Repairs along on Route 30 in North Huntingdon will cause nighttime westbound lane restriction between Rocky Road and North Huntingdon Square from April 3 until May 12, weather permitting, PennDOT said.
The work will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until 6 a.m. the following day.
The restriction will be in place to allow crews to construct a storm sewer along with two manholes, two inlets and an endwall in the stream channel. Upon completion, a new road surface will be placed in the disturbed area along with new curb ramps and curb areas, the state said.
Post-Gazette.com – The U.S. metropolitan area estimated to have lost more population than anywhere else in 2016 is Chicago, a place the president of the United States has compared to a Middle East war zone because of its high crime rate. The place that suffered the second worst decline in numbers among 382 metro areas has been lauded by national media as among America’s most affordable, friendliest, restaurant-rich, appealing places to live. Huffington Post labeled it both “the coolest American city you haven’t been to” and “one of the top 10 cities techies should consider moving to in 2016.” That is our beloved Pittsburgh, where not many people actually moved in 2016 — at least in relative terms — whether they considered it or not. The seven-county region lost 8,972 people between July 2015 and July 2016,
Reddit has been trying to make its site more accessible to a wider pool of users, and today the company is planning to show off one of the ways it plans to do that: by making the service a little bit more like Facebook and Twitter.
From today, Reddit is going to start offering users a new profile page design that will let them make posts directly to the pages themselves (not just communities), and Reddit users who are logged in will be able to follow the profile for new posts.
Support is growing among Canadians to deport illegal refugees who are entering Canada at unofficial border crossings. Almost half of respondents to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released Monday want the illegals out of the country. A similar number are critical of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to the crisis.
Only 36 percent of those polled want to keep the refugees in Canada.
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be holding an online public meeting Tuesday and you are encouraged to participate.
PennDOT wants the public’s comment on transportation priorities for the Twelve Year Transportation Program which serves as the blueprint of prioritized transportation projects, but in order to participate you’ll have to register here.
The online meeting is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Post-Gazette.com – Traffic disruptions begin Monday for about 53,000 motorists who use inbound Interstate 279/Parkway North as road crews prepare for a two-year, $87.9 million project to upgrade the highway between Camp Horne Road and the North Side. This year’s work will be concentrated on an 8.5-mile area on the southbound, inbound lanes.
Thirteen months after Antonin Scalia’s death created a vacancy on the Supreme Court, hearings get underway on Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace him.
Judge Neil Gorsuch, 49, is a respected, highly credentialed and conservative member of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. His nomination has been cheered by Republicans and praised by some left-leaning legal scholars, and Democrats head into the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Monday divided over how hard to fight him.
Netflix is testing a button that lets you skip the opening credits on some television shows, the company said. This week some Twitter users spotted a “skip intro” button that appears when you hover over the title sequence for shows including Netflix originals House of Cards and Iron Fist, and Mad Men and The Office (third-party shows). The button works both with shows that begin with the title sequence and those that include one after a cold open.
The first mention of the button we could find is in a Reddit post from 22 days ago. So far, the button has only been spotted on the web. Rolling it out more broadly would require app updates on the many platforms where Netflix is available. “We perform hundreds of tests every year to help make the Netflix member experience better,” a spokeswoman told The Verge.
Late Friday, the agency released specifics for the first time on how tough the barrier must be. CBP posted online two different options for contractors: one proposal must be for a solid concrete wall, another is for a wall with “a see-through component/capability” that is “operationally advantageous.”
“The wall design shall be physically imposing in height,” the CBP outlines say. The government says its “nominal concept” is for a 30-foot-high wall, but adds that designs as low as 18 feet “may be acceptable.”
McDonald’s employee jumps out window after officer becomes unconscious in drive-through
DORAL, Fla. – What was supposed to be a quick stop for breakfast Tuesday morning in the drive-through of a Doral McDonald’s turned into a critical life-saving effort.
Pedro Viloria is used to working the drive-through window at the fast-food restaurant, but he’s never jumped out of it until Tuesday morning.
Viloria said the customer, an off-duty Miami-Dade police officer, with her two children in the backseat, pulled up and paid without a problem. But he realized something was wrong once he returned to the window with their food.”In that moment, I thought, I’d rather save that woman’s life,” he told Local 10 News.
“I see she’s like inflating her neck, like trying to breathe, like ‘ahh,’ and basically I thought something was going wrong,” he said.
The officer became unconscious and her foot slipped off the brake.
Surveillance video from the restaurant shows the SUV rolling forward and Viloria jumping out the window.
“(I thought,) ‘Oh my God, this woman is unconscious. I’ve got to do something, because she’s going to crash, maybe,'” he said.
Video shows the SUV narrowly missing another car before hitting a curb.
President Donald Trump intends to fulfill a campaign promise and donate his annual salary, and he wants the press corps’ help in identifying a worthy cause, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday.