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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 church, built in 1893, shut down in 2017 and was purchased by the nonprofit last year for housing. Spokesman Jason Togyer said officials planned to retain many of the original features.

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State officials say Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program provided the drug nearly 600,000 times during its first year of sales.

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Republicans in Pennsylvania's Senate have been paying the legal bills of the chamber's ex-security chief in lawsuits by two women accusing him of harassing them while on the job as Senate security guards.

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati's office has approved at least $23,355 to cover the legal bills of former security director Justin Ferrante, according to a report published by The Philadelphia Inquirer, LNP and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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The Pittsburgh school district is offering a deal to some students caught with marijuana — a shorter suspension in exchange for drug counseling.

District officials say the goal is to get more students into counseling and reduce the amount of time they're out of the classroom.

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Pittsburgh's pair of bald eagles now have their first egg of the year.

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Bill Cosby says he "will never have remorse" for the sexual encounter that sent him to prison because he considers his conviction the work of "a low-life district attorney and a corrupt judge."

Cosby's stance could leave him to serve the high end of a three- to 10-year prison term since sex offenders often must show remorse to win parole.

Spokesman Andrew Wyatt says Cosby is prepared to stay in prison rather than apologize for a 2004 encounter he considers consensual.

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AccuWeather has agreed to pay $290,000 after a federal oversight agency found the company subjected female workers to sexual harassment and a hostile work environment.

AccuWeather's former CEO Barry Myers is President Donald Trump's nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Centre Daily Times reports the conciliation agreement was published in June after an investigation by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

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Recently resigned U.S. Rep Tom Marino now says problems with his remaining kidney prompted him to leave Congress just three weeks after starting his fifth term.

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The union representing state troopers says a contract dispute between western Pennsylvania health giants UPMC and Highmark could have a negative impact on troopers and their families.

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The mayor of Pittsburgh is looking to overhaul car towing procedures in the city, saying they don't want to force competition between towing companies.

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A truck driver accused of killing 11 people and wounding seven during an attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue in October is expected to appear Monday morning in a federal courtroom to be arraigned on additional charges.

The hearing in Robert Bowers' case is expected to be short and involves giving him formal notice of the criminal charges issued in a new indictment.

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A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice who is the younger brother of an indicted Philadelphia labor leader denied Thursday that he knowingly benefited from any money allegedly embezzled from the union.

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Pittsburgh city officials say they have fired a salt truck driver who badly damaged a parked car in January and didn't report the crash.

Pittsburgh Department of Public Works Director Mike Gable confirmed the termination Tuesday but did not provide details. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the mayor's office indicates the termination occurred Friday.

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Pennsylvania state police are adopting a new policy to govern troopers' interactions with foreign nationals.

The procedures, in the works for nearly two years, were adopted after criticism that officers were acting as an informal arm of immigration enforcement.

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A Holocaust survivor who escaped the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and a police officer who was wounded responding to the massacre will be among the guests sitting with first lady Melania Trump at the State of the Union address.

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Bob Friend, who pitched more innings than anyone in Pittsburgh Pirates history, died Sunday. He was 88.

The Pirates said Friend died at his home in Pittsburgh.

Friend holds the Pirates record for innings (3,480 1/3), starts (477) and strikeouts (1,682). The right-hander was an All-Star in three different seasons — in 1960, he made the NL roster for both All-Star games played that summer, and was the starter and winner in the first one.

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Police say a state lawmaker from western Pennsylvania had a blood-alcohol content of more than twice the limit for driving when he was pulled over last month.

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A Pittsburgh TV news producer who was fired for writing a graphic calling New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady a "known cheater" says he was just trying to have a little fun.

Michael Telek tweeted Wednesday that he got fired from KDKA-TV for putting the phrase underneath Brady's name in the Monday news segment.

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Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday that he will ask Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve a severance tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production to finance a multibillion-dollar capital plan for a wide range of projects, from controlling floodwaters to fighting blight.

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Pennsylvania health officials have confirmed the first child flu-related death of this year's flu season.

A five-term Republican state senator from western Pennsylvania says he's leaving his seat with two years left in his term. 

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 Pennsylvania's Senate is resuming a push to make the Eastern hellbender the state's official amphibian, an effort to highlight the plight of a creature whose numbers researchers say are declining because of pollution in rivers and streams.

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Authorities say a man pulled a gun on officers inside a Pennsylvania city's police headquarters.

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Pennsylvania's U.S. senators split in votes on competing bills for ending the partial government shutdown as the Senate rejected President Donald Trump's plan and another that passed the Democratic-controlled House.

A gunman opened fire at a hotel bar near Penn State's main campus, killing two men and wounding a woman, broke into a stranger's house and fatally shot the 83-year-old homeowner, and then killed himself, authorities said.

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Voters in heavily Republican northcentral Pennsylvania have a special election date set to elect a new representative to the U.S. House after the five-term incumbent resigned just three weeks into the new congressional term.

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Pennsylvania is asking the federal government to approve its state plan to regulate industrial hemp growers and has given conditional approval to applicants to start growing it commercially. 

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Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania says he'll vote against a bill reflecting President Donald Trump's demand for border wall funding in exchange for temporary protections for some immigrants. 

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Penn State is announcing plans for a national multidisciplinary research center on fraternities and sororities as part of an effort for change following the death of a fraternity pledge two years ago.

University officials pledged $2 million Tuesday for creation of the Timothy J. Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform, named after the student who died in 2017. Private support and university-matching funds are to provide an $8 million endowment.

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The mayor of Philadelphia says city departments and agencies will be offering flexibility in bill payments to federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown.

Mayor Jim Kenney said Monday that furloughed federal workers and those employees working without pay can contact the revenue department, water revenue bureau and Philadelphia Gas Works if they need "additional flexibility" in paying current bills or existing payment agreements.

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