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Will Smith movie shooting in Pittsburgh

post-gazette.com — Move over, Vin Diesel. The Will Smith movie with the working title of "Concussion" started shooting in Pittsburgh Saturday and will film here through mid-January. Mr. Smith stars as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the first pathologist in the world to detect a long-developing brain injury called chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE in a former football player.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @jsilverpg: Will Smith movie about pathologist Bennet Omalu & his NFL concussion work to start shooting here. post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2014… via…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @jsilverpg: Will Smith movie about pathologist Bennet Omalu & his NFL concussion work to start shooting here. post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2014… via…

Oct 31, 2014

CTE-related film starring Will Smith and focused on ex-#Steelers center Mike Webster is underway in #Pittsburgh bit.ly/1u02jEq

Frein ordered held without bail in ambush shooting death of Pennsylvania trooper

post-gazette.com — MILFORD, Pa. -- Eric Frein, the captured suspected cop-killer who for six weeks was the target of a Poconos manhunt involving more than 1,000 law enforcement officers, on Friday was ordered held without bail on murder charges.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @PittsburghPG: UPDATED: Frein ordered held without bail in ambush shooting death of Pennsylvania trooper post-gazette.com/news/state/201… pic.twitter.com/ceLBS2LgwI

Tuned In: Attention to detail helps 'Olive Kitteridge'

Oct 31, 2014

The @HBO miniseries #OliveKitteridge impresses with characters & attention to detail + WPCB adds sub channel - post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/20…

Oct 31, 2014

The @HBO miniseries #OliveKitteridge impresses with characters, attention to detail & WPCB adds sub channel - post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/20…

TV Q&A: 'Haven,' 'Rachael Ray' and TV cameras in the courtroom

communityvoices.post-gazette.com — TV Q&A with Rob Owen Submit a question to TV Q&A by clicking here. This week's TV Q&A (after the "Read more" jump below) responds to questions about "Haven," TV cameras in the courtroom and an MIA local TV news reporter. As always, thanks for reading and keep the questions coming.

Pennsylvania court rules Highmark plan does not violate accord with UPMC

post-gazette.com — HARRISBURG -- A Commonwealth Court judge has found a low-cost Highmark insurance plan for seniors does not violate an agreement with state regulators by excluding in-network access to UPMC physicians and hospitals. Pennsylvania officials had argued the new, narrow-network Medicare Advantage "Community Blue" plan from Highmark violated a set of agreements reached this summer between the state and the two feuding Pittsburgh health care giants.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @karen_langley: The deal PA regulators brokered between warring Pittsburgh health giants may not have achieved what they meant it to post-gazette.com/news/health/20…

Pennsylvania State Police: Eric Frein in custody

post-gazette.com — Share with others: DUNMORE, Pa. -- Authorities say they have captured a man accused of killing one Pennsylvania State trooper and seriously injuring another during an ambush outside police barracks. Police say they have 31-year-old Eric Frein in custody. The ambush was Sept. 12.

Cal U. cancels home football game in wake of 'violent' incident

post-gazette.com — California University of Pennsylvania late today said it has canceled Saturday's home football game after five members of its team were arrested and charged in connection with what the school termed a violent incident early today in California Borough. The university, in a statement, said all five have been suspended from the university.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @BschacknerPG: Here's my breaking news story on Cal U canceling home football game in wake of 'violent' incident post-gazette.com/sports/college… via @pittsburghpg

Oct 30, 2014

BREAKING: Cal U. cancels home football game in wake of 'violent' incident post-gazette.com/sports/college… via @BschacknerPG

Kings at Penguins - 10-30-14

blogs.post-gazette.com — PREGAME -The Penguins recalled Jayson Megna from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton today. We wouldn't read too much into that move. We don't have all the details figured out, but with Olli Maatta potentially going on long-term injured reserve, adding Megna and his $874,125 salary cap hit will help the team save a little bit more with salary cap relief if Maatta does indeed go on long-term injured reserve.
Oct 30, 2014

