• Red-Hot Castellanos Powers Tigers Over Pirates 13-10

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    PITTSBURGH (AP) – Nicholas Castellanos stayed hot with four hits and a key home run and the Detroit Tigers used 20 hits to outslug the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-10 on Wednesday night in the opener of a doubleheader.
    The teams combined for 34 hits, including four from Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera and three from Jeimer Candelario.
    Castellanos was coming off consecutive three-hit games against Kansas City. He’s 10 for 15 with two homers and nine RBIs in D
  • Feds Take Down Major Cocaine Trafficking Organization

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Federal officials announced the dismantling one of the largest cocaine trafficking organizations our region has ever seen.
    They said the organization was responsible for distributing hundreds of kilograms of cocaine in Western Pennsylvania.
    “Two million dollars. Stop and think about that number. That’s the street value of the cocaine that we confiscated during this operation,” said Bob Johnson, FBI Special Agent in Ch
  • One of Each: The National Aviary reveals the gender of their Penguin chicks

    The National Aviary held a party on Wednesday to reveal the genders of their nestlings who were born recently on site. Teri grendzinski, National Aviary Supervisor of Animal Collections, explained that penguins don’t have any external indication of their sex so the aviary had to use DNA testing to reveal that their crèche was composed of one boy and a girl. 
  • Officials: SUV Crashes Into Parked Vehicles, Ends Up On Top Of Them

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    MONROEVILLE (KDKA) — One person was hospitalized in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Monroeville.
    According to the Monroeville Fire Department, the crash happened around 5:45 p.m. in the National Tire & Battery NTB location in the 4100 block of William Penn Highway.
    Officials say the orange Ford Mustang and burgundy pickup truck were parked and unoccupied when the green-colored SUV crashed and ended up on top of them.
    (Source: Monroeville
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  • Outing Club petitions to be allowed to go outside

    More than 3,000 people have signed an online petition asking Penn State University to reverse its decision to disband the 98-year-old Outing Club and allow the club to continue sponsoring hiking, canoeing and camping trips.
  • Kidsburgh: Learn To Play Marbles From National Champions

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Most kids have played with marbles but not actually played the game of marbles. Allegheny County has a program to teach kids how to play marbles, and the free lessons are happening all around our region in the spring.
    All you need are some marbles, a flat surface and two people, and you can have a game of marbles.
    “A lot of people think it’s weird and ‘what’s marbles?’, so I’m like, ‘It’s
  • After Searching For More Than 40 Years, Authorities Say Ex-Cop Is Golden State Killer

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    By Ray Sanchez, Elizabeth I. Johnson and Alanne Orjoux, CNN
    (CNN) — A former California police officer has been identified as the so-called Golden State Killer believed to have committed 12 killings and at least 50 rapes across California from 1976 to 1986, authorities said Wednesday.
    Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested after investigators matched discarded DNA from his home to evidence from some of the crimes, Ventura County District Attorney Greg To
  • Eye On The Draft 2018: Steelers’ Safety Options

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Steelers have a hole to fill in the secondary after letting safety Mike Mitchell go this off season.
    They signed Morgan Burnett from the Packers hoping to fill that void, but that doesn’t mean they’re not targeting a safety high in this year’s draft.
    The Steelers are counting on Sean Davis this year. They might even experiment with the idea of moving Davis to free safety because Burnett primarily played strong saf
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  • ‘It’s Just Shocking’: Injured Borics Stylists, Customers Face Long Road To Recovery

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    BRENTWOOD (KDKA) — From the Borics Hair Care awnings to the ground, plywood covers the entire front of the salon.
    At seven o’clock Tuesday night, Borics was a busy place when a late-model Chrysler crushed through the front of the store and rampaged to the back wall unabated.
    “I think it went straight in. There was no stopping, no nothing,” saysBrentwood Emergency Management Coordinator John Balkovec.
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  • Kane hospital sued over death of WWII vet, 96, after fall

    The son of a Battle of the Bulge veteran has filed a federal wrongful death suit against the John J. Kane Regional Center  in Scott, saying the nursing facility staff dropped his father and reinjured his broken hip, leading to surgery and a decline in his health that killed him.
  • Pitt Hoping To Renew Football Series With Penn State

