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Mysterious Roadside Signs Asking About ‘Barber School?’ Intrigue PublicYou're used to seeing political signs or ads on billboards, but some signs along local roads have people scratching their heads.
Police Investigating After Discovery Of Skeletal Remains In McKeesportPolice are investigating after the discovery of skeletal remains in McKeesport on Thursday evening.
Pennsylvania Turnpike Chair Leaving To Join Gaming BoardThe chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is leaving to join the state's casino regulatory agency.
Penn State Fires Women's Gymnastics Coach; No Reason GivenPenn State women's gymnastics coach has been fired.
Up Your Selfie Game: Studio Using 3-D Printer To Create Statue KeepsakesA table is filled with tiny statues, or figurines, created in the "3DStatYou" studio in Peters Township.
Local Congressmen Attack Town Hall Meetings As Source Of DisruptionAs citizens across the nation demand that members of Congress hold public town hall meetings, some Republican lawmakers have shot back against the idea.
Crews Battles Flames In Glen HazelFirefighters were called to Glen Hazel Thursday night for a report of a fire.
Rise Of Online Shopping Pushing Malls To Evolve To Stay CompetitiveSince the 1970s, shopping malls have been blamed for killing off Main Street; but now, many malls are facing extinction themselves.
Toomey Meets With 'Tuesdays With Toomey' Organizers, But No Town Meeting HeldThey call it Tuesdays with Toomey, a march on U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's Station Square office every Tuesday to call for a public town hall meeting.
Picture Perfect: Best Places To Get Your Photos PrintedPrinting your pictures is easier and faster than ever before, but not all processing is created equal.
$30K In Jewelry Stolen From Jeannette Pawn ShopIt's a break-in that's costing a Westmoreland County business owner tens of thousands of dollars.
Man Charged With Homicide In 17-Year-Old's Shooting DeathPolice have made an arrest in a McKees Rocks shooting that killed a 17-year-old.

Politics

Pennsylvania Turnpike Chair Leaving To Join Gaming BoardThe chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is leaving to join the state's casino regulatory agency.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro: Kathleen Kane Cost Pa. $3.6 MillionPennsylvania’s new attorney general has come up with a preliminary estimate of $3.6 million for the total legal costs of what he termed the “drama” associated with the state’s last elected attorney general, Kathleen Kane.
New Poll Shows Less Than 1/3 Of Pa. Voters Happy With President Trump So FarOnly 32 percent of those surveyed think President Donald Trump is doing a “good” or “excellent” job.
‘Thinking About My Sister’: Inauguration Singer Speaks Out After Trump Lifts Transgender ProtectionsThe Trump Administration, on Wednesday night, withdrew federal guidelines concerning transgender students that were issued last year by the Obama Administration.
Pittsburgh’s Latino Community Fearful Of President’s Hardline Immigration StanceThe Trump administration’s hardline stance on immigration just got harder with the announcement that it would use the full force of the federal government to arrest and deport illegal aliens.
Are Congressmen Ducking Their Constituents By Not Holding Town Hall Meetings?Across the country, members of Congress are being accused of ducking their constituents.

Business

Rise Of Online Shopping Pushing Malls To Evolve To Stay CompetitiveSince the 1970s, shopping malls have been blamed for killing off Main Street; but now, many malls are facing extinction themselves.
Pa. Senator Wants To Lift Law Banning Sunday Automobile SalesOnce upon a time, “blue laws” in Pennsylvania prohibited merchandise from being sold on Sunday.
Will Medical Marijuana Open The Door To Legalization, Decriminalization?The Pennsylvania Department of Health has divided the state into six regions and will allow only a limited number of medical marijuana licenses in each.
Spirit Airlines Announces New Services From PittsburghSpirit Airlines announced they will start new services from Pittsburgh International Airport.
Restaurant Brands International To Buy Popeyes For $1.8BRestaurant Brands International says it's buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, bringing the chicken chain under the same corporate umbrella as Burger King and Tim Hortons.
Laid Off Coal Miners Trained To Write Computer Codes, A Ticket To Top WagesMore than 30,000 coal miners have lost their jobs in the last six years.

