• Contents of Pittsburgh Athletic Association set for sheriff's sale

    Broke and by all appearances down for the count, the iconic Pittsburgh Athletic Association in Oakland is facing a sheriff’s sale of its furniture, paintings, kitchen equipment and other items next week for failing to pay the county’s 7 percent drink tax.
  • Ross Twp. Neighborhood Named ‘America’s First Suburb’

    ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — You lived in a town or city, or you lived in the country. Those were the only choices, until the nation’s first suburb was built in Ross Township, 80 years ago.
    Pittsburgh History and Landmarks has unveiled a plaque designating Swan Acres as “America’s First Modern Subdivision.” Residents and former residents gathered to celebrate a neighborhood that began with concrete houses in 1937.
    Martha Pople is the daughter-in-law of builder, Harry Popl
  • One Man Rushed To Hospital After Emsworth Crash

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One person was rushed to the hospital Monday evening after a crash in Emsworth.
    It happened around 4 p.m. in the 500 block of Cliffside Manor.
    Officials say one vehicle hit a sign, then a tree, before flipping over.
    Fire crews had to cut the driver out of the crashed vehicle.
    The male victim was taken to an area hospital. He was reportedly going in and out of consciousness.
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  • Pens GM Rutherford Confirms Fleury Is The Guy Moving Into Second Round

    PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)- Pittsburgh Penguins General Manger Jim Rutherford joined The Cook and Poni Show on Monday to preview the Penguins/ Capitals series that will open Thursday in Washington.
    “We always expected the series to start Thursday,” Rutherford said. “Whether it was here in Pittsburgh against Toronto or in Washington.”
    The Washington Capitals have been the best league during the last two seasons but Rutherford doesn’t mind saying that means nothing to
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  • Keidel: Would Warriors’ NBA Finals Win Hurt Durant’s Legacy?

    By Jason Keidel
    If the Golden State Warriors win the NBA title without serious help from Kevin Durant, it could be the most hollow championship in the NBA archives. He would get a ring, but it would almost be cosmetic, the cherry on top of a sundae he didn’t make.
    Perhaps it’s unusual, if unprecedented, to say this about a pro athlete. But this could be the first time in the history of American team sports that winning a world championship could harm his legacy.
    It would certain
  • Former Boilermakers Head Charged With Embezzling $1.5 Million, Income Tax Evasion

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former Boilermakers business manager Raymond Ventrone is now officially facing charges.
    Ventrone is charged with one count of embezzlement and theft of Labor Union assets and five counts of income tax evasion, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.
    The 59-year-old man was the business manager of Local 154 of the International Association of Boilermakers from January 2010 to June 2015.
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  • Police Shoot Parolee After Pursuit In Wilkinsburg

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police shot a wanted parolee in Wilkinsburg on Monday.
    Around 5:30 a.m. officers attempted to apprehend parole violator Todd Anthony Robinson, 39, in the McDonald’s restaurant parking lot on Penn Avenue.
    Robinson entered his parked vehicle and quickly backed into a Wilkinsburg police car twice in the McDonald’s lot.
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    Officers opened fire and the suspect fled west
  • Police: Pitt student who died in fall might have been attending rooftop party

    The 21-year-old University of Pittsburgh student who fell between two apartment buildings in Oakland on Friday and died was not alone on the roof when he fell, according to Pittsburgh police. 
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  • Report: Teens Accused Of Killing Grandparents Lived With Bodies For Days

    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (KDKA) — Investigators in Georgia say a teenager and her boyfriend killed her grandparents and lived with their bodies for days.
    According to CBS News, a detective testified that after bludgeoning and stabbing her grandparents to death, Cassandra Bjorge and her boyfriend Johnny Hiro Rider stayed in the home smoking marijuana and partying with friends while Randall and Wendy Bjorge’s bodies laid upstairs.
    Bjorge, 17, and Hiro, 19, are charged with murder in the de
  • Officials: ‘Happy Days’ Star Moran Likely Died From Cancer

    CORYDON, Ind. (AP) – Authorities say former “Happy Days” star Erin Moran likely died from cancer at her southern Indiana home.
    A statement released Monday by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department says an autopsy revealed the 56-year-old actress had stage-four cancer, but doesn’t specify what type.
    The department says Moran died Saturday in the rural community of New Salisbury, about 20 miles northwest of Louisville, Kentucky. Officials say standard toxicology tes
  • Judges Refuses Competency Hearing For Police Ambush Killer

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) – A judge has rejected a request for an emergency competency hearing for a survivalist who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers and now refuses to communicate with his lawyers.
    Eric Frein was convicted of capital murder last week in the 2014 attack that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson II and wounded a second trooper. He faces a potential death sentence.
    The penalty phase of Frein’s trial was delayed Monday morning. His lawyer told the judge that Frein would not
  • Congo Government: UN Experts’ Murders Filmed On Cell Phone

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) – Congo’s government has obtained a five-minute cell phone video that shows the gruesome murders of two United Nations experts who were killed last month while investigating human rights abuses.
    In the video shown to journalists on Monday, a group of young men identify themselves as members of the Kamwina Nsapu militia.
    American Michael Sharp, originally from Scottdale, Swedish national Zaida Catalan and their interpreter Betu Tshintela went missing March 12 in c
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  • Mango Tells Republicans He’ll Seek Gubernatorial Nomination

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Pittsburgh health care systems consultant and political newcomer is expected to announce he’s running for the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania governor in 2018.
    Party officials say they’ve heard in recent days from Paul Mango and his campaign that he’ll make an official announcement May. A Mango spokesman isn’t confirming Mango’s decision to run, but says Mango is planning an announcement in mid-May about the governor&rs
  • Civil War-Era Cannonballs To Be Moved From Work Site

