• Takata Pleads Guilty To Fraud In Air Bag Scandal

    DETROIT (AP) — Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion in penalties for concealing an air bag defect blamed for at least 16 deaths, most of them in the U.S.
    The scandal, meanwhile, seemed to grow wider when plaintiffs’ attorneys charged that five major automakers knew the devices were dangerous but continued to use them for years to save money.
    In pleading guilty, Takata admitted hiding evidence that millions of its air bag i
  • Antonio Brown Agrees To Deal Making Him Highest Paid WR In NFL

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has reportedly agreed to a rather impressive deal.
    Brown and the Steelers have reached a five-year deal making him the highest paid wide receiver in the NFL.#Steelers WR Antonio Brown’s contract details: 4-year extension worth $68M. $17M per year over 4 years and $18.5M over 3 years.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 27, 2017
    Brown was obviously happy with the agreement, tweeting out “Steelers
  • Sidewalk Space Vs. Parking Spots: Liberty Avenue Facing Major Changes

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The 900 block of Liberty Avenue downtown and the blocks nearby could soon have a different look.
    “Everybody likes outdoor seating when the weather is nice,” said the Umbrella Cafe owner Steve Bland.
    Wider sidewalks, outdoor cafes make the area feel different, but changes like that could mean no street parking in the area.
    “Foot traffic is slow, there’s no place to park down here. People call up and say ‘I want to come down but where do I pa
  • Thousands Of Students Crash Pittsburgh Penguins’ Hockey Practice

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are used to noise during their games at PPG Paints Arena, but not for their practices.
    “Usually I don’t think you get to see them practice,” one little girl said.
    “Sounds like they’re enjoying themselves, and for us it’s nice to have a little energy at practice,” Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby said.
    Energy — that’s something elementary and middle school students have plenty of.
    “These ev
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  • 1 Dead, 21 Injured In California Tour Bus Crash

    KRAMER, Calif. (AP) – The California Highway Patrol says a crash between a tour bus and two cars has killed one person and injured 21 others in the Southern California high desert.
    CHP Officer Brian Benson says it’s unclear what caused the Monday crash near the unincorporated community of Kramer, and didn’t have any further details about the bus or the victims. He says there was no remarkable weather in the area at the time of the collision.
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  • In Pittsburgh, 'Fences' and August Wilson's Hill District

    Fans of "Fences" may be disappointed that the film won just one of its four Oscar nominations. But a pilgrimage to playwright August Wilson's hometown, Pittsburgh, might offer some consolation.
  • Keidel: Can Magic Fix The Lakers?

    By Jason Keidel
    It’s rare, if not unprecedented, for the terms desperate and Lakers to be synonymous. Equally incongruous is the iconic NBA franchise anchored at the bottom of basketball’s standings.
    Jeanie Buss, daughter of Jerry Buss, has kept the family business within the family. But in light of the Lakers’ woeful performance, she was forced to boot her brother, Jim, who was running the personnel side of things. Afterward, a solemn, contrite Buss apologized to Lakers fans f
  • Steelers Place Franchise Tag On Le’Veon Bell

    PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – It’s a move that everyone expected the Steelers to make, and the team has now made it official; they have franchised running back Le’Veon Bell.
    Our Steelers Insider and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers beat writer has the details on what this will cost the team.
    Steelers use exclusive franchise tag on Le'Veon Bell. Means no team can sign him. One yr, $12 M and change.
    — Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) February 27, 2017
    This doesn’t appear to
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  • Police: Man, Woman Overdosed While Caring For 6-Year-Old Girl

    WHITE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A man and woman are facing charges after they overdosed at a home in Indiana County.
    Marybeth Roush, 25, and Jeffrey Smith, 32, are accused of endangering the welfare of a child.
    Pennsylvania State Police say officers were called around 11:30 p.m. Friday to a home on Whittier Drive in White Township.
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    Investigators say Roush and Smith had overdosed due to heroin use and they were
  • Teenager Shot In Duquesne

    DUQUESNE (KDKA) — A teenager was shot Monday afternoon in Duquesne.
    Emergency dispatchers report it happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 100-block of 4th Street.
    There was no immediate word on the victim’s condition.
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  • Butler Area Asst. School Superintendent To Resign Amid Water Controversy

    BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) — Dr. Mary Wolf is set to resign Monday night as assistant superintendent for elementary education of Butler School District.
    School district solicitor Tom King confirmed to KDKA that Dr. Wolf will resign at the Butler School Board meeting. She will reportedly use her sick days and vacation through June 30, in order to stay on the payroll.
    Superintendent Dr. Dale Lumley resigned on Feb. 5 and maintenance director Glenn Terwilliger followed suit on Feb. 9.
  • Police: Woman Dead, Man In Custody After ‘Domestic’ Shooting

