Pittsburgh police officers fatally shot 57-year-old Christopher Thompkins on Sunday while responding to a burglary call at the man's Larimer home. "They shot the wrong guy," his current partner and ex-wife Brenda Thompkins told TribLive. "He didn't want to hurt no cops. He was trying to save his mother." Both officers involved are on administrative leave. Mayor Bill Peduto plans to meet with the family today, TribLive later reported. Acting Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert said in a statement, "There are a lot of questions that we cannot immediately answer."
An early morning argument in East Liberty ended with one man going to the hospital without his ear and police searching for the second man, who bit off said ear. Police responded around 6:45 a.m. Monday and found the ear in the man's apartment. According to the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety, it all started with an argument about President Donald Trump.
The Pittsburgh Planning Commission rejected plans earlier this month to redevelop the former Penn Plaza site. Those plans would have created apartments and retail space, including a Whole Foods. And Mayor Bill Peduto's office is saying it agrees that there wasn't enough public input, reported WESA.
Steel City Roller Derby is recruiting. Head to this skating bootcamp to learn skills for tryouts. Prior skating experience helpful, not necessary; bring safety gear. 18+, and you must be female or identify as a trans woman, intersex woman, and/or gender expansive.
Where: Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena at 22 Rich Hill Rd. (Cheswick)
When: January 24, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $10
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It may have felt like spring this weekend, but it’s not spring until Punxsutawney Phill says it is ... or until the first official day, March 20. You could head to Punxsutawney, or you could celebrate without leaving town. You've got options that include brews, running 2.2 miles and, yes, watching the movie "Groundhog Day" multiple times.
Hold onto your heart, because this may be shocking: The man accused of pulling the fire alarm at the Boston hotel where the Steelers were staying before Sunday's very-bad-not-at-all-good game was apparently drunk and is a Patriots fan. Per CBS Boston, 25-year-old Dennis Harrison pleaded not guilty to the charges against him including disorderly conduct on Monday. According to his attorney, Harrison went to Sunday's game after making bail.