The snow is expected to continue today after Tuesday's dusting, Patch reports. And while Tuesday's snow made a mess of some area roads, today's could be even worse. So be sure to head out early and mind the roads. But don't take it from us. Here's a list of winter weather driving tips courtesy of AAA. Happy winter!
A group of CMU seniors spent the fall semester researching policy ideas that Pittsburgh could use when it comes to self-driving cars and using those cars as a way to help those underserved by public transit. At 3 p.m. today, they'll share their policy recommendations with Pittsburgh City Council during a post-agenda meeting. Self-driving car technology is changing quickly, but there are still things the city can do to prepare for the day autonomous cars are commonplace, students said.
A marathon meeting of city council is slated for today as members work to get through a crush of some 80 pieces of legislation up for consideration, the Post-Gazette reports. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. and has some council staff members stocking up on snacks in advance. The items up for consideration include everything from an affordable housing program to the city’s long-term financial practices. Aides expect that session could run more than eight hours, well into the evening.
Put your pinball skills to the test at this tournament. Bring some friends and some booze (the BYOB fee is waived during the competition).
Where: Kickback Pinball Cafe at 4326 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: December 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $5 buy-in
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In cool things we learned today, there once was an ancient penguin as big as a man. The animal's fossils were recently uncovered in New Zealand and confirm the giant was roughly the size of a Pittsburgh Penguin — standing nearly 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 223 pounds. If this bird were around today, we like to think we know which NHL team it'd be rooting for. But of course it isn't. Researchers believe the giant penguins died out when large marine mammals like toothed whales and seals showed up and provided competition for safe breeding places and food.
Attention Pittsburgh: You have just one week left to nominate someone for our Who's Next: Fitness class, the latest installation in our series highlighting 40-and-under up-and-comers making Pittsburgh a better and more vibrant place. Nominate someone here, and learn more about the latest class here. Together we can give a nod to those people working hard to make Pittsburgh a healthier place.