    BOSWELL, Pa. (AP) – Police say a woman is dead, a man has been wounded and the second man charged with shooting them both during a domestic dispute at a western Pennsylvania home is in custody.
    Troopers haven’t released the names of those involved in the shooting about 11 p.m. Sunday at a home in Jenner Township. Jenner is about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
    Troopers say the male victim who witnessed the woman’s shooting was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
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  • Dunlap: World Baseball Classic Too Risky

    PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Still waiting …
    Yep, I’m still waiting for someone to let me know exactly what the benefits are for the entire Pirates outfield — Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco — to play in the World Baseball Classic.
    Same thing with Francisco Cervelli. What’s the positive? How is this good? What’s the upshot here?
    How about Ivan Nova? He’s in the Dominican Republic’s pitcher pool and might play, but what&rs
  • Pittsburgh Teen Pleads Guilty To Fatally Stabbing Mother

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An East Pittsburgh teenager pleaded guilty Monday in the stabbing death of her mother.
    Catherine Grier, 19, pleaded guilty to one count each of voluntary manslaughter, abuse of a corpse, conspiracy and tampering with evidence in the death of her mother, Brenda Johnson.
    Johnson, 58, was found dead in her Bessemer Avenue apartment on June 23, 2016, one week after Grier stabbed her several times during an argument.
    Grier told police she became scared and cal
  • East Pittsburgh woman pleads guilty to killing mother

    An East Pittsburgh woman pleaded guilty Monday morning to killing her mother and then abusing the corpse.
  • Crews Searching Allegheny River Near New Kensington Bridge

    NEW KENSINGTON (KDKA) — Emergency crews were searching the Allegheny River near the New Kensington Bridge Monday afternoon.
    They were looking in the same area where a man jumped into the river after a police chase last week.
    Officers were not able to locate the man after the chase.
    So far, it is unclear if Monday’s search involves that same missing man.
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  • Pa. Labor Secretary: Unemployment Compensation System Is ‘Wounded’

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As state budget hearings began last week, the secretary of Labor and Industry minced no words as she characterized the status of Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system.
    Secretary of Labor and Industry Kathy Manderino appeared before the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee. She called the state’s unemployment compensation system the “elephant in the room.”
    “Mr. Chairman, we are operating a wounded system. The patient is ble
  • Toomey moves office from Station Square to Downtown

    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is moving his Pittsburgh office Downtown from Station Square.
  • Judge sentences Fineview man to 2-5 years in prison in toddler gun death

    A Fineview man will serve two to five years in prison after he was sentenced this morning for accidentally killing a 22-month-old. 
  • State warns against federal threat to cut Medicaid funds

    Federal cuts envisioned for Pennsylvania’s Medicaid plan would cost the state at least $2 billion dollars by 2020, opening a budgetary hole that would be impossible to fill, state Secretary of Human Services Ted Dallas said Monday.
  • Father Charged With Homicide After Baby Girl Dies At Hospital

    FRIEDENS (KDKA) — A Somerset County man has been charged with homicide after his infant daughter died at the hospital.
    Brandon Scott Leer’s 3-month-old died at Children’s Hospital on Oct. 17, 2016. She was rushed to the hospital from a home on Point Park Lane in Somerset Township.
    Leer reportedly told police that he shook the baby girl “for no more than a minute” because she wouldn’t stop crying. He said after he stopped shaking the child, he tripped, causing
  • Abandoned Puppy Recovering In Foster Home After Surgery For 2 Broken Legs

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Yorkie puppy that was found outside the Animal Rescue League/Western Pennsylvania Humane Society ‘s location on the North Side is doing well.
    Laney is now being cared for by a foster family.
    The dog was found in the vestibule of the shelter with two broken legs. She underwent surgery last week, and is now on the mend.
    “The report from her foster family is this weekend, she slept a lot, but she has stabilized at this point in time. But, seems to be doing
  • Saccone announces his U.S. Senate bid in Capitol

    HARRISBURG — A conservative Republican state representative from southwestern Pennsylvania, Rick Saccone, announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Monday, promising to be an ally of President Trump in Washington.
  • Somerset County father charged with homicide in shaken-baby case

    Authorities have refiled the criminal case against a Somerset County man accused of violently shaking his 3-month-old daughter last year because she would not stop crying to include a homicide charge following the baby’s death in October.
  • Flyers’ Manning Gets 2-Game Suspension For Stadium Series Hit

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning has received a two-game suspension for a hit he delivered during the Stadium Series game at Heinz Field on Saturday.
    The incident happened early in the second period. Penguins forward Jake Guentzel kicked a puck to Sidney Crosby and was then the recipient of a high and late hit by Manning.
    Replays clearly show Manning making contact with Guentzel’s head.According to the NHL Player Safety Department, “In addition
  • Jewish Centers In Several States, Including Pa., Being Evacuated Due To Threats

