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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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Greensburg laundromat damaged by fire

A fire at a closed Greenburg laundromat late Thursday night damaged a dryer and spread smoke throughout the building. The fire at Nu-Way laundromat on Highland Avenue, which was reported at 11 p.m., caused an unknown amount of damage, said Tamara Zimmers, owner of the laundromat, which is adjacent to the Greensburg Shopping Center.

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

Driver suspected of DUI after truck tractor becomes lodged in Dauphin County home: police

The driver of a truck tractor that became embedded in a Derry Township home on Thursday evening is being investigated for driving under the influence, according to police. Emergency crews were called around 5:30 p.m. to the 1400-1500 block of East Derry Road, where the truck tractor portion of a tractor-trailer had driven into the front corner of a home, Derry Township police said.

Monongahela Chamber has new executive director

What do filmmakers, Portland, Ore., and goat-milk soap have in common? Anywhere you find one of these things, you might find LJ Kahl, the new executive director for the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce. To read the rest of the story, please see a copy of Friday’s Mon Valley Independent,...
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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...

Houser leaves game early with injury as Brewers lose to Pirates, 8-7

In a night filled with extra-base hits and home runs, it’s the health of a Brewers starting pitcher that is dominating the headlines again. Adrian Houser leaving the game with an arm injury, a rookie catcher hitting three home runs and the Brewers falling in love with leadoff doubles are the headlines as the Brewers lose game one to the Pirates, 8-7.

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.

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...

SEBCO Pool directors consider upgrades

While annual improvements are made at the 56-year-old SEBCO Pool in Jefferson Township’s Laura Doerr Park, major repairs are needed to keep the pool open moving into the future. Greg Bauer, president of the SEBCO Pool board of directors, said Jefferson Township supervisors commissioned a pool study last year...

Brewers lose to Pittsburgh, lose Adrian Houser to injury

Milwaukee fell 8-7 Thursday night in Pittsburgh but may have also lost another starting pitcher for an extended period. Adrian Houser left the game in the third inning with right elbow tightness. Manager Craig Counsell said after the game that the righty would head back to Milwaukee to be examined further and would be put on the injured list. The Brewers are already without Freddy Peralta and fill-in starter Aaron Ashby, while they just got Brandon Woodruff back after a month on the IL.

Mo Jazz Music Festival

Mo Jazz Music Festival Welcome to the Mo Jazz Music Festival. Here at Jazz Forward Initiative, Inc. we have expanded our search to include local, regional, and truly national bands performing live at our FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and family friendly event. Hope you like the performances.