• Murrysville Police Warn Residents Of Car Break-Ins

    MURRYSVILLE (KDKA) — Murrysville Police are reminding residents to make sure they lock their car doors.According to the Murrysville Police Department’s Facebook page, several cars had items stolen from them on Saturday night.“All these thefts were from unlocked vehicles and could have been prevented by locking doors,” the post said.No suspects have been named.
  • 8-Year-Old Makes ‘Hero Bags’ To Support Homeless Veterans, Has Helped Nearly 3,000 Veterans

    (CNN) — Tyler Stallings was 4 years old when he first learned that some veterans are homeless.
    Veterans are part of the Maryland boy’s extended family and he always thought of them as heroes. Homeless veterans didn’t make sense to him.
    He wanted to do something to help them right away, so he asked his mom if he could build houses for them. At such a young age, he wasn’t in the best position to start building houses.
    He still wanted to help, so Tyler started doing somethin
  • National Take a Hike Day focuses on education during Point State Park tour

    It was a beautiful day to get outside and take a hike for National Take a Hike Day on Sunday.
  • Four Fire Companies Battle House Fire In Donora

    DONORA (KDKA) — Saturday night four separate fire companies were called to a house fire on 6th Street and Allen Avenue in Donora.The Borough of Donora Emergency Services and Carroll Township Fire Department initially responded to the call that reported a large house fire with possible entrapment just after 8:00 p.m.Photo Credit: Monessen Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook
    Moments after arriving, two more fire companies were called to the scene, Monessen Fire Department No. 1 and Mo
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  • Report: NFL To Hear Myles Garrett’s Appeal Early This Week

    CLEVELAND (AP) – A person familiar with the meeting says suspended Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett will have his appeal heard by the NFL early this week.
    Garrett was suspended indefinitely by the league on Friday, hours after he swung a helmet and hit Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head. Per the collective bargaining agreement, Garrett’s appeal must take place before Cleveland’s next game. The league is still finalizing when the hearing will take place, acc
  • Woman Facing 20 Years In Prison After Attempting To Obtain Loan With NBA Player’s Identity

    (CNN) — An Atlanta woman faces at least 20 years in prison after she admitted to using the stolen identity of an NBA player in an application for a $2.5 million loan, according to a US attorney’s office.
    Annie Ford, 51, pleaded guilty in US District Court in New Jersey Friday to one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft, US Attorney Craig Carpenito’s office said in a statement Friday. Carpenito is the US attorney for the district of New Jersey
    In Octobe
  • Man Arrested For Possessing Large Amount Of Marijuana And Crack Cocaine During Traffic Stop

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man is facing several charges after police found a large amount of marijuana, crack cocaine, and a loaded weapon during a traffic stop in Bellevue.Police pulled over Christian Nichols and Amanda Berry on California Avenue and during the process of the traffic stop, police say the two made furtive movements in an effort to hide items in the center console.Officers asked Nichols to leave the car and he complied. They then found a plastic bag sticking out of Nichols&rsqu
  • Man Slips Handcuffs And Hobble Device Two Separate Times Following Arrest

    HAMPTON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A man in Hampton Township was able to slip double-locked handcuffs and a hobble device on two separate occasions following an arrest early Saturday.Hampton Township Police responded to a call of people running through yards and screaming on Middle Road just before 6:00 a.m.
    When they arrived, they spoke with Mandy Polk and Thomas Mellon Jr. Police asked Mellon to wait inside the home until another officer could arrive.
    Polk then told officers that Mellon had visit
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  • Ohio Report Finds Many Pregnancy-Related Deaths Preventable

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Department of Health says nearly 200 women died from pregnancy-related causes over a recent eight-year period and many of their deaths were preventable.
    A report the department issued Friday identified 186 pregnancy-related deaths between 2008 and 2016, a ratio of 14.7 per 100,000 live births. Black women were more than 2.5 times more likely to die of a pregnancy-related condition than white women.
    The leading underlying causes were heart conditions, infectio
  • Two Tow Trucks Needed To Pull Pickup Out Of Embankment

