Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Pa. granted extension on Real ID requirements

The Department of Homeland Security has granted Pennsylvania officials more time to enforce new Real ID requirements for people entering federal buildings or flying commercially.

Gov. Tom Wolf's office Friday announced the extension through Aug. 1, 2019. The state requested the extension last year.

The new cards, required as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, make it more difficult to create fake IDs and will be required everywhere beginning in October 2020 to gain access to federal buildings or get through airport security.

Real IDs will be available to state residents in March.

Officials encourage people to pre-verify and provide required documents to PennDOT as soon as possible to allow time for processing.


Health department offers flu shots at walk-in clinic

The Allegheny County Health Department will begin offering flu shots Monday at its walk-in clinic, 425 First Ave., Downtown.

The building entrance is on Cherry Way and the clinic is on the fourth floor. Hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on Wednesdays, when the clinic's hours are 1 to 8 p.m.; no appointment is necessary.

The price of a regular flu shot for residents with insurance is about $27. The high-dose influenza vaccine will be available and is only for seniors at least 65 years old. The price of the high-dose flu shot is $57.

A limited supply of flu vaccine will be available in the future, at no cost, to uninsured and underinsured county residents.


Youth football coach shot during practice

A youth football coach was injured Friday evening when a man fired at him during a team practice at Mellon Park in Shadyside.

Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Alicia George said none of about a dozen players - ranging in age from 7 to 10 - was injured.

The coach was shot multiple times about 7 p. …

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