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  • Law-abiding, self-driving Uber fleet will be dangerous fit with yinzers

    08/24/2016 11:44:19 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 38 replies
    Tribune-Review (greater Pittsburgh area) ^ | 22 August 2016 (print edition) | Eric Heyl
    Someone slam the brakes on this plan. In a national first, Uber is poised to put a fleet of self-driving cars on Pittsburgh streets. But there's no way people should be permitted to hail rides from semi-autonomous cars until Uber significantly tweaks its vehicular software. Artificial Intelligence apparently passed its driver's exam, the cars will have emergency backup drivers, and Uber presumably has programmed the vehicles to navigate the streets as safely as possible. Therein lies the problem. Most people seldom drive as safely as possible, particularly in this town. To put it in terms this sports-obsessed city can best...
  • Pittsburgh: Mass Attendance Down 40% Since 2000

    08/18/2016 5:44:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Commenting on sobering demographic and financial trends, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that “the number one priority has to be, ‘We need to make our worship better.” “Second of all, we need to do the best job that we can to get not only more ordained leaders, but we really have to open up lots of doors for the lay leaders of the Church,” he said. Since 2000, diocesan Mass attendance has declined by 40%, and K-8 Catholic school enrollment has fallen by 50%. The newspaper also reported that nearly half of Pittsburgh parishes are the...
  • Pittsburgh police recruit accused of assaulting wife

    08/17/2016 7:41:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 17, 2016
    PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh police recruit accused of assaulting his wife was arrested Tuesday, according to a criminal complaint. Jabbar Karwan is facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault and making terroristic threats. According to the criminal complaint, the victim told police Karwan was training to become a police officer, and that he had handcuffed her, threatened her with his night stick and pointed a gun to her head. The complaint also stated that the victim begged police not to arrest Karwan because it would “make it worse for her.” She told officers she wants a divorce and to move on...
  • Juvenile Fights in Downtown Pittsburgh Shock Residents

    08/09/2016 5:02:59 PM PDT · by BrownsvilleBeerGuy · 33 replies
    Pittsburgh Trib Live ^ | Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, 11:30 p.m. | Madasyn Czebiniak
    Chris Litherland had never seen anything like it — crowds of juveniles fighting Downtown on Sunday. “They were just running around the streets, blocking traffic, blocking buses, walking on top of people's cars,” Litherland said.
  • Pittsburgh police chief defends decision to speak at Democratic National Convention

    07/27/2016 5:44:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    WTAE.COM ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | WTAE.COM
    PITTSBURGH —Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay said he focused his message on policing and community relations during his address to the Democratic National Convention. McLay responded to criticisms of his appearance raised by some rank-and-file officers and spread via social media. "There was no endorsing of any candidate, there was no endorsing of any particular objective. I'm simply getting the truth that needs to be said about what meaningful police reform needs to look like in this country out on a much broader scale," McLay told reporters during an informal question-and-answer session following his return to Pittsburgh from his convention...
  • Dump truck driver crashes through FBI Pittsburgh security gate

    07/26/2016 11:00:24 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 85 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 07-26-2016 | Tribune Review
    A man driving a dump truck rammed through a security gate of the FBI Headquarters on the South Side Tuesday, an FBI spokesman said. The driver was injured and transported to a hospital, but no one else was hurt, said Special Agent Greg Heeb. The ramming was intentional, he said, but the motive of the driver aren't clear yet. “We're investigating it now with the Pittsburgh police,” he said. Police have identified the driver but haven't released his identity yet, Heeb said. Police stopped the driver on Carson Street after he ran several red lights, Heeb said. The driver said...
  • Pittsburgh police chief among primetime speakers on Day 2 of DNC

    07/26/2016 9:41:42 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 17 replies
    WPXI Pittsburgh ^ | 07/26/2016
    Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay will be one of the primetime speakers at Tuesday's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. He's expected to speak sometime between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., after former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. McLay will be followed by actor Tony Goldwyn, who plays the president on the TV show 'Scandal.' According to a release by Mayor Bill Peduto's office, McLay will speak about Pittsburgh's efforts to adopt the best practices on community policing. Pittsburgh is one of six cities nationwide participating in the U.S. Department of Justice's National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. Mayor...
  • Dump truck driver targets Pittsburgh FBI building, crashes vehicle through front gate

