A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette investigation into the 1899 lynching of David Pierce, a black man who was said to have killed a white man in Fayette County, turned up this startling revelation: the lynching never happened. The error appears to have originated in news reports from papers outside of Pittsburgh. "Mr. Pierce’s death has been recorded as a lynching in nearly all of the most authoritative lists compiled over the years, starting in 1899 when the Chicago Tribune included it in the paper’s annual lynching list," the Post-Gazette reported. While it's likely that there are other errors of this kind on lists of lynching victims, underreporting is also a problem.
Mayor Bill Peduto said he needs another four years, maybe eight to do everything he wants to do, reported the Tribune-Review. On his list of goals? Money to repave streets and improve city buildings, an affordable housing trust fund and more. And Peduto said no matter what, his longterm plan is staying in Pittsburgh. "This is my dream job."
Parking at the Mon Wharf is closed until further notice because of flooding concerns, Pittsburgh Parking Authority announced Sunday. But don't panic too much, you have other options, reported the Post-Gazette. You can catch up here on other traffic restrictions that might mess with your upcoming travel plans too.
Ki Ramen will pop up in Garfield, serving a "vegetable curry miso ramen with smoked tofu" and a "braised beef ramen with onsen (hot spring) egg." You can also add your choice of "bomb": chili butter or smoked bone marrow horse radish.
Where: Ramen at Shio at 5523 Penn Ave. (Garfield)
When: December 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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Leo Plunkett attended Duquesne University between 1934 and 1937 before the Depression forced him to drop out. Just a few years later, he was fighting in World War II, the Tribune-Review reported. He never graduated from Duquesne, but it was a special place for him: "It's where his wife, son and grandson earned degrees. It's where his granddaughter is a member of the Best Buddies program. It's where he was married." On Friday, Duquesne gave the 100-year-old Plunkett an honorary doctorate. “While I've always been a Duke at heart,” he said, according to the Trib, “I'm proud to now have a degree from Duquesne University.”
The Hill District rooster aka the Wylie Avenue rooster aka Rudy is living his best life in St. Louis. After months of evading capture, the bird was rescued by Frank Cantone, a volunteer rooster lover. Almost a month after leaving Pittsburgh, Rudy's new life includes hanging out in the house, standing on the furniture and getting cuddles on the couch, as photos posted by KDKA show. That's a very lucky bird.