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  • NFL: NY Jets Sign RB Le'Veon Bell (Steelers Having A Jonah Day)

    03/12/2019 10:15:42 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 13 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 12, 2019 | Will Brinson
    Bell himself has since confirmed the deal as well...four years, $52.5 million with $35 million guaranteed and the possibility to go up as high as $61 million with incentives.For the Jets, this is a pretty major win. They added a bona fide offensive playmaker to pair with their young star quarterback Sam Darnold, and Bell's ability to be a short-yardage passing weapon shouldn't be underrated when it comes to how he'll fit in Adam Gase's offense.
  • NFL: CLE Browns Acquire WR Odell Beckham Jr From NYG In Blockbuster Trade (AFC East Earthquake)

    03/12/2019 6:13:41 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 12, 2019 | Paul Schwartz
    The Giants on Tuesday agreed to send Beckham to the Browns for a 2019 first-round draft pick (No. 17 overall), a 2019 third-round pick and safety Jabrill Peppers. The Giants were not actively shopping Beckham but they were listening to offers, and when they found one they liked, they made the deal — no doubt changing the course and direction of their team now and for years to come...
  • Detroit police want charges against Allegheny County Controller, prosecutor says

    03/08/2019 9:24:49 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 3 replies
    TribLive ^ | 3/8/2019 | Bob Bauder
    Detroit police are seeking charges against Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner following an altercation early Wednesday in a Downtown hotel, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. Assistant Prosecutor Marie Miller released a statement Friday saying the office is reviewing a warrant request from Detroit police. She said a decision on whether charges are warranted would likely come sometime after Friday. “The matter is currently being reviewed,” Miller said. “No further information will be released until a charging decision is made. The decision is not expected today.” Wagner, 42, of Point Breeze was jailed after an altercation with police around...
  • County pledges to improve real estate security after man tries to sell house that isn't his

    03/01/2019 5:15:16 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    WPXI ^ | February 28, 2019
    Allegheny County officials are pledging to improve security with its real estate website after a Penn Hills family said a man sharing the same name was able to change the owner's address. Real estate records show Sylvester Ward bought his house on Vantine Street in 2008. Another man, also named Sylvester Ward, in North Carolina was able to change the owner's address on the property through the county's real estate office. That change allowed the house to be listed for sale on Zillow and other real estate websites, even though the Ward family wasn't interested in selling. "Everything you have...
  • Border wall protest being held in Pittsburgh Monday

    02/18/2019 9:34:00 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies
    WPXI ^ | February 18, 2019
    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh is one of several cities across the country participating Monday in what's being called the "Fake crisis, no racist wall" protest. Channel 11 News spoke with people who will be involved in the protest in downtown Pittsburgh on Monday, including the group Women's March on Washington -- Pittsburgh. “Although not every American family came here as an immigrant family, most did.” Tracy Baton, director of Women's March on Pittsburgh, said. The group is calling the wall unnecessary and unconstitutional.
  • Pittsburgh Mills store owner accused of selling counterfeit items says charge is racially motivated

    02/14/2019 6:34:05 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | February 12, 2019 | MADASYN CZEBINIAK
    The owner of a Pittsburgh Mills mall store went from asking police to investigate a suspected burglary there to being charged with selling counterfeit merchandise. The lawyer for Tommy Wang, the Asian-American owner of the store, now wants the charge against Wang thrown out, calling the investigation a “racially charged witch hunt.” Wang, 42, of Highland Park is charged with one count of misdemeanor trademark counterfeiting. His attorney, Casey White, asks in a Feb. 7 motion filed with Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Randal B. Todd, for the charge to be dismissed. The motion says police “specifically targeted him because...
  • Gun rights advocates trying to push Pittsburgh's mayor out of office

    01/29/2019 7:59:52 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 6 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | 1/28/2019 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - Some gun rights advocates are now trying to push Pittsburgh's mayor out of office and possibly have him criminally charged over his gun control plans. Republican ward Chair Brooke Nadonley, of Mt. Washington, and Val Finnell, of Firearms Owners Against Crime, made the rounds Monday at the Allegheny County Courthouse, trying to file a petition to impeach Bill Peduto. "One of the grounds of his malfeasance, which would be the attempt to manipulate and change Pennsylvania gun laws," Nadonley said. Impeachment is a long shot, and likely won't get any traction, but it appears likely that some of...
  • Problems with Pittsburgh's proposed gun control ordinance

