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Pittsburgh crime rates drop again in 2019

Pittsburgh crime rates drop again in 2019

Michael Delehanty, Contributor

February 15, 2020

PITTSBURGH - The City of Pittsburgh recently reported that there were fewer homicides in 2019. Crime rates decreased in 2019, with the number of homicides in the city dropping by 36 percent from 2018, with 58 homicides in 2018 and 37 in 2019. Police officials credited many different factors for...

Pittsburgh mascots ice skate with families at Schenley Skating Rink

Pittsburgh mascots ice skate with families at Schenley Skating Rink

Soundharjya Babu, Assistant News Editor

February 14, 2020

PITTSBURGH - Mascots from all over the Pittsburgh region, including RoMo, joined the Mascot Skate Party at the Schenley Skating Rink. Iceburgh from the Pittsburgh Penguins, Doodles from Chick-fil-A, and many others tested out their ice skating skills at the Schenley Skating Rink and spent time with...

RMU students volunteer for No School STEM Day

RMU students volunteer for No School STEM Day

John Blinn, News Editor

February 4, 2020

PITTSBURGH - While most Robert Morris University students were taking an extra day off, a small group of others spent their free Monday in a local library. But rather than studying, they were teaching. On Jan. 20, the manager of SEMS (Secondary Education of Mathematics and Science) Outreach, Sara...

Allegheny County names Matthew Dugan as new Chief Public Defender

Allegheny County names Matthew Dugan as new Chief Public Defender

Michael Delehanty, Contributor

February 1, 2020

PITTSBURGH - Allegheny County named Matthew Dugan, Esq. as the new Chief Public Defender. County Manager William D. McKain announced that Matthew Dugan was appointed to the position on Jan. 14. "We are proud of the work that has been done in the Public Defender's office under the administration...

CityMatCH provides several Pittsburgh organizations with tools to reduce birth disparities

CityMatCH provides several Pittsburgh organizations with tools to reduce birth disparities

John Blinn, News Editor

January 29, 2020

PITTSBURGH - Several Pittsburgh organizations and departments will receive training and technical assistance to reduce birth disparities. Despite a decline in infant mortality rates on a national scale, the problem still continues within Allegheny County. Information shows that African-American babies...

Update: AJR postpones concert at UPMC Events Center

Update: AJR postpones concert at UPMC Events Center

John Blinn, News Editor

November 25, 2019

UPDATE: Nov. 25 - 6:00 p.m. Update: AJR revealed that part two of their "Neotheater Tour" would stop at all cities that were originally scheduled for the first part of the tour but were missed due to Jack Met's illness. The band took to Twitter on Nov. 22, posting an updated schedule. This showed ...

Pittsburgh Public Safety prepares for “Light up Night”

Pittsburgh Public Safety prepares for “Light up Night”

John Blinn, News Editor

November 21, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Public Safety is preparing the city for the large crowds that are expected to come with the city's "Light up Night." The annual event will take place on Nov. 22 and kick off the holiday season with various bands and other events. “As a native of this region, I am very...

United Way seeking volunteers to assist low-wage earning workers with taxes

United Way seeking volunteers to assist low-wage earning workers with taxes

Michael Delehanty, Contributor

November 16, 2019

PITTSBURGH - United Way of Southwestern PA is looking for 500 volunteers to help with their 2020 Free Tax Preparation Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to assist hard-working, low-wage earning individuals and families to make sure that they receive the full refunds that they are entitled to. "A...

Allegheny County Public Works preparing for possible winter weather

Allegheny County Public Works preparing for possible winter weather

Michael Delehanty, Contributor

November 11, 2019

PITTSBURGH - With the expectation of snow on the way, Allegheny County Public Works is preparing for all possible conditions. Authorities informed citizens that they are prepared to take on the potential winter weather. "We plan to dispatch 18 trucks overnight to salt county-owned roads and bridges,"...

President Trump in Pittsburgh: Protesters and supporters take to the streets of Pittsburgh

President Trump in Pittsburgh: Protesters and supporters take to the streets of Pittsburgh

Soundharjya Babu, Assistant News Editor

October 25, 2019

PITTSBURGH - The streets leading up to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center were bustling with energy from supporters and protesters alike in anticipation of President Trump's arrival. Donald Trump was a keynote speaker for the 2019 Shale Insight Conference at approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Hundreds of su...