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‘Beverly’s Birthdays’ revives hope in homeless children

| November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘Beverly’s Birthdays’ revives hope in homeless children

By Madison Taylor, Point Park News Service: As Megs Yunn volunteered at a local after-school program, she learned something heartbreaking about an 11-year-old girl named Beverly: She never had celebrated her birthday. Distraught by the thought of a child never experiencing a birthday party or even having a slice of her own cake, Yunn wanted […]

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Q&A: Coordinator of Pittsburgh Walk to End Alzheimer’s gives weekend details

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Q&A: Coordinator of Pittsburgh Walk to End Alzheimer’s gives weekend details

By Wyatt Cree, Point Park News Service: Pittsburgh’s 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled for this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 24 beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Heinz Field. After the opening of the event, the two-mile walk will follow at 10 a.m. Coordinator Abby Smith said the Pittsburgh teams have already raised $280,000. The […]

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Point Park unveils Center for Media Innovation plans

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Point Park unveils Center for Media Innovation plans

By Lucy DeFruscio, Point Park News Service: Point Park University unveiled the floor plans of its new state-of-the-art learning center Wednesday morning during a press conference held at the location of the new Center for Media Innovation. The Center will be located at the corner of Wood Street and Third Avenue in the space of […]

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‘American Pain’ author speaks about drugs — and journalism

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘American Pain’ author speaks about drugs — and journalism

By Jessica Federkeil, Point Park News Service: John Temple had one question on his mind that lead to the creation of his newest book “American Pain.” “Why am I hearing more and more about the abuse of prescription drugs, and why are they affecting people I know?” Temple, a journalism professor at West Virginia University, […]

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Mt. Oliver block watch discusses community and restoration

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
Mt. Oliver block watch discusses community and restoration

By James Kail, Point Park News Service: In efforts to improve the borough of Mt. Oliver, the local block watch met Thursday night at the Ormsby Avenue Café to pitch ideas for cleaning up the area. “We need to set a good example,” Suzanne N. Photos, one of the leaders of the watch said. “However […]

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McKeesport man arrested, charged in Gateway Center hostage crisis

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
McKeesport man arrested, charged in Gateway Center hostage crisis

Story and footage by Joesph Buckel Point Park News Service Sirens blared through Downtown Pittsburgh Friday morning after Pittsburgh Police received calls of a hostage situation with weapons on the sixteenth floor of Three Gateway Center. According to 911 records, the first emergency calls came in at 8:16 a.m. from employees of C. W. Breitsman […]

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Terrell Johnson wins freedom

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
Terrell Johnson wins freedom

  by Paige Krivda For the Point Park News Service After 18 years of incarceration, Terrell Johnson was acquitted of murder. Following four days of witness testimony and two days of jury deliberation at his retrial, Terrell Johnson was acquitted of all charges when the jury disregarded the testimony of discredited eyewitnesses. Defense Attorney, Turahn […]

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