Hundreds in Pittsburgh attend anti-Trump ’emergency meeting,’ protest presidency in the streets (video)
Hundreds gathered Wednesday night for an emergency anti-Trump meeting at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty, where they shared their fears and looked for answers and next steps. After the discussion, many took to the streets, marching and chanting, until police broke them up using "magician's smoke." (The Incline was there; you can watch that here.) Across the city, dozens more gathered in Market Square: “For a lot of us, it’s — how do we use our privileges to protect those who are compromised?” Thousands of protesters were out across the nation last night, per Reuters.
Early this morning, two Cannonsburg police officers responded to a domestic dispute call. They were ambushed and shot, state police told reporters this morning. (Watch her press briefing here, via the Tribune-Review. Neither officer was named, the Observer-Reporter noted. One was flown to Allegheny General Hospital, where the officer was to undergo surgery. Nearby school districts closed for the day.
Jerry Kormick, a 37-year-old "disabled construction worker engaged in a serious darts competition," at an Ambridge bar told The New York Times that he voted for the first time ever Tuesday. "He never believed polls showing Hillary Clinton ahead, he said, not after visiting friends in rural North Carolina."
Love crafting but wish it was more competitive? The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is hosting a craft-off at Scratch in Troy Hill. The cost of entry ($10 ahead of time, $15 at the door) gets you a drink ticket and a bag of "curious Creative Reuse treasures." The best crafts win prizes.
Where: Scratch Food and Beverage at 1720 Lowrie St. (Troy Hill)
When: November 10, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $10-$15
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Allegheny County saw higher voter turnout in 2016 than in 2008 and in 2012, according to preliminary numbers. A majority of those voters — more than 56 percent — cast ballots for Hillary Clinton. But it wasn’t enough to stop Donald Trump from winning the state.
When we last left the Penguins, they were 6-2-1, Matt Murray and Kris Letang were returning and things were looking pretty good as the team embarked on a three-game West coast trip. After returning home for a comeback 4-3 win against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night, the Penguins are 9-2-2 and sitting atop the Metro Division. And Sidney Crosby is back and looking like his young(er) self. But — teaser alert — he is not the player of the week! Who is? Stay tuned!