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  • Quinn and Rose will ride again in Pittsburgh

    08/21/2018 2:51:12 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Tom Taylor newsletter
    Doing Business Jim Quinn“Quinn & Rose” will ride again in Pittsburgh, this time on iHeart’s sports “ESPN Pittsburgh” WBGG/970, its translator at 106.3 and the HD2 signal of sister country “Big 104.7” WPGB. No announcement yet from the station, but Jim Quinn said yesterday on his own syndicated show that he and former Pittsburgh radio partner Rose Somma-Tennant will be heard on WBGG from 8am to 10am weekdays, starting September 24. Sounds like “ESPN Pittsburgh” is picking up part of Quinn’s existing show, now with the addition of “Rose.” Jim Quinn’s worked in Pittsburgh at top 40 KQV (including when...
  • Man freed by Innocence Project accused of child sexual assault

    08/20/2018 8:21:17 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    Tribune-Review ^ | August 17, 2018 | NATASHA LINDSTROM AND RICH CHOLODOFSKY
    A man freed from prison in May after a judge vacated his 1991 rape conviction in Westmoreland County was arrested Thursday on charges of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old child at his home in McKees Rocks. John Kunco, 53, previously of Harrison, was arraigned Friday on charges of aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption, endangering the welfare of children and indecent assault. Court documents list the date of the offenses as May 23, the day Kunco was released from prison after serving nearly 28 years of a 45- to 90-year sentence in an unrelated rape case. Last week,...
  • WVU Postpones Football Fan Day Over Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Outbrea

    08/18/2018 9:48:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    The WVU Athletic Department says five cases of hand, foot and mouth disease have been identified within the school’s football program. Because the disease is highly contagious, the Athletic Department says it is in “the best interest of the general public to postpone the event.” In July, more than a dozen people were infected with hand, foot and mouth disease at a summer school program for Pittsburgh Public Schools in Mount Oliver. At least 10 students and six staff members caught the disease. The building was disinfected and the district says it’s confident the building is now safe for students.
  • [Wuerl] Cardinal in Pennsylvania withdraws from World Meeting of Families in Dublin

    08/18/2018 6:10:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 8/18/18 | Patsy McGanny
    A Cardinal who was heavily criticised for his handling of child sexual abuse allegations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report has withdrawn from a scheduled appearance at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin next week, it has been confirmed. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, was due to give the keynote address, entitled “The Welfare of the Family is Decisive for the Future of the World,” in the RDS at 2.30pm next Wednesday. No reason has been provided for the decision. Cardinal Wuerl was bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1988 to 2006. The report of the grand jury,...
  • South Side (Pittsburgh) bar's new dress code creates controversy

    08/16/2018 3:53:07 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 76 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 15, 2018
    A South Side bar owner’s dress code is generating calls for a boycott. Andrew Balint recently posted the dress code for Twelve Whiskey BBQ and it began circulating on social media. African-Americans in Pittsburgh began to take notice, saying the guidelines seem to target them. “I'm not going to give my money and enrich your livelihood if you don't respect me as a person. This is a matter of respect,” said Khamil Scantling. Twelve's dress code, titled "proper attire," contains a long list of clothing that's no longer accepted, including Timberland boots, Air Jordan sneakers, baggy clothing, flashy jewelry and...
  • 301 ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report:‘They Were Raping Little Boys...

    08/14/2018 3:32:23 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 57 replies
    CBS PITTSBURGH ^ | 14 Aug 18 | Andy Sheehan
    The long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released. The 884-page document, two years in the making, shines a light into the dark corners of these dioceses going back seven decades, exposing the predators and the efforts of their bishops to protect them. “Today, the most comprehensive report on child sexual abuse within the church ever produced in our country was released,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “Pennsylvanians can finally learn the extent of sexual abuse in these dioceses. For the first time, we can all begin to...
  • Official: Councilmen accused of child sex assault can't be forced from office

