TOP: Jill Peters, of Bethel Park, plays with her son, Jacob, 6, in Dormont Pool on Monday, May 25, 2009. The warm weather was a welcome sight to the area's public pools. Hundreds visited Dormont Pool and took advantage of the free swim day. BOTTOM: Eight-month-old Eli Gargani holds his mother, Maya's hand as he gets cooled off at the pool.
Camryn McCabe, 11, left, Tiffany Ralston, 18, right, and Kristy Robertson, 19, back, all of Plum get their photos taken in a photo booth at a Memorial Day celebration at Soldier's and Sailors memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland on Monday afternoon.
TOP: Pennsylvania Game Commission officer Beth Fife holds a peregrine falcon chick that hatched on the Gulf Tower, Downtown and was banded on Tuesday morning, May 19, 2009. BOTTOM: The National Aviary's Chris Gaus, left, and Todd Katzner, right, check the stats of the falcon chick.
Pat Nosko, the critical care coordinator at Titusville looks through one of the areas of “Resources You Didn’t Know You Had” in Warrendale, on Monday afternoon. The half-day demonstration and presentation of Pennsylvania’s surge capacity resources available to the Western Pennsylvania hospital community to provide front-line health care in the event of a disaster.
Pittsburgh Police Officer Sgt. Gene Hlavac holds his son, Austin, 3, during the annual Blue Mass at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland on Sunday afternoon. The mass honored fallen police officers FBI Special Agent Samuel Hicks, and city officers Eric G. Kelly, Stephen J. Mayhle, and Paul J. Sciullo II.
Demolition crews used 450 pounds of explosives to bring down a 20-story vacant apartment building in East Liberty's Penn Circle on Sunday morning. The implosion of the building is part of a private economic development contract.
TOP: Bagpiper Alasdair Gillies plays 'Amazing Grace' during a ceremony at Carnegie Mellon University to dedicate the school's formula-one-style race car to the memory of Pittsburgh's fallen police officers Eric Kelly, Stephen Mayhle, and Paul Sciullo II on Thursday afternoon, May 7, 2009. BOTTOM: Pittsburgh Police Zone 5 commander Larry Ross climbs into Carnegie Mellon University's ormula-one-style race car after a ceremony to dedicate the car to the memory of Pittsburgh's fallen police officers Eric Kelly, Stephen Mayhle, and Paul Sciullo II on Thursday afternoon, May 7, 2009.
The Davis Avenue bridge is imploded on Wednesday afternoon, May 6, 2009.
Construction crews prepare the Davis Avenue bridge for demolition. About 400 Brighton Heights residents will have to leave their homes, move their cars and remove any pets by 11 a.m. Wednesday while contractors use explosives to demolish the unstable bridge.City officials announced Monday that Phoenix, Md.-based Controlled Demolition Inc. will implode the bridge carrying Davis Avenue over Woods Run Avenue between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday. A consultant two weeks ago warned that two deteriorated supports raised the danger of collapse, and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl called for the emergency demolition.
PhD. Kirsten Schneider Ohrum, 38, a research associate at the Ted Ross Laboratory in the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh, holds a viral plaque titer plate with the flu virus on it. The plates are used to determine the amount of virus in a sample. The lab is working on research to produce a vaccine without having to incubate eggs, to shorten the time required.
World War II veteran Sylvester "Cy" Denne awaits an Army uniform to replace the one he used to have, fulfilling his final wish to be buried in his military uniform. Denne served in Japan as a tank driver and was presented with a new uniform on Wednesday afternoon at the Kane Regional Center in McKeesport, where he resides.
Police officers move into position near the 7200 block of Everton Street in Lincoln-Lemington where three men where believed to be held up with automatic weapons on Tuesday evening, April 28, 2009. On Saturday, a man was fatally shot at a home in the same block of Everton Street. When the standoff ended police took one man into custody and two others evaded police.
On most assignments I end up shooting photos that don't fit the story that I'm covering but do catch my eye for whatever reason. I'll be posting them occasionally to this blog. This is the first one taken at a press conference at the Allegheny County Chief Executive's office.