While many of us were still snug in our beds yesterday, dozens of Pittsburghers started the new year by jumping into the Monongahela River for the annual Pittsburgh Polar Bear Club Plunge, WPXI reported. But first, volunteers had to break up the thin layer of ice on the river — that's how cold it was. And while it's still going to be cold today, turns out this string of freezing days isn't record setting.
More than 100 people in Allegheny County died in homicides in 2017, reported TribLive. Of the 107 total, 57 were killed in Pittsburgh, a number that's stayed about the same in the past two years. Here's more of the breakdown per TribLive.
A Commonwealth Court judge disagrees with a lawsuit that says Pennsylvania's congressional districts are one of the worst cases of gerrymandering in the country. On Friday, Commonwealth Court Judge Kevin Brobson, a Republican, said there's no proof that the districts are illegally favoring Republican candidates, the Associated Press reported. Now the case is up to the state Supreme Court, mostly Democrats, and oral arguments start Jan. 17.
Hear from an expert about how to create a block print — draw an image, transfer it to a piece of rubber, cut out the relief of the image and make a print. The workshop is open to beginners. No registration is needed; it's first-come, first-served for the first 20 participants.
Where: Carnegie Library — main branch at 4400 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: January 2, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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When it comes to craft beer, 2017 was a very good year in Pittsburgh (and we wrote all about it in Four One Brew). But what's ahead for 2018? Is the craft beer bubble about to burst? Beer columnist Chris Togneri talked to the experts to hear their predictions for 2018. Here's what to expect from this year in beer.
It's day No. 2 of 2018 — are you sticking with your resolutions? If one of them happens to be to head to the gym, but you don't know where to start, you're in luck. We've rounded up a list of new year's gym discounts to help you get back in the habit of working out.