On Sept. 14, a select group of Pittsburghers became the first members of the public to hail a ride in a self-driving Uber. A lot has happened since then, from a fleet expansion to the drafting of new state regulations to a series of missteps and blunders from the company. Here's a rundown of what's happened up until now — and what's coming next.
Western Pa. Congressman Mike Kelly recently accused former President Barack Obama of staying in D.C. "for one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to run a shadow government that is gonna totally upset the new agenda." Kelly, a well-known Trump backer, later backed off the unsubstantiated claim through a spokesperson. Mark Dent at Billy Penn rated the claim for Politifact. It involved pants and fire.
Sixteen people from Allegheny County will be selected to serve as jurors and alternates for the Bill Cosby trial. The selection will happen locally, TribLive reported, before the jurors travel to suburban Philadelphia for the trial. Jury selection will likely take place in May. Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting a Temple employee in 2014.
|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||Head to Wigle Whiskey to make your own coffee liqueur with help from La Prima Espresso. The local coffee chain will also be sampling coffee aged in Wigle barrels.|
|Where||Wigle Whiskey at 2401 Smallman St. (Strip District)|
|When||March 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
The Incline Likes
Meet 18 entrepreneurs, inventors, researchers, communicators and evangelists in Pittsburgh who are helping to cement the city’s legacy as a tech town. For our latest Who's Next class, The Incline's editorial staff picked under-40 pros working in tech field from dozens of nominees. Later this month, we'll honor them at Wigle Whiskey at an event sponsored by Uber and S&T Bank. Guess what: You're invited, too.
Drum roll, please. The votes are in, and it's time for the Elite Eight in the Ultimate Pittsburgh Fish Fry Bracket. The races were tight — half were decided by less than 100 votes, including two decided by less than 35 votes. This Friday, however, is St. Patrick's Day and Catholics are allowed to break Lent rules and eat meat. But fish fry organizers said they aren't worried.