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Paul Van Osdol

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Recent articles by Paul:

District attorney sues major pharmacy chains over opioid crisis

The suit says the pharmacies violated state and federal laws by ignoring red flags. → Read More

Doug Mastriano aides refuse to allow questions at campaign event

The Doug Mastriano for Governor campaign has not responded to multiple requests for interviews with the candidate during the past two months. Action News Investigates tried to question the Republican nominee during a campaign stop outside New Castle on Tuesday. → Read More

Mastriano says he's not anti-Semitic

Mastriano's statement follows criticism of his connection to the social media site Gab. → Read More

Pittsburgh mayor pulls city out of OnePGH fund

Then-Mayor Bill Peduto announced OnePGH weeks before the 2021 primary. → Read More

What is Acrisure? Steelers stadium now named for Michigan company

What is Acrisure? It's a question many Pittsburgh fans are likely asking about the company that outbid Kraft Heinz to win naming rights for the Steelers' stadium. → Read More

Allegheny County sues major pharmacy chains over opioid crisis

Allegheny County has filed a lawsuit against three major pharmacy chains, accusing them of contributing to the opioid crisis. → Read More

Chevy Bolt owners frustrated by slow response to recall of fire-prone batteries

General Motors recalled 140,000 Chevrolet Bolts after some batteries caught fire. Many Bolt owners are struggling to replace the defective batteries, all while soaring gas prices are prompting more people to consider electric vehicles. → Read More

Beaver County woman charged with leaving dog outside in heat with no water

Pennsylvania law makes it a crime to leave an animal tethered outside in heat over 90 degrees with no water and no shade. → Read More

Police: Man believed neighbor was spying on him before shooting

Several “no trespassing” signs could be seen on a wire fence separating the two homes in Washington County. → Read More

Kathy Barnette rising in polls in Republican Senate race

Oz and McCormick have spent tens of millions of dollars attacking each other, while Barnette has focused on her compelling life story. → Read More

In wake of shooting, mayor speaks out about culture of violence

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey said the city needs to do more to address what he called a culture of violence. → Read More

Pittsburgh councilman proposes tougher regulations on short-term rentals following shooting

"Anyone can easily Google Airbnb parties that have been gotten out of hand like this," said Pittsburgh Councilman Bobby Wilson, whose district includes the North Side. → Read More

Family of Jim Rogers sues city, officers over tasing death

A spokesperson for Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey says the filing of a lawsuit will allow the city to turn over police bodycam video to the Rogers family. → Read More

FBI warns of sextortion scams targeting teen boys

The FBI said parents and teens can take a few simple steps to keep scammers away. → Read More

State watchdog backing away from school audits

Pennsylvania Auditor General Tim DeFoor says his office will no longer do routine audits of school districts. → Read More

Pittsburgh paramedic uses own vehicle to rescue victims from bridge collapse

"I almost felt like an Uber driver coming down to pick somebody up," said Atkinson, a 21-year veteran. → Read More

Limited partner files lawsuit over sale of Pittsburgh Penguins to Fenway Sports Group

The lawsuit was filed by Wildfire Productions, a limited partner in the Penguins ownership group. → Read More

Pitcairn to take over policing Wilmerding

During the five years Allegheny County has overseen policing, residents said crime has dropped dramatically in Wilmerding. → Read More

Lawsuit accuses Petco of sales tax overcharges

A Petco spokesperson declined to comment, citing the pending litigation. → Read More

FBI seeking victims in Snapchat sextortion case, Penn Hills man charged

The FBI said it has identified victims from Phoenix to Buffalo to Virginia in what it calls a "sextortion" case. → Read More