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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, the Walk to End Alzheimer's makes its way through a park in Terre Haute, Ind. The coronavirus pandemic has forced charities or nonprofit groups to cancel or postpone an untold number of walks and runs that raise money for everything from Alzheimer's to Parkinson's.  (Austen Leake/Tribune-Star via AP, File)

Charitable runs, walks learn to adapt to crowd limits

May. 25, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced charities or nonprofit groups to cancel or postpone an untold number of walks and runs that raise money for everything from Alzheimer's to Parkinson's. There is, however, room to evolve. When the Arthritis Foundation’s Pittsburgh chapter...

Pickup driver faces charges in crash that killed cyclist

May. 24, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

BELL ACRES, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man is facing vehicular homicide and other charges in a head-on hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist near Pittsburgh over the weekend. Allegheny County police say officers in the borough of Bell Acres were dispatched just before 12:30...

The statue of Public Broadcasting Service's Fred Rogers, the host of children's program

#143Day: Fred Rogers and a day of kindness in Pennsylvania

May. 23, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

Mister Rogers would have liked it: a day to be extra kind to your neighbors. The day was Friday -- Pennsylvania’s second annual 1-4-3 Day, an occasion when state officials encourage people to share their acts of kindness and gratitude. This year, a focus was first responders and essential workers who are...

2 men charged with shooting at undercover officers' van

May. 23, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two men have been charged with firing nearly a dozen shots at three Pittsburgh-area police officers who were following them in February. Court documents indicate that 19-year-old Ezra Michael Grant of Greensburg and 18-year-old J’Lamar Jeremiah Washington of Pittsburgh face...

With the exception of the cleaning staff, the center court at Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield, Pa., near Pittsburgh, remains clear of large crowds on Monday, March 18, 2020, despite some businesses in the mall remaining open during the coronavirus pandemic. (Steve Adams/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP)

Malls look toward rocky future following pandemic

May. 23, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — America’s once-dazzling shopping industry is facing blow after blow as department stores anchoring malls across the country file for bankruptcy, a move that could leave already struggling shopping malls permanently in the dark. Sales have plummeted, with a record 16% drop in retail...

Pirates infielder Kramer out 4-6 months after hip surgery

May. 20, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kevin Kramer will miss four to six months months while recovering from surgery on his right hip. The team announced Wednesday that Kramer underwent the procedure last week in Vail, Colorado. The 26-year-old Kramer had been dealing with what the club called...

State Supreme Court to decide on suit over clinic shooting

May. 20, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court must now decide whether a woman shot eight years ago in the western Pennsylvania psychiatric clinic where she worked can sue a university and a physicians group over the assailant’s treatment before the attack. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports...

Rescue crews search for fisherman who fell into river

May. 18, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rescue crews in western Pennsylvania are searching for a man who fell into the Ohio River while fishing near Pittsburgh over the weekend. Ohio Township police said 23-year-old Kenneth Robinson had been fishing with three friends from a boat dock on Neville Island when he fell into the...

This photo from May 1, 2020, shows local government candidate's campaign signs along a roadside in Wexford, Pa. The state's primary election is June 2, 2020 and will feature legislative and congressional races, a first run for some new paper-record voting systems and the inaugural use of newly legalized mail-in ballots. Pennsylvanians have embraced the state's new vote-by-mail option that was passed last year but has been widely adopted as a way to avoid pandemic exposure. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Mail voting, new machines feature in Pennsylvania primary

May. 18, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The once-delayed Pennsylvania primary won't determine the presidential nominees, by now a foregone conclusion. But the voting in two weeks will feature legislative and congressional races, a first run for some new paper-record voting systems and the inaugural use of newly legalized...

Police: 2nd woman dies in car crash into convenience store

May. 18, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

VALENCIA, Pa. (AP) — Police say a second woman has died of injuries stemming from the crash of a car into a convenience store in western Pennsylvania over the weekend. Officer Conrad Pfeifer of the Middlesex Township police department says 36-year-old Patricia Collins, who was a back seat passenger, was...