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Correction Officer Held Hostage At Ohio Jail Released

A correction officer taken hostage by three inmates at an Ohio county jail has been released unharmed, and the inmates have been taken to a maximum-security facility.

5 hours ago

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Smithton Native Claiming Life-Threatening Illness Charged With Hoax

It’s a little town filled with big-hearted people. Smithton, Westmoreland County has a population just fewer than 400 people.

04/16/2014

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Ohio Geologists Link Earthquake Activity To Fracking

State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the interest of public health.

04/11/2014

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Judge To End Part Of Ohio Ban On Recognizing Gay Marriage

A federal judge says he will strike down part of Ohio’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, meaning the state must recognize marriages of gay couples who legally wed elsewhere.

04/04/2014

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Slots Revenue Down Statewide For 5th Straight Month

It’s a day for celebrating at The Meadows. It’s the opening of a new dining attraction, The Carvery.”

04/03/2014

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Missing Westmoreland Co. Girl Found On Her Way To Kansas

Pittsburghers are being credited with solving the mystery of a missing teenager.

04/02/2014

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Verizon Closing 2 Area Customer Contact Centers

About 1,000 employees from Verizon Wireless in Cranberry and Warrendale have learned they have to move in order to keep their current jobs.

02/12/2014

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Power Grid Seeing Record Demand Due To Cold

Electricity demand has spiked across central and eastern states hit by severe cold, and power grid authorities are asking people to conserve energy when possible.

01/07/2014

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Steubenville School Workers Plead Not Guilty

Four eastern Ohio school workers have entered not guilty pleas to charges stemming from a grand jury investigation into other alleged crimes spurred by the rape of a 16-year-old girl.

12/13/2013

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Sneeze Causes Big Rig Accident, Spilling Corn Syrup, Backing Up Traffic For Miles

The driver of a tanker truck says sneezing caused his accident, which spilled corn syrup all over a highway, and a traffic backups for miles.

12/06/2013

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High School Student Urges More Students To Follow Their Passions

We’re getting deep into the season of stress and anxiety.

12/02/2013

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Superintendent, 3 Others Indicted In Steubenville Rape Case

More indictments were announced in connection with the investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football players in Ohio last year.

11/25/2013

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DFW Furniture Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Three DFW furniture stores in the Pittsburgh area have closed their doors, after the Columbus, Ohio-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

11/15/2013

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Police Track Down Man Accused Of Abducting Estranged Wife

Police spent part of Monday afternoon tracking down a man after it was reported he abducted his estranged wife against her will.

10/14/2013

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School Administrator Arraigned In Connection With Steubenville Rape Case

A school administrator facing charges in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school football players last year was arraigned Wednesday afternoon. KDKA’s Harold Hayes reports.

10/09/2013

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