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A pickup truck swerved into an embankment and had to be towed after an accident involving two vehicles.The accident happened at Monrange and Idlewood Roads in the Oakwood neighborhood. The truck swerved to avoid the other motorist and went into the embankment. Two tow trucks were needed to pull the pickup truck away.No one was hurt.Dispatch was called about the incident just before 1 p.m. Keep up with the story on KDKA.com
  • Suspect In Carrick Double Shooting Case Arrested

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the double shooting in Carrick on Thursday.Desmond Jones was one of three who robbed two teenagers and was an accomplice in the shooting of the victims. The teenagers were shot by a 23-year-old Cody Smith in Carrick on Thursday.Police were dispatched to Westmont Avenue specifically for the teenager who was shot in the head. The other victim was shot in the shoulder.Both were transported to UPMC Children’s Hosp
  • Shots Fired Near WVU Campus

    MORGANTOWN, Wv. (KDKA) — Gun shots were fired in downtown Morgantown early this morning, according to alerts sent out by West Virginia University Police.The alerts advised students to avoid the area while Morgantown Police Department investigated around 5 a.m. this morning.
    The suspect reportedly fled the scene, and the investigation continues. Anyone with information about the incident that could benefit the investigation are advised to call 304-284-7520.(Photo Credit: KDKA/Sarah Bauer)
  • Faculty Unions Approve New Contract For State Colleges

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Teachers and coaches in Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system are giving their approval to a new four-year union contract.
    Faculty at the State System of Higher Education voted overwhelmingly this week to ratify the contract.
    Details haven’t been made public but will be posted online once ratification is complete.
    The tally from the balloting now goes to the State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors for its approval.
    The Associati
  • Prison Employees Suspended In Pennsylvania Inmate Death

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has suspended 13 employees while authorities investigate an inmate’s death.
    A Saturday release says 29-year-old Tyrone Briggs died “following an inmate-on-inmate assault” Nov. 11 at the State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy.
    The release says department secretary John Wetzel on Friday suspended the employees without pay during the criminal and administrative investigations. They include medical and secur
  • Man struck, killed by vehicle on Parkway West on Sunday

    A 45-year-old man was hit by a vehicle and killed Sunday along Parkway West outbound, just past the Fort Pitt Tunnels.
  • Pittsburgh Weather: City Experiencing Third Coldest November On Record

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The city has been experiencing some of the coldest temperatures on record for the month of November.Currently, this is the third coldest November on record, and yesterday was the second coldest November with a high of 42, which is 10 degrees below average.
    Wind chills this morning are in the upper teens and low 20 degree range. Pittsburgh will have plenty of sunshine today with highs back in the upper 40 degree range.It is getting to the time where there will not be as
  • Wilkinsburg Man Murdered, Killer ‘Walked Away’

    WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — A 46-year-old man was murdered after engaging in what turned out to be a fatal argument late last night.The victim’s name has not been released by officials. The name of the 32-year-old suspect, Dilon Bartifay, was mentioned in the official press release.(Photo Credit: Allegheny County Police Dept)
    According to Allegheny County Homicide Detectives, the victim had been outside of 901 Center Street arguing with another man, Bartifay. During the argument, Bartifay a
  • Police Investigate Fatal Accident On Interstate 376

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A 45-year-old man has died after an auto-pedestrian accident on Interstate 376.Authorities said it happened Sunday morning just before 5:30 a.m. near the Banksville Road exit.Police said a man was walking on the roadway in the outbound lanes after the Fort Pitt Tunnel and was hit by a vehicle.The man died at the scene, and the operator of the vehicle waited until authorities arrived.State police said that they do not believe that the driver was intoxicated or impaired i
  • County Police Make Arrest In Wilkinsburg Homicide

    WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — A 46-year-old man was murdered after engaging in what turned out to be a fatal argument late last night.The victim’s name has not been released by officials. The name of the 32-year-old suspect, Dilon Bartifay, was mentioned in the official press release.According to Allegheny County Homicide Detectives, the victim had been outside of 901 Center Street arguing with another man, Bartifay. During the argument, Bartifay allegedly shot the victim and then walked away
  • Police Investigate Shooting That Sent One Man To The Hospital In Penn Hills

