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  • Dozens gather outside Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to support long-time cartoonist Rob Rogers

    06/11/2018 7:59:25 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 10, 2018 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to support long-time cartoonist Rob Rogers. Rogers has been drawing political cartoons since 1993. But in the last few weeks, many of his controversial cartoons haven't been making the paper. They've covered topics like immigration, racism and the National Football League. The story has now gained national attention. Participants told Channel 11 they hope their action will hold the Post-Gazette accountable. In a statement to the Washington Post, the Post-Gazette's publisher and editor-in-chief said this is an internal, personnel matter that has little to do with politics, ideology or President...
  • Machete-wielding man robs bar

    06/05/2018 10:47:18 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 4, 2018 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - A man armed with a machete robbed a bar early Monday morning in Pittsburghs Brookline neighborhood, police said. The robbery was reported shortly before 2 a.m. at Brook-line N Sinker on Brookline Boulevard. Police said the machete-wielding man walked into the bar and demanded money. He then jumped over the counter, grabbed the cash register and ran away. No injuries were reported, but according to witnesses, there were at least six customers inside when this happened. An undisclosed amount of cash and other items from the register were later recovered, police said. One person was detained for questioning,...
  • Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster statue, scrutinized as racist, comes down

    04/26/2018 6:06:41 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 53 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 26, 2018 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - The statue of composer Stephen Foster that stood in Schenley Plaza in Pittsburghs Oakland neighborhood since 1940 was removed Thursday morning. Controversial for its portrayal of Foster, a Lawrenceville native, with an African American man seated below him, the bronze statue has been scrutinized as racist for years. Future of Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster statue in question Pittsburghs Art Commission decided with a unanimous vote on Oct. 25 that the 10x4 foot statue, which sits on a granite base, would come down within six months. Under city code, the Art Commission is responsible for overseeing the alteration, relocation or...
  • Pa. teacher apologizes for misspelling Hillary Clinton's name to emphasize liar'

    01/31/2018 9:18:24 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 24 replies
    WPXI ^ | Jan. 31, 2018 | uncredited
    SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania teacher has apologized for intentionally misspelling Hillary Clinton's name to emphasize the word "liar" in a sixth-grade student's letter. Shannon Reinard tells The Daily Item her 11-year-old stepdaughter, Mary, asked Shikellamy Middle School teacher Benjamin Attinger for help writing the letter to the former presidential candidate. She wrote the letter and Attinger addressed it Hiliar Rodham Clinton. Her stepmom noticed the misspelling and in a voicemail the teacher said it was "kind of a joke." The Reinard family met with the teacher and school officials on Tuesday. Shannon Reinard says the teacher apologized to...
  • Wendy's says it fired employee after worker allegedly refused to serve police officer

    12/05/2017 7:36:54 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 33 replies
    WPXI ^ | Dec. 4, 2017 | uncredited
    Wendy's said it fired an employee at the restaurant in Kennedy Township because the worker allegedly refused to serve a police officer. People started tweeting Wendy's a copy of a Facebook post from Emma Lynn. She claimed she went into Wendys in full uniform and that the cashier said, "I'm not taking that order." Wendy's replied to one of those tweets saying "this employee's actions do not reflect our company's values and they have since been terminated."
  • BREAKING! Appeals Court upholds injunction against Trump travel ban.

    05/25/2017 11:22:49 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 95 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/25/2017 | Cristian Farias
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  • Beer, but no money, stolen in break-in at Pittsburgh bar

    04/21/2017 11:00:37 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 43 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 21, 2017 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - Police were searching Friday morning for a burglar who broke into a Carrick bar. Channel 11s Steven Fisher reported that police and the owner were called to the Double Door Bar at 4 a.m. when a security alarm went off. Officers found the cash register on the ground, but no money was missing. The burglar took two six-packs of Coors Light beer. The owner told Channel 11 News that the surveillance cameras at the bar were not working.
  • New Sun Rising buys Millvale Moose Lodge for headquarters, sustainable food hub