    07/26/2016 9:36:27 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 36 replies
    PITTSBURGH - A heavy amount of police activity is continuing near the FBI building on the South Side after authorities said the driver of a dump truck intentionally crashed his vehicle through the front gate Tuesday morning. FBI Supervisory Special Agent Greg Heeb said the large vehicle briefly went airborne after impact before it came to rest in an employee parking lot outside the building on East Carson Street. Video: Bob Mayo interviews FBI agent at crash scene "He was apparently driving erratically in the area. He ran a couple of red lights, possibly a stop sign," Heeb said. "Pittsburgh...
  • Pittsburgh police chief addresses officer safety concerns

    07/17/2016 5:34:08 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    WTAE.COM ^ | 17 JULY 2016 | WTAE.COM
    PITTSBURGH —Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay issued a statement Sunday following the shooting of officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. McLay issued the following statement regarding the safety of Pittsburgh police officers: "The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be exercising extreme caution to ensure the safety of our officers as the nation is reeling from yet another incident in which police have been targeted in a shooting.," McLay said.
  • Country concert chaos: Kenny Chesney performs in Pittsburgh, leading to seven arrests...

    07/03/2016 1:41:43 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 85 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 3, 2016
    Seven people were arrested and nearly 100 needed medical attention after country singer Kenny Chesney performed in Pittsburgh last night on his Spread the Love tour. The concert at Heinz Field drew about 40,000 people on Saturday night, 37 of whom were taken to the hospital mostly due to dehydration and intoxication, according to the city's public safety director, the Post Gazette reported. From midnight to 6am on Sunday, the city's sanitation department cleared a shocking 48 tons of garbage left behind from the tailgate party, TribLive reported. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3672409/25-people-taken-hospitals-Kenny-Chesney-concert.html#ixzz4DNedIr3C Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Pittsburgh news anchor fired after racist Facebook post says it was because she is white

    06/22/2016 5:38:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 21, 2016 | Christopher Brennen
    Pittsburgh news anchor fired after racist Facebook post says it was because she is white A Pittsburgh news anchor fired for a Facebook post stereotyping black people as criminals is suing, saying she was let go because she is white. Wendy Bell, then a presenter at WTAE, caused a social-media firestorm with a March post, where she wrote that still-unidentified shooting suspects were probably black. “You needn’t be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts two weeks ago Wednesday ... They are young black men, likely in their teens or in...
  • Pastor Manning:Clinton has won nomination

    06/04/2008 12:52:31 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 26 replies · 317+ views
    Manning: Clinton has won nomination Pittsburgh Tribune-Review By Salena Zito Pastor James David Manning, posted an “urgent message to Sen. Hillary Clinton” via You-Tube video today claiming that Clinton “without a doubt has won the nomination for the presidency for the Democratic Party.” In the video, Manning, pastor of ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, N.Y., compares Clinton’s courage to that of former Pakistan leader Benazir Bhutto, Clinton's wisdom and poise to that of Cleopatra, and Clinton's leadership strength to that of Deborah of the Old Testament.
  • White TV anchor fired after racial comments fights back with discrimination lawsuit

    06/21/2016 6:24:32 AM PDT · by orchestra · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/21/2016 | Katie Mettler
    In March, a white award-winning broadcast news anchor in Pittsburgh posted on her professional Facebook page what she claimed was a heartfelt call to action on the perceived black-on-black crime epidemic in the United States, particularly in the city she’d covered for almost 20 years. The post came two weeks after she covered a mass shooting at a backyard barbecue that left four people injured and six dead, including a pregnant woman, in Wilkinsburg, a majority black borough. The district attorney called the heinous crime calculated, planned and one of the “most brutal” he had seen in his 18-year tenure.
  • Pittsburgh anchorwoman sues TV station, saying she was fired because she's white

