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  • Pittsburgh police ask for help locating missing teenage girl - WPXI Pittsburgh

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    3 Sep 2015 | 1:38 pm
    WPXI PittsburghPittsburgh police ask for help locating missing teenage girlWPXI PittsburghPITTSBURGH —. Authorities are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing teenage girl. According to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit, 14-year-old Ashlee Hemphill was last seen Wednesday around 10:30 p.m. in Overbrook.and more »
  • Western Pennsylvania played huge industrial role in WWII victory

    Pittsburgh News
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:33 pm
    "I was amazed at how many people were there," recalled Olszewski, 84, of Plum. "People were all over the place, kissing and hugging each other.
  • High Temps, Drought, Lack Of Workers Taking Toll On Produce In Pittsburgh

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    sarbear1987
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:33 pm
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Every day trucks with fresh produce from California pull into Pittsburgh. But there’s a problem out there. “You have high temperatures, lack of water,” Jimmy Sunseri told KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Thursday. Sunseri is one of the few produce wholesalers left in the Strip District, and he says the drought there hurts here. “Since there is such a lack of water, there is wilting on the ground, and you have to realize that if it’s wilting the quality is going out of it, the moisture is going out of it.” Eric Cottrell is a Latrobe trucker who…
  • Apple and Cisco Partner to Deliver Fast Lane for iOS Enterprise Users

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    Andy Quayle
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:59 pm
    CUPERTINO, California and SAN JOSE, California — August 31, 2015 — Apple® and Cisco today announced a partnership to create a fast lane for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating iPhone® with Cisco enterprise environments and providing unique collaboration on iPhone and iPad®. “iOS is the world’s best mobile platform, and nearly every Fortune 500 and Global 500 company today has put iOS at the center of their mobile strategy,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “iPhone and iPad have become essential tools for the modern workforce and…
  • Judge: PPG liable for Allegheny River pollution from plant

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    3 Sep 2015 | 2:42 pm
    A federal judge ruled this week that PPG Industries Inc. is liable under environmental laws for decades of pollution in the Allegheny River from its old glass manufacturing waste dump site in Ford City.
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  • Pittsburgh police ask for help locating missing teenage girl - WPXI Pittsburgh

    3 Sep 2015 | 1:38 pm
    WPXI PittsburghPittsburgh police ask for help locating missing teenage girlWPXI PittsburghPITTSBURGH —. Authorities are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing teenage girl. According to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit, 14-year-old Ashlee Hemphill was last seen Wednesday around 10:30 p.m. in Overbrook.and more »
  • Dozens arrested in Pittsburgh sex and drug crackdown - WPXI Pittsburgh

    3 Sep 2015 | 10:31 am
    WPXI PittsburghDozens arrested in Pittsburgh sex and drug crackdownWPXI PittsburghSponsored Links. PITTSBURGH —. Pittsburgh police have joined a national effort to crack down on drugs and prostitution. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, officers arrested 70 people during a 12-day period last month.
  • Fifth Third sells off branches in Pittsburgh - Cincinnati.com

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:31 am
    Cincinnati Business CourierFifth Third sells off branches in PittsburghCincinnati.comFifth Third announced it was largely exiting the Pittsburgh retail banking market Thursday with the sale of 17 branches there. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal is part of Fifth Third's broader strategy unveiled in June to shed about 100 Fifth Third Bank selling Pittsburgh branches to First NationalTribune-ReviewFifth Third selling Pittsburgh bank branchesCincinnati Business CourierFifth Third Bank selling off Pittsburgh branchesWTAE PittsburghWCPO -Pittsburgh…
  • Report: Steelers' physical shows Phil Taylor needs more knee surgery - ESPN

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:21 am
    ESPNReport: Steelers' physical shows Phil Taylor needs more knee surgeryESPNThe Pittsburgh Steelers need defensive linemen, but they passed on Phil Taylor because their physical showed he needs another surgery on his injured knee, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Thursday. Quoting a source, the newspaper reported that the ...Steelers not interested in signing former Browns linemanPittsburgh Post-GazetteReport: Former Browns DL Phil Taylor visits Pittsburgh SteelersSI.comPhil Taylor visiting with the Pittsburgh SteelersSportsGloryall 423 news articles »
  • Pittsburgh-Area Roofers Sue Over School Background Checks - CBS Local

