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6-year-old boy shoots himself in the head in Hazelwood

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A 6-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head in Pittsburgh's Hazelwood neighborhood.Pittsburgh Public Safety says police and EMS responded Sunday to the 400 block of Johnston Avenue for reports of a boy shot in the head.He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Officials do not know how the boy got the gun, but it appears to be a tragic accident. Police are investigating.
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Billy Porter serves as CMU graduation keynote speaker

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Sunday was a big day for Carnegie Mellon University students. It was graduation day, and joining them on stage was actor and Pittsburgh native Billy Porter. He graduated from the university's School of Drama in 1991 and returned to be the keynote speaker on Sunday. Porter also received an honorary degree. Carnegie Mellon says it gives them to "individuals whose life and work serve as an inspiration to students, faculty and staff."
Sporting News

Was this the last ride for the Penguins' core? Pittsburgh players react to possible swan song of group

The Penguins knew this could be the final ride of their core group coming into the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs and wanted to give it one final go at the Cup. Ultimately, the effort ended early in the postseason, as the club lost in overtime of Game 7 to the Rangers. Pittsburgh not only blew a 3-1 series lead, but were up 2-0 in both Games 5 and 6, in addition to holding a 3-2 lead with less than six minutes left in the third period of the final game.

Dan’s Daily: Three Game 7s Coming, Ripping the NHL Over Crosby Incident

It seems the New York Rangers fans found the Jacob Trouba hit on Sidney Crosby to be just fine. They didn’t actually say that, so much as battle Pittsburgh Penguins fans all day via social media on the merits of Sidney Crosby getting all of the calls, Evgeni Malkin being a dirty player, and Igor Shesterkin’s near-death experience with Jeff Carter in Game 2. The NHL declined to punish Trouba, the Penguins recalled some insurance as Crosby’s status for Game 6 is uncertain, and Dave Molinari came out swinging in his latest column…

Jordan Addison Schedules 2 More Visits: Fans React

Pittsburgh wide receiver transfer Jordan Addison is getting quite a bit of attention as he weighs his options for the 2022 season. According to college football insider Pete Thamel, Addison has two new visits scheduled in the near future. He's reportedly set to meet with the USC Trojans sometime in the upcoming days, then visit with Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

One NFL draft criticism still stirs the ‘hate’ in Steelers star Najee Harris

Steelers running back Najee Harris laughed when he learned that Pro Football Focus declared him the worst first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. “Well, everybody’s entitled to their opinion,” Harris told The Post, laughing. “I hate PFF too.” The 24-year-old Harris said he doesn’t care to give attention to those who “believe stereotypes” that running backs are unappealing first-round draft picks. The Alabama product was selected with the No. 24 overall pick by Pittsburgh in last year’s draft. Harris had a breakout rookie season, in which he made the Pro Bowl, earned a spot on the NFL All-Rookie team...

Notre Dame Baseball Wins Series Over Pittsburgh

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball team returned to the field this weekend after a week off, welcoming the Pittsburgh Panthers to South Bend for their final home series of the season. Notre Dame won the first two games before falling in game three before heading out on the road for the final four games of the regular season. With the two wins, Notre Dame remains on top of the ACC Atlantic Division with a tough road trip ahead.
The Hockey News

Rangers Win Game 7 Thriller, Advance to Second Round

What a night on Broadway. The New York Rangers blew the roof off of Madison Square Garden on Sunday night as Artemi Panarin scored the overtime winner against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins to send his team to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2017.

‘Bad blood’ rumors surfacing around Ben Roethlisberger and Steelers

Did Big Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers have a bad breakup? According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in a Q&A with readers, writer Gerry Dulac was asked if there was “bad blood” between the Steelers and Big Ben. “I would say it’s very very safe to assume that,” Dulac said. But why? Roethlisberger announced his retirement in January after spending his entire 18 season NFL career as a Steeler. His exit included an emotional video tribute to the team, which he called “home.” On the surface, it didn’t seem as though there was visible tension between the Roethlisberger and the Steelers. Yet, there was...

SWAT team surrounds home in South Park

SOUTH PARK (KDKA) - An overnight SWAT situation unfolded overnight at a home in the South Hills. Neighbors along Overhill Street woke up to police and SWAT lining their street. The South Park Police chief tells KDKA officers were called to the scene for reports of a domestic incident. They thought the man they were looking for was inside the home but after a few hours of investigation, they learned he was not. The investigation continues. Stay With For More Details

Kenny Pickett headlines first day of Steelers rookie minicamp

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- All eyes were on Kenny Pickett on Friday's first day of rookie minicamp. The Steelers first-round draft pick -- the only quarterback selected in the first round of last month's NFL Draft -- told reporters afterward that he's not necessarily coming in cold to a brand new offense. The former University of Pittsburgh quarterback played under quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson for two years in college. Watson's playbook was influenced by that of his predecessor Matt Canada, who is now the Steelers offensive coordinator.(Story continues below the tweet)  "I feel pretty good with what we have...

Tigers claim left-handed reliever off waivers from Pirates

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers claimed veteran left-handed reliever Sam Howard off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. Howard was optioned to Triple-A Toledo but could be an option for bullpen depth in Detroit later in the year. The Tigers made the claim to take advantage of one of...

West Virginia Lands Huge Texas Transfer

Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers just got a lot better!. Tre Mitchell, a 6’9 forward/center originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has committed to play for the Mountaineers. Mitchell played for the Texas Longhorns last season, but prior to joining Texas, Mitchell was dominant at UMASS, where...