    06/21/2016 7:47:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 21,2016
    She commented on the March 9 shooting of five black people in the poor Pittsburgh suburb of Wilkinsburg. "You needn't be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts," Bell wrote March 21. "They are young black men, likely in their teens or in their early 20s. They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers and their mothers work multiple jobs. These boys have been in the system before. They've grown up there. They know the police. They've been arrested." In the same post, she also praised a black restaurant worker in a...
  • Damning Dad: Father's Day Pledge is appalling

    06/15/2016 5:26:29 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 28 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | June 15, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Damning Dad: Father’s Day Pledge is appalling by Daniel Clark Happy Father's Day, you sadistic, sociopathic brute! That's essentially how the holiday is being observed here in Pittsburgh, a city that is plunging into full-blown, banana-brained liberalism at warp speed. Since 2014, political and business leaders have been signing onto the "Father’s Day Pledge to End Gender Violence," along with popular local sports figures like Pirate manager Clint Hurdle, and longtime backup Steeler quarterback Charlie Batch. If you don't understand what "gender violence" means, that's understandable, because liberals are still in the process of making it up. If they really...
  • A Combative Donald Trump Shows Up at Tampa and Pittsburgh Rallies

    06/12/2016 4:13:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 11 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Beth Reinhard
    Some people who know Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump say he has two aspects: a thoughtful, charming private demeanor and an impulsive, inflammatory public persona. But now, two public images of Mr. Trump appear to be emerging: the scripted candidate who affirms conservative ideals and attacks presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and the free-wheeling headliner at rallies who seems willing to hurl insults at any and all, even within his own party. The latter public version of Mr. Trump showed up on Saturday at campaign stops in Tampa, Fl., and Pittsburgh, Pa., offering a stark contrast from the more-restrained...
  • DONALD TRUMP IN PITTSBURGH THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH

    06/10/2016 8:16:22 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 10 replies
    warroom.com ^ | 10 June 2016 | ROSE TENNENT
    DONALD TRUMP IN PITTSBURGH THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 11TH Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump arrives in Pittsburgh Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and our very own ROSE TENNENT "Rose Unplugged", will deliver pre-program remarks! WHERE: Atlantic Aviation, 300 Horizon Dr., Mood Township, PA 15108, Hanger 2 WHEN: Saturday, June 11 at 3:00 p.m. Doors open at noon Admission is FREE, but you MUST REGISTER. Get tickets at http://lists.warroom.com/lists/lt.php?id=Y0tSBR5WUx8AVAw
  • Pitt Students ‘In Tears’ and Feeling ‘Unsafe’ After Milo Yiannopoulos Event

    03/03/2016 4:43:56 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/3/2016 | Charlie Nash
    The University of Pittsburgh’s Student Government Board held a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss the traumatizing visit the night before from “dangerous” homosexual and Breitbart Tech Editor Milo Yiannopoulos, during which students described themselves as feeling “hurt” and “unsafe.” “During his talk, Yiannopoulos called students who believe in a gender wage gap ‘idiots,’ declared the Black Lives Matter movement a ‘supremacy’ group, while feminists are ‘man-haters,’” according to the student paper The Pitt News, prompting a handful of twenty-something-year olds to feel upset. “Just because we have to be neutral with our funding doesn’t mean we’re personally neutral,” announced...
  • US fines China firm for illegal export to Pak nuke plant

    01/06/2013 2:24:28 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Rediff ^ | Friday, January 4, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    A Chinese company has agreed to pay a penalty of $3 million after pleading guilty to the charges of illegally exporting high-performance coating to Pakistan's Chashma nuclear power plant, US federal authorities said. Headquartered in Nanjing, the Chinese firm Huaxing agreed to the maximum criminal fine of  $2 million, $1 million of which will be stayed pending its successful completion of five years of corporate probation. Huaxing was building Chashma II Nuclear Power Plant in Pakistan as part of a nuclear cooperation pact between China and Pakistan. Chashma II is owned by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, which is an...
  • Pittsburgh police refusing to work security at Beyonce’ concert over anti-police message

    05/23/2016 8:46:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/23/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    This would likely be an easier column to write if I were more familiar with the life and work of Beyonce’, but even I know that she’s a very popular singer with significant music sales and well attended concerts. In terms of the latter revenue stream, events of that magnitude always require security staff on hand to keep the rowdy fans under control and that’s a thriving business in America. What’s less often discussed is the fact that off duty police officers frequently take such jobs and do their moonlighting work with the full blessing of their bosses. It’s not...
  • Target sues Chattanooga girl's hero

