The potential for patient harm exists when nursing staff work long hours in these physically demanding jobs.
The excessive overtime pay stems from a lack of workforce planning by the city and understaffing in the police, fire and emergency medical services bureaus.
There are few connections between black and white areas in Pittsburgh. On one side of a neighborhood boundary is seemingly endless violence, while safety and security live on the other.
PublicSource plotted every murder in the city of Pittsburgh from 2010 through 2015. Using arrest data recently made available by the Bureau of Police, we have illustrated the gulf in murders and arrests. Using disposition data from the Allegheny County District Court, we have tracked each case to verdict and illustrated when those prosecutions fail.
Two mothers — sisters Monica Hawkins and Wynona Hawkins-Harper — reflect on the unsolved murders of their respective sons, Donté Hawkins and Jamar Hawkins.
In six years, Pittsburgh police have solved only half the murders in the city. Black families, who bear the brunt of those deaths, say that’s not enough.
Small towns are dissolving their police departments in greater numbers, and the borough of Wilkinsburg is the latest to consider it.
In 2013, an unmanned train carrying fracked American crude oil ran off the rails in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, incinerating the center of the tiny Canadian town and killing 47 people — most of whom were burnt to the point that their bodies were only identifiable by DNA and dental records.
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Famous urban design firm doing survey, making recommendations, has done remakes from Times Square to Melbourne.
Public truck safety ratings will be removed, and younger drivers will be allowed to drive big rigs.
Reform advocates say Allegheny County’s policy to seize assets only after a conviction could show the way for the state.
Heavy-spending trucking industry pushes Congress to relax safety rules.
Other states with heavy crude-by-rail traffic have passed various laws to address safety. Pennsylvania legislators have not.