• Man Charged In Northview Heights Murder

    Man Charged In Northview Heights Murder
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man already in jail is now facing homicide charges for a murder that happened in 2015.
    Police say they issued an arrest warrant for 25-year-old Randy Johnson on Tuesday.
    (Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Police)
    He’s facing charges of criminal homicide, robbery and criminal conspiracy in the death of Deron McCray, who was 23 when he was shot.
    The fatal shooting happened around 9:15 p.m. inside a home in the 1400 block of Chicago Street on Nov. 16.
    Police say Johnson is
  • Parents Suing Kinder Academy Of Robinson For Failing To Notify Parents Of Teacher’s Criminal Conviction And Alleged Abuse

    Parents Suing Kinder Academy Of Robinson For Failing To Notify Parents Of Teacher’s Criminal Conviction And Alleged Abuse
    ROBINSON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Robinson Township Kinder Academy is facing legal trouble after a lawsuit says the facility failed to notify parents of alleged child abuse and the criminal conviction of one of its teachers.Justin and Melissa Flook filed the civil suit against the convicted teacher, Mikayla Reznicak, Kinder Academy’s owner Amy Wilsher and the director Colleen Vilsak for damages.The Flook’s 2-year-old girl came home from Kinder Academy with marks on her throat and ar
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  • Police: 4 More Arrested As Investigation Into Downtown McDonald’s Assault Continues

    Police: 4 More Arrested As Investigation Into Downtown McDonald’s Assault Continues
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A total of six people are now facing charges for the violent assault that happened outside a McDonald’s in downtown Pittsburgh, and police are still investigating the incident.
    Pittsburgh Police say they’ve arrested four more people for their involvement in the fight that took place at the beginning of November outside the McDonald’s on Wood Street.
    Two McDonald’s employees — Roneese Davis and Kaniya Martin — were arrested early on.
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  • Best Of The Batch Foundation Collecting Toys To Help Families In Need This Christmas

    Best Of The Batch Foundation Collecting Toys To Help Families In Need This Christmas
    CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — As the morning turned into the afternoon in the MSA headquarters parking lot Tuesday, Christmas presents continued to fill the giant inflatable gift box in their parking lot.It’s part of their partnership with former Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Charlie Batch’s Best of the Batch Foundation.“That’s what it’s about for us. It’s about being able to spread that holiday cheer and give to those who need it most,” MSA
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  • Unusually Cold And Wet Potato Harvest Season May Lead To French Fry Shortage In The US

    Unusually Cold And Wet Potato Harvest Season May Lead To French Fry Shortage In The US
    (CNN) — Winter is coming — for our French fries.
    Unusually cold and wet weather during the potato harvest season has left some growers in the US and Canada unable to harvest a significant portion of their crop.
    Now, processors across North America are rushing to find potatoes from additional sources to keep up with the increasing demand for fries, in news first reported by Bloomberg.
    The US is the fifth largest producer of potatoes in the world, and the crop is grown in nearly every
  • As Trump impeachment inquiry enters new phase, Reschenthaler calls it 'broken' beyond repair

    As Trump impeachment inquiry enters new phase, Reschenthaler calls it 'broken' beyond repair
    Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Peters, pledged to oppose any articles of impeachment from his perch on the House Judiciary Committee.
  • Kidsburgh Kidcast: Encouraging Children To Play On A Budget

    Kidsburgh Kidcast: Encouraging Children To Play On A Budget
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With the holidays in full swing, toys are top of mind of children everywhere, but parents and caregivers don’t have to spend a lot of money, or even any money, for kids to have fun playing.
    Cara Ciminillo, Executive Director of Trying Together, shows Kristine Sorensen all kinds of ways to encourage creative, unstructured play with your kids.
    Kristine Sorensen: Cara, please give us some ideas of where to start with ideas for encouraging kids to play.
    Cara Ciminillo
  • Jason Momoa Spotted At The Gateway T Station Filming Downtown

    Jason Momoa Spotted At The Gateway T Station Filming Downtown
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Actor Jason Momoa, best known for starring as DC Comics’ “Aquaman,” is in Pittsburgh to shoot a new feature film for Netflix.
    “Sweet Girl” is a thriller starring Jason Momoa who is a husband and father looking to seek justice for his wife’s death while protecting his daughter and company from corruption.
    He has been spotted on the sidelines of a Steelers game, and now he’s been spotted filming at the Gateway T.
    (Photo Credit: KD
  • Study: Millions Could Lose Food Stamps Under New SNAP Eligibility Proposal