    08/12/2018 6:16:36 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Trib Review ^ | 8/10/18 | Matthew Medsger
    (Note: Croyle also runs a paper and a radio station) Kittanning (PA) Council does not have the authority to remove a councilman from office despite charges he engaged in sexual contact with a disabled 14-year-old, Council President Kim Chiesa said Friday. On Thursday, Council Vice President David John Croyle, 60, was arrested and charged with felony counts of statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, aggravated indecent assault of a person with a mental disability, corruption of minors and related charges. Croyle is the editor and publisher of the Kittanning Paper and senior pastor at...
  • Chaotic Pittsburgh freight train derailment blocks light rail tracks

    08/06/2018 5:59:17 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 5, 2018 | Frank Miles
    A freight train derailed in Pittsburgh Sunday, officials said, uprooting seven rail cars and sending shipping containers tumbling down a hillside onto light rail tracks below. No injuries have been reported, authorities said, and no hazardous materials were involved. Norfolk Southern spokesman Jim Glass said the westbound train heading from northern New Jersey to Chicago consisted of three locomotives and 57 loaded intermodal rail cars, and was 7,687 feet long and weighed 4,838 tons. Such trains primarily carry consumer goods such as appliances, clothes, electronics and food, he said. The cause of the derailment was under investigation. Glass said the...
  • Gay mafia succeeds in driving children's playhouse out of Pittsburgh, it is moving to Idaho.

    07/29/2018 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 23 replies
    Website and Facebook ^ | 29 July 2018 | Palisade Playhouse, Pittsburgh
    This is a sad story about a family who was forced to sell their Children's Playhouse Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and move to smaller market in Idaho where the local theater scene is not (hopefully) dominated by the Gay mafia. For two years, this devout Christian family brought low priced family friendly entertainment to a liberal neighborhood in Pittsburgh until they ran afoul of the local LGBT mafia for refusing to rewrite a scene to make a gay couple the centerpiece. (For the record, they weren't even refusing to have gay dads in the musical, just to make them the...
  • Hillary begins speech: ‘I’m so tired, I can barely stand’ (Hillary = Tired, Old Bitter Clinger)

    07/15/2018 11:51:05 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 120 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 13, 2018
    “Well, I’ll tell you,” she said, “I’ve been back there listening to Randi (Weingarten) and I’m so exhausted, I can barely stand here.” Clinton flashed moments of bitterness and anger to the unionists gathered in Pittsburgh. Receiving the Women’s Rights Award from the union, she railed on how she has been oppressed in life.
  • Hillary Clinton: Republicans 'are trying to rip the heart out of America' [comic relief]

    07/13/2018 2:11:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Hillary Clinton had strong words for the Trump administration and Republicans on Friday while addressing the American Federation of Teachers, saying the fundamental rights of Americans are what’s at stake this November. Speaking at the labor union’s conference in Pittsburgh, Mrs. Clinton slammed the administration’s separations of families at the border as inhumane and indecent. “I believe with all my heart that the test of any society is how we treat the most vulnerable among us, particularly our youngest, our oldest, our people with disabilities, and right now, my friends, our country is failing that test,” she said. “We have...
  • Arnold City Council sends request for mayor's removal to Harrisburg

    07/11/2018 9:36:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 10, 2018
    ARNOLD, Pa. - Several weeks after she first came under fire for a social media posting, Arnold Mayor Karen Peconi is pushing back against those who would have her removed from office. The post in question was referred to protesters demanding action after Antwon Rose was shot and killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer. “They don’t care about jobs for Pgh.. none of them work now," she said. Peconi issued an apology for the comments, but that wasn't enough for many residents. Tuesday night, the Arnold City Council voted to send a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf requesting he...
  • Mt. Lebanon (PA) police apologize for offensive word in crime alert

    07/08/2018 4:53:11 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 8, 2018
    MT. LEBANON, Pa. - Mt. Lebanon police are apologizing after complaints about a word used in a crime alert. The department sent out a Lebo Alert and posted on social media Saturday about a series of home improvement scams and burglaries where the suspects try to distract their victim. The alert, seen below, and posts described them as "gypsy-type crimes." "White pickup w/ VA plates committing gypsy-type crimes in area (driveway scams, burglaries, etc). If something seems odd, call 911 ASAP!!!" The vehicle involved in the incidents was described as a white pickup truck with West Virginia plates.
  • Antifa Website Publishes Home Address of Pittsburgh Judge, Masked Leftists Invade...

