I'm back! Apologies for the absence. It's been a whirlwind few weeks. During that time, a few of us traveled to San Francisco for an Investigative Reporters & Editors conference. (We were finalists for one of their awards this year.)
To ease everyone back into the blog, here's a tidbit in Pittsburgh crime news today that did not make it to the main site.
Officers from Pittsburgh's Zone 6 station on the West End said today that they are investigating an attempted robbery outside an ATM machine in the 800 block of Brookline Boulevard about 6 a.m. Monday. Police said the suspect pulled out a knife, demanded money and then backed away after the victim, a 42-year-old woman, yelled at him. Anyone with information is asked to call Zone 6 detectives at 412-937-3051. More details can be found here.