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90.5 WESA: Features and Special Reports

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Peduto Says City 'Dodged A Bullet' With Derailment, Worries About Trains Carrying Crude Oil

The Norfolk Southern tracks in Pittsburgh have now been cleared after seven cars from a Norfolk Southern train derailed and crashed into the Station Square light rail stop.

Peduto Says City 'Dodged A Bullet' With Derailment, Worries About Trains Carrying Crude Oil

Wolf Says 3D Printing Of Guns Is 'Dangerous, Breaks State Law'

State officials say they've successfully stopped a company that makes 3D downloadable guns from making them internet-accessible in Pennsylvania and from uploading new files. But the halt is temporary.

Fitzgerald: Antwon Rose Protesters Have Had 'A Lot Of Impact'

The June shooting death of Antwon Rose, an unarmed black 17-year-old, by Michael Rosfeld, a white East Pittsburgh police officer, continues to have political, policy and policing repercussions. In addition to protests large and small, as well as various community meetings since Rose's death: About 50 community members showed up at an East Pittsburgh Borough Council meeting Tuesday evening demanding that Rosfeld be fired or they will vote council and Mayor Louis Payne out of office. Allegheny

Peduto Says Amazon Competition A 'Poker Game' And City Shouldn't Have To Reveal Its Cards

It's now up to Common Pleas Senior Judge Terrence O'Brien whether to order the city and Allegheny County to release details of their bid to lure Amazon's second headquarters, or HQ2, to Pittsburgh.

Peduto Says Amazon Competition A 'Poker Game' And City Shouldn't Have To Reveal Its Cards

Fitzgerald Says Gov. Wolf Has Confidence In New Party Chair After Last One Pressured To Resign

Democrats across Pennsylvania have a new party leader. Nancy Patton Mills was elected Saturday as chairwoman of the State Democratic Committee as candidates are gearing up for critical races for governor, U.S. Senate, Congress and the state legislature.

Fitzgerald Says Gov. Wolf Has Confidence In New Party Chair After Last One Pressured To Resign

After Primary Upsets, Allegheny County Exec. Says Democrats Are 'Voting In A Much Different Way'

The number of women in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Allegheny County will likely triple after November's general election—from one to three. That's because Sara Innamorato and Summer Lee upset longtime Democrat incumbents Dom Costa and his cousin Paul Costa in the May 15 primary election. There were no Republicans on the primary ballot so Innamorato and Lee will likely go unchallenged in November. "Sarah and Summer are to be congratulated for working hard, being enthusiastic

After Primary Upsets, Allegheny County Exec. Says Democrats Are 'Voting In A Much Different Way'

Amazon Officials Went On Site-Seeing Tour Of Pittsburgh About A Month Ago, Peduto Says

Officials from Amazon visited Pittsburgh for a one-day trip about a month ago, Mayor Bill Peduto has confirmed.

Amazon Officials Went On Site-Seeing Tour Of Pittsburgh About A Month Ago, Peduto Says

As The Hockey Games Heat Up, So Does The Trash Talking

The play and words are heating up between the Penguins and the Washington Capitals in their Stanley Cup playoff series after the Caps' Tom Wilson broke the jaw of Penguin Zach Aston-Reese with a hit to the head in Tuesday's 4-3 Washington victory. Penguin players were furious because moments after the hit, Wilson could be seen laughing on the bench while Aston-Reese was sprawled on the ice. In another of their conversations about Pittsburgh sports teams, NPR's biggest Pittsburgh sports fan,

Wolf Says 'Terrible Conspiracy Theories' Aside, Most Want To Bring Logic To Gun Debate

Gun-rights supporters crowded into the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg Monday to rally for their Second Amendment rights. Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) organized the annual event and said "the left is out of control" in proposing restrictions. "As a legislator I've sworn to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution and the state Constitution," Metcalfe said. "Article 1, Section 21: The right of the people to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be questioned."

Wolf Says 'Terrible Conspiracy Theories' Aside, Most Want To Bring Logic To Gun Debate

Fitzgerald, PAT CEO Work To Secure Federal Funding For New BRT Plan

The Port Authority of Allegheny County will re-submit an application in September for federal funding for the proposed Bus Rapid Transit project.

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