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Penguins lose to Islanders ... again

post-gazette.com — UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders are a young, exciting team. They are very good, and they almost certainly are going to get better. Which should be of concern to the rest of the NHL, because they already are good enough to sit alongside the Penguins at the top of the Metropolitan Division.

Pitt beats Syracuse 30-7

post-gazette.com — No James Conner, no problem. Even with its star running back sidelined for most of the game, Pitt bounced back from three consecutive losses with a 30-7 win against Syracuse Saturday. The win keeps the Panthers' faint bowl hopes alive, with next week's game at Miami now a do-or-die contest if Pitt wants to avoid missing a bowl game for the first time since 2007.

Penguins at Islanders - 11-22-14

blogs.post-gazette.com — PREGAME -The Penguins were not granted a power play last night. Considering their potency with the man advantage, that's a considerable weapon they don't have at their disposal when they don't even get a chance to unholster it. Going back to Tuesday's 4-0 win in Montreal, the Penguins only had one power play in that game.
Nov 22, 2014

Game blog up with some pregame thoughts on the officiating & Sidney Crosby's "glass slash" vs. the Rangers last week: bit.ly/1yF76tx

About the Islanders - 11-22-14

blogs.post-gazette.com — A preview of the Islanders. When and where: 7 p.m., EST, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. TV: Root Sports, MSG Plus, City. Record: 13-6-0, 26 points. The Islanders are in second place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division. Leading Scorer: Center Brock Nelson, 18 points (9 goals, 9 assists).
Nov 22, 2014

Previewing #Penguins-#Islanders with a stab at lines, injuries, notes, etc.: bit.ly/1FefqUT (19th in an 82-part series.)

Empty Netter Assists - 11-22-14

blogs.post-gazette.com — Penguins -The Post-Gazette's recap from last night's game. "Didn't really deserve to win the game. You can break it down in different ways, but, at the end of the day, we didn't deserve to win it." - Sidney Crosby. -Newsday's recap. " It's not the score you want to see.

TBS cancels 'Sullivan & Son'

post-gazette.com — TBS canceled set-in-Pittsburgh sitcom "Sullivan & Son" this week after a three-season run. The Hollywood Reporter said the show averaged 1.6 million viewers in its third season over the summer, down 20 percent from its second season.

Pittsburgh withholds details on police consultant contract

post-gazette.com — The City of Pittsburgh on Friday would not make public documents expected to provide more detail about a Milwaukee consultant's pending contract with the police bureau that has raised concerns with a councilman there.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @jsilverpg: #PGH withholds details on police consultant contract; Milwaukee alderman raises questions, w/@LizNavratil post-gazette.com/local/city/201…

Obama expands Afghan mission

post-gazette.com — WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed a secret order in recent weeks authorizing a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move which ensures that U.S. troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @Pressistan: Obama signed a secret order authorizing a more expansive mission for Afghan military in 2015 than originally planned post-gazette.com/news/world/201…

Penguins Blog - PG Blogs

sportsblogs.post-gazette.com — Right winger Josh Archibald, center Jayson Megna and left winger Scott Wilson each had a goal and an assist for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (11-7-1-0) in a 5-1 road win against the Albany Devils Friday.
Nov 21, 2014

Minor league report - Josh Archibald, Jayson Megna and Scott Wilson help the #Penguins rout the #Devils, 5-1: bit.ly/1xf7Ymg

Milwaukee Police Department says chief of staff has permission to take Pittsburgh consulting job

wwww.post-gazette.com — The Milwaukee Police Department today said a top official had permission to moonlight as a data consultant for Pittsburgh's police bureau and touted its reputation for innovation despite years of misreporting crime data. Joel Plant, the Milwaukee police chief of staff, is in the process of finalizing a contract between his corporation, ESM Advisors, and the City of Pittsburgh to assist with data-driven policing.
Nov 21, 2014

Milwaukee Police Department says chief of staff has permission to take Pittsburgh consulting job, w/ @jsilverpg -- post-gazette.com/local/city/201…

Islanders beat Penguins in shootout, 5-4

post-gazette.com — New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo scored the goal that beat the Penguins in a shootout Friday night, leading the Islanders to a 5-4 win at Consol Energy Center. Okposo converted in the third round of the shootout, beating goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

