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  • Boil water advisory issued for nearly 900 households after Mount Washington water main break

    10/13/2019 1:38:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 12, 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for nearly 900 households in parts of Pittsburgh’s West End neighborhoods after a water main broke on Mount Washington Saturday afternoon. The boil water and flush advisory applies to portions of Ridgemont, Westwood and Elliott, according to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. Many residents in the area had no water service or experienced low water pressure due to the break, which occurred around 3:30 p.m. along a 16-inch water main on Virginia Avenue at Kearsarge Street, the PWSA said. PWSA officials said the break was isolated and normal water service was...
  • Rep. Gainey appeals for statewide ban on assault weapons

    10/11/2019 3:10:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 10, 2019 | Lacretia Wimbley
    Democratic state legislators urged Pittsburghers on Thursday to support a bill that would ban the use of some military-style rifles by everyone except service members and law enforcement personnel. The lawmakers also said hunters in Pennsylvania don’t need the added firepower of semiautomatic rifles, including AR-15-type weapons, even though the Legislature passed a law in 2017 allowing that. The weapons increasingly are being used in mass killings that are “traumatizing today’s children,” said state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Lincoln-Lemington, at a gathering sponsored by House Democrats at the Carnegie Library in Homewood. He and others called for support of a bill...
  • City adopts U.N. sustainability goals

    10/06/2019 3:49:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 5, 2019 | Don Hopey
    Pittsburgh has become the second U.S. city to incorporate United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into its practices, planning and policies, an initiative that will affect more than $4 billion worth of public and private projects in the region during the next 12 years. Mayor Bill Peduto announced the commitment to the 17 U.N. sustainability goals Friday, saying they identify the most important issues facing the globe -- poverty, hunger, climate change, education, gender equality and health, among them. He said the goals will help inform coordinated and collaborative programs and partnerships with universities and nonprofit, business and civic sectors, and...
  • Lawyer for Exxon workers charged with beating two black women says clients not racist

    09/27/2019 2:00:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 26, 2019 | Lacretia Wimbley
    The attorney for two of three men charged with assaulting two black women last week at a North Side gas station denied Thursday that the defendants are racist and rejected calls to upgrade the charges against them. “My clients are not racist,” lawyer David Shrager said during a news conference at his Downtown offices. “They love that community. They feel terrible that people think this was based in some way, shape or form on racial discrimination when it was not.” Mr. Shrager represents Balkar “Bill” Singh, 40, of Harmar, and Sukhjinder “Simon” Sadhra, 35, of Ross. He said that police...
  • Possible pot brownies, other desserts discovered at a Pittsburgh high school

    09/26/2019 4:45:27 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 26, 2019
    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Public Schools are investigating after possible marijuana-laced desserts were discovered at a high school. Channel 11 has learned marijuana may have been baked into what appeared to be brownies and Rice Krispies Treats at Taylor Allderdice High School. The discovery was made on the same day Gov. Tom Wolf announces his support for legalizing marijuana for adults over the age of 18.
  • Protesters demand gas stations shut down after violent fight goes viral

    09/23/2019 4:59:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 51 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 22, 2019
    PITTSBURGH - A fight at a gas station on Pittsburgh's North Side was recorded on video and went viral on social media. Police said multiple people are now facing criminal charges, and the videos led to a protest Saturday and Sunday. For the second straight day, dozens of people gathered outside two Pittsburgh gas stations to protest the owners. Police also were back at the Exxon gas station after they said two customers were violently attacked by an owner and employee. Officers went into the gas station as they continue their investigation, collecting evidence throughout the day. On Sunday, protesters...
  • 3 people are dead and 4 others are hospitalized in Pittsburgh. All were wearing orange wrist bands

