Pittsburgh's college students will soon be back on campus. But before classes start, we decided to take a look at campus crime. With data from the Pa. Uniform Crime Reporting System, we dug into the overall crime rates and more for the city's four-year colleges in 2014-15. Can you guess which had no reported crimes? And which had the highest crime rate? Read on.
Gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner recently said "80 percent of the school tax bills in the state of Pennsylvania went up over last year.” Where did that number come from? His team said he was acting on a “guess." Turns out he was actually pretty close, according to our latest PolitiFact Pennsylvania fact-check.
At at time of almost constant negative publicity involving airlines and air travel, this story about an airline employee's generous gesture toward a panicked Pittsburgh-area cancer survivor may re-instill your faith in the airline industry — and possibly mankind in general. Stacy Hurt told Pittsburgh Magazine about how Southwest Sarah came to her rescue: "She's a sweetheart."
|What||Celebrate all things Irish through music, food and dancing at the 27th annual Celtic Celebration. Other activities include an intro into Irish genealogy, cultural Hedge school, and a chance to hang out with Irish pups, such as setters, wolfhounds.|
|Where||Riverplex at Sandcastle at 1000 Sandcastle Dr. (West Homestead)|
|When||September 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm to September 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm|
|How much||Ticket prices vary|
|What||Printers will be ready for smashing at Row House Cinema, offering a chance to act out "Office Space's" iconic scene. Each participant gets a few hits until printers run out. Guests who bring their own printer get a free small popcorn (but will not get their printers back, obviously). After all of that, which begins at 6 p.m., the movie starts at 7:10 p.m.|
|Where||Row House Cinema at 4115 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)|
|When||August 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm|
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For The Incline's Who’s Next: Health class, sponsored by Thrival Innovation + Music Festival, we want to tell everyone about the up-and-coming wave of health professionals making their mark on the city. But we need your help first. If you know one of these people, let us know. Nominations are underway now and can be made here.
Rep. Mike Doyle, a Democrat, says immigrants have been propping up the Pittsburgh metro region for years. For that reason, he told Pittsburgh City Paper a Trump-backed immigration overhaul presents unique risks for the Steel City. "While we are getting more people, especially young people, interested in the STEM fields, but as we speak today, there is still a critical shortage," Doyle told the alt-weekly.