and caused SO much confusion for her. She would yell for help (I…
  • The Crud Divides and Conquers

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    If sharing is caring, then the big one must REALLY love the tiny one. In this case, I think "sharing" involved licking every surface Mila touches because the cold that Alexis has been battling for a few days found its way to Mila. Which, BLURGH. I know it's an achievement everyone has to unlock, but I was cool with waiting to earn that "Baby's first cold" badge. For the record, this is not daycare crud that they're battling. Shocking, I know. Rather, it is school crud. Half of third grade has it. If you believe Alexis' tale, there is a Patient Zero. Patient Zero's mother is a nurse who didn't…
  • Slow Down, Please

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:32 pm
    This kid. This is the kid is caught in the middle of a battle of wills. I admit it. I admit that I am Team Stay Right There. I have no interest in having a mobile Mila any time soon. Nor do I want to feed her solids or allow do any of the other things that toddlers do. She can stay an infant for a loooooooong time as far as I'm concerned. Alexis vehemently disagrees. She is the leader of Team Let's go. She tries daily to convince Mila to walk, roll, etc. The sad thing (for me) is that Mila does a much better job of listening to Alexis than she does me. Mila is in a hurry. Despite the fact…
  • Fall Stir Fry

    14 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Just when I was starting to get my act together in terms of cooking real food for dinner, school started. With that came the kickoff of gymnastics, dance, and cheer, and what's that? Where do I live? Do I have a kitchen there? I'm not sure if I remember. Four nights per week Alexis has to be somewhere at 6:00, so we're a mess. I'm going to spend some time figuring out meals that can be prepared very, very quickly or that can be made ahead in the crockpot so that we break back out of the cereal for dinner mode soon. Very soon. Digging this recipe out of the archives was step one of that…
  • Mila and Her Itsy Bitsy Spider

    13 Sep 2014 | 7:07 pm
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  • Advantages of Having a Nest Thermostat

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    Nest thermostat uses a smart technology. It makes this unit think and operate in a smart way resulting in a significant amount of savings. Some people never thought that their thermostats don’t matter at all but according to research, they can control half of a home’s energy. Programming it can help you save 20% on your heating and cooling bill. Other thermostats The problem with most thermostats is that they can make you waste hundreds of dollars each year. Although most thermostats these days are programmable, users aren’t too fond of that trick or their units are just too complicated…
  • Tips to Find the Best Memory Foam Mattress Online

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    You may be intimidated to purchase a memory foam mattress because of its expensive price, it can be scary to invest into something that you’re not sure of. So, it’s best to become a smart consumer when it comes to buying any type of bed. Compare Before you can compare from one model to another, you need to conduct a thorough research. In this way, you’ll know what a memory foam mattress is, and you can also determine its pros and cons and the different brands that you can find on the market. By conducting a thorough research, you can be sure that you’ll receive a quality product. The…
  • Buying Guide For Kitchen Faucets

    6 Jun 2014 | 5:02 am
    If you are installing a new faucet or replacing an old one, you need to be very careful and specific while choosing them. It is always advised that you consider a few parameters before selecting the proper faucet that will not only suit your kitchen and home décor but will operate as required. The options you will face can be overwhelming and confusing, so after consulting with Faucet Assistant we will discuss a few important features that should be taken into consideration while buying the correct faucet for your kitchen. Installation Method: The most important consideration you have to…
  • What Are Water Filters And When Are They Used?

    5 Jun 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Water filters are for people who want their water to be completely clean and healthy. No matter which area of the world you stay in and how you get your water, there are always invisible organisms, bacteria and other contaminants present in the water not to mention all the pesticides, chemicals and industrial wastes that go into the soil and natural water sources daily. According to Soft Water Filtration, water filters come with a variety of filtration mechanisms such as Reverse Osmosis, CTO or Chlorine, Taste, Odor filter, activated Carbon filter and so on. Each type of filtration has its…
  • Traditional Mopping Vs Steam Cleaning

    4 Jun 2014 | 9:07 am
    Traditional mopping has been serving the people of this world well when it comes to keeping the household clean. With the advances in technology, however, steam cleaners are slowly replacing traditional mops in many households. Steam Insider did some research and compared the old fashioned way of cleaning to modern carpet and hard floor cleaners. Following are the pros and cons of traditional mopping and steam cleaning. Traditional Mopping: Pros: It is inexpensive. It provides good workout for the body. Better for taking care of stubborn dirt or stain. Cons: Requires extra detergent. Makes…
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  • Bettis, Cowher among Hall of Fame nominees

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Bettis, Cowher among Hall of Fame nominees Teresa Varley Steelers.com http://www.steelers.com/news/article...b-d8cb0f9746a3 :cool: Former Steelers RB Jerome Bettis and coach Bill Cowher are among the 113 nominees for the HOF Class of 2015. Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis, linebacker Kevin Greene, kicker Gary Anderson, safety Thomas Everett and coaches Bill Cowher and Buddy Parker are among the 113 nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Bettis, who has been a finalist four straight years, rushed for 10,571 yards with the Steelers, and amassed 13,662 career yards…
  • "Teke" has heart transplant

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
  • 2014 NFL Pick-em's Contest: Week 03

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Congrats to exncite for his second weekly win in a row, and the 'Shawda for taking the weekly win by going 9-7. Not very good prognostication work by the rest of us! Better luck next week. Week 02 Tally: Week02Tally.jpg The Season Tally through Week 2: Week02.jpg Schedule for Week 3: Tampa Bay at Atlanta San Diego at Buffalo Dallas at St Louis Washington at Philadelphia Houston at NY Giants Minnesota at New Orleans Tennessee at Cincinnati Baltimore at Cleveland Green Bay at Detroit Indianapolis at Jacksonville Oakland at New England San Francisco at Arizona Denver at Seattle Kansas City at…
  • Brash And Bold : 13 Left To Play

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    Thirteen games left to play and the Pirates are only 3.5 games back in the Division Race. This is an exciting time to be a Buccos fan. :thumbsup:Remember, it wasn't that long ago that baseball was completely over in Pittsburgh once September hit. Heck, it wasn't that long ago when baseball season ended in August when Steelers Training Camp began. The Pirate also seem to be peaking at the right time. They have won 8 of their last 10, their bats are strong, and their pitching is ranked 7th in the league. The only two things I don't like are A) The Bucs only have 6 of their last 13 at home. B)…
  • Steelers not receiving big returns on their offseason investments

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Steelers not receiving big returns on their offseason investments By Alan Robinson http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/...#axzz3DLcSdh21 :p The Steelers spent approximately $137 million during the offseason adding free agents, locking up their rookie class and re-signing veterans such as Marcus Gilbert and Cortez Allen to multi-year contracts. What do they have to show for it after two games? A 1-1 record, an ongoing inability to stop the run, more protection issues for Ben Roethlisberger and a big step backward from the 6-2 finish of last season. It's too early for Art Rooney II, Kevin…
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