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Tree of Life shooting trial in Pittsburgh will likely begin in spring 2023, judge says

The defendant in the case, Robert Bowers, has been indicted on more than 60 federal charges.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Pittsburgh poised to become an abortion battleground if Roe falls

More people could come to Pennsylvania seeking abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

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Pitt to help Ukrainian lawyers bring the war against Russia into the courtroom

“Modern warfare has moved to the courtroom, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought international law and international courts into a new era of relevance.”

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

18-month-old boy shot and killed in downtown Pittsburgh drive-by

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office late Sunday identified the child as DeAery Thomas.

By Chris Potter/WESA

Even moderate air pollution in Allegheny County raises ER visits for kids with asthma, study finds

Even moderate amounts of air pollution increase the number of children going to emergency rooms for asthma in Allegheny County, a new study finds. 

By Reid Frazier

Pittsburgh psychiatrists help mental health efforts in Ukraine

Pittsburgh psychiatrists are working with the Federation Global Initiative in Psychiatry to direct mental health resources to Ukrainians.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

How did Pittsburgh’s Mexican War Streets get its name?

Nestled between Allegheny Center, Manchester and East Allegheny, there’s a historic community with an unusual name: The Mexican War Streets. But how did the community get its name?

By Katie Blackley/WESA