    04/20/2017 10:01:04 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 4 replies ^ | April 3, 2017 | Erica Cebzanov
    Social incubator New Sun Rising has purchased a new headquarters that will create 20 jobs and a more sustainable Millvale, according to executive director Scott Wolovich. The nonprofit will move from a 700-square-foot space to the 10,000-square-foot former Loyal Order of the Moose No. 68 at 112 E. Sherman St. in Millvale. Millvale sustainability coordinator, Zaheen Hussain, will move from his current Millvale Community Library workspace to the new building, where he will work alongside New Sun Rising employees in a co-working space. The 412 Food Rescue co-founder and CEO Leah Lizarondo said her organization will use the kitchen to...
  • Comey OKs new TV series to boost FBIs image (propaganda offensive)

    04/13/2017 10:23:05 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 12, 2017 | Kaja Whitehouse
    BI Director James Comey said he let cameras into the New York FBI offices to film a new television series in hopes that he might build trust with the American people. I worry sometimes that people dont know us, Comey said in explaining why he green-lighted Inside the FBI: New York, a new television documentary by Dick Wolf of Law & Order fame and documentarian Marc Levin. We have to care what people think of us, Comey said at a showing of the new series at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The faith and confidence of the American people is...
  • Intruder with crowbar shot by homeowner, Pittsburgh police say

    04/04/2017 6:55:33 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 16 replies
    WPXI ^ | 4/4/2017 | uncredited
    Officials said an intruder was shot by a homeowner during an apparent home invasion Monday evening. Authorities said crews were called just after 9 p.m. to the 400 block of Marshall Avenue in Pittsburgh's Perry South neighborhood. Channel 11's Steven Fisher reported that the 51-year-old resident heard someone rummaging around the first floor of his home. He grabbed his gun and confronted the intruder, who police identified as 56-year-old Darrell Bettis. Police said Bettis charged at the man and struck him with a crowbar. After a struggle, police said the homeowner shot Bettis in the upper right thigh. Bettis was...
  • Jung Ho Kang Not Granted Visa to Enter the United States (Pittsburgh Pirates Infielder)

    03/24/2017 9:52:44 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 24 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 3/24/2017 | Craig Calcaterra
    Pirates infielder Jung-Ho Kang has been denied a visa to enter the United States. The report just broke this morning and has yet to hit the English language press. Kang, who was just convicted of a third DUI in Korea, may have a DUI conviction in a third country, though that part is unconfirmed. Its also unclear whether that, or the mere fact of his conviction in Korea, has held up his visa. Either way, Kang has yet to see a day of camp and will almost certainly not be ready to start the season for the Pirates, even if...
  • John McCain Makes Secret Trip to Syria in Midst of U.S. Assessment

    02/23/2017 7:34:17 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 38 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb. 22,2017 | Dion Nissenbaum
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  • Trump to hold rally in Orlando on Saturday at 5PM

    02/15/2017 12:19:43 PM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 31 replies
    Trump Twitter ^ | 2/15/2017 | RealDonaldTrump
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump · 34 minutes ago Join me in Florida this Saturday at 5pm for a rally at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport! Tickets:
  • Executive Director of Allegheny Co. Republican Committee accused of punching girlfriend

    02/14/2017 12:21:50 PM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 9 replies ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Megan Guza
    Pittsburgh police arrested the Executive Director of the county's Republican Committee over the weekend for allegedly yanking his 26-year-old girlfriend from the car and punching her, according to the affidavit filed Saturday in support of the arrest. John Schnaedter, 36, is charged with one count of simple assault and released from the Allegheny County Jail on non-monetary bail, court records show. A witness on Bailey Avenue called police after he saw a man, later identified as Schnaedter, and a woman arguing in a Jeep parked on the street, according to the criminal complaint. He told police he heard a woman...
  • Trump travel ban 'detrimental' to health care, doctors say

