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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signs legislation on firearms and gun violence

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signs legislation on firearms and gun violence

John Blinn, News Editor

April 10, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Mayor Bill Peduto has signed legislation to regulate firearms. Mayor Peduto signed the regulations on Tuesday and the bills were approved by the Pittsburgh City Council last week. The mayor was joined by friends and family members of the victims of the Squirrel Hill Tree of Life Synagogue...

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...

Police vehicles get ‘Stronger Than Hate’ decals

Police vehicles get ‘Stronger Than Hate’ decals

Gage Goulding, News Editor

December 11, 2018

PITTSBURGH -- Some police vehicles in the City of Pittsburgh has received a new addition to their decals, a remembrance of the worst anti-Semitic shooting in U.S. history. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police announced on Tuesday that they have placed "Stronger Than Hate" decals on all of the police vehicles...

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 ...

Stronger Than Hate Concert in Pittsburgh featuring pop star Kesha

Stronger Than Hate Concert in Pittsburgh featuring pop star Kesha

November 3, 2018

Pop star Kesha headlined the "Stronger Than Hate" concert in downtown Pittsburgh on November 4, 2018. Thousands of supports of LGBT rights, community members and music fans packed the streets.

Officials: Beware of tragedy scammers

Officials: Beware of tragedy scammers

Gage Goulding, Assistant News Editor

October 31, 2018

PITTSBURGH - Officials in Pittsburgh are warning community members to double check before making a donation. In a statement to the media, city officials said that they have received reports of scammers who are asking for donations for the victims and police officers who were injured in the mass 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...