Entertainment

Up Your Selfie Game: Studio Using 3-D Printer To Create Statue KeepsakesA table is filled with tiny statues, or figurines, created in the "3DStatYou" studio in Peters Township.
‘Thinking About My Sister’: Inauguration Singer Speaks Out After Trump Lifts Transgender ProtectionsThe Trump Administration, on Wednesday night, withdrew federal guidelines concerning transgender students that were issued last year by the Obama Administration.
‘Harry Potter’ Fans Flocking To Lawrenceville Beer Shop To Try ButterbeerMore and more craft beers are being produced in the Pittsburgh area, but something called Butterbeer is the star attraction in Lawrenceville.
‘Randyland’ Owner To Be Crowned King Of North Side Mardi GrasThe annual Mardi Gras celebration on the North Side wraps up next Tuesday night with the crowning of the new "Mardi Gras King."
Jackie Evancho Excited For New Album & Upcoming Pittsburgh ShowJackie Evancho - Pittsburgh's child superstar - isn't a little girl anymore.
New Restaurant Opens Downtown As Part Of Union Trust Building’s $100M MakeoverPittsburgh's newest restaurant opened Friday in the iconic Union Trust Building Downtown.

Health

Emergency Town Hall Held To Address Lead Poisoning Concerns In HomewoodAn emergency town hall meeting in Homewood addressed issues dealing with lead in the soil, paint and drinking water and what should be done about it.
Little-Known & Treatable Brain Condition Mimics Alzheimer'sDoctors say thousands of patients have been misdiagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, or Alzheimer’s when they actually have a very treatable condition.
Hurdle Uses Promise To Players As Motivation, Makes Personal Transformation During OffseasonPirates manager Clint Hurdle is going for a different look, a healthier look; so he has spent the last few months dieting and working out.
McKeesport Approves Medical Marijuana VentureHard times hit McKeesport when the mills closed, but now the struggling Mon Valley city may be trading in steel for marijuana.
Early Exposure Could Lead To Increased Asthma RiskWhen it comes to asthma risk, some things that affect you when you're just a baby may play a part.
Mother & Daughter Share Special Bond After Transplant SurgeryValentine’s Day also marked National Donor Day, a day to make people aware of organ donation.

CBS National News

2/23: Steve Bannon attacks media, touts Trump in rare public appearance; Adger Cowan's photography in the spotlightPresident Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon made a rare public appearance Thursday, speaking at the CPAC conservative conference with WH chief of staff Reince Priebus; his photography captured the lives of Hollywood elite and regular people going about their lives
Pence tells CPAC Trump will keep promisesThe Vice President joined some key members of Team Trump Thursday with a speech at CPAC. During his speech, Pence defended the President's first month on the job and told the crowd that "over at the White House, I like to say we're in the promise-keeping business these days." Here is his full speech.
Anaheim officials push for calm while police defend decision not to charge LAPD officerMayor Tom Tait said he was “deeply disturbed” after seeing a video that seemed to show an off-duty LAPD officer firing a weapon after an altercation with a group of teenagers
Search for killer in Indiana mystery intensifies after recording foundAuthorities in Indiana hope a mysterious voice recording will help them catch whoever killed Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, last week when they were on a hike. Police found a recording on German's phone that may have been her killer. Don Dahler reports.
Man with drone causes 1,500 elk to stampede in WyomingA refuge spokeswoman said the man from Washington, D.C., received a $280 ticket after he launched the drone from a highway pullout and flew it over the resting elk herd
Steve Bannon attacks media, touts Trump in rare public appearancePresident Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon made a rare public appearance Thursday, speaking at the CPAC conservative conference with WH chief of staff Reince Priebus. As Margaret Brennan reports, Bannon doubled down his attacks on the media and touted Mr. Trump's early record in office.

CBS World News

Nerve agent found on face of N. Korea leader's assassinated half brother, police sayStatement from the inspector general of police in Malaysia said a preliminary analysis identified the agent at “VX NERVE AGENT"
A look inside the U.S. role in the battle for MosulAs U.S.-backed Iraqi forces gear up for their final push to liberate Mosul from ISIS, David Martin got a behind-the-scenes look at the American operation to provide support from the air.
French far-right presidential candidate praises TrumpFrench far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen​, who is leading the latest opinion polls ahead of the spring election, says she thinks U.S. President Trump's actions so far are good for France
Refugees crossing Canadian border for asylumRefugees affected by the Trump travel ban, and fearing new bans, are trying to cross the U.S.-Canada border to seek asylum in Canada. CBS News digital journalist Alex Pena has more on the situation.
Cayman Islands could pull back veil of secrecy for businessOffshore tax haven's legislature could allow law enforcement to see previously opaque info on secretive companies registered there
U.S. forces ready arsenal as push to take back Mosul continuesCBS News' David Martin reports from Iraq, where Iraqis are expecting the taking of West Mosul to be a tough fight

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