Student found dead at University of Pittsburgh

A University of Pittsburgh spokesman, Joe Miksch, confirmed that a student was found dead Saturday on a dormitory roof, but he said there was no evidence of foul play.

The male student’s body was discovered on the roof of Lothrop Hall and is considered to be an “isolated incident.” No additional details were provided out of concern for the family’s privacy.

The statement said “The University community is deeply saddened by the sudden death of our student and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and all who knew him,” .

Patriots owner visits Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill

It was posted to Twitter by NFL Network reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala that Patriots owner Robert Kraft flew into Pittsburgh early Saturday morning to pay his respects at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, the location of an October shooting where 11 were killed and six were injured, including four police officers.

Kraft then attended religious services at Rodef Shalom. He was invited to speak by the rabbi and it was reported that Kraft spoke partly in Hebrew.



TODAY:A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s.

TONIGHT: Cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. Low 27F.

TOMORROW: Partly cloudy. High near 35F.

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5 Big Mistakes Everyone Makes With Year End Financial Planning. Find Out More From Tom Young on Tuesday.

Tune into Beaver County Radio 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 9 A.M. for Tom Young from 1st Consultants Inc. in Beaver. Tom will be making his monthly appearance and the topic this month will be: “Five big mistakes everyone makes with year end financial planing .”  Tune in and discover five things you can do right now that will improve your cash position next next year.   Tom will explain that and more during his appearance this Tuesday. You can participate in the show by calling 724-843-1888 or 724-774-1888. You can also ask your questions on Facebook Live.

Click Tom’s picture below at showtime of 9:10 a.m. to be directed to the WBVP and WMBA Facebook Page where Tom’s appearance will be on Facebook Live.

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BREAKING NEWS: Two People Dead In Overnight Shooting In Ambridge

BREAKING NEWS: Two people are dead following a shooting outside a gas station early this morning in Ambridge. According to Beaver County Emergency officials, the shooting was reported around 2:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Sunoco A Plus on Merchant Street. There’s a very active police presence there but  no arrests have been made. Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano is looking into this story and will have more details later this morning. Stay tuned to Beaver County Radio for the latest on this breaking news story, brought to you by…

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Rivers Casino opens up for sports betting today!!!

2 more Pennsylvania casinos open up for sports betting
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two more casinos in Pennsylvania have started up with sports betting.
Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia began test periods Thursday. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says that, if all goes well, the casinos can start regular sports-betting hours on Saturday.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course near Hershey opened its sports book last month, making Pennsylvania one of seven states where it’s allowed.
In an eighth state, New Mexico, a casino started taking sports bets last month through a tribal gambling compact.
A year-old state law allows owners of Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos to pay a $10 million fee to operate sports betting. The U.S. Supreme Court in May cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting.

Pennsylvania the No. 2 gas-producing state moves to curb air pollution

No. 2 gas-producing state moves to curb air pollution
By MARC LEVY, Associated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is aiming to curb air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from its vast natural gas exploration fields, with the governor’s administration proposing new regulations Thursday even as the Trump administration moves to relax federal requirements.
Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration brought the proposal to a technical review committee, the first step in what could be a two- to three-year process spurred by a 2016 federal requirement that applies to states and areas that don’t meet certain clean air standards.
Wolf’s office said the governor, a Democrat, is committed to seeing the proposal through, regardless of what Republican President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency does to weaken or repeal the 2016 Obama-era rule.
Wolf’s office said the state has the legal authority to enforce its proposed rule, with or without the federal requirement.
“This process, which is just beginning, does not depend on actions by the EPA,” Wolf’s office said in a statement. The administration will, it said, work with “industry, organizations, and the public to understand any and all concerns that arise.”
Pennsylvania is the nation’s second-largest natural gas producer after Texas, and the Marcellus Shale beneath much of Pennsylvania is the nation’s most prolific natural gas reservoir.
Under the 2016 rule, qualifying states are supposed to impose new emissions controls for oil and gas field sources by early 2021.
Pennsylvania’s proposal would impose stronger limits on smog-forming pollutants — a 95 percent reduction on some sources, based on emissions reported in 2016 — and require companies to more aggressively search for methane leaks from equipment at existing oil and gas installations. Cutting smog-forming pollutants, called volatile organic compounds, has the added benefit of reducing methane emissions.
Environmental groups welcomed the proposal but say it should go further in imposing limits on methane emissions and should eliminate an exemption for equipment at low-producing well sites.
A gas-industry trade group, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, said it is concerned about the cost for companies to comply and urged the Wolf administration to wait until the Trump administration finalizes any proposed changes to the 2016 rule.
The oil and gas industry is the nation’s primary source of methane emissions, according to the EPA, accounting for nearly one-third in 2016.
Methane is the primary component of natural gas and is one of the most potent heat-trapping pollutants, at least 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, the EPA says.
Earlier this year, Pennsylvania began enforcing tougher standards to reduce methane emissions and other air pollutants from new or updated equipment at well sites and on pipelines, a move environmental advocates said put the state among the leaders in going beyond federal requirements.
Colorado and California are viewed as having comprehensive regulations to reduce methane emissions. Ohio has signaled its intention to impose limits on equipment at existing oil and gas installations, and New Mexico’s incoming governor has said she plans to pursue a leak-detection rule.