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05 Feb 2016 Man Shot, Killed In Homewood
Man Shot, Killed In Homewood Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:12:41 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/homewood-shooting.jpg?w=150A man has died after being shot in Homewood on Wednesday afternoon.http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=pittsburgh.cbslocal.com&blog=15909642&post=511079&subd=cbspittsburgh&ref=&feed=1 More...
05 Feb 2016 Class monitor: Penn Hills schools could use state oversight
Even if itís nothing more than a loud warning to the Penn Hills School Board, state Rep. Anthony DeLucaís request for state fiscal oversight for the troubled district could serve its taxpayers well. More...
31 Jan 2016 Person Arrested For Allegedly Firing Shots Near Carlow University
Person Arrested For Allegedly Firing Shots Near Carlow University Sat, 30 Jan 2016 23:41:37 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/policecar.jpg?w=150A man was arrested Saturday afternoon after firing a gun near Carlow University.http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=pittsburgh.cbslocal.com&blog=15909642&post=510286&subd=cbspittsburgh&ref=&feed=1 More...
28 Jan 2016 Homestead Reaping Benefits Of Stateís Efforts To Improve Recreation
Homestead Reaping Benefits Of Stateís Efforts To Improve Recreation Thu, 28 Jan 2016 21:46:36 +0000 https://cbspittsburgh.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/homestead-recreation.jpg?w=150Pennsylvania is pumping millions of dollars into efforts to improve recreation across the...

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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