Friday, May 10, 2013
A Mt Lebanon man compiled clips from 29 films shot in Pittsburgh turned them into a music video.
From "Silence of the Lambs" to "Dark Knight Rises" to "Jack Reacher," Pittsburgh has been the backdrop to more than two dozen Hollywood films. Mt. Lebanon native Aron Zelkonwicz, who grew up watching many of those films, decided to take it one step further by gathering iconic Pittsburgh scenes from 29 films shot in Pittsburgh and compiling them into a music video. “I thought it would be fun,” he told KDKA'S John Shumway. “I had seen all these movies filmed in Pittsburgh and thought why not take the parts everyone wants to see, the shots of Pittsburgh, and put those together.” His labor of love took weeks, in between rehearsals and performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony where he plays the cello. The music is a piece from the “Pirates of …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
A Pine-Richland parent discovers a video on his child's cell phone showing teens participating in the dangerous activity, also known as the Pass-Out Game.
First in a Series "It looked like she was dying right in front of us." That's what a Pine-Richland father said after recently watching a video of his daughter playing the Pass-Out Game with a group of friends from middle school. He saw his child hyperventilating, then someone grabbing his daughter from behind and squeezing until she passed out. The Pine-Richland parent said it took only seconds for his teenage daughter to wake up, but watching it felt like an eternity. The father, who asked for his name and that of his daughter to be withheld, said he recently found the recording during a routine check of the teen's cell phone. Also known as the Choking Game, the Pass-Out Game is anything but a game. It is more aptly described as a …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Video shows middle-school students in Greece, NY, verbally abuse the monitor for 10 minutes. Warning: The video has vulgar language.
A YouTube video of an elderly bus monitor being verbally tormented by obnoxious middle school students has outraged viewers around the world. Karen Huff Klein wipes at tears, but does not lose her temper as the students who go to school in Greece School District in New York make obnoxious comments about her weight, being poor, sweating and more. "You don't have a family because they all killed themselves because they didn't want to be near you," one student says to her. Klein's son commited 10 years ago, according to several media reports. When the students ask questions about her purse and how much it cost, she reads them the words written on the purse. "Expect miracles. Live with integrity," she said."I try to live by some of these words…
Sunday, June 3, 2012
The mother videotaped her 7 year old with her iPhone as she waited for his anesthesia to wear off at Children's Hospital.
An Upper St. Clair 7 year old recovering from a broken arm has become a YouTube sensation. As Matt Russell's anesthesia was wearing off after doctors reset his bones and applied a full-arm cast in the Children's Hospital emergency room, he was making his parents and grandmother "laugh so hard." "He just started talking really funny and really loud and we pulled out our phones," said Jennifer Russell, Matthew's mother. "We were laughing so hard. We were like, 'We just have to get this on tape.'" Matt kept telling them that he was "dizzay" and asked his grandmother, "Why is there two of you?" Jennifer uploaded the video to her Facebook page to share with family and friends, and that's when some of her friends urged her to put the video on …
Friday, January 20, 2012
The township is honored for connecting with residents on its Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.
Friday, January 20, 2012
With a customized YouTube channel, four Facebook pages and Twitter updates, Cranberry Township is a social media winner. The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors recently selected Cranberry as its first winner in the social media category of the association’s Township Citizen Communication contest. The annual event recognizes townships that have successfully communicated programs and activities to its residents. “This recognition from PSATS is another validation of our township’s commitment to use all forms of communications to better serve our residents and businesses,” said Bruce Mazzoni, chairman of the Cranberry Township Board of Supervisors. “The use of social media has become a major component of our overall …