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Gainey tells GOP Pittsburgh ‘would be excited to host’ 2024 presidential convention, but not everyone agrees

“Pittsburgh is a world-class city primed for economic recovery and downtown revitalization as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

By Ariel Worthy/WESA

Ed Gainey inaugurated as 61st mayor — and first Black mayor — of Pittsburgh

“I love this city. Without this city I would not be who I am today,” Gainey said after being sworn in shortly before 2 p.m. “We will work to make Pittsburgh the Pittsburgh you voted for.”

By Chris Potter/WESA

NASA estimates metrics of exploding meteor that shook ground in Pittsburgh area

The space agency’s Meteor Watch says a “reasonable assumption” of the speed of the meteor at about 45,000 mph would allow a “ballpark” estimate of its size as about a yard in diameter with a mass close to half a ton.

By The Associated Press

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Pittsburgh police officer accused of using work email to sign up for Oath Keepers placed on administrative duties

Mayor-elect Ed Gainey says Lieutenant Philip Mercurio should be fired because he poses a threat to not only the public, but other officers, particularly officers of color.

By Ariel Worthy/WESA

Pittsburgh Police union says they will file grievance for vaccine mandate

Three police officers have died from COVID complications in recent weeks, and last month the public safety department said 39% of officers were unvaccinated.

By Ariel Worthy/WESA

Pittsburgh to host meeting of world’s energy ministers

Energy ministers from around the world will gather in Pittsburgh next year, the U.S. Department of Energy says, as the nations meet to collaborate on ways to advance clean energy and fight climate change.

By The Associated Press

Election 2021 Recap: GOP nets Pa. Supreme Court seat; Pittsburgh gets 1st Black mayor

Amid light turnout around the state, Republican Kevin Brobson beat Democrat Maria McLaughlin to serve a 10-year term on Pennsylvania’s highest court.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press and Marc Levy/The Associated Press