Heads Up: Morning headlines for Aug. 17 | Pittsburgh City Paper

Heads Up: Morning headlines for Aug. 17

In the wake of this week's voter ID court ruling, Allegheny County's own Mike Turzai -- and Pennsylvania -- once again get the star treatment from Jon Stewart last night.


Environmentalists call for more "green" solutions from the county's sewer authority.

For the second time this week, City Controller Michael Lamb and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl are crossing swords -- and the administration's documentation of its minority outreach efforts is the issue. Team Ravenstahl accuses Lamb of "using his taxpayer paid position to benefit politically." Well, I never!

A jury clears two men accused of shooting a Clairton police officer, despite confessions the men say were coerced. (Do people really confess to things they haven't done? It's been known to happen.)

Gov. Tom Corbett praises tax giveaways that will create 2 kajillion jobs at "cracker" plant in Beaver County. "We are seeing something happening in Harrisburg that I’d like to see happen in Washington," he says. Corbett may be the only person in Pennsylvania who wishes the rest of the world were more like Harrisburg.

Madre de Dios! The Steelers sue over multilingual Terrible Towels.