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Robert Morss asks for change of trial venue, says Jan. 6 hearing being televised impacts jury pool

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A former Army Ranger charged with attacking police at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 says the House Select Committee has made it impossible for him to get a fair trial.Robert Morss, of Glenshaw, says the televised hearings have been entirely one-sided and have poisoned the jury pool.Morss is also seeking communications to show possible collusion between the House Committee and the Justice Department.He suggests efforts have been made to paint those present at the Capitol as "murderous orchestrators of an attempted coup."
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Planning Commission talks historic buildings, renovations

The Pittsburgh City Planning Commission held a meeting over Zoom on Tuesday afternoon to hear development and redevelopment proposals for various projects in the city. The Planning Commission discussed three proposed projects during the briefing portion of the meeting, two historical nomination proposals and a plan for renovation. The public could not comment on these projects during this part of the meeting.
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Leanne Ford Set the Scene for Her Nephew’s Groovy Nursery With a Giant Disco Ball

“Of course right away, I thought, where is this little kid going to live?” designer Leanne Ford recalls of the moment she learned her brother and fellow Restored by the Fords costar, Steve Ford, and his wife, Andrea, were expecting his first child. Back in 2019, Steve had turned a 7,000-square-foot warehouse in downtown Pittsburgh into a home for himself…then eventually a home for himself and Andrea. But to add a third person into the mix, even one as tiny as a newborn, would require some strategic planning if they wanted to stay put. “It’s cute to see how the home has evolved. There used to be motorcycles in the living room—now there’s baby stuff,” Leanne adds with a laugh.
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Kennywood's Thunderbolt and Steel Curtain down for repairs heading into holiday weekend

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- If you're planning on heading to Kennywood this week, two of the biggest rides in the park are currently closed.The Thunderbolt and Steel Curtain are both down right now for maintenance.According to KDKA's news partners at the Post-Gazette, the rides are expected to reopen before the end of the season. The park's general manager says they hope to have the Thunderbolt back open for the upcoming holiday weekend.There's no timeline for the repairs on the Steel Curtain. 
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Pittsburgh City Controller Michael Lamb to present 2021 financial report

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Pittsburgh's Controller will address the city's finances on Wednesday, and inside a recent audit, there's a concern over some missing money.Michael Lamb says he has discovered that private employers owe the city a significant amount of money for police services, such as bar owners who hire off-duty police officers.Lamb released the audit of the city's Secondary Employment Fund and will hold a briefing on Wednesday to discuss the audit, as well as to release the city's 2021 Popular Annual Financial Report.The Secondary Employment Fund was established in 2013 to collect money from employers who hire off-duty officers.Those...
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Pirates aim to end 5-game slide, take on the Nationals

Pittsburgh Pirates (29-45, third in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (29-48, fifth in the NL East) PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Mitch Keller (2-5, 4.77 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 55 strikeouts); Nationals: Paolo Espino (0-1, 2.21 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 30 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nationals -130, Pirates +111; over/under is 9 runs.
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Yadiel Hernandez, Patrick Corbin boost Nationals over Pirates

Pinch hitter Yadiel Hernandez smacked a two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Josh Bell beat out an infield hit leading off the eighth against Wil Crowe (3-5). After Nelson Cruz struck...
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2022 NHL Draft preview: the Penguins could sure use some defenders

As part of the meandering series of NHL draft previews on Pensburgh, here’s some of the previous work to get up to speed about the upcoming entry draft:. -Examining possible US National team products for Pittsburgh at pick 21. When Corey Pronman at The Athletic recently reviewed what every...
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Pair of Steelers projected to land on 2022 Offensive All-Rookie Team

Pittsburgh loaded up on offense early in the NFL Draft. Here’s why NFL.com thinks that two Steelers will make the Offensive All-Rookie Team in 2022. It’s that time of year when NFL media outlets are starting to make their predictions for the upcoming 2022 season. As usual, most are once again projecting T.J. Watt to be a top-3 Defensive Player of the Year candidate again this year. But what about potential future honors for members of the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie draft class?
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Want to help people in need of abortions? Here’s how.

Pittsburgh abortion care worker Crystal Grabowski’s Twitter feed is currently full of cries of distress, not only for the local abortion clinics who are being inundated with calls since the collapse of Roe v. Wade, but for patients from nearby states who now have to travel to Pennsylvania to receive a legal abortion.
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Mike Reese Memorial 5K returns this weekend at Mammoth Park

An event that raises money for local athletes with limited financial resources while honoring state Rep. Mike Reese is set to return this weekend. The Mike Reese Memorial 5K — Roast, Run and Family Fun event will take place Sunday at Mammoth Park in Mt. Pleasant Township. “The day...
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Bullpen Improvement is Needed

Although the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting rotation has been quality over the past month-plus, the bullpen has been a let down, but they can improve it. The Pittsburgh Pirates lost their first David Bednar save opportunity last Saturday. Up until that point, the Pirates had a 100% winning percentage when Bednar came in to close the game. Granted, even the likes of Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman blew saves, but that’s the point. There’s a deeper problem that the Pirates need to resolve, and that’s a lack of high-leverage bullpen depth.
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Bottlerocket Social Hall wants to spark a comedy scene in Allentown

Even before the interview begins, the rotary phone connected to the wood-paneled wall rings. “I can't remember the last time I got interrupted by a landline,” I laugh as Bottlerocket Social Hall co-owner and artistic director Chris Copen trots across the bar to answer it as “Pinball Wizard” by The Who plays softly in the background.
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