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Recent articles by Paul:

Limited partner files lawsuit over sale of Pittsburgh Penguins to Fenway Sports Group

The lawsuit was filed by Wildfire Productions, a limited partner in the Penguins ownership group. → Read More

Pitcairn to take over policing Wilmerding

During the five years Allegheny County has overseen policing, residents said crime has dropped dramatically in Wilmerding. → Read More

Lawsuit accuses Petco of sales tax overcharges

A Petco spokesperson declined to comment, citing the pending litigation. → Read More

FBI seeking victims in Snapchat sextortion case, Penn Hills man charged

The FBI said it has identified victims from Phoenix to Buffalo to Virginia in what it calls a "sextortion" case. → Read More

Deer processors overwhelmed in first week of season

"The phone doesn't stop ringing. We've probably gotten 500 phone calls since Sunday," co-owner Johnathan Peffer said. → Read More

Voters, political experts react to Dr. Oz's Senate candidacy

Dr. Mehmet Oz enters Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race as easily the best-known Republican candidate, with plenty of built-in support. → Read More

Experts explain the hidden danger that could be inside your tires

Tires are treated with chemicals that slow oxidation and delay deterioration. But outside of an X-ray, experts say it's difficult to measure interior wear and tear. → Read More

Lock expert finds security flaw affecting thousands of apartments, condos nationwide

The problem is with some intercoms that residents use to talk with visitors and let them in the door. → Read More

Police arrest four men in 'grandparents scam' in western Pennsylvania

Police said the alleged scammers would call a senior citizen and say a grandchild was in jail and needed up to $12,000 in cash for bail. → Read More

Many Pittsburgh-area senior citizens anxious to get COVID-19 booster shot

"You've got to protect yourself and your family and your inlaws and your kids," said Guy Marci of Edgewood. → Read More

Brookline grandmother facing charges after possibly exposing 5-month-old to opioids

Police said Elizabeth Rexrode, 41, was caring for her granddaughter when the child became unresponsive. → Read More

Air traffic controller who tracked Flight 93 remembers September 11

The hijackers turned off the transponders, making it impossible to track Flight 93, so Kettell and his controllers at the FAA regional center in Cleveland sought help from other aircraft. → Read More

1 dead after shooting in North Union Township

At least one person was killed in a shooting at an apartment complex in Fayette County Friday afternoon. → Read More

COVID booster shots will be available for all adults next month

Most vaccinated Pittsburghers welcome booster shots → Read More

Rise in coronavirus cases having impact on Pittsburgh area businesses

Some businesses worry about return of mask mandate → Read More

Opponents of proposed Amazon warehouse hold protest in Churchill

Traffic a major concern for Amazon warehouse opponents → Read More

Pittsburgh constable charged with filing false tax returns

Feds: Constable told employees to "play with" incomes to boost refunds → Read More

Fire destroys pizza shop, hub of Liberty Borough

Fire destroyed a pizza shop in Liberty Borough, one of only two active businesses in the community.The fire started about 9:30 a.m. Saturday and quickly tore through JoLynn Pizzaria. No one was in the business at the time."It was really sad, really really sad," said Julian Krivonak, who has worked at JoLynn for 23 years."Everybody has memories here and everybody like us grew up with JoLynn's,"… → Read More

CMU engineering professor: Potential causes of Florida building collapse not present in Pittsburgh area

A Carnegie Mellon engineering professor said two potential causes of the condominium tower collapse in South Florida are not present in Western Pennsylvania. → Read More

Priest accused of molesting 8-year-old boy at Plum church in 1998

A Catholic priest in the Pittsburgh Diocese is facing criminal charges for allegedly molesting an 8-year-old boy at a Plum church in 1998.According to a criminal complaint, the victim was just 8 when Rev. Robert Cedolia assaulted him at Our Lady of Joy. The victim told police the first incident occurred when he was training for first communion. The second incident happened two weeks later.During… → Read More