Pittsburgh's Fourth of July celebration featured fireworks, food, performances — and very little drama. Only one arrest was reported Downtown and six people were transported to hospitals from Point State Park, according to KDKA. In addition to fireworks, security confiscated "knives, mace, tasers and a BB Gun" at Point State Park checkpoints. If for some reason you want to watch the fireworks display again (no judgment!), you can courtesy of WTAE.
Pittsburgh City Council could back a statewide $15 minimum wage under a resolution Councilman Dan Gilman plans to introduce Thursday. According to the Post-Gazette, Gilman's resolution would show support for a Pa. House bill that proposes to gradually raise the minimum wage statewide. Support for raising the minimum wage among Allegheny County's Harrisburg delegation is split along party lines.
The mother of the woman who was saved by an MLB umpire on the Roberto Clemente Bridge told KDKA, "God had to place him there." Serena Goudy thanked John Tumpane for saving her 23-year-old daughter from a suicide attempt, telling the TV station, "I don’t know where our family would be" without his assistance. While Goudy told the Post-Gazette her daughter is now in a safe place, she added that her daughter was unable to access consistent treatment from mental health professionals.
There's a trivia night made for Disney fans. At this trivia night, test your knowledge and compete for prizes. The event wraps up before your magic carriage turns into a pumpkin.
Where: Claddagh Irish Pub at 407 Cinema Drive (South Side)
When: July 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Love IPAs? Then Western Pa. is a great place to be. Per a survey conducted by Draft Magazine, Brew Gentlemen's General Braddock's IPA and Penn Brewery's Penn IPA are two of the best hoppy beers in the country. "We were obviously pretty geeked," Brew Gentlemen's Asa Foster told TribLive.
If your answer was anything other than Heinz, gtfo. The only acceptable condiment for smearing on Independence Day hot dogs and burgers is obviously the sweet red stuff Pittsburgh loves so well. Marketplace checked in with the company's brand manager to find out how Heinz became King of Condiments.