    01/24/2019 2:29:45 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 8 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | January 15, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Pennsylvania’s 1.3 million concealed handgun permit holders may soon be considered criminals while visiting Pittsburgh. The proposed gun control ordinance bans everything from so-called assault weapons to starter pistols for track meets.
  • Pittsburgh City Council Seeks Ban on AR-15s, BB Guns, Starter Pistols

    01/16/2019 2:10:00 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/16/19 | AWR Hawkins
    The Pittsburgh City Council is pushing a ban on AR-15s and other commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles, as well BB guns and starter pistols. The ban would prohibit the possession of some weapons, while limiting the possession of other weapons to one’s own land and/or residence. Regarding “assault weapons,” the City Council says, “It shall be unlawful to manufacture, sell, purchase, transport, carry, store, or otherwise hold in one’s possession within the City of Pittsburgh an assault weapon.” They define “assault weapons” as weapons that run the gamut between full-auto to semiautomatic. In other words, a machine gun with select-fire switch is...
  • Babies will no longer be delivered at UPMC Mercy Hospital

    01/10/2019 9:26:02 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 30 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | 1/10/2018 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - Babies will no longer be delivered at UPMC Mercy Hospital, with inpatient women’s health, obstetrics and neonatal intensive care transitioning to UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. The transition will happen in early March, according to a news release from UPMC. “With the construction of the new UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Hospital set to break ground in coming months -- in addition to many high-quality specialized patient care services including rehabilitation services, a new digestive health center and enhanced treatment for addiction -- UPMC Mercy is poised to significantly grow clinical services,” the news release said. Nearly 9,000 babies are delivered...
  • Hundreds gather for open carry rally outside City-County Building (Pittsburgh)

    01/07/2019 11:25:08 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    WPXI ^ | January 7, 2019
    PITTSBURGH - Hundreds of people gathered Monday in downtown Pittsburgh for an open carry rally in response to proposed gun control measures introduced by the City Council last month. Part of Grant Street was blocked off, and precautions are in place as gun rights activists from around the region take part in the rally. Open Carry Pennsylvania encouraged gun owners and supporters to demonstrate at noon outside the City-County Building on Grant Street. The rally started with a minutelong moment of silence for the 11 people killed in the Tree of Life synagogue shooting.
  • Protesters, many armed, gather at Pittsburgh city hall to rally against gun restrictions

    01/07/2019 11:02:20 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | Jan. 7, 2019 | uncredited
    Hundreds of protesters gathered Monday in Pittsburgh's Downtown to rally against proposed restrictions on guns and ammunition. The bills would ban semi-automatic rifles and certain ammunition and firearms accessories within city limits. The crowd carried signs, waived flags and had rifles slung across their shoulders. They chanted "USA" and "We will not comply" and cheered the police officers and other public safety officials monitoring the rally. State Rep. Aaron Bernstine, R-Ellwood City, called the proposed gun legislation a "clear violation" of law by the mayor and "political stunts" by the District Attorney. "Don't go after the Constitution," Bernstine said. "Go...
  • Firing of Several Black Coaches Puts N.F.L. Hiring Under Scrutiny (NYT alert)

    12/31/2018 8:55:08 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 124 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 31, 2018 | Bill Pennington and Ken Belson
    ... Four black coaches were fired Sunday or Monday, including the Jets’ Todd Bowles, who was let go shortly after his team’s final loss Sunday. The Jets had a 14-34 record in the last three seasons under Bowles. Marvin Lewis, who had been at the helm of the Cincinnati Bengals since 2003, was fired Monday. Though he had resurrected the moribund Bengals and took them to the playoffs multiple times, he never won a playoff game and this season was Cincinnati’s third consecutive one with a losing record. Also fired Monday was Denver Broncos Coach Vance Joseph, who had presided...
  • Pittsburgh’s new gun bans should be a non-starter

