Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)


Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)


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Red Line detour scheduled all weekend

Replacement of a grade crossing will cause a detour on the Red Line this weekend, Port Authority announced.

The Dormont Avenue crossing will be replaced, with the detour in effect in both directions from 7 p.m. Friday through the end of service Sunday. Red Line service will detour via the Blue Line between Overbrook Junction-Willow and South Hills Junction. A rail shuttle will operate between Overbrook Junction and Dormont. Bus shuttles will operate between Dormont and Fallowfield. Another shuttle will connect Shiras and South Hills Junction.

Parking restrictions and changes to traffic patterns on Dormont Avenue will be posted during the work. Part of the lower lot of Dormont park-n-ride is closed through Oct. 6 for staging of construction equipment.


Man jailed on charges of sexually abusing girl, 8

Police arrested a 32-year-old man Thursday who is accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl.

Brandon Cargile of Brackenridge has been wanted since August on an array of charges, including corruption of minors, unlawful contact with a minor, criminal attempt, endangering the welfare of children, indecent assault, indecent exposure and probation violations.

He was arrested in the attic of an apartment in the 1700-block of Woodmont Avenue in Arnold, where police say he was staying with a girlfriend.

Mr. Cargile was arrested without incident and taken to the Allegheny County Jail, where he will be held without bond as he awaits arraignment, the sheriff's office said.


Cyber school chief hires three more attorneys

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School founder Nick Trombetta has retained three Washington, D.C.-based attorneys to fight the 11- count federal indictment against him, according to motions filed Thursday.

Now representing Mr. Trombetta are Adam S. Hoffinger, Robert A. Salerno and Jeremy B. Merkelson, of the Pennsylvania Avenue firm Morrison & Foerster.

Former U.S. attorney J. Alan Johnson remains part of the defense team, according to the docket.

Mr. Trombetta, of East Liverpool, Ohio, has pleaded not guilty to charges of mail fraud, theft or bribery from a program receiving federal funds, tax conspiracy and filing a false tax return. All are related to alleged diversion of funds from the school, which he left last year.


Saddle Ridge club shut in Station Square

Officials padlocked a popular Station Square nightclub after its owners fell behind on their rent.

Allegheny County sheriff's deputies helped padlock Saddle Ridge last week after Forest City Station Square Associates, which owns the building where the club operated, obtained a writ of possession.

Court documents show that the club was $326,000 behind on its rent as of December 2011. Sheriff's Sgt. Richard Fersch said it had likely grown further behind since then. …

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