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:10 am
    CBS LocalPittsburgh-Area Roofers Sue Over School Background ChecksCBS LocalPITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh-area union is suing three school districts on behalf of 21 roofers who failed criminal background checks meant to keep sexual offenders away from children. United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local ...and more »
 
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  • Western Pennsylvania played huge industrial role in WWII victory

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:33 pm
    "I was amazed at how many people were there," recalled Olszewski, 84, of Plum. "People were all over the place, kissing and hugging each other.
  • Roadshow: Is BART loud enough to damage riders' hearing?

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:40 am
    Q It was extremely loud when I rode BART home from the airport on the Bayview/Pittsburgh line. Is there a safety standard for BART trains concerning noise levels? Regulars put on earbuds, headphones or just used fingers or hands to protect their ears.
  • SMITH | Faith leaders are 'planting' churches in new fields

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:20 am
    At a Friday night service in the unadorned sanctuary of CityReach Pittsburgh, a North Side church, men and women in jeans and T-shirts raised their hands and sang worship songs before watching a drama group depict Jesus healing the sick and exorcising demons. On a Sunday morning in Garfield, Pennsvylvania, participants of a church called the Open Door gathered at the church's hilltop urban farm and mixed farming chores with the singing of hymns and the sharing of communion bread, baked on-site in a wood-fired oven.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tech entrepreneur planning condo tower in the Strip District

    2 Sep 2015 | 1:24 am
    FORE Systems Founding Principal and tech entrepreneur Francois Bitz is pursuing a plan to build an 18-story condo development in the Strip District, an early stage project expected to total 70 to 80 units in a building that could reach more than 200 feet in height. Bitz owns a 28,000-square-foot open plot on Penn Avenue between 26th and 27th streets that neighbors Savoy Restaurant, a stretch of the neighborhood now largely smaller commercial buildings.
  • Pittsburgh receives a C for small-business friendliness

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:26 pm
    More than 100 small-business owners in Pittsburgh were surveyed by Thumbtack and overall the city was given a "C" ranking for how well it worked with small-businesses. Business owners graded on how well the city performed in training and networking, health and safety, licensing, ease of starting and other areas.
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  • High Temps, Drought, Lack Of Workers Taking Toll On Produce In Pittsburgh

    sarbear1987
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:33 pm
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Every day trucks with fresh produce from California pull into Pittsburgh. But there’s a problem out there. “You have high temperatures, lack of water,” Jimmy Sunseri told KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Thursday. Sunseri is one of the few produce wholesalers left in the Strip District, and he says the drought there hurts here. “Since there is such a lack of water, there is wilting on the ground, and you have to realize that if it’s wilting the quality is going out of it, the moisture is going out of it.” Eric Cottrell is a Latrobe trucker who…
  • Man Accused Of Sending Suspicious Package To “Dance Moms” Stars Speaks Out From Jail

    sarbear1987
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:00 pm
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A YouTube video shows some of the obsession 36-year-old Phoenix Sundown has with the young stars of Lifetime reality show “Dance Moms.” The California man was taken into custody after US Post Office investigators say he sent five packages that were addressed to five underage girls, all on the reality TV show. The show is filmed at Abby Lee’s Dance Studio in Penn Hills, but the materials were reportedly sent to a P.O. Box which is located in Murrysville. That mailbox is for the young stars. The items were pornographic in nature and were destroyed by the bomb squad…
  • One Woman’s Hard Work Leads To Penn Hills Park Renovation

    sarbear1987
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:20 pm
    PENN HILLS (KDKA) — Good intentions don’t account for much unless you can roll up your sleeves and make them happen. And that’s exactly what happened today at a local community park. A group of people volunteered their time to help the Penn Hills Community Development complete extensive renovations on the park. KDKA took a look at the team that made it all come together. “It’s just my passion,” said Ruth Stills. “I have done this all my life. My parents loved gardening.” Thursday, Stills got to share that passion with dozens of volunteers at a park in her Penn…
  • Andrew McCutchen Named National League Player Of The Month

