• Restaurant Owner Arrested, Charged With Sexual Assault

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The owner of a popular and highly-rated Pittsburgh restaurant is charged with sexually assaulting a woman.
    Adnan Pehlivan, 46, was arrested late Tuesday night.
    Credit: KDKA-TV
    Pehlivan is the owner of Istanbul Sofra, located in the city’s Regent Square neighborhood.
    According to the criminal complaint, the female accuser told police she met Pehlivan for the first time Monday evening at a bar on Pittsburgh’s S
  • Woman Sentenced To Prison For Hindering Arrest Of Alleged Cop Killer

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    GREENSBURG (KDKA) — A woman who hindered the capture of a man who allegedly killed a police officer was in court Friday.
    Suspect Lakita Cain was optimistic as she faced sentencing for trying to throw investigators off the trail of accused cop killer Rahmael Sal Holt.
    “When I came downstairs to see her this morning, I went down earlier to see her, she was so happy to see me,” Cain’s attorney, Valerie Veltri, said. “I told her I was
  • Jewelry, Luggage & A Mobile Command Center: Pittsburgh International Airport To Auction Off Abandoned Items, Used Equipment & More

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Need a laptop, an iPad, a cell phone, some jewelry, or even some luggage?
    “Doors open at 8:30 a.m., 10 o’clock starts our annual Airport Authority auction where we auction off surplus goods, used goods, as well as items from lost and found,” Airport Authority spokesperson Bob Kerlik told KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Friday.
    That’s right.
    An assortment of items left at the airport, including TSA security check
  • Former Golden Gloves Champ Makes Pro-Boxing Debut With Help From Pittsburgh Gym Owner

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A former Golden Gloves champ turned crime fighter is making his pro-boxing debut Saturday night in Pittsburgh.
    His comeback is thanks, in part, to a former police officer turned gym owner.
    Stand outside Jack’s Boxing Gym in Pittsburgh and you can almost feel each and every punch, and you can certainly hear them.
    Few words describe this crucible of combat’s owner, but tough is a good choice.
    “Everything is business in
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  • ‘She Screamed Bloody Murder’: Mom Says Daughter Got Terrible Rash From Venomous Caterpillar’s Spiked Barbs

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Its name is just as impressive as it’s look – the White Hickory Tussock Moth Caterpillar. It looks like a white caterpillar with a spiked hair style. Only those spikes are real and have barbs that will stick in skin and deliver venom.
    “They walked into the house and she started screaming,” Lisa Shychuk says about a moment she won’t soon forget.
    The family had been to the Dawson Grange Fair to cheer on her
  • NFL Picks – Week 7: Chiefs Bounce Back With Shootout Win Over Bengals

    Ryan Mayer
    After a thrilling Sunday night battle last week, both the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs have tough matchups facing them in Week 7. For the Patriots, they travel to Chicago to face a Bears defense that ranks first in Football Outsiders’ DVOA metric (that’s Defense-adjusted Value Over Average). A lot of the credit there will be given to Khalil Mack for the impact he has had rushing the passer, racking up five sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception retur
  • Police seek third suspect in New Castle triple homicide

    Police on Friday charged Anthony Lavon Cooper Jr., 19, of Detroit, with three counts of homicide and other offenses. 
  • Stream #1 Alabama Vs. Tennessee

    The #1 Alabama Crimson Tide head to Knoxville to face the Tennessee Volunteers in an important SEC matchup.
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  • Kidsburgh Kidcast: Halloween Safety

    Check out this week's Kidsburgh Kidcast for more about Halloween safety.
  • Kidsburgh Kidcast Event Calendar 10/19/2018

    Check out this week's Kidsburgh Kidcast Event Calendar!
  • Cowboys-Redskins Week 7 Matchup

    By Norm Elrod
    As Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles were the obvious favorites to represent the NFC again come January. It’s not quite working out that way, at least not yet.
    The Washington Redskins sit atop the NFC East at 3-2. That’s right, the same Washington Redskins that feature Alex Smith, an older version of the quarterback they let get away, and Adrian Peterson, an older version of every NFL running back not named Frank Gore. The Dallas Cowboys, their opponent this
  • Charges Filed Against Second Suspect In New Castle Triple Murder

