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City officials, public works prepare for Winter Storm Harper

City officials, public works prepare for Winter Storm Harper

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

January 18, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News

PITTSBURGH — City officials and public works crews around Pittsburgh are preparing to face a strong Winter Storm Harper over the weekend. The city has an arsenal of plows with salt spreaders, tractors and pickup trucks to fight against the upcoming snow storm. The city believes that it has enough...

Police make arrest in downtown shooting

Police make arrest in downtown shooting

Jonathan Hanna, Contributor

January 18, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police have arrested a suspect wanted for a shooting earlier this month. Roy Johnson, 23, was arrested overnight Jan. 17 and charged with aggravated assault, attempted homicide and reckless endangerment of another person. RELATED STORY: Pittsburgh Police s...

First flu death reported in Allegheny Co.

First flu death reported in Allegheny Co.

Megan Shandel, Assistant Multimedia Manager

January 18, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News

PITTSBURGH – The first flu-related death has been reported in Allegheny County. Director of the Allegheny County Health Department Dr. Karen Hacker reported the information of the death. According to a press release, the deceased was a 90-year-old female resident who had underlying medical conditions. "The...

Gov. Wolf declares state of emergency ahead of Winter Storm Harper

Gov. Wolf declares state of emergency ahead of Winter Storm Harper

Jonathan Hanna, Contributor

January 18, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News, Top Stories

HARRISBURG — With the potential for an intense winter storm this weekend, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has declared a state of emergency. This weekend, snow could fall at a rate of 1-2 inches per hour, and Gov. Wolf said his top concern is safety. “Our top concern is the safety of residents,"...

Bike Pittsburgh seeks input on cycling next to Uber’s self-driving cars

Bike Pittsburgh seeks input on cycling next to Uber’s self-driving cars

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

January 18, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News

PITTSBURGH — Bike Pittsburgh has distributed a survey asking pedestrians and bikers of the Steel City how they would feel traveling alongside vehicles that drive themselves. In Sept. 2016, Uber came to the city of Pittsburgh to test their semi-autonomous vehicles (AVs), and a survey was released...

Pittsburgh Police searching for shooting suspect

Pittsburgh Police searching for shooting suspect

Jonathan Hanna, Contributor

January 17, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is seeking the public's help in identifying a person who is wanted for questioning relating a downtown shooting in early January. On Jan. 7, police responded to calls of a male gunshot victim on the 900-block of Liberty Avenue around 2:15 a.m. Officers...

Study: Pittsburgh one of the best cities for STEM workers

Study: Pittsburgh one of the best cities for STEM workers

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News

MOON TOWNSHIP — The personal finance website WalletHub brings good news for people who live in the Pittsburgh area and are looking for a career in STEM. The website reported that Pittsburgh ranks third among the top 10 metro areas that are best for STEM-related professions. The best cities fo...

Amber Alert issued in statewide search for missing teen

Amber Alert issued in statewide search for missing teen

Michael Delehanty and Gage Goulding

January 16, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News, Top Stories

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Pennsylvania State Police have issued an Amber Alert for a missing teen from Penn Hills. Police say that 16-year-old Marjani Aquil was allegedly abducted by 19-year-old Jermaine Rodgers. Aquil was last seen on Jan. 16 at approximately 3 p.m. at a residence on Glenbrook Drive. Autho...

Tom Wolf inaugurated as governor for second term

Tom Wolf inaugurated as governor for second term

Gage Goulding, News Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News, Top Stories

HARRISBURG (RMU SENTRY MEDIA/CNN) -- Gov. Tom Wolf was inaugurated as the governor of Pennsylvania for a second term on Tuesday. In a ceremony held in Harrisburg, the 70-year-old Democratic politician was confirmed as the state's 47th governor. Wolf was first elected as governor in the Nov. 2014 election....

Pittsburgh Police to establish new domestic violence unit

Pittsburgh Police to establish new domestic violence unit

Jess Zaccarelli, Contributor

January 16, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News

PITTSBURGH - This year the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police plans to establish a new investigations unit that will focus on domestic violence cases using a $500,000 donation from the Nina Baldwin Fisher Foundation. The legislation allowing for the funding from the foundation will be introduced to Pittsburgh...