    Kraig Riley
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:15 pm
    PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – The Pittsburgh Pirates went a staggering 19-8 during the month of August and a big reason for their success was the play of Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen has been rewarded for those efforts by being named the National League Player of the Month for August. Playing in 27 of the team’s 28 games last month, McCutchen hit .348 with five home runs and 19 RBI. McCutchen ranked third among qualifying National League leaders in hitting and slugging percentage and had the league’s second best on-base percentage. This marks the fourth time in his career that…
  • Angie’s List: How To Defend Against Air Duct Cleaning Scams

    sarbear1987
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:10 pm
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Scammers are waiting to rip off your home improvement projects. But Angie’s List has a way to keep you from becoming a victim. We all want great service at a low price, but when the price is too low, your scam detector should start beeping. “You know a deal to clean your air ducts for $50 or $60 might not be what you expect,” said Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List. “Typically air duct cleaning costs about $300 and takes two to four hours to complete.” “It’s simply a bait-and-switch,” said Dave Adams, an air…
 
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    TechBurgh

  • Apple and Cisco Partner to Deliver Fast Lane for iOS Enterprise Users

    Andy Quayle
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:59 pm
    CUPERTINO, California and SAN JOSE, California — August 31, 2015 — Apple® and Cisco today announced a partnership to create a fast lane for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps, integrating iPhone® with Cisco enterprise environments and providing unique collaboration on iPhone and iPad®. “iOS is the world’s best mobile platform, and nearly every Fortune 500 and Global 500 company today has put iOS at the center of their mobile strategy,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “iPhone and iPad have become essential tools for the modern workforce and…
  • ISDN 101: Why your Business Needs This Technology Right Now

    Andy Quayle
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:30 pm
    You will find that there’s a growing choice of technologies for telephones and internet lines, ranging from using a typical telephone and dial-up Internet access to connecting a leased line. Why would you consider using ISDN rather than the good old ordinary telephone line? By using ISDN it will be easy to introduce fresh features into a company’s telephone system and utilize additional applications, which will enable your business to progress and take in place any innovative opportunities to provide your customers as well as suppliers. What can you do with a great ISDN…
  • Hands On: 6Ft Lightning Cable from Anker

    Ben Oaks
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’ve gone through tons of lightning cables in my house. It always seems easier to just run to the cheap store and buy a bunch of cheap cables and just throw them away when they go bad. If you actually sit and think about the money you have spent and you could have bought a couple good cables that will last much longer. The benefits of a good cable far outweigh the extra cost. A good cable is not only MFI Certified, but it doesn’t run the risk of doing damage to your device as well as charging your device at the proper speed like a good MFI Certified Cable does. Lets take a look at…
  • Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh Attendees to Receive ‘The Walking Dead #1’ Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Cover By Jim Rugg, September 11-13

    Andy Quayle
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
    PITTSBURGH, August 28, 2015 — Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that 2015 Eisner Award winner Jim Rugg has drawn the 16th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh, September 11-13. Skybound’s The Walking Dead created by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide. The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition…
  • J.D. POWER NETWORK QUALITY STUDY RANKS VERIZON HIGHEST ACROSS EVERY REGION IN THE U.S.

