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  • Pennsylvania Dem forced to resign from local party over ‘Stand for the flag’ Facebook post

    10/15/2018 7:47:15 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | Avery Anapol
    A county Democratic official in Pennsylvania says he was forced to step down over a Facebook post saying he "[stands] for the flag." Mark Salvas, the former executive director of the Allegheny County Democratic Party, told Pittsburgh's KDKA News that the county party chair asked him to resign after just weeks on the job. Salvas, a former Marine and Gulf War veteran, told KDKA that his forced departure was prompted by two social media posts, including one photo of him and his wife with the words: "I stand for the flag, I kneel at the cross."
  • Most Livable Cities? Questioning Those ‘Livability’ Rankings

    10/14/2018 8:10:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/14/2018 | Colin McNickle
    “Livability” rankings have been all the rage for a number of years. Various entities devise the ratings; the media dutifully report them with little or no context. Public officials and booster organizations then tout the most laudatory rankings and reports as proof-positive that their respective cities and/or regions are “getting it right” or “on the move” or some other feel-good bromide. But as two recent cases illustrate, all ranking methodologies are not created equal and some of the criteria employed are suspect, bordering on “bogus,” according to an analysis (Policy Brief Vol. 18, No. 38) by the Allegheny Institute for...
  • ‘I Stand For The Flag, I Kneel At The Cross’: Allegheny Co. Democratic Party Chair Forced To Resign

    10/14/2018 7:08:22 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 90 replies
    pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | October 10, 2018 | Jon Delano
    Mark Salvas says he was forced to resign over two social media posts, one that he posted a year ago and one that his wife posted in July. “I was asked by the chair of the Allegheny County Democratic Party to resign my position due to the controversy that was taking place on social media, and I did,” Salvas told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Wednesday. “It’s never easy when people you have never met accuse you of things and call you names, and you’ve never met them.” A former Marine and Gulf War veteran, Salvas was just hired...
  • Allegheny County Democratic leader resigns over accusations of 'insensitive' Facebook posts

    10/12/2018 3:55:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 10, 2018 | Bob Bauder
    The executive director of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee abruptly resigned after drawing fire from committee members for what they described as racially insensitive messages that he and his wife allegedly posted on Facebook. Mark Salvas, 47, of Plum, whom the committee hired in September, resigned on Tuesday, according to committee Solicitor Jim Burn. Burn said the committee is searching for a replacement, but he declined further comment. Eileen Kelly, who chairs the committee, could not be reached Wednesday. Salvas did not return a call seeking comment. “We have a zero tolerance for sexual harassment or racism of any kind,”...
  • Civil War gold treasure hunters, lawyer say FBI acting ‘suspicious’

    10/11/2018 10:25:08 AM PDT · by whodathunkit · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/2018 | Greg Norman
    A pair of Pennsylvania treasure hunters and their lawyer are accusing the FBI of playing games and acting suspiciously about a dig at a rural site believed to contain a massive stash of Civil War-era gold -- which may be worth up to $250 million. The accusations from Dennis and Kem Parada, and their attorney, Bill Cluck, came months after the bureau said it dug a hole in Dents Run and found nothing. The father-and-son duo felt convinced that area of state-owned wilderness northeast of Pittsburgh holds a hidden stash of gold and the pair claim the FBI went back...
  • What it was like being a kid in the early 1970’s

    10/09/2018 7:29:41 PM PDT · by vannrox · 172 replies
    metallicman ^ | 10OCT18 | editorial staff
    This is a walk down “memory lane” as I relate what it was like growing up as a young boy in the early 1970’s. I was in my early teenage years. I went to school, watched a lot of television, and played with my friends. Enjoy… As strange as it seems, there is very little on the internet about what it was like growing up in the 1960’s and 1970’s. It’s almost as if it was scrubbed from existence. In it’s place we now have the Obama narrative of a racist nation and terrible injustices. That narrative has nothing to...
  • Duquesne University football player dies after falling 16 floors from residence hall

    10/05/2018 7:44:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 5, 2018
    PITTSBURGH - A Duquesne University football player died after he fell from a 16th floor window of a residence hall on Duquesne University’s campus Thursday night, authorities said. Pittsburgh police were called about 10:30 p.m. to Brottier Hall, where campus police had responded for an altercation on the 16th floor. Duquesne University President Ken Gormley identified the man as Marquis Brown, a junior. He was from Washington, D.C. The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.
  • Lawsuit Against School District & 5 Girls Over Fake Sexual Assault

    10/03/2018 4:38:42 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 26 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | October 3, 2018 | Paul Pierce
    While “Mean Girls Day” is being marked Wednesday in reference to a mention of Oct. 3 in the popular 2004 cult movie, the parents of a former Seneca Valley High School student claim in a federal lawsuit filed this week that their teenage son was terrorized by false accusations made by five “Mean Girls” at the school. Michael J. and Alecia Flood of Zelienople, Butler County, the parents of a teenage boy identified in the lawsuit as T.F., seek unspecified civil damages against the girls’ parents, the school district and Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger’s office. The lawsuit alleges...
  • Man who bought wrong beer shot to death; 2 men charged

    09/19/2018 8:18:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 76 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 19, 2018
    BELLEVUE, Pa. - A man is dead and two others are facing charges after a shooting Tuesday night in Bellevue that apparently happened after a dispute over beer, police said. The 32-year-old victim was found about 8 p.m. in the area of South Starr Avenue and Oak Street, authorities said. He was shot multiple times and was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Investigators determined 20-year-old Musa Muya shot the victim. Muya is charged with criminal homicide and a weapons violation. Charges of tampering with evidence and a weapons violation have also been filed against 20-year-old Salim Salim,...
  • 6 kids, 1 adult hurt in incident involving camel at Shrine Circus at PPG Paints Arena

    09/17/2018 6:18:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 17, 2018
    PITTSBURGH - Six children were taken to the hospital after an incident occurred Sunday during the Shrine Circus at PPG Paints Arena. A spokesman for Pittsburgh Public Safety told Channel 11 the children and one adult were on a camel when it got spooked. Five children were taken to Children's Hospital and one to UPMC Mercy. The most serious injury is a broken arm. ideo sent to Channel 11 shows the camel buck and throw the children off its back. At this point, it's unclear what caused the camel to get spooked. A veterinarian checked the animal and said it...
  • [PA] Greensburg Diocese reveals credible allegation of sexual abuse by Monsignor Michael Matusak

    08/22/2018 12:46:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    WTAE ^ | 8/22/18 | Nick Matoney
    The Diocese of Greensburg says they’ve received a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against Monsignor Michael W. Matusak dating back almost 20 years.In a statement released Wednesday morning, the diocese says Matusak was removed from his place of ministry and relieved of all parish duties within 24 hours of the allegation being made. He will remain on leave until the investigation is complete.The diocese also says they phoned the allegation into the PA ChildLine and the appropriate district attorney. The diocese says this is the first and only allegation it has received against Matusak. The diocese says...
  • Quinn and Rose will ride again in Pittsburgh

    08/21/2018 2:51:12 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 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...