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Former DEP Chief John Hanger Announces 2014 Gubernatorial Run

| December 7, 2012 | 0 Comments
Former DEP Chief John Hanger Announces 2014 Gubernatorial Run

By Darlene Natale Point Park News Service Former Department of Environmental Protection Chief John Hanger came to Pittsburgh November 29th and announced his goal of making Thomas Corbett a one-term governor. The Hershey Democrat said his campaign for governor is about education, the economy, and the environment. Hanger called Corbett’s cuts to education “irresponsible destructive […]

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Carjacking suspect dies after jumping into Allegheny River

| November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments
Carjacking suspect dies after jumping into Allegheny River

By Franny Zehler Point Park News Service An unnamed man led Pittsburgh Police on a high speed chase Wednesday night, cutting through the Strip District and Downtown before jumping into the Allegheny River and eventually dying. The actual Carjacking occurred Monday in Lawerenceville, when police lost the vehicle. An undercover officer spotted the vehicle Wednesday […]

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Election Day 2012: Voters turn out in droves

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Election Day 2012: Voters turn out in droves

  8 p.m. Polls close on a busy day of voting By Audrey Prisk Point Park News Service Lenora Austin has been working polls in the Pittsburgh area since 2000. At 8:02 p.m. Tuesday, she was pushing her walker behind a row of long tables in the lobby of University of Pittsburgh’s Wesley W. Posvar […]

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Allegheny County assessment shows inequities between wealthy and impoverished

| October 25, 2012 | 1 Comment
Allegheny County assessment shows inequities between wealthy and impoverished

By Ralph Musthaler Point Park News Service Amassed along Field Club Road in Fox Chapel lies property with market values in excess of $800,000, but the reassessments by a private firm reflects a value $15,000 lower. On Second Avenue, Braddock, property values hover at or around $9,000. The inequities of the court–ordered property evaluations, performed […]

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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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Ovarian cancer survivor stresses awareness, proper diagnosis

| September 17, 2012 | 2 Comments
Ovarian cancer survivor stresses awareness, proper diagnosis

By Pete Bridge Photos By Rachel Norris Point Park News Service Olga George had been misdiagnosed for two years before she found out that the pains she was having were ovarian cancer. “A lot of people were telling me ‘no it’s in your head’ or ‘no, it’s this’. I was misdiagnosed many times before finally […]

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