    Ben Oaks
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – For the second consecutive time, Verizon ranks the highest across all six regions among U.S. wireless providers, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study?, Volume 2. Verizon’s network performance was higher than the industry average in all three quality categories: calling, messaging and data.  The study covers six regions of the U.S., which include 48 states and the District of Columbia.  This is the third time that Verizon took the top spot in all six regions in the last two years. “Customers know their mobile device is only…
 
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  • Chief Oil & Gas closing its Pittsburgh-area regional office

    Matt Stroud
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Chief Oil & Gas is shuttering its local offices at the end of October. The Dallas-based energy company entered the region in 2006 when it began acquiring land to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation. A private company, it drilled its first well in the region in 2007 and established an office in Wexford, about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh. Now the company may be stepping away from the area. Confirming a rumor posted to Marcellus Daily News Wednesday morning, Chief spokeswoman…
  • Groups say new EPA ozone rules would cost 100K jobs

    Matt Stroud
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:45 am
    Changes in federal environmental regulations could cost Pennsylvanians more than 101,182 jobs per year, according to two business groups who are opposed to proposed rules that would limit ozone pollution. The National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce targeted Pittsburgh Wednesday with campaigns to show what they believe to be the overwhelmingly negative costs of the proposed regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency. Ozone is considered a harmful form of…
  • Exclusive: Major stretch of Allegheny riverfront gets new life

    Tim Schooley
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:36 am
    A lone crane wielding an industrial magnet on a dusty stretch of land in Sharpsburg hints at major changes to come along a mile and a half of land along the Allegheny river. On a summer Tuesday morning, the crane and some remaining work crews were cleaning up and removing the last traces of scrap metal of the former Azcon Metals property that have been the dominating feature of a 47-acre stretch of riverfront that runs from Sharpsburg, through Aspinwall and into O’Hara Township. Now, the removal…
  • Feds investigating claim by Matthews International that employee stole $14.8M

    Justine Coyne
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:04 am
    The U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed Wednesday it is looking into claims made by Matthews International Corp. that a former employee stole nearly $15 million from the North Shore-based manufacturer. Matthews (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) disclosed in its most recent earnings report it had identified a theft of funds totaling $14.8 million over a multi-year period through May 2015. The company said it expects to recover the loss, primarily through insurance and recovery of assets, and is working with law enforcement…
  • Pittsburgh's Coolest Offices: Big Science Music

    Paul J. Gough
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:01 am
    Welcome to the Pittsburgh Business Times' Coolest Offices Month, Presented by Ikea. We will showcase the most interesting, inspiring and attractive office spaces in the Pittsburgh region each day throughout the month. The reaction was so overwhelming that we're going to be publishing slideshows of three "cool offices" each day. NAME: Big Science Music ADDRESS: 216 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh WHY IT'S A COOL OFFICE:"Big Science, located on the Boulevard of the Allies since 1997, has embraced…
 
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  • A retrospective of the best of Pop City

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    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Since first publishing in 2006, Pop City has chronicled the rise of Pittsburgh's most dynamic people, places, and social movements. This issue is dedicated to those far-sighted stories that show how Pittsburgh has grown.
  • Revisiting the roots of Lawrenceville's artistic and commercial growth

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    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The early underground rumblings that stirred Lawrenceville's seismic shift. This article was originally published on April 26, 2006. 
  • Video rewind: East Liberty

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    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A few years back, Pop City took stock of one of its fastest-changing neighborhoods through some compelling video storytelling. Catch this pivotal moment in East Liberty's rebirth, originally published on March 28, 2012.
  • The transformation, to be continued

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    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Pop City's very first issue heralded the dramatic transformation that Pittsburgh faced in the mid-2000s. As expressed by founding editor Tracy Certo, that optimism of 2006 still feels relevant today. Certo, now the founder of NEXTPittsburgh, originally wrote this story for the inaugural issue of Pop City on March 1, 2006. 
  • A look back: The courting of Google, circa 2006

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    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Originally published in March 2006, this Pop City story about Google landing corporate office here is prescient both in its discussion of Pittsburgh's relationship with the tech behemoth and for its reference to 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump.
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  • Now Hiring: The Steelers are looking for an Email Marketing Specialist

    Lindsay
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:38 pm
    This showed up in my inbox from LinkedIn. Do you have what it takes to join the (office) team? If you love the Steelers and love email marketing, then this is the job for you. According to LinkedIn, the job was posted 19 days ago and as of today only 20 people have applied. I could only find this job posted on LinkedIn here, if you are looking for other openings with the Steelers organization, check out the listings here. Job description – Email Marketing Specialist, Pittsburgh Steelers The email Marketing Specialist will join our email marketing team to improve the relevance,…
  • Will you come to church with me on Sunday?

