After he was shot and paralyzed by Pittsburgh police during a 2012 traffic stop, Leon Ford sued the officers and the city, alleging his civil rights had been violated. On Tuesday, his civil suit trial ended with a jury clearing one of the officers involved and deadlocking on excessive force charges against the other, the Post-Gazette reports. But the case continues, with the judge expected to schedule a retrial for next year.
Pop quiz: Are you aware Pennsylvania has a separately elected lieutenant governor? It's true! And in 2018, Democrats will have a choice between current office holder, Mike Stack, and at least two other candidates. Why should you care about this race? We asked them.
The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins visited the White House on Tuesday, after weeks of a roiling debate at the intersection of professional sports and presidential politics — a debate the Pens largely sought to avoid. The team was greeted by an ebullient President Trump, who called them "true champions and incredible patriots." Trump also joked that co-owner Ron Burkle should help him renegotiate NAFTA and at one point seemed to confuse hockey with baseball. Watch here, with the action starting around the 48-minute mark. Meanwhile, this SB Nation piece says that despite the team's best efforts, the Trump visit was overtly political — making pawns of the Penguins and restless spectators of their fans.
A troupe of purring performers will ride skateboards, jump through hoops and perform in their band "Tuna and the Rock Cats." A portion of the proceeds will benefit foster and rescue efforts. The cats are in town from Oct. 11 through Oct. 15 with various performance times.
Where: Bricolage Theater at 937 Liberty Ave., 1st floor (Downtown)
When: October 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to October 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
How much: $23
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As a college graduate, Jeffrey Dorsey was living in Highland Park and eyeing a dilapidated church across the street. He dreamed of buying the property and turning it into a community asset, one centered on artists and the arts. Fifteen years later and Dorsey's Union Project is still going strong there. It's also bringing an East End community together — in more ways than one, WESA reports.
After a fierce two-week competition, 16 pizza shops triumphed in our search for Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Pizza. Today we whittle the field down to 8, with your help, of course. Voting for this latest round closes at 10 this morning. Vote here (you can even do it while eating pizza — we won't judge), and come back Saturday to see who made it to the Elite Eight.