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  • Man, 24, 'shoots dead pregnant mom-of-four, 22, after she told him she was expecting but hoped he wasn't the father'

    02/26/2021 10:59:21 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 February 2021 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Jason Brown, 24, faces charges of criminal homicide and carrying firearms without license in Katara Bray's killing Bray, 22-year-old mom-of-four, was shot in the head and neck while driving Brown on February 8 in Pittsbugh Police say Bray had just found out she was pregnant again and she did not want the baby to be Brown's; he is the father of one of her older children Brown allegedly shot Bray while she was driving, causing her to lose control and crashed into a pole
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: The Memories of "Excellence In Broadcasting" And More

    02/20/2021 8:40:49 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/20/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    "In 1989 I took Rush Limbaugh's radio show off the air in St. Louis..." Jeff Long had his first "encounter" with Rush way back in the early days of his syndicated radio show. But there was more to come. Jeff would end up working in Rush's home town of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He would meet Rush in person but there's more. And at the link below what Paul Harvey used to call on the radio "the rest of the story"... So many memories of Rush that for me include memories of the music that Rush loved. He would play songs...
  • Crunching the data: Homicides, shootings on the rise in Pittsburgh

    02/06/2021 4:14:51 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    WPXI ^ | February 5, 2021
    PITTSBURGH — Damon Lincoln’s life was cut short. He died last December on his mother’s birthday, two days before Christmas. “A couple of masked men came with guns. Forced him inside. They started ransacking the house,” said Lincoln’s uncle, Greg Dearolf. It happened in Mount Oliver. Lincoln tried to help his mother when he was shot in the back. The family is hoping reward money will help someone come forward. “We want somebody to come forward and give us some information that can get these guys arrested,” Dearolf said. From October 2020 to January 2021, the Allegheny County Police Department...
  • Al's Cafe, David's Diner cited by county health department for defying shut down order

    12/22/2020 2:35:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Pittsburg Post-Gazette ^ | December 21, 2020 | Patricia Sabatini
    The Allegheny County Health Department cited Al’s Cafe in Bethel Park and David’s Diner in Harmar late last week for serving meals indoors in defiance of the governor’s shut down order. The statewide restrictions, which expire Jan. 4, are aimed at stemming the current surge in COVID-19 cases. Inspectors visited both restaurants Thursday in response to complaints, according to the inspection reports. Both were ordered closed that day. Inspectors followed up Friday, when both restaurants were found operating and ordered closed again. Both also were cited for removing the county’s “closed” signs, inspection reports show. In addition, Al’s Cafe, on...
  • In 'Marshall Plan' for region, Peduto hopes Biden can pull spending plan from dysfunctional Washington

    12/09/2020 11:11:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 8, 2020 | Daniel Moore
    WASHINGTON — The architects of a newly unveiled 10-year, $600 billion climate plan to revitalize Appalachia and the Ohio River Valley region are moving forward with a difficult task of building political willpower in Washington while gaining the trust of rural communities tied to the coal and natural gas industries, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto told a group of sustainable development advocates Tuesday. That coalition-building — a communications strategy to be forged over the next six weeks among academic institutions in Pittsburgh and seven other cities — is a critical step toward executing the plan Mr. Peduto described as both idealistic...
  • Implosion of Pittsburgh Diocese Continues

    12/06/2020 6:49:02 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/3/20 | Stephen Wynne
    Former Catholic stronghold run into the groundPITTSBURGH ( - Catholics in the beleaguered diocese of Pittsburgh are bracing for a new round of parish closures — the latest marker in a dramatic implosion connected to decades of sex abuse and cover-up. In a Nov. 28 statement, Bp. David Zubik announced a series of mergers that will reduce the number of parishes from 107 to 81. The consolidations will be finalized Jan. 4, 2021. "This is a pivotal time for our diocese as we plan for the future of the Church of Pittsburgh," Zubik said. "Southwestern Pennsylvania is radically different than...
  • **Pittsburgh Antifa Tweets Warning To Trump: “We Are Armed..."

