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Champagnie leads Pitt over Arkansas-Pine Bluff 66-41

Nov. 21, 2019 10:26 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — At one point, it looked like Justin Champagnie might not have a freshman season with Pittsburgh. Champagnie, a 6-foot-6 wing from Brooklyn, New York, suffered a knee injury in the lead-up to the season that was feared to be season ending. But after a second opinion, he was allowed to...

Steelers QB Rudolph denies report he used racial slur

Nov. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The on-field fight between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has turned into a war of words off it, with Rudolph denying an anonymous report alleging he used a racial slur shortly before their now infamous confrontation last...

Ex-inmate designing Philadelphia mural on mass incarceration

Nov. 21, 2019 4:27 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man sent to prison for life at 17 has been chosen for an arts residency housed at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and will design a public mural that condemns mass incarceration. James “Yaya” Hough, 45, of Pittsburgh, is one of the hundreds of...

Across Mister Rogers’ actual neighborhoods, his faith echoes

Nov. 21, 2019 9:44 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — His TV neighborhood, was, of course, a realm of make believe — a child’s-eye view of community summoned into being by an oddly understanding adult, cobbled together from a patchwork of stage sets, model houses and pure, unsullied love. Visiting it each day, with Mister...

Mixed result for Pittsburgh-area official in Detroit trial

Nov. 20, 2019 6:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A jury has acquitted a Pittsburgh-area elected official of disturbing the peace but couldn’t reach a verdict on a felony charge of obstructing police at a Detroit hotel. Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner was accused of interfering with police as officers tried to remove her...

Key AFC South matchup Thursday night: Colts at Texans

Nov. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EST

Earlier in the schedule, the AFC South looked like one of the NFL’s deepest divisions. That might still be true, though none of the four members has exactly distinguished itself. Certainly, the Texans didn’t when they got mauled last week in Baltimore. As for the Colts, whom they host on Thursday...

Islanders are rolling: 14-0-1 stretch harkens to 1982 glory

Nov. 20, 2019 4:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders insist they don’t think about how well they are playing. They are too busy preparing for their next opponent. However, win after win after win has added up to a point streak the franchise hasn’t seen since its Stanley Cup dynasty days, Since opening the...

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

Nov. 20, 2019 4:30 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...

Ex-altar boys sue Pittsburgh diocese alleging priest abuse

Nov. 20, 2019 2:33 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two former altar boys have filed suit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh over allegations that a priest sexually abused them in the 1980s. The Tribune-Review reports the suit was filed Tuesday in Allegheny County Court. It also names Bishop David A. Zubik and St. Alphonsus...

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...