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A roundup of some key races in Pennsylvania's primary

May. 22, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A look at the winners in key races in Pennsylvania's primary: PHILADELPHIA MAYOR Democrat Jim Kenney won the three-way Democratic primary in his bid for re-election, virtually guaranteeing him a second term as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city. Kenney, 61, beat two longtime...

School board member censured over racist post loses primary

May. 22, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

MCMURRAY, Pa. (AP) — A longtime school board member who was censured over a racist Facebook post that was published on his personal page has lost his bid for re-election. William Merrell was one of six Republican primary candidates seeking nominations for five seats on the board in Peters Township, a...

Cops: Woman sprayed bear repellent inside college building

May. 22, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a woman sprayed bear repellent inside a college building, sickening at least six people and forcing evacuations. Mary Siegert faces six counts of simple assault and one count each of having an offensive weapon and risking a catastrophe. It's not known if she's retained an...

Pittsburgh DA fends off primary challenge, 1st in 20 years

May. 22, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's longtime top prosecutor has fended off a challenge in the Democratic primary, his first in 20 years. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala on Tuesday defeated a former public defender who criticized his handling of the case of a white police officer charged in...

Labor lawyer, prosecutor win spots on fall court ballot

May. 21, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A steelworkers' union lawyer and a county prosecutor have been nominated to run for open seats on a statewide appellate court. Democrat Amanda Green-Hawkins, a Pittsburgh lawyer, and Republican Megan King, a Chester County prosecutor, won spots on the fall ballot in Tuesday's primary...

Marquez quiets Pirates as Rockies roll to 5-0 victory

May. 21, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — German Márquez could sense his delivery speeding up. So the Colorado Rockies pitcher made a concerted effort to slow things down, putting a halt to his team's four-game losing streak in the process. The 24-year-old struck out seven over eight dominant innings in a 5-0 victory over...

Roethlisberger bothered by criticism but eager to move on

May. 21, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger heard the noise. How could he not? At times, it was deafening. Antonio Brown. Le'Veon Bell. A handful of other former teammates long since gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room. The talking heads on TV. They all came for him in some form or another during a...

School board censures member over racist Facebook post

May. 21, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

MCMURRAY, Pa. (AP) — A school district outside Pittsburgh has publicly censured a longtime board of education member over a racist Facebook post that was published on his personal page. The Peters Township board made its decision Monday night after William Merrell apologized for his posts, saying that...

3rd woman accuses professor, ride-hail driver

May. 20, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania professor working as a ride-hail company driver who was earlier accused of holding two women in his vehicle against their will is now facing charges involving a third woman. Richard Lomotey, 36, of Monaca, is charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint, simple...

Pittsburgh won't enforce gun controls until suits resolved

May. 20, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A county judge ordered Pittsburgh on Friday not to enforce firearms restrictions inspired by the deadly synagogue shooting in the city until lawsuits filed by gun owners are resolved, a decision reached after all parties agreed to the stay. Attorney Eric Tirschwell of gun-control advocacy...