    11/24/2020 9:10:34 AM PST · by AggregateThreat · 96 replies
    Here is a really bad idea...
  • Allegheny County officials endorse ‘stay-at-home’ advisory due to spike in COVID-19 positive cases

    11/18/2020 2:14:54 PM PST · by lightman · 12 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 18 November A.D. 2020 | Jana Benscoter
    Allegheny County health officials Wednesday said they are encouraging residents to stay put for Thanksgiving due to the alarming increased rate of positive COVID-19 tests. It is not an official order. But, it is an advisory, which means it is not enforced. The western Pennsylvania county has seen an alarming spike in positive test results in COVID-19, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said. Clarification: Allegheny County’s Dr. Bogen says the stay-at-home guidance is an advisory, not an order (Order is enforced). Still, she’s asking people to use their best personal judgment and follow the advice to stay home. “We really must...
  • Pittsburgh murder convict who escaped in 1971 arrested by FBI in Michigan

    11/14/2020 10:58:25 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies ^ | November 14, 2020 | Cole Waterman
    After nearly a half-century on the lam, a convicted murder who escaped custody in Pennsylvania has been arrested in Grand Blanc. The FBI Pittsburgh Division announced Friday that Leonard R. Moses, now 68, was arrested without incident by a Fugitive Task Force out of Detroit. Moses had been at large since 1971, when he escaped custody while attending his grandmother’s funeral in Pittsburgh. At the time, Moses was serving a life sentence on a conviction of first-degree murder.
  • Allegheny County Board Of Elections Votes To Count More Than 2,000 Ballots Without Dates

    11/10/2020 7:50:04 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 35 replies
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One week after Election Day and election-related lawsuits are piling up in Pennsylvania. But so are the ballots. On Tuesday inside the election warehouse on the North Side, staffers began processing ballots at 9:00 a.m. and continued working through the night. At around 3:00 p.m., there were roughly 27,000 outstanding ballots in Allegheny County. The process happened in front of 18 observers who represented both Republicans and Democrats, according to county leaders. Outstanding ballots included military and overseas ballots, which could be received until 5 p.m. Tuesday. Of the 29,000 ballots originally mailed to the wrong voters,...
  • Council member says tweet that included expletive, mentioned riots taken out of context

    11/02/2020 1:44:33 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 2, 2020 | Rick Earle
    PITTSBURGH — An Allegheny County council member is defending a recent tweet, claiming it is being taken out of context. The Channel 11 newsroom received several calls and emails about a tweet from Bethany Hallam, who is a council member at-large and a member of the Allegheny County Board of Elections. The tweet read, “Never burned a police car myself, but (expletive) yeah let’s riot against fascism.”
  • 100 years ago, the first commercial radio broadcast announced the results of the 1920 election – politics would never be the same

    11/01/2020 11:56:09 AM PST · by moviefan8 · 18 replies
    The Conversation ^ | October 30, 2020 | Unknown
    Only 100 people were listening, but the first broadcast from a licensed radio station occurred at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2, 1920. It was Pittsburgh’s KDKA, and the station was broadcasting the results of that year’s presidential election. When the man responsible, Frank Conrad, flipped the switch for the first time, he couldn’t have envisioned just how profoundly broadcast media would transform political life. For centuries, people had read politicians’ words. But radio made it possible to listen to them in real time. Politicians’ personalities all of a sudden started to matter more. The way their voices sounded made more...
  • Oakmont Bakery responds after Eric Trump makes ‘surprise visit’ without a mask

    10/23/2020 11:22:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 23, 2020
    OAKMONT, Pa. — President Donald Trump’s son Eric made a surprise visit to one of Allegheny County’s most popular spots Thursday morning: Oakmont Bakery. But it’s the nature of the visit that has sparked controversy. Trump wore a mask into the building but removed it when interacting with supporters. Channel 11 News' exchange partners at TribLIVE were there as Trump spoke to supporters at the popular bakery. He handed out cookies that featured images of his father, which is part of the bakery’s traditional cookie poll leading up to an election. Trump is in the lead, with 13,656 cookies sold,...
  • Federal Agents Raid Home Of Pittsburgh-Area Mail Carrier, Collect Bags Of Suspected Undelivered Mail

