Tag Archives: Pittsburgh

Cops Bust Man Threatening Polling Place, Claims He Was Promised Gun And Money To Vote “Straight Party”

Pittsburgh’s NBC affiliate reports: Police arrested a man for allegedly threatening to shoot up a Washington County polling place on Tuesday. Christopher Queen allegedly arrived at the South Franklin Fire Hall just before 9 a.m. and told workers he was promised a gun and money if he voted “straight party.” Poll workers say he became angry when they told him …

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Prosecutors Ask Court To Seal Details Of Synagogue Shooting To Prevent Harassment Of Survivors, Families

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports: Federal prosecutors Friday asked a judge to seal all discovery materials in the government’s case against alleged Tree of Life synagogue gunman Robert Bowers, court filings show. The motions, filed by U.S. Attorney Scott Brady’s office in Pittsburgh, argue that only the defense should have access to the prosecution’s discovery materials. Discovery is the disclosure of …

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Shunned By Shooting Victims’ Families And Politicians Of Both Parties, Trump Arrives In Pittsburgh To Protests

CNN reports: Local and national officials are declining to appear with President Donald Trump on Tuesday as he visits a grieving Pittsburgh, where funerals for slain congregants at the Tree of Life synagogue were beginning. Trump, accompanied by the First Lady and prominent Jewish members of his administration — including daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin …

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Pittsburgh Shooter Makes Court Appearance [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre appeared briefly in federal court in a wheelchair and handcuffs Monday to face charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history. Robert Gregory Bowers, who was wounded in a gun battle with police during the shooting rampage, …

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LIVE VIDEO: FBI Press Conference On Mass Shooting

CBS News reports: The FBI is set to hold a press conference at 9 a.m. on Sunday to give the latest information on the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. Investigators said 11 people are dead after the shooting during a baby naming ceremony in a synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood. Authorities said four police officers were also injured during the shooting. …

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Far-Right Social Media Site Denies Responsibility For Synagogue Shooter After Allowing His Nazi Memes

Posted this afternoon by Gab: Gab.com’s policy on terrorism and violence have always been very clear: we a have zero tolerance for it. Gab unequivocally disavows and condemns all acts of terrorism and violence. This has always been our policy. We are saddened and disgusted by the news of violence in Pittsburgh and are keeping the families and friends of …

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Synagogue Mass Shooter ID’d As Neo-Nazi Holocaust Denier, Wrote “Lord Jesus Christ Is Come In The Flesh”

CBS News reports: The suspected shooter was identified as Robert Bowers, 48, law enforcement sources told CBS News and KDKA. Bowers surrendered and was taken into custody. Bowers burst into the Tree of Life synagogue and indiscriminately fired in the building while shouting, “All Jews must die,” police sources told KDKA. Four officers were shot during the incident, officials said. …

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Trump Blames Synagogue Victims For Not Having Guns

Splinter reports: President Donald Trump responded to the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue which has left at least eight people dead by blaming the synagogue for not having armed guards inside. The gunman also shot at least three armed police officers, but Trump did not appear to account for that in his remarks. “This is a case where if …

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PITTSBURGH: White Male Mass Shooter In Custody, Entered Shouting “All Jews Must Die,” Eight Fatalities

Haaretz reports: Eight people were killed after a man opened fire on a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, CBS News reported on Saturday. KDKA has reported that police was able to extract several people from the basement of the synagogue as well as from the attic. It remains unclear if there are further casualties inside. Eyewitness reports say the shooter is …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooter At Pittsburgh Synagogue, At Least Seven Fatalities, Two Police Officers Shot [VIDEO]

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: Police from across the city of Pittsburgh are responding to an active shooting situation at the The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. There are reports that multiple people have been shot. Police have requested that residents stay inside their home as they have exchanged gun fire with a suspected gunman. When officers arrived …

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Pittsburgh Readies Riot Police In Case Of Mueller Firing

Pittsburgh’s CBS affiliate reports: Pittsburgh Police are gearing up for possible protests in the event President Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller. A memo went out to the police department from Victor Joseph, commander of the Pittsburgh Bureau of police. In the memo the department’s detectives are instructed to begin wearing a full uniform and carrying riot gear with …

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PITTSBURGH: Mayor To Sign Ex-Gay Torture Ban Into Law After Unanimous Vote By City Council

The Associated Press reports: The Pittsburgh City Council has unanimously voted to ban mental health professionals in the city from using on minors a therapy that attempts to change sexual orientation or how people identify their gender. City spokesman Timothy McNulty tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Mayor Bill Peduto plans to sign the legislation. Numerous medical and psychiatric groups oppose …

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PITTSBURGH: Investigation Launched After Cop Punches Teen Girl At Pride Fest

A Pittsburgh police officer has been placed on administrative duty pending an investigation after he was caught on video punching a teenage girl who had been confronting Christian protesters during the city’s gay pride event. According to the criminal complaint, Ariel Lawther was fighting with a man named Eric Moore. The officer involved said when he went to break the …

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PITTSBURGH: Mayor Bill Peduto To Officiate Mass Wedding At Gay Pride

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto will officiate for as many as 20 same-sex couples during his city’s gay pride event. In the wake of the ruling, Mr. Peduto said he wanted the first marriage he officiated to be one for a same-sex couples. Now, he’s opening up a ceremony to 20 couples, whose marriages he will officiate in Triangle Park Downtown, …

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At Least 20 Students Injured In Stabbing Spree At Pennsylvania High School

CNN reports: At least 20 students were injured Wednesday morning in a stabbing incident at Franklin Regional Senior High School in the Pittsburgh area, said Dan Stevens, an emergency management agency spokesman. Four people were flown to hospitals by helicopter, he said. A message on the Franklin Regional School District’s website said all of its elementary schools were closed after …

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Anthony Weiner For Mayor Of Pittsburgh

The Weiner campaign was embarrassed yesterday when Pittsburgh bloggers noticed that the banner on his website featured the silhouetted skyline of their city and not New York.  The bottom image above is the one that Weiner’s site designers apparently used. The company has apologized for their “honest mistake” and has updated the site with actual photos of Gotham.

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There’s No Furries In Baseball

The NY Mets were “justifiably freaked out” to realize they were staying in the same hotel as a furry convention during this week’s away games in Pittsburgh. Above, Mets announcer Kevin Burkhardt poses with a beaver. I think that’s a beaver. Anthrocon 2009 continues through Sunday. Pittsburgh continues in last place.

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