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Environmentalists decry U.S. Supreme Court limiting EPA's power to regulate emissions

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In a ruling decried by local environmentalists, the U.S. Supreme Court has curtailed federal powers to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The court ruled Thursday that the Obama administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency overstepped their bounds with a plan to cap emissions at coal-fired power plants and steer energy production to wind and solar.The Cheswick Generating Station has been shut down, and that's just fine with Heather Loebig, who lives just a block away. "I especially enjoy the plant being shut down because I don't have to clean my porch off every day," Loebig said.In the past decade,...
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Legal experts hail swearing in of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson as historic in multiple ways

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The United States Supreme Court has a new member.With the oath taken at noon on Thursday, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson became Justice Jackson."We have a new historic moment to celebrate, and that is our first Black woman on the Supreme Court," said Prof. Amy Wildermuth, dean of the University of Pittsburgh Law School."This is an amazing day, especially as a Black woman attorney," said Regina Wilson, secretary of the Allegheny County Bar Association."I am thrilled, but not just me. The entire country should be so proud," said Prof. Jalila Jefferson-Bullock, a former Duquesne Law School professor now...

AAA says nearly 48 million people will travel over Fourth of July weekend

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The holiday weekend is almost here, and AAA expects almost pre-pandemic crowds at the airports and on the roads. AAA said almost 48 million people will be traveling over the holiday weekend. AAA said travelers should be patient.For the most part, there was an ebb and flow to the airport Thursday with people traveling. A Pittsburgh International Airport spokesperson said about 145,000 people are expected to come through the airport over the next few days. That's 90% of what we saw at this time in 2019.  Some simple things to make sure that your day is stress-free include...

PA court blocks governor's bridge tolling plan

A state court on Thursday permanently blocked Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, siding with three Pittsburgh-area municipalities that argued that his administration had violated procedures in getting to the advanced stage of considering the idea. A panel of...

Pittsburgh group starts initiative to close gender pay gap

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A Pittsburgh group has started an initiative to close the gender pay gap.The group, Black Women's Policy Agenda, says it's time to level up and says although the gender wage gap has decreased slightly over the years, it's not enough. The group says it's not only about talking through the wage gap, but also about building policies and practices that solidify equal pay. Black Women's Policy Agenda highlighted a 2019 gender equity report that showed in Pittsburgh, Black women only made 54 cents on the dollar compared to white men. The women's group says that's unacceptable and has outlined a list of goals they believe should be achieved for every company to equalize pay between men and women.The group says they plan on holding workshops for companies to help work through the gender wage gap and make clear what they believe needs to be done to achieve that. For more information, click here.
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Police investigating armed carjacking at East Liberty Target

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are investigating a carjacking in Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood. Police were called Thursday to the Target store on Penn Avenue around 7 p.m. for a report of a carjacking, Pittsburgh Public Safety said. The victim told police that two armed individuals demanded their vehicle. The...

Furries return to Pittsburgh for Anthrocon

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - The furries are back in Pittsburgh. Anthrocon has returned for the first time since the pandemic. "It is like coming home after far too long an absence," said Samuel Conway, CEO of Anthrocon.Costumes and real-life animal roleplay will line the streets as furries and Anthrocon return to Pittsburgh. "When you see the Anthrocon and the furries come back to town, it almost signals, we're here, we did it, we're back, let's celebrate together," said Susan Klein with Visit Pittsburgh.For 15 years now, animators, artists and costumers have been coming to the city for workshops and seminars and a particular...

Milwaukee Brewers' Adrian Houser leaves start against Pittsburgh Pirates due to elbow tightness

PITTSBURGH -- Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Adrian Houser left Thursday night's game against Pittsburgh in the third inning with right elbow tightness. After walking Daniel Vogelbach with one out, Houser was visited on the mound by manager Craig Counsell and an athletic trainer. Houser then left following a brief conversation and was relieved by Brent Suter.

Which Steelers are on the hot seat for the 2022 season?

Brian rejoins Joe to start digging into who is in danger on the Steelers roster this upcoming season. There are a number of players who are operating under short contracts, but are all of those athletes in jeopardy?. And is every member that’s on the proverbial “hot seat” someone who...

Out-of-county woman charged with local homicide; another likely sought

UPDATED: An Ellwood City woman has been charged with homicide in Butler County, but charging documents indicate another may have pulled the trigger. State police filed charges over the weekend against Nicole L. Schwartz, 36, who was arraigned Saturday morning by District Judge Lewis Stoughton on two counts of homicide in relation to the death of Frederick Orr, 32, of Columbus.

Report: No 'robust' trade market for Steelers QB Mason Rudolph

It's understood in the final hours of June that the Pittsburgh Steelers would name free-agent signing Mitchell Trubisky their starting quarterback for Week 1 if they had to make that call today. Additionally, career backup Mason Rudolph would probably be second on the depth chart for such a figurative game, which would leave first-round draft selection and Pittsburgh Panthers product Kenny Pickett an inactive observer.

Steelers' Kenny Pickett has fourth-best selling NFL jersey of 2022

Pretty much every report and update on the subject says that the Pittsburgh Steelers will be starting free-agent acquisition Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback over first-round draft selection Kenny Pickett and career backup Mason Rudolph for at least Week 1 in September. If the season started today, Pickett likely would be third on the depth chart and an inactive spectator.

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.

Ranking Steelers top 3 options with WR Diontae Johnson

The Pittsburgh Steelers need to make a decision soon on Diontae Johnson’s contract extension. Here are the top three options they could choose. The NFL’s wide receiver market spiraled out of control rather quickly this offseason. Soon after former Cardinals slot receiver, Christian Kirk inked a four-year $72 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, All-Pro receiver, Davante Adams, was traded to the Raiders and signed a massive five-year, $140 million contract — paying him $28 million per season.

Tax Fraud Blotter: Everybody dance now

Pawn king; tell us where it hurts; check’s not in the mail; and other highlights of recent tax cases. Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Tax preparer Guy Telfort has pleaded guilty to criminal contempt for continuing to prepare and file returns with the IRS in violation of a federal court order barring him from doing so.

Game Thread #78: Milwaukee Brewers (44-33) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (30-45)

The Brewers cap off June by going up to sunny Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to start a four-game series against the Pirates. Tonight, Adrian Houser gets the start for the Brewers against JT Brubaker. Houser enters the game with a 4-8 record, 4.50 ERA, and 1.45 WHIP while Brubaker has a 4.14 ERA, and 1.43 WHIP along with his 1-7 record.

Steelers look to fix blemish with a CB in recent 2023 NFL mock draft

The Steelers have not had a good track record when it comes to drafting cornerbacks, but here’s why they look to fix that in a recent 2023 NFL mock draft. If there is one position Steelers fans typically want Pittsburgh to avoid like the plague in the NFL Draft, it’s cornerback. Admittedly, this franchise has really struggled when it comes to finding quality cornerbacks with high draft investments, so their fears are somewhat justified.