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HEALTH DEPARTMENT ALERT: Restaurant closed, mall kiosk alert issued by health department | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – A consumer alert was issued for a kiosk at South Hills Village Mall and a Homewood restaurant was shut down by the Allegheny County Health Department.

Agency officials said the Breaking Eggs Bakery Kiosk at the mall did not have the proper refrigeration for food, was not storing and preparing food in the right area and had “food from an unapproved source.” The food was being prepared at a different location and then brought to the kiosk.

The kiosk owner told Channel 11 that they are working to become compliant with the health department and are in the process of opening their own space in the South Hills. They said they do not agree with the department’s findings during the inspection and do make their products in a safe manner.

Source: HEALTH DEPARTMENT ALERT: Restaurant closed, mall kiosk alert issued by health department | WPXI

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Ambulance Struck By Tractor-Trailer While Responding To Another Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

Medics responding to a multi-vehicle crash on I-279 South were struck by a tractor trailer on Monday.

Source: Ambulance Struck By Tractor-Trailer While Responding To Another Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

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Several bidders interested in Regent Square Theater – Pittsburgh Business Times

The theater has been dark since its owner, the Pittsburgh Center for Arts & Media, laid off all its employees last month.

The Regent Square Theater has been closed for a few weeks, but there has been plenty of interest in the single-screen cinema.

At least three bidders are interested in buying the theater, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The theater, which opened in Edgewood in the late 1930s, has been owned by the Pittsburgh Filmmakers since the group renovated it in 1999. That organization merged with the Pittsburgh Center of the Arts in 2006.The Regent Square Theater

Source: Several bidders interested in Regent Square Theater – Pittsburgh Business Times

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Weather

Impact day: Rain to hit the Pittsburgh area throughout the day

Rain will change to light snow on Tuesday

Source: Impact day: Rain to hit the Pittsburgh area throughout the day

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Police Seize More Than 3,000 Bags Of Heroin And Nearly $10,000 In Cash During Lawrenceville Drug Bust – CBS Pittsburgh

Officials seized more than 3,000 bags of heroin and nearly $10,000 in cash during a drug bust in Lawrenceville.

Source: Police Seize More Than 3,000 Bags Of Heroin And Nearly $10,000 In Cash During Lawrenceville Drug Bust – CBS Pittsburgh

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Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe coming to Pittsburgh in 2020 | TribLIVE.com

The bands will co-headline “The Stadium Tour” with support from Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in 2020, with dates from July to September.

The tour comes to PNC Park on Aug. 16.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 13, with pre-sales starting Dec. 9.

Source: Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe coming to Pittsburgh in 2020 | TribLIVE.com

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New hotel opens in iconic Kaufmann’s building in downtown Pittsburgh

Each of the 160 hotel rooms has multi-use fitness bar

Source: New hotel opens in iconic Kaufmann’s building in downtown Pittsburgh

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Education

Pittsburgh Public Schools announces intention to reinvent classrooms

Imagine PPS is meant to bring in community groups to help improve outcomes in key areas

Aside from being a top-down review of the district’s finances, the plan brings in community groups to help give expertise and possibly money to improve issues in the district.

The key categories: Student pathways, areas of interest, school design and school/performance improvement.

The community groups stepping up to help: UPMC Children’s Hospital, Achieva, Heinz Endowment, CCAC and the Buhl Foundation, to name a few.

Over the next six months, the district will work with a specific group to figure out plans to improve classrooms and get students ready for the jobs of tomorrow.

Source: Pittsburgh Public Schools announces intention to reinvent classrooms

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Smithfield Street Bridge reopened; inspectors find no problems after barge strike

A barge struck the bridge shortly before midnight Sunday.

A PennDOT spokesman said inspectors “found no structural issues” with the Smithfield Street Bridge after it was struck by a barge late Sunday night.

A barge struck shortly before midnight near the center of the bridge.

PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said inspectors finished their work by 2 a.m. The bridge was reopened shortly after.

According to the Allegheny County Twitter account, there were no injuries or obvious damage reported.

The Smithfield Street Bridge connects Station Square to Downtown and is used by Port Authority buses as well as vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Source: Smithfield Street Bridge reopened; inspectors find no problems after barge strike

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Weather

‘These winds will be packing a punch’: Wednesday is an Impact Day in Pittsburgh

Wind advisory takes effect at 10 a.m.

Winds reaching 55 miles per hour will be in the area.

Source: ‘These winds will be packing a punch’: Wednesday is an Impact Day in Pittsburgh

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Point Park grads capture picture-perfect moment with Tom Hanks in Pittsburgh | TribLIVE.com

Danette Levers changed her Facebook profile picture at 7:34 a.m. Friday.

There’s a pretty good chance she won’t ever change it again.

