1. Pittsburgh Police are investigating a third stabbing this month Downtown. The latest incident happened around 12:30 p.m. Friday along Liberty Avenue. The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition, KDKA-TV reported. In another incident, police say a man was stabbed in the lower back and left arm near Liberty Avenue and Wood Street around 11 p.m. Aug. 13. The victim walked to Market Square where police found him. And on Aug. 8, police arrested a man who stabbed two women, killing one of them, at a bus stop at Smithfield and Sixth Avenue. That incident happened at around 11:40 a.m. Downtown business owners and officials with the Cultural Trust have expressed concern over what some say is a “declining level of public safety.” Mayor Bill Peduto has cited a decline in violent crime and property crimes Downtown. Meanwhile, Port Authority officials apparently think playing classical music will help calm tensions in the area of the Wood Street T station. – KDKA
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