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Monessen School Board Stands By Vote, Former QB Will Not Walk At Graduation

There are two contentious sides to an unusual case in Westmoreland County. Supporters of former Monessen High School quarterback Chazus Rawlins urged school board to reverse a controversial decision.

01/15/2013

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McCutchen Wins Voting Contest To Be On “MLB 13 The Show” Cover

Pirates’ center fielder Andrew McCutchen will be appearing on the cover of an MLB video game thanks to the power of social media.

01/11/2013

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Protestors Flood Courthouse Steps Over Steubenville Rape Case

Protestors flooded the steps of the Jefferson County, Ohio, courthouse after accusations that members of the Big Red football team allegedly raped a teenage girl in mid-August.

01/05/2013

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Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

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Study Finds Growing Stress For Some Facebook Users

Facebook boasts of more than one billion people on its social network, but a study from the School of Business at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the University of Bath, England, suggests many of those on Facebook are more stressed out than ever.

11/28/2012

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Social Media Forcing Police To Change DUI Checkpoint Tactics

The night before Thanksgiving is a traditional party night, and that means police are out looking for drunk drivers.

11/21/2012

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State Police Phasing Out DUI Checkpoints, Starting New Program

State police in Westmoreland and Indiana counties are cracking down on drunk drivers, with a new program called “Spear.”

10/26/2012

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Facebook’s New “Promote” Option Raising Concerns

“It’s free and it always will be.” That’s the slogan you see when you log onto Facebook. But a new change is causing concerns about the way they do business.

10/17/2012

Nextdoor Website Helping To Build Stronger Communities

The Castle Shannon Police Department is using an online program to help keep neighbors connected and informed.

10/08/2012

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Suspect Communicated With Friends On Facebook During Hostage Situation

Shortly after Klein Michael Thaxton took his hostage, he used his victim’s iPhone and computer to turn to Facebook, posting, “i cant take it no more im done bro — how this ends is up to yall bro.”

09/21/2012

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Opinion: Media Covers Up Violence Of Flash Mobs

Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.

08/02/2012

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Opinion: “Digital Politics” Is Here Without The Candidates

With all the communicative access to current local, national, and global information, expecting the masses to settle for media headlines and sound bites is insulting to today’s technologically-aware audience.

07/05/2012

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Social Media Becoming Effective Way To Complain To Companies

Have you ever felt wronged and wanted to complain to a company? Well, complaining has gotten a whole lot easier thanks to social media.

06/07/2012

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Is Social Media The New Face Of Divorce?

As millions of people get involved with social media, there are some new issues coming to light. The sites include Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more and the social media world continues to grow.

05/28/2012

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Robert Morris University Students Abstain From Social Media

It’s the end of a social experiment. A class at Robert Morris has been out of touch with social media for 48 hours.

04/12/2012

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