Game blog updated with postgame thoughts. The #Penguins used their special teams to beat up a beat-up #Kings team. bit.ly/1E6MY6O

Oct 30, 2014

Game blog for #Penguins-#Kings up with some pregame thoughts on Jayson Megna and Drew Doughty: bit.ly/1E6MY6O

About the Kings - 10-30-14

blogs.post-gazette.com — A preview of the Kings. When and where: 7 p.m, EDT, Consol Energy Center. TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), Fox Sports West (Los Angeles Market), NHL Network (rest of the United States). Record: 6-1-2, 14 points. The Kings are in second place in the Pacific Division.
Oct 30, 2014

Previewing #Penguins-#Kings with a stab at lines, injuries, notes, etc.: bit.ly/1tGhgKh (Ninth in an 82-part series.)

Man surrenders in Homewood shooting death

post-gazette.com — A Homewood man surrendered today on charges that he killed his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend following an argument over her daughter. Herbert Hart IV, 25, is accused of killing 35-year-old Robert Wilson, of East Liberty, on the front porch of the Hale Street home Mr. Hart shares with his girlfriend.

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Anti-harassment video of Pittsburgh CAPA grad goes viral

post-gazette.com — A video to raise awareness of street harassment, featuring a Pittsburgh CAPA graduate, has gone viral with more than 5 million YouTube views in the last day. For more than 10 hours, Shoshana Roberts, 24, walks in New York City as part of a hidden-camera experiment.
Oct 29, 2014

Anti-harassment video of Pittsburgh CAPA grad goes viral post-gazette.com/news/nation/20… via @pittsburghpg

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Vegan Festival offers a taste of plant-based eating

post-gazette.com — It is a festival the cows, pigs and chickens would enjoy. The second Pittsburgh Vegan Festival is slated for Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills. The event welcomes everyone, not just vegans. "We want anyone interested in knowing more about a plant-based diet or healthier eating options to come.

Pittsburgh police officers’ outside work restructuring still ongoing

post-gazette.com — More than a year after former police Chief Nate Harper pleaded guilty to diverting money meant to pay for officers' off-duty work into an account he used for himself, the city's attempts to restructure how those jobs are doled out and how payments are processed is still a work in progress.
Oct 30, 2014

Official: As much as $1 million in payments for officer moonlighting might be unpaid, via @rczullo -- post-gazette.com/local/city/201…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @richelord: Pgh police moonlighting problems continue despite years of fixes, chief's conviction, @rczullo reports post-gazette.com/local/city/201…

The Michael Keaton quiz

post-gazette.com — When a Pittsburgh TV editor sat down with Michael Keaton in 1979, he was about to star in his third TV series and was a couple of years away from his breakthrough movie role in "Night Shift."

Movie review: "Birdman" is Keaton's finest hour

post-gazette.com — Two months after it took flight during the Venice Film Festival, "Birdman" finally alights in Pittsburgh, hometown of Michael Keaton. That much time and hype -- Mr. Keaton's early odds to take the best actor Oscar are almost 2-to-1 -- can be a moviegoer's worst enemy. Except in this case.

Obama warns against strict Ebola quarantines

wwww.post-gazette.com — WASHINGTON - America's response to Ebola must be based in fact and science, "not fear, not hysteria, not misinformation," President Barack Obama said Wednesday in an implicit criticism of the New York and New Jersey governors' orders of mandatory quarantines for health care workers returning from affected countries in West Africa.

Pittsburgh police to add smartphone app to tools against domestic violence

post-gazette.com — This October was marked both as domestic violence awareness month and breast cancer awareness month. That's ironic, Pittsburgh police Sgt. Eric Kroll told residents gathered Wednesday night for a public safety meeting in Sheraden. "They have two parallels," he said. "One, it affects a lot of families.
Oct 30, 2014

Pittsburgh police to add smartphone app to tools against domestic violence post-gazette.com/local/city/201… via @pittsburghpg #DVAM