Sen. Bob Casey calls for investigating Border Patrol following report exposing racist Facebook group | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Scranton) joined other Democratic lawmakers Monday in calling for an investigation the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) following a bombshell report into a private Facebook group comprised of current and former CBP agents.

According to screenshots shared in a story published Monday from nonprofit investigative journalism outlet ProPublica, members of the group made jokes about migrant deaths and shared derogatory memes about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) ProPublica reports that the group, named “I’m 10-15” after Border Patrol code for “aliens in custody,” has about 9,500 members. There are about 20,000 CBP officers currently serving.Source: Sen. Bob Casey calls for investigating Border Patrol following report exposing racist Facebook group | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Bar owners protest in downtown Pittsburgh

Dozens of local bar owners gathered in downtown Pittsburgh on Thursday afternoon to protest the recent ban of on-site alcohol consumption in Allegheny County.

And starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, restaurants and bars will be shut down for an entire week.

Some bar owners say they feel they were “unfairly targeted” because of the data from contact tracing that has been conducted.They told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that they think the county should focus on bars that did not follow protocols.

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Levin Furniture To Open 9 Stores In Pittsburgh On Friday – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Levin Furniture’s Robert Levin announced he is opening nine locations in Pittsburgh following an agreement to save his company from bankruptcy.

It was announced Thursday that the stores will reopen on Friday.

Levin had reached an agreement to rescue his business in March, but weeks later said the parent company of Levin Furniture and Wolf Furniture terminated the agreement to sell the businesses back to him, citing the coronavirus pandemic.

With that deal dead, Levin Furniture stores were going to enter into Chapter 7 bankruptcy and be liquidated.

However, on May 19, Levin reached an agreement to reacquire the Levin Furniture brand out of bankruptcy.

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“Finally, we’re back! This has been an exciting time for us as we drove to reacquire Levin Furniture and Mattress Stores for many good reasons,” said Levin in a press release on Thursday. “Our customers and associates can once again have access to the quality and commitment of a family-owned business that offers a great place to furnish homes and to work.”

Source: Levin Furniture To Open 9 Stores In Pittsburgh On Friday – CBS Pittsburgh

Multiple Troopers Injured In OKC Crash During Motorcade Procession For Fallen Tulsa Police Officer

At least three troopers on motorcycles crashed on the westbound lanes of the Kilpatrick Turnpike, Oklahoma City police said. All troopers are in critical condition.

Source: Multiple Troopers Injured In OKC Crash During Motorcade Procession For Fallen Tulsa Police Officer

Seattle police retake precinct in CHOP, arrest multiple protesters following Durkan orders

Seattle police have retaken the East Precinct after clearing out the protest area known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP, making more than a dozen arrests after Mayor Jenny Durkan declared the gathering an unlawful assembly following two fatal shootings.

Source: Seattle police retake precinct in CHOP, arrest multiple protesters following Durkan orders