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Babies fall out the window + Megabus to expand services + Bunny Café

Hello everyone – Welcome to Thursday! It’s me, Rachel Tasker, your host for the Pittsburgh Daily – here to tell you the most important things happening in the city. Let’s go!

Enjoy the last seconds of summer with SabahaSunny and pleasant forecast. High: 82 Low: 61.

Here are the top stories of the day in Pittsburgh:

1) If you “can’t wait to get on the road again” in a post-COVID world, Megabus may help you do just that. Pittsburgh’s local public transit system is set to improve with expanded services, all thanks to a recently announced partnership between a low-cost bus service provider. Megabus and Fullington Trailways, a transit service based out of Clearfield County in central Pennsylvania. The first addition to Pittsburgh services includes a daily route to Buffalo, New York, and 18 other cities along the way. An additional route starting in Pittsburgh will connect to State College via DuBois, with stops in Clearfield and Philipsburg. Services started today, and cost about $66, according to


2) You might think the healthcare industry is getting back on its feet with the COVID pandemic on hold, but there is a new challenge to overcome: employment. The problem extends beyond just the need for medical professionals in the clinical setting, but also for healthcare at home. Those who relied on specialists and personal care aides to help with daily activities at home are now struggling to find support. “We are in a crisis phase in the home health care system that I have not seen before in the 34 years of my life. It is very, very, very difficult to find, train and hire people at the same time,” said Heather Tomko, a disability advocate and outreach coordinator at the National Center for Family Support at the University of Pittsburgh. Current people are breathing and are interested in doing the job.. From acute to long-term care, staffing issues remain a problem.

(90.5 Wesa)

3) You may have been to a pet-friendly restaurant in Pittsburgh before, but have you ever been to a restaurant full of rabbits? Hop Along Café, due to open at 625 Stanwix St. In downtown Pittsburgh, he jumps in front of the herd to be Pittsburgh’s first bunny café. Although a grand opening has not yet been set due to variables such as building completion and obtaining permits, the business hopes to have coffee served by Halloween. The café will combine an animal shelter with traditional café offerings and, eventually, even a small selection of groceries. In addition to serving coffee, Hop Along will also serve as a foster home for bunnies rescue. Pets will be separated from the café by a double door system and placed in “species rooms”. Guests can spend time with the rabbits during 45-minute visitation periods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for $15, which can be applied toward the cost of adopting an animal.


4) A one-year-old boy was taken to hospital in critical condition after falling from a window in Bloom Borough on Tuesday. Allegheny County Police homicide detectives responded to a home on Winchester Boulevard around 6:30 p.m. as they investigated the fall. At this time, it is still not clear what led to the fall, or how many feet the child may have fallen. Anyone with information are asked to contact Allegheny County Police on their information line at 1-833-all Tips.

(WTAE Pittsburgh)

5) September will be a month to remember for fans of live entertainment in the Pittsburgh area. Looking at an overview of the month’s party lineup, Elton John and Ringo Starr shine the brightest. But that’s not all: Chris Rock will be making his first visit to the City of Steel since the “Slap Heard Around the World” we’ve all seen (or heard about) at the 2022 Academy Awards. Just outside of town at The Pavilion at Star Lake, Styx-REO will perform Speedwagon, Shinedown, and Five Finger Death Punch. Finally, Stage AE will also have some action this month with shows including Marcus King, Jungle, Idles and Zach Bryan supported by Charles Wesley Godwin and his supporting band Beaver County.


Today in Pittsburgh:

Ripfest – Acresor Stadium (the noon)

Bloom Street Concert Series – Elizabeth, Pennsylvania (6 pm)

Zoo / Drinks – Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium PPG (6:30 pm)

Michael Buble – PPG Arena (8 pm)

From my notebook:

  • Andy Warhol Museum: Andy Warhol’s Social Network begins September 24th.”(Andy Warhol Museum via Facebook)
  • Rescue of Humane Animals in Pittsburgh: “Ready to #BRAWL!? Parking available at the North Side location on Western Ave. Starting at 2pm tomorrow. All donations benefit animals in our community! #harpsaveslives #H2P” (Rescue Humane Animals in Pittsburgh via Facebook)
  • Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium PPG: “The #InYourOwnBackyard video series is back! This series celebrates the local wildlife you can find here in the Tri-State. This first video highlights skunks with five fun facts!” (Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium PPG via Facebook)
  • Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center: We are #recruiting. If you are interested in a career in finance and development, this is your tag! Apply today We offer competitive rates, amazing benefits package, and #free parking. …”Children’s Home in Pittsburgh and Lemieux Family Center via Facebook)
  • faces: Check out the roadmap section of our website for some fun ride ideas! #burghbikes #bikeshare #bikepgh #pittsburgh #pogoh”(POGOH via Facebook)
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: “Be sure to plan ahead—all Carnegie Library locations in Pittsburgh will be closed Monday, September 5. Not sure what to look for? Our librarians can help find just the right place!” (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh via Facebook)
  • Pittsburgh bike: “Throughout September, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is hosting the Virtual Million Mile Challenge. Register your miles and help raise money for children with cancer! Sign up takes 5 minutes and is free: https://www.alexslemonade.or…”(Pittsburgh Bike via Facebook)

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You’re now in the loop and ready to walk out the door on Thursday! I’ll catch you up early tomorrow morning bright with your next update.

Rachel Tasker

ABOUT ME: Rachel is a Pennsylvania native who stopped in Erie and State College before making Pittsburgh her home in 2020. She has a background in a little bit of everything…from working in media newsrooms and public health to the 2016 presidential election in Washington, DC and the Super Bowl 2019 where (surprise!) Tom Brady won…again. She loves good coffee, bad reality TV, attending local events and trying new food at 412. She resides in the South Hills.

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