    05/20/2016 2:56:14 AM PDT · by raybbr · 42 replies
    NewsChannel9 ^ | 5/18/2016 | James Torrez
    CHATTANOOGA — Glen Meadows will be making another trip from Chattanooga to Pennsylvania this weekend. Allison Meadows, Glen's daughter, was stabbed at a Target store in East Liberty, Penn in 2013. Surveillance footage showed Leon Walls grabbed and attacked Meadows' daughter with a knife. A group of men came to help stop Walls from committing any further harm. One of those men was Michael Turner, who is now being sued by the chain. "I thank him," said Meadows, "I thank him every time I see him." While Meadows thanks Turner, Target blames him. Court documents say the company claims Turner...
  • Most Americans want the government to pay for health care, poll says

    05/17/2016 12:21:48 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies
    Newsy, via WPXI ^ | May 17, 2016 | Grant Suneson
    A new Gallup Poll shows most Americans want the government to take on a bigger role in health care. More than 1,500 people from across the country were surveyed, and 58 percent favor replacing the provisions set up by the Affordable Care Act with a federally funded health care program. The ACA, or Obamacare, lets Americans buy insurance through the federal government, but the survey shows most citizens want the government to just pay for everything, or at least that’s what they’re saying now. In recent years, Americans have waffled on whether the government should pay their medical bills. Polls...
  • Here Are 7 Reasons Why Donald Trump Could Really Win In November

    05/03/2016 6:18:42 PM PDT · by Milhous · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 05/03/2016 08:09 pm ET | Howard Fineman
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, lives along so many fault lines of American politics that he is especially sensitive to Trump tremors, which he fears could become an earthquake by November. “I’m concerned,” he said. “Beating Donald Trump won’t be as easy as it might look.” Casey is a pro-life, pro-gun Roman Catholic in a state that Democratic consultant James Carville once described as “Pittsburgh and Philadelphia with Alabama in between.” He is also an old-school Democrat and a new-school one: He's pro-union and wary of global trade; he defends Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare and same-sex...
  • "Burn The American Plantation": Supporting Trump Can Make You A Target Of Violence

    04/21/2016 7:01:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    Leftist-anarchist website Its Going Down.org provides “a report from Pittsburgh anarchists” describing their “full disruption and confrontation” of attendees of a Donald Trump rally held last week in the Pennsylvania town of Oakland.
  • Candle Company Creates Hills Snack Bar Scent, Entire Mid-Atlantic Freaks Out

    04/21/2016 4:39:35 AM PDT · by Gennie · 10 replies
    Consumerist ^ | April 14, 2016 | Laura Northrup
    If you lived in parts of the Mid-Atlantic, South, or Midwest in the ’80s or ’90s, you were probably familiar with the discount department store chain Hills. (If you aren’t from that area, when you read this story, substitute your favorite now-defunct local or regional department or discount store for Hills.) This week, a local YouTube channel and a candle company teamed up to create a scented candle, and created a frenzy. Hills stores had snack bars in the lobby, which were nothing unique: popcorn, fossilized hot dogs, soda, and Icees were all available. The stores also had housewares, clothes,...
  • [1 Min Preview of ABC News Clip] Trump to Pittsburgh: 'We Are Going to Bring Back Your Coal Industr

    04/14/2016 1:31:35 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 160 replies
    Pay to Watch ABC News clip on your Grabien Gold MultiMedia Marketplace Account ^ | April 13, 2016 | For full access to this ABC News clip, save a copy to your e-Locker;buy an embed code or log into Gr
    Donald Trump states in Pittsburgh he will bring back Pittsburgh's coal industry, clean coal. And also he will bring back Pittsburgh's steel industry.
  • Trump Live: Pittsburgh, PA, April 13, 2016 @ 7pm EDT.