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    NEW CASTLE (KDKA) — Charges have been filed against a second suspect in a triple homicide in New Castle.
    The New Castle Police Department says they filed criminal homicide charges against 19-year-old Anthony Lavon Cooper Jr. on Friday in connection to the murders of 10-year-old Amariah Emery, 31-year-old Nichole Pumphrey and 30-year-old Lawrence Cannon.
    Anthony Cooper Jr. (Photo Credit: New Castle Police Department/Facebook)
    The three were found dead Tues
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  • New Bottled Water Facility To Bring Jobs To Allegheny County

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    FINDLAY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A new bottled water facility will bring jobs to Allegheny County.
    Governor Tom Wolf announced Friday that Niagara Bottling, a manufacturer of private label bottled water, will establish a new facility in Findlay Township.
    Niagara has pledged to invest an estimated $64 million into the new facility, which will be constructed in Findlay Industrial Park and serve as a regional distribution network.
    File photo (Photo by Rafael S. Fab
  • Big Ben's dogs are everywhere, serving police partners & communities

    In the 11 years since Ben Roethlisberger bought a police dog for his Ohio hometown, his foundation has purchased and paid to train 130 dogs.
  • Your Haunted Pittsburgh Links: Oct. 19, 2018

    Visit the links below for more on today’s guests & topics:Erie Acres Farm
    Zombies of the Corn
    9th Annual Ghosts of Washington Haunted History
    Dependable Drive-In Spook-Tacular
    3rd Annual Punkin Chunkin, hosted by Allegheny County Parks
    Campfire Ghost Stories, hosted by Allegheny County Parks
  • Downtown Roads To Close Saturday Morning For Transformer Installation

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Several streets in Downtown Pittsburgh will be closed for a few hours Saturday morning.
    Crews will be removing one transformer from PPG1 and installing three new transformers on the roof.
    The following roads will be affected:Boulevard of the Allies between Stanwix and Wood streets
    Third Avenue between Stanwix and Wood streets
    Fourth Avenue between Stanwix and Wood Streets
    Market Street between Boulevard of the Allies and Third AvenueRo
  • How Concerned Should MLB Be About Declining LCS Ratings?

    Ryan Mayer
    Baseball’s league championship series in both league’s have provided plenty of late-game controversy and heroics. In the NLCS, Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado was accused of being a “dirty player” by members of the Brewers after stepping on first baseman Jesus Aguilar’s foot in Game 4. Over in the A.L., the Astros and their fans were upset over a fan interference call that took away a potential two-run homer from Jose Altuve. However, that drama hasn&rsqu
  • Mars Area School District Closes Due To Threat Of Violence, Arrest Made

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    MARS, Pa. (KDKA) — An arrest has been made in connection to threats in the Mars Area School District.
    All schools in the district were closed Friday out of an abundance of caution while the district and the Adams Township Police Department investigated rumors of possible violence.
    The school district also canceled all district-sponsored, on-campus activities.
    The high school had to be evacuated Wednesday and Thursday because of bomb threats.
    Further detai
  • Pa. To Use Cameras In Highway Work Zones To Improve Safety

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    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania will place cameras in highway construction work zones as part of a pilot program to discourage speeding and improve safety.
    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday signed the law that calls for cameras to record driver’s licenses of anyone going more than 11 miles per hour above the limit while workers are present.
    Violators will get a written warning the first time, followed by fines of $75 and $150 for subsequent off
  • Gov. Wolf Signs Anti-Hazing Law Named For Penn State Pledge

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    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The death of a Penn State student after a night of drinking in a fraternity house is bringing a new anti-hazing law to Pennsylvania.
    Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday signed legislation that imposes stricter criminal penalties and permits courts to order confiscation of frat houses where hazing has occurred.
    The parents and brother of 19-year-old Tim Piazza of Lebanon, New Jersey, attended the bill signing in the state Capitol.
    Piazza died fr
  • Woman Wanted In Connection To Penn Hills Bank Robbery

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    PENN HILLS (KDKA) — A woman is wanted in connection to a Penn Hills bank robbery.
    It happened at the PNC Bank on Rodi Road around 6:15 p.m. Thursday.
    Officials say the suspect threatened employees with a gun, but did not display a weapon.
    No one was injured.
    (Photo Credit: FBI Pittsburgh)
    The suspect is described as a white woman in her late 40s. She’s approximately 5-feet-3-inches tall and weighs between 170 and 180 pounds.
    At the time of the robbe
  • Man Arrested In Connection To Shots Fired Incident Near WVU Campus

