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These 11 Cities Receive a COVID Warning

Dr. Birx is worried about Baltimore, Cleveland, and 9 others

(Newser) - White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Deborah Birx is worried about 11 US cities in particular because of a surge in positive tests, according to a report by the Center for Public Integrity . Birx warned state and local leaders—the exact participants are unclear—in a private phone call... More »

Reporter's Tweet Gets Her Banned From Covering Protests

Alexis Johnson is now suing the 'Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'

(Newser) - A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter prohibited from covering the city's Black Lives Matter protests because of a tweet sued the paper on Tuesday, the AP reports. Alexis Johnson, who is black, filed the lawsuit in federal court in Pennsylvania alleging the Post-Gazette was engaging in racial discrimination and illegal retaliation.... More »

'On Verge' of Coronavirus Findings, He Was Shot Dead

University of Pittsburgh's Bing Liu killed in murder-suicide

(Newser) - A researcher on the cusp of making "very significant findings" related to the novel coronavirus was shot dead in Pennsylvania over the weekend. Bing Liu of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine was killed around noon Saturday inside his home north of Pittsburgh in what authorities describe as... More »

She Begged for Beer While in Quarantine. She Got It

Coors Light sends 10 cases of brew to 93-year-old Olive Veronesi after desperate window plea

(Newser) - Olive Veronesi has her brewskis. The 93-year-old Pennsylvania woman became famous over the weekend after someone took a photo of her, stuck in coronavirus quarantine, standing in front of her window and holding a can of Coors Light and a sign that read: "I NEED MORE BEER!!" The... More »

Woman, 93, Tells the World: 'I NEED MORE BEER'

An image of Olive Veronesi has gone viral worldwide

(Newser) - A 93-year-old Pittsburgh-area woman is using the powers of the internet to keep a stock of beer while doing her part to "flatten the curve" on the coronavirus pandemic, the AP reports. Olive Veronesi posed in her window with a dry erase board that read "I NEED MORE... More »

Another Potential Vaccine Surfaces in Pittsburgh

It shows promise in mice, and researchers are seeking permission to start clinical trials

(Newser) - The world is thought to be a year or so away from a coronavirus vaccine, but another potential candidate has entered the race. This one is out of the University of Pittsburgh, where researchers report that their vaccine created antibodies in mice, reports TribLive . The researchers are now appealing to... More »

This Is the US City Where People Care the Most

Apparently there are plenty of group hugs going on in Virginia Beach, Va.

(Newser) - 'Tis the season for compassion and kindness—and in that spirit, WalletHub has rounded up the cities it says are the most caring in America. The site looked at more than three dozen metrics in the 100 most populated US cities, across three main categories: caring for the community... More »

So, How Was Your Monday Morning Commute?

Sinkhole brings unwelcome surprise for city bus during rush hour in Pittsburgh

(Newser) - As if going back to work on Monday wasn't bad enough: The front of a city bus in downtown Pittsburgh ended up in the air after a sinkhole opened during rush hour. Luckily, nobody was seriously injured. The Port Authority of Allegheny County says the lone passenger was treated... More »

Her Car Wasn't Acting Right. Then: 'My Jaw Hit the Floor'

Squirrels hid hundreds of walnuts under hood of woman's car, did a number on hubby's truck

(Newser) - When nuts fall off a tree, they usually accumulate in piles at the tree's base—which is why Chris Persic found it odd that underneath the black walnut tree in the yard of his Pittsburgh home, there were very few walnuts. CBS Pittsburgh reports that mystery was solved this... More »

One Partygoer Made Wise Choice to Refuse a 'Bump'

Police unravel what led to overdoses in Pittsburgh apartment

(Newser) - Authorities in Pittsburgh say they've largely unraveled the story of how three men wearing orange wristbands ended up dead in a Pittsburgh apartment building last weekend. Authorities received help from a witness who made a possibly lifesaving choice in refusing to sniff white powder from a knife. The details:... More »

Hospital Hit by Apparent Mass Drug Overdose

3 were killed and 4 others hospitalized in Pittsburgh

(Newser) - Three people were killed and four others were hospitalized early Sunday in what police said appeared to be a mass drug overdose, the AP reports. The victims, all men, appear to have taken narcotics at the same time and in the same place in an apartment on Pittsburgh's South... More »

Cops: Man Blows Himself Up on Daughter's Wedding Day

Unidentified Pennsylvania resident is found amid the rubble

(Newser) - A man in suburban Pittsburgh apparently blew up his house—with him inside it—while his daughter was getting married, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Neighbors describe seeing the man, who remains unidentified, outside his Edgewood home shortly before it exploded Saturday afternoon. Authorities say they later found him amid the... More »

Paper's Pulitzer Prize Money Goes to Perfect Cause

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette gives the $15K to Tree of Life synagogue, site of shooting it covered

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette won't see any of the prize money from its breaking news Pulitzer , awarded for its coverage of the October shooting at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue. That's because the $15,000 will go directly to the synagogue itself, based on a suggestion by publisher... More »

Man Goes on Stabbing Spree at Pittsburgh Bus Stop

Woman who was talking to a police officer was killed, another was injured

(Newser) - Authorities say a man fatally stabbed a woman who was talking to a police officer at a downtown Pittsburgh bus stop and then slashed another woman before he was taken into custody, the AP reports. Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert says the officer was checking on the first woman's... More »

First-Time Home Buyers Should Look Here

First American locates 10 most affordable cities for the group

(Newser) - Americans looking to buy their first home should consider the Midwest and South, according to insurance firm First American . The company uses its own calculations, saying "any affordability metric that includes existing homeowners is wildly misleading to first-time homebuyers" since the former group can already afford a home, per... More »

Man Heading to Trial Over a Flush

Pittsburgh's Thomas Wells charged with abuse of grandparents' ashes

(Newser) - Asked to move out of his mother's house, a 33-year-old man allegedly flushed his grandparents' ashes down the toilet out of spite, prompting charges of abuse of a corpse. Thomas Wells of Pittsburgh had been living with his mother for a short stint prior to September when she asked... More »

Woman: Ex-Boyfriend Hid in My House for Weeks

Pittsburgh's Cary Cocuzzi facing burglary charges

(Newser) - The toilet seat was left up. That was a Pittsburgh woman's first clue that someone was in her house who shouldn't have been. All doubt was removed shortly before noon on Saturday. Police say an ex-boyfriend who'd been hiding in the woman's Brighton Heights home for... More »

Cop Was Acquitted of Killing Unarmed Teen. Then, Shots

Someone opened fire on ex-cop Michael Rosfield's lawyer's office early Saturday

(Newser) - The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney's office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh, reports the AP . The verdict late Friday in the deadly shooting... More »

White Ex-Cop Acquitted in Fatal Shooting of Black Teen

Michael Rosfeld found not guilty in shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose II outside Pittsburgh

(Newser) - A jury on Friday acquitted a white former police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in the back as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest. Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld... More »

2 Separate Massacres, 2 Acts of Kindness Out of Pittsburgh

Jewish group fundraises for NZ mosque victims after Muslims did the same for Tree of Life victims

(Newser) - When the Tree of Life synagogue shooting took place last October, killing 11, Muslims in the Pittsburgh area rallied to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the victims and their families. Now, in the wake of the massacre at two Muslim mosques in New Zealand that has taken the... More »

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