TechShop Pittsburgh was already slated to close later this month. But on Wednesday morning, members learned the company had shuttered all of its U.S. locations and filed for bankruptcy. This summer, TechShop corporate announced the Pittsburgh location was closing, and members banded together to create nonprofit Protohaven, a TechShop's replacement with hopes for a new space. They said this doesn't change those plans — it accelerates them.
Former Pittsburgh police Sgt. Stephen Matakovich was sentenced to 27 months in prison for a fight with a fan outside Heinz Field two years ago. He was convicted in May of a civil rights violation when he pushed and punched Gabriel Despres, then 19, in the head outside a high school championship football game in November 2015, per TribLive. Court documents showed a pattern of questionable arrests where Matakovich “never used the lowest amount of force available," KDKA reported.
Just like the rest of the city, the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh are preparing for the holiday season. WESA stopped by on decorating day to compare and contrast the styles of the different rooms. If you want to see the decked out rooms, a free open house is noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and includes costumed guides and performances. But that's not the only day you can go — here's a full list of holiday season hours.
|What||At this Third Thursday evening, explore the meaning of intimacy. With City of Play and slowdanger, play a game of secret gifts, walk in somebody else's shoes (literally) and explore the ever-shifting nature of living within a body that is in a constant state of change. Also check out the museum's galleries, which will be open all night.|
|Where||Carnegie Museum of Art at 4100 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)|
|When||November 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
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Steelers Nation is consistently a dominant force — both on the field and in the stands. But there’s one bad thing about a passionate fan base … having that many people pack onto the North Shore means difficulties in finding parking, getting into the stadium and navigating to your seats. Headed to tonight's game? Have no fear: We’ve got you covered with a detailed playbook outlining all the insider tips and trick plays you’ll need to get the most out of your next game at Heinz Field.
The Steelers host the Tennessee Titans tonight and after a lackluster performance Sunday, it's hard to know if they are legit Super Bowl contenders at 7-2 or total bums who don't know what they're doing. Sometimes, it seems like both, so DJ Gallo ran down reasons why (and why not) the Steelers can go all the way this season. Can they win with this Ben Roethlisberger? Will the offense finally reach its potential? Play point-counterpoint with us to get ready for tonight's game.