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UPDATED:6:45am — TUE – 6-15-2021

Pittsburgh Artists Planning For Juneteenth Celebration

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Fifteen Black artists in the Pittsburgh-area are going to be teaming up with One-HoodMedia to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend.  The Art as Liberation event will be held this Saturday from four-to-eight-in-the-afternoon at 320 Sampsonia Way in the North Side.  Organizers say Brittany Chantele, JM the Poet and NLS Ron will be performing, and the work of 15 other artists will be on display.

Irwin To Host Music Festival This Week

(Irwin, PA)  —  Residents in Westmoreland County are being invited to enjoy a music festival this week in Irwin.  The Music in the Streets event will be held this Thursday from five-in-the-afternoon until eleven-at-night.  Judi Figel and Dave Crisci will be performing at the Lamp Theatre Courtyard, and Kevin McManus and The Bone Forum will be playing at the intersection of Fourth and Main streets.  The Kenny Blake Trio will be performing at Brandy’s Down Under, and Bobby Brooks will be playing at the Colonial Grille Tap Room.

Kraft Heinz Acquiring Turkey-Based Sauce Manufacturer

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Kraft Heinz is going to be expanding its global operation.  The Pittsburgh-based company recently announced that it will be acquiring Assan Foods from Kibar Holding, a privately held Turkish sauce manufacturer, for more than one-hundred-million-dollars.  Assan Foods focuses on sauces including Ketchup, and it has been a certified production partner for Kraft Heinz since 2019.

FBI Pittsburgh Issuing Warning To Recent Graduates

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  FBI Pittsburgh is issuing a warning to recent high school graduates in the area.  Authorities are encouraging people to not post their senior pictures on social media.  They say online scammers can use your picture to get answers to your password security questions, including your high school mascot, favorite teacher or childhood best friend.

Young Bald Eagles Born In Pittsburgh Area Take Flight For First Time

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The three young bald eagles that were born at the first nest located in the Pittsburgh area in 150 years are getting closer to reaching adulthood.  While one of the eaglets fledged earlier this month, the other two eagles took flight for the first time over the weekend.  Officials with the National Aviary say the three young eagles will still be hanging out around the Hays nest above the Monongahela River for the next few months until they reach full adulthood and leave the nest for the final time.

Pittsburgh Sports

UPDATED: 6:45am — TUE – 6-15-2021

Steelers Start Mandatory Minicamp Tomorrow

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Mandatory minicamp opens up today for the Steelers.  They’ll go through Thursday.  After that, the team will reconvene later this summer for training camp.  Pittsburgh’s first preseason game is the Hall of Fame game against the Cowboys on August 5th. 

Schwarber Powers Nationals Past Pirates

(Washington, DC)  —  Kyle Schwarber hit a seventh-inning homer to lift the Nationals to a 3-2 win over the Pirates in Washington, D.C.  Schwarber finished with a pair of RBI in the win, Washington’s second-straight.  Kyle Finnegan picked up the win in relief of Jon Lester, who gave up two runs in five-and-a-third.  Kevin Newman homered in the loss, Pittsburgh’s eighth-straight.  Clay Holmes took the loss in relief, falling to 2-2.

Pirates Face Nationals Again Tonight

(Washington, DC)  —  The Pirates will be facing the Nationals tonight in a showdown of lefties in the Nation’s Capital.  Tyler Anderson is scheduled to go for the Buccos.  The southpaw is 3-6 with a 4.52 ERA on the season.  Washington will counter with Patrick Corbin.  The lefty is 3-5 with a 6.21 earned run average. 

Report: MLB Players Caught With Foreign Substance Subject To Suspension

(Undated)  —  Major League Baseball is reportedly set to crack down on the use of foreign substances.  According to ESPN, the league is expected to issue ten-day suspensions to any players caught using foreign substances.  Teams are expected to receive a memo outlining plans to cut down on use of substances from pitchers in both the National and American Leagues.  The issue stems from the use of SpiderTack, which is a heavy duty glue that has become a go-to tool for pitchers.

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