    PHILADELPHIA (KDKA) — Reports indicate that Jewish centers in Delaware, New Jersey, Alabama, New York, Michigan, Indiana, North Carolina and Pennsylvania are being evacuated.
    This comes just one day after more than 100 gravestones were found damaged at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.
    In York, Pennsylvania, an “emergency situation” prompted the Jewish Community Center to close. A similar situation was reported in Harrisburg.Due to an emergency situation, the JCC is closed. Fu
  • 30 Players: Andrew Benintendi Trying To Fulfill The Hype With Red Sox

    By Rich Arleo 
    CBS Local Sports, in our 30 Players 30 Days spring training feature, profiles one young player from each Major League Baseball team leading up to opening day.
    2016 season (Minors): 97 G, 372 AB, .312 BA, 9 HR, 76 RBI, 16 SB, .910 OPS
    2016 season (Majors): 34 G, 105 AB, .295 BA, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 1 SB, .835 OPS
    It won’t take you long to find Andrew Benintendi’s name on a list of MLB’s top prospects entering the 2017 season; chances are he’ll be right at the
  • Lauryn Hill Delays Makeup Concert For Pittsburgh Show That Started Late

    PITTSBURGH (AP) – Singer-rapper Lauryn Hill has postponed a Pittsburgh concert that was scheduled to make up for one last month that started more than three hours late.
    The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust says Tuesday’s show at the Byham Theater has been moved to June 2 “due to a scheduling conflict.”
    Hill’s representatives didn’t immediately comment on the situation, and her Facebook page still listed the Byham show.
    On Jan. 31, Hill took the stage at 11:20 p.m. fo
  • White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54B

    WASHINGTON — The White House said President Donald Trump’s upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. The result is that Trump’s initial budget wouldn’t dent budget deficits projected to run about $500 billion.
  • At Least One Person Dead In North Versailles Crash

    NORTH VERSAILLES (KDKA) — A fatality has been reported after a crash in North Versailles.
    It happened around 9 a.m. Monday on Route 30 near Clyde Avenue.
    Two vehicles were reportedly involved.
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    The Allegheny County Medical Examiner released few details, only saying that they had been notified of a fatality.
    This is a developing story, stay with KDKA and KDKA.com for more information.
     
  • Best Corned Beef And Cabbage In Pittsburgh

    by Janelle Sheetz
    We still have a couple weeks to go until St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s never too early to start planning how to celebrate — especially when it comes to a good Irish meal. You can’t go wrong with corned beef and cabbage, and Pittsburgh has some great restaurants serving it up, whether you want a traditional meal from the usual Irish haunts or something with a twist from somewhere unexpected. Here are the best places in Pittsburgh for corned beef and cabbag
  • George W. Bush On Trump And Russia: ‘We All Need Answers’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President George W. Bush said Monday “we all need answers” on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russian government, and didn’t rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation.
    The Republican also defended the media’s role in keeping world leaders in check, noting that “power can be addictive,” and warned against immigration policies that could alienat
  • Gaffe Again: Oscars’ ‘In Memoriam’ Includes Living Producer

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – The best picture mix-up apparently wasn’t the only gaffe at Sunday night’s Academy Awards.
    An Australian film producer says she’s “alive and well” despite her photo’s inclusion in the “In Memoriam” tribute at the Oscars.
    Jan Chapman’s photo was shown during the montage next to the name of Janet Patterson, an Australian costume designer who died in 2015.
    Chapman tells Variety that prior to the awards, she urged Patters
  • Wendy’s Plans Self-Ordering Kiosks At 1,000 Locations

    DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) – Wendy’s says it plans to install self-ordering kiosks at about 1,000 locations by the end of the year.
    Wendy’s chief information officer, David Trimm, says the kiosks are intended to appeal to younger customers and reduce labor costs. And they allow customers of the fast food giant to circumvent long lines during peak dining hours while increasing kitchen production.
    Kiosks are also valued by the Dublin, Ohio-based company for their ability to provide data a
  • Judge Rules Bill Cosby Case To Be Decided By Outside Jury

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia judge has ruled that a jury from outside the area will hear the sexual assault case against actor Bill Cosby.
    Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill ruled Monday. He says the jury will be sequestered during the trial.
    Lawyers for the 79-year-old TV star had pushed to have his trial moved out of the Philadelphia suburbs because of worldwide media reports that brand him “a serial rapist.”
    Cosby is set to go on trial June 5 on a
  • Cosby To Ask Judge For Outside Jury For Criminal Trial

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Bill Cosby is back in a Pennsylvania courtroom as his legal team asks a judge to bring in outside jurors for his criminal sex assault trial.
    Monday’s hearing comes days after the trial judge ruled that only one other accuser can testify at the scheduled June trial.
    Prosecutors had asked that 13 other accusers testify to support charges that Cosby drugged and molested a former Temple University employee at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.
    Investigators re
  • One dead in Route 30 crash in North Versailles

