Dialing for dollars: Allegheny Co. will make $4.3M from contract providing phone service to county jail inmates
The money headed into the county's coffers will be coming directly out of the pockets of incarcerated people and their families
‘In way over their heads’: Allegheny Co. jail wasn’t prepared for COVID-19, employees say
An employee suspended for wearing a mask; inmates crowded even closer together in a time of social distancing, and nearly 225 cells sit empty.
Allegheny County officials Wagner, Hallam call for transparency on county jail’s COVID-19 response
Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner is calling for more public information about the county’s response to COVID-19 pandemic at the county jail.
For some with COVID-19, they’ll get all of the pain but none of the diagnosis | Charlie Deitch
Julie Straub, 38, is a Pennsylvanian living with COVID-19. She's self-quarantined. And she shared her story with our partners at the Pittsburgh Current.
Top W. Pa. labor leader says he’s ‘appalled’ by Allegheny Dems’ state House endorsements
Jessica Benham, a disability rights advocate who lost Sunday's endorsement vote to Heather Kass, told the Pittbsurgh Current that she's staying in the race.
Allegheny County DA’s Office says judge erred when he threw out ex-Carnegie-Mellon student’s sexual assault conviction
In a court filing, prosecutors say Judge Alex Bicket incorrectly substituted his judgment for that of the jury's when he dissmissed charges.
An Allegheny County judge called a Black juror ‘Aunt Jemima.’ What recourse does the public really have? | Analysis
Questionable conduct. Baffling rulings. Allegheny County has seen it all. But in the end, very little ever changes. But there's a solution if the public wants to embrace it.
W.Pa. House candidate who made offensive Facebook posts is staying in the race
Heather Kass is apparently staying in the race -- despite Facebook posts that many local Democratic committee members and public officials called “troubling.”