• Police: Man Threatened To Shoot Up Hospital, Attacked Officer

    MONROEVILLE (KDKA) — A man is facing charges for threatening to shoot up a Monroeville hospital and attacking a police officer.
    Joshua Zlotnik was arrested and taken to Forbes Hospital after he allegedly tried to break into his girlfriend’s house.
    Joshua David Zlotnik (Photo Credit: Allegheny County)
    While at the hospital, police say Zlotnik asked a nurse if she knew about school shootings and threatened to make it happen at the hospital.
    Police say Zlotnik also kicked and bit an off
  • Walkabout: Swingtet 8 enlivens dance floor in first gig of 2019

    Audience and dancers get a kick out of Joe Lagnese’s little big band at Cole Porter tribute show 
  • A Message Of Hope: Bishop Zubik Announces Parish Mergers

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The International Rosary March led by Bishop David Zubik left Epiphany Church and proceeded through Downtown, praying for peace and blessings for the city.The bishop is sending a message of hope, one day after announcing long-awaited sweeping changes in the diocese.After a more than five year study, parishes in a number of communities will be grouped together and merged.“Effective on July 1st, we’re going to have five new parishes with a lot of excitement,&r
  • SWAT Called For Suicidal Man, Shuts Down Liberty Avenue

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The 4500 block of Liberty Avenue was shut down for a period of time Sunday night as police responded to a man that wanted to hurt himself and others.He also had a cache of weapons, according to police.Police responded and closed Liberty Avenue between Ella and Taylor Streets.Once SWAT arrived, they began negotiations with the man and around 8:45 p.m., he surrendered without incident.He was then taken to UPMC Presbyterian for medical evaluation and then transferred to We
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  • Ducklings Rescued, Reunited With Mother Once … And Then Again

    NEW CASTLE, Pa. (KDKA) — A brood of ducklings has been reunited with their mother, thanks to the help of law enforcement.Eight baby ducks were trapped under a storm sewer grate on Corton Avenue Sunday when police officers and firemen in New Castle came to their rescue around 8:30 a.m, according to the New Castle Fire Department.Photo Credit: KDSTV
    Prior to their arrival, witnesses said the mother duck had been frantically pacing back and forth in front of the grate.The rescuers were able t
  • Bell Get League-Leading 44th RBI, Pirates Beat Padres 6-4

    SAN DIEGO (AP) – Colin Moran hit a three-run home run and finished with four RBIs, and Joe Musgrove beat his hometown Padres for the second time in as many seasons as the Pittsburgh Pirates won 6-4 Sunday to take three of four.
    Musgrove (3-4) was the second straight alum of Grossmont High in suburban El Cajon to beat the Padres. Steven Brault won Saturday night in relief of opener Montana DuRapau.
    The big right-hander took a one-hit shutout into the seventh before the Padres broke out for
  • Man In Serious Condition After Falling Two Stories During Police Chase

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man is in the hospital in serious condition after he jumped two stories into an alley while trying to elude police.Pittsburgh Police were on patrol in 3100 block of McClure Avenue when they spotted the man who had warrants out for his arrest.The suspect then ran into the house of an acquaintance where he proceeded to hide. Police searched the house, but could not locate him. A K9 officer was called in but he was still unable to be located.Officers then checked the roo
  • No arrests or citations related to Garth Brooks concert at Heinz Field

    The record crowd of 75,000 was on it’s best behavior. 
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  • Former Corporate Headquarters Of Bethlehem Steel Imploded

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) – Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel has collapsed in a matter of seconds as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker’s former world headquarters.
    WATCH LIVE: The implosion of the historic Martin Tower
    Crowds gathered Sunday to watch the demolition of the area’s tallest building, a 21-story monolith that opened at the height of Bethlehem Steel’s power and profitability. America’s second-largest steelmaker went out of
  • Police Arrest Suspect In Fox Chapel Stabbing

