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 Former FBI director Louis Freeh, the author of the report investigating the Sandusky scandal at Penn State.
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Former FBI director Louis Freeh, the author of the report investigating the Sandusky scandal at Penn State.

Bid to reopen Freeh report stands before Penn State board

Some trustees who accuse the Freeh report in the Jerry Sandusky scandal of unfairly tarnishing Penn State, finally could get their wish.


 Grand Oaks Manor, the historic home in Brentwood owned by Bob Cranmer. Cranmer has written a book about the home, which he believes was haunted until it underwent an exorcism several years ago.

Former residents of Brentwood 'demon' house dispute book's claims

Bob Cranmer’s new book describes evil forces that inhabited his Brownsville Road home. Some former occupants beg to differ.



 Joe McGurk checks to make sure that Leah has swallowed her vitamin pill before giving her other medications. Leah has Dravet syndrome.To get her brain to stop seizures, Leah takes six medications a day.

Beaver Falls family hopes for legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania

The McGurk family advocates for medical marijuana law in Pennsylvania to help their two girls with severe epilepsy.



 David Drake, Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, stands next to Nine Mile Run in Frick Park as he addresses a traveling workshop from the Wildlife Society's annual conference in Pittsburgh.

City life and wildlife: Pittsburgh's urban conservation on display

The 2014 national convention of the Wildlife Society gives Pittsburgh a chance to display some animal magnetism.


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Symposium on Jonas Salk focuses on his work in sustainability

Salk Symposium celebrates 100th anniversary of Jonas Salk’s birth, focusing on his work on sustainability.



Police ask help finding man missing from Lawrenceville

Andre Gray is described as a black male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 200 pounds with a full beard.


 
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Robert Ferrante trial

Robert Ferrante is escorted to the courtroom.
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.

Examine the background and people involved right here.



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    Allegheny County law enforcement officials honored at awards luncheon

    Fourteen law enforcement officials were honored Friday at the annual Amen Corner Senator John Heinz Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon.



    State sets Ebola monitoring protocol

    The Allegheny Department of Health will be responsible to monitor travelers from West Africa who arrive here for signs of Ebola infection


     



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