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Project Prom annual giveaway begins, benefits underprivileged teens

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Gage Goulding, News Editor

February 18, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- It is almost prom season, and the annual Project Prom giveaway program is getting underway. The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) are gearing up to hold their annual event which benefits eligible high school students. According to a...

Guns detected at Pennsylvania airport checkpoints slightly increased in 2018

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Marlisa Miller, Contributor

February 18, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP - More guns were found at TSA checkpoints than ever before. In total, 4,239 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at checkpoints across the country last year, averaging about 11.6 firearms per day. This was approximately a 7 percent increase nationally in firearm discoveries from...

Pittsburgh police respond to accident on McKees Rocks Bridge

A five car accident closes McKees Rocks Bridge late on Feb. 15, 2019.

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

February 17, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- An accident on the McKees Rocks Bridge closed the road throughout the night Friday. Nine people were involved in the accident that took place on the bridge. According to a statement from Allegheny County, five vehicles were involved in the accident. When RMU Sentry Media arrived...

Hounds draw against Duquesne in preseason play

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Jonathan Hanna, Contributor

February 16, 2019

PITTSBURGH — At Highmark Stadium, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC hosted Duquesne University for a preseason match-up with the final score being a 0-0 draw for the two clubs. For what it’s worth, the Hounds are now 2-0-1 on the preseason. Assistant coach Dan Visser said that, after the previous two ga...

Pirates offering $10 student tickets, other discounts

Downtown Pittsburgh skyline as seen from PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Gage Goulding, News Editor

February 14, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates are pulling out all the stops in order to fill seats this upcoming season. According to the Pirates website, the baseball club is teaming up with Papa John's Pizza to offer $10 tickets to students for every home game. Papa John's student tickets will be offered...

Pittsburgh receives funding for new blue recycling bins

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Jess Zaccarelli, Contributor

February 14, 2019

PITTSBURGH - The Department of Public Works introduced legislation to City Council on Feb. 12 to receive a $350,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The money will be used to purchase and distribute 13,000 residential curbside recycling containers. In collaboration...

WalletHub names Pa. one of the best states to retire

Downtown Pittsburgh as seen from West End Park on a February afternoon.

Michael Delehanty, Contributor

February 12, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- A recent WalletHub study listed Pennsylvania as one of the best states in which to retire. The research done by WalletHub compared 50 states with 46 key indicators of retirement-friendliness. Some of these indicators were affordability, health-related factors and overall quality of lif...

Route 837 East Carson Street Lane to close Monday night

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Michael Delehanty, Contributor

February 11, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Overnight manhole repairs will close a Pittsburgh road beginning Monday night. PennDOT District 11 announced that East Carson Street will close Monday evening, weather permitting. The closure is planned to run from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., according to a statement from PennDOT. Crews from Duquesne...

Crews to inspect overhead signs on several busy roadways

PennDot traffic cone

Gage Goulding, News Editor

February 11, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Road crews will canvas the Pittsburgh region to inspect the signs that hang over roadways for safety. According to a statement from the PennDOT, crews will inspect signs in various location throughout Allegheny County during the week of Feb. 11-15. During the inspections, lane restrictions...

City issues Snow Level 1 in preparation for Sunday evening snowfall

Colonial Country gets the chills.

Gage Goulding, News Editor

February 10, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP -- The City of Pittsburgh issued a Snow Level 1 alert in preparation for a winter weather system moving into the Pittsburgh region Sunday evening. According to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh, a snow system will enter the western Pa. region Sunday evening. Radar loop as of 4:15 pm EST show...