    02/03/2017 8:17:44 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 54 replies
    PGH ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | Wes Venteicher
    President Trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven countries will have a detrimental effect on the nation's graduate medical education and the health care system as a whole, two UPMC physicians wrote this week in a major medical journal. Drs. Ahmad Masri and Mourad Senussi, fellows in UPMC's cardiovascular fellowship training program, examined available data on doctors and students from some of the banned countries, publishing the results Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Trump's order bars U.S. entry of people from the Muslim-majority countries of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. By doing these blanket...
  • Police seek man who robbed gas station at gunpoint to feed my kids' (BLM robber)

    02/02/2017 6:32:30 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies
    WPXI ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | uncredited
    BELLEVUE, Pa. - Authorities are searching for a man caught on surveillance video robbing a Bellevue gas station at gunpoint. The armed robbery happened Monday night at the convenience store at the Shell gas station in Bellevue, police said. Amber Kalupson was working inside at the time of the robbery. He didn't take the change. He just took the cash. And as he was taking it, he said, Your paychecks are guaranteed. (Expletive) you. (Expletive) white people, and (expletive) Trump. I have to feed my kids, Kalupson said. Kalupson said the armed man entered the store from the parking lot,...
  • Media Matters Says It Is Secretly Working with Facebook to Fight Fake News

    01/26/2017 1:10:28 PM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 29 replies
    The Free Beacon ^ | 1/26/2017 | Lachlan Markay
    Left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America has been quietly working with social media giant Facebook to combat what the group describes as propaganda and fake news, internal documents reveal. Media Matters told current and prospective donors at a retreat in Florida over the weekend that it has been in discussions with Facebook leadership about their policies on inaccurate and partisan news stories on the website that many liberals blame for political losses last year. Weve been engaging with Facebook leadership behind the scenes to share our expertise and offer input on developing meaningful solutions, the group said in a...
  • Police: Subway employee shoots would-be robber; 2 in custody in related SWAT incident

    12/23/2016 9:00:18 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 13 replies
    WPXI ^ | 12/23/2016 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - An armed man who was attempting to rob a business Friday morning on Pittsburghs South Side was shot by an employee, authorities told Channel 11 News. The incident was reported just before 8 a.m. at the Subway restaurant in the 2700 block of East Carson Street. Authorities said the armed man entered the Subway and demanded money. One of two Subway employees told officers that he felt threatened and shot the man in the chest. "One of the employees who has a concealed carry permit and has a firearm apparently felt threatened for him and the other employees...
  • Pittsburgh council prez says conversion therapy is 'soul murder'

    12/08/2016 6:33:21 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 42 replies ^ | 12/7/2016 | Bob Bauder
    Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday advanced legislation that would prohibit licensed mental health professionals from subjecting minors to conversion therapy, the practice of attempting to change a person's sexual orientation. The legislation is intended to protect gay and transgender people younger than 18 and was a response to the election of Republican Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as president and vice president, said council President Bruce Kraus, a South Side Democrat. Kraus, who is gay, called conversion therapy a form of soul murder. I think it's obvious if anyone has followed national news there's clearly been a change...
  • Inventor of General Tso's Chicken dies in Taipei at age 98

    12/02/2016 7:30:28 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 40 replies
    Taiwan News ^ | 12/2/2016 | Keoni Everington
    Chef Peng Chang-kuei (彭長貴), the founder of the famous Hunan-style restaurant chain Peng's Garden Hunan Restaurant (彭園湘菜館) and inventor of the world famous Chinese dish General Tso's Chicken, died on Nov. 30 at the age of 98 from Pneumonia. A native of Changsha, Hunan Province, Peng began training at the age of 13 under the tutelage of the famous Hunan chef Cao Jing-chen (曹藎臣), who was the family chef of Tan Yan-kai (譚延闓), the prime minister of the Nationalist government from 1926 to 1928. After WWII, he was put in charge of running Nationalist government banquets, and in 1949 he...