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New Pittsburgh Courier honors 50 Men of Excellence

PITTSBURGH, Pa.—The New Pittsburgh Courier will host its 2012 Men of Excellence Awards Reception Oct. 25 in the Main Ballroom of the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel.

This year, the New Pittsburgh Courier is also pleased to be honoring Aaron Walton as the 2012 Legacy Award Honoree. The Legacy Award is reserved for individuals who have reached

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  • Category: Pittsburgh

Warhol Museum welcomes Luckett as director of development

The Andy Warhol Museum has appointed Kilolo Luckett as the museum’s new director of development. Luckett comes to The Warhol from her most recent post at Designate, a project management and fundraising consulting services company for artists and nonprofits, where she served as president. Luckett began her new position at The Warhol Oct. 15.

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  • Category: Pittsburgh

Man in court on Hines Ward extortion charges

by Joe Mandak

PITTSBURGH (AP)—A man who claims his girlfriend once had a "physical relationship" with retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was in custody Friday on charges he tried to extort $15,000 from the player by threatening to release evidence the player had paid for sex.

Joshua Van Auker, 26, of Pittsburgh,

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  • Category: Pittsburgh

Attorney: Pittsburgh hostage-taker was off meds

PITTSBURGH (AP)—A mentally ill man held a businessman hostage in his downtown office last month because the suspect hadn't taken his medication and heard a crow and other voices directing his actions, a defense attorney said.

The attorney, Blaine Jones, made the comments after a district judge in Pittsburgh Municipal Court ordered Klein

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh