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Metro Briefs: Gunfire at Pa. youth football game injures 3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gunfire at a youth football game in Pittsburgh on Saturday sent three people to the hospital, two of them in critical condition, police said.

Youth football action from 2010
(Courier Photo/File)


Commander Thomas Stangrecki of the Pittsburgh police department said a fight broke out in the stands at

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Young Life rebuilding to save urban young lives

Black on Black violence is increasingly high, especially amongst youth. No longer do youth, especially urban youth, have to deal with the normal challenges of growing up, but many now deal with poverty, broken homes, drugs and, violence in the street, at their schools and some even in their homes. With all these distractions, it is increasingly...
  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Reapportionment may reduce representation

Normally, the census-required reapportionment of Pittsburgh School Districts creates none of the fanfare seen in city, state or congressional redistricting battles. But Reapportionment Committee Co-Chair Shawn Carter  warned that this year’s reapportionment is far from normal.

Due to population loss, he said, the district

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Teen arrested in sucker-punching of CAPA teacher

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teenager who sucker punched a schoolteacher in a downtown alley — an attack caught on surveillance video — apparently picked the victim at random, police and school officials said.

The attack happened last Thursday at about 3:30 p.m. The surveillance video, which Pittsburgh police used to make an arrest Tuesday, shows

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh