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Port Authority Discussing Consolidating Stops On Local Bus Route PITTSBURGH - A plan that would eliminate bus stops in the city is being discussed by the Port Authority. One of the lines could see a huge cut to its stops. The 88 Penn bus route has nearly 100 stops through the Strip District, Lawerenceville, Bloomfield, Garfield and East Liberty.

Southbound I-279 Shut Down Due To Vehicle Fire PITTSBURGH - A vehicle fire is forcing the closure of southbound I-279 during rush hour traffic. PennDOT says the Parkway North between the the I-79/I-279 split and the Camp Horne Road exit is closed until further notice. First responders are on the scene, PennDOT says.

WWE Royal Rumble 2020 Picks: Can Brock Lesnar Go The Distance? Headlining the show this year are the annual 30-man and 30-woman over-the-top-rope Royal Rumble matches, with the winners of each earning a chance to main event WrestleMania.

New Navigable Waters Protection Rule Aims To Identify Federally Regulated Waterways PITTSBURGH - There will be a clear way to know if the waters in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia are regulated by the state or the federal government. A new rule is being introduced to define and clarify bodies of water that are federally regulated and those that are managed by the states.

Humane Animal Rescue Says Opossum Makes Full Recovery After Being Hit By Car And Losing Eye PITTSBURGH - An opossum at Humane Animal Rescue has made a miraculous recovery. On Thursday, the organization said an opossum was brought to its Wildlife Rehabilitation Center after being hit by a car in November. The animal's eye was too damaged to be saved, so Humane Animal Rescue veterinarians had to remove it in an attempt to save his life.

McKeesport Police Looking For 14-Year-Old Daisha Reyes-Burgos - McKeesport Police are asking the public for help finding a 14-year-old girl. They say Daisha Reyes-Burgos takes medication and doesn't have it with her. They believe she is a runaway and she was last seen on Monday around 6 p.m. Police describe her as a black female who is 4 feet and 8 inches tall.

Teen Won't Be Able To Walk At Graduation Unless He Cuts His Dreadlocks A Texas family is threatening legal action against their local school district after their teen son was told he couldn't walk at graduation because of his hair.

'This Guy Is High, He Smoked, He Threatened Me': Delivery Driver Reportedly Claims Antonio Brown Was Under The Influence During Alleged Attack HOLLYWOOD, Fla - The delivery driver who was allegedly attacked by Antonio Brown in Florida is claiming the former NFL wide receiver was under the influence and wanted to fight. On Thursday, TMZ obtained the 911 call made by the driver who claims he was attacked by Brown.

June Kelley June Kelley, 92, of Sigel PA, passed away on Wednesday, JANUARY 22, 2020. The daughter of Mary A. and Harry Silvis, she was born on June 21, 1927, in Forest County, Pa. She and her beloved late husband Donald G. Kelley married February 25, 1950, in Sigel, Pa.

Registration Opens For 2020 Pittsburgh Great Race PITTSBURGH - If your 2020 New Year's resolution is to run a race, here's your chance. Registration is now open for the 43rd running of the Pittsburgh Great Race, which is set for Sept. 27 this year. The 5k and 10k courses are mostly downhill and run along Forbes, Fifth and Boulevard of the Allies before finishing at the Point.

'Oh No! Awful Poster': Hospital Sign About Using Phones Around Babies Divides Parents I was in SCBU with a five day old and my phone was a lifeline. I was isolated and frightened and my phone meant I could stay in touch with people and read up on what had happened to us," Daisy lots of Daisies wrote. But others tweeted support for the poster.

Kidsburgh: Postpartum Depression PITTSBURGH - Postpartum depression affects one in six new moms, but many still don't get the help they need. Michelle Fogle, of Mount Lebanon, is opening up about her own struggles with postpartum depression in the hope that other women will learn from her experience.

'Pittsburgh Sailors; They Are Tough': Inactivation Ceremony Held For USS Pittsburgh - The crew of the USS Pittsburgh held an inactivation ceremony to celebrate the submarine's service. After 35 years of service and 1,000 dives, the submarine USS Pittsburgh is being decommissioned.

Pa. Supreme Court Upholds Old Precedent In Fracking PITTSBURGH - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled to uphold a legal principle that allows drillers to drain oil and natural gas from outside their property lines. The court overturned a 2018 decision by the lower Superior Court on Wednesday that said the "rule of capture" does not cover hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Man Arrested For Allegedly Bringing Loaded Gun To Pittsburgh International Airport PITTSBURGH - A man was arrested for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to the Pittsburgh International Airport. A Missouri man was arrested when TSA agents say they caught him with a.38 caliber handgun that was loaded with six bullets. It was spotted by a TSA officer as the carry-on bag was going through the security checkpoint X-ray machine.

Local Fitness Studios Holding Donation-Based Classes To Raise Money For Animals Affected By Australian Fires PITTSBURGH - Several local gyms and fitness centers are raising money to help the wild animals affected by the brush fires in Australia. Ramp N Rize, a boutique fitness center, says more than 35 other fitness facilities are joining them for a fundraiser on Sunday.

'Backyard Brawl' Between Pitt Panthers And West Virginia Mountaineers Returns To PNC Park In 2020 PITTSBURGH - PNC Park is set to host the Backyard Brawl once again this Spring. The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they would host the Pitt Panthers and West Virginia Mountaineers for the game in 2020. It will take place on April 29th.

Highmark Recognized As Supportive Workplace For LGBTQ Community PITTSBURGH - You may have caught sight of the nighttime rainbow displayed on the Highmark Building downtown. This week's light display is because of an honor from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. It has recognized Highmark as a supportive and inclusive culture for members of the LGBTQ community.

Dog With 'Wonky' Face Finds Forever Home After Initial Owner Returned Him A dog with a permanently slanted "wonky" face has finally found a loving home after a shelter received hundreds of adoption requests.

Former PA Lt. Gov. Mike Stack hits Hollywood with new standup comedy act The onetime elected official, aka “Mikey Stacks, ” has a whole page of cringey demo reels.

Applications Open For Pa. Property Tax And Rent Rebate Program HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania's property tax and rent rebate program is now open for applications. Seniors, widows, widowers and people with disabilities may be eligible to claim a rebate. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.

Pennsylvania's GOP House speaker to retire after three terms PITTSBURGH - Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai will not run for reelection, the Republican announced Thursday, ending the career of a conservative force in state government in a critical year when Democrats are aiming to take control of the chamber.

Scam Warning: Text Message Scam Disguising Itself As FedEx Notification But before you mindlessly click on that text message that looks like it's from FedEx, take a second look because it could be a scam. Some people around the country are receiving text messages that show a supposed tracking code and link to "set delivery preferences." The text is deceiving as it uses the recipient's real name.

Report: 'Forever Chemicals' Contaminate Drinking Water In Dozens Of Cities The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated, an environmental group reported on Wednesday.

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