    FOX CHAPEL (KDKA) — Fox Chapel Police have made an arrest in connection to a stabbing that took place at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club early Sunday morning.
    At approximately 3:00 a.m., Fox Chapel Police and paramedics responded to a call to the Fox Chapel Yacht club where they found a 30-year-old man suffering from non-life-threatening stab wounds. He was sent to a local hospital to be treated.Allegheny County Police Department Detectives found that it was 28-year-old Christopher Schmeider tha
  • Woman Injured In Early Morning Shooting In Jefferson Hills

    JEFFERSON HILLS (KDKA) — Jefferson Hills Police and paramedics found a 21-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound in Jefferson Hills early Sunday morning.The police and paramedics were dispatched to a mobile home park on Stilley Street in Jefferson Hills and woman was then transported to a local hospital in stable condition.Allegheny County Police Department also responded to the scene and through their investigation identified two suspects.35-year-old Gary Korach was arrested and ch
  • Leslie Odom Jr. evangelizes at CMU's graduation ceremony

    Author, actor and singer Leslie Odom Jr. encourages college graduates to make sure their actions are in sync with their honest intentions.
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  • 6-Year-Old Girl Raises Over $3K To Help Her Town’s Police Department Buy K9

    HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — A little girl who hopes to become a police officer has raised over $3,000 for her town’s police department.
    Six-year-old Kaley Bastine spent her Saturday washing cars to raise money for the Harrison Township Police Department, according to her mother, Jamie Bastine.Kaley Bastine, 6, hopes to be a police officer when she grows up. (Photo Credit: Jamie Bastine)The youngster, a first-grader at Highlands Elementary School, raised $726 from the car wash.Kal
  • Police: She Thought She Got A New Job, Instead She Lost $8,700

    PAINT TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — A woman who thought she had been hired for a new job ended up getting scammed out of $8,700.
    Pennsylvania State Police say Holly Jean Thomas, 39, of Windber, received an email claiming to offer a work-at-home clerical job with the Packaging Corporation of America.
    She received two checks for $4,350 on two separate occasions between April 26 and May 7, 2019, according to police. Thomas was reportedly advised to cash the checks and purchase Amazon gift cards, whi
  • Cyclist Struck By SUV, Injured In Mt. Washington

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man on a bicycle was struck by a vehicle Sunday morning.The cyclist was struck by on the corner of Grandview and Hallock Street in Mt. Washington at 10:10 a.m., according to Allegheny County 911 dispatchers.Photo Credit: (KDKA’s Heather Abraham)
    Witnesses said the man sustained injuries.They described the car that struck him as a silver SUV.
    Authorities say the man was taken to the hospital in stable condition.Officials did not say how the accident occurred.Stay
  • Garth Brooks’ Record-Setting Crowd At Heinz Field Behaved Well, Says Public Safety Report

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh was well-behaved during this weekend’s Garth Brooks concert at Heinz Field.
    Saturday’s sold-out concert drew in some 75,000 fans, a record number for Heinz Field. KDKA’s Pam Surano reports that the event was a gigantic party, with parking lots opening at 2 p.m. so attendees could begin enjoying food and adult beverages.The event didn’t begin until 7 p.m. — which could have left ample time for things to go wrong — but the th
  • Police: Man Driving Drunk Drives Into Crowd Of People

    SLIPPERY ROCK TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Police say a man that was driving under the influence struck a crowd of people.
    Pennsylvania State Police say that a 23-year-old unidentified male was allegedly driving while intoxicated on Stillwater Lane in Slippery Rock Township when he left the roadway into a crowd of people.
    The man struck and injured a 20-year-old person at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening.The suspect then fled from Slippery Rock Borough Police by foot but was detained short
  • Idlewild & SoakZone Opens For 142nd Season, Discounted Admission

    LIGONIER, Pa. (KDKA) – The first guests of the summer season flocked to Idlewild & SoakZone on Saturday.The amusement park opened for their 142nd season at 11:30 a.m., offering guests their first chance to enjoy classic attractions as well as fan favorite food like Potato Patch French Fries.
    According to the parks website, the opening weekend celebrations included a visit from WISH 99.7, Frownie Brownies from Kings Family Resturant and a dance party with Ricky Raccoon.The amusement par
  • All first-year construction at Ohiopyle finished except parking lot

