Pittsburgh council to spend $1M on crime cameras

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council plans to spend $1.1 million on surveillance cameras and gunshot detectors for a crime-ridden neighborhood. Council me……

Justice Department OKs ousting Texas school board

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — State-appointed managers will take over the El Paso Independent School District after the U.S. Department of Justice said it won’t oppose ousting the locally elected school board in the wake of a testing…

DB Cooper parachute packer ID’d as homicide victim

SEATTLE (AP) — The man who packed the parachutes used by infamous skyjacker D.B. Cooper more than four decades ago has been identified as the victim of a homicide in Washington state. However, authorities say they have no…

Calif. reactors might be retired if restart nixed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Costs tied to the long-running shutdown of California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant have soared to $553 million, while the majority owner raised the possibility Tuesday of retiring the plant if it can’t get…

US allows Wis. hunter to import rare rhino trophy

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The U.S. is allowing a hunter to bring a slain African rhinoceros back to Wisconsin, the first time American officials have allowed a black rhinoceros hunting trophy to be imported since the animal was listed…

NYC mayor staunchly defends police policies

NEW YORK (AP) — In a pugnacious defense of what he called a police force bombarded by politics, Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Tuesday at critics of the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk practice and surveillance…

NYC mayor staunchly defends police policies

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a stinging defense of the police department’s stop-and-frisk and surveillance programs. Bloomberg addressed police leaders Tuesday at the NYPD’s headquarters. He says the NYPD “is under…

With 1 week to go, Sanford subject of attacks

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford can’t seem to escape attacks on the extramarital affair that derailed his political career, which he hopes to revive in a special congressional election that is now a…
Springfield gas processing plant

Gas Plant Moving Forward

Despite reports to the contrary, an executive involved the new natural gas processing plant in Springfield Township said he believes the Utica and Marcellus shale plays could provide fuel for the next 100 years. …

Calif. school blunder: All dressed up but no prom

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Everyone got stood up at one Southern California high school’s prom. The dance itself was a no-show. KABC-TV Los Angeles reports (http://bit.ly/18lwRRb ) dozens of tuxedo-clad and corsage-wearing teens from Bloomington High School…

Trial ordered in hit-run death of NE Pa. child

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial in the hit-and-run death of a 5-year-old child last year. A Luzerne County jud……

Ex-hedge fund boss seeks leniency at NY sentencing

NEW YORK (AP) — A former hedge fund manager convicted of insider trading charges for making as much as $50 million on a tip about Dell earnings is seeking leniency at a New York sentencing. Lawyers for Manhattan…
Local Band Awards

Band Hits Beat in Ca.

A local band performed in California and came home with some pretty impressive performance awards. …

FDA: Morning-after pill OK for ages 15 and up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government on Tuesday lowered to 15 the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription and said the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters. The…

Hezbollah warns of possible Syria intervention

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group said Tuesday that Syrian rebels will not be able to defeat President Bashar Assad’s regime militarily, warning that Syria’s “real friends,” including his Iranian-backed militant group, were ready…

Charges allege $1.8M theft at Ohio charter school

CLEVELAND (AP) — The leaders of a Cleveland charter school are among 10 people accused in a $1.8 million theft from the school. An indictment filed in Cleveland on Tuesd……
BET Rappers

Local Act to Appear on BET

A local act is making their debut on national television Wednesday night, and they need your votes to make sure they win.…