A teen accused of stabbing 20 classmates and a security guard at Franklin Regional High School in April 2014 entered a plea of guilty but mentally ill on Monday, TribLive reported. Alex Hribal was 16 at the time of the incident and charged as an adult. A Westmoreland County judge is expected to announce his decision next year.
Pittsburgh Public Schools is investigating reports from three immigrant students who say they were harassed. Two students from Syria said the harassment occurred on a bus, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. “We believe that every student deserves to learn in a respectful, inclusive learning community that helps them feel safe and supported,” superintendent Anthony Hamlet said in a robocall to parents on Thursday.
The Steelers stopped their losing skid on Sunday with a convincing 24-9 victory over the hapless Cleveland Browns. The #TrumpCurse is apparently broken, and all’s well in the Steel City once again, yes? Probably not, no. Certainly not with the quarterback. Over the last three seasons, Ben Roethlisberger’s been good at home, but wildly mediocre on the road. How mediocre? Our Dan Levy digs in.
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents the My People Film series, which "explores the life experiences of queer people of color through award-winning films, performances and discussions." Tuesday will feature a screening of "Stories of Our Lives" curated by Joseph Hall. A mixer begins a 6 p.m. Screening at 7.
Where: Kelly Strayhorn Theater's Alloy Studios at 5530 Penn Ave. (East Liberty)
When: November 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: Pay what you want
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Macy’s may be gone, but you can still shop Downtown. This week, we're featuring small, local businesses located in that part of town as the holiday shopping season begins. First up: handmade bag business Moop, which settled on First Avenue earlier this year after stints in West End, Carnegie, the North Side and Lawrenceville. Owner Wendy Downs thought there wouldn't be a lot of foot traffic. She was wrong.
When you think Pittsburgh, what comes to mind? Pierogies, football, Uber, steel and ... tiki? According to Punch, the city has one of the best scenes in the country. Pittsburgh's first tiki boom, in the post-war years, provided an "oasis from the drudgery of life in the chilly industrial rust belt," author James Teitelbaum told the magazine. And today's boom? You can thank Spencer Warren for that.