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    PITTSBURGH (AP) – University of Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke doesn’t want the 100th football game between the Panthers and Penn State to be the last.
    Lyke said Wednesday that Pitt has sent the Nittany Lions a contract that would renew the series for four years starting in 2026, but has yet to hear from Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour.
    The two schools first played in 1893 and met regularly through the 2000 season. They picked
  • Allegations Against Trump’s VA Pick Include Crashing Car While Drunk

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — A summary of allegations against President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs says he recklessly prescribed drugs, had his own private stock of controlled substances and got drunk and crashed a government car.
    The summary was released by Democrats as the White House rallied behind Dr. Ronny Jackson.
    Based on conversations with 23 of Jackson’s colleagues and former colleagues, the review says Jackso
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  • Explore America’s Castles

    By Randy Yagi
    It’s often said that a man’s home is his castle. However, that old saying takes extra special meaning when describing the colossal mansions and fabled castles of America, some of which can occupy more than a city block or even an entire neighborhood. While a few of the most famous American castles are merely theme park attractions, such as Busch Gardens’ DarKastle, Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and Universal’s Hogwarts Castle, there are far many
  • Bike documentary: 'We showed the world what living beyond type 1 looks like'

    Until that point in his life, Walt Drennan never fully acknowledged he had type 1 diabetes. Yes, he took insulin and monitored his blood-glucose levels. But he never easily shared his condition with others. 
  • Beaver Co. Coroner Called To Pedestrian Accident In Aliquippa

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    ALIQUIPPA (KDKA) — At least one person has died in a pedestrian accident in Beaver County this afternoon.
    According to 911 dispatchers, the Beaver County Coroner’s Office has been called to Aliquippa.
    (Source: Arthur Liberty)
    The incident was first reported just after 2:30 p.m. in the 800 block of 23rd Street.
    (Source: Arthur Liberty)
    The victim’s name and the cause of the crash have not yet been released.
    Stay with KDKA for the latest on this
  • Disabled Woman Claims Delta Airlines Tied Her To A Wheelchair

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    ATLANTA (CBS Local) – A woman with multiple sclerosis says Delta employees tied her to a wheelchair after the airline failed to provide the flyer with the appropriate handicapped services her family had requested.
    Maria Saliagas was reportedly diagnosed with MS five years ago and is now unable to sit up in a chair on her own. On April 1, the woman and her husband traveled from Atlanta to Amsterdam, where a wheelchair with specially designed
  • New George RR Martin Book Hitting Shelves, But Not The Novel Fans Have Been Waiting For

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    NEW YORK (AP) — As the world awaits his next “A Song of Ice and Fire,” George RR Martin has begun a new project.
    Random House announced Wednesday that a prequel to the “Ice and Fire” series is coming out November 20. The book is called “Fire and Blood” and it’s the first of two planned works the publisher is calling “the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros.”
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  • Redick A Team Leader And Mentor For Young 76ers

    By Matt Citak
    When J.J. Redick decided to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers on a one-year deal this past offseason, it raised some eyebrows.
    Of course, a one-year, $23 million deal would be tough for anyone to pass on. But at 33 years old, on the back nine of his NBA career, Redick had many wondering why the NBA veteran would want to sign with a team coming off a 28-54 season that saw them finish 14th out of 15 teams in the Eastern Conference. Add in the fact that teams such as the Houston Rocket
  • Heavy Drinking Could Increase ‘Bad’ Bacteria In Mouth, Study Finds

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    CBS Local – People who drink more than the recommended daily limit of alcohol may harbor an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths, a new study suggests.
    Researchers found that compared with nondrinkers, those who drank heavily had fewer “good” bacteria in their mouths. They were also hosting more “bad” bacteria — including bugs that have been linked to gum disease, heart disease, and cancer.
    The study is on
  • Ultimate Summer Vacation! WOW Air To Pay You To Move To Iceland, Travel The World

