The Incline is partnering with Politifact to check statements of elected officials. First up is a statement from City Council President Bruce Kraus, who represents District 3. Kraus told The Incline that vehicle break-ins were the top crime in the city and the South Side Flats. So we pulled the numbers. Find out where Kraus' statement falls on the Truth-O-Meter.
State Rep. Tony DeLuca, who represents Penn Hills, is urging Butler County’s Daryl Metcalfe to bring his early voting and same-day registration bills up for a committee vote. Metcalfe chairs the House State Government committee, where similar bills DeLuca introduced last session died without being considered. In January, before he introduced the legislation, DeLuca told The Incline that House Republicans “should have enough guts to put it out on the floor and let members vote on it.”
Jury selection for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial will begin May 22 in Allegheny County, TribLive reported. Cosby's attorneys will select 12 jurors and six alternates from a pool of about 125 people, Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Steven T. O'Neil ordered. The trial is set to to begin outside of Philadelphia in June.
|What||Sip cocktails made by Butterjoint’s Amanda Schaffner while you sketch models covered in body paint. The 21+ event is presented as part of the Warhol Museum's "Firelei Báez: Bloodlines" exhibit. Sketching materials are provided. Cash bar.|
|Where||The Andy Warhol Museum at 117 Sandusky St. (North Side)|
|When||April 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm|
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Allegheny County recently released data on a variety of topics, from anxiety medication claims to fast food establishments broken down by which offer a dollar menu. Separately, these datasets are interesting, but together, they're helping Allegheny County figure out where — and why — people are dying from heart disease. The data is available to the public on the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center's site. Want to learn how to use it? Code for Pittsburgh's Thursday meeting will help you do that.
There's been some debate about whether to take President Trump seriously or literally. That extended to his call to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. File that under literally, since U.S. Customs and Border Protection put out a call for design submissions earlier this year. Some of those proposal designs came from two groups in this city, NextPittsburgh reported. You should take them seriously, not literally.