Alle-Kiski Tuesday takes
Published: Monday, November 19, 2012, 8:59 p.m.
Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Kittanning water woes: We'll probably never really know why Kittanning residents couldn't use their water last week. Pennsylvania American Water — a private company — said vaguely an equipment malfunction put too much caustic soda into the water. That might be true, but we know human beings are supposed to be monitoring what the equipment is doing. And for that much chemical to enter the water ... let's just say someone wasn't paying attention for a long time.
Reassessment roller coaster: A party-line vote by Allegheny County Council Democrats raised property taxes by 21 percent last December. Now, the county proposes lowering that levy by 17 percent to comply with state law limiting reassessment revenue windfalls to 5 percent. To taxpayers, it must seem that those Democrats took advantage of them via a temporary windfall that state law doesn't prohibit.
Rougher road: The Steelers' defense played well, the offense — minus injured Ben Roethlisberger — not so much against the Ravens in Sunday night's 13-10 loss. That leaves Pittsburgh two full games behind Baltimore in the AFC North and a wild-card berth its far more likely path to the postseason than winning the division. Needing wins, the Steelers need to avoid looking past their next game, at Cleveland, to their rematch with the Ravens in Baltimore on Dec. 2.
- Pens’ Shero talks with Letang’s agent
- NHL insider: Penguins’ Shero seems ready to move Letang
- City police investigating whether officer who gave ride to mayor’s ex-bodyguard broke any department regulations
- Steelers rookie safety Thomas learning from Polamalu, Clark
- Bethel Park offensive lineman picks Pitt
- Penguins notebook: Pens talking with Dupuis’ reps
- Pitt adds defensive recruit from Philadelphia
- Army National Guardsman sues Target, claims he was fired while preparing for deployment
- Pirates notebook: Beanballs escalate tension against Reds
- Two people shot on Amanda Street in Knoxville
- Market Square Farmer’s Market expanding
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