Published on Sunday, 02 August 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
updated-justiceThe recent body cam video capturing the shooting of an unarmed black man by a University of Cincinnati campus policeman has led to murder charges. Before cell phones and body cams, these kind of cases hinged only on the policeman's account. Videos have revolutionized the way we prosecute excessive force by police.  Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 01 August 2015 8:10 am by Sharon Eberson
doctor-who-in-3d-hits-theaters-sept-15-16-ahead-of-season-premiere The two-part finale of "Doctor Who" from last season will be presented in 3D at U.S. theaters 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, and Wednesday, Sept. 16. The premiere of season 9 -- or series 9, as they say in the U.K., will be on BBC American Sept. 19. The screening includes a "never-before-seen prequel to the first episode of series 9" and Wil Wheaton ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 01 August 2015 1:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
vacation-post-08-01-15 It's that time of year where Empty Netters goes into hibernation for the remainder of the summer. While we search for a beach where hockey jerseys are socially acceptable for the next five weeks, EN will have daily automatic posts with the birthdays of any former Penguins. In the event of there not being a birthday, we'll just post a video we happen ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 31 July 2015 3:39 pm by Dan Gigler
steel-castings-training-camp-is-underway The Steelers are back in training camp! This week Dan Gigler and sports editor Jerry Micco discuss Le'Veon Bell's reduced suspension, who must step up in camp and check in with beat writer Ray Fittipaldo and columnist Gene Collier in Latrobe. Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 31 July 2015 12:01 pm by Natalie Bencivenga
setting-the-seen-let-s-dine-al-frescoWhat better way to celebrate the warm weather than dining outside at some of Pittsburgh's newest hotspots? Sara and I checked out Tako on Sixth St. and the new Biergarden that is perched on top of Hotel Monaco. Bon appetit! And until next time...we'll be seeing you! Follow @NBSeen on Twitter and @NatalieBenci on Instagram to keep up with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 31 July 2015 11:44 am by Craig Meyer
10-for-10-no-1-13-9-and-the-death-of-a-dream In this college football desert of July, and with this upcoming season marking the 10th anniversary of West Virginia’s 2005 team that won the Sugar Bowl, I’ve decided to count down the 10 most important Mountaineers games of the past decade. Over the next three weeks, we’ll work from 10 to one, with one entry appearing every few days. Lists like ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 31 July 2015 7:19 am by Sharon Eberson
chris-pratt-wants-your-help-with-his-facebook-page  Chris Pratt, star of "The LEGOS Movie," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Jurassic World"; perhaps future star of a rebooted "Indiana Jones"; co-star of the new "Magnificent Seven"; lovable Andy of "Parks & Rec," has a task for you. His message via Facebook: Hello friends and fans. I am in the market for a new header for my FB page. I want to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 31 July 2015 4:28 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-numbers-game-07-31-15Penguins -“Toronto was looking for him to be a leader. We already have a group of leaders. No. 2, I think when you get into an environment where there is a good work ethic, you get on a team where people like [Sidney] Crosby, [Evgeni] Malkin, [Kris] Letang, [Marc-Andre] Fleury, come out early, stay on after practice, practice at a high intensity ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 31 July 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
trophy-hunterYou don't have to be anti-hunting to be disgusted with the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. The world reacted strongly on the internet. I wish people on social media could get half as worked up about the GOP's treatment of the first African American U.S. president.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 July 2015 11:05 am by Natalie Bencivenga
seenontv-august-events-are-heating-upThe summer is in full swing and August is going to be full of great events to check out throughout the city. I was fortunate enough to be a guest on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live with Brenda Waters today as we chatted about Pittsburgh parties! Check it out! Follow me on Twitter @NBSeen and on Instagram @NatalieBenci to keep up with ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 July 2015 6:57 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-07-30-15Penguins -“Based on what we went through last year with a number of injuries and everything, I like our depth at forward now." - Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford. -"There’s not a single part of Crosby’s game that we can take advantage of. He’s simply an all-around unbelievable hockey player." - Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick on Penguins ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
great-hitlerMike Huckabee is trying to give Donald Trump a run for his money in terms of inflammatory and offensive comments during a GOP primary. Huckabee, criticizing the Iran deal, said that Obama was marching Israelis "to the door of the oven." Hmmm. Don't let the "door of the oven" hit you on the way out, Mike!  Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 4:19 pm by Barbara Vancheri
see-trailer-for-next-michael-keaton-movie-spotlight If you’re curious about what’s next for Pittsburgh native and Oscar nominee Michael Keaton, here is the trailer for “Spotlight,” in which he plays an editor at the Boston Globe leading reporters investigating abuse by priests. He stars alongside Mark Ruffalo, who filmed "Foxcatcher" here, Rachel McAdams from "Southpaw," Liev Schreiber, Stanley ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 2:44 pm by Elizabeth Bloom
vic-firth-1930-2015Vic Firth, the legendary percussionist and drumstick-maker who served as the principal timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for almost half a century, has died at the age of 85. Check out the New York Times' excellent and colorful obituary. I grew up playing drum set and percussion in the Boston area. Boston percussion and Vic Firth were ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 1:31 pm by Craig Meyer
10-for-10-no-2-a-sugar-bowl-upset-uplifts-a-program-a-conference-and-a-state  In this college football desert of July, and with this upcoming season marking the 10th anniversary of West Virginia’s 2005 team that won the Sugar Bowl, I’ve decided to count down the 10 most important Mountaineers games of the past decade. Over the next three weeks, we’ll work from 10 to one, with one entry appearing every few days. Lists ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 1:24 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
saad-brings-the-stanley-cup-home-07-29-15 Gibsonia native Brandon Saad's summer has been interesting. In the span of a few weeks, he won the Stanley Cup then was the centerpiece in a blockbuster trade which sent him to the Blue Jackets. Today, the power forward celebrated the Stanley Cup, which he has won twice with Chicago, at the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon Township with approximately 200 ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 2:10 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-penguins-deal-sutter-add-bonino-clendening-fehr-07-29-15Penguins -The Penguins traded Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third-round draft pick to the Canucks in exchange for forward Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round pick. Additionally, they signed former Capitals forward Eric Fehr (above) to a three-year contract worth $2 million. -Commentary: These moves make the Penguins deeper and more ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
training-campThe Pittsburgh Steelers have been holding their summer training camp at St. Vincent College for the last 50 years. That is quite a history. Here's to 50 more!  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 9:12 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-deeper-more-flexible-after-dealing-sutter-07-28-15 The Penguins swung some moves today with the aim of getting deeper among their bottom six forwards and gaining some flexibility with their salary cap. Center Brandon Sutter (above) and a 2016 third-round pick were sent to the Canucks in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 third-round pick. That trade freed up ... Read More and Comment