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Two arrested after weekend standoff in Bloomfield

Point Park News Service Two suspects held police at bay on Saturday evening in Bloomfield. No one was hurt in the almost four-hour SWAT incident: For complete coverage, see our news partner’s story at Photos by Olivia Ciotoli, Point Park News Service. Read More

Festival planned in Mt. Lebanon to celebrate books

By Holly Tonini Point Park News Service When women get together, they often talk about books, said Meredith Mileti, a fiction writer who lives in Mt. Lebanon. Mileti and her friend and fellow author, Gwyn Cready of Mt. Washington, should know: The two frequent book clubs and have started a festival to celebrate what they say are “the books that... Read More

Pittsburgh hosts international delegates at 2012 One World Summit

By Kimberly Smith, Audrey Prisk and Holly Tonini Point Park News Service When Pittsburgh put in a bid to host the 2012 One Young World summit, happening this weekend, it did so with a sense of determination, said Kate Robertson, co-founder of the summit. “They didn’t say, ‘We intend to bid, here’s the document, tell us what you think.’ What... Read More

‘Perks’ to feature Pittsburgh talent

By Richelle Szypulski Point Park News Service Light streamed in through yellowing classroom blinds as Lexi Dripps sat in her last day of freshman English. But it wasn’t sunlight. The time was nearing 2 a.m. and instead of waiting for the bell to ring, she was anticipating a different sound to signal her freedom: “Cut.” Dripps, 20, an English and... Read More