Today, Antwon Rose II's family and friends will gather in Rankin to celebrate what would have been his 18th birthday, less than a month after he was fatally shot by a police officer who has since been charged with criminal homicide. Organizers say the event is not a protest, but a celebration of a young life lost. They also say Rose's mother wanted the company on this day in particular. The event is free and open to the public.
Arnold City Council this week voted to ask the Pennsylvania Senate and Gov. Tom Wolf to oust Mayor Karen Peconi, who remains under fire weeks after she suggested on Facebook that water cannons be turned on protesters following Rose's death. Under Pennsylvania law, only the state Senate and governor can remove an elected official from office, making the Commonwealth one of the toughest places in the country to do so. Here we look at how the process works and what's likely to happen.
- About 100 Uber self-driving vehicle operators were told Wednesday that their jobs were being eliminated. They'll be replaced by about 55 “mission specialists,” who are trained for both on-road and test track autonomous operations and will provide more technical feedback to developers. These jobs are open, and Uber said former operators can apply. (Quartz)
- Cameron McLay, Pittsburgh's former top cop, is no longer in the running for that same role in Seattle. He pulled himself from consideration. (Q13 Fox)
- Hollander Project in Braddock, an incubator for local female entrepreneurs from Gisele Fetterman and For Good PGH, officially has a ribbon-cutting date set for its grand opening. (The Incline)
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H 5:30 p.m. July 19 (Greenfield): Honor pittsburgH getting its H back with games, discounts and prizes at HougH's. RSVP Here.
🍎 5:30 p.m. July 25 (Downtown): Celebrate our Who's Next: Education class at a happy hour event in their honor. RSVP here.
Other events you'll love
🗣 7 tonight (Strip District): Hear from a panel of experts and veterans on the topic "Should We Bring Back the Draft?"
🎶 2 p.m. Friday (North Side): Kick off the weekend early at the Deutschtown Music Festival, which continues Saturday.
👓 6 p.m. Friday (Garfield and Lawrenceville): Uhh, find a way ... to celebrate Jeff Goldblum Day.
🎭 10 a.m. Saturday (Carnegie): If you've ever dreamed of being in a play, here's your chance to audition with the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.
🚘 11 a.m. Saturday (Squirrel Hill): Admire vintage cars at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.
💥 1 p.m. Saturday (Downtown): Watch — and listen — as the Fort Pitt Garrison fires the museum’s replica British six-pounder cannon and demonstrates 18th century military drills.
💃 7 p.m. Saturday (Oakland): See a tap dancing dryer lint puppet — yes, you read that right — at this puppetry showcase.