Update: Faux Burger King Resurrected As Actual Burger King

Update: Faux Burger King Resurrected As Actual Burger King

A quick update to last week’s story about the Pittsburgh fast food joint with the Burger King sign, Burger King menu, Burger King uniforms, but not Burger King food. It is apparently set to rise from the ashes and be reborn as… an honest-to-goodness BK. [More]

Former Burger King Still Used BK Sign, Menus, Uniforms After It Stopped Being A Burger King

Former Burger King Still Used BK Sign, Menus, Uniforms After It Stopped Being A Burger King

Fast food lovers in one Pittsburgh neighborhood have been confused about the eatery that had a Burger King sign outside and whose employees were wearing Burger King uniforms, but which was definitely not serving Burger King food. [More]

Rite-Aid Delivery Guy Saves Elderly Customer's Life

Rite-Aid Delivery Guy Saves Elderly Customer's Life

Automated prescription refills and deliveries have probably saved patients’ lives by insuring that they got their medication on time. But this time, it wasn’t the pills in the bottle that saved a Pennsylvania woman; it was the man who delivered them. [More]

Two Men Charged For Stealing Entire Steel Bridge

Two Men Charged For Stealing Entire Steel Bridge

Two men have been arrested after they were accused of stealing the 50 foot steel Covert’s Crossing Bridge from North Beaver Township, Pennsylvania, using a torch. [More]

Entire Steel Bridge Stolen From Township

Entire Steel Bridge Stolen From Township

An all points bulletin is out in North Beaver Township, Pennsylvania for a 50 foot steel bridge that has gone missing. [More]

Theft Of Pittsburgh's Iron Trash Cans Allegedly An Inside Job

Theft Of Pittsburgh's Iron Trash Cans Allegedly An Inside Job

After a police investigation, the mystery of where fifty of the city of Pittsburgh’s metal trash cans ran off to has been solved. The culprit wasn’t who Consumerist readers suspected. The cans were installed through a partnership with Lamar Advertising, and the man arrested for trying to recycle them just happens to work for Lamar. [More]

City Paid $1,000 For Iron Trash Cans, Thieves Sell Them For Scrap Metal

City Paid $1,000 For Iron Trash Cans, Thieves Sell Them For Scrap Metal

Back in 2009, the city of Pittsburgh paid $250,000 for 250 elegant iron trash cans weighing more than 200 pounds each. Critics of the mayor called it a waste of city funds at the time, but they are very nice-looking. Now 20% of them are missing, and it took police and the public works department four months to figure out where they’ve gone. They were hauled off and sold for scrap. Update: Theft Of Pittsburgh’s Iron Trash Cans Allegedly An Inside Job [More]

Pop-Up Bookstore To Temporarily Take Over Empty Borders Store

Pop-Up Bookstore To Temporarily Take Over Empty Borders Store

Like a hermit crab taking up residence in the shell of a deceased snail, a former Borders store in Pittsburgh will soon see its shelves lined with books — if only temporarily — when it briefly becomes the home of an independent bookseller. [More]

Pittsburgh Man's House Gets Demolished By Accident

Pittsburgh Man's House Gets Demolished By Accident

A Pittsburgh man came back home after the holidays to find his house was completely gone. Where it stood was an empty lot, covered in hay. It turns out the city had demolished it, by mistake. They really meant to tear down the house next door. Whoops! [More]

Art Institute Of Pittsburgh Sees Our Post, Fixes Student's Billing Issue

Art Institute Of Pittsburgh Sees Our Post, Fixes Student's Billing Issue

Last month, Daniel wrote in to complain that the Art Institute Online, which is part of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, had completely jacked up his final semester with them. When he wrote to us, he had no diploma, and he was being charged nearly $3,000 for undisclosed course requirements that the school had promised to comp. Fortunately, he’s written back with some good news. [More]

Art Institute Of Pittsburgh Decides You Need To Buy One More Class To Graduate… After Graduation

Art Institute Of Pittsburgh Decides You Need To Buy One More Class To Graduate… After Graduation

Update: The school saw our post and has been in touch with Daniel. Here’s what happened. [More]

Traveler Makes Better Movie Than Avatar While Stranded In Airport

Traveler Makes Better Movie Than Avatar While Stranded In Airport

You’re stuck in a almost-vacant airport overnight during a blizzard — What are you going to do to entertain yourself? The answer was simple for one young potential victim of boredom… Turn the empty gate into her own personal playground and capture it all on video. [More]

Shopper Takes Walmart To Court Over $2 And Wins $100

Shopper Takes Walmart To Court Over $2 And Wins $100

The Pennsylvania woman who makes a hobby out of taking retailers to court over pricing errors has struck again. This time Walmart was ordered to pay Mary Bach $100 for repeatedly failing to correct a $2 error.

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Do you bank with National City? Well, it’s time you were introduced to PNC. Based in Pittsburgh, PNC is buying Cleveland-based National City for $5.2 billion. PNC is also taking $7.7 billion from the Treasury’s capital-infusion program. [NYT]

Dear American Airlines Employees: "I Hope That One Day You Find A Good Paying Job With An Employer That Cares About You"

Dear American Airlines Employees: "I Hope That One Day You Find A Good Paying Job With An Employer That Cares About You"

AJ writes in to let us know that he too was lied to by American Airlines. They canceled his flight(s) from Pittsburgh to Austin (by way of Dallas). He called the 1-800 number but was met with a CSR who used “bad weather in Dallas” as an excuse, and told him there was no way to get him to Austin on time.

Lawsuit: Comcast Leaked Customer's Banking Info After She Sent Check For "My Right Arm"

Lawsuit: Comcast Leaked Customer's Banking Info After She Sent Check For "My Right Arm"

A woman who sent a sarcastic payment to the “Comcast Vampires” for “My Right Arm” is suing because she says Comcast employees posted a copy of her unredacted check on the internet. She says she was alerted to the security breach by a stranger from Colorado who received the check in an email that said: “This is too funny not to pass on. This is an actual payment we received via yesterdays mail.”

Martha Stewart Takes Lead Poisoning Seriously

Martha Stewart Takes Lead Poisoning Seriously

THE QUOTE:“We take consumer product safety very seriously. We do not comment on pending litigation.”

3 Deer Attack Pittsburgh-Area Furniture Store

3 Deer Attack Pittsburgh-Area Furniture Store

A group of three deer attacked a Pittsburgh-area furniture rental store, breaking windows and leaving a trail of hair and blood as they rampaged through the sales floor, says WPXI.