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | TwitterPITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Budget airline WOW Air has the ultimate job for you!The airline, which operates out of Pittsburgh International Airport is looking for its first ever air-travel guide.What does an air-travel guide do?
    If hired, you’ll live in Iceland for three months, travel across North America and Europe, and write about your adventures for WOW Air.You’ll also rate the cities you visit.
    Oh, and you’ll also get paid $4,500 a month.Now
  • Marcia Gay Harden Talks Third Season Of “Code Black,” New Memoir

    Marcia Gay Harden isn’t afraid to speak up. The Academy Award-winning actress has a way with words, whether she’s discussing a thoracotomy on the set of her show or chronicling her relationship with her mother and her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s. Harden spoke to CBS Local about what we can expect from her character Leanne on the third season of “Code Black” (premiering Apr. 25 at 10/9c on CBS) and her poignant, heartwarming and funny new memoir &ldqu
  • Taillon Looks To Return To Form As Pirates Host Tigers In Doubleheader

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Jameson Taillon’s start to the 2018 season was as good as – if not better than – expected. In his first three starts, Taillon pitched 20.1 innings with 18 strikeouts and only allowed two runs, pitching the Pirates to three consecutive wins. The second of those starts was a 5-0 complete game shutout – the first of his career – against the Cincinnati Reds on April 8.
    The lone blemish on Taillon’s recor
  • Reserve police officer arrested in Ohio, charged with driving while impaired

    A Reserve police officer was arrested Saturday in Ohio and charged with driving while impaired, failing to stop after a crash and failing to control his vehicle.
  • Deaf Publix Worker Says Shopper Punched Her For Not Hearing Question

    MIDLOTHIAN, VA (CBS Local) – A Virginia supermarket employee, who has gone deaf due to a rare disease, says a woman attacked her for not responding to the shopper’s question.
    Liberty Gratz has been working at the Publix in Midlothian, VA since it opened last year. Both Liberty and her twin brother Triton suffer from Usher syndrome; a disease which normally leads to partial or total hearing loss and blindness. Most patients, like Liberty, are born with severe hearing loss an
  • Pittsburgh Police Horse Bitten By Dog

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | TwitterWILMERDING, Pa. (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a police horse was bitten by a dog during a presentation to a citizen’s police academy near Pittsburgh.
    Allegheny County police say the county police mounted unit and the Pittsburgh mounted unit were at the Wilmerding academy Wednesday to talk about the duties and responsibilities of the units.
    Police say a dog that hadn’t been properly secured escaped from a side yard and bit a Pit
  • Best Tequila Drinks In Pittsburgh

    By Jessica Wasik
    From over-sized margaritas and classic Long Island iced teas to a simple tequila and tonic, tequila lovers have plenty of options for finding cocktails infused with this strong spirit. While Mexican restaurants are a local leader in tequila, you can find tequila-based drinks at almost any bar in the city. Happy hour specials and one-of-a-kind drink menus highlight the region’s best combinations, ensuring the perfect start to a night on the town. Check out these five bars
  • National Aviary Hosts Gender Reveal Party For 2 African Penguin Chicks

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Today is World Penguin Day and the National Aviary marked the occasion by hosting a gender reveal party for two African Penguin chicks.
    The Aviary cut special cakes, which revealed one of the chicks was a male, while the other is a female.
    Male and female African Penguins look alike on the outside. As a result, DNA testing was necessary to determine the genders of the two chicks.
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    The Aviary also announced that the
  • Raccoon Killed By Dog In Bethel Park Had Rabies

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | TwitterPITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Authorities say a raccoon killed by a dog in Bethel Park was found to have rabies.
    The Allegheny County health department said the animal was brought in last weekend after it was killed near the 5500 block of Florida Avenue in Bethel Park.
    Officials said the raccoon tested positive for rabies. They said the dog was up-to-date on its rabies vaccinations. Another raccoon was reported to have rabies in the county earlier this year.
  • Some charges to be dropped after Wilmerding dog bites police horse

    Allegheny County Police plan to withdraw a number of charges — possibly including felony counts of aggravated assault — against two Wilmerding men whose dog bit a Pittsburgh police horse last week during a goodwill public appearance,
  • Police horse bitten by neighborhood dog during demonstration

    A Pittsburgh police horse is apparently no worse for wear after he was bitten by a loose dog during a demonstration in Wilmerding Wednesday, April 18.
  • Wendy Bell hits online nerve regarding #MeToo movement

