Police described a Wednesday afternoon murder-suicide on Penn State Beaver's campus as domestic violence, TribLive reported. State police said a man lured his ex-wife from her job as a campus cook with the promise of Christmas presents for their children. He then fatally shot her in the Center Township parking lot before killing himself. The campus reopens at 8 this morning, and today's finals have been postponed until Friday, Penn State told KDKA-TV.
A year after approving the Housing Opportunity Fund, Pittsburgh City Council finally has a plan to find the money for it. In a preliminary vote Wednesday, city council supported raising realty transfer taxes from 4 percent now to 5 percent in 2020, the Post-Gazette reported. Council is expected to take a final vote on the plan Tuesday. But not everyone is on board.
A year ago Wednesday, the City of Pittsburgh banned conversion therapy for minors. It was a move made in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 presidential election and one meant to make a point. Since then, there's been no instances of enforcement, but advocates say that doesn't mean it's not working. We talked to council members and a survivor of conversion therapy about the ban. This is what they told us.
Learn about the mission of the creative hub BOOM Concepts while hearing from four dynamic leaders of the organization. Moderated by Brian Burley of Yngblkpgh, a live panel discussion will feature BOOM Concepts' co-founders Darrell Kinsel and Thomas Agnew, along with creative director Julie Mallis and studio manager Anqwenique Wingfield (she's also a Who's Next: Music honoree).
Where: Black Unicorn: Library and Archives Project at 732 E Warrington Ave. (Allentown)
When: December 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $10 suggested donation
The Incline Likes
It's not everyday that something stops us in our tracks. But this invention from the good folks at Deeplocal has. It's called the Blitzen Roof Hootch, and as the name partially implies, it involves alcohol being strapped to the roof of your car and chilled as you drive in wintery Pittsburgh. No, it's not for sale yet. But it is the latest in a raft of zany ideas to come out of the Pittsburgh-based Deeplocal, the coolest company you've probably never heard of. Learn more about them (and the Blitzen Roof Hootch) here.
Sure, most of the time the NFL's Most Valuable Player is a quarterback or a running back. And until now, it was likely that this season's MVP would be a quarterback — again. But now it seems the MVP could be a member of the Steelers, and not necessarily Ben Roethlisberger. Here are the strong cases running back Le’Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown are making for MVP.