    Lindsay
    14 Aug 2015 | 3:33 pm
    “Will you come to church with me on Sunday” is most certainly not a blog post title I thought I would be writing this summer, or ever.  Last Sunday, I attended the service that Albright United Methodist Church held on the lawn in front of their church on Centre Ave.  I don’t often go to church, I am not Methodist and I had not attended a church service at Albright before. If I go to church it is to look at the architecture or I will on the rare occasion sneak in the back of East Liberty Presbyterian Church in time for the sermon. Sometimes I go to church because it feels…
  • Support These Two Pet Loving Pittsburghers’ Crowdfunding Campaigns

    Lindsay
    7 Aug 2015 | 1:17 pm
    The title of this post is a tong-twister for sure. If you love pets or if you want to support two great Pittsburghers please take a moment to check out these two important crowdfunding campaigns. Andre Gray Memorial in the Bernard Run Dog Park Andre Gray & his dog, boss, were killed by gun violence last year, his family is raising $3500 to install a memorial bench at the Bernard Run dog park in Lawrenceville.  Andre would be turning 35 on Saturday, August 8. Several IheartPGH readers have reached out to me and asked me to share this story, they are eager to help the Gray family reach the…
  • For the Love of Local Pizza: Plan to Have Spak Brothers Pizza This Weekend

    Lindsay
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    Photo credit: Fitsburgh Spak Brothers is an awesome pizza shop in Penn Avenue in Garfield, awesome because they make delicious food and they are awesome neighbors who have supported lots of community initiatives.  I know they kept many of the toy drive volunteers fed last Christmas. Due to a break-in and refrigerator break down, they have had a rough week.  Spak isn’t asking for money, but you can support them by stopping by for some food. Spak will reopen at 5pm on Thursday and be open until Tuesday when the new fridge arrives. These small businesses are the heart and soul of this…
  • Get Started Programming With Code & Supply

    Remy Porter
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    This Saturday, at 1PM, Pittsburgh technology community Code & Supply invites you to their latest installment of their #StarterSeries. Their #StarterSeries project promotes basic programming and coding literacy and encourages everyone to code. Their hope is to grow the Pittsburgh technology community, not just by making it attractive to existing developers, but by teaching Pittsburghers how to be great software developers. This month’s installment expects a basic familiarity with programming. They intend to explore the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern and the fundamentals of…
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  • CD shop owner accused in $2M scheme with shoplifting addicts

    30 Aug 2015 | 12:42 am
    A Pittsburgh record store owner is accused of using heroin addicts to shoplift more than $2 million worth of books, videos, and other products he resold online. Fifty-year-old Anthony Cicero's defense attorney didn't immediately comment Thursday on charges including running a corrupt organization filed by the Pennsylvania's attorney general's office.
 
 
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  • MLB Power Rankings: Rangers won't stop contending (Yahoo Sports)

    3 Sep 2015 | 10:17 am
    With pitching reinforcements and some hitting surprises, things are clicking for Texas.
  • Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games (Reuters)

    2 Sep 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Sept 3 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball games: - - - Dodgers 2, Giants 1 Chase Utley homered, and Clayton Kershaw threw a complete game and tied his career high with 15 strikeouts, guiding the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. The National League West-leading Dodgers earned their eighth win in nine games and completed a home sweep of the Giants for the first time since 2013. They increased their margin over second-place San Francisco in the division to 6 1/2 games. ...
  • Pirates-Brewers Preview (The Associated Press)

    2 Sep 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Francisco Liriano carries his unbeaten streak into a place he and the Pittsburgh Pirates have been beaten badly in the last decade. Liriano hopes his current roll offsets his team's struggles at Miller Park in the series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night. The Pirates (79-52) have won each of Liriano's last 11 starts but have dropped three straight, including the first two of this series.
  • Zimmerman homers twice, doubles as Nationals beat Cardinals (The Associated Press)