    Former WTAE-TV newscaster Wendy Bell is ringing out online about the #MeToo movement and hitting decidedly different notes of reaction.
  • Bethel Park raccoon tests positive for rabies

    A raccoon killed by a dog in Bethel Park over the weekend tested positive for rabies, the Allegheny County Health Department confirmed Wednesday.
  • New Kennywood Events To Mark 120th Anniversary

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Kennywood will be celebrating its 120th anniversary this year and there are some big events planned to mark the occasion.
    According to Kennywood officials, the park will open to season passholders on Saturday, April 28. The park will then open to the general public on May 5. The park will open daily starting on May 24.
    On Sunday, May 6, admission will be $18.98 to mark the year Kennywood was founded.
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    So, what&rsquo
  • Penguins To Be Without Malkin, Hagelin For Game 1 Vs. Capitals

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Penguins will open up their second round playoff series against the Washington Capitals without two of their stars.
    Head coach Mike Sullivan has announced that Evgeni Malkin (lower-body) and Carl Hagelin (upper-body) will not play in Game 1 on Thursday.
    However, both took the ice prior to the team’s practice on Wednesday.
    Malkin missed the Penguins’ series-clinching win over the Philadelphia Flyers after suff
  • Frank Nobilo On Zurich Classic: ‘With Team Format, You Can Have A Lot Of Fun’

    By Dan Reardon
    Sometimes reinventing the wheel actually does work. After nearly 70 years of a traditional stroke-play, full-field PGA TOUR event in New Orleans, the Zurich Classic decided a year ago to revitalize the tournament with a fresh approach.
    The Tour stop became a team event with a variation of the popular Ryder Cup format. Eighty players from the priority rankings are seeded into the field, and those players are allowed to choose another PGA TOUR member or sponsor exemption for the fou
  • Double Amputee Climbs Monstrous, 2,000-Foot Hiking Trail In 4 Hours

    MANITOU SPRINGS (CBS Local) – The Manitou Incline is a grueling test of toughness and fitness, and this week a Colorado woman without legs ascended the famous stairs.(credit: Mandy Horvath/Instagram)Mandy Horvath of Colorado Springs lost her legs in a train accident several years ago. She posted pictures and a video of her April 23 climb to Instagram. Horvath thinks the achievement might have been a first for a female double amputee.
    The Manitou incline gains 2,000 feet of e
  • Police: Medical Condition May Have Caused Driver To Crash Into Salon

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    BRENTWOOD (KDKA) – Police believe a man may have suffered a medical condition prior to crashing his vehicle into a Brentwood hair salon.
    A Dodge Charger plowed into a BoRics Hair Care salon around 7 p.m. Tuesday. Of the seven people injured, two were listed in critical condition.
    Today, police said all of the victims are expected to survive their injuries.
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    “It just went through the front, went through
  • Evacuated Millvale Residents Fear Landslide Will Get Worse

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    MILLVALE (KDKA) – People in Millvale are anxiously watching what happens with a hillside behind their homes.
    The hill has started to slide and is threatening four houses along Spring Street. Now, residents fear it’s only going to get worse.
    Two of the homes were occupied. However, those homes have been evacuated.
    “You never know. It’s the unexpected that’s the scary thing,” Jackie Geis said.
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  • Manhunt Underway For ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Suspect In Maine Deputy’s Killing

    NORRIDGEWOCK (CBS) – A massive manhunt is underway for an “armed and extremely dangerous” man wanted for fatally shooting a Maine sheriff’s deputy and stealing his cruiser early Wednesday morning.
    Just before 2 a.m., police say 29-year-old John Williams stole Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole’s fully marked police cruiser. Cole was killed during the incident, though police did not say when.
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    Police say Williams drove the cruiser to Cumberland Farms on
  • Fleetwood Mac Returning To Pittsburgh

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | TwitterPITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Legendary band Fleetwood Mac will be returning to Pittsburgh this fall.Fleetwood Mac, minus frontman Lindsey Buckingham, will play PPG Paints Arena on Nov. 1.Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn will be at the concert.Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 4 at Livenation.com
    In a statement the band said:“Fleetwood Mac has always been about an amazing collection of s
  • ‘Tick Explosion’ May Be Coming This Summer, Expert Warns

