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Asteroid Whizzes Past Earth, Captures World’s Attention

Rarely is there a story that captivates the world’s attention as this one has. An asteroid, the size of an apartment building, whizzed past earth. Millions monitored the momentous occasion via the Internet on Friday afternoon.

02/15/2013

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Warrant Issued For Wilkinsburg Teen In School Fight Video

A 14-year-old middle school student in Wilkinsburg who was reportedly going to face charges after video of a fight in a boy’s bathroom is now wanted.

02/15/2013

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Pastor Urges Congregation To Give Up Social Media For Lent

Everywhere you go, people are online on Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media, but one local pastor is challenging his congregation to a special Lenten sacrifice.

02/12/2013

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On Social Media, Jay-Z’s Jab Trumps Katy Perry’s Cleavage

On music’s biggest night, social media networks exploded with commentary, making the 55th GRAMMY Awards this year’s second-most popular event with close to 15.5 million interactions as reported by Trendrr, a social TV analytics provider […]

02/11/2013

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Facebook Could Owe You Money

Attention Facebook users, the social media company may owe you money.

KDKA-TV–01/28/2013

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Buffalo Wild Wings Under Fire Over Controversial Gun Stance

Food chain Buffalo Wild Wings finds itself in the middle of a controversy, after gun bans pop up at company-owned restaurants.

KDKA-TV–01/25/2013

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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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