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Deadly weekend in County

While the sun was blazing this weekend, so were the gunshots on the streets of Allegheny County. The last weekend in August brought four shootings leaving four deaths and many seriously wounded.

The violence began late Friday night, Aug. 24, with the shooting of three in Wilkinsburg near Wallace Avenue and Coal Street, leaving a 15-year-old

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ACLU charges bias in police hiring

Two days after the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police introduced their most diverse recruit class in more than a decade, the Pittsburgh ACLU announced plans to file a class action lawsuit against the Bureau for discriminatory hiring practices. According to the lawsuit, since 2001 only 3.8 percent of the Bureau’s new hires have been African-American.

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Alliance to stem tide of blight in Sheraden

During the past 10 years Mocha Gary has lived on Glen Mawr Street in the West End neighborhood of Sheraden, she’s seen the house next to her and the house across from her go into foreclosure and several other houses on her street torn down. According to the city’s listing of vacant lots for sale, there are more than 10 vacant lots on her str

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Larimer Plan factions split... Development may be delayed

It was supposed to be a done deal. The Larimer Consensus Group, the city and its relevant authorities had agreed on a first phase of housing partially along East Liberty Boulevard built by a Black contractor would jumpstart the multi-year housing and business redevelopment of the neighborhood.

Now, however, there is anything but

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Black marrow donors needed for blood cancer

Marlene Shealey was always a healthy woman. She was in the navy for four years and in the marines for more than 11 years. At 46, she was running miles daily and even doing push ups.

But her life changed in 2010. After exiting the Marine Corps and taking a physical to enter into the army for a program, she was told she had enlarged

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