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Today UPMC paying $2.5 million to settle overbilling claims
UPMC paying $2.5 million to settle overbilling claims Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:30:56 GMT UPMC "created a culture where money - not medicine - drove the decision-making process," a federal lawsuit said. The hospital network doesn't acknowledge wrongdoing in a settlement announced Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Pittsburgh. More...
Today Horreur in France: The ISIS murder of a priest is pure savagery
The murder Tuesday of an 85-year-old Catholic priest while offering Mass in a village church in France, promptly claimed by the Islamic State for its “soldiers,” probably takes to a whole new level the global conflict with that organization. More...
Yesterday Pittsburghers, Cubans Connecting Through Boxing, Baseball
Pittsburghers, Cubans Connecting Through Boxing, Baseball Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:24:29 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/cuban-boxers.jpg?w=150Have you heard about "Boxing on the Bridge" this Saturday on the Roberto Clemente Bridge?http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=pittsburgh.cbslocal.com&blog=15909642&post=542365&subd=cbspittsburgh&ref=&feed=1 More...
25 Jul 2016 6 hurt in chain-reaction crash outside Squirrel Hill Giant Eagle
6 hurt in chain-reaction crash outside Squirrel Hill Giant Eagle Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:36:00 GMT Sky 4 video shows a stretcher being set up on the sidewalk in front of a Giant Eagle supermarket on Murray Avenue. More...

Sniff, huh, wha...
  What is that smell?
Picture a warm day followed by a cool night. As dusk passes into night, a smell encroaches. It is a not a smell of honeysuckle or sweetness. It is a noxious smell, a mixture of exhaust and chemicals, caused by a weather phenomenon called inversion.

As explained by Mrs. Graham, Section Head of Air Quality Planning at the Allegheny County Health Department, an inversion occurs when the ground temperature is cooler than the air above, causing pollution to be trapped near the ground and your nose.

Normally air temperature gets cooler as altitude increases, allowing pollution to rise and float away. However, if the air temperature is cooler near the ground than it is at a higher altitude, even by a couple of degrees, a bad smell can occur.
  Notice a bad smell?
Call the Allegheny County Foul Odor Hotline at 412-687-ACHD (2243) to report the smell or visit GASP to learn more about air quality issues.

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