    PENN HILLS (KDKA) — Police are continuing to investigate a shooting in Penn Hills.They say it happened Saturday just before 8:00 p.m. in the 7500 block of manilla street.A 23-year-old man was found in the street with multiple gunshot wounds.He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
    Police believe the man was shot inside a vehicle then tossed onto the road.They are still searching for any suspects involved in the shooting.Anyone with information on this incident is asked to ca
  • Port Authority to reroute some buses to service CCAC North and Northland Library

    Port Authority used “creative” way to meet some longstanding requests for additional service when it announced its annual service changes.
  • Clairton, Central Valley, Thomas Jefferson, And Central Catholic Win WPIAL Championships At Heinz Field

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Four teams left Heinz Field on Saturday as WPIAL champions.The first game of the day saw Clairton defeat Sto-Rox 41-19, capturing the school’s 14th WPIAL championship and 10th consecutive 2A title.Bears wide receiver Kenlein Ogletree had three touchdowns in their winning effort.Next up was Central Valley versus Aliquippa, and this one went to extra time as both teams were tied at 6-6 after the fourth quarter.In the first play of overtime, Central Valley’s Mi
  • Yahrzeit: A poignant milestone for synagogue shooting survivors

    Loved ones of the deceased offer prayers, remembrances on one-year mark on the Jewish calendar after Tree of Life attack.
  • Police seek suspect in Carrick shooting

    Cody Smith, 23, of Pittsburgh is wanted for criminal attempt homicide and aggravated assault, and faces multiple other charges.
  • House Fire In Perry North Sends Woman To The Hospital

    PERRY NORTH (KDKA) — A fire broke out in the 4000 block of Vinceton Street around 9:30 p.m. in Pittsburgh’s Perry North neighborhood Saturday night.A woman was transported to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation due to the fire.Crews were blocking Vinceton Street between Richard Way and Route 19.No other injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
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  • Last few holdouts won't sell N. Oakland homes to CMU

    Carnegie Mellon University has bought up most of a residential neighborhood near South Craig Street, but won’t say what it’s plans are for the site.
  • Rust, Kahun Tally Three Points Each, Pens Rout Maple Leafs 6-1

    PITTSBURGH (AP) – Dominik Kahun scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 on Saturday night.
    Kahun matched a career-high with three points. Bryan Rust also had a three-point game, with a short-handed goal and two assists.
    Jake Guentzel and Evgeni Malkin each had a goal and an assist, and Jared McCann also scored for the Penguins, who bounced back from Friday’s 2-1 loss at New Jersey. The Penguins have won three of their last seven games, but have
  • Police Say Missing Elderly Man, Lynn Wright Has Been Found

    MCKEESPORT (KDKA) — (UPDATE) McKeesport Police have safely located Lynn C. Wright and thank everyone for your assistance.Photo Credit: City of McKeesport Police
    According to police, Wright was last seen just before 3:00 p.m. at the Giant Eagle on O’Neil Boulevard in McKeesport.He is described as a black male, 5’6″ tall, bald and with a white beard.Wright has the early stages of dementia and is considered endangered.
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  • City Of McKeesport Police Department Searching For Missing Elderly Man, Lynn Wright

    MCKEESPORT (KDKA) — The City of McKeesport Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Lynn C. Wright.
    Photo Credit: City of McKeesport Police
    According to police, Wright was last seen just before 3:00 p.m. at the Giant Eagle on O’Neil Boulevard in McKeesport.He is described as a black male, 5’6″ tall, bald and with a white beard.Wright has the early stages of dementia and is considered endangered.
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  • SWAT Situation Shuts Down Mercer Road And Main Street In Franklin Township

    FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Mercer Road and Main Street in Franklin Township have been shut down since 2:45 p.m. this afternoon due to a SWAT situation.According to authorities, the coroner has not been called to the scene.No further details have been made available.Shelby Cassesse will have more on KDKA News at 11:00.Stay With KDKA.com For More Details
  • Late Interception Seals 24-20 Win Over Kansas State For WVU

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – West Virginia cornerback Hakeem Bailey intercepted Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson’s floating pass toward the end zone in the closing seconds Saturday night, allowing the Mountaineers to escape with a 24-20 upset of the Wildcats.
    Jarret Doege, starting in place of Austin Kendall, threw for 234 yards and three touchdowns in the first start for the Bowling Green transfer in more than a year. His biggest throw came on third-and-22 in the fourth quarter, a
  • Vera Clemente, Widow Of Roberto Clemente Dies At Age 81