    Allegheny County police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that killed one person on Route 30 in North Versailles Monday morning.
  • At least one dead in Route 30 crash in North Versailles

    Allegheny County police are investigating an apparent fatality that occurred after a two-vehicle crash on Route 30 in North Versailles Monday morning.
  • New App Makes Hiring A Handyman Easier

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Do you need any repairs made to your home?
    A new app delivers handyman services to your front door.
    It’s called Homee on Demand, and it’s being billed as the Uber of home repairs.
    Customers connect with workers with their smartphone based on location.
    You pay a dispatch charge and a certain fee per minute.
    Creators say the rates are based on stats from the Labor Department.
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  • PTL Links: Feb. 27, 2017

    Visit the links below for more on today’s guest & topics:
    Lee TerbosicPittsburgh Magazine
    Pittsburgh Marathon
    Project R.U.N Ft. “The Boys”
    Animal Rescue League
    Western Pa. Humane Society
    Dr. Mike Hutchinson At Animal General
    Weight Watchers
    Weight Watchers: 3 Recipes To Take Care Of Yourself In 2017
  • Weight Watchers: 3 Recipes To Take Care Of Yourself In 2017

    If you’re looking for some healthy recipes to keep your diet on track in 2017, check out these three dishes from Weight Watchers!
    Stuffed Potato with Goat Cheese and Arugula
    Ingredients
    • 1 small Potatoes, Russet, raw (with or without skin)• 3 Tbsp Milk 1%, low-fat or light• 1 1⁄2 Tbsp Goat cheese, reduced-fat• 1 pinch Salt• 1 pinch Pepper, black• 1 cup(s) Arugula• 1⁄4 cup(s) Peppers, red, roasted (packed in water), chopped• 1 Tbsp Chives
  • Cops: Mom Used Girl’s Breath To Start Car With DUI Device Before Crash

    QUINCY, Pa. (AP) – Police say a Pennsylvania woman had her 8-year-old daughter blow into an ignition device meant to prevent the woman from driving while drunk shortly before she crashed and was again charged with drunken driving.
    Online court records don’t list an attorney for 36-year-old Angela Daywalt. The Waynesboro woman was charged with drunken driving, corruption of minors and other charges for crashing about 11 p.m. Feb. 13 with her daughter in the car. That happened in Quinc
  • Trader Joe’s Recalling 3 Kinds Of Apple Sauce

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Trader Joe’s is recalling three kinds of its unsweetened apple sauce.
    The company says the apple sauce may contain glass pieces and has “best before” dates in August, October, and December of 2018.
    Trader Joe’s will issue a full refund to customers returning the apple sauce to the store.
    According to the company, the products have been removed from their shelves and have been destroyed.
    For further information, visit their website or call Trader
  • 2 more suspects arrested in connection with attack on cab driver who later died

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  • 1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Westmoreland crash

    A driver was killed and another seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night in Westmoreland County.
  • TRAFFIC: Lane closures continue along Route 28

    Traffic restrictions are scheduled in both directions along Route 28 through March 1. The restrictions are in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Two more suspects arrested in beating death of Somali cab driver in Pittsburgh

    Two more suspects were arrested in connection with the beating death of a Somali Bantu cab driver in Pittsburgh.
  • 2 More Suspects Arrested In Cab Driver’s Beating Death

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. (KDKA) — Two more suspects are now in custody in the beating death of a Pittsburgh cab driver.
    Police in Youngstown, Ohio say their officers arrested Christen Glenn, 18, of Greensburg and Daniel Russell, 19, of Youngstown while acting on tip they received Sunday. Both men surrendered without incident. They’re being held in the Mahoning County Jail in Ohio.
    Two other suspects, King Edwards, 20, of Pittsburgh and Hosea Moore, 20, of Pittsburgh are currently in the Alleg
  • ‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Picture At Academy Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Moonlight” has won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset that followed Warren Beatty first reading the wrong winner.
    Shock and chaos spread through the Dolby Theatre when producers of “La La Land” were stopped in the middle of their acceptance speeches to be informed that Beatty had incorrectly read “La La Land” as the winner.
    Host Jimmy Kimmel came forward to inform the cast that “Moonlight” had ind
  • ‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Picture After Big Mix-Up At Academy Awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Moonlight” has won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset that followed Faye Dunaway first reading the wrong winner.
    Shock and chaos spread through the Dolby Theatre when producers of “La La Land” were stopped in the middle of their acceptance speeches to be informed that Dunaway had incorrectly read “La La Land” as the winner.
    Host Jimmy Kimmel came forward to inform the cast that “Moonlight” had ind

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