    04/13/2016 3:47:05 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,649 replies
    Pittsburgh, PA Wednesday, April 13, 2016: LIVE Stream of the Donald Trump for President Rally in Pittsburgh, PA at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center beginning at 7:00 PM EDT. Pittsburgh is a city in western Pennsylvania at the junction of 3 rivers. Its Gilded Age sites, including the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, speak to its history as an early-20th-century industrial capital. In the North Shore neighborhood are the modern Andy Warhol Museum, Heinz Field football stadium and PNC Park baseball stadium. Population: 305,841 Donovan Lawrence Convention...
  • US Steel cutting about 750 non-union jobs

    04/06/2016 5:22:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 6:29 PM EDT
    U.S. Steel says it is cutting 25 percent of its non-union workforce in North America, or roughly 750 jobs. The Pittsburgh-based steel producer has about 21,000 employees in North America and about 18,000 are represented by the United Steelworkers union at last count. …
  • Bernie Sanders to hold presidential rally in Pittsburgh Thursday

    03/31/2016 4:45:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 31, 2016
    PITTSBURGH — Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will make a visit to Pittsburgh Thursday to hold a rally. The Democratic senator will discuss issues such as climate change, his decision to make public colleges and universities tuition-free and universal health care. The event will be free and open to the public, but the campaign urged supporters to RSVP ahead of time. People were lined up outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center before 5 a.m. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m.
  • WTAE-TV's Wendy Bell fired over racially inflammatory Facebook posts

    03/30/2016 1:40:26 PM PDT · by PennsylvaniaMom · 60 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | 3/30/16 | Maria Sciullo
    WTAE-TV news anchor Wendy Bell has been fired after a recent public apology from the station regarding a post on her Facebook page. A statement made today from Hearst Television, the station's parent company, reads "WTAE has ended its relationship with anchor Wendy Bell. Wendy's recent comments on a WTAE Facebook page were inconsistent with the company's ethics and journalistic standards."
  • At least 5 killed in shooting outside Pittsburgh; police searching for 2 gunmen

    03/09/2016 9:50:53 PM PST · by Deo volente · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 9, 2016
    At least five people have been killed and several others wounded in a shooting late Wednesday in a suburb outside Pittsburgh, authorities said. Lt Andrew Schurman of the Allegheny County homicide unit confirmed early Thursday that four females and one male were killed in the shooting at a house on Franklin Ave. The shooting occurred around 11 p.m.
  • Police shoot, kill man after fatal stabbing of Port Authority K-9 officer

    02/01/2016 5:22:09 AM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 32 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | February 1, 2016 | Paula Reed Ward
    Police shot and killed a man Sunday afternoon near the East Busway in Wilkinsburg after they said he stabbed a Port Authority police dog to death. Bruce Kelley Jr., 37, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on Whitney Avenue after 4 p.m. The K-9 officer, Aren, was a 5-year-old German shepherd who worked patrol and explosives. He had been on the job for four years, said Chief Matt Porter of Port Authority police. According to superintendent Charles Moffatt of Allegheny County police, the incident was first called in to 911 dispatch at 3:37 p.m. after two Port...
  • NFL Live Thread Divisional Weekend

    01/11/2016 4:15:43 AM PST · by Bender2 · 383 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF WEEKEND Saturday, Jan. 16 AFC Divisional Round Game 1 Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots 4:35 p.m., CBS NFC Divisional Round Game 1 Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers 8:15 p.m., NBC Sunday, Jan. 17 NFC Divisional Round Game 2 Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks 1:05 p.m., FOX AFC Divisional Round Game 2 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos 4:40 p.m., CBS
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Most Epic Choke of All Time

    01/09/2016 9:13:20 PM PST · by mmichaels1970 · 210 replies
    Self | Self
    Bengals intercept a pass to seal the game. Promptly fumble it back to the Steelers. Then commit 30 yards of penalties in the final seconds to allow Pittsburgh the game-winning chip shot field goal.
  • Date set to fill 57th District seat in state House (Pennsylvania national swing district)

