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  • Steelers OT Alejandro Villanueva blames media for backlash against Drew Brees

    06/05/2020 8:55:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    MSN ^ | June 5, 2020 | Curt Popejoy
    here are few players in the NFL more qualified to discuss the national anthem and the flag than Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva. He served multiple tours of duty in the Army and is highly decorated. When Villanueva went on 97.3 The Fan on Friday he was asked about the comments of New Orleans Saints quarterback about the national anthem and the heat Brees took, finally forcing him into an apology. Villanueva is a smart guy and rather than get baited into an answer, he put it squarely back on the media. “It was taken out of context the...
  • Brian Bartels, 20-Year-Old Accused Of Inciting Violence And Riots In Pittsburgh, In Police Custody

    06/02/2020 6:27:45 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 99 replies
    Twenty-year-old Brian Bartels, the man accused of inciting violence and riots in Pittsburgh on Saturday, is in police custody. Bartels turned himself in at police headquarters Monday. He arrived with an adult male and adult female. Bartels is facing charges of institutional vandalism, rioting and reckless endangerment. According to police, he’s responsible for breaking the windows out of a Pittsburgh police car against the wishes of peaceful protesters. After he was arrested, police say they received a call from Bartels’ attorney earlier in the day saying Bartel would turn himself in Monday afternoon. Bartels had no comment as he walked...
  • You Get What You Vote For and in Democrat-Run Cities You Get Riots

    06/01/2020 7:58:59 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 01 2020 | JOHN NOLTE
    Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Fayetteville, Atlanta, New York, Nashville, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Milwaukee, Salt Lake, Washington DC, Detroit, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Kansas City, Houston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, Tampa, Baltimore, Oakland, Louisville… What do all those American cities have in common? 1. They’re all run by Democrats, many for generations. 2. They’ve all been looted and burned by left-wing Antifa terrorists and other anarchist groups over the past few nights.
  • Pittsburgh Diocese to Consolidate 61 Parishes Into 15

    05/31/2020 7:57:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Crux ^ | 5/28/20 | AP
    PITTSBURGH - The Diocese of Pittsburgh has announced plans to consolidate 61 parishes into 15 new parishes. The mergers, to be completed July 1, will reduce the number of parishes in the diocese of Pittsburgh from 152 to 106. Bishop David Zubik told parishioners in a letter that “This has not been a simple task” but spoke of the need for sacrifice and said “You are positioning your new parish for more effective ministry by addressing financial needs, sharing resources and allowing your clergy to focus on the spiritual work for which they were ordained.”
  • Pittsburgh police chief says ‘anarchists' likely hijacked peaceful protests downtown

    05/31/2020 5:12:09 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/30/20 (8 hours ago) | WPXI-News TV Pittsburgh
    Police cars set on fire, businesses vandalized, and protesters and police officers injured - all of that prompted the mayor to implement citywide curfew and call in police. ...
  • Pittsburgh Public Safety declares ‘unlawful assembly’ downtown, tells businesses to close, people to stay home

    05/30/2020 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    WPXI ^ | May 30, 2020 | WPXI staff
    Crowds of people are gathering across the Pittsburgh area to rally in response to the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Floyd died while in police custody earlier this week. *snip* UPDATE 7:00 p.m.: Pittsburgh Public Safety officials have “declared an unlawful assembly downtown." They are telling businesses to close and people to stay at home.
  • LIVE UPDATES: Police car set on fire, thousands of protesters march through Pittsburgh in response to death of George Floyd

    05/30/2020 3:00:26 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies
    WPXI ^ | May 30, 2020
    PITTSBURGH — Crowds of people are gathering across the Pittsburgh area to rally in response to the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Floyd died while in police custody earlier this week. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested Friday and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death. Chauvin is accused of keeping his knee on the Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. UPDATE 5:50 p.m.: Protests have turned violent and the crowd has split into groups across the city. No one has been injured, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety. UPDATE 5:46 p.m.: A second police...
  • Downtown Pittsburgh Protest Over The Death Of George Floyd Turns Violent

    05/30/2020 2:53:45 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 25 replies
    KDKA Pittsburgh ^ | May 30 | Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent late Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Pittsburgh around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Chants of “Don’t Shoot,” “Black Lives – They Matter Here,” and Floyd’s famous last words “I can’t breathe” were chorused by the crowds of people marching with signs in the streets.
  • Pittsburgh War Memorial Vandalized with Red Paint (hammer and sickle logo)

    05/25/2020 10:53:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25 2020 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    A war memorial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been vandalized with red paint on Memorial Day. The memorial is known as the World War I Doughboy, located at the “Y” of Penn and Butler Streets in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, was covered in red spray paint, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The message painted onto the memorial read, “JUNE 19, 1986, GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROISM.”
  • Gov. Tom Wolf responds to Ben Roethlisberger barbershop visit: ‘I don’t care who you are ...’

