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Man Has 30 Days to Catch Rooster, or Else

It's been driving neighbors in Pittsburgh crazy

(Newser) - A Pittsburgh man has been given one final chance to catch a noisy rooster that has plagued his neighborhood for years. At a court hearing Wednesday, District Judge Oscar Petite ordered Henry Gaston to find a way to trap the rooster that lives on or near his property and is... More »

Man's Attempt to Impress Woman Requires Rescue Team

Grant Birdsong took an ill-advised leap of love

(Newser) - In one way, 22-year-old University of Pittsburgh student Grant Birdsong was trapped by society's construction of masculinity vis-à-vis finding a mate. But in another more real way, Birdsong was trapped by the walls of a Qdoba and a bagel shop. “The young man met a girl, brought... More »

Free Uber Rides Coming to Pittsburgh—Without Drivers

Company testing autonomous vehicles with 'safety' humans behind the wheel

(Newser) - If you're in Pittsburgh over the next few weeks and see a Ford Fusion cruise by with a driver who doesn't seem to be doing much behind the wheel, you may be witnessing one of Uber's new self-driving cars. Even though many analysts have said the advent... More »

10 Best US Cities for Beer Drinkers

Pittsburgh is No. 1

(Newser) - Some cities are better than others when it comes to catering to beer drinkers. Real estate website Redfin compiled the 10 best in the US with help from the Beer Institute, using factors such as active brewery permits, beer taxes, and walkability. The top 10:
  1. Pittsburgh (256 active brewery permits)
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Judge Orders Heroin Dealers to Pay for Antidotes

But they'll serve years in prison first

(Newser) - Fatal drug overdoses have jumped about 40% in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area in recent years, a trend one judge hopes an unusual punishment will help reverse. In two cases this week, Judge Anthony Mariani ordered drug dealers to pay $50 to local EMS for each brick of heroin they... More »

Dozens Hospitalized During Kenny Chesney Concert

Fans left 48 tons of trash behind

(Newser) - A Kenny Chesney concert in Pittsburgh Saturday night was a drunk and messy affair even by the standards set by earlier Kenny Chesney concerts in Pittsburgh. Safety officials say at least 37 people in and around the Heinz Field concert had to be taken to hospitals, almost all of them... More »

News Anchor: I Was Fired Because I'm White

Wendy Bell suing WTAE to get her job back

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh news anchor fired over what WTAE said were racially insensitive comments about a mass shooting alleges she was actually let go "because of her race." In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, Wendy Bell, who is white, says she wouldn't have been fired, "much less... More »

Target Sues Guy Who Saved Teen From Knifeman

Family, judge say Pittsburgh man is a hero

(Newser) - The family of Allison Meadows says that Michael Turner is a hero for saving their daughter from a crazed knifeman in a Target store—and that the chain definitely shouldn't be suing him. Turner was among a group of men who tackled Leon Walls in a Target in Pittsburgh'... More »

'Unreal' Turbulence Leaves Fliers 'Covered in Blood'

3 passengers, 4 crew members hospitalized

(Newser) - Passengers on an Allegiant Airlines flight to Pittsburgh Thursday afternoon had hopefully just enjoyed a relaxing vacation in the Dominican Republic, because the trip home from Punta Cana International Airport proved, well, stressful. Three passengers and four flight attendants had to be hospitalized after "severe turbulence," which caused... More »

Trump Weirds Out Crowd With Joe Paterno Reference

His remarks at Pittsburgh rally were ... confusing

(Newser) - Donald Trump wants to make things great again, and also to bring things back—including late Penn State coach Joe Paterno. At least that was the confusing impression he made Wednesday during a campaign rally in Pittsburgh. For the Win reports he asked the crowd gathered there, "How's... More »

Police Have a Suspect in Pittsburgh Cookout Massacre

Though details are still vague

(Newser) - A Pittsburgh man arrested a third time on drug and weapons charges stemming from a police search three years ago is a suspect in a cookout ambush last month that killed five adults and an unborn child, a detective testified Thursday. Allegheny County Detective Steve Hitchings testified at a bond... More »

News Anchor Fired Over Facebook Post

She invoked black stereotypes in post about mass shooting

(Newser) - A Pittsburgh news anchor has been fired over a controversial Facebook post about a mass shooting in the city earlier this month. "You needn't be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts two weeks ago Wednesday," Wendy Bell... More »

Guy Uses Stolen Car to Steal Another Car on Test Drive

Impressive

(Newser) - A Pittsburgh-area luxury car dealership learned the hard way that you should always send an employee along on test drives. The general manager of Midnight Racing Auto tells CBS Pittsburgh that a man arrived at the dealership in his Lexus on Saturday morning and asked to test-drive a $14,900... More »

Killers at Party Teamed Up to Trap Victims

'They funneled them onto the porch and then just lit them up'

(Newser) - The death toll has risen to six after a horrifying "ambush" at a family cookout in suburban Pittsburgh Wednesday. Police say one of the victims was 8 months pregnant and the death of her unborn child has been ruled a homicide, reports WPXI . As for the other victims, they... More »

5 Killed in Pittsburgh Party Shooting

2 gunmen at large after ambush

(Newser) - Five people have been killed in an ambush-style shooting during a backyard party in suburban Pittsburgh and at least two gunmen are at large, police say. Four women and a man were killed late Wednesday during the party in the Borough of Wilkinsburg, the AP reports. Allegheny County police say... More »

30 Girls in Chaotic Pa. School Brawl Face Charges

Investigation indicates fight was started over ongoing neighborhood rivalry

(Newser) - Up to 30 girls at a Pennsylvania secondary school were involved Monday in an all-out brawl, and some of them are facing charges, the Patriot-News reports. The University Prep magnet school was placed on lockdown during the incident, which mainly left students bruised and scratched, though one student was hospitalized... More »

Cops: Man Tries to Hawk Drugs While in Court

Pennsylvania man's plan didn't pan out

(Newser) - A 35-year-old man who showed up in a Pittsburgh traffic courtroom Monday to face charges of driving under suspension was apparently feeling either very reckless or more or less invincible (and invisible). The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Christopher Durkin had wrapped up his hearing and was heading out of the... More »

Cops: Man Kills Burglar, but Also Brother, Roommate

He's been charged with illegally possessing a firearm but not homicide

(Newser) - A Pittsburgh man fatally shot an armed robber who broke into his apartment Monday but also accidentally shot and killed his visiting teenage brother and his housemate, a district attorney says. Meiko Devaughn, 22, has been charged with illegally possessing a firearm, drug possession, and receiving stolen property. Devaughn, who... More »

Cab Passenger Rants About ISIS, Attacks Driver

'He came out of the house carrying a rifle in his hand'

(Newser) - Around 1am on Thanksgiving day, a Pittsburgh taxi driver picked up a man outside Rivers Casino—and ended up in a hospital bed after a possible hate crime. The passenger was talkative: "He started the conversation and began to ask questions like, ‘You seem to be like a... More »

NFL Player Honors Mom Lost to Breast Cancer in Big Way

Steelers' DeAngelo Williams wants to wear pink all year

(Newser) - "My hair is pink, my heart is pink, and my toenails are pink." That's the confession Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams offers in a video he posted to Twitter Sunday, and the reason he did so shows his heart is as large as it is colorful.... More »

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