    PUERTO RICO (KDKA) — Vera Clemente, the widow of Pirates’ legend Roberto Clemente, has died at age 81.Jason Mackey of our news partner the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on the death of Clemente.
    According to reports out of Puerto Rico, Vera Clemente, Roberto's widow, has passed away. On Nov. 1 the Pirates announced she had been hospitalized and was in "delicate health."
    — Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) November 16, 2019
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  • Vera Clemente, Widow Of Roberto Clemente Dies At Age 78

    PUERTO RICO (KDKA) — Vera Clemente, the widow of Pirates’ legend Roberto Clemente, has died at age 78.Jason Mackey of our news partner the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on the death of Clemente.
    According to reports out of Puerto Rico, Vera Clemente, Roberto's widow, has passed away. On Nov. 1 the Pirates announced she had been hospitalized and was in "delicate health."
    — Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) November 16, 2019
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  • Report: Vera Clemente, Widow Of Roberto Clemente Dies At Age 81

    PUERTO RICO (KDKA) — Vera Clemente, the widow of Pirates’ legend Roberto Clemente, has died at age 81.Jason Mackey of our news partner the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on the death of Clemente.
    According to reports out of Puerto Rico, Vera Clemente, Roberto's widow, has passed away. On Nov. 1 the Pirates announced she had been hospitalized and was in "delicate health."
    — Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) November 16, 2019
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  • Water Main Break In Scott Township Reportedly Impacting 600 Residents

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A water main break on Swallow Hill Road is reportedly impacting 600 residents.
    Scott: Water Main Break – 3000 Swallow Hill Rd; reportedly impacting 600 residents. Utility notified.
    — Allegheny County (@Allegheny_Co) November 16, 2019
    No further details have yet been made available.Stay With KDKA.com For More Details
  • Furry Fun! Pittsburgh Pet Expo 2019

    The Pittsburgh Pet Expo was held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center from Nov. 15-17, 2019. Pets of all kinds and their owners came out to check out the fun!
  • Pittsburgh Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Suspect In Connection To Carrick Double Shooting

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in connection to a double shooting in Carrick.
    Pittsburgh Police VCU detectives have issued an arrest warrant in connection with a November 14 double shooting in Carrick.
    Cody Smith, 23, of Pittsburgh is wanted for Criminal Attempt Homicide and Aggravated Assault. If you have any information call police at (412) 323-7151. pic.twitter.com/QUM2gKLpIB
    — Pittsburgh Police (@PghPolice) November 16, 2019h
  • Kanye West Performs Surprise Concert For Inmates

    (CNN) — Kanye West left inmates in tears when he performed a surprise concert at the Harris County jail in Houston, Texas.
    The Grammy award-winning rapper and his choir performed songs from his gospel album “Jesus is King” on Friday as inmates waved their hands and knelt in prayer.
    West said his visit was “a mission, not a show,” according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
    West performed for more than 200 male inmates before using an underground tunnel to access
  • Steelers Sign WR Deon Cain And RB Kerrith Whyte Jr. To 53-Man Roster

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Steelers have signed a wide receiver and running back to the 53-man roster today.Wide receiver Deon Cain was signed off of the Indianapolis Colts practice squad and running back Kerrith Whyte Jr. was signed off of the Chicago Bears practice squad.Cain was a sixth-round draft pick of the Colts in the 2018 NFL Draft from Clemson. He was on the injured list his first season but started three games in 2019 where he had four receptions for 52 yards. Cain was waived by th
  • Man Pleads Guilty But Mentally Ill After He Beat His 92-Year-Old Father And Set House On Fire

    HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Douglas Novak pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, in court on Friday after being accused of lighting his house on fire to cover up the homicide of his elderly father.
    According to police, Novak beat his 92-year-old father, Frank Novak, to death and then set the house on fire in order to cover it up.When the incident occurred in January, police did not believe the father died as a result of the house fire.“There was no evidence that this person would have die
  • Penn State Holds On, Beats Indiana 34-17 To Improve To 9-1