    01/07/2016 11:09:15 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 15 replies
    Tribune-Review (suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 7 January 2015 | Tribune-Review Staff (suburban Pittsburgh)
    A special election will be held March 15 to fill the remainder of the term of former state Rep. Tim Krieger. Krieger, a four-term Republican from Delmont resigned last month after being sworn in as a Westmoreland County judge. His terms runs to the end of the year. Krieger's 57th District seat includes Greensburg, South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg, Youngwood, part of Hempfield and Salem townships and Delmont. Officials from Westmoreland County's Democratic and a Republican committees will nominate candidates to run in the special election. Voters will return to polls on April 26 for a primary election when candidates will...
  • Survivor of mold outbreak sues UPMC claiming negligence

    01/04/2016 9:45:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 01/04/2016 | Sean D. Hamill
    A double-lung transplant patient who contracted a mold infection during his stay at UPMC Presbyterian, sued the hospital for negligence today, claiming the hospital could have prevented the infection. Che DuVall, 70, of Perryopolis, joined by his wife, Karen, sued the hospital in Allegheny Count Common Pleas Court, in a 21-page lawsuit that outlines a series of what his attorneys claim are missteps that led to him contracting rhizopus mucormycosis because of UPMC's own policies. They ask for damages for pain, suffering, inconvenience, loss of wages, and loss of companionship for Mrs. DuVall. Mr. DuVall, who is still an inpatient...
  • Let Us Not Be Consumed By the Mob (Author decries voter revolt against GOP-E)

    01/02/2016 7:23:02 PM PST · by kristinn · 87 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Saturday, January 2, 2016 | Salena Zito
    Every political movement has a tipping point. It goes too far, or it loses its original purpose -- or it becomes so self-enamored, under the influence of anger and mob rule, that ugliness shades all the good of its original intent. Such is true of the populism that peaked this summer in America. Years of incompetency and a tin ear at the White House, along with a Republican-controlled Congress accused of not accomplishing much, drove people to figuratively or literally shout, "Enough is enough!" Never mind that many of the loudest shouters likely did not vote in 2008 or 2012...
  • Police: Arrest Made In Shooting Of Muslim Cab Driver On Thanksgiving

    12/02/2015 2:37:02 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 11 replies
    CBS Local ^ | December 2, 2015 | Ralph Iannotti
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Investigators are releasing new details today about the shooting of a Muslim cab driver in the city’s Hazelwood neighborhood in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Pittsburgh Police said they have made an arrest in the incident. They identify the suspect as 26-year-old Anthony Mohamed of Hazelwood. He is being charged with aggravated assault, criminal attempt homicide and recklessly endangering another person.
  • Andrew Luck out 2-6 weeks with abdominal injuries

    11/10/2015 1:08:12 PM PST · by ETL · 63 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Nov 10, 2015 | Jay Busbee
    The Indianapolis Colts, already reeling with injury and performing below expectations, received even more terrible injury news on Tuesday: quarterback Andrew Luck suffered abdominal injury in the team's victory over Denver. Luck is expected to miss two to six weeks. Colts head coach Chuck Pagano announced the injury on Tuesday afternoon, saying Luck suffered a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle on a fourth-quarter scramble. This is in addition to the report from earlier this season that Luck had been playing with multiple fractured ribs. The Colts are in a bye week this week, then face the Falcons,...
  • Police considering charges against Oakland Raiders player accused of taunting K-9 officer

    11/10/2015 12:12:07 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 64 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 10, 2015
    PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County Police are considering charges against an Oakland Raiders football player for taunting a K-9 officer. The incident occurred after the Steelers game ended Sunday afternoon, according to officials.
  • 'Generous of Spirit': David Stock, 76, PSO's composer-in-residence

    11/05/2015 2:37:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    The Jewish Chronicle ^ | November 5, 2015 | Toby Tabachnick
    David Stock, a prolific musician who served as a composer-in-residence for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and was the founder of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, Nov. 2. He was 76. Stock, who had been under the care of hospice, died following a brief illness due to a rare blood disorder, according to his son-in-law, Jonathan Mayo.
  • Allegheny Co. public works supervisor accused of stealing 11,000 lbs. of aluminum

