Ever strike up a conversation and realize the Pittsburgher you just met went to high school with your cousin? Or their significant other is a friend of your boss? It's a common experience, but have you every wondered why everyone seems to know everyone in Pittsburgh? First, we have to talk about Francis Bacon.
A man who served as an alternate juror in the Bill Cosby sex assault trial said, based on the evidence he heard, "I would have probably convicted." Mike McCloskey also told radio station WDVE-FM (via Philly.com) he was “ridiculously sick” at the outcome of the trial. Judge Steven O’Neill declared a mistrial Saturday after the Allegheny County jury said they were deadlocked; prosecutors plan to retry Cosby. Police blocked members of the press from speaking to the jurors upon their return to Pittsburgh, as TribLive reported.
For the first time, Pittsburgh police have charged a suspected heroin dealer with a man's fatal overdose. Darnell Stephens has been charged with "drug delivery resulting in death, criminal use of a communication facility and delivery of a prohibited substance," the Post-Gazette reported. "We are going to investigate these cases, we are going to charge you with drug delivery resulting in death when we get that evidence, and you're going to go to jail," Pittsburgh police Cmdr. Reyne Kacsuta said, according to WPXI.
Related: State Sen. Jay Costa wants Pa. to sue pharmaceutical companies over opioids, WESA reported.
Black Forge Coffee House is gearing up for summer solstice with a night of poetry. "This event includes several local women, nonbinary, and genderqueer poets, who will be reading some of their works," according to organizers.
Where: Black Forge Coffee House at 1206 Arlington Ave. (Allentown)
When: June 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $5 suggested donation
The Incline Likes
Bradford Young was nominated for an Oscar for his work as a cinematographer on "Arrival" and has worked on other acclaimed films like "Selma." But he found time in his schedule to come to Pittsburgh and create a video installation on the Hill District for the Carnegie Museum of Art, CityLab reported. That piece, "REkOGNIZE," is on view now until the end of the year.
Like a shaken soda, the internet exploded with rage, jokes and snark over a Bad Tweet from Coca-Cola that used a map of Philadelphia to illustrate a sentence about Pittsburgh. Even Twitter lover Mayor Bill Peduto got into the action, as PennLive reported: "Ahem... 'I was elected to represent the people of Pittsburgh, not Philadelphia.' Right Mayor @PhillyMayor." The lesson? Don't mess with Pittsburgh.