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals' bullpen got plenty of big outs. Ryan Zimmerman took care of the offense. Zimmerman homered twice, then doubled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning as the Nationals ended their nine-game losing streak at St. Louis, beating the Cardinals 4-3 Wednesday night.
  • Lucroy 3 RBIs, Brewers beat Pirates for 5th straight time (The Associated Press)

    2 Sep 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Jonathan Lucroy is finally getting locked in at the plate. It took a while for the Milwaukee Brewers catcher after he was sidelined for more than a month earlier this season with a broken toe. Lucroy drove in three runs and extended his hitting streak to a career high-tying 10 games as Milwaukee beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for the fifth straight time, 9-4 on Wednesday night.
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  • The Tribune-Review Editorial Board Gets One Right (The 10 Commandments Monument in Connellsville)

    2 Sep 2015 | 4:09 am
    Gotta give credit where credit is due.Today, the braintrust's collective brain is working:Whether a tree falling in a forest makes a sound if no one is around to hear it is a metaphysical conundrum. But a federal court ruling that says a Ten Commandments monument on school property in Fayette County violates the First Amendment's Establishment Clause, but doesn't order the monument's removal because the objecting family doesn't frequent the school anymore, is a constitutional non sequitur. And at the end of the editorial:Having ruled the monument unconstitutional, McVerry should have, as a…
  • A Sad Ten Commandments Follow-Up

    1 Sep 2015 | 4:11 am
    The Trib reported yesterday:A Fayette County pastor who advocated against the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from a Connellsville Area School District property died unexpectedly Monday morning, just days after a federal judge rejected an atheist's group's request to have the tablet removed. The Rev. Ewing Marietta, 49, of South Connellsville was pronounced dead at 4:20 a.m. Monday in Highlands Hospital in Connellsville, according to the coroner's office. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.Um, Liz? Liz Zemba of the Trib?Hi, yea.  This is Dayvoe over at…
  • A MESSAGE TO VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN!

    31 Aug 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Hey, Mr. Vice President!The P-G is reporting:Vice President Joe Biden plans to travel to Pittsburgh for the city’s annual Labor Day festivities next Monday.So, you wanna come over for a cup of coffee?I mean, how often do you get to sit down at a kitchen table for a chat with a writer for one of Pittsburgh's oldest and most-read political blogs?And, more importantly, I often would I get to sit down at a kitchen table for a chat with a sitting Vice President of the United States of America?We can talk about:IranThe Supreme Court Income inequalityClimate changeAny...uh...IMPORTANT DECISIONS…
  • Judge: Connellsville 10 Commandments Monument is UNCONSTITIONAL (And Yet It Can Stay??)

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:35 am
    Yea, it IS weird.From Ralph Iannotti at KDKA:A federal judge on Friday ruled that a monument of the Ten Commandments outside the Connellsville Area Junior High School in Fayette County violates the U.S. Constitution. However, at the same time, the judge did not order the monolith removed. Now, both opponents and supporters of the monument are claiming at least partial victories.And some unnamed writer at the P-G: A judge today ruled that a monument to the Ten Commandments in place at a Fayette County school since the 1950s improperly violates the Constitution because it endorses religion. But…
  • Watch PA State Reps doing the Whip and Nae Nae

    28 Aug 2015 | 3:13 pm
     All Democrats--as if you had to ask. After all, they are advocating for funds for public school kids!(And, if enough of you had voted right in my district, we could have had Erin Molchany up there with them.)
 
