Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has fired Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has fired Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Post-Gazette reports that Ravenstahl received information from the FBI that led him to fire Harper. To read the full report from the Post-Gazette, click here. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more information, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Here are some places you can contact if you need help or assistance during the storm.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Public Safety Director Michael Huss released a statement Monday regarding the City of Pittsburgh's preparation for Hurricane Sandy. Public works crews have forestry crews on 24-hour shifts to deal with downed trees and firefighters will be deployed to clear and open roads. The Mayor's office advises residents of the following: --- The Allegheny County Department of Human Services has activated the Public Inquiry Line as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Those in need of resources, information or emotional support are encouraged to call the Public Inquiry Line at 412-482-3250. --- The Dormont Volunteer Fire Department, via its Facebook page, warned residents to prepare batteries and flashlights, watch for downed trees …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl visited Brookline today to present a grant that will help small businesses.
Brookline was buzzing Wednesday afternoon when City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, along with local business owners, residents and city officials gathered to kick off the Pittsburgh "Biz Buzz" program. Ravenstahl spoke outside of Cannon Coffee Wednesday, and presented members of the Brookline Chamber of Commerce with a $2,500 check to help the organization start the "Because You're Mine, I Shop the Line" program. The grant was provided by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. It will be used in Brookline to support Boulevard Bucks, a shopper reward program that offers benefits for shopping at Brookline businesses. Check back with Dormont-Brookline Patch tomorrow for a video of Ravenstahl's speech on the Boulevard, and for information …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Descriptions of those injured have been released.
Seven people are expected to survive injuries they sustained when a gunman entered the lobby of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of UPMC today. According to a UPMC press release, five patients—including two who have undergone surgery—are being treated at UPMC Presbyterian, and two have been treated and released. One had an injury not related to a gunshot wound. Police officials have not yet released the names of the injured, who included UPMC employees and a hospital visitor. “I expect all of these patients to survive and do well,” said Donald Yealy, M.D., chair of emergency medicine at UPMC.. “As the busiest trauma center in the region, we prepare for this kind of multi-casualty situation.” Earlier on Thursday, Pittsburgh …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said Pittsburgh police believe one gunman entered the building with two firearms.
Multiple news sources are reporting this afternoon that several people were shot on the University of Pittsburgh campus after a gunman went into Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC. Police were dispatched to the incident around 2 p.m., according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In a press conference at 6 p.m., Mayor Luke Ravenstahl confirmed two people are dead and seven people were rushed to UPMC Presbyterian's Emergency Room. He also confirmed one of the deceased men as the shooter. Pittsburgh police believe one gunman entered the building with two semiautomatic handguns, he said. "It's still an active scene," Ravenstahl said. "Our crews are methodically going through the building to make sure every floor and every room is …