The state Department of Environmental Protection is requiring PWSA to make multiple changes and upgrades, KDKA reported. The changes include repairs to Lanpher Reservior, a new disinfection unit at the Highland Reservoir and making sure there is continuously adequate water pressure. The requirements are the result of an investigation by the state agency into PWSA, and WPXI reported that the authority could still face fines for not replacing enough of the service lines containing lead. (Keep up-to-date on all things PWSA by signing up here for email alerts.)
Months after Pittsburgh’s Stephen Foster statue found itself thrust into a roiling national debate about racially charged public symbols and what to do with them, the city’s Art Commission on Wednesday recommended the statue be removed and relocated after more than 100 years on public display. The matter will now be referred to Mayor Bill Peduto, who will decide what happens next. His office said there is no timetable for his final decision, but commission members had a thing or two to say about the statue.
You might soon be able to "run to Giant Eagle" without leaving your couch. The grocery chain is adding more than 100 zip codes to its home delivery program, reported TribLive. That includes zip codes in Pittsburgh(!), as well as Coraopolis, Fox Chapel, Irwin, Monroeville and more. Still trying to figure out if fresh food brought to your door is for you? Here's what you need to know about local grocery delivery services.
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You're invited to the Heinz History Center for an evening filled with spooky sights, sounds and of course, snacks. Activities, music, frights and fun facts will also be provided. You can roam the haunted halls, and be sure to come dressed to impress your haunted hosts.
Where: Senator John Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)
When: October 26, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $10 suggested donation
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With a new augmented reality app at Carnegie Museum of Art, you can now travel back in time to visit historic architecture. Carnegie Mellon University developed the app, which highlights three plaster casts in the museum's Hall of Architecture. Andrew Carnegie was all about using plaster casts of monumental buildings as a way for Pittsburghers to experience these places right here in town. But he couldn't have imagined how these plaster casts could be explored in the 21st Century. Here's how to see it for yourself.
It's a heartwarming tale really: Local professional football player has bike stolen. He and famous teammate turn to social media and offer game tickets for its return. Bike is returned to football player. And as the Washington Post pointed out — Pittsburgh was very into the search and the story. It was that attention to the story — which had its own hashtag, #TeamFindJuJusBike — that led the man who bought the stolen bike to turn it in to Mount Oliver Police late Tuesday after hearing the story on KDKA.