Flashback to November 2016: The now-president was encouraging his supporters to watch the polls closely, and there were nationwide concerns about voter fraud and voter intimidation. The U.S. Department of Justice sent staff to monitor polling places in Allegheny County and offered voters various ways (hotline, fax, email and online form) to report possible violations of voting laws. Here are the three things that Allegheny County voters complained about most.
NFL teams violated federal laws about prescription drugs and mishandled storage and use, according to sealed court documents in a federal lawsuit that were obtained by the Washington Post. In the documents is a deposition from Steelers team doctor Anthony Yates who said that, as of 2010, trainers were “controlling and handling prescription medications and controlled substances when they should not have.” Yates also said “even last season, he witnessed players lining up for the ‘T Train’ — Toradol injections before a game.” The Steelers didn't comment.
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Watch floats, bands, marchers and more as Pittsburgh celebrates the day when everyone is Irish. The route starts near Liberty Avenue and 11th Street, travels down Grant Street to Boulevard of the Allies where it will turn right and end near Stanwix Street.
Where: Grant Street and Boulevard of the Allies (Downtown)
When: March 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
How much: Free
Before and during the parade, enjoy drink specials at Market Square restaurants and family-friendly activities in the square. Then, starting at 2 p.m. there will be green beer, street vendors selling food, added shopping and free concerts from Velveeta and Hillbilly Way.
Where: Market Square at Forbes Avenue and Market Street (Downtown)
When: March 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
How much: Free
From cookies to hot sauce, hummus and more, shop at the off-season market for a variety of items. It's the last winter market of the season.
Where: Bloomfield Market at 5050 Liberty Ave. (Bloomfield)
When: March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
How much: free
See murder-mystery comedy "It's My St. Patrick's Day Party & I'll Die If I Want To!" about a fraternity fundraiser party gone wrong. You'll also eat a dinner buffet that includes desserts. Tax and tip are included in the ticket price. There's a cash bar.
Where: Gaetano's Banquet Center & Restaurant at 1617 Banksville Road (Beechview)
When: March 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $37.50
This Chicago-style improv show features monologist-inspired scenes. The storyteller tells real-life stories inspired by an audience suggestion, and improvisors present a set based on the story. BYOB.
Where: Arcade Comedy Theater at 811 Liberty Ave. (Downtown)
When: March 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $12 ($7 student rush tickets)