She waited for months to upload that photo of her standing next to Tom Hanks. She idolizes the actor. She can recite most of his movie lines from the likes of “Big” and “Forrest Gump.”

Levers finally met Hanks in Pittsburgh. Her best friend Missy Finnell captured the moment in a photo.

Levers wasn’t allowed to upload it until the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” premiered nationwide last week. Hanks plays Pittsburgh’s favorite neighbor, the late Fred Rogers. The connection between Levers and Hanks began when she was 13 years old. Her father had died. She turned to watching Hanks’ films to help her through her grief.

Source: Point Park grads capture picture-perfect moment with Tom Hanks in Pittsburgh | TribLIVE.com

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STRIP DISTRICT GAS LEAK: Busy Pittsburgh road shut down after contractor hits gas line | WPXI

 

PITTSBURGH – A busy Pittsburgh road is shut down Tuesday after a contractor hit a gas line.

It happened just before noon at the corner of Smallman and 16th streets in the Strip District, according to Allegheny County.

Map of Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA

Smallman Street is shut down between 15th and 17th streets until further notice

Source: STRIP DISTRICT GAS LEAK: Busy Pittsburgh road shut down after contractor hits gas line | WPXI

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Firefighters Investigate Report Of Smoke Inside Squirrel Hill Tunnel – CBS Pittsburgh

Fire crews are on the Parkway responding to reports of smoke inside the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.

Source: Firefighters Investigate Report Of Smoke Inside Squirrel Hill Tunnel – CBS Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media staff out in mass firing and termination of film programs

Just two days after the end of the Three Rivers Film Festival, its host organization, the Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media (PCAM), fired all film staff, including employees of the Harris and Regent Square theaters, and will end cinema arts programs, as well as any programming in its galleries.

The announcement and firings happened this morning during a mandatory meeting.

An official document, signed by PCAM executive director Kyle Houser and provided to Pittsburgh City Paper, said the group was ending its theater programs, as well as all programs housed in the Marshall Building and reducing personnel accordingly. PCAM is offering former employees severance benefits totaling $300 before taxes.

Source: Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media staff out in mass firing and termination of film programs

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Manhole fire breaks out during rush hour in downtown Pittsburgh

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Flames and dark smoke began coming out of a downtown manhole near the Allegheny County Courthouse during the Monday evening rush hour in Pittsburgh.

Firefighters responded to the corner of Grant Street and Forbes Avenue, along with police officers and Duquesne Light workers.

Chemical foam was being sprayed into the hole to extinguish the fire, which Pittsburgh Public Safety officials said was electrical in nature.

Traffic was continuing to move, but Public Safety was asking people to avoid the area.

Source: Manhole fire breaks out during rush hour in downtown Pittsburgh

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crime

Two dead after passenger in car opens fire on man and woman in Wilkinsburg

Shooting happened late Sunday night

Source: Two dead after passenger in car opens fire on man and woman in Wilkinsburg

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Crews work to repair water main break in downtown Pittsburgh

Crews are working to repair a water main break in downtown Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority officials said the break happened on private property belonging to PPG Place.

Highwoods Properties is working with PWSA and outside contractors to make repairs.

All PPG Place buildings have water and are open to customers, a spokesperson with Highwoods Properties said.

Source: Crews work to repair water main break in downtown Pittsburgh

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State police arrest 5, find 14 kilos of cocaine in Pittsburgh-area bust | TribLIVE.com

An unnamed informant tipped state police about a cocaine operation in the Pittsburgh area that resulted in the arrests of five people at a parking garage in the area, according to a complaint filed in federal court.

Authorities found 14 kilogram-sized bricks of suspected cocaine in hidden compartments in the rear wheel wells of a GMC Acadia SUV they searched, according to FBI Agent Darcos Cruz, who is assigned to the state police task force.

The exact location of the Wednesday bust wasn’t detailed in court records.

Source: State police arrest 5, find 14 kilos of cocaine in Pittsburgh-area bust | TribLIVE.com

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2 buildings condemned after fire in Pittsburgh’s Market Square | TribLIVE.com

Market Square restaurant owner Sergio Muto had been looking forward to one of the busiest days of the year — Light Up Night, when droves of people fill Downtown Pittsburgh.

Instead of cooking Friday morning, Muto was inside his condemned restaurant, La Gondola Pizzeria, lamenting Thursday’s lunchtime fire at neighboring Winghart’s.

Source: 2 buildings condemned after fire in Pittsburgh’s Market Square | TribLIVE.com

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Crews Battling Fire At Wingharts In Market Square – CBS Pittsburgh

Emergency officials have rushed to Market Square downtown this afternoon where a restaurant is on fire.

Source: Crews Battling Fire At Wingharts In Market Square – CBS Pittsburgh

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Autos Crash

Crash shuts down part of Pioneer Avenue in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH —An early morning crash sent one person to the hospital and shut down part of Pioneer Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday in the area of the 2000 block of Pioneer Avenue.

