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URA approves Centre Avenue developments

Three weeks ago, residents of Pittsburgh’s Hill District reviewed and approved five potential development projects for the Centre Avenue corridor. They forwarded all five to the city’s Urban Redevelopment Authority for consideration and funding approval.

During its Sept. 12 meeting, the board moved the first of these projects forward—a f

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Facebook posts worry police in Pa. hostage-taking

by Joe Mandak

 

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police said they had serious concerns when an armed man took a business owner hostage in a downtown high-rise office building — and not just because he had a knife.

The suspect, 22-year-old Klein Michael Thaxton, made Facebook posts during the five-hour ordeal Friday,

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Fitzgerald Announces Kane Regional Centers CCAC To Issue Voter Photo IDs

PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald was joined today by Dennis Biondo, Director of the John J. Kane Regional Centers, and Dr. Alex Johnson, President of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), in an announcement that the Kane Regional Centers and CCAC will begin to issue photo identification for the p

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Soledad O’Brien headlines diversity conference

By 2050, 50 percent of the United States population will be non-White, making today’s racial minorities the majority. But in America in the 1950s it was still illegal for a man and a woman of different races to marry.

This was true for the parents of Soledad O’Brien, the acclaimed special investigations correspondent and host of CNN’s “In Am

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Veterans’ disability claims stymied by bureaucratic backlog

by Bill Heltzel

Special to the Courier from PublicSource

PITTSBURGH--For more than two years, former Marine gunnery sergeant Matt Hannan has waited for a ruling on whether he is entitled to disability payments for PTSD.

The 35-year-old New Kensington resident said he filed the claim with the Veterans Benefits Administration

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