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Pittsburgh Police increase security at local mosques following deadly New Zealand mass shooting

Pittsburgh Police increase security at local mosques following deadly New Zealand mass shooting

Gage Goulding, News Editor

March 15, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Officials in Pittsburgh have increased security at local places of worship following a deadly mass shooting in New Zealand. City officials released a statement Friday morning stating that public safety officials have been in contact with local Islamic leaders. Authorities say they...

Local t-shirt shop raises more than $4K for Tree of Life victims

Local t-shirt shop raises more than $4K for Tree of Life victims

January 2, 2019

JOHNSTOWN (RMU SENTRY MEDIA/CNN) -- T-shirts traveled as far south as Hawaii and as far west as California. "They went all over," said Jody Altemus an American Eagle Screen Print and Embroidery employee. "We may have hit every state but I didn't keep track of that." A small town fundraiser, raising...

Pittsburgh Police investigate anti-Semitic messages in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Police investigate anti-Semitic messages in Pittsburgh

Gage Goulding, News Editor

December 9, 2018

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Police department is investigating anti-Semitic messages that are being distributed around the city. Police issued a statement today saying that they are aware and are investigating the hate speech. Pamphlets are being delivered in several Pittsburgh neighborhoods including...

City creates Public Safety Support Trust Fund

City creates Public Safety Support Trust Fund

Gage Goulding, Assistant News Editor

November 7, 2018

PITTSBURGH -- The City of Pittsburgh announced on Wednesday that it has created the Public Safety Support Trust Fund. With the authorization of the city controller, the City Council of Pittsburgh created the fund that will hold monetary donations in support of the Public Safety Department, said the...

$10,000 donated to the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh’s “Our Victims of Terror” fund

$10,000 donated to the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh’s “Our Victims of Terror” fund

Megan Shandel, Assistant Multimedia Manager

November 4, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Following the tragedy in Squirrel Hill at the Tree of Life Synagogue, Clearview Federal Credit Union had donated $10,000 to the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh’s “Our Victims of Terror” fund through the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. This contribution is to go towards ...

Robert Morris University issues statement on synagogue shooting

Robert Morris University issues statement on synagogue shooting

Gage Goulding, Assistant News Editor

October 31, 2018

MOON TOWNSHIP - A spokesperson for Robert Morris University has released a brief statement regarding Tree of Life Synagogue shooting that occurred on Saturday. RELATED STORIES: City of Pittsburgh issues statement on presidential visit Statement from Pittsburgh Public Safety on synagogue shooting ...

Robert Morris alums among those killed in Synagogue shooting

Robert Morris alums among those killed in Synagogue shooting

Samuel Anthony, Digital Content Manager

October 31, 2018

MOON TOWNSHIP -- The Robert Morris University community lost one of their own in the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday which took the lives of 11 and injured six others. Melvin Wax, 88, was a retired accountant, father, grandfather and a 1959 Robert Morris graduate and acc...

City of Pittsburgh issues statement on presidential visit

City of Pittsburgh issues statement on presidential visit

Gage Goulding, Assistant News Editor

October 30, 2018

PITTSBURGH -- With President Donald Trump visiting Pittsburgh, the city's Department of Public Safety urged Pittsburgh to be patient. "We ask residents and commuters to plan ahead and avoid the East End of the city, and to exercise patience when encountering traffic delays this afternoon due to temporary...

Names of officers injured in synagogue shooting released

Names of officers injured in synagogue shooting released

Gage Goulding, Assistant News Manager

October 30, 2018

PITTSBURGH - The names of the six officers injured during the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue has been released. Police say that 46-year-old Robert Bowers entered the place of worship Saturday morning where he opened fire killing 11 people and injuring another six people, including four...

Mayor Bill Peduto: Social media carries the city

Mayor Bill Peduto: Social media carries the city

Gage Goulding, Assistant News Editor

October 30, 2018

PITTSBURGH - Following the murder of 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto took to Twitter to console the entire community. A timeline of posts to Twitter from Peduto are listed below, starting with his first about the incident. The posts are listed...