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Yoga business works to bring calm to exhausted community

Feb. 20, 2019 11:10 AM EST

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) — On a frigid January night, Leigh Garbo-Minniefield is placing candles around the perimeter of a dance studio at the Father Ryan Arts Center in McKees Rocks. An oil diffuser fills the space with the calming aroma of frankincense. Her husband, Jacques Minniefield, adjusts a projector...

Kindergartener found with handgun on school bus

Feb. 19, 2019 6:35 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — School officials in Pittsburgh say a kindergartener was found with a handgun on a school bus. Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh says the gun was found in the student's backpack Monday after school was dismissed. The student attends the Pittsburgh Faison K-5 school. Pugh...

Brown meets with Rooney, saying 'it is time to move on'

Feb. 19, 2019 3:30 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has ended his lengthy standoff with the team by meeting with president Art Rooney II, though any shot at reconciliation between the two sides appears to be out of the question. Brown, who has asked to be traded, posted a picture on various...

Pennsylvania sports betting sees $32M in second full month

Feb. 19, 2019 11:16 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The second full month of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania saw gamblers double the amount they wagered. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said gamblers bet $32 million in January at five casinos and one off-track betting parlor where it approved sports betting. SugarHouse...

New owners plan to move historic riverboat to Ohio winery

Feb. 18, 2019 1:41 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The new owners of Cincinnati's historic Showboat Majestic plan to continue using the double-decker riverboat as an entertainment venue on the Ohio River. Adams County real estate agent Joe Brumley and his wife, Cortnee, bought the country's last floating theater for around $110,000 this...

Stained glass windows reported stolen from former church

Feb. 18, 2019 10:02 AM EST

BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating the theft of 13 stained glass windows from a shuttered church in suburban Pittsburgh. The Mon-Valley Initiative says a passer-by noticed the theft Thursday at the 126-year-old former First United Presbyterian Church in Braddock. The...

Amateur radio society recruiting members young or old

Feb. 18, 2019 9:40 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Amateur radio operators relay radio messages during natural and man-made disasters and fun events like Pittsburgh's Great Race. And they don't get a dime. They can't, according to Federal Communications Commission regulations. Instead, their noncommercial messages relay information...

Malkin, Letang each score twice, Penguins beat Rangers 6-5

Feb. 17, 2019 4:48 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins survived a four-minute penalty kill and went on the hunt against the New York Rangers. Kris Letang scored his second of the game and Evgeni Malkin scored twice in a span of six minutes, helping the Penguins beat the Rangers 6-5 on Sunday. Defensemen Marcus...

Blackshear's 29 power No. 22 Virginia Tech by Pitt 70-64

Feb. 16, 2019 8:13 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kerry Blackshear Jr. was mid-answer when the sight of a couple of Virginia Tech teammates recording his postgame interview with phone in hand became a bit too intrusive. "I'm panicking, boy," Blackshear said. "You've got to get that off me." It was the first time all day the junior...

Flames snap 4-game skid, beating Penguins 5-4

Feb. 16, 2019 5:04 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A big second period ended up being just enough for the Calgary Flames. Michael Frolik had the first of four second-period goals for Calgary, and the Flames held on to snap a season-long four-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Frolik, Austin Czarnik, Travis...