The condition of the person hurt has not been released.

Source: Crash shuts down part of Pioneer Avenue in Pittsburgh

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RHINE STREET SHOOTING: 17-year-old girl arrested after man dies months after shooting in Pittsburgh neighborhood | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – A 17-year-old girl who was wanted in connection with a shooting in Pittsburgh’s Spring Hill neighborhood that led to a man’s death was arrested Tuesday in Homewood, police said.

According to investigators, Shayla Johnson was involved in the July 2 shooting of 24-year-old Julian Carpenter, who died Nov. 4.

>>PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Man dies months after being shot in Pittsburgh neighborhood

Johnson lured Carpenter to an apartment building on Rhine Street, police said. Carpenter was then robbed and shot.Johnson was previously charged with criminal conspiracy, but she is now also charged with homicide, police said.Onaje Dickinson pulled the trigger, according to police. He died two weeks later after an officer-involved shooting in Penn Hills.

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Source: RHINE STREET SHOOTING: 17-year-old girl arrested after man dies months after shooting in Pittsburgh neighborhood | WPXI

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Rob Rogers Sinkhole T-Shirts now available! – Pittsburgh Current

The only way to make the Pittsburgh Sinkhole even more Pittsburgh is to give it the special Rob Rogers’ cartoon treatment

Get on the bus and get yours by visiting our Spreadshirt shop today!

Source: Rob Rogers Sinkhole T-Shirts now available! – Pittsburgh Current

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Autos Crash

HIT AND RUN: Man struck by a vehicle in Pittsburgh

Incident happened early Monday morning

Police are searching for the driver who struck a man in a crosswalk in Pittsburgh and then drove off.

The incident happened around 4:40 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Frankstown Avenue and Fifth Avenue, in the area of Pittsburgh’s Homewood West and Larimer neighborhoods.

The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police said witnesses described the vehicle involved as a dark-colored car that was spotted heading in the direction of Fifth Avenue and Penn Avenue.

Source: HIT AND RUN: Man struck by a vehicle in Pittsburgh

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Man Arrested For Possessing Large Amount Of Marijuana And Crack Cocaine During Traffic Stop – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man is facing several charges after police found a large amount of marijuana, crack cocaine, and a loaded weapon during a traffic stop in Bellevue.

Police pulled over Christian Nichols and Amanda Berry on California Avenue and during the process of the traffic stop, police say the two made furtive movements in an effort to hide items in the center console.

Source: Man Arrested For Possessing Large Amount Of Marijuana And Crack Cocaine During Traffic Stop – CBS Pittsburgh

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American Airlines Flight Diverted To Pittsburgh Lands Safely – CBS Pittsburgh

An American Airlines flight was diverted to Pittsburgh International Airport Saturday morning.

Source: American Airlines Flight Diverted To Pittsburgh Lands Safely – CBS Pittsburgh

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Driver falls asleep at the wheel and flips SUV

Woman was rescued from vehicle by firefighters

Pittsburgh Police said a woman fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed her SUV early Sunday morning.

It happened near the intersection of Washington Blvd and Allegheny River Blvd.

WTAE-TV

The SUV flipped onto its roof.

The woman was trapped inside and rescued by firefighters.

She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Source: Driver falls asleep at the wheel and flips SUV

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Man arrested in Wilkinsburg Homicide

Police said argument led to deadly gunfire

A man was arrested after a deadly shooting in Wilkinsburg.

Allegheny County Police charged 32-year-old Dilon Bartifay with criminal homicide.

WTAE-TV

Police were called to Center Street around 10:30 P.M. Saturday.

Officers found a 46-year-old man with a gunshot wound.

He died at the hospital.

Officers said the victim and Bartifay got into an argument.

During the argument, Bartify allegedly shot the victim and then walked away.

The victim has not been identified.

Source: Man arrested in Wilkinsburg Homicide

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FORT PITT TUNNELS: Medical examiner on scene as Ft. Pitt Tunnels stay closed due to crash | WPXI

The outbound side of the Fort Pitt Tunnels are closed Sunday morning as police investigated a crash.

PITTSBURGH – The outbound side of the Fort Pitt Tunnels are closed Sunday morning as police investigated a crash.

The medical examiner is on the scene.

Source: FORT PITT TUNNELS: Medical examiner on scene as Ft. Pitt Tunnels stay closed due to crash | WPXI

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Driver Rescued, Hospitalized After Car Goes Over Hillside In Baldwin – CBS Pittsburgh

One person was transported to the hospital after they got trapped inside a vehicle that went over a railing and down a hillside in Baldwin.

Source: Driver Rescued, Hospitalized After Car Goes Over Hillside In Baldwin – CBS Pittsburgh