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MLB fans blast latest disastrous strike call from umpire

As the Milwaukee Brewers were mounting a ninth-inning rally against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, they dealt with one of the most pressing narratives of the MLB season — poor umpiring. With two outs and two on, Milwaukee’s Kolten Wong came up against Pittsburgh’s David Bednar. It appeared as...
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Two people shot in Hazelwood

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Two people were injured an overnight shooting in Pittsburgh's Hazelwood neighborhood.Officers responded to the scene along Johnstown Avenue just before 1 a.m.Police say gunshots came from a dark sedan in the area, but no other descriptions of a suspect or suspects were provided.One of the two people injured was taken to the hospital by paramedics and was last listed in critical condition.The other victim was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle. Their condition is unknown at this time. Stay with KDKA-TV and for updates to this developing story as they become available.  
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Fire destroys Soles Street homes in McKeesport

A large fire broke out early Thursday morning in McKeesport, spreading to multiple houses and an SUV parked on Soles Street, according to area first responders. To read the rest of the story, please see a copy of Friday’s Mon Valley Independent, call 724-314-0035 to subscribe or subscribe to our online edition at
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Whiskey and Spirit Walk to be featured with annual Whiskey Rebellion Festival

The annual Whiskey Rebellion Festival is returning this year, and reintroducing the popular Whiskey and Spirits Walk. The festival, Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, is considered the largest in Washington County, said Tracie Liberatore, executive director of the Bradford House Historical Association. The association organizes the event in downtown Washington.
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Sound Series Block Party returns to Warhol museum

The second annual Sound Series Block Party is set at Pittsburgh's The Andy Warhol Museum in October. A varied roster of internationally touring artists will perform on a stage adjacent to the museum on Isabella Street and will feature such artists as Mexican Institute of Sound, Sudan Archives and will be headlined by Kurt Vile and the Violators.
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to tour Europe this summer

In August, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will resume international touring for the first time in three years, as the orchestra celebrates the 75th anniversary of its first international tour with three weeks of concerts in Europe. The PSO and Manfred Honeck, its music director, will be traveling across Austria,...
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WQED unveils its own Little Free Library

WQED recently unveiled its own Little Free Library — a book-sharing box that’s open seven days a week, 24 hours a day and freely accessible to all by removing barriers to book access — in front of its headquarters building at 4802 Fifth Avenue in Oakland. The...

Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: Rehab Stints Continue & More

Rehab stints continue at Triple-A and more in Thursday night’s Pittsburgh Pirates minor league roundup. Rehab starts continued for Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday night. Four Pittsburgh Pirates players on rehab stints were in the lineup for the Indians, helping the Indians improve to 37-36 on the season with a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Sound.

Faces of the Valley: Valley High graduate turns to classmate for cover art for debut novel

Opening a chiropractic office right after the covid pandemic started was terrible timing for Erik Beck, but it gave him time to write that book he always wanted to. “Here at the office, where it was pretty much having hours at a time uninterrupted to think, it ended up being conducive to getting some good thoughts and working consistently on the same project,” he said.

Two people shot in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Two people were in the hospital after being shot in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood on Friday morning. The shooting happened on the 200 block of Johnson Avenue around 12:40 a.m. Police said one victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The second victim was taken...

Penn Mar Plaza residents decorate for the Fourth

MARS — Patriotic celebration is in the air for residents of the Penn Mar Plaza senior apartment building in Mars. Each floor of the building spent the last several days working on decorations, gathering candy and goodies, and stringing up colorful red, white, and blue flags across the halls of the apartment complex to celebrate the Fourth of July.
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Calliope announces its concerts for 2022-23 season

Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society has announced its concerts for the 2022-23 season. It will start Saturday, Oct. 1 with American fiddler Bruce Molsky and banjo player Tony Trischka. The other scheduled performances are:. n Loudon Wainwright III, Saturday, Nov. 5. n The Slocan Ramblers, Saturday, Dec. 10. n...