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Beaver County Courthouse Ablaze With Rumors

Courthouse drama is usually confined to the courtroom, but now the entire Beaver County Courthouse is ablaze with rumors and allegations, and the state police have been called in to sort it all out.

12/30/2014

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Congressman Mike Kelly Warns Bigger Problems Than North Korea Ahead

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — While thousands patronize independent theaters with the courage to show Sony’s ‘The Interview,’ strongly opposed by North Korea, U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R/Butler) says Americans, theater owners and Sony are right to […]

12/26/2014

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Peduto To Release Names Of Donors Of Money He Awarded On “Undercover Boss”

On the CBS reality show “Undercover Boss,” Mayor Bill Peduto handed out $155,000 to city employees he encountered when he went undercover.

12/23/2014

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Local Man Who Reveals Peduto On “Undercover Boss” Explains Experience

Most of the nation knows him as Marty, the tree cutter.

12/22/2014

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Residents Ask: Do Coal Ash Changes Go Far Enough?

For decades residents in Beaver County have lived next to a sprawling lagoon called Little Blue — the largest coal ash impoundment in the nation — which has leached chemicals into their groundwater and wells.

12/22/2014

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Mayor Hopes To Show Off Rebirth Of Pittsburgh In “Undercover Boss” Episode

Bill Peduto, you know him as the mayor of the City of Pittsburgh. But he’s also got an alter ego named Ed.

12/19/2014

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$500K From Grant To Fund 500 Bikes For Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Bike Share plans to spend $500,000 from a federal grant to outfit the city with 500 bicycles for the public bicycle-sharing program.

12/19/2014

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Pennsylvania Jobless Rate Falls, Hiring Flattens

Pennsylvania’s jobless rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in November for the second straight month, even as payrolls remained static.

12/19/2014

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Local Woman Hails Improved Relations With Cuba

When President Obama addressed the nation with word that he was going to normalize relations with Cuba, one local woman was watching intently.

12/17/2014

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Flaherty To Challenge Wagner For County Controller, While Fitzgerald Stays Mum

Surrounded by supporters, former Allegheny County Controller Mark Patrick Flaherty announced a comeback try for his old office.

12/16/2014

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City Budget Approved With Concessions On Nighttime Parking

Pittsburgh’s City Council approved Mayor Bill Peduto’s new $516.6 million budget Monday.

12/15/2014

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Campaign Adviser, Ex-Candidate Join Wolf’s Office

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is naming a top campaign adviser and a former fellow cabinet member under ex-Gov. Ed Rendell to key positions in his office.

12/10/2014

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New Chief Sworn In On Heels Of Police Body Camera Approval

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says he’s allocating $650,000 from next year’s budget to outfit the city’s entire police force with body cameras.

12/09/2014

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Wolf’s $1B Drilling Tax Prediction Might Be High

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf might have been off the mark by hundreds of millions of dollars when he said during his campaign that a new severance tax on natural gas drillers would raise more than $1 billion, potentially complicating his bid to secure new funding for Pennsylvania schools and alleviate a severe budget shortfall.

12/07/2014

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Mayor Peduto Creates Half-Dozen New City Positions

It’s a new kind of administration, with strange new titles.

12/05/2014

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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.

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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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