Josephina Stroup and her sister, Isabella, a rare set of monoamniotic twins, born in the same amniotic sac, recover in the NICU unit at West Penn Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. To read more about the twins visit the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Mika Nagao of Imizu, Japan holds her 18-month-old daughter, Sumika, at Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Sumika was one of the youngest patients to be transported from Japan on a ventricular assist device (VAD), which takes over the pumping action of the heart and offers lifesaving support, most often acting as a bridge to keep patients alive until donor hearts become available for transplantation. After the 16 hour flight from Japan to the United States, Sumika and her parents arrived at the Allegheny County Airport and were transported to Children’s Hospital by ambulance. The family received the news they had been waiting for in late May that Sumika would be getting a new heart. On May 30, Sumika received her heart and is doing exceptionally well.
Gregg Roman, 29, of Swissvale, a college friend of Steven Sotloff, worked to remove personal information about Sotloff being Jewish and an Israeli citizen from the internet while he was held captive by ISIS. To read more about Roman and his friendship with Sotloff visit the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Slim Forsythe, 58, is photographed at Nieds Hotel, where he lives and performs, in Lawrenceville on Wednesday evening, Sept. 2, 2014. Forsythe who works in the city's budget office has lived a colorful life, having worked as a lawyer, a self-published author, a volunteer at Mother Teresa's House of the Dying in Calcutta, an anti-nuke protester, a school bus driver, and many other endeavors. On Aug. 29 Forsythe was inducted into the America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Iowa. To read more about Forsythe visit the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and his Birdhouse Skateboards Team visited Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark in Carnegie on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The team visited the world-class skatepark as part of a pre-opening performance at the conclusion of their Midwest Birdhouse on the Road Tour. The 17,000-square-foot skatepark is named in memory of Vincent and Stephen Pitcher, avid skateboarders, who drowned on a camping trip in 2008.
Pittsburgh country-rock musicians, Bob Corbin, left, and Dave Hanner, right, of the Corbin-Hanner Band, photographed in Hanner's son, Jake's studio in Richland Township on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Corbin and Hanner wrote hits for some of the biggest stars in music, including Kenny Rogers, Alabama, Hank Williams Jr., and the Oak Ridge Boys.
Julia Johnson, 22, of the South Side stands along Grant Street during a rally against police violence at the City County Building, Downtown on Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014.
Raymond Robinson, 39, of Brentwood, holds a sign as he joins the demonstration against police violence.
Vee King, 28, of Penn Hills holds a candle during the vigil.