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Overturning other constitutional rights are possible but will require action at the state or local level

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Supreme Court's decision to overturn abortion rights for all has created concern about other rights grounded in the same provisions of the U.S. Constitution.As KDKA political editor Jon Delano, an attorney, explains, it's not clear yet how far this conservative court will go in future cases.In law school, hours are spent debating constitutional rights that we often take for granted but are not explicitly spelled out in the Constitution. Now, scholars say the Supreme Court's action in the Dobbs case to overturn abortion rights calls some of those other rights into question."People should be quite concerned...
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10 people shot over three-day period in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Allegheny County and Pittsburgh police are investigating multiple shootings over the weekend.Police say three women were shot on South 12th Street on the South Side after a fight broke out on Saturday morning. Two of the women were shot in the leg and the third woman was shot in the hand.The violence only continued from there, ending with 10 people shot over a three-day period."It's very senseless," Pittsburgh resident Keona Robinson said Monday.The violence started Friday afternoon in the Hill District on Chauncey Drive. One man died and two men were taken in for questioning after a...
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Man arrested after breaking into vehicles in Pennsylvania, Florida

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - State police said the man they believe broke into dozens of cars in Westmoreland County is behind bars in Florida, now accused of doing the same thing there.John Hughes allegedly stole guns, jewelry, and electronics locally and stashed them in the home of a woman who police are calling a co-conspirator.Pennsylvania State Police said it was Volusia County police who said they'd picked up John Hughes for allegedly breaking into dozens of cars, taking thousands in jewelry, guns, and money while driving a vehicle that was registered in Pennsylvania.Troopers were able to contact the owner of the...

Woman charged with vandalizing Nittany Lion statue at Penn State

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A woman from New Jersey has admitted to damaging the famous Nittany Lion statue on Penn State's campus.Police paperwork shows that the woman told police she traveled to State College and acted alone.Surveillance video from last month shows the woman painting 'FTG' or 'For the Glory' -- and this isn't the first time she's done this.According to police, she painted the statue with teal paint last year and used permanent markers to vandalize the Old Main building as well as the Alumni Center.
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Pittsburgh man gets 31 years in federal prison for heroin trafficking

A Pittsburgh man who served as the “right-hand man” for a large-scale heroin trafficker convicted of killing a potential witness against him will serve 31 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Mark R. Hornak sentenced James Perrin, 44, on Monday. Perrin has already been incarcerated for seven years...
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Mayor Gainey calls on Harrisburg for stronger gun legislation

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - It was a simple request from Pittsburgh mayor, Ed Gainey.Pass what he calls commonsense gun reform or let cities make their own laws. But opponents say more laws are not going to solve the problem."Give us a right to ban military-style assault weapons in our street," Gainey said in an impassioned appearance.Mayor Gainey said enough is enough. He said younger people are dying each day."If we don't do something now, the age will continue to get smaller," the mayor added.But opponents, like Firearms Owners Against Crime, said, allowing cities to have the power won't solve the problem."Are they trying to actually reduce crime and stop murders or have a feel-good motion to try and ban certain tools that get used," Jim Stoker said. Stoker is affiliated with Firearms Owners Against Crime.Mayor Gainey said the city plans to continue working with neighborhood groups.And the city said it's appealing to Pennsylvania's Supreme Court – a lower court ruling that would not allow their assault weapons ban from going into effect.
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Report: Le'Veon Bell and Adrian Peterson sign deals to box each other

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Le'Veon Bell and Adrian Peterson are reportedly headed to the boxing ring.ESPN reports that the former Steelers running back and Peterson have signed contracts for a heavyweight boxing exhibition on July 30 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. It will be the first time both former All-Pro running backs step into the ring, but the fight won't be their pro boxing debuts since it's an exhibition. Bell and Peterson, who are currently free agents, will fight on the undercard of Social Gloves 2, an event promoted by Austin McBroom, a Youtube star. Bell was on the Steelers from 2013-17. He sat out the 2018 season before signing a contract with the Jets. He was released by the team in 2020. Bell played eight games last season with the Ravens and Buccaneers. Peterson played in four games with the Titans and Seahawks last season. 
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Local referee speaks out after alleged assault from hockey player

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Charges are pending against a local hockey player after police said he took a cheap shot at a referee.A constant headache, blurred vision, and soreness are just a few of the ailments hockey referee, Chris Armstrong, is suffering from. He said he's still in disbelief that this even happened. He said referees of any sport should be treated with respect."He just clubbed me with his stick. I went down. I didn't even see it coming. He hit me with the paddle of his stick. He opened me up pretty good," Armstrong said.Armstrong, who has been a referee...
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Wiffle ball tournament coming to Pittsburgh this weekend

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A big Wiffle ball tournament is coming to Pittsburgh this weekend. The inaugural Steel City Showdown Wiffle ball tournament is Saturday at Highmark Stadium. It is an event put on by Mid Atlantic Wiffle and the local Wiff is Life League. This weekend's tournament is open to players of all ages and skill levels and will feature three age brackets with teams from multiple states. There will also be a home run derby on Saturday to help raise money for the Pirates Charities. Click here for more, including how to sign up.
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Target 11 Exclusive: South Side resident says he’s moving out after latest shooting at his door step

PITTSBURGH — A South Side resident told Target 11 Investigator Rick Earle that he’s had enough, and he’s now looking to move out of the South Side. The resident agreed to talk to Channel 11 News as long as we didn’t reveal his identity. He told Earle that he moved into the South Side because of the convenience and the number of shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance, but he said that the latest shooting that wounded three women was too close for comfort.
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Police: Missing girl found in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Police said an 11-year-old girl who had been missing has been safely located. Public Safety officials had asked the public to help find Kamarah Sanders, who was last seen at 3 a.m. June 27 leaving a residence on Carver Street in Larimer. She is Black with dark hair, 5...
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Local parish set to close multiple churches

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Another parish in the Diocese of Pittsburgh is set to close five churches by the end of the year.In a letter to parishioners, Guardians Angels Parish said they can no longer afford to keep all seven churches and 22 parish buildings open.The parish said they're planning on keeping Blessed Sacrament open since it supports St. Joseph High School, but no official decisions have been made yet, per public meeting minutes that were posted online.The parish said they'll be holding a public meeting on July 24 to inform parishioners of their final recommendations before passing them on to Bishop David Zubik, who will make the final call.
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Mitch Trubisky Emerging In Pittsburgh: NFL World Reacts

Mitch Trubisky is turning into a cat with nine lives as he appears to be emerging as the frontrunner to start the 2022 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to Steelers insider Mark Kaboly, rookie first-round pick Kenny Pickett has been working exclusively with the third-string offense in OTAs and minicamps so far. Kaboly believes that only an injury or a terrible training camp will keep him from starting in Week 1.
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5 nightmare scenarios for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2022 season

The Steelers have a lot of hope in place with their new roster, but any of these five scenarios would dismantle that dream and turn 2022 into a nightmare. The Steelers have a very new roster put into place for the 2022 season. While expectations should be relatively tempered (no one should be expecting a Super Bowl push with this roster), there is hope for a winning season and potentially even the playoffs. That said, there are plenty of ways that this season could end in a disaster. Here are the five nightmare scenarios for the Steelers this season.
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