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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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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 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. 

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.

Pitt fetal research, Paterno statue figure in Pa. budget debate

A proposal to require Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities to promise they are not conducting research or experiments with fetal tissue from elective abortions was added to a state budget bill by House Republicans on Monday. The chamber voted 108-92, with three Republicans crossing party lines, for the amendment to...

Analysis: Pirates make small strides, with a long way to go

In a season of experimentation, the Pittsburgh Pirates have used 53 players to get through 72 games. If that sounds like a lot of guys, it is. The Pirates (29-43 before their game Monday night against the Washington Nationals) are one of only five teams since 1933 to employ 53 or more players before the All-Star break. Which, by the way, is still three weeks and a day away.

Police: Missing girl reported in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Police are seeking help finding a missing 11-year-old girl. Public Safety officials said Kamarah Sanders was last seen at 3 a.m. June 27 leaving a residence on Carver Street in Larimer. She is Black with dark hair, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds. Officials said...

Tom Purcell: Why we oooh and aaah on the Fourth of July

It’s been way too long since I lit a sparkler as the sun goes down on the Fourth of July. I’ve enjoyed many daylong celebrations with friends and family on the Fourth in many different ways, but they usually end with a gathering on a hill or a parking lot where we have an excellent view of the fireworks staged by one of several local communities.

Two new members appointed to Woodland Hills School Board

Woodland Hills School Board has two new members. Laura Arthrell and Mike Rensland were both appointed to the board recently. Rensland, of Edgewood, fills the Region 2 vacancy created by Marilyn Scott’s resignation. The term ends next year. The region includes Braddock, Edgewood, Rankin and Swissvale. Rensland, is a...

Pittsburgh Pirates: 8th Inning Home Run Leads to 1-Run Loss

Monday night the Pittsburgh Pirates kicked off their three-game series in Washington D.C. by suffering a gut punch of a loss. Bad baseball teams have a way of managing to lose baseball games they should not lose. That has been the case for the Pittsburgh Pirates on their current road trip, a road trip they are now off to an 0-4 start on.

Juice from 2 rookies not enough in Pirates' 3-2 loss to Nationals

Rookies Oneil Cruz and Miguel Yajure, players who could be a big part of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ future, tried to take care of the present Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. But they needed help the rest of the team couldn’t provide. After Yajure and Cruz...

David Lawrence Scott – Donora, formerly of Speers Hill, Pa.

David Lawrence Scott, 75, of Donora, formerly of Speers Hill, Pa., passed away peacefully on June 24, 2022. He was born on July 2, 1946, son of the late William and Pearl Scott, also of Speers Hill. David’s career was as an English teacher for Elizabeth Forward High School, and he chaired its English department. He served as a member and president of Christ Lutheran Church’s board for many years. David was an avid supporter of many charitable organizations. His love of felines was always on display at his home, where he adopted and cared for many of the strays in the neighborhood. Surviving to cherish Dave’s memory are his brothers, William R. Scott and wife Colleen Scott and Ronald R. Scott; aunt, Pat Fee and Sam Fee; nieces and nephews, Christopher Scott, William R. Scott, Kelly Scott, Lauren Scott and Connor Scott; and close friend, Jerry Swope. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at HOGAN-MELENYZER FUNERAL HOME, (formerly Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home), 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, PA 15022. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2022. Interment will follow at Belle Vernon Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at