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Woodruff releases report to help protect juveniles

Following the revelations that two Luzerne County judges had conspired to sentence juveniles who had committed minor infractions to a private jail for kickbacks, Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Dwayne Woodruff was named to the commission empanelled to devise statewide reforms of the juvenile justice system.

During that process, he

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Why must we buy? Black Friday's powerful pull

by Jesse Washington

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP)—Gravy was still warm. Dallas Cowboys were still in uniform. Thanks were still being given across the country as the pilgrimages to the stores began, heralding a new era of American consumerism.

Lured by earlier-than-ever Black Friday sales, people left Grandma and Grandpa in search of

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Dixon suspends Pitt's Zeigler for DUI charges

by Joe Mandak

PITTSBURGH (AP)—Pitt basketball coach Jamie Dixon has indefinitely suspended junior transfer Trey Zeigler, who apologized for being charged with drunken driving after police said he was found passed out behind the wheel early Sunday.

Dixon issued a statement Monday calling the incident "not only surprising, but

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh

Time for filling potholes grows

by Emily DeMarco

PITTSBURGH (PublicSource)—Jessica Ferrell knows the danger of potholes. She fell twice because of the same one: Once when she was pregnant, then again when she was carrying her newborn baby in a sling across her chest.

She wrapped her arms around her son to protect him, but injured her leg in the second fall. In

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  • Written by The New Pittsburgh Courier
  • Category: Pittsburgh