Foremost as a distinction, for at least a half century a colorblind exodus -- driven first by a manufacturing slowdown and then a collapse -- drained the Pittsburgh region of population like nowhere else in the Rust Belt. An analysis by the Applied Population Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison estimated that the seven-county Pittsburgh metro suffered net migration loss of nearly 750,000 people to other parts of the country from 1960-2010. At least 20,000 of those departures -- perhaps 30,000 -- were African-Americans, according to the analysis.
A woman who said she was raped in a bathroom between periods of an NHL playoff game Wednesday night reportedly told police she screamed for a half-hour during the attack but no one helped her. The woman went to a Pittsburgh police station just after midnight on Thursday to report the assault. "The Pittsburgh Police have informed us of the report and we are cooperating fully," the Pittsburgh Penguins said in a statement to KDKA. "Because it is an ongoing investigation we will have no further comment at this time." The team said it was also investigating the rape report.
FILE – This Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, shows a sign at the entrance to the State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh. Since Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced plans to shut down Pittsburgh State Prison to save about $81 million annually, the number of inmates at the prison has dropped from nearly 1,900 on Jan. 26, 2017, to just under 1,600 in mid-February, as state corrections officials move ahead with the closure.
The LAW gang was a merger of two gangs -- on Larimer Avenue and in Wilkinsburg -- who cooperated with each other against Crips in Homewood and Bloods in Garfield. Drive-by shootings happened every day, open-air drug dealing was constant, violence was heavy. LAW gang members wore black bandannas or black T-shirts. They wrote their street names in graffiti.