In 2014, Alex Hribal took two kitchen knives from home and used them to slash and stab 20 students and a security guard inside Franklin Regional High School. No one was killed. On Tuesday, Hribal pleaded guilty to 43 related felony counts. He's due to be sentenced in the coming months, at which point he faces up to 800 years in prison. His attorneys will ask that a judge sentence him to between 30 and 60 years, TribLive reports.
As soon as today, Pittsburgh's Art Commission is expected to offer its recommendation on what should happen to the city's embattled Stephen Foster statue — one critics call racist and a blemish on Pittsburgh's increasingly progressive public persona. But government emails obtained by The Incline indicate Pitt and Carnegie Museums did not want the statue in their facilities as recently as August, raising the question of who might take it if the commission recommends its relocation. Catch up here on the controversy.
Where are Pittsburgh's illegal guns coming from? It often remains difficult to tell, at least for members of the public. City officials have traditionally been slow to release information on the sources of illegal guns, arguing that the information is either banned from release by federal law or state law or that the data simply isn't compiled, according to PublicSource. Meanwhile, cities like Chicago and New York regularly issue robust reports on illegal gun sources. So what's preventing Pittsburgh from doing the same?
|What||Head to this Pittsburgh Entrepreneurs Forum event to learn the pros and cons of the different pathways to permanent U.S. residency for immigrant entrepreneurs. Speakers are David Kalson, chair of the emerging business group, and Larry Lebowitz, chair of the immigration group, both of Cohen & Grigsby. Food is provided by CMU. Students who register in advance get in free with student ID.|
|Where||CMU Gates/Hillman Center, room 6115 at 4902 Forbes Ave. (Squirrel Hill)|
|When||October 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm|
|How much||$25 general | $15 for students at the door | Free for students in advance|
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We've entered the homestretch of our quest to crowd source the answer to this one burning question: What is Pittsburgh's ultimate pizza? We're down to four contenders and need you to help us whittle it down to just the Top Two. You can vote here. But don't wait for this slice to cool, because voting closes at 10 a.m. Thursday.