The crowd cheers for Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin when she made an appearence at a rally at Beaver Area High School, Thursday, October 23, 2008.
The coffin of Christian Lanese is carried out of Saint Louise deMarillac Church in Upper Saint Clair, Saturday, October 24, 2008 as balloons were handed out to mourners in memory of Lanese. The nine year-old Upper Saint Clair boy was the victim of an accidental shooting Saturday, October 18, 2008.
Hines Ward's son Jaden hides from the crowd when Ward addressed the group about a group of biracial kids from South Korea who came to Pittsburgh to spend the weekend with Ward, who's Helping Hands foundation underwrote the trip, at the Pittsburgh International Airport, Friday, November 7, 2008.
Marie Issa George (left) scans the rack of clothes while Bill Blass District Sales Manager Carlene Gnazzo (second from right) helps customer Bonnie Kristofic of Shadyside at the Mount Lebanon home of Tovah Green (far right) who sells Bill Blass New York fashions from her home, Tuesday, November 11, 2008.
Bradford Woods Volunteer Firefighter Patrick Kelly kicks off when the Bradford Woods Volunteer Fire Department faced off against Marshall Volunteer Fire Department in full turnout gear and oxygen tanks in a cooperative training excercise at Marshall Elementary soccer fields, Tuesday, October 7, 2008. This is the tenth year for an athletic competition between Marshall Volunteer Fire Department, Bradford Woods Volunteer Fire Department and Wexford Volunteer Fire Department.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Emeritus Ralph J. Cappy talks during the press conference announcing the formation of the Allegheny County District Attorney Taser Working Group, a group formed to study the impact tasers have on local policing, at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Wednesday, September 17, 2008.
Emsworth's Gwen Trosky sits in her home without electricity with her daughters, Kierra, 4 and Clarissa, 2, when the family returned to their home to get some personal items and let their dog out, Tuesday, September 16, 2008. Most of the houses on the northern end of Allegheny Avenue in Emsworth are without power.
City Parks' intern Pete Hammerle takes a break from breaking down cardboard boxes at the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Great Race Expo at the Circuit Center in the Southside Works, Friday, September 26, 2008. This year's Great Race will recycle most of the components from the racer's numbers to the cardboard boxes containing registration material.
Pittsburgh Fashion designer Nicole Scarpone (seated) shows off some of her line with animals that are up for adoption through the Humane Society along with Elena LaQuatra, Samantha Sham Erin Sledge and Carrie Finney. Scarpone will be having a trunk show at Diesel Club Lounge on Friday, September 19th that benefits the Human Society.
Paramedics escort a man who backed his car through the front wall of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service at 2000 Wharton Street on the Southside, Tuesday, September 2, 2008. Kevin White, 51 of Lawrenceville, who witnessed the incident said the man, "shot across the parking lot, jumped the curb and crashed through the wall. He was real dazed and shook up when he got out of the car."
Bethany Boise, 16, Monroeville, cleans some of the artwork from a house that was being rebuilt on Forbes Avenue and Jumonville in the Hill District as part of the Rebuild Together Pittsburgh project which provides free home repair for low-income and elderly homeowners, Saturday, April 26, 2008.
Chase Andronas stands with his father South Park Partolman Andronas during a candlelight ceremony honoring fallen police officers at the police memorial site on the North Side. This year, all past Allegheny County police officers who died in the line of duty were honored as well a four names that were added to the wall.