    09/22/2019 8:00:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/22/2019 | Laura Ly and Holly Yan,
    Pittsburgh police are investigating a "medical situation" that left three people dead and four others hospitalized Sunday morning. All seven people were wearing orange paper wrist bands, which may offer clues, Pittsburgh Director of Public Safety Wendell Hissrich said. He said all are believed to be middle-aged men. Authorities responded to a report of an unconscious man around 2 a.m. Sunday on the city's south side. They found a man dead at the scene, Hissrich said. Shortly later, paramedics responded to another man who was "somewhat conscious" and had symptoms similar to that of the first man. He was taken...
  • Authorities: Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez arrested, charged with solicitation of child

    09/17/2019 1:41:17 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 60 replies ^ | September 17, 2019 | uncredited
    Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been arrested on charges of computer pornography - solicitation of a child and providing obscene material to minors, authorities said Tuesday. Vazquez is being held in the Allegheny County Jail, awaiting extradition to Lee County, Florida. FDLE agents, with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, today arrested Felipe Vazquez, 28, of Saint Cloud, FL, for one count of computer pornography - solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors. Vazquez, a baseball player with the Pittsburgh Pirates, was taken into custody in Pittsburgh this morning on a felony warrant...
  • 117 dogs removed from home in largest rescue on record for Animal Friends

    09/12/2019 9:22:23 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 12, 2019
    ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. - More than 100 dogs were removed Wednesday from a home in Ross Township, making it the largest rescue on record for Animal Friends, officials said. In all, 117 dogs were taken from the home on Ridgeside Road. Twenty-five of them were puppies and the rest were middle-aged. Crews needed hazmat suits to enter the home because of high ammonia levels, officials said. Firefighters cooled down dozens of dogs and loaded them on a box truck, which transported them to Animal Friends to receive care and get a second chance at life. Officials said Thursday none of...
  • Local Effort To Boycott Businesses Owned By Trump Supporters Brings Strong Response From GOP

    09/04/2019 3:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KDKA-TV ^ | September 3, 2019 | Jon Delano
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Local social media is abuzz over efforts in Pittsburgh to identify and boycott businesses owned by supporters of President Donald Trump. “I think it’s important because people have a right to know where their money is going,” Pittsburgh blogger Brian Broome told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Tuesday. In a recent Facebook post, a page identified only as “Ban Kenny Chesney from Pittsburgh” says there’s a list of almost 100 local businesses owned by Trump supporters which will soon be disclosed on a new website.
  • Want to lose your Pittsburgh accent? There's a course

    08/16/2019 8:41:47 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 73 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Friday, August 16, 2019 10:08 a.m. | Paul Guggenheimer
    Marilyn Caye grew up in Pittsburgh’s Perry Hilltop neighborhood and graduated from University of Pittsburgh. A few years later she decided to explore the other end of the country and wound up in the San Francisco Bay area. She soon learned that while she could leave Pittsburgh, there was a part of the Steel City that wouldn’t leave her. “I was about to audition for a commercial in San Francisco. When I was at Perry High School, I had done voice work for Rege Cordic’s ‘Cordic and Company’ on KDKA radio. I called a fellow in Sausalito to get some...
  • Carnegie Library workers vote to join United Steelworkers

    08/15/2019 9:33:34 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 26 replies ^ | 8/15/2019 | Luke Torrance
    PITTSBURGH - Workers at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh voted to join the United Steelworkers union on Wednesday. According to a press release, the workers voted "overwhelmingly" to join USW. Library workers began organizing their campaign in June and are seeking a collective bargaining agreement that would cover employees across 19 branches and the library support center.
  • Homicides- Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

    08/14/2019 3:21:16 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 11 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | August 2019 | Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    This is a very sobering map showing the locations of homicides in Pittsburgh and surrounding Allegheny County area from 2005 to date.
  • One woman dies after double stabbing in downtown Pittsburgh; 1 victim seen wearing hijab