    Study: Millions Could Lose Food Stamps Under New SNAP Eligibility Proposal
    WASHINGTON (CBS Local) — Millions of Americans face the possibility of losing access to food assistance under proposed rule changes by the Trump administration, according to a new study.
    The changes, if they had been instituted last year, would have resulted in 3.7 million fewer people receiving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP or food stamps, during an average month, according to a report by the not-for-profit Urban Institute.
    In addition, over two million hous
  • Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 14: 49ers RB Carousel Continues, Raheem Mostert Now Top Option With Breida Out

    Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 14: 49ers RB Carousel Continues, Raheem Mostert Now Top Option With Breida Out
    By Matt Citak
    (CBS Boston/CBS Local)- If you are reading this, then congratulations are in order. You reached the fantasy playoffs, something that only a few people in your league can say.
    While making the postseason is great, it is far from your goal. Now that you’re here, let’s get you over the hump so you can take home that fantasy championship.
    Bye weeks are over, so we are now going to focus on guys that look like they could have a big impact in the final few weeks of the fantas
  • After Being Closed Since May, Reis Run Road To Reopen This Week

    After Being Closed Since May, Reis Run Road To Reopen This Week
    ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — People living in Ross Township got some good news this week.
    Reis Run Road is set to reopen on Friday by noon, Ross Township announced on Tuesday.
    It was shut down in May after a landslide.
    PennDOT hoped to clear all of the debris by November but needed more time.
  • City Council Passes Ordinance Putting Restrictions On Some Exotic Pets

    City Council Passes Ordinance Putting Restrictions On Some Exotic Pets
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh had so many alligator sightings over the summer companies started selling t-shirts that read Gatorsburgh: City of Chomp-Yinz.
    Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris said having these exotic animals on the loose is a significant problem and proposed an ordinance to address it. Tuesday morning, city council passed the bill by an 8-1 vote.
    “I actually am thrilled that the votes have passed this piece of legislation,” said Harris after the mornin
  • SCI Mercer inmate charged with killing cellmate, claims preemptive strike

    SCI Mercer inmate charged with killing cellmate, claims preemptive strike
    Darl Heverly Jr. admitted to police that he tore a bed sheet into strips and strangled Jason Albert Kelly, who had been threatening him.
  • Pittsburghers Petition To Bring Back Giant Rubber Duck In Honor Of Steelers QB Devlin Hodges

    Pittsburghers Petition To Bring Back Giant Rubber Duck In Honor Of Steelers QB Devlin Hodges
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Devlin “Duck” Hodges has been named the starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, so of course Pittsburghers are trying to bring back the legendary giant rubber duck in his honor.A petition was started to Steelers Nation to demand that Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto bring the giant duck back to Pittsburgh.The 40-foot duck appeared in Pittsburgh for about a month in the fall of 2013 and drew about a million visitors, most who came to have their pictures
  • Donated Organs Of Boy Killed In Thanksgiving Hunting Accident Saves 3 Others

    Donated Organs Of Boy Killed In Thanksgiving Hunting Accident Saves 3 Others
    SPRINGFIELD, S.C. (CBS Local) — A 9-year-old boy who was accidentally killed by his father in a Thanksgiving hunting trip has helped saved the lives of three other people after his organs were donated, his grandfather said.
    Colton Williams, a South Carolina fourth-grader, was rabbit hunting with his dad and a family friend in Springfield on Thursday morning when he was accidentally shot by his dad, CBS affiliate WNCN reported.
    Following the tragic incident, Colton’s maternal grandfat
  • Pa. Prosecutor: ‘Buy-A-Badge’ Mariner East Pipeline Security Plan Was Illegal

    Pa. Prosecutor: ‘Buy-A-Badge’ Mariner East Pipeline Security Plan Was Illegal
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A county prosecutor is accusing the owner of multibillion-dollar pipelines carrying natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania of illegally using uniformed state constables as a private security force.
    Charged on Tuesday by Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan’s office was an Energy Transfer LP security manager, as well as four men associated with security subcontractors.
    The charges include dealing in the proceeds of unlawful activities and bribery.
    Hoga
  • Police: Man Intending To Deliver Drugs Flees Traffic Stop Before Crashing On Route 65

    Police: Man Intending To Deliver Drugs Flees Traffic Stop Before Crashing On Route 65
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man is behind bars after a traffic stop on the North Side led to a police chase, car crash and drug bust.
    According to a criminal complaint, the pursuit began when plainclothes officers in an unmarked vehicle watched a Jeep allegedly pull from a curb into a traffic lane without using a turn signal.
    Police followed the vehicle and turned on their lights. The driver, identified as Adam Salmon, pulled over on an ramp to Beaver Avenue and Route 65 on the North Side.
    (Phot
  • ‘Don’t Let Would-Be Grinches Steal Your Holiday Cheer’: Pittsburgh Police Warn About Spike In Car Thefts

