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  • Local (Pittsburgh) doctors not seeing the same death, hospitalization rate with coronavirus as they were before

    07/10/2020 3:35:20 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 9, 2020 | Gabriella DeLuca
    PITTSBURGH — UPMC doctors said the majority of new COVID-19 cases are in young people, and those cases aren’t as severe. Thursday marked the lowest COVID-19 case increase in Allegheny County this week with 158 new cases, 12 more hospitalizations and no new deaths. “Our testing data indicates these cases are largely linked to younger people who contracted the virus while traveling or while socializing without masks or proper distance,” said Dr. Graham Snyder, UPMC Medical Director of Infection Prevention. At a news conference Thursday, Snyder and other officials said the average age of COVID-19 patients is under 30, and...
  • New Allegheny County order extends indoor dining, drinking ban; outdoor dining continues, with 3-drink limit

    07/08/2020 4:16:28 PM PDT · by lightman · 39 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 8 July A.D. 2020 | Greg Pickel
    The Allegheny County Health Department has extended its ban on indoor dining and drinking indoors at bars and restaurants in the county for two weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Announced Wednesday, the new order will last two weeks and prohibits any and all “Indoor dining or alcohol consumption at bars, restaurants, or any other business establishments.” Outdoor dining may continue up until 11 p.m. daily, although customers will be limited to three alcoholic drinks per visit and everyone must be seated at a table. The state’s expanded mask order from Pa. Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine,...
  • Hundreds complainted about virus rule=breakers before Allegheny County closed restaurants again

    07/08/2020 11:22:46 AM PDT · by lightman · 66 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 8 July A.D. 2020 | Patricia Sabatini
    The Allegheny County Health Department was fielding hundreds of complaints about restaurants and bars not enforcing face masks and other pandemic rules just before the county shut down indoor dining again last week because of a record number of COVID-19 cases. According to county health department data, there were 419 virus-related complaints involving restaurants and bars the week of June 29. That compares with 116 complaints received during the first 20 days of the green phase of the state’s reopening plan from June 5-25. Most of those complaints were related to masks. On June 30, restaurants and bars were ordered...
  • Trump supporters, protesters clash along Mon River during boat parade

    07/04/2020 3:33:16 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 4, 2020
    PITTSBURGH — A steady stream of boats headed up the Monongahela River toward the Hot Metal Bridge while a crowd of protesters clashed with supporters on the riverwalk Saturday. Hundreds of boats and thousands of people were expected to take part in a boat parade in support of President Donald Trump. Most supporting Trump were dressed in red, white and blue and didn’t have masks. As chanting escalated back and forth between Trump supporters and protesters, mounted police positioned themselves between the two groups. Tensions heightened as the two sides began yelling and cursing at each other on the riverwalk....
  • Dr. Cyril Wecht Calls Mandatory Mask Order By Dr. Rachel Levine 'Totally Absurd'

    07/02/2020 8:00:42 PM PDT · by NImerc · 58 replies
    KDKA ^ | July 1, 2020 | Jeff Oravitz
    On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Heath Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine made the wearing masks when you leave your home mandatory for all Pennsylvanians - an expansion of the Secretary's order that people must wear a mask when visiting businesses. Dr. Cyril Wecht told KDKA Radio's Wendy Bell that Levine's order is "totally, totally absurd."
  • Man hurt after shooting in Homewood

    06/30/2020 9:50:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 6/30/2020 | WPXI staff
    PITTSBURGH — A man was hurt after a shooting in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh police said. Police were called to the Frankstown Avenue just before midnight. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition. A Channel 11 News crew saw shell casings and evidence markers next to an SUV.
  • Petition started to remove Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park (Pittsburgh)

    06/30/2020 9:41:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 30, 2020 | Ryan Houston
    PITTSBURGH — There’s a renewed push to have the city of Pittsburgh take down the Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park. “He’s someone who was a slaver. He’s responsible for the genocide of people. He was a tyrant as a governor and he did a plethora of evil acts,” said Prem Rajgopal. Rajgopal started a petition to have it taken down. It was started three weeks ago and already has more than 7,000 signatures. He wants the statue to be removed altogether or put in a museum with a correct historical background. “People don’t want these symbols of white supremacy...
  • BLM activist gets into a verbal exchange with an older black guy who was speaking up against tearing the statue down.

    06/26/2020 7:35:44 PM PDT · by Borges · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/26/2020
    Look at her! These people are straight up deranged. It really is like a religious cult. Kudos to that security guard and the guy dressed up as Frederick Douglass (who must be turning in his grave).
  • Dozens of Port Authority (Pittsburgh) service routes cancelled Friday (Juneteenth)

    06/19/2020 8:58:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 19, 2020
    PITTSBURGH — Dozens of Port Authority of Allegheny County service routes have been cancelled Friday because of reduced staff due to COVID-19 and the Juneteenth holiday. A spokesperson for the Port Authority said more than 100 employees are not working because of the coronavirus. That number includes people who do not feel comfortable returning to work or have compromised immune systems. The spokesperson said some callouts are also likely because of Juneteenth.
  • Keith C. Burris: Truth, fairness and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    06/16/2020 1:43:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Post-Gazette ^ | 6/10/20 | Keith C. Burris
    In recent days the readers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have been subjected to a great deal of disinformation about the Post-Gazette. It is time for the rest of the story. Let’s start with this: Editors at this newspaper did not single out a black reporter and a black photographer and ban them from covering Pittsburgh protests after the killing of George Floyd. And we certainly did not single out two people and keep them from covering local protests because they were black. That is an outrageous lie - a defamation, in fact. We assumed the lie was so outrageous that...
  • Pennsylvania man planted Molotov cocktails in downtown plaza amid protests: DOJ