    10/13/2020 10:51:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    KDKA ^ | October 12, 2020 | Andy Sheehan
    Neighbors says the special agents confiscated eight large garbage bags of suspected undelivered mail. BALDWIN, Pa. — Special agents from the United States Postal Service raided the home of an Allegheny County mail carrier over the weekend. At a time when public confidence in mail delivery is low, a mail carrier is suspected of putting out his deliveries with the morning trash. Special agents from the United States Postal Service raided the carrier’s home in Baldwin on Sunday night, confiscating eight large garbage bags of suspected undelivered mail, according to neighbors. From inside his house on Meadowcrest Road, mail carrier...
  • Federal Agents Discover Bags of Undelivered Mail in Pennsylvania

    10/13/2020 8:51:16 AM PDT · by wrrock · 39 replies
    TG ^ | 10/13/2020 | Evan
    Special agents from the United States Postal Service raided the home of a USPS carrier in Baldwin, PA on Sunday night, confiscating eight large garbage bags of suspected undelivered mail, according to neighbors. WATCH REPORT...
  • Trump planning ‘event’ in Pittsburgh: report

    10/07/2020 9:36:04 PM PDT · by lightman · 28 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 7 October A.D. 2020 | Becky Metrick
    By Becky Metrick | Reporters closely following President Trump’s campaign said he is looking to host an event in Pittsburgh early next week. Maggie Haberman, a White House correspondent with the New York Times, tweeted the campaign was exploring the possibility of holding an event, but not a rally, citing three people familiar with the planning. TRUMP campaign is exploring having him hold an event (not a rally) in Pittsburgh on Monday, per 3 ppl familiar with the discussions. They're setting up possible travel plans for him all week, with later in the week seeming more solid. — Maggie...
  • 80-year-old former Marine dies after confrontation with bar patron not wearing a mask

    10/06/2020 8:20:42 AM PDT · by lightman · 107 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 6 October A.D. 2020 | Janet Krajcsik
    An 80-year-old man, a retired steelworker from Pittsburgh, died after he confronted a bar patron who wouldn’t wear a mask, according to KDKA CBS 2. The District Attorney believes Rocco is the first person to die in the U.S. because of a physical altercation over wearing a mask. The death of Rocco Sapienza is being investigated as a homicide. In a report by WKBW ABC7 in Buffalo, the incident took place at Pamp’s Red Zone Bar and Grill in West Seneca, New York, on Sept. 26. The Erie County District Attorney’s Office in New York says Sapienza got into an...
  • Fireball In The Sky: Social Media Lights Up With Reports Of Giant Meteor Across The East Coast

    10/01/2020 12:16:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | September 30, 2020
    A streak of light and then a bright flash was seen cutting across the sky early on Wednesday morning. Did you see it? Early on Wednesday morning, several social media users in Pittsburgh and up and down the East Coast say they saw a bright flash of light and a streak in the sky. The flash of light occurred just before 6:30 a.m. A trucker driving along I-76 in Pennsylvania was able to capture video of the flash from their dashcam. The American Meteor Society, a nonprofit group, said it received more than 200 reports of a bright fireball over...
  • Joe Biden Arrives to Pittsburgh Train Station to Handful of Supporters

    09/30/2020 3:13:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Twitter ^ | 09/30/20
    I think this is his biggest crowd? Then again how many are DNC campaign staff, secret service and the media? Think of this and then look at the number of people at the Trump rally tonight in liberal Minnesota.   
  • How Many Attended Trump’s Pennsylvania Rally? See Pittsburgh Crowd Size Photos

    09/23/2020 8:10:25 AM PDT · by euram · 48 replies
    Heavy ^ | Sept 3 2020 | unknown
    President Donald Trump led a “Great American Comeback” event on Tuesday, September 22. Here’s a look at how many people attended the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, rally, along with crowd photos. Shelby Cassesse of KDKA reported that there were thousands at the rally tonight.