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    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (KDKA) — A man has been arrested for firing shots near the West Virginia University campus earlier this month.
    The U.S. Marshals’ Mountain State Fugitive Task Force took 21-year-old Shaiheed Moore into custody in Charleston on Thursday.
    Moore was arrested on a University Police Department warrant for felony wanton endangerment.
    (Photo Credit: West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority)
    The incident happened a
  • WNBA Star Brittney Griner Airs Grievances With League Salaries On Instagram

    Ryan Mayer
    Thursday, the president of the NBA’s G-League, Malcolm Turner, told ESPN that the league will begin offering “Select Contracts” worth $125,000 to elite high school prospects as an alternative to college basketball beginning in the summer of 2019.
    The news was well received by most as another option for high school athletes who aren’t yet eligible to play basketball and earn money at the same time. WNBA star Brittney Griner was among those happy for the guys, bu
  • Fantasy Football Week 7: Start Tarik Cohen, Sit Jordan Howard Against Patriots

    Ryan Mayer
    At this point of the NFL season, teams have begun to show the patterns in usage rates for guys that find themselves in crowded position groups. In Chicago, the Bears and head coach Matt Nagy, have started to rely more heavily on all-purpose back Tarik Cohen over punishing runner Jordan Howard. Howard’s yards per carry average is a paltry 3.5 while Cohen is at 5.3 and offers more versatility as a pass catcher.
    In Detroit, Matt Stafford seems to have developed a high level of chem
  • 51 Arrested In McKees Rocks, Stowe Twp. Drug Roundup

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    MCKEES ROCKS (KDKA) — Dozens of people were arrested in a major drug roundup early Friday morning.
    Police from several local police departments and the state Attorney General’s office arrested 51 people in the McKees Rocks and Stowe Township areas.
    The McKees Rocks Police Chief Richard Deliman says getting that many drug suspects off the street at once is a great help to his community.
    “This is going on everywhere. It’s affecting everybo
  • Primanti Bros. To Open Location At Pittsburgh International Airport

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Primanti Brothers has announced that it will be opening a new location at the Pittsburgh International Airport in spring 2019.
    The restaurant will be located in the airport’s Center Core. The 2,700-square-foot location will include a bar with a selection of Primanti’s cocktails, as well as draft and bottled beers.
    (Graphic Credit: Primanti Brothers)
    Toni Haggerty, longtime manager of the Primanti Bros. original location, sa
  • Pennsylvania’s Leaves Nearing Peak Color This Weekend

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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – This week’s fall foliage map is now out from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and it shows what we were expecting it to show.
    Most of the state’s leaves are nearing peak color this weekend. The best viewing for leaf watchers will begin this weekend and will likely end the weekend of Nov. 3 and 4.
    (Photo Courtesy: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources)
    The season has b
  • SportsLine’s Top Weekend Picks: Cowboys And Redskins For NFC East Lead

    North Carolina State Wolfpack @ Clemson TigersSaturday, October 20, 2018, 3:30 ET
    CLEMSON -16.5
    The Wolfpack enter this game with a record of 5-0, and while they’re a good team, they aren’t as good as their ranking or record suggests. They’ve just benefitted from a friendly schedule. There’s a reason this spread is as large as it is despite the fact both teams are unbeaten and ranked, and the truth is the spread should be another point or two larger.
    SportsLine Expert: To
  • Woman Accused Of Fatally Shooting Cousin At Vandergrift Apartment

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    VANDERGRIFT (KDKA) – A woman is in custody for allegedly shooting and killing her cousin in Westmoreland County Thursday night.
    According to police, officers were called to a home on Longfellow Street in Vandergrift around 10 p.m. for a reported shooting. When they arrived, they found a man dead inside the house.
    The victim has been identified as 31-year-old John Smail, of Greensburg. Smail’s cousin 35-year-old Ashley Croft was taken into custody at
  • Police link pistol in earlier shooting to one of two teens charged in pizza deliveryman death

    Detectives said bullet casings from a September 25 shooting matched one from the homicide of Abdulganiyu Sanusi in East Liberty.

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