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MLB investigating Pirates’ Rodolfo Castro after cell phone fell out on bases

Major League Baseball may be giving Rodolfo Castro a phone call.  The league is reportedly looking into the bizarre incident that transpired during Tuesday’s Pirates-Diamondbacks game, in which a cell phone fell out of Castro’s back pocket as he slid into third base.  According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Castro is “technically in violation of MLB’s regulation prohibiting electronic devices on the field or in the dugout,” with the lone exception being MLB-approved iPads. It is unknown if Castro will face discipline from the league.  After the game, Castro expressed remorse for the incident, maintaining that it was “very unintentional.”  “I don’t think there’s...
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Pittsburgh Labor Day parade returns

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, Pittsburgh's Labor Day parade is coming back. "We're excited to announce that organized labor will be BACK on the streets of Pittsburgh for the 2022 Labor Day Parade!" the Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council said on Twitter. The parade is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 5. Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade usually draws about 200,000 people every year and is one of the biggest in the country. It was canceled in both 2020 and 2021. The Labor Day Weekend of Service will also continue, kicking off with a blood drive on Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

TSA stops Washington County man with handgun at Pittsburgh Airport checkpoint

PITTSBURGH –Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers detected a loaded handgun in the carry-on bag of a Washington County, Pa., man at the Pittsburgh International Airport security checkpoint early Monday morning, August 8. The 9mm gun was packed in the traveler’s backpack. There were two other situations at area airports where TSA stopped travelers who had […]

What’s NEXT for Pittsburgh's Tony Norman?

A two-page spread in Sunday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, made up of adieu missives to former columnist Tony Norman, reinforces his complex profile. In his serenade, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey hails Norman, who's leaving the paper for another local publication, as a voice for unity, while, in an adjacent column, retired P-G columnist Brian O’Neil casts his former colleague as a necessary disruptor. Each of the four other tributes highlights, in some way, Norman’s ability to embody both roles simultaneously.

Steelers with soaring stock in recent training camp practices

Pittsburgh has really revved things up in their third week of Steelers training camp. Here are four players with soaring stock in recent practices. I know that this is just practice, but I have seen training camp performances translate well to the regular season in the past. I remember watching Ryan Shazier dominate at Steelers training camp firsthand only to see him become an X-Factor on the field early in his career. The same could be said about players like T.J. Watt and Martavis Bryant.
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Steelers training camp: George Pickens hype soars as rookie receiver continues to shine

NFL training camps have somewhat of a throwback feel, and not just because some of the teams -- the Pittsburgh Steelers included -- conduct camp at a remote location miles away from hustle and bustle of the city they reside in. Fans and media attending practice are not allowed to record anything they see during live drills, which means that fans at home are resigned to media tweets and a few fan videos from the stands that find their way onto social media.

Rodolfo Castro’s on-field MLB phone flub a relatable moment

PHOENIX (AP) — The moment was hilarious because it was so relatable. Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro and third base coach Mike Rabelo stood and stared, mortified, at a smartphone that had mistakenly made its way onto a Major League Baseball field on Tuesday night. Even third base umpire Adam Hamari had the perfect reaction, pointing at the phone that came flying out of Castro’s back pocket during a head-first slide, trying not to giggle at the absurdity of the situation.

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp

Jul 27, 2022; Latrobe, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan (left) and quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky (10) and Kenny Pickett (8) and offensive coordinator Matt Canada (in white) and head coach Mike Tomlin (right) participate in training camp at Chuck Noll Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Westmoreland municipal authority moves forward with water, sewer upgrades

More than $2 million in upgrades, including water line replacements in Murrysville, were approved Wednesday by the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County. The authority will spend more than $1.3 million to replace a water line on Murry Highlands Circle and McWilliams Road that serves about 50 customers. Officials said the new pipeline will replace cast iron water lines.
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Pirates' Rodolfo Castro has phone fall out of pocket on slide

Rodolfo Castro must have forgotten to take his phone out of his pocket after getting called up from Triple-A on Tuesday. The Pirates' infielder's phone fell out of his pocket when he slid into third base during a 6-4 loss to the Diamondbacks. The play happened during the fourth inning, in which Castro ran from first to third on a single by Oneil Cruz. Castro dove head first, safely, into third, with his phone falling out of his back pocket.

Allegheny County election officials debate future of ballot drop boxes, satellite voting centers

Allegheny County took several steps to address high voter turnout anticipated in the 2020 election, launching mail-in ballot information campaigns, satellite voting offices and ballot drop boxes, but those methods haven’t been brought back. At Wednesday’s Allegheny County Election Board meeting in Downtown Pittsburgh, Department of Administrative Services Director...

Tarentum spray park closed for repairs

There won’t be any splashing at the popular spray pad in Tarentum this week. The section of Riverview Memorial Park remains closed while officials work to repair an electrical problem. “Hopefully, we can have it up and running by the weekend,” Council President Scott Dadowski said. The water...

Pittsburgh celebrates Black Philanthropy Month with $10 million initiative

August was designated as Black Philanthropy Month in 2011, created by Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland and the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network to commemorate the United Nations International Year and Decade for People of African Descent. As part of this worldwide celebration, 16 arts and cultural organizations across Pittsburgh have been selected to receive a combined $10 million of support through a partnership between The Heinz Endowments and the Ford Foundation, all administered by the POISE Foundation.