    MILTON (CBS Local) – Americans are happy to shed their coats after a long and harsh winter, but you may still want to consider keeping your skin covered up even as it gets warm. One expert is warning people that a “tick explosion” will be waiting for them this summer.
    “They’re up and looking for a host hoping something will walk by that they can latch on,” Dr. Thomas Mather said, via WHIO. The director of the University of Rhode Island’s t
  • One of region's largest-ever cocaine rings dismantled as agents make arrests

    Federal law officers on Wednesday morning began hauling dozens of defendants into federal court to face drug distribution charges in what the U.S. attorney's office says is one of the largest cocaine rings ever prosecuted in Western Pennsylvania.
  • Four customers, three employees injured when car drives into Brentwood hair salon

    The eight people injured Tuesday when a car crashed into a hair salon in Brentwood suffered broken legs, ankles and ribs, as well as cuts, bruises and head injuries, according to Allegheny County Police.
  • Police: Woman Stole Unconscious Patient’s Credit Card, Made $4,000 In Purchases

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    GREENSBURG (KDKA) – A woman is facing charges for allegedly stealing a hospital patient’s credit card and racking up thousands of dollars in purchases.
    According to police, Charlotte Jackson stole the credit card from an unconscious patient in the Intensive Care Unit at Excela Westmoreland Hospital.
    (Photo Courtesy: City Of Greensburg Police)
    Jackson then used the card to make $4,000 in purchases at 50 locations around Allegheny and Westmoreland cou
  • Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Featured In Pizza Hut Commercial

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | TwitterPITTSBURGH (Patch.com) —Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster displays impressive dance moves in a new Pizza Hut commercial as star of the chain’s new “Doorbell Dance” ad campaign.
    The commercial shows Smith-Schuster celebrating with the enthusiasm usually reserved for touchdown scores when the doorbell rings to signal his Pizza Hut pizza has arrived. The campaign also will have Smith-Schuster as Pizza Huts social media sp
  • Amazon Unveils Colorful Echo Dot For Kids

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    By: Kaya Yurieff
    (CNN Money) — Alexa is headed to the kids’ room.
    On Wednesday, Amazon unveiled a kid-friendly version of its popular smart speaker featuring its voice assistant Alexa.
    The Echo Dot Kids Edition plays music, answers questions and comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited, which offers access to kid-friendly books and ad-free radio stations.
    The colorful gadgets — which come in protective cases of e
  • Commission On College Basketball Proposes Changes To NCAA

    By Matt Norlander
    (CBS Sports)- If college basketball is seeking change, it may need help from those outside the NCAA including the NBA and shoe companies.
    The Commission on College Basketball released a six-months-in-the-making 60-page report Wednesday that analyzed the state of the sport and made its most urgent proposals for change. The commission, led by Condoleezza Rice, is comprised of 12 people including NBA legends David Robinson and Grant Hill and was formed by the NCAA in response to t
  • What's next for Pittsburgh's Fashion Week Downtown? A new name, for starters

    The Downtown Community Development Corp.’s take on fashion week is getting a makeover ahead of its event lineup slated for Sept. 18-21, including a name change and new additions to its core planning team.
  • PTL Links: April 25, 2018

    Visit the links below for more on today’s guests & topics:Potted Potter
    JFilm Festival
    Rania’s Catering
    Rania’s Recipes: Blackened Shrimp Tacos & Carne Asada Street Tacos
    Izzazu Salon, Spa & Serata
  • Rania’s Recipes: Blackened Shrimp Tacos & Carne Asada Street Tacos

    Rania Harris stopped by PTL to show off two delicious taco recipes!
    Blackened Shrimp Tacos
    Coleslaw:1/3 cup mayonnaise
    ½ tablespoon honey
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    Freshly cracked black pepper
    ½ bag coleslaw mix
    3 green onionsSmoky Garlic Lime Sauce:1/3 cup mayonnaise
    1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1 lime (1 tablespoon juice)
    Blackened SeasoningTacos:½ pound peeled and deveined s

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