On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on texts that indicated pro-life Rep. Tim Murphy urged his mistress to have an abortion. By Wednesday, the Southwest Pa. Republican had announced his retirement. "After discussions with my family and staff, I have come to the decision that I will not seek reelection to Congress at the end of my current term," Murphy said in a statement, according to KDKA. Murphy's decision not to seek reelection means the 2018 election just got way more interesting.
On Wednesday, the first of two public hearings was held on the future of Pittsburgh's controversial — and some say flat-out racist — Stephen Foster memorial. The 100-year-old statue has long been a flashpoint, but debate about its appropriateness for public display has been renewed in the wake of Charlottesville. The city, which had already begun an official review, set two public hearings as it prepares to decide whether the statue will stay or go. Here's what residents said at the first of those hearings — and what happens next.
The massacre in Las Vegas that left at least 59 people dead and hundreds wounded has politicians across the country sending thoughts and prayers as well as renewing calls for meaningful gun control. So where does Pennsylvania's delegation stand on the issue? We looked at donations from pro-gun groups and individuals, support for various pieces of legislation and more to answer that question.
Four local DJs will provide the soundtrack for Dance For Relief: A Benefit For Puerto Rico. KEEB$, Arie Cole, DJ ADMC and DJ Femi will each play an hour-long set. Proceeds benefit United for Puerto Rico.
Where: Brillobox at 4104 Penn Ave. (Bloomfield)
When: October 5, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. to October 6, 2017 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: $5 donation (additional donations encouraged)
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If you dread the grocery store — with its parking lot traffic, the slow weaving through aisles, long check-out lines, self-checkout scanners that inevitably break — we’ve got some good news for you. Grocery delivery services are expanding in Pittsburgh, giving you more options for how to get your food, all without leaving your couch. One service even says it’ll deliver your groceries within 45 minutes flat, so we put it to the test. Here's what to expect if you try skipping the store.
The banner was raised, Crosby skated out with the Stanley Cup and the 2017-18 Penguins season officially began last night. Let's never talk of last year ever again. (Politely tips Back-to-Back cap.) The Pens lost the season opener 5-4 to the Blues in OT after late a Pittsburgh comeback forced the extra session. But as we wrote yesterday, what happens in early October doesn't really matter. The roster on opening night has been very different from the one that hoists the Cup. So relax, enjoy the fact hockey is back, and read our worry-free guide to the season.