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Law follows baseball dream from Beechview to pros

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Law follows baseball dream from Beechview to pros

By Tyler Trainor, Point Park News Service: Before Derek Law was born, his parents were traveling back to Pittsburgh after his father’s failed attempts to become a Major League Baseball player when they were involved in a nasty crash. His mother was seven months pregnant with the Law, who is now 23, during the crash. […]

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Pens’ Cup run brings money for city, too

| April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment
Pens’ Cup run brings money for city, too

By Alex Stumpf, Point Park News Service: Columbus Blue Jackets fans Zach and Ross Perry traveled from Indiana and Ohio to see their team play the Penguins at Consol Energy Center Wednesday night in the opening game of the NHL playoffs. They paid $85 each for tickets and stayed at the Hampton Inn & Suites […]

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Cold winter means higher honey prices, beekeepers say

| April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
Cold winter means higher honey prices, beekeepers say

By Lauren Dantella, Point Park News Service: With the arrival of spring, some of the area’s smallest inhabitants could be facing big losses that consumers may notice on their farmer’s market shelves. Some local beekeepers said they are expecting higher-than-average honeybee population losses following the severe cold this winter. These losses can affect the price […]

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Lawrenceville bead shop grows out of desire for small business

| April 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
Lawrenceville bead shop grows out of desire for small business

By Flannery Joyce, Point Park News Service: Joanne Yalch had been interested in starting her own business for several years until her husband John told her to make it a reality during a drive through Lawrenceville 10 years ago. He said to quit talking about it and to start something, thinking it might be a […]

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Green Lane picks Pittsburgh for bike lane project

Green Lane picks Pittsburgh for bike lane project

By Madison Krupp, Point Park News Service: The Green Lane Project 2.0 by People for Bikes is coming to Pittsburgh. The nonprofit will donate $25,000, as well as $250,000 of in-kind services from its technical experts and engineers, which will attempt to transform the city into a Mecca for bicyclists. This initiative will mark Downtown […]

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NYC’s Strawberry Fields keeps Beatle’s memory alive

NYC’s Strawberry Fields keeps Beatle’s memory alive

By Nathan Keenan, Point Park News Service: In New York City’s Central Park, a section labeled Strawberry Fields honors late Beatles star John Lennon. During this year’s 50th anniversary of the band’s arrival in the United States, several tourists and members of the Central Park Conservancy talk about the influential singer-songwriter and the memorial.

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New attitudes come to vintage fashion

New attitudes come to vintage fashion

By Ali Soukovich, Point Park News Service: Despite the popularity of vintage e-commerce and storefronts in Pittsburgh, Kate Colussy still doesn’t think there are enough. She drew inspiration for her South Side store, Highway Robbery, while traveling with her husband all over the country and in Europe where many cities seem to have stores like […]

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Film to focus on young adults’ struggles with drugs, abuse

Film to focus on young adults’ struggles with drugs, abuse

By Liz Palmer, Point Park News Service: Jonathan Morelli struggled with drug addiction throughout high school in Hempfield Area School District. His mother thought he had overcome his issues until the morning of Feb. 6, 2013, when he was found dead of a heroin overdose. Dr. Gary Cuccia was unaware of the abuse his 16-year-old […]

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Pittsburgh furries talk about culture, costumes

Pittsburgh furries talk about culture, costumes

Photos and audio story by Marina Weis, Point Park News Service: Pittsburgh furries, people who dress up as cartoon animals, talk about their history, costumes, culture and characters during the local club’s bi-weekly bowling event.    

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Pulitzer winners stress persistence in reporting

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pulitzer winners stress persistence in reporting

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: Point Park University students and faculty gathered on Thursday to hear two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists share how they uncovered police corruption in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Daily News reporters Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman, winners of the 2010 Pulitzer for investigative reporting, spoke about writing the series Tainted Justice, which […]

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