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Rankin: Fighting 'the depressed mindset'

Jan. 19, 2019 3:05 AM EST

RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — The smell of barbecue, the chef's hat on James "Cube" Weems' head, the earnestness on his son Jaden's face as he passes out samples of steaming meat — it all conspires to give a festive feel to Rankin Borough Council, where the mood is sometimes darkened by talk of the creep of...

Prosecutor, 73, found guilty of obstruction in ex's cases

Jan. 18, 2019 7:28 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury on Friday found a 73-year-old Pennsylvania prosecutor guilty of obstructing justice and misusing the power of his office by improperly intervening in criminal cases involving a 41-year-old woman who the prosecution says was his girlfriend. Mercer County District Attorney Miles...

Weekend storm packing snow, rain, ice to sweep across state

Jan. 18, 2019 4:03 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Most of Pennsylvania is under a winter storm watch ahead of a weekend storm that could pack a wallop of snow, followed by bitter cold, high winds and icy conditions, making travel hazardous and power outages possible. From Pittsburgh to the Poconos, communities are being warned about...

TSA agents rally at Pittsburgh airport, urge end to shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 11:35 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Transportation Security Administration workers are venting frustration with the current government shutdown at a rally inside the Pittsburgh airport. The rally, organized by union leaders representing the 450 TSA workers in Pennsylvania, got underway Friday morning at the Pittsburgh...

Strautmane helps No. 12 Orange women defeat Pitt 82-50

Jan. 17, 2019 9:37 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Digna Strautmane scored 22 points, nine in the pivotal third quarter, and No. 12 Syracuse won its ninth straight Thursday night, 82-50 over Pittsburgh. Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi added 16 points and Tiana Mangakahia 14, also nine in the third quarter, as the Orange (15-2, 4-0 ACC) outscored the...

Sports betting in Pennsylvania hits $16M in first full month

Jan. 17, 2019 7:55 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first full month of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania saw gamblers wager just over $16 million at three casinos. Thursday's report by Pennsylvania state regulators includes December results for sports betting at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course near Hershey,...

Steelers hire Faulkner as running backs coach

Jan. 17, 2019 11:39 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eddie Faulkner is the new running backs coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team announced Faulkner's hiring on Thursday. Faulkner replaces James Saxon, whose contract was not renewed after the Steelers finished 9-6-1 and missed the playoffs. Faulkner comes to the Steelers from North...

Teen found safe after standoff; ex-boyfriend charged

Jan. 17, 2019 7:09 AM EST

McKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area teen has been found safe and her ex-boyfriend has been charged with kidnapping after a two-hour standoff. State police had issued an Amber Alert for 16-year-old Marjani Aquil after she hadn't been seen since 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in Penn Hills. She was found inside a...

Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others without pay

Jan. 16, 2019 9:06 PM EST

The partial government shutdown is a double-whammy for Cara and Philip Mangone, a married couple from Philadelphia. Both are agents with the Transportation Safety Administration, both working full time at the Philadelphia airport. Neither knows when they might again start drawing their paychecks. Part-time jobs...

Steelers still waiting to hear from Antonio Brown

Jan. 16, 2019 5:21 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't ruling out the possible return of wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown. Time, however, appears to be running out. Steelers president Art Rooney II said Wednesday the team still hasn't heard from Brown since he left Heinz Field following a victory over...