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As Violence Continues To Spike On The South Side, Community Leaders Call For Change

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Community leaders and law enforcement are calling for change after two separate shootings in South Side on Friday. Many people in the city are sick and tired of the violence, including Rev. Eileen Smith who is the executive director of the South Pittsburgh Coalition for Peace. “So fed up, this was such an egregious crime, heartless, coldhearted,” said Rev. Smith. On Friday night around 6:45 p.m., 29-year-old Darian Simpkins from Homestead was shot and killed right in front of children who were playing football for the Southside Bears on Quarry Field in the South Side Slopes. “It has to stop. We...
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Analysis: The fastest cars in a given Cup race are winning less often

Having the fastest car in a NASCAR race does not guarantee victory. This has been especially true in 2021. Generally, the fastest car in a given Cup Series race is victorious 40% of the time, a rule of thumb dating back to the inception of NASCAR Loop Data in 2005. Given the series, this rate makes sense. While a speed ranking is indeed the statistic most correlative with finishing position, Cup Series races often last 400 miles or longer, lending to positional jostles influenced by strategy, driver talent or culminating scenarios which might halt an obvious winner.
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'Before you’d have fistfights ... now you see guns.' Recent shootings leave South Side on edge.

Claire Pro has lived in Pittsburgh for 15 years, but early Friday morning was the first time she’d heard gunfire. Her third-floor windows were open to let in fresh air overnight when she and her husband heard sirens coming up and down South 18th Street around 1:30 a.m. in the South Side Flats. Through neighbors on social media, she learned there were three shootings right down the road.
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Homestead man killed in latest South Side shooting

A Homestead man was killed Friday when gunfire again erupted in Pittsburgh’s South Side, less than 24 hours after a string of shootings that city law enforcement called a concerning escalation of violence in the neighborhood. The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said 29-year-old Darian Simpkins was pronounced dead on...
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WWII Vet gets home back from the City of Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH — Family friends and the community stepped up to make sure a 97-year-old World War II veteran in Ellsworth gets to keep his beloved home. “The most important thing for him is that he wants to leave it to his family you know he doesn’t want it taken away,” said Carol Lyons, a friend of WWII vet.