A man shoots his dog, Pooh Bear, a family pet for eight years, near a small grave he dug just moments before in the families back yard. A rabid skunk bit the dog earlier in the morning. The man didn't have the money to care for the dog and had to make the difficult decision to euthanize it himself.
Boys play cops and robbers outside of a home in Tarentum, Pa.
Dave Montgomery, manager for the Freeport Legion team, runs to the aid of Alyssa Conjack, 14, of South Buffalo Township, Pa., after she collapsed during the pre-game ceremony while singing "God Bless America."
A cowboy warms up his horse in the paddock as the sun begins to set before the start of the Fort Armstrong Championship Rodeo at Crooked Creek Horse Park in Ford City, Pa.
Sgt. Ray Yakesh, a member of the 307th Military Police Company, gives his 9-day-old daughter, Erin, a kiss goodbye inside the New Kensington, Pa., barracks before his unit leaves for a 6-month assignment in Bosnia.
Kiersten Feroce, 10, and her brother, Michael, 9, stand near a mural at the Vandergrift Community Pool in Vandergrift, Pa.
A man sits near a waitress at Café du Monde in New Orleans, La.
A boy smokes a cigarette as he hides along a stream in Tarentum, Pa.
Aiden Leech, 3, of Verona peers out a rainy window as he waits outside of Berry Quool in Oakmont, Pa.
The Highland Hornet's new football field got off to a big start today as players lined the freshly cut field holding balloons to celebrate their coaches 40th birthday and began practicing for their season.
Young cowboys prepare their gear for the bull riding competition at the Fort Armstrong Championship Rodeo in Ford City, Pa.
Members of the Holy Martyrs Parish gather around a sawdust carpet during the 59th annual Corpus Christi Celebration in Tarentum, Pa.
Jackie Klingensmith of Leechburg is overcome with emotion after finding her brother, Dwyane, 13, is safe after his friend Joram Hollaman, 11, of Natrona Heights drowned in the Kiski River near Pine Run in Apollo, Pa.
Hollaman, who was fishing with four other friends including Klingensmith, fell into the river and was recovered just before dusk in about 6 feet of water and pronounced dead.
Billie Thompson wears her poodle skirt in her living room at her home in Parks Township, Pa. Thompson came of age in the 50's and reminisced about clothing styles, and the way of life back then. She always wanted a poodle skirt and never had one until she went on a cruise recently and made one for 50's night.
Jim Sarkett, 65, of Daisytown, Pa. was only 10 in the summer of 1950 when polio struck him, leaving him without the use of his legs. The polio virus isolated from his blood was used by Jonas Salk to create the vaccine.
Community members gather outside of the New Kensington City Hall as they lay hands on mayor Frank Link, city clerk Dennis Scarpiniti, and police chief Chuck Korman to pray for them as part of the National Day of Prayer in New Kensington, Pa.
The gravedigger at the Shiloh cemetery waits for David Lewis' funeral to end on January 8, 2006. Lewis was one of 13 miners who were trapped after an explosion in the Sago Mine in Sago, W.Va. Twelve miners died, in what was at the time, the worst mining disaster in West Virginia.