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After years of debate, Allegheny County Council passes police review board

The nine-member review board’s scope will be limited to jurisdiction over the county’s own police department

By Chris Potter/WESA

Coronavirus cases in Allegheny County are slowly declining

at the beginning of April there were about 425 new cases a day. Now the county is tracking roughly 350 cases a day.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Allegheny County election officials outline plans ahead of May primary

As of Tuesday, the county had received about 90,000 mail ballot requests, compared with the 300,000 it received by this point last year.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

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Allegheny County may be headed for a spring COVID-19 surge

Despite the rush to get people vaccinated, the county has seen a slight increase in cases. But there appears to be no particular pattern driving these numbers beyond the fact people are participating in more gatherings and activities.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Allegheny County judge sued for allegedly blocking virtual access to court proceedings

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani was sued in federal court Tuesday for allegedly barring volunteer court observers from virtually attending hearings in his courtroom.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Former western Pa. nursing home administrator indicted on federal fraud, conspiracy charges

A federal grand jury has indicted the former administrator of a local nursing home, alleging that the administrator directed employees to over-report their hours in order to satisfy federal staffing requirements.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Allegheny County Police will get new leader, critics say community should’ve helped choose him

News of the appointment caught some county officials by surprise, especially at a time when the nation continues to grapple with strained relations between marginalized communities and the police.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

How southwestern Pennsylvania is rethinking transportation

The coronavirus pandemic may mean a significant shift in how southwestern Pennsylvania’s planning agency approaches its work.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

Under half of COVID-19 vaccine doses in Allegheny County have been administered. Where are the rest?

State data show that more than 180,000 doses of the COVID vaccine have been distributed to Allegheny County facilities—yet less than half of those doses have been administered to county residents.

By Sarah Boden/WESA