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Dozens of Civil War-era cannonballs unearthed at a Pittsburgh construction site will be removed by a Maryland firm.
    According to the Pittsburgh Public Safety Department, Ordnance Holdings Inc., of Reisterstown, has been hired to remove the cannonballs found near the former site of the Allegheny Arsenal. The arsenal supplied the Union Army, and an explosion there in September 1862 killed 78 people, many of them female employees.
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  • Dunlap: Lack Of Martavis Bryant News Is Curious

    PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — About this time every year, you can count on Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert — a gentleman I genuinely like personally and admire professionally for the job he’s done — saying the same thing on the same subject.The Steelers will draft “the best player available” is what Colbert will say in some press conference in the run-up to the Draft.Every year. Count on it. Like clockwork.
    As expected, Colbert pretty much did the same on
  • Veolia accuses PWSA of defamation over mismanagement claims

    A Boston-based company that once helped run the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority has accused the authority of defamation, alleging “reckless and false statements” about its work.
  • Tractor-trailer that crashed on Pa. Turnpike carried ads, but no first-class mail

    The tractor-trailer that crashed Monday morning in a fiery accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, closing a stretch of the highway in Allegheny County for about five hours, belonged to a contractor carrying advertising materials to U.S. Postal Service facilities.
  • Emaciated Dog Finally Ready For His New Home

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s a special day for a dog found so emaciated in a condemned home in Bridgeville that he couldn’t even walk.
    According to Animal Friends, Cory the dog is being adopted today.
    Cory arrived at Animal Friends in February after being found living in squalor in a home in Bridgeville. Five other animals were also found there, and two children were taken into protective custody.
    Officers found animal feces throughout the home, no running water and the only food i
  • Falcons Wide Receiver Mohamed Sanu Shares Heartwarming Note From Fans

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    Professional athletes are often seen as role models and their actions are closely watched both on the playing field and off. For Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, that meant his actions were being observed even while on an airplane. Sanu shared a photo on his Twitter account over the weekend of a note that he got from a family that was sitting behind him on his flight.This definitely put a smile on my face. ☺️ the little things. pic.twitter.com/OFKpwcho5H
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  • Sign-ups available for free lead-filtering water pitchers for Pittsburgh residents

    Pittsburgh residents can sign up beginning Monday for free lead filters to purify home tap water, Mayor Bill Peduto’s office announced. The city said the lead filters will be supplied “in the form of scientifically certified half-gallon pitchers.”
  • Steelers’ Roethlisberger Makes Up With Hometown In Ohio

    FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he’s sorry he let a few negative words cause a rift between him and his hometown in Ohio.
    Roethlisberger was back in Findlay over the weekend as he and his sister were inducted into Hancock County’s sports hall of fame.
    He says he was hurt several years ago by criticism from some people in the northern Ohio town that came after he was accused of sexual assault.
    He wasn’t charged then, but he was
  • Wilkinsburg police shoot, wound man on Penn Avenue

    Wilkinsburg police shot and wounded a man on Monday after they said he twice drove into a police cruiser and fled before crashing into a utility police on Penn Avenue.
  • Always Be Looking For Fast Starters In Fantasy Baseball’s First Month

    By Sam McPherson
    Not all fantasy baseball seasons are created equal, as some players start fast and finish slow, while other players start slow and finish fast. Staying the course generally equalizes everything out in the end, but smart fantasy team owners can capitalize on fast starts and fast finishes by paying attention to what’s going on every day in Major League Baseball play. It’s rare a fantasy owner can just draft a team right before Opening Day and make no changes to it all
  • Rostraver Ice Garden Advances To Final In Hockeyville Vote

    The Rostraver Ice Garden has advanced to the final two in the Kraft Hockeyville contest. Vote for them here!
  • Coroner Identifies Pennsylvania Man Killed By Freight Train

    MEYERSDALE, Pa. (AP) – The coroner has identified a man fatally struck by a train in southwestern Pennsylvania, but has yet to say whether the death is an accident or suicide.
    The Somerset County coroner says 60-year-old William Strong died of trauma injuries after being hit at a crossing on Main Street in Meyersdale about 11 p.m. Saturday.
    Borough police say the man went around crossing gates that were activated before he was hit.CSX railroad police are also investigating.
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  • Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Under Scrutiny For Health Contents

    CBS Local — If you’ve had an internet connection and the faintest semblance of a social media account, there’s no doubt you’ve come across Starbucks’ new, limited edition Unicorn Frappuccino drink. The specific sugar content for a regular size drink has been pointed out by the Connecticut Health Department and, in what should be a surprise to no one, this drink is the antithesis of a non-fat fruit smoothie.
    The Connecticut Health Department pointed out of
  • Unearthed Civil War-era cannonballs to be removed from construction site

    More than 30 Civil War-era cannonballs unearthed last month by a construction crew in Lawrenceville are set to be removed from the site on Tuesday.
  • Report: 3 People Dead In Somerset County Fire

    MEYERSDALE, Pa. (KDKA) — An overnight fire is under investigation after it claimed three lives in Somerset County.
    According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the blaze was reported around 2 a.m. along Maple Valley Road in Meyersdale.
    The names of the victims are not being released.
    The Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal is investigating.
    Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.
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  • 3 People Dead In Somerset County Fire

    MEYERSDALE, Pa. (KDKA) — An overnight fire is under investigation after it claimed three lives in Somerset County.
    The blaze was reported around 2 a.m. along Maple Valley Road in Meyersdale.
    Police identified the victims as 55-year-old homeowner Lugene Albright, her 31-year-old son Jimmy Christner and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Saras Bottorff.
    “It seems the victims were most likely sleeping when this fire took place,” Pennsylvania State Trooper Stephen Limani said.
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