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Low voter turnout plagues midterms

Low voter turnout plagues midterms

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke The number of ballots cast on Election Day Tuesday in Allegheny County was approximately 75,000 less than the number in 2010. According to statistics from the Allegheny County elections department, less than 355,000 votes were recorded in Allegheny County in the election that saw Democrat Tom Wolf triumph […]

Pittsburgh hospitals detail Ebola preparation

Pittsburgh hospitals detail Ebola preparation

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke The Allegheny County Health Department is collaborating with hospitals, health care providers, emergency medical technicians and clinics to make sure employees can identify the Ebola virus. According to Allegheny County Emergency Services Chief Alvin Henderson, there will be emergency disease screening during 911 calls. Callers who indicate they […]

Student in fair condition after father attacks family in Shaler

Student in fair condition after father attacks family in Shaler

By Julian Routh | News Editor Fourth-year pharmacy major Jimmy Edwards is in fair condition in Allegheny General Hospital after his father opened fire at their home in Shaler last Thursday morning. The condition of Edwards, 21, was upgraded from critical to fair on Sunday, according to hospital spokesperson Dan Laurent. He remained in fair […]