    Crews moved one road at Ohiopyle State Park and paved another over the winter, but a new parking lot is delayed due to hard Pottsville rock.
  • Pittsburgh Weather: Temperatures Across Region Continue To Show Summer-Like Trend

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Temperatures across the region are continuing to show a summer-like trend.
    With an average high of 84 degrees Sunday, the heat will make it feel more like July than mid-May.
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    Early morning temperatures across Pennsylvania will start at a warm 73 degrees before reaching the day’s high around 3 p.m.
    Clear skies are forecasted for much of Sunday before scattered thunde
  • Bell Hits 2 Of Pirates’ 4 Homers In 7-2 Win Vs. Padres

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on rookie lefty Nick Margevicius for a season home run milestone Saturday night.
    Josh Bell homered twice and drove in four, rookie Bryan Reynolds connected for the second straight night and the Pirates had their first four-homer game of the season in beating the San Diego Padres 7-2.
    Margevicius (2-5) allowed the four homers in four-plus innings.
    “It was a really good day for us at the ballpark,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “A
  • Man Killed During Early Morning Shooting

    SWISSVALE (KDKA) – One person is dead following a shooting in Swissvale early Sunday morning.Officials from the Allegheny County Police Department say that Swissvale Police and paramedics responded to the 2200-block of Woodstock Avenue at approximately 1:30 a.m.
    Authorities discovered a 22-year-old male suffering from several gunshot wounds.The unidentified male was pronounced dead on the scene.Police say there are currently no suspects and the motive remains unclear as the Allegheny Count
  • Obituary: Cynthia McCormick / Navigated nonprofits and politics at all levels

    The Pittsburgh native solved problems for arts groups, at the county jail, the civil service commission and also started a charitable fund.
  • Pittsburgh-area school districts embracing sustainability with food choices

    “We’re responsible as a school district to prepare our students for the best future possible,” Mt. Lebanon School District Food Service Director Nolen Fetchko said
  • Wandering alligator captured in South Side park

    A pygmy goat was also rescued from Baum Boulevard.
  • Record-Setting Crowd Packs North Shore, Heinz Field For Garth Brooks Concert

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A rain delay before the start of the highly anticipated Garth Brooks concert did not dampen any spirits here. The daytime party, rolled into the nighttime party, with 75-thousand or so of the closest of friends.
    Happy Renditions of Garth Brooks’ most famous tune, “I’ve Got Friends In Low Places” filled the air in and around Heinz Field under a beautiful sunny sky before the start of the big show. In the stadium parking lots, at the North Shore re
  • Fans Of All Ages And From All Over Flock To The North Shore For Garth Brooks

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Throngs of people are everywhere, the city of Pittsburgh is a showcase of fun.On the North Shore, the atmosphere is full of smiling happy people, singing and getting ready for the big Garth Brooks show tonight at Heinz Field.RELATED STORIES:
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  • Bishop Zubik announces parish mergers, recognizes shrines

    Bishop David Zubik made the announcement in a letter to members of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh on Saturday.
  • Protesters Interrupt Ribbon Cutting In Homewood

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It was an exciting day for the children in the Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood celebrating the opening of a spray park and playground at a filled in swimming pool that had been closed for years.The ribbon cutting was disrupted by protesters accusing the city of neglect and playing politics just before election day.“They’ve been promising this for five years,” said Carmen Brown, a community activist.“For 12 years, they’ve done nothing to dist
  • They’re Here: Cicadas Arrive In Pittsburgh

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Get ready for loud mating calls, shed skins and much more because it’s that time of year…the Cicadas have arrived Pittsburgh.
    The 17 year #locust have officially arrived in #Sewickley @SewickleyHerald pic.twitter.com/QZOAKHOSga
    — Glenn Himes (@Himes412) May 18, 2019
    The 17-year swarm is expected to bring millions of Cicadas to the area and with it, their loud mating sound that can drown out even passing jet planes.RELATED STORIES:
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