    07/06/2018 12:31:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 88 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/6/18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    <p>While most Americans celebrated the Fourth of July, Antifa terrorists published the home address of a Pittsburgh judge and masked militants invaded his suburban neighborhood — refusing to leave even after police explained that they were frightening the local children.</p>
  • Stigma follows 'Furries' despite warm and fuzzy reception in Pittsburgh

    07/05/2018 5:37:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 5, 2018 | Diana Nelson Jones&#61770;
    When the Furries came to Pittsburgh last year for the annual Anthrocon convention, reader Jay Poliziani of Greenfield wrote a letter to the editor stating, “I’m proud to live in a city that makes the members of this convention feel safe and welcome each year.” Indeed, the Furries seem to have found a singular home in Pittsburgh, where they plugged $7.7 million into the local economy last year. They have been convening here since the mid-2000s. But this acceptance is not universal. In fact, as a demographic, Furries are bullied, stigmatized or otherwise discriminated against to such an extent that...
  • Trace Lysette and Jamie Clayton Slam Scarlett Johansson’s Trans Role

    07/05/2018 4:59:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 41 replies
    Variety ^ | July 4, 2018
    Scarlett Johansson is under fire for her next project with “Ghost in the Shell” director Rupert Sanders. The actress is set to star in the crime biopic “Rub & Tug,” based on the real life story of Dante “Tex” Gill. Gill was a trans crime boss of the 1970s who ran several illegal massage parlors. In real life, Gill lived his life as a trans man, which led a lot of folks to inquire why a trans actor wasn’t considered for this role. When the website Bustle reached out to Johansson’s representative for a statement about the vocal concerns, it...
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to stop publishing 2 days a week (Dinosaur Media Death Watch)

    06/29/2018 7:26:38 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies
    Morning Call ^ | uncredited
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has announced it will stop publishing the newspaper two days a week. According to a letter sent to the newspaper's employee union Wednesday, the newspaper is shrinking its printing schedule as part of a plan to become a digital news organization. The change will go into effect Aug. 25. Officials have not specified which days will be cut. Senior Human Resources Manager Linda Guest says in the letter, “the nature of our operations will change substantially.” The owners of the 232-year-old paper, Ohio-based Block Communications, have not responded to requests for comment.
  • Protesters Shut Down Parkway East Over Killing Of Antwon Rose By East Pittsburgh Police Officer

    06/22/2018 4:12:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    CBS Local Pittsburgh ^ | June 21, 2018 | David Highfield
    FOREST HILLS (KDKA) — Hundreds of protesters blocked traffic on the Parkway East, creating a major traffic jam late Thursday night into early Friday morning, as they held another rally in response to the police-involved shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. by East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld. The protesters marched from the East Pittsburgh Police Station, down Route 30 in Forest Hills to the Parkway East where they blocked traffic in both directions, backing up traffic for miles for hours. Around 1 a.m. Friday, police told the protesters still on the scene to leave or be arrested. Around 1:30...
  • Unarmed teen fatally shot by police in East Pittsburgh was Woodland Hills student

    06/20/2018 3:08:38 PM PDT · by RS_Rider · 66 replies
    Trib Total Media ^ | 06-20-2018 | Megan Guza and Theresa Clift
    Police shot and killed an unarmed teen who ran away from a traffic stop Tuesday night in East Pittsburgh, authorities said. Authorities identified the dead teen as 17-year-old Antwon Rose, a Woodland Hills High School student who district officials said was one English class shy of graduating. He had been riding in a car linked to a non-fatal shooting 13 minutes earlier on North Braddock's Kirkpatrick Avenue, according to Allegheny County police. A 22-year-old man wounded in the North Braddock shooting was treated and released from a hospital. The deadly shooting in East Pittsburgh happened at 8:40 after borough police...
  • Manhunt Underway For Central Pa. Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill President Trump [...]

    06/20/2018 11:45:07 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 80 replies
    CBS PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ^ | 20JUN 18 | staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — U.S. Marshals are searching for a Central Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Trump and other officials. WNEP reports that Marshals are looking for 26-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo, Pennsylvania. Authorities say he should be considered armed and dangerous.