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UPDATED:8:45am — FRI – 8-12-2022

One-Year-Old Hit By Car, Killed In Fayette County

(Brownsville, PA) — Authorities in Fayette County say a one-year-old girl is dead after being hit by a car yesterday evening.  State police responded to the scene along Green Street around 5:15 p.m.  The driver of the vehicle has been taken into custody.  It is not yet clear whether any charges are filed. 

Police Searching For Suspect In North Huntingdon Attempted Bank Robbery

(North Huntingdon, PA) — Police in North Huntingdon are searching for a man they say tried to rob a PNC Bank branch earlier this week.  Investigators say the suspect entered the Norwin Avenue bank Wednesday afternoon and told a teller he was armed, demanding cash.  When the teller told him she didn’t have money in her drawer, he fled the area in a black BMW, according to detectives.  Anyone with information on the suspect or the vehicle is asked to contact North Huntingdon police.

City Of Pittsburgh To Receive Hill District Infrastructure Grant

(Pittsburgh, PA) — Officials say a federal grant is allowing for infrastructure improvements in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.  Announced yesterday, the eleven-point-three-million in funding will go toward enhanced sidewalks and intersections.  The dollars will also be used to install traffic calming measures and develop green spaces.  Representatives with Mayor Gainey’s office say no dates have been finalized for the improvement projects.

Pirates Owner To Purchase Wigle Whiskey

(Pittsburgh, PA) — Pittsburgh Pirates owner, Bob Nutting, is acquiring Wigle Whiskey.  The brand is being purchased by Pittsburgh Spirits, sister company to Nutting’s Highland Ventures.  The distillery began operations in 2011, the first in Pennsylvania to sell directly to customers since the repeal of prohibition.  The Wigle-owned Threadbare Cider & Mead brand is also part of the sale.

Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak Tonight

(Undated) — One of the most impressive celestial shows of the year is reaching its peak tonight.  The Perseid meteor shower has had lights streaking across the sky since last month, ramping up to early Saturday morning, when 60 or more meteors can go by in an hour.  Viewing is best in rural areas in the hours before dawn, but the “shooting stars” can be seen anytime after dark.  Light from the moon may wash out many meteors this year, as it will be slightly waning following last night’s supermoon.

Pittsburgh Sports

UPDATED: 8:45am — FRI – 8-12-2022

Steelers Host Seahawks Tomorrow

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The Steelers are back on the gridiron tomorrow.  Pittsburgh will host the Seattle Seahawks in preseason action.  It’s the first of three preseason games for the Steelers before the regular season.

Pirates Fall To Diamondbacks

(Phoenix, AZ)  —  The Pirates fell 9-3 to the Diamondbacks in the series finale in Phoenix.  Chase De Jong took the loss for Pittsburgh while Ke’Bryan Hayes had a pair of hits.  The Pirates are 45-67.  Pittsburgh will visit the Giants tonight.

Kim And Spaun Lead St. Jude Championship

(Memphis, TN)  —  A pair of players are leading the way at the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind in Memphis.  Si Woo Kim and J.J. Spaun finished the first round eight under par.  Sahith Theegala is alone in third place at seven under.  Several other players are tied for fourth place at six under par.  Andrew Putnam, David Lipsky and Kevin Streelman will be among the first group of players teeing off the second round. 

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