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News Minute: Here is the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh officials have announced the hiring of a new police chief. He is 56-year-old Cameron McLay, a former Madison, Wisconsin police captain who has been working as a consultant for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. McLay will succeed acting Chief Regina McDonald.

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) - Teachers in a small western Pennsylvania school district are walking the picket line, becoming the second union local to go on strike in the new school year. Members of the East Allegheny Education Association walked out Tuesday after contract talks with the school district broke down. The district has 1,700 students. In addition to the East Allegheny strike, educators in Millville School District in northeastern Pennsylvania also are on strike.

EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) - Officials say a small fire temporarily forced hundreds of college students out of a campus building in northwestern Pennsylvania. A spokesman for Edinboro University tells the Erie Times-News flames erupted Tuesday at the women's fitness center around 12:40 p.m. The Frank G. Pogue Student Center reopened around 2 p.m.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - For the first time researchers are looking at whether money from the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom helps Pennsylvania children and families. Research by Penn State sociology professor Molly Martin will compare northeastern Pennsylvania communities that have experienced the boom with nearby ones in New York state that haven't. Preliminary results from the study could be available in about a year.

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