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    Burgh Baby

  • It Can't Be a New School Year Without Photos

    burghbaby
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:48 pm
    One year can make such a big difference. Last year the first day of school was a hectic one. It coincided with Mila's first day of daycare, so it involved a lot of fretting. Were the bottles ready? Was Mila awake? Were all of the diapers and wipes and extra clothes packed? What was Mila going to wear? What time did we need to leave? What was I forgetting? And, oh yeah, there was a big kid in the middle of it all. That big kid was understandably nervous about her first day back at school. It all worked out and everybody ended up where they needed to be more or less on time. Fortunately. This…
  • History Doesn't Always Repeat Itself

    burghbaby
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:50 pm
    While Mila is over there Kool Aid Man running her way through life, the Big Kid is over here being ... BIG. You guys, the baby that inspired this site is not a baby anymore. She's a Burgh Fourth Grader now. It doesn't exactly roll off of the tongue, but it's a fact. FOURTH FREAKIN GRADE. The thing about fourth grade is that it was a huge turning point for me as a kid. I've been doing all sorts of listening quietly while Alexis tells me how great fourth grade is going to be because she's probably right. For her, it will be great. For me, it wasn't. In some ways, the big changes that came the…
  • Mila the Marvelous

    burghbaby
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Welp. I screwed up and blinked again. Suddenly, this girl? This girl is 15 months old. 15 months happens to be the exact age when all hell breaks loose, in my experience. It's the age when tiny people figure out that communicating is a thing. While they all go through that process in very different ways and at very different speeds, they KNOW. They know that they want things and that you should be able to provide and why don't you know that when they flick a finger to the left and blink three times that it means they want the fourth noodle from the left on the plate of food that you tried to…
  • Grilled Tofu Tacos

    burghbaby
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:01 pm
    I've reached the denial stage of things, so I'm pretending summer isn't coming to an end. Nope. No way. It's only just begun. So, let's grill! Grilled tofu tacos, of course. The thing about grilled tacos is that you can put a bunch of stuff in bowls, set it on the table, and tell everybody to make their own taco with whatever they want in it. Any time I can reduce the amount of whining about what is or is not for dinner is a good time. Grilled Tofu Tacos 1 package extra firm tofu, pressed and sliced into strips1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon chili powder2 tablespoons…
  • Poppins. Mary Poppins.

    burghbaby
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:02 pm
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  • GODell gets his ass kicked

    exNCite
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:58 am
    Brady's suspension gets overturned. We'll see him Thursday night. (Unless the preseason D was an aberration, Ben might have to put up 50 pts to win the game.) This was so farcical, I can really see Robert Kraft suing the NFL and the owners getting rid of him over this whole mess. Always thought he was a ******bag to begin with. :facepalm:
  • Antonio Brown contract

    exNCite
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Quote: The Pittsburgh Steelers did not want to set a precedent by renegotiating Antonio Brown's contract so early into the deal. However it was clear the Pittsburgh Steelers star receiver, arguably the very best in the NFL, was deserving of a pay raise, something his agent had asked for recently. On Tuesday the Steelers' once again demonstrated why they are considered a first class organization in the National Football League and came up with a creative solution. According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN the Steelers restructured the contracts of Heath Miller, Shaun Suisham as well as…
  • Kicker #3?

    exNCite
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:06 am
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/t...ee-to-steelers
  • Steelreign : Steelers Best Wide Receiver Group Ever

    Steelreign
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:30 am
    The best wide receiver in Steelers history is Hines Ward, while the best wide receiver duo, by far, is Lynn Swann and John Stallworth. When it comes to the best wide receiver corp in team history, there are some who claim it is, already, Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant. Their first season together as a unit produced some big numbers. They were led by Antonio Brown and his monster season of 129 receptions, 1,698 yards and 13 touchdowns. Collectively, this group of receivers had 208 receptions that went for 2,891 yards and 23 touchdowns and helped Ben Roethlisberger to the…
  • Yes, I know it's preseason

    kinsar
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:12 pm
    But, I have a great idea. Let's fire Dick LeBeau and have Tomlin have his say on defense. He can fix the D, he was a defensive master mind in Minnesota and knows the Tampa 2!!! Does our D suck worse *** then ever right now? YEP!!! is it just preseason? YEP!!! Will we be better in the "real" season? I sure the **** hope so. I could be wrong, and hope I am for the Steelers sake, but the imbecilic idea of fixing the D by dumping LeBeau and letting Tomlin fix it was more ****ed up than a soup sandwich! Lets hope a deep post season run or Superbowl appearance/victory makes me shut my ****ing…
 
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