Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 11:42 am by Mike White
jarrod-simmons-will-shoot-for-moon-football-notes-twihss-showWPIAL basketball is getting back a top player for this season. But it's kind of like Jarrod Simmons never really left. Simmons is a talented 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward who played the past three seasons at Cushing Academy, a prep school in Ashburnham, Mass. He was good enough to be recruited by some major colleges and said he was offered a scholarship ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 10:07 am by
monmouth-poll-shows-mcginty-with-slight-lead-clinton-with-a-commanding-oneJust days after another poll showed Sen. Pat Toomey with a lead over his Democratic challenger, a new poll from Monmouth University shows Katie McGinty holding a narrow lead over the incumbent....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 10:07 am by
monmouth-poll-shows-mcginty-with-slight-lead-clinton-with-a-commanding-oneJust days after another poll showed Sen. Pat Toomey with a lead over his Democratic challenger, a new poll from Monmouth University shows Katie McGinty holding a narrow lead over the incumbent....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 10:07 am by
monmouth-poll-shows-mcginty-with-slight-lead-clinton-with-a-commanding-oneJust days after another poll showed Sen. Pat Toomey with a lead over his Democratic challenger, a new poll from Monmouth University shows Katie McGinty holding a narrow lead over the incumbent....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 6:03 am by
new-ad-unveiled-attacking-mcgintyA new attack ad paints Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty as an opportunistic political insider who gave favors for personal gain....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/erstate/2016/08/31/New-ad-attacks-McGinty-as-political-insider-Senate-race-pennsylvania/stories/201608310303 Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-flash-floodIt is hard to believe that five years after flooding on Washington Boulevard took the lives of four people the problem still hasn't been fixed.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 8:05 pm by
bernie-sanders-emails-message-of-support-for-katie-mcgintyBernie Sanders is no longer running for president, but an e-mail message to supporters this week shows he still has Election Day on his mind....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/erstate/2016/08/30/Bernie-Sanders-emails-message-of-support-for-Katie-McGinty/stories/201608300185 Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 1:59 pm by
state-responds-to-concerns-about-election-integrityAmid rising concerns about the integrity of U.S. elections and their vulnerability to hackers, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortes today pledged that the state was taking advantage of federal help to gauge the threat in a key swing state....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 12:03 am by
senate-majority-pac-launches-new-ad-attacking-toomeyPat Toomey recently said he opposes the massive trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but that isn’t stopping the liberal Senate Majority PAC from launching a new attack ad criticizing him for supporting other similar agreements....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
burkiniJust when you thought it was safe to go in the water, Islamophobia rears its ugly head. In France it comes in the form of a ban on Burkinis and French police forcing women to uncover. In this country, we have a GOP presidential nominee who thinks it's fashionable to wear your hateful beliefs out in public.  Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 August 2016 4:34 pm by Jenn Menendez
pitt-football-depth-chartGood afternoon. Pitt released their depth chart this morning, then coach Pat Narduzzi, players LB Matt Galambos and WR Dontez Ford fielded questions from the media.  First, the depth chart:  OFFENSE Wide Receiver 85 JESTER WEAH (JR*, 6-3, 210) 6 Aaron Mathews (FR, 6-4, 195) OR 80 Zach Challingsworth (JR*, 6-2, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 August 2016 5:30 pm by Edgar Ramirez
trendsburgh-what-are-people-talking-about-online-august-29-sept-2Welcome to Trendsburgh! Every Monday-Friday at 5 p.m. (sometimes earlier), we'll give you a quick recap of what was trending on Twitter and/or Facebook here in the 'Burgh and U.S. throughout the day. This week: August 29 - Sept. 2 Wednesday James Harrison   (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette) At last, the drama is over. The NFL today cleared the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 August 2016 1:30 pm by
toomey-surges-ahead-of-mcginty-in-new-pollA new poll by Emerson College shows Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey several points ahead of Democrat Katie McGinty for the first time since June....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/erstate/2016/08/29/Toomey-surges-ahead-of-McGinty-in-new-poll/stories/201608290140 Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 August 2016 11:47 am by
perry-on-politics-the-decline-of-political-literacy-and-the-rise-of-trumpPerhaps the most amazing fact about Donald Trump is that he doesn't read. Not books, not much of anything....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2016/08/29/Perry-on-Politics-Political-illiteracy/stories/201608290133 Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 August 2016 11:47 am by
perry-on-politics-the-decline-of-political-literacy-and-the-rise-of-trumpPerhaps the most amazing fact about Donald Trump is that he doesn't read. Not books, not much of anything....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2016/08/29/Perry-on-Politics-Political-illiteracy/stories/201608290133 Read More and Comment
Published on Monday, 29 August 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
lead-cityFlint, Michigan isn't the only city struggling with lead in the drinking water. Pittsburgh has made the list of cities with an aging infrastructure that includes lead pipes that leech. Though the problem is not as widespread as Flint, it is still a serious concern.  Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 28 August 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
earth-like-planetScientists have discovered an Earth-like planet, Proxima b, outside our solar system.  Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 27 August 2016 8:08 am by Mike White
friday-night-rewind-the-house-surprises-plus-video-highlightsLooking back at the first Friday night of the high school football season ... This might be the earliest start to WPIAL football - ever? Games always started the Friday before Labor Day. But Aug. 26 might be the earliest start ever. And what starts with games in temperatures close to 90 degrees ends in freezing temperatures close to Christmas. The ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 26 August 2016 5:16 pm by Craig Meyer
pitt-names-captains-and-other-luncheon-notesPitt held its annual kickoff luncheon Friday at the Westin downtown, an event that's equal parts pep rally and higher-end function for players, coaches, their families, administrators, boosters and media schlubs like myself. The biggest news to emerge from the soiree was the announcement of the Panthers' three captains for the 2016 season -- offensive ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 26 August 2016 8:34 am by Mike White
friday-night-countdown-predictions-where-to-go-other-notesHigh school football around Pennsylvania kicks off tonight. Not all teams are playing. In the WPIAL, there is about half of a normal schedule. All teams begin play next week. This is the first installment of "Friday Night Prelude," a weekly Varsity Blog entry with notes, predictions and other items: Remember, for updates on scores of all WPIAL games, ... Read More and Comment