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Steelers Cut Former Ohio State Buckeyes Star Today

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced eight roster moves on Monday, signing four undrafted rookies from the team's weekend minicamp. As a result, Pittsburgh had to release four players to make room. One of them was veteran linebacker John Simon. Simon, 31, appeared in one game with the Steelers last season, playing...
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Gas prices impacting Memorial Day vacations

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Gas prices are continuing to climb to new records every day. Have you stopped to think about how much it will cost to get to the beach this summer? According to AAA, more people are expected to take vacations this year after the last two years of the pandemic and restrictions. Most people will be driving.  Currently gas is $4.57 a gallon in the U.S. In Pennsylvania, it's $4.74 a gallon and $4.67 in Pittsburgh.  "It's crazy. It's tough for everyone," Jeff Cohen said.  There's no sign of gas prices coming down anytime soon. In fact, expect them...
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Former Dollar General manager accused of stealing more than $17,000

GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — Police say a former Dollar General manager stole more than $17,000 from a store."One of his responsibilities was to take the money at the end of the shift as the night drop and deposit it in an ATM machine," trooper Stephen Limani said.According to investigators, Austin Rider chose to keep the cash on May 4 from the Salem Township store. He wrote a note saying he took the money and disappeared."The whole plan behind it was he was going to take the girl he was dating, their child together, and they were going to go across the country," Limani said.A few days later, investigators said Rider called another manager at Dollar General, saying he wanted to give back some of the money. What happened to the rest?"When they were trying to get him to return the money, the statements were made that the money was given away to other people," Limani said.Police caught up with him on May 13. He is now awaiting his preliminary hearing on theft charges. KDKA-TV stopped by Rider's Jeannette home on Wednesday to speak to his family, but we were told to leave.
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Antonio Brown's latest tweet has Steelers fans talking

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Just five words long, Antonio Brown's latest social media post has turned the Twitterverse upside down. His "Just Wanna Retire a Steeler" tweet at 12:04 p.m. had surpasssed a combined 10,000 reactions, likes and retweets by 12:30 p.m. (Story continues below the tweet) After a few commenters...
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North Allegheny shortstop Cole Young is a top MLB Draft prospect

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Western Pennsylvania is known as a hotbed for high school football talent but not so much in baseball. That could change this summer because of a student at North Allegheny High School who could hear his name called early in the Major League Baseball draft.North Allegheny senior Cole Young has been a known commodity in the baseball world for years. As a freshman, he accepted a scholarship to play shortstop at Duke. But in the past few years, he's drawn a lot of attention from the pro ranks and will need to decide which route he takes this...
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Sandcastle Water Park opens Saturday with new improvements

WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. (KDKA) - Sandcastle Water Park opens this weekend and is promising a better, brighter and fresher experience than ever before.Sandcastle has been teasing the improvements to the park on social media for weeks. KDKA got a walkthrough on Wednesday to see some of the changes in person as crews add some of those finishing touches. Some of the updates include fresh coats of paint on all the slides and around the park and a full event schedule throughout the summer with an Out of School, Into the Pool event for kids, a new concert series, a day of breweries and food trucks, plus night swims on Friday nights.There's also the unveiling of a hair-raising new slide called Bombs Away, promising a rush of adrenaline for thrill seekers as they plummet into the pool. Bombs Away will be unveiled later this season.Opening weekend is this Saturday.  
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3 Pittsburgh Penguins Not Expected Back in 2022-23

The Pittsburgh Penguins had their season ripped out of their hands by Artemi Panarin and the New York Rangers in overtime on Sunday. The team battled all season long and overcame injury after injury, displaying a ‘next man up’ mentality throughout the entire regular season and into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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Spotted! These Celebs Cheered on the New York Rangers Yesterday

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full-swing, and New York Rangers' fans got to experience one of the most dramatic moments anywhere in sports: a Game 7, at home. Madison Square Garden was the backdrop, as the Rangers battled the Pittsburgh Penguins for a spot in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Rangers' fans have been loud and proud this entire season, and that was definitely the case in the stands at MSG yesterday.
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Steelers QB Kenny Pickett tops list of rookies in best situation to succeed

NFL.com recently released a list of the top-10 rookies in the best situation to succeed in 2022 and beyond. Here’s why Steelers QB Kenny Pickett was number one. There were many questions about Kenny Pickett prior to the 2022 NFL Draft and whether or not he was the quarterback that would be the best fit to land with the Pittsburgh Steelers. While some pointed to his familiarity with the team and playing at Heinz Field over the past five seasons at Pitt, others questioned his tiny hands, fumble issues, and lack of overall arm talent.
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Should the Steelers agree to one final request from Antonio Brown?

Antonio Brown has pleaded to retire as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but has the former All-Pro receiver burned too many bridges?. It wasn’t all that long ago that fans thought we were seeing a Hall of Fame career unfold before our eyes. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was a legend in the making. He defied the odds to become one of the most successful late-round draft choices in the history of the NFL.
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Man sentenced to over 17 years in Mac Miller's overdose death

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A man was sentenced to more than 17 years in jail for his role in supplying the fentanyl-laced pills that led to rapper Mac Miller's fatal overdose.The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Stephen Walter was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison, CBS Los Angeles reported. Walter pleaded guilty last year to providing counterfeit pills to Miller before he died of an accidental overdose in his California home in 2018.Walter was one of three people charged in Miller's death. According to papers filed in Los Angeles federal court, CBS LA reported the pills traveled from Walter to Ryan Reavis, who supplied the counterfeit oxycodone pills to Cameron Pettit before he sold the drugs to Miller.Reavis pleaded guilty to the distribution charge and was sentenced in April to almost 11 years in jail, CBS LA reported, while the case against Pettit is still pending. Miller, a Pittsburgh native whose real name was Malcolm James Myers McCormick, was a beloved and respected figure among hip-hop fans.  
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