“American Idol” will be in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7 for a giant open call. However, judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan won’t be there. Instead, singers will be performing in front of producers to see if they can land a spot auditioning on camera in front of the judges.
California governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to increase the 2019-2020 state budget to $42.6 million. This expansion allows the California College Promise program to make a second year of free community college tuition possible for approximately 33,000 students.
Officers charged Paul Steber, a 19-year-old freshman at High Point University in North Carolina, with two felony counts of having a gun on campus and an additional count for making threats of mass violence on Tuesday after a classmate reported him, police said.
The suspect told authorities that he came to North Carolina because it was easier to gain access to guns.
“It appears that two temporary steel walls, approximately 8 feet high and 3 feet wide, somehow fell over,” said Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy, according to CNN affiliate WGN-TV. The walls weighed between 75 and 100 pounds each, said McCarthy.
A criminal complaint said Jennifer Murawski, 38, of Monroeville, took $3,600 from book fairs at Evergreen Elementary School and Moss Side Middle School in the Gateway School District.
The complaint said she took another $7,300 directly from the Mosside Family-Teacher Organization bank account.
Right now, University of Texas students are running to the registrar’s office or firing up their computers to sign up for an upcoming Matthew McConaughey class.
UT’s Moody College of Communication announced Wednesday that the Academy Award-winning actor has been appointed as a professor of practice to the Department of Radio-Television-Film faculty.
O’HARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. —Someone who played the Pennsylvania Lottery at the Fox Chapel Plaza shopping center is now holding a winning ticket worth $650,000.Lottery said a winning Cash 5 ticket from the Tuesday drawing was sold at Rite Aid at 1125 Freeport Rd.
The ticket matched all five white balls — 1, 3, 18, 24 and 29.
The winner’s name is not known yet. The ticketholder has one year to come forward and claim the prize.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who presented herself in the presidential race as a champion of women and families, said Wednesday that she was withdrawing from the Democratic primary after failing to qualify for a third debate next month — a development she described as fatal to her candidacy.
Ms. Gillibrand said in an interview that she would endorse another candidate in the primary but had not yet picked a favorite. Though she stopped short of saying she would endorse a woman, Ms. Gillibrand, who has made electing women to Congress a personal cause, said the next president had to be capable of uniting the country and suggested that a woman might be best suited for the job.
“I think that women have a unique ability to bring people together and heal this country,” Ms. Gillibrand said, adding, “I think a woman nominee would be inspiring and exciting.”
But she added: “I will support whoever the nominee is, and I will do whatever it takes to beat Trump.”
KDKA’s Kristine Sorensen and Kristen Emery have a news and weather update for Wednesday, August 28.
“We hope to have good news soon for our Muslim, independence-seeking nation,” said Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban’s political office in Doha.
ABC News – Go.com: Queen approves UK government’s request to suspend parliament for Brexit.
The University of Pittsburgh is suspending a program that brought Chinese students to Pittsburgh to teach Mandarin to K-12 schools in the area.
The suspension of the program came after U.S. State Department required changes to the program, including more oversight of the instructors and how paperwork was submitted for visas. Belkys Torres, the executive director of global engagement at Pitt, said these changes stemmed from an audit conducted by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Private Sector Exchange Program Administration (OPA) last fall.
PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood is known for its quiet streets and quaint business district, not burglaries.
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Channel 11 dug through court records and found four reported incidents over the course of just a few days.