Public Safety

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Local Community Finds Success In Curbing Deer Population

They may be cute grazing in your backyard, but when deer vehicle accidents topped 200 in the 10 square miles of Upper St. Clair in 2004, they said enough is enough.

10/31/2014

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Crude-Carrying Tanker Trains Continue To Concern For Local Communities

Every day, tanker trains travel Norfolk Southern’s Conemauch line through towns like Vandergrift – and mostly without incident.

10/13/2014

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City Sues Perry South Homeowner Because Of Piles Of Garbage On Property

The City of Pittsburgh is asking a judge to force a homeowner in the Perry South neighborhood to either clean up the piles of trash and garbage outside his home or let the city go onto his property to clean it.

08/27/2014

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Westmoreland Co. Fire Department Abruptly Shutters Prompting Public Safety Concerns

For the first time since 1972, there are no firefighters stationed at the Eastern Derry Township Volunteer Fire Department in Westmoreland County.

08/01/2014

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Strip District Business Owners Meet With Police, D.A. Over Safety Concerns

Business owners, along with the Pittsburgh Police and the Allegheny County District Attorney, came together Thursday afternoon to try to make a plan to make the Strip District safer at night.

07/25/2014

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PUC Tries To Halt Operations Of Uber & Lyft

Cameras were not allowed in, but an administrative hearing was held in Pittsburgh on Thursday that could shut down the operations of two popular rideshare companies — Uber and Lyft.

06/26/2014

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New Castle Residents Urge Police To Go After ATVs

Drivers of all-terrain vehicles in New Castle are ruffling some residents’ feathers.

04/18/2014

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Public Safety Officials Prepping For St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

The Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off Saturday at 10 a.m.

03/14/2014

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Mayor Peduto Reassures City With Winter Storm Looming

Mayor Bill Peduto, flanked by his Public Works Department team, came out Friday evening to reassure the City of Pittsburgh that they’re ready for the coming winter storm.

02/28/2014

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Officials Urge Caution During Extreme Cold Weather

With extreme cold temperatures expected to hit our region Monday, city officials are urging the public to use caution.

01/05/2014

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Rivers Casino Accused Of Racism In Shutting Down African American Event

The Drum Bar inside the Rivers Casino was shut down abruptly on Friday night, July 21, and Kenneth Wright, who has used this bar before, thinks he knows why.

07/26/2013

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Pittsburgh Marathon Organizers, Runners Offer Support For Boston

Local runners, preparing for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, are offering prayers and support for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

04/20/2013

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“Assassins Game” Creating Safety Concerns In Pleasant Hills Community

Police in Pleasant Hills are issuing a warning to some teenagers in that area who they say are playing a reckless game that is causing safety concerns in the community.

04/04/2013

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Verizon Offers Reward For Information In Copper Cable Thefts

You could get $50,000 if you know who is stealing copper telephone cables in Washington and Lawrence Counties.

04/03/2013

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Colorado Tragedy Raises Public Security Questions

In a post-9/11 America, heightened security is the new normal, and metal detectors and checkpoints are commonplace in government buildings like the Allegheny County Courthouse. But questions arise in the wake of the Aurora, Colo., tragedy – should their use be expanded to all public places or does security have it limits?

07/20/2012

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