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Steelers’ Rudolph: ‘No acceptable excuse’ for role in brawl

Nov. 20, 2019 2:17 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph wanted to get away from Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett. The way Rudolph went about it — a process that contributed to a brawl that culminated with Rudolph getting smacked in the head with his own helmet and led to Garrett...

Former police chief who stole heroin avoids jail time

Nov. 20, 2019 12:18 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania police chief who pleaded guilty to stealing heroin from his department’s evidence room has avoided jail time. WPXI-TV reports that Tim Butler was sentenced Wednesday to 45 months of probation and 325 hours of community service. Butler is the former police...

Teen girl charged with murder in deadly apartment robbery

Nov. 20, 2019 7:28 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A teenage girl has been charged with murder and other counts in the shooting death of a man killed last year during a robbery at a Pittsburgh apartment. City authorities say the 17-year-old girl lured 24-year-old Julian Carpenter to the apartment where he was killed July 2. He died at a...

Nelson’s OT goal lifts streaking Islanders over Penguins 5-4

Nov. 19, 2019 11:01 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz insists his team isn’t keeping track of its torrid start, even as the weeks pass and the victories pile up. Probably time to start. Brock Nelson’s second goal of the game 2:55 into overtime capped another frantic comeback to lift the...

Pirates pitcher Vazquez faces more child sex-related charges

Nov. 19, 2019 5:04 PM EST

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Suspended Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vázquez is facing additional charges stemming from an alleged illegal sexual relationship with an underage girl. Authorities in Westmoreland County filed 21 new charges against Vázquez on Tuesday, including 10 counts of child...

New community college president wants to remove ‘stigma’

Nov. 19, 2019 4:43 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One of the issues Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki is working to address as the new president of NHTI is the sometimes negative perception of community college. “We have a lot of the same opportunities, at a much, much cheaper price tag,” said Mullin-Sawicki. “Yet students...

Tomlin: Brawl vs. Browns “ugly for the game of football”

Nov. 19, 2019 4:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin accepted his team’s role in the now-infamous fight last Thursday night that ended with Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett hitting Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with Rudolph’s own helmet. Just don’t expect Tomlin to use...

Pittsburgh’s controller to run for state auditor general

Nov. 19, 2019 11:29 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh’s third-term city controller is running for an open state auditor general’s office next year. Democrat Michael Lamb made the announcement Tuesday, two weeks after he was re-elected to the fiscal watchdog job in Pennsylvania’s second-largest city....

Xavier Johnson's strong second half leads Pitt over Monmouth

Nov. 18, 2019 10:40 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After a promising first season under head coach Jeff Capel in 2018-19, Pitt’s offense has started his second in a prolonged slump. Despite returning three of their top four scorers, the Panthers entered play on Monday shooting 38.7% from the floor, down almost three percent from a...

Who’s left? Steelers running out of players and time

Nov. 18, 2019 7:45 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The chaotic ending will live on in infamy. The carnage that came before it, however, could have just as significant an impact on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ season. The ugly confrontation between Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett and Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph on the final...