    12/18/2018 5:46:25 PM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/17/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Assuming the Mayor of Pittsburgh gets his way, tomorrow the City Council will vote on enacting several new gun bans, all of which face immediate questions in terms of their legality. The new laws include a ban on various types of “assault weapons” including rifles, handguns and shotguns. There are also bans on a variety of firearms accessories and the introduction of a new “red flag” law. As our friend Jeff Duntez points out, even if they didn’t face significant Second Amendment issues, most of these laws aren’t permitted under existing state law.
  • Bill Fralic, Pitt All-American and Penn Hills football great, dies at 56

    12/14/2018 7:51:30 PM PST · by massmike · 9 replies
    post-gazette.com ^ | 12/14/2018 | Ray Fittipaldo
    When Bill Fralic was an eighth-grader in the Penn Hills school district, he worked at a local golf course over the summer. It was there that he first met Pitt coach Jackie Sherrill. “What college do you play for?” Sherrill asked the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Fralic. Fralic told him he was going into the ninth grade. Needless to say, Sherrill had his No. 1 recruiting target for the recruiting class of 1981, and he would not be disappointed as he followed Fralic throughout his storied scholastic career. Fralic, who went on to become an All-American lineman at Pitt and an All-Pro...
  • Anti-Semitic pamphlets distributed in Pittsburgh

    12/09/2018 8:12:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 12/10/18 05:12 | Elad Benari
    The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and the Pittsburgh police are investigating the distribution of anti-Semitic pamphlets in the city’s neighborhoods, The Hill reported on Sunday. “The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are aware of and are investigating the dissemination of anti-Semitic pamphlets in Pittsburgh neighborhoods, including Squirrel Hill,” the department said on Twitter. “Such hate-filled material will not be tolerated in Pittsburgh — not by residents, city officials nor Law enforcement,” the statement added. “The Department of Public Safety assures the community that we are taking this matter very seriously and will follow...
  • Trump hosts Holocaust survivors at White House Hanukkah reception

    12/06/2018 4:58:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 6, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump marked Hanukkah Thursday evening at a White House reception that included eight survivors of the Holocaust. In an East Room event, Mr. Trump recalled the fatal mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in October, calling it a “sinister anti-Semitic attack.” “In the aftermath of that wicked assault, we reaffirmed our solemn duty to confront anti-Semitism everywhere it occurs,” the president said. “We must stamp out this vile hatred from the world.” The president then introduced eight Holocaust survivors, calling the era “history’s darkest hour.” He told the survivors that they inspire the world with their courage,...
  • (Pitt) University Warns Professors That Their Students’ Genders May Change Over Time

    04/16/2015 8:19:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | April 15, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    This information was part of the University of Pittsburgh’s “Gender-Inclusive/Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources” document. The University of Pittsburgh has released a set of “Gender-Inclusive/Non-Sexist Language Guidelines and Resources” informing instructors how they should be talking in their classrooms in order to not offend anyone. One suggestion is to ask “students to write down preferred names and pronouns” on the first day while also keeping in mind that just because a student wanted a particular pronoun on the first day doesn’t mean that he/she/they/zi/zie will always want that pronoun because “a person’s gender identity may change over time.” “Zi” and...
  • WOW: Money Raised After Pittsburgh Shooting Went To An Islamic Center With Terror Ties

    11/27/2018 2:55:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27 2018 | Matt Vespa
    In late October, Robert Gregory Bowers, a vicious anti-Semite, walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and shot and killed 11 people. Several people were injured, four of which were police officers. It was tragic—but of course, everyone blamed President Trump for reasons only morons understand. There were protests when he visited the site. Everyone was creating controversy when there needed to be none. But now, we have another controversy that could be brewing that isn’t related to Trump. It centers on anti-Semite Linda Sarsour. The anti-Israel activist seems to have been exposed for cheating the Tree of...
  • Hard-Left Democrats Are 'Tolerating Anti-Semitism' to Avoid Being Alienated

    11/20/2018 5:52:29 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-19-18 | Alan Dershowitz
    Alan Dershowitz said Saturday on Fox & Friends that Democrats on the extreme left are "tolerating anti-Semitism" to avoid being alienated by their base. His remarks come after Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar seemed to reverse her stance on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. During a forum in August, Omar said that she supports a two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, saying that it's important to "recognize Israel’s place in the Middle East and the Jewish people’s rightful place within that region." However, Omar's campaign told the blog Muslim Girl that she "believes in and supports the...