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UPDATED:6:45am — MON – 5-16-2022

Lieutenant Governor Fetterman Suffers Stroke

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman is recovering from a stroke.  Individuals in Fetterman’s U.S. Senate campaign office announced he has been hospitalized after not feeling well Friday.  Fetterman says the stroke was caused by a blood clot, but that doctors were able to treat him and he did not suffer and cognitive damage.  He says he is well on his way to making a full recovery.

Reproductive Rights Rally Held In Pittsburgh

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Protestors are continuing to rally against a leaked Supreme Court opinion draft that might overturn Roe v. Wade.  Hundreds of pro-choice demonstrators gathered at the Pittsburgh City-County Building Saturday.  The event was one of more than three-hundred-50 “Bans Off Our Bodies” rallies in cities across the country.  The effort was organized by Women’s March Pittsburgh and other pro-choice advocacy groups.

Actor Billy Porter Serves AS CMU Commencement Keynote Speaker

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Carnegie Mellon’s Class of 2022 is leaving the university with some words of wisdom from a Pittsburgh native.  Esteemed Broadway and screen actor, Billy Porter, served as keynote speaker at the school’s commencement ceremony yesterday.  Porter himself graduated from CMU’s School of Drama in 1991 before going on to win multiple awards during his career, including a Tony for Best Actor In A Musical in 2013.  Porter was also presented with an honorary degree at the ceremony.

Former State Senator Jim Ferlo Dies At Age 70

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Family and colleagues are mourning the loss of former state Senator Jim Ferlo.  Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa announced his passing yesterday at the age of 70.  Costa calls Ferlo an advocate for working people and the LGBTQ community after he served as the first openly gay member of the Pennsylvania Senate.  He also sat on Pittsburgh City Council for 15 years, serving as council president in the late 1990’s.

Tarentum Night Markets Set To Return

(Tarentum, PA)  —  Local shops are once again set for Night Markets in Tarentum.  The gathering and sales events are kicking off this Thursday.  Organizers say local businesses will set up displays with products and food items the third Thursday of each month through November.  The November event will start the borough’s holiday season in conjunction with Tarentum Light Night.

Pittsburgh Sports

UPDATED: 6:45am — MON – 5-16-2022

Panarin Advances Rangers Past Penguins In Overtime Game Seven

(New York, NY)  —  The Penguins’ season is over.  Artemi Panarin scored in overtime as the Rangers topped the Penguins 4-3 in Game Seven.  Danton Heinen, Jake Guentzel, and Evan Rodrigues scored in the loss for the Penguins.  Tristan Jarry allowed four goals in the loss.

Pirates Get No Hit, Beat Reds

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The Pirates are taking an unusual path to victory.  Pittsburgh didn’t record a single hit in a 1-0 win over the Reds in Pittsburgh.  The Pirates managed to scratch one across in the eighth in the win.  Hunter Greene threw seven and a third scoreless innings for Cincinnati while Art Warren didn’t allow a hit in the other two thirds of an inning.  The Pirates will visit the Cubs tonight.

K.H. Lee Wins Second Straight AT&T Byron Nelson

(McKinney, TX)  —  For the second year in a row K.H. Lee is coming away as the winner of the AT&T Byron Nelson.  Lee finished atop the leaderboard after shooting a 63 in the final round to finish 26 under par.  Lee finished one stroke ahead of Jordan Spieth, who shot a 67 on the fourth day of the tournament.  Hideki Matsuyama and Sebastian Munoz finished tied for third place at 24 under par.  Xander Schauffele, Ryan Palmer, and Justin Thomas rounded out the top five after finishing the tournament 23 under.

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