In Allegheny County, hundreds of murders remain unsolved by the two agencies responsible for solving them. Dead ends are routine, though county detectives succeed far more often than detectives in Pittsburgh.
A renewed fight is brimming in Harrisburg as pro-gun lawmakers push legislation to block and punish action by cities like Pittsburgh. That support could override a governor’s veto, which Gov. Tom Wolf has promised to do.
Sen. Bob Casey in Pittsburgh today scolded the Trump administration for not backing off from the “obsession” of campaign rhetoric and cracking down on refugees in a way he feels makes the country less safe.