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25th Anniversary Of Americans With Disabilities Act Celebrated Downtown

The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act was celebrated at the Allegheny County Courthouse courtyard Monday.

07/27/2015

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City Revising Plans On Increasing Surveillance Cameras

As more and more surveillance cameras pop up everywhere, the City of Pittsburgh originally planned to implement its own safeguards to make sure your security and your privacy are balanced.

07/27/2015

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Pittsburgh VA Fires 2 Who Bound Co-Worker With Duct Tape

The Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System has fired two workers and disciplined five others after a worker complained that he was harassed and bound with duct tape.

07/24/2015

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Struggling Ambulance Services Want Help From Harrisburg

Emily Wheeler of Valley Ambulance Service is a paramedic in perpetual motion, rushing to as many as a dozen calls a day.

07/23/2015

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Congress Moves To Increase Size Of Trucks On U.S. Roads

They seem to be everywhere on the highway — large trucks — even double-tractor-trailer trucks.

07/23/2015

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City Council Considering New Noise Regulations

Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce Kraus introduced new noise regulation legislation Tuesday morning that the council is considering adopting.

07/22/2015

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Local Girl Recalls Meeting President Obama At Kids’ State Dinner

At Phipps Conservatory, the sweet smell of success isn’t limited to flowers.

07/21/2015

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President Obama Speaks At VFW Convention, Honors Chattanooga Victims

President Barack Obama arrived in Pittsburgh Tuesday to speak at the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ national convention, and honored slain service members killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

07/21/2015

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Veterans Take Issue With Donald Trump’s Comments About Sen. McCain

About 12,000 combat veterans are in Pittsburgh for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention.

07/20/2015

Bill Peduto Signs Agreement

Pittsburgh Positioned To Lead US In Next-Generation Energy

The city made a big announcement today in terms of the future of energy solutions.

07/17/2015

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Despite “Bikelash,” Mayor Says More Bike Lanes Coming

He’s heard the complaints.

07/16/2015

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EXCLUSIVE: Kane Asserts Innocence & Intention To Fight Back

In her first sit-down television interview this year, Attorney General Kathleen Kane took some direct questions from KDKA political editor Jon Delano.

07/16/2015

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Should Pennsylvania Legalize The Sale Of Fireworks?

Bottle rockets, roman candles and mortars. It is illegal to sell, buy or use them in Pennsylvania — illegal in fact for state residents to go out of state and get them.

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PennDOT Selling Personal Drivers’ Information Shocks Many

Tell folks on the street that PennDOT is selling personal information on drivers, this reaction is common.

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License Plate Stickers May Be Out In 2017, Or Maybe Not

Pennsylvania is set to phase out the rectangular registration stickers on license plates by the end of 2016, so long as the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) does not convince lawmakers to reverse legislation.

KDKA-TV–07/15/2015

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Sophie Masloff Remembered In Photos

Remembering Pittsburgh’s first female mayor Sophie Masloff. Masloff died Sunday, Aug. 17 at the age of 96. She’s credited with the idea of creating PNC Park – a stadium just for baseball, for sprucing up the city and her signature Pittsburgh charm.

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Election Night 2012

President Barack Obama wins a second term in office on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Memorable Political Foibles

When politicians make the news, it’s not always for their politics. We’re taking a look back at stories that were the talk of the town.

Sen. Carper (center) commutes everyday from his home in Wilmington, Del. to Capitol Hill.

The Scoop On The Senate

Which senator has already claimed his title as “Trail Blazer” – on his mausoleum? Which one has scaled more than 50 mountains in his home state? Alabama to Illinois, click through to find out.

First Lady Michelle Obama during the Midatlantic Regional Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, January 20, 2009. (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama: The First Lady’s Fashion

All eyes have been on Michelle Obama before she entered the White House. Here’s a look at some of the first lady’s fashion styles.

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