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Justice Department: 3 men charged in Whitey Bulger's killing

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 22:08

BOSTON — Three men, including a Mafia hitman, have been charged in the killing of notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger in a West Virginia prison, the Justice Department said Thursday.

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Highlands quarterback goes from freaked-out freshman to record-breaking senior

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 22:08

A career that literally began by accident will end up rewriting the record book at Highlands.

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Madison Cawthorn’s campaign disclosure woes continue after misreporting his own donation

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 21:54

WASHINGTON — Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s troubles with the Federal Election Commission continued this week when he reported to the agency that he had failed to disclose an additional $235,566 he gave his campaign in the most recent quarter beyond what he told them three days earlier.

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Mercer County man to remain in custody pending trial, accused of threatening FBI agents on Gab

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 21:53

Hours before a Mercer County man was arrested for threatening FBI agents on the alt-right social media platform Gab, authorities say he sent similar text messages to his girlfriend in which he said he hoped that the children of the agents he wanted to kill would become parentless.

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Steelers inside the ropes: Connor Heyward keeps showing good hands, racking up catches

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 21:50

Connor Heyward was a running back for most of his football life, and he averaged a mere 15 catches per year over his first four college seasons at Michigan State. Drafted as a tight end after converting to the position in 2021, it perhaps was fair to question if Heyward’s receiving bona fides were NFL-caliber.

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Allegheny County joins Harvard program developing alternative responses to 911 calls

What's Up in Pittsburgh - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 21:36
Allegheny County is one of four municipalities chosen to participate in a program to help communities develop unarmed emergency response teams to "reduce unintended harm and avoidable incarceration." Allegheny County will participate in a Harvard University initiative implementing “alternative responses to nonviolent 9-1-1 calls,” the county announced today…
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Commissioners approve settlement of federal lawsuit filed by former inmate

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 21:23

Westmoreland County commissioners on Thursday approved a $2,500 payment to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a former prison inmate who claimed he was mistreated at the Hempfield facility.

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Downtown Greensburg Citizens Bank closed for remodeling

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 21:20

Downtown Greensburg’s Citizens Bank branch is closed for remodeling through mid-September.

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Raising Cane's will open first Pittsburgh location in South Fayette

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 21:09

The popular and super-specialized fried chicken chain restaurant Raising Cane’s has finally found a location for its first Pittsburgh restaurant.

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Reports: GOP cuts ad spending in Pennsylvania, as Fetterman launches ad targeting D.C. insiders

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 21:06

A major funding arm for Republican U.S. Senate candidates has slashed ad spending in several battleground states, including Pennsylvania, according to multiple reports.

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Laurels & lances: Celebrating concerts, condemning crime

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 21:01

Laurel: To a real comeback. Pittsburgh has always been a place to catch some truly amazing music — whether you are talking about at a local bar or small venue or in a traveling theater production. But is there anything like a big stadium show? There really isn’t.

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Plum School Board honors JROTC cadets, cheerleading coach

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 21:00

Plum Borough School Board recognized several individuals at its Aug. 16 meeting, including five members of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and a cheerleading coach.

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New Kensington police say man risked burning his own apartment building

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:54

New Kensington police say a man told officers he wanted to burn an apartment building he lives in with his family and others.

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New band uniforms debut for NA school year

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:53

The North Allegheny marching band gets to show off a new look for the 2022-2023 school year.

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Youngstown man jailed on rape charges

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:50

A Youngstown man is charged with raping a female repeatedly during a nine-year period from 2012 to 2021.

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Man bought body parts on Facebook, central Pennsylvania police say

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:42

An Enola man has been arrested for buying human remains over Facebook marketplace then selling them to others for profit.

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Acme man already in jail after one police chase accused of fleeing stop in New Stanton as well

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:41

State police believe they’ve identified a man who fled a New Stanton traffic stop in June and he is accused of leading troopers on two separate chases on Interstate 70 within 24 hours, according to court papers.

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Daily camp report: 'I'll be good,' Cam Heyward says after exiting with ankle injury

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:38

The sight of defensive captain Cameron Heyward kneeling on the ground in pain wasn’t exactly what the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to see on the final day of training camp at Saint Vincent.

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Shutterbugs combat litter bugs for Pennsylvania Resources Council photo contest

What's Up in Pittsburgh - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:32
The 2022 Gene Capaldi Lens on Litter Photo Contest invites amateur photographers in Pittsburgh and all over Pennsylvania to capture "ugly and avoidable examples of littering." Still-life photography can provide a fresh new perspective on the objects, architecture, or infrastructure of everyday life. One contest will turn the genre into environmental action by encouraging shutterbugs to capture garbage left behind by litter bugs…
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Westmoreland County receives first payment of opioid settlement

Local News - Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:30

Westmoreland County and its 11 largest municipalities will split nearly $3 million this year as part of the first installments paid out from a $26 billion national settlement of a federal lawsuit with drug manufacturers implicated in the opioid epidemic.

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