    06/08/2020 4:03:17 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 08 2020 | David Aaro
    A Pennsylvania man was arrested after allegedly leaving a backpack full of Molotov cocktails in a bush outside protests in downtown Pittsburgh, authorities said on Saturday. Matthew Michanowicz, 52, faces federal charges after he was captured on surveillance video placing the military-style backpack at PNC Plaza, according to a complaint by the U.S. District Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Authorities said Michanowicz visited the downtown area on a bike to observe the "aftermath" of the riots. They added that during questioning he allegedly admitted to being the person depicted in photographs from the video footage, but denied...
  • Steelers OT Alejandro Villanueva blames media for backlash against Drew Brees

    06/05/2020 8:55:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    MSN ^ | June 5, 2020 | Curt Popejoy
    here are few players in the NFL more qualified to discuss the national anthem and the flag than Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva. He served multiple tours of duty in the Army and is highly decorated. When Villanueva went on 97.3 The Fan on Friday he was asked about the comments of New Orleans Saints quarterback about the national anthem and the heat Brees took, finally forcing him into an apology. Villanueva is a smart guy and rather than get baited into an answer, he put it squarely back on the media. “It was taken out of context the...
  • Brian Bartels, 20-Year-Old Accused Of Inciting Violence And Riots In Pittsburgh, In Police Custody

    06/02/2020 6:27:45 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 99 replies
    Twenty-year-old Brian Bartels, the man accused of inciting violence and riots in Pittsburgh on Saturday, is in police custody. Bartels turned himself in at police headquarters Monday. He arrived with an adult male and adult female. Bartels is facing charges of institutional vandalism, rioting and reckless endangerment. According to police, he’s responsible for breaking the windows out of a Pittsburgh police car against the wishes of peaceful protesters. After he was arrested, police say they received a call from Bartels’ attorney earlier in the day saying Bartel would turn himself in Monday afternoon. Bartels had no comment as he walked...
  • You Get What You Vote For and in Democrat-Run Cities You Get Riots

    06/01/2020 7:58:59 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 01 2020 | JOHN NOLTE
    Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Fayetteville, Atlanta, New York, Nashville, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia, Chicago, Milwaukee, Salt Lake, Washington DC, Detroit, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Kansas City, Houston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, Tampa, Baltimore, Oakland, Louisville… What do all those American cities have in common? 1. They’re all run by Democrats, many for generations. 2. They’ve all been looted and burned by left-wing Antifa terrorists and other anarchist groups over the past few nights.
  • Pittsburgh Diocese to Consolidate 61 Parishes Into 15

    05/31/2020 7:57:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Crux ^ | 5/28/20 | AP
    PITTSBURGH - The Diocese of Pittsburgh has announced plans to consolidate 61 parishes into 15 new parishes. The mergers, to be completed July 1, will reduce the number of parishes in the diocese of Pittsburgh from 152 to 106. Bishop David Zubik told parishioners in a letter that “This has not been a simple task” but spoke of the need for sacrifice and said “You are positioning your new parish for more effective ministry by addressing financial needs, sharing resources and allowing your clergy to focus on the spiritual work for which they were ordained.”
  • Pittsburgh police chief says ‘anarchists' likely hijacked peaceful protests downtown

    05/31/2020 5:12:09 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/30/20 (8 hours ago) | WPXI-News TV Pittsburgh
    Police cars set on fire, businesses vandalized, and protesters and police officers injured - all of that prompted the mayor to implement citywide curfew and call in police. ...
  • Pittsburgh Public Safety declares ‘unlawful assembly’ downtown, tells businesses to close, people to stay home

    05/30/2020 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    WPXI ^ | May 30, 2020 | WPXI staff
    Crowds of people are gathering across the Pittsburgh area to rally in response to the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Floyd died while in police custody earlier this week. *snip* UPDATE 7:00 p.m.: Pittsburgh Public Safety officials have “declared an unlawful assembly downtown." They are telling businesses to close and people to stay at home.
  • LIVE UPDATES: Police car set on fire, thousands of protesters march through Pittsburgh in response to death of George Floyd

    05/30/2020 3:00:26 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies
    WPXI ^ | May 30, 2020
    PITTSBURGH — Crowds of people are gathering across the Pittsburgh area to rally in response to the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Floyd died while in police custody earlier this week. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested Friday and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death. Chauvin is accused of keeping his knee on the Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. UPDATE 5:50 p.m.: Protests have turned violent and the crowd has split into groups across the city. No one has been injured, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety. UPDATE 5:46 p.m.: A second police...
  • Downtown Pittsburgh Protest Over The Death Of George Floyd Turns Violent

    05/30/2020 2:53:45 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 25 replies
    KDKA Pittsburgh ^ | May 30 | Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent late Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Pittsburgh around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Chants of “Don’t Shoot,” “Black Lives – They Matter Here,” and Floyd’s famous last words “I can’t breathe” were chorused by the crowds of people marching with signs in the streets.
  • Pittsburgh War Memorial Vandalized with Red Paint (hammer and sickle logo)

    05/25/2020 10:53:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25 2020 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    A war memorial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been vandalized with red paint on Memorial Day. The memorial is known as the World War I Doughboy, located at the “Y” of Penn and Butler Streets in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, was covered in red spray paint, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The message painted onto the memorial read, “JUNE 19, 1986, GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROISM.”