Covered in cardboard and wrapped in plastic are two million Christmas lights shipped here straight from China. The cost to county taxpayers is somewhere around $130,000 to $150,000 with a good chance they’ll never be used.
With no corporate sponsors and the costs of county employees replacing all of the lights every year along with overtime and security – $1.5 million – more than $1 million this year. The price is too high for taxpayers.
The Labor Day parade is a tradition here in Pittsburgh. With 60,000 people expected to either watch or participate in the downtown event, the parade is much more than celebrating labor. It’s about politics as well.
Authorities say an Allegheny County police officer has reportedly died from injuries he suffered in an accident early Saturday morning in Westmoreland County.
KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek was joined on his show today by KDKA Radio’s own Keith James and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to discuss the new plan for the Port Authority.
The latest round of Port Authority service cuts have been put on hold for now after vote Tuesday morning.
It’s not yet a done deal, but on Sunday, Port Authority bus drivers took a giant step to enabling the restoration of public transit service cuts in September.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald stopped by to talk to KDKA Radio’s Rob Pratte about the state of the county, as well as the region in general.
Military members and their families are celebrated a milestone on Friday after a ground-breaking in Moon Township.
To help their re-entry into society, prisoners at the Renewal Center downtown are encouraged to leave during the day to work jobs. But although they’re subjected to pat downs and breathalyzer tests when they return, they’re pretty much free to not come back or leave at any time.
He wasn’t a household name in Pittsburgh, but he had a big impact on how we live. A memorial service was held Saturday to honor and celebrate the life of Mark Schneider; a man who many say dedicated his career to making Pittsburgh a better place.
Public transit as we know it will continue with no major cuts if the deal being worked on right now gets finalized and signed off on in the next week or so.
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?
The Shuman Center is supposed to be a place not just to detain the kids, but to rehabilitate them. However, some former and current workers at the Shuman Center said that’s not being done because management is not only corrupt, it’s creating an atmosphere that actually breeds more crime.
KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek talks with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald about property reassessments and controller Chelsa Wagner’s accusations about the process.
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|7:00 PM||CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley|
|7:30 PM||omg! Insider|
|8:00 PM||2 Broke Girls|
|8:30 PM||Rules of Engagement|
|9:00 PM||The Big Bang Theory|
|9:31 PM||Mike & Molly|
|10:00 PM||Hawaii Five-0|
|11:00 PM||KDKA-TV News at 11|
|11:35 PM||Late Show with David Letterman|