    ‘Don’t Let Would-Be Grinches Steal Your Holiday Cheer’: Pittsburgh Police Warn About Spike In Car Thefts
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police have issued a warning about a recent increase in car thefts in the city’s eastern neighborhoods.
    According to police, the spike in thefts is because of the arrival of colder weather.
    When the cooler temperatures move in and flurries begin to fall, people begin warming up their cars in the morning before heading out for their commute.
    Police are reminding people that if they do this, they shouldn’t leave their vehicle unattended because it&r
  • First Night will greet 2020 with fireworks, a parade and a few new (year) tricks

    First Night will greet 2020 with fireworks, a parade and a few new (year) tricks
    Among the new experiences for New Year’s Eve is “an enormous, interactive modern ice palace made up of giant prisms.”
  • Three Pitt Panthers Named To The All-ACC Football First Team

    Three Pitt Panthers Named To The All-ACC Football First Team
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Panthers had a total of eight players named to all-conference honors this week.Three of the eight took home first team All-ACC awards, including junior center Jimmy Morrissey, sophomore defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman and sophomore safety Paris Ford.“First Team All-ACCJimmy Morrissey | @jimbo_slice123 • Did not allow a sack this season • Rated as Pitt’s top run blocker • 35 career starts at C #H2P”First Team All-ACCJimmy Morrissey | @
  • Local Police Warn Of Phone Scammers Pretending To Be Duquesne Light

    Local Police Warn Of Phone Scammers Pretending To Be Duquesne Light
    ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Local police are warning residents to be careful of scammers calling and pretending to be Duquesne Light.
    On Facebook, Ross Township Police say residents have reported receiving calls from scammers pretending to be Duquesne Light Company. The caller will request account and banking information.They say Duquesne Light will never contact customers by phone “regarding account matters.”If a call raises a red flag, police urge residents to call Duquesne L
  • Man Killed, Woman Injured In York Movie Theater Shooting

    Man Killed, Woman Injured In York Movie Theater Shooting
    YORK, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a man was shot and killed and a woman was wounded inside a movie theater in Pennsylvania.
    West Manchester Township police said officers were called to the Regal Cinemas shortly before 10:30 p.m. Monday.
    Police said a single shooter shot both victims in a theater and then fled the complex. The man was pronounced dead at York Hospital about 40 minutes later.
    The York County coroner’s office identified him as 22-year-old Andre White of Cumberland County.
  • Water Main Break Temporarily Shuts Down Busy Collier Twp. Road

    Water Main Break Temporarily Shuts Down Busy Collier Twp. Road
    COLLIER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — An early morning water main break shut down a busy road in Collier Township and caused a traffic headache for commuters and school buses.
    Officials with Penn American Water say the 30-inch main burst around 3:30 a.m. along Thoms Run Road at the intersection with Price Road.
    Work was completed around 4:15 p.m., and water was restored to approximately 60 customers who were without service.
    Thoms Run Road is reopened to the public.It was an inconvenience for Don Wrig
  • Water Main Break Temporarily Shut Down Busy Collier Twp. Road

    Water Main Break Temporarily Shut Down Busy Collier Twp. Road
    COLLIER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — An early morning water main break shut down a busy road in Collier Township and caused a traffic headache for commuters and school buses.
    Officials with Penn American Water say the 30-inch main burst around 3:30 a.m. along Thoms Run Road at the intersection with Price Road.
    Work was completed around 4:15 p.m., and water was restored to approximately 60 customers who were without service.
    Thoms Run Road is reopened to the public.It was an inconvenience for Don Wrig
  • Pittsburgh Penguins Head Coach Mike Sullivan Says Forward Patric Hornqvist Out ‘Longer Term’ With Latest Injury

    Pittsburgh Penguins Head Coach Mike Sullivan Says Forward Patric Hornqvist Out ‘Longer Term’ With Latest Injury
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Another injury is taking one of the Penguins top forwards out of the lineup for an extended period of time.Pittsburgh Penguins Head Coach Mike Sullivan says Patric Hornqvist is out “longer term” with a lower body injury. Hornqvist was injured after taking a hard fall at practice Monday morning.“Patric Hornqvist will be out longer term with a lower-body injury, per Sullivan. Zach Aston-Reese was sick. Justin Schultz rejoined practice in a non-contact je
  • Police: Man Threw Children, Ages 1 And 4, Over Barbed Wire Fence During Chase