Showing 'variety of body types,' Pittsburgh artist's Lammily doll goes on sale

post-gazette.com — Here's a doll you can put under the Christmas tree without feeling guilty about harming your daughter's body image. Unlike a typical wasp-waisted, hopelessly elongated Barbie doll, Pittsburgh-based artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm's creation, Lammily, is a doll with the body proportions of the average 19-year-old woman.
Nov 21, 2014

Of course its from the Burgh lol! @pittsburghPG: Pittsburgh artist's Lammily doll goes on sale post-gazette.com/life/lifestyle… via @pittsburghpg

Pittsburgh's Light Up Night to close streets, detour buses

post-gazette.com — Light Up Night will cause numerous street closures and bus detours today in Downtown Pittsburgh. ■ At 9 a.m., the following will be closed: Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge, including the sidewalks; Forbes Avenue from Stanwix to Wood streets; McMasters Way from Fifth Avenue to Market Square (access permitted to parking garage); Market and Graeme streets from Fifth Avenue to Market Square; and Delray Way from Liberty to Forbes avenues.

Flawed Milwaukee data raise questions about Pittsburgh police contract

post-gazette.com — A consultant brought in from Milwaukee to help the Pittsburgh police bureau use data to fight crime hails from a department that remains mired in controversy over how it has handled its crime statistics.
Nov 21, 2014

Flawed Milwaukee crime data raise questions about Pittsburgh consultant post-gazette.com/local/city/201… via @pittsburghpg

Nov 21, 2014

RT @LizNavratil: Flawed Milwaukee crime data raise questions about Pittsburgh consultant, w/ @jsilverpg -- post-gazette.com/local/city/201…

Nov 21, 2014

Flawed Milwaukee crime data raise questions about Pittsburgh consultant, w/ @jsilverpg -- post-gazette.com/local/city/201…

Nov 21, 2014

Flawed Milwaukee crime data raise questions about Pittsburgh consultant buff.ly/1zJJzs4 via @pittsburghpg

Nov 21, 2014

RT @richelord: $32K Pgh police contract goes to firm freshly minted by chief's ex-colleague, @jsilverpg and @LizNavratil report post-gazette.com/local/city/201…

Islanders at Penguins - 11-21-14

blogs.post-gazette.com — PREGAME -A few random notes and observation we've been able to cobble the last couple of days or so: -Pascal Dupuis was visibly rattled during a press conference to address his blood clot Wednesday. Earlier today, when riding in an elevator with a reporter, he was far more concerned with getting to the right floor to drop something off at the team's pro shop.
Nov 21, 2014

Postgame thoughts on the blog: Forget the Flyers or Caps. #Penguins-#Islanders is a more important rivalry right now: bit.ly/1FbBYpw

Nov 21, 2014

Game blog for #Penguins-#Islanders up w/some pregame thoughts on Pascal Dupuis the goaltender: bit.ly/1FbBYpw pic.twitter.com/rycoHWSMqL

Clairton rolls to seventh WPIAL football title in nine years

post-gazette.com — The Clairton High School Football team won its seventh WPIAL Class A title in nine years with a 46-14 win against Avonworth, Friday at Heinz Field. The victory marks the 11th WPIAL title for Clairton (13-0). Avonworth (11-2) was making its second title berth and first in 55 years.

About the Islanders - 11-21-14

blogs.post-gazette.com — A preview of the Islanders. When and where: 7 p.m., EST, Consol Energy Center. TV: MSG, Root Sports, SportsNet One, TVA. Record: 12-6-0, 24 points. The Islanders are in second place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division. Leading Scorer: Center Brock Nelson ( right), 18 points (9 goals, 9 assists).
Nov 21, 2014

Previewing #Penguins-#Islanders with a stab at lines, injuries, notes, etc.: bit.ly/1xZOPZt (18th in an 82-part series.)

At least three shot in Clairton bar

post-gazette.com — Five people were shot -- two seriously -- early this morning when a gunman walked into a Clairton speakeasy and began shooting. Police responded to a report of a shooting around 3:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Miller Avenue, according to an Allegheny County dispatch supervisor.
Nov 21, 2014

More on the shooting that left six people wounded at a Clairton speakeasy this morning, via @PittsburghPG -- post-gazette.com/local/south/20…