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Yesterday State trooper hit by vehicle on Rt. 119 hopes to return to work
State trooper hit by vehicle on Rt. 119 hopes to return to work Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:47:42 -0500 Three months after being struck by a vehicle while clearing debris from Route 119, Pennsylvania State Trooper George Hare Jr. is making progress towards a full recovery. Something as simple as walking is an ability that Hare said he’ll never take for granted again. “I couldn’t move...
Yesterday Obamacare reality: Despite its detractors, the plan is helping millions
If the latest enrollment numbers are any indicator, 2015 promises to be even better for Obamacare than last year. More...
30 Jan 2015 Murder-suicide suspected at Oakland apartment building
Murder-suicide suspected at Oakland apartment building Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:47:53 GMT Pittsburgh police say a man and a woman in their 20s are found dead with gunshot wounds after a well-being check on a renter. More...
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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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