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Working from home causing harmful strain on your eyes, doctor says

With so many people working from home, we're staring at screens more than ever before. And that can be tough on the eyes. → Read More

Working from home causes harmful strain on your eyes, doctor says

With so many people working from home, we're staring at screens more than ever before. And that can be tough on the eyes. → Read More

Pittsburgh to begin parking meter enforcement

Parking meter enforcement will start back up on Wednesday, according to city officials. With businesses resuming under Gov. Wolf’s yellow phase, parking meter enforcement downtown will allow for more customers for shops and restaurants, officials said. → Read More

Local gym owner facing fines, threatened with jail time for opening his business early

A local gym owner is facing fines and even the threat of jail time for opening his business early. → Read More

Local entomologist weighs in on ‘murder hornets’

The so-called “murder hornet” has made its way to the United States, and bee harvesters are concerned that the giant Asian hornet, Vespa mandarina, could devastate the country’s bee population. → Read More

Families receive stimulus checks for dead relatives

If you received a stimulus check for a deceased relative, you’re not the only one. → Read More

Beaver County police chief’s deadly stroke likely caused by COVID-19, doctor says

Through the tragic recent death of Ambridge Police Chief Mark Romutis, new light could be shed on the effects of COVID-19 – and the study is happening right here in Pittsburgh. → Read More

Health workers face new stress during COVID-19 pandemic

The stress and uncertainty that so many in the medical community have been coping with while saving lives now has a face. → Read More

Man says he can’t wear mask due to PTSD; claims he was denied access to Giant Eagle

A local man who has been vocal about getting his small business back up and running said he was denied access to a Giant Eagle. He said it was because he wasn’t wearing a mask. → Read More

Bloomfield restaurant gives out more than just free meals to people in need during COVID-19 pandemic

PITTSBURGH — For nearly four decades, Rocky‘s Café in Bloomfield has provided food to the community. Now, they’re providing much more than just food --clothing and even toys for children and a big customer for Rocky’s these days is the homeless. “I’ve never seen that many homeless people,” said owner Rocky Mori. And Mori knows just about everything there is to know about Bloomfield. He’s been in… → Read More

Huge line of cars, new traffic patterns as people try to get help from Pittsburgh food bank

A huge line of cars gathered as people tried to get help from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Monday, as seen from above with Chopper 11. → Read More

Who is hiring in the Pittsburgh-area during the coronavirus pandemic?

While businesses are closing left and right because of the coronavirus outbreak, leaving many people out of work, there are others that have positions to fill now. → Read More

New owners of SouthSide Works plan to add dog park, riverfront apartments, fill empty storefronts

The new owners of the SouthSide Works said they plan to add a dog park, a lawn area, new riverfront apartments, and fill empty storefronts with new retailers and restaurants. Plans also include a new indoor - outdoor shopping and dining area using repurposed shipping containers. → Read More

Online scammers are taking advantage of typos to steal your personal information

How many times have you typed in the wrong URL? if you’re like many of us, it happens a lot -- but typing the wrong address in your browser and hitting enter can cost you big time. → Read More

Study: One in nine Pitt students raped since entering college

University of Pittsburgh students and the school are responding to a recent report released by the Association of American Universities that detailed the rate of sexual assault and misconduct at Pitt and more than 30 universities. → Read More

Woman fighting citation over feeding feral cats

A woman is fighting a citation issued by White Oak Borough after complaints over her colony of feral cats. → Read More

Man stabbed in the head and neck after fight inside convenience store

County police said a man was stabbed in the head and neck after a fight inside a convenience store on Whitaker Street. → Read More

Man in public works truck stabs local store employee before driving off

County police said a man was stabbed in the head and neck after a fight inside a convenience store on Whitaker Street. → Read More

Store owner stabbed in neck by man who got out of public works truck, police say

WHITAKER, Pa. — Police were called to a convenience store in Whitaker Borough after the owner was stabbed Monday morning by a man who got out of a public works truck, police said. Investigators said the stabbing happened around 11 a.m. at Lizzie’s Dairy on Whitaker Street. Officers said the victim had a deep slash to his neck and was taken to an area hospital. According to a criminal complaint,… → Read More

Local business owner says health department unfairly shut down his restaurant

A local business owner says the health department has unfairly shut down his restaurant after four decades in Bloomfield. → Read More