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There is still lead in Prashant Poudel, but not as much as there once was. He was poisoned by his apartment. Prashant’s parents are Bhutanese refugees, but Prashant was born here, into a home in Carrick ignored by a delinquent landlord.
In Allegheny County, residents of public housing are far less likely than private residents to suffer from lead poisoning, and have greater resources available to clear such hazards if found.
WELLSBURG, W.Va. — Pvt. Earl E. Loughner of the 803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion survived the Bataan Death March and three years as a prisoner of war, forced into labor on docks of Kobe, Japan.
Sometime between 500 B.C. and 200 B.C., residents of the Greek colony of Kamarina in Sicily dug two graves for two bodies. They pinned down each body with large rocks or pottery; if the bodies awoke from the dead, they could not escape.
Private First Class Eddie Jackfert became a free man Aug. 15, 1945.
He had been held as a prisoner of war for three years and four months: Captured in the Philippines, brought to Japan in one of their so-called hell ships, and forced into labor for Japanese companies throughout World War II.
A tip from a hardware store sparked a four-month drug investigation that ended Thursday in the raid of a home meth lab and the arrest of its alleged operator in Canonsburg.
When Brian Duggan first arrived in Sewickley on a Friday night five years ago, his kids wanted to see a movie. Problem was, the nearest theater was about a 15-minute drive across the river. “Here was this beautiful little village, and I’m driving out to some who-knows-where strip mall,” Mr. Duggan said.
If there were a drinking game for every time a media outlet “rediscovered” Pittsburgh, after this past week, this city would be under the table.
One Friday a month, Pittsburgh’s Furries flock to Fernando’s Cafe on Liberty Avenue. This meetup is their second most popular, next to bowling. Last Friday, about 20 locals were eating and talking when someone put “Le Freak” by Chic on the stereo. A few jumped up — some in fur suits, some not — and joined in a disco line.
Dr. Hagen served, sometimes all at once, as the team physician for the Pittsburgh Penguins; a consultant to the medical team for the Pittsburgh Steelers; and a team physician for the University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University, Point Park University and the Pittsburgh Passion women’s professional football team, as well as numerous other local college and high school sports teams.
At the Lost & Found Factory, what is gone is not forgotten, nor is it ever truly gone. That may provide some peace of mind to, or at least allay some guilt of, the wife who misplaced her husband’s cuff links, or the curator who had a famous painting go missing under her watch, or even the woman who never got to see the dollhouse her grandmother bought for her mother.
“March” is a memoir of the life of John Lewis — chairman of the student nonviolent coordinating committee (SNCC), speaker at the March on Washington, and 14-term representative for Georgia’s 5th District — told in graphic novel form.
The War on Drugs apparently played about a half hour too long last night. I wouldn’t know, because I called it an early night after about 75 minutes, but I have to hand it to them—it was an excellent 75 minutes.
It took four Pittsburgh Zoo trainers to lift a 200-pound Galapagos tortoise over a fence and into its new habitat, an enclosed grassy area where another tortoise craned its neck to watch the commotion. Friday morning, trainers moved animals into their permanent homes in the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s...
Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt Get your chills and thrills at the newly opened frozen yogurt shop at 695 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon. What...