    05/19/2020 7:04:51 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 68 replies
    Penn Live ^ | May 19, 2020 | Jacob Klinger
    Ben Roethlisberger broke pandemic restrictions to get his hair cut and beard trimmed, along with a small recording crew, for a video the Steelers quarterback put out on his Twitter account Monday. Governor Tom Wolf doesn’t want Roethlisberger, or anyone to break coronavirus restrictions in that way. “My concern is just a general concern and anybody who puts himself or herself into harm’s way is something i think we ought to try to avoid,” Wolf said in response to a question about Roethlisberger specifically. "And when you go to something like a barbershop and you’re not protected, I don’t care...
  • ‘Please don’t misgender me’: Reporter calls Pa. health secretary ‘sir’ multiple times during interview

    05/14/2020 8:40:39 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 178 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 13 May 2020 | Jenna Wise
    A Pittsburgh radio station is again under scrutiny after one of its reporters called Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman, “sir” at least three times during a Tuesday press call. The incident happened while KDKA-AM personality Marty Griffin was asking a question about what the state’s “end game” is for reopening after the coronavirus, according to the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. A Pittsburgh City Paper transcript shows Griffin called Levine “sir” in both his initial question and follow-up, leading her to tell him “please don’t misgender me,” and that it was “really insulting.” Griffin later apologized on Twitter...
  • Herd Of Deer Spotted On Empty Millvale Streets During Coronavirus Pandemic

    05/07/2020 11:50:37 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/30/20 | CBS Pittsburgh
    The deer have the streets to themselves.
  • Coronavirus In Pittsburgh: Researcher Killed In Apparent Murder-Suicide Was Close To ‘Making Very Significant Findings’ Related To COVID-19

    05/05/2020 5:57:08 PM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 21 replies
    A researcher killed in an apparent murder-suicide was close to “making very significant findings” related to the coronavirus, his department at the University of Pittsburgh said. ADVERTISING Two shootings that happened over the weekend in Ross Township appear to be a murder-suicide, according to police. On May 2, police said 37-year-old Dr. Bing Liu was found dead in his home on Elm Court from apparent gunshot wounds to his head, neck and torso. Investigators say they now believe his death is a homicide. (Photo Credit: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) Liu was a research assistant professor at the University...
  • Pittsburgh appeals judge’s rejection of firearm restrictions

    05/04/2020 5:24:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 05 04 2020
    Attorneys for the city of Pittsburgh are asking a state court to overturn a judge’s order striking down firearm restrictions approved after a 2018 mass shooting at a synagogue. The three ordinances were approved in April 2019 following the October 2018 mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue that killed 11 worshippers. Gun rights advocates fought the ordinances, and a judge struck down the measures in October, saying Pennsylvania law forbids municipalities from regulating firearms and the ordinances were “void and unenforceable.” City lawyers argue in briefs filed late last week that neither lawmakers nor the state’s highest court...
  • Pitt researcher studying coronavirus killed in suspected murder-suicide in Ross Township

    05/04/2020 6:39:05 PM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 43 replies
    WTAE ^ | 05/04/2020
    Bing Liu "was on the verge of making very significant findings" in a SARS-CoV-2 research project at the University of Pittsburgh, his department said. WTAE Updated: 6:25 PM EDT May 4, 2020 ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A man who police said was found shot dead at his Ross Township home was a research assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was working on a coronavirus research project. Police said they believe that Bing Liu, 37, was shot inside his Elm Court townhome by a man who then went outside to his car and shot himself. Liu's death is...
  • Furries hopes to still hold annual convention in Pittsburgh this summer despite COVID-19 pandemic

    04/22/2020 3:35:43 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 22, 2020
    PITTSBURGH — Furries are hoping to descend on Pittsburgh once again this summer for their annual Anthrocon convention despite the coronavirus outbreak. The group says they’ve been in daily contact with VisitPittsburgh, local hotels and the David Lawrence Convention Center. As of right now, the group says, plans for this year’s convention are still progressing, according to an update on the Anthrocon 2020 website. Organizers are also taking looking for the best way to hold the event safely for everyone and say health officials may decide it may not be safe to hold the event this year.
  • Radio Traffic Update: Traffic Snarl in Downtown Pittsburgh Due to Horn Honking Protest

    04/22/2020 10:56:33 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 26 replies
    vanity ^ | 4/22/2020 | me
    Local Radio traffic update during the Rush Limbaugh Show stating that traffic is snarled in Downtown Pittsburgh due to "a large horn-honking protest of cars circling the City-County Building". That's 2 protests in Downtown Pittsburgh in 5 days!
  • University of Pittsburgh: A Coronavirus vaccine that wouldn’t require a shot

    04/12/2020 6:32:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Street ^ | 04/12/2020 | Louis Falo, University of Pittsburgh
    As labs around the world race to develop a vaccine, my colleagues and I are trying to find a better way to deliver it than the standard, cringe-inducing shot. I am an immunologist and dermatologist, and my colleagues and I have been working on vaccines against the very related coronaviruses that cause MERS and SARS. We were able to use the resources and systems we had already developed to very rapidly create a vaccine candidate for this new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that we have tested in mice. Called the PittCoVacc vaccine, it is a simple protein vaccine that is made from...
  • FBI: SEIU Duped as 39 Million Masks ‘Found’ by Union Was Elaborate Fraud Scheme

    04/12/2020 12:05:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 4/12/2020 | Kyle Olson
    The 39 million N95 masks the Service Employees International Union announced it had discovered turned out to be an elaborate scheme, according to the FBI. In late March, the union rushed out a press release: The union launched an exhaustive search for masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) five days ago in response to pleas from frontline healthcare workers that they need more protection and feel unsafe on the job as they treat the growing number of COVID-19 patients. SEIU-UHW has 97,000 members who work in hospitals across California. Within 48 hours of painstakingly calling leads and potential suppliers,...
  • University Of Pittsburgh: We Might Already Have A Vaccine — And A Safer Delivery Method, Too

    04/03/2020 11:36:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Take this with a small grain of salt at least for the moment, or perhaps a grain of sugar in this case. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine believe that they have found an effective vaccine against COVID-19 and want expedited FDA approval for Phase 1 testing. The school’s extensive work on the previous SARS and MERS outbreaks left a roadmap for defeating this coronavirus, they claim in a new peer-reviewed paper — and they have also developed a safer method for delivering it: Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine believe that they’ve...