The Pa. Supreme Court has ruled that Pittsburgh police officers do not need to reside within city limits to serve on the force, as KDKA reported. Mayor Bill Peduto fought to maintain the residency requirement, saying in 2014 it gave officers a "vested interest in making our neighborhoods, schools and government the best they can be." In a statement, Peduto said the requirement was "overwhelming" supported by residents of Pittsburgh.
On the first day of jury selection in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial, lawyers selected five people from the Pittsburgh region to serve: three white men and two white women. As expected, picking an impartial jury hasn't been easy, the Associated Press reported. Of 100 potential jurors, 35 said they or someone close to them was a survivor of sexual assault. That includes two men selected for the jury, who told the judge they could still be fair. Jury selection begins again Tuesday and is expected to last several days.
District 8 can expect at least four more years of Dan Gilman. The Pittsburgh City Council member won the Democratic primary last week with 99 percent of the vote. (He was running unopposed, after all.) He’s expected to face no one this November, meaning Gilman will have another term to serve his East End neighborhoods and further his vision for a progressive city. We talked to Gilman about his second term, the challenges facing his district and more as part of our Meet City Council series.
Chicago-based author and activist Unoma Azuah will read from "Blessed Body: The Secret Lives of LGBT Nigerians," a collection of 36 personal narratives. The stories are true tales told by LGBTQ people living in the oppressive country.
Where: City of Asylum at 40 W. North Ave. (North Side)
When: May 23, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Join us as we recognize stellar under-40 leaders shaping Pittsburgh's beverage scene. Your ticket includes local fare and an array of beverages from sake tastings to wine from Market Street Grocery and Blume Honey Water, as well as a chance to meet The Incline's Who's Next: Drink class.
Where: Alloy 26 at 100 S Commons, Suite 102 (North Side)
When: May 24, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Drink honorees
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After almost 3,000 votes were cast over two weeks, one thing is certain about the race to name the Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck: There aren't many clear favorites. One race was decided by eight votes. Seven of 16 matchups saw a 50-something-to-40-something percent split. Will the fight for the Elite Eight be the same? See which trucks advanced, and vote for your favorites by 10 a.m. Monday.
The Penguins railroaded the Ottawa Senators 7-0 in Game 5 Sunday and hold a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference final heading into tonight's potential clincher. From the stars showing up to the defense (inexplicably) holding up to two goalies actually being better than Ottawa's one, here are five things we know as the Pens look to finish off the Sens tonight. Oh. And this is a video of penguins stomping the Senators: Real penguins.