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Quarterback Sean Clifford scored three touchdowns Saturday, leading No. 9 Penn State past No. 24 Indiana 34-27 to keep its playoff hopes alive.
    Penn State (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten, No. 9 CFP) next week plays at No. 2 Ohio State, where the top spot in the Big Ten East will be on the line.
    Clifford also completed 11 of 23 passes for 179 yards and ran for 55 yards. Journey Brown rushed 21 times for 100 yards and added a score. With Penn State ahead by a field goal with 10:4
  • University Of Pittsburgh Police Investigating Two Off-Campus Burglaries

    OAKLAND (KDKA) — University of Pittsburgh Police are investigating after two off-campus burglaries in 24 hours.
    They are the fifth and sixth burglaries near the university in one week.
    According to campus safety alerts, one burglary occurred in the 5800 block of Ellwood Street between 8 a.m and 10 p.m Friday.The other occurred in the 3600 block of Dawson Street between 8:30 p.m. on Friday and 12:30 a.m on Saturday.Police say there were no signs of forced entry in either case.“It does
  • Burglar Steals Wallet, Jar Of Coins From Off-Campus Home In Oakland

    OAKLAND (KDKA) — University of Pittsburgh Police are investigating an off-campus robbery they believe to have occurred Friday night between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Ellwood Street.According to police, the victims say an unknown person entered the home on the 5800 block of Ellwood Street through a bedroom window and stole a jar of coins and a wallet with iTunes gift cards.The victims were not home at the time of the burglary.Police said there was no sign of forced entry and there were no
  • Juvenile Assaults Two Police Detectives, One Was Hospitalized

    HOMESTEAD (KDKA) — Two detectives were physically assaulted by a 17-year-old while on patrol in Homestead late on Friday.Two Allegheny County detectives were in an unmarked police vehicle. Reportedly, their presence was requested by the community due to claims of a growing number of shootings occurring in Homestead.The detectives pulled up in their vehicle next to 17-year-old Jymein Chandler on E 16th Avenue after noting that his behavior was suspicious. The detectives identified themselve
  • American Airlines flight from Chicago to DC diverts to Pittsburgh

    Flight 2244, carrying 72 passengers and six crew members, experienced mechanical issues, the airline said.
  • Pets Get An Oppawtunity To Explore David Lawrence Center

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The three day Pet Expo at the David Lawrence Convention Center has drawn dozens of pet-owners and their furry friends.(Photo Credit: KDKA/Tim Lawson)
    The event is being presented by Healthy Pet Products. It started on Nov. 15 and will run through Nov. 17.(Photo Credit: KDKA/Tim Lawson)
    More than 250 vendors have been slated to have booths at the convention center.Ticket prices are dependent upon age and military status. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (55-yea
  • American Airlines Flight Diverted To Pittsburgh Lands Safely

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA)–An American Airlines flight was diverted to Pittsburgh International Airport Saturday morning.
    American Airlines Flight 2244 was headed from Chicago to Washington, DC when it was diverted around 9:20 a.m. due to a mechanical issue, according to an American Airlines spokesperson.The plane landed safely at 9:30 a.m.There were 72 passengers and a crew of 6.
    The passengers were all rebooked on other flights.
    In a statement, American Airlines said “We never want to disru
  • Carnegie Science Center Was ‘Alive With The Sound Of Music’

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Visitors to the Carnegie Science Center were greeted with the “Sound of Music” on Saturday morning.Nov. 16 marks the 60th anniversary debut of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Children from the Pittsburgh Musical Theater (PMT) group performed the song “So Long, Farewell” in the main lobby, complete with choreography.
    Our main lobby was alive with The Sound of Music today thanks to these incredibly talented @PMTMusicals performers! Come see TH
  • Police: Cop hurt in Homestead as armed teen tries to grab Taser

    Police said Jymein Chandler tried to grab a narcotics detectives’ Taser during the scuffle that sent one officer to the hospital.
  • Officials Set Up Pittsburgh Christmas Tree Before Thanksgiving

    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The 2019 City of Pittsburgh Christmas Tree is being set up today in downtown.
    The tree will be featured in front of the City County Building on Grant Street in time for the holiday season.

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