Pittsburgh police are reviewing a late Tuesday arrest after a bystander recorded it in a clip that's circling social media, the Post-Gazette reported. In the video, officers hit and yell at a man and slam his head on concrete before using a taser on him, per the PG. Per the city, one officer was placed on desk duty during the reviews. In addition to the police department, District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr and the Citizen Police Review Board are investigating.
Pittsburgh's Hell on Hills 5K, billed as the "world's steepest 5K" was cancelled this week after organizers said city officials refused to budge on public safety requirements that the organizers couldn't afford. But hours after an inquiry by The Incline, and with social media reaction mounting, the mayor's office said Wednesday that city officials would continue working with the event organizers after all, the goal being to "resolve outstanding issues and prevent a cancellation." The event will not take place Oct. 7 as originally scheduled, but organizers said they're hopeful it can happen in the near future.
Don't be surprised if you start seeing just one person in the front seat of Uber's self-driving Volvos. The company is moving to just having a driver in the car as it prepares for the future, when the cars will be truly driverless. At the same time, Uber upgraded its current fleet and plans to launch a new version of its SUV soon. But it's not all about the number of self-driving miles logged, Uber said it's more about the experience.
Third Thursday is back at Carnegie Museum of Art, and the museum is teaming up with BOOM Concepts for BOOMiverse. Explore Pittsburgh's art universe, dubbed the BOOMiverse, along with local arts organizations at an activity fair. Attendees will also be the first to see Ian Cheng’s "Emissary Sunsets The Self," an open-ended, constantly evolving digital simulation presented on a 17-foot LED screen.
Where: Carnegie Museum of Art at 4400 Forbes Avenue (Oakland)
When: September 21, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $10 adults | $8 members | $5 students
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Fall officially starts tomorrow, but you can get the first weekly fall foliage report of the year today from the Pa. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. But spoiler alert! We already have a pretty good idea when peak fall colors will be in Southwestern Pa. Plus, here's a few Pittsburgh spots if you want to enjoy the colors without the drive.
If there is one thing we can glean from the first two games of this Steelers season, it’s that good fortune is shining down on the team again. No, not just because the Steelers have made it two whole games without Ben Roethlisberger getting injured AND without Bell getting injured or suspended. But we still don't know how good the team actually is. At least we’ll learn what kind of team the Steelers are in Week 3, right? Nope...