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In most of Pa., autopsy reports for those who die in jail are public. But not Philly & Alle. Co.

BY: - March 17, 2022

The records are now out of public view. But it wasn't always this way. Lawmakers exempted the two counties in 2018.

Thirteen men died after going to the Allegheny County Jail. Here are their stories

BY: - March 15, 2022

Families reported a lack of notification and communication from jail administrators, according to a 2-year investigation

COVID-19 still a ‘serious’ situation, Pa. Health Secretary Klinepeter says

BY: - February 2, 2022

As of Monday, the daily average number of COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania was 11,405 with Tuesday case counts totaling more than 6,600 confirmed cases and more than 200 deaths.

Advocates call for further investigation after Allegheny Co. Jail officials deny abuse allegations

BY: - January 18, 2022

County Councilor Bethany Hallam, a member of the county's jail oversight panel, is leading the push.

Allegheny County Jail board ends contract with C-SAU, warden Harper objects

BY: - September 22, 2021

With the contract removed, Allegheny County President Judge Kim Clark expressed her concerns during the meeting about the jail’s capacity to comply by Dec. 6 with a ballot referendum which bans solitary condiment, as well as the use of restraints and chemical weapons. Clark said she trusts ACJ warden Orlando Harper to do the right thing and comply with the referendum by Dec. 6.

Allegheny County ran out of pediatric ICU beds and added tents to increase bed capacity

BY: - September 21, 2021

On Sept. 17, UPMC announced the opening of a medical tent for the hospital’s Emergency Department in a tweet that called the number of children coming in as “historic.” Children’s hospital is the only pediatric hospital in the Pittsburgh region.

Controversial Allegheny County Jail contractor has criminal history, served time in U.K.

BY: - September 3, 2021

The contractor, Joseph Garcia, also once warned of a race war against correctional officers

‘We are gonna get some real investment’: AlleCo Exec Fitzgerald says of infrastructure bill

BY: - August 16, 2021

Western Pennsylvania has great allies in Congress and the White House, and the region will benefit from the bill, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said.

Allegheny Co. President Judge Kim Clark says systemic racism exists in courts

BY: - July 12, 2021

Clark, who has served as a judge since 1999, and as president judge since 2018, is the first Black person to hold the top position in Allegheny County history.

Trans, Intersex and Nonbinary Alliance seeking public comment on expanding all-gender bathroom access in Allegheny Co.

BY: - May 25, 2021

By Amanda Waltz PITTSBURGH — Public bathrooms have become a battleground for trans rights in the U.S., as lawmakers across the country have targeted these necessary spaces as a way to either show support for or deny access to certain groups. As if the issue was not already fraught, one local group is raising awareness […]

New report finds lead in majority of Allegheny Co. water systems, offers strategies to reduce exposure

BY: - May 2, 2021

By Kimberly Rooney PITTSBURGH — With many outdated water systems located throughout the country, many with varying levels of transparency, it’s often difficult to know exactly what’s in the water that flows out of our faucets. On April 20, locally based environmental group Women for a Healthy Environment released its “Something’s in the Water” report to help shed […]

Allegheny Co. expands COVID vaccine eligibility to residents 50-64 with underlying health conditions

BY: - March 22, 2021

County officials also said they will open three additional COVID-19 vaccine distribution sites before the end of the month.