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Pitt students create dating app ‘Inrstellar’

Pitt students create dating app ‘Inrstellar’

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

February 12, 2019

OAKLAND - University of Pittsburgh students have created a dating app with a new twist. With no photos on users’ public profiles, Inrstellar emphasizes connections over superficial judgments. Founder and CEO Paul Trichon wanted a place for people to connect through shared interests. Trichon is...

Credit agencies praise Pittsburgh’s financial management

Credit agencies praise Pittsburgh’s financial management

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

February 7, 2019

PITTSBURGH — According to credit rating agencies, Pittsburgh’s finances are in stable condition. Pittsburgh received an upgraded credit rating from agencies Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. The agencies praise the city’s effective financial management. “The rating also reflects S&P...

North Strabane K-9 back to work after life-threatening medical condition

North Strabane K-9 back to work after life-threatening medical condition

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

February 6, 2019

NORTH STRABANE TOWNSHIP - A North Strabane Township K-9 officer is back to work after suffering from a medical condition that threatened the dog's life. K-9 Drago is back to work after surgery in 2018. Drago, the police dog for the North Strabane Township Police Department, underwent surgery in Dec....

Crime Stoppers need public’s help with wanted person investigation

Crime Stoppers need public’s help with wanted person investigation

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

February 1, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers needs the public’s help for a wanted person investigation. On Sept. 15, 2018, Jerome Solomon fled as officers approached his residence in Pitcairn. He is wanted on multiple charges including robbery, theft, aggravated assault, and recklessly endangering another...

Women and Non-Binary Forum empowers all gender identities

Women and Non-Binary Forum empowers all gender identities

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

January 21, 2019

PITTSBURGH - On April 6, Bike Pittsburgh will host the Women and Non-Binary Forum to empower people and give them the opportunity to have a voice in the community. Women and non-binary individuals across the region will come together for the sixth annual Women and Non-Binary Forum. The forum will...

Report: More millennial women enter the workforce

Report: More millennial women enter the workforce

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

January 19, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP (RMU SENTRY MEDIA/CNN) — More millennial women are entering the job market than ever before, according to a report. According to a Bloomberg report, women between the ages 25 and 34 make up 76 percent of the workforce. There is a 12 percent gap between young men and young women, m...

Congressman Tom Marino resigns after two weeks

Congressman Tom Marino resigns after two weeks

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

January 19, 2019

HARRISBURG (RMU SENTRY MEDIA/CNN) - Pennsylvania Congressman Tom Marino has resigned from his position just two weeks after taking office. Last November, Marino secured his fifth term by winning 66 percent of the vote in his district. He was nominated by President Trump to be in charge of the drug...

South Butler County School District received threat via Snapchat

South Butler County School District received threat via Snapchat

Soundharjya Babu and Gage Goulding

January 15, 2019

SAXONBURG — Officials at South Butler County School District say they received a threat Tuesday evening. Officials at the school district say that a threat was posted to Snapchat at the end of the school day Tuesday, according to a letter from Superintendent David Foley. According to Foley, school...

Pittsburgh officials discuss final 2018 crime statistics

Pittsburgh officials discuss final 2018 crime statistics

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

January 15, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Public Safety and Police Bureau officials gathered in the Mayor’s Conference Room on Monday to discuss the final 2018 crime statistics. Officials say that the numbers show progress. Homicides and shootings have decreased, but work still remains in Pittsburgh. "Every year since 2014,...

Wanted felon arrested for multiple drug and gun charges

Wanted felon arrested for multiple drug and gun charges

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

December 12, 2018

PITTSBURGH -- A wanted Pittsburgh felon was arrested for multiple drug and gun charges. In 1996, 40-year-old Tyrek Jrevae Booker was convicted of voluntary manslaughter after killing Sgt. James Taylor. Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officers arrested Booker on Dec. 6 after he was pulled over for failing...