Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Published by Tim McNulty on .

Good morning. Outside of following the WashPost's shutdown updater all day, here's what else is going on:breakfastsausage

1. Pittsburgh's acting police chief and her top deputy were called before the federal grand jury this morning that's peeking into city government. The same investigation toppled former chief Nate Harper for misusing money from private police details but a new audit shows those funds still aren't being fully accounted for.

2. Hmm. Even though it's forbidden by state law some gas producers are deducting Marcellus Shale impact fees from royalty payments to landowners. Anya Litvak has the story.

3. One of the biggest -- and most argued-over -- development projects in the city may be imperiled by the new historic designation of a key property. We're talking of course about the cool-looking but broken-down produce terminal in the strip.

4. A county judge is angry his unique sentence for convicted former Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin isn't being fully followed, but he hasn't re-sentenced her. Yet.

5. We're a couple days late to this but Steve Esack at the Morning Call profiled Daryl Metcalfe and included interviews with fellow Butler County Republicans.

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