The family of a shooting victim at Climax and Curtain in Beltzhoover react to the news that the victim died after three people were shot in the incident, Wednesday, September 24, 2008.


Seven year-old Grace Wilshire raises her hand to answer a question during her second-grade class at Redeemer Lutheran School in Oakmont, Wednesday, September 24, 2008. This month Redeemer Lutheran School is celebrating its 25th year of educating children.

Wednesday in the Park

Nonie Heystek, left, laughs with Babita Heystek as Mitra Nourbakhsh as the sun sets in Frick Park, Wednesday, September 18, 2008.

Art Therapy

Art Therapist Jeri Corbin (right) helps Covenant at South resident Corrine Siegel with her water colors during Art Therapy at Covenant at South in Mount Lebanon, Tuesday, September 16, 2008.


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.


Nine-year old Billy Quivers cheers after winnng the bean bag toss at a party given by Dr. Ray Wisniewski of Your Body By God, celebrating 25 years as a chiropractor at Hebron Church's Barclay Building in Penn Hills, Saturday, September 13, 2008.

Boxes and more Boxes

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.

Shoes on a Wire

Comcast technician Brad McMahon reconnects a cable line on Murray Avenue in Greenfield next shoes hanging from the line, Thursday, September 11, 2008.


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."

Not to be left out...

I shot these three years ago on a D1. Sorry about the quality

St. Pat

The statue of St. Patrick was moved to St. Stanislaus Koska for the mass at to celebrate the bicentennial of St. Patrick in the Strip District, Sunday, April 27, 2008. The St. Stanislaus Koska parish and St. Patrick Parish were merged in 1993.

Striking Distance

Pittsburgh Police pull a man out of the Ohio River after he fled into the water from a plainclothes officer who approached the man for questioning in a shooting that occured on North Charles Street, Tuesday, September 9, 2008.

Clean up

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.


The University of Pittsburgh run, Allegheny Observatory, located at the top of Riverview Park, is one of the major astronomical research institutions of the world. It is shown here, Friday, April 20, 2008.


Bethel Park's Riley Manko, 15, jumps his BMX bicycle off a ramp as Fabio Gales looks on at the South Park BMX Park, Wednesday, July 30, 2008.


Six year-old Millan Jain runs through the fountain at PPG Place, Saturday, August 2, 2008.


Shadyside's Mekenzee Nee looks at the exhibit "Restructured Topography" by Nayda Collazo-Llorens at Space Gallery downtown, Friday, July 25, 2008.


Oakmont's Sunny Carney, currently battling cancer for the third time, is shown at her home, Tuesday, September 9, 2008. A wiffle ball tournament will be held September 28 at Boyce Park with the proceeds going to help pay for an expensive treatment in Europe.



Beechview's Angelica Martinez cheers after receiving her diploma as part of the last graduating class at Schenley High School during the recently closed school's commencement at Melon Arena, Saturday, June 14, 2008.

Memorial Day

Clarence "Code" Gomberg of Morningside sharpens the ends of a flag on the graves of Jewish World War II vets at the Adath Jeshuran Cemetary off Wildwood Road in Hampton Township, Monday, May 19, 2008.


Allgheny County Wildlife Conservation Officer Beth A. Fife is handed a net as Louie, the male Peregrine Falcon who nests at the Gulf Tower, is shown in the reflection of the glass window when Fife stepped out onto the ledge to remove the Tasha II and her two chick for a health checkup and to banded, Monday, May 19, 2008. The birds are on the Endangered Species list so the health of the chicks are being monitored by the National Aviary.


Bridgeville's Harsh Parikh bowls as "non-striker" Gibsonia's Sai Jayaraman watches during a Pittsburgh Cricket Association match at Linbrook Park in Franklin Park, Saturday, June 7, 2008.

Me and Chryssy

Feature 3

Hampton Township's Melissa Pennetti attempts to smash a can at St. Ursula's annual festival in Allison Park, Monday, May 26, 2008.

Feature 2

The Southside's Carolyn Anderson reads while babysitting Mount Lebannon's Drue Whitson, 3, at West Park, Tuesday, June 3, 2008.


Kameryn Walker, 7 of Girl Scout Troupe 597 gets sprayed in the face to cool off at Riverview Park, during Riverview Park Heritage Day, Saturday, June 7, 2008.

Shelter Opening

Doves take flight during the dedication of the newly rennovated Chapel Shelter at Riverview Park, Saturday, June 7, 2008. The dedication was part of the Riverview Park Heritage Day.

Lake Erie

Lake Erie Region Conservancy president Tom Furhman walks along the last undeveloped piece of shoreline along Lake Erie, Friday May 25, 2008.