    11/03/2015 8:04:15 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 24 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | Nov. 2, 2015 | uncredited
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA - Channel 11's Joe Holden confirmed Monday that a regional maintenance supervisor for Allegheny County Region 1 has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property. According to the criminal complaint, James Schrott is accused of stealing more than 11,000 pounds of aluminum signs. County police said the signage is valued at more than $21,000. Schrott has been suspended without pay, a county spokeswoman said. The criminal complaint named Steven Beswick as Schrott's accomplice. According to arrest papers, county workers set up a sting and were able to track the aluminum to a local scrap yard. Investigators...
  • Foundation Run by Kerry's Wife Funds Anti-Israel Eatery

    10/30/2015 9:28:06 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    News Max ^ | 10/25/15 | John Blosser
    A foundation chaired by Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, who is deeply involved in negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, is funding a radical anti-Israel, anti-American snack bar near the Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh University campuses. The restaurant, Conflict Kitchen, which proudly boasts that it serves food only from countries with which the U.S. is in conflict, received a $50,000 grant from the Heinz Endowment in April to assist it in moving locations. However, the restaurant lately has been serving its hummus and baba ghanoush sandwiches in propaganda wrappers that carry quotes from Palestinians opposing the...
  • Last flight of US Airways evokes 'golden age' of air travel

    10/15/2015 8:18:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15, 2015 | Thom Patterson
    It's the end of the line for US Airways. The airline that started as a tiny airmail service 76 years ago is retiring as part of a 2013 merger with American Airlines. The final US Airways flight is scheduled to take off from Philadelphia on Friday.
  • NFL Acknowledges Game Clock Error in Steelers-Chargers Game

    10/13/2015 10:56:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 10/13 | HOWARD FENDRICH
    The NFL acknowledges that one of the game officials should have noticed that 18 seconds were incorrectly run off the clock late in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh's 24-20 victory at San Diego. League spokesman Michael Signora says in a statement emailed Monday that "an error by the clock operator" after a touchback allowed extra time to run off, and "it is the responsibility of the side judge to supervise the timing of the game." The statement adds: "Had the side judge or any of the other six on-field officials noticed the timing error, they could have corrected it." The...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 118 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Pittsburgh Postmaster Accused Of Opening Mail, Threatening Employees

    09/21/2015 5:43:14 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    CBS Local ^ | September 15, 2015 | Andy Sheehan
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The postmaster in Pittsburgh has been arrested on charges of opening mail packages allegedly looking for drugs and threatening employees if they told authorities about it. Officials say Dan Davis is accused of illegally opening express mail packages. According to the criminal complaint, Davis would run Google searches on the addresses on packages. If an address came back invalid, he would open the package. The criminal complaint reports that he claimed he was searching for drugs and money.
  • Report: Patriots' broadcast bleeds into Steelers' coaching headsets during opener

    09/10/2015 7:04:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 74 replies
    ...Pittsburgh Steelers coaches were getting the Patriots' broadcast over their headsets during Thursday night's game. The Patriots' coach-to-coach headsets were shut off intermittently, the NFL told Tafoya. NFL head of security Jeff Miller was shown on camera while Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth were discussing the mishap. Blake Jones, NFL director of football operations, went down to the field to help out with the headsets. The league described the reception problem as "intermittent" and it was believed to be resolved early in the second quarter. Because it was not a complete system failure, New England's coaches were not required to...
  • Animal Rescue League pulls event at Heinz Field because of Michael Vick

    09/06/2015 11:17:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 6, 2015 | John Breech
    The Steelers continue to face backlash over the team's decision to sign Michael Vick. The Animal Rescue League has decided to move one of its biggest events away from Heinz Field because Vick's now on the roster. The ARL was going to hold its 16th annual Paws Prints Gala at Heinz, but the group decided to move the Oct. 31 event to Pittsburgh's CONSOL Energy Center instead because of the Vick signing. "While we understand that Mr. Vick has made an effort to atone for his past mistakes and has worked to help strengthen animal abuse laws, we do not...
  • Red Rose Tea chimps (Burgh Thing?)

    08/30/2015 10:35:58 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 51 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prVRwXAWFeA ^ | Published on February 11, 2013 | MrAlcue You Tube account
    Another late night/early morning whimsical post concerning music and a memorable TV commercial. Here's the link to the 1960's Red Rose song, very catchy.