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6 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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New Safety Initiative To Reverse Recent Rise In Pedestrian and Bicycle Deaths

Injuries and fatalities to people walking and biking have steadily increased since 2009, at a rate higher than motor vehicle fatalities, according to federal data. From 2011 to 2012, pedestrian deaths rose 6 percent and bicyclist fatalities went up nearly 7 percent. But a new initiative that aims to reverse the trend and improve safety and reduce injuries and fatalities ...

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14 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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Accused Pennsylvania stabber rejected by psychiatric unit: judge

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A western Pennsylvania teenager accused of stabbing 21 people at his high school in April was refused admission to a Pittsburgh psychiatric hospital due to safety concerns, a judge confirmed on Tuesday.

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14 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Borough pays $350K over violent traffic stop suit

(AP) — A tiny borough near Pittsburgh is paying $350,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who said an officer smashed her window with a handgun after she drove away from a traffic stop because the officer was wearing shorts and a T-shirt and no badge. Whitaker's attorney tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/1rqM6a9 ) that Newton dropped her ...

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14 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Psych hospital won't treat school stabbing suspect

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A psychiatric hospital has cited security concerns in its decision to refuse treatment to a teenager awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his high school. Other psychiatric hospitals had rejected Hribal, saying he was too young or because he remained in custody on attempted homicide and aggravated assault charges, ...

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15 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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DA: Court should stay Melvin's entire sentence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The district attorney wants the state Supreme Court to delay former Justice Joan Orie Melvin's entire sentence for campaign corruption — not just the requirement that she apologize to every judge in the state — while she again appeals her conviction and sentence. Melvin, 58, of Wexford, was convicted in 2013 and sentenced to three years of ...

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