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Community groups demand an end to controversial training contract at Allegheny County Jail

The training, provided by Corrections Special Application Unit (C-SAU), arms corrections officers with rubber projectiles to use when an inmate refuses to exit their cell.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

It’s not ketchup packets falling from the sky, it’s rabies vaccine

The USDA says its goal is to push rabies back east until it’s fully eradicated.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Allegheny County joins Philly in backlash to Shapiro’s opioid settlement deal

Under the proposed settlement, Pennsylvania could receive up to $1 billion over 18 years, the life of the agreement.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

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Harris promotes anti-poverty program during Pittsburgh visit

The vice president’s appearance was part of what the White House is calling “Child Tax Credit Awareness Day,” an effort to tout an expansion of federal tax credits for families with children.

By Chris Potter/WESA

As US considers revisiting steel tariffs against the EU, Pa. manufacturers remain divided on the issue

Tariff supporters argue that critics should not blame the levies for supply-chain disruptions that COVID-19 has caused worldwide.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Western Pennsylvania man facing robbery, assault in Capitol riot

Federal investigators say throughout the siege on the Capitol, Robert Morss rallied, directed and made multiple attempts to organize members of the crowd to push past Capitol guards.

By The Associated Press

Allegheny County DA outlines handling of bias in plea deal assertions

The new memo says when a lawyer or defendant claims plea talks have treated them differently because of “protected status,” the prosecutor has to look into it and report what has occurred to their higher-ups.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Allegheny County DA faces outrage after report he lashed out at lawyer who called his office ‘systematically racist’

Local Democrats said Stephen Zappala, also a Democrat, should resign and face ethics sanctions after the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported on an email he sent to his staff last month targeting lawyer Milton Raiford.

By An-Li Herring/WESA