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 A shot from the Hill District overlooks the new Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville. Unlike many other sectors, job cuts at Western Pennsylvania hospitals have continued since the 2008 recession, with regional hospitals collectively reporting a sixfold increase in reductions last fiscal year.
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A shot from the Hill District overlooks the new Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville. Unlike many other sectors, job cuts at Western Pennsylvania hospitals have continued since the 2008 recession, with regional hospitals collectively reporting a sixfold increase in reductions last fiscal year.

Hospital job cuts continue in Pittsburgh region

Western Pennsylvania hospitals, like most employers, shed jobs in the wake of the 2008 recession, but job losses have continued.


 Sgt. Eric Kroll gives a presentation on domestic violence at a city-wide Public Safety Council meeting.

Pittsburgh police to add smartphone app to tools against domestic violence

In 2013, Pittsburgh police responded to 10,622 calls for domestic violence,  sergeant Eric Kroll said.



 Public safety director Stephen A. Bucar

Pittsburgh police officers’ outside work restructuring still ongoing

The city council advanced a request to renew a contract with a North Carolina company handling scheduling for police off-duty work.



Orphaned daughters describe horror of parents’ Beaver Falls killings

Testimony came during a sentencing hearing Wednesday, a day after jurors convicted Robert L. Burgess of two counts of first-degree murder.


City


Bloomfield Halloween parade set for Thursday night

Mayor Bill Peduto and the Rev. Regis Farmer, pastor of St. Maria Goretti Parish, will serve as grand marshals.



Student, 15, to face charges for knife incident at Pittsburgh Oliver school

Pittsburgh Public Schools said the 15-year-old girl entered the teachers’ lounge about 9:15 a.m. and grabbed a steak knife.


 
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Robert Ferrante trial

Robert Ferrante, center, is flanked by his defense attorneys as he is escorted into a courtroom Oct. 23.
Follow one of the most scandalous trials in the history of Allegheny County: Robert Ferrante, a University of Pittsburgh researcher is accused of poisoning his wife, Dr. Autumn Marie Klein, a rising star in the field of neurology and obstetrics.

Mr. Ferrante denies any involvement.

Our reporter Paula Ward provides a day-by-day breakdown, latest findings and more. Also examine:

Case background and people involved

Evidence presented in the trial



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Anti-harassment video of Pittsburgh CAPA grad goes viral

The two-minute video, filmed in New York City, was made by the group Hollaback! to raise awareness of street harassment.



Man who threatened to blow up PNC Park pleads guilty to escape charge

Termaine Washington pleaded guilty in 2013 to using a stolen cell phone to call in various bomb threats in September 2012.


 



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