    08/08/2019 10:17:32 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 8, 2019
    PITTSBURGH - One of two women stabbed Thursday at a bus stop in downtown Pittsburgh has died, police said. One of the women was talking to a police officer when someone behind the officer attacked her and another woman with a knife, authorities said. The stabbing happened about 11:30 a.m. outside the Burlington Coat Factory on Sixth Avenue, which is shut down between Wood and Smithfield streets. A large police presence is in the area. A witness told Channel 11’s Aaron Martin at least one of the women was wearing a hijab.
  • Dayton Shooter’s Girlfriend Says He Showed Her Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Video On First Date

    08/06/2019 4:24:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    CBS News Pittsburgh ^ | August 6, 2019
    <p>DAYTON, Ohio (KDKA/AP) – An ex-girlfriend of the Ohio gunman who killed nine people says he showed her a video of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on their first date.</p> <p>Adelia Johnson says in an emailed statement to The Associated Press that Connor Betts often joked about having dark thoughts. She says he told her that he had bipolar disorder and that his talk didn’t scare her because she thought it was a symptom of his mental illness.</p>
  • Joe Bidens email just received. (White Supremacy)

    08/04/2019 12:38:55 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 49 replies
    Just got this email....(I try to keep up with the enemy)....Check out the last paragraph..... .............................. David, today, we are heartbroken. But it’s more than that -- At least 29 lives were stolen, families broken, communities shattered in El Paso and Dayton within 13 hours. Dozens more wounded. Between those two mass shootings, dozens more were killed and injured by gun violence that didn't make national headlines. First: Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines don’t belong on our streets. We must stand up to the NRA and gun manufacturers -- they don’t own this country. We the people own this country....
  • (Pittsburgh Mayor)Peduto clashes with Cultural Trust over Downtown safety concerns

    08/02/2019 8:09:23 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazelle ^ | 8/2/2019 | Mark Belko
    Mayor Bill Peduto is pushing back against Pittsburgh Cultural Trust concerns about a “declining level of public safety” Downtown, vowing that he won’t criminalize homelessness or mental health issues. In a scathing rebuttal to a July 10 letter written by Cultural Trust CEO Kevin McMahon, Mr. Peduto said the city is working with Allegheny County and nonprofit agencies to address issues like homelessness Downtown and to get people into housing. “But it doesn’t happen at the snap of a finger and we’re not going to attack this national epidemic by criminalizing the status of those that have the least,” he...
  • Woman wanted for allegedly urinating on potatoes at West Mifflin Walmart

    07/30/2019 3:44:03 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 73 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 29, 2019
    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. - A bizarre incident at the Walmart in West Mifflin has police searching for a woman. They released surveillance camera pictures of the woman in the hope that someone can help identify her. She is accused of urinating on potatoes at Walmart. A Walmart representative said it was a store employee who saw what the woman was doing. "My first reaction is one, kind of horrified. I realize that some people have issues that might lead them to do things that might be considered unusual," said Beth Elliot who shops at the store.
  • Alleged immigration agents approaching strangers at local stores

    07/26/2019 4:10:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 26, 2019
    PITTSBURGH - There are multiple reports of people, believed to be Latino, being approached by people who allegedly work for the Department of Homeland Security in the East End of Pittsburgh. "I’d say over 10, at least, like over a dozen complaints that have come in," said Wasi Mohamed, a local Muslim activist. That's how many complaints Mohamed said have come in from people who say they've been profiled by people acting as alleged ICE agents. "The conversation starts with, 'Do you know where the bathroom?' is in Spanish, and if somebody is able to respond, then the follow up...
  • Pitt-Greensburg’s summer housing has students living without A/C in extreme heat(Snowflake Alert!)

    07/24/2019 11:38:36 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 70 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | July 24, 2019 | Megan Tomasic
    lyson Bender, who is going into her junior year at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, relied heavily on fans placed around her student housing to keep her cool during a recent heat wave. Still, the temperature in her on campus apartment crept toward 91 degrees over the weekend. Students staying at University Court over the summer are doing so without air conditioning, said Susan Isola, director of media relations at the university. Students are not permitted to use window AC units, she said, and are instead encouraged to use fans. When it gets really hot, Bender, who is studying...