    Police: Man Threw Children, Ages 1 And 4, Over Barbed Wire Fence During Chase
    SMYRNA, Ga. (CBS Local) — A Georgia man is accused of throwing his two young children over a barbed wire fence while trying to run away from the police.
    Officers began chasing Deondrea Leonard, 34, of Smyrna as he walked along the center turn lane of a busy street on Nov. 24, pushing the children in a stroller, CBS affiliate WGCL reported.
    Investigators say Leonard disobeyed commands to stop. During the pursuit, he “stopped once to throw” his 1-year-old son and 4-year-old daugh
  • State Police Look For Indiana Co. Man Wanted For Alleged Crime Spree

    State Police Look For Indiana Co. Man Wanted For Alleged Crime Spree
    SALTSBURG (KDKA) – An Indiana County man is wanted by state police for an alleged crime spree in which he’s facing more than a dozen felony charges.
    State Police Troop A says 36-year-old David Dilts Jr. from Penn Run is the suspect in five different incidents that happened on Friday.WANTED PERSON: David Paul Dilts, Jr., 36, of Penn Run, PA, was identified as the suspect in a series of five incidents on November 29. He was charged with 13 felony counts including Criminal Attempt Robbe
  • Indiana Co. Man In Custody Following Alleged Crime Spree

    Indiana Co. Man In Custody Following Alleged Crime Spree
    SALTSBURG (KDKA) – An Indiana County man wanted by state police for an alleged crime spree in which he’s facing more than a dozen felony charges has been apprehended.
    State Police Troop A says 36-year-old David Dilts Jr. from Penn Run is the suspect in five different incidents that happened on Friday.UPDATE: David Paul Dilts, Jr. is in PSP custody. Acting on a tip, Troopers responded to Twolick Drive, White Township, Indiana County and observed Dilts walking in the area. He was taken
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin Says Devlin Hodges Will Start Again This Week Against Arizona Cardinals

    Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin Says Devlin Hodges Will Start Again This Week Against Arizona Cardinals
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As expected, the Steelers are rolling with Duck once again this week.Head Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed the starter during his weekly press conference Tuesday.“Tomlin confirmed Devlin Hodges will start in Arizona. “He’s performed well in hostile environments but he doesn’t have a big sample size.”Tomlin confirmed Devlin Hodges will start in Arizona. "He's performed well in hostile environments but he doesn't have a big sample size."
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  • Pittsburgh Pirates Name Steve Sanders Assistant General Manager

    Pittsburgh Pirates Name Steve Sanders Assistant General Manager
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA)– The Pirates have made another addition to the front office staff.The team announced the hiring of former Toronto Blue Jays Director of Amateur Scouting Steve Sanders to fill the vacant assistant general manager role.“The Pirates today announced Steve Sanders has been named an Assistant General Manager of the club. Sanders spent each of the previous three seasons serving as Toronto’s Director of Amateur Scouting after taking over the role in September of 2016.
  • Cultural Trust Ready To Ring In 2020 With Annual First Night Celebration

    Cultural Trust Ready To Ring In 2020 With Annual First Night Celebration
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Christmas season is finally here and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is putting the finishing touches on the annual First Night celebration.
    First Night Pittsburgh is the largest arts-focused and family-friendly New Year’s Eve party in the Pittsburgh region.
    The annual celebration to ring in the New Year is expected to feature art, music, theater, dancing, magic, plenty of activities for the kids, food, and of course, fireworks.
    The festivities are held across d
  • Pittsburgh Weather: Lake Effect Snow Bands To Continue Moving Across Area

    Pittsburgh Weather: Lake Effect Snow Bands To Continue Moving Across Area
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pockets of snow are expected today as narrow bands of lake effect snow will continue moving through the area.
    Right now, it looks like the places most likely to see these pockets of snow are Allegheny, Butler and Washington counties.Any accumulations today will be minor.The Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisories for the eastern ridges has been cancelled. Accumulating snow has ended and conditions should improve through the remainder of this morning. #mdwx #w
  • Founder, CEO Of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Dies At 61

    Founder, CEO Of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Dies At 61
    BALTIMORE (AP) — The founder and CEO of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet has died at the age of 61.
    A statement from the company’s board of directors says Mark Butler died unexpectedly Sunday while spending time with his family for Thanksgiving. Butler founded the outlet chain with Mort Bernstein, Oliver “Ollie” Rosenberg and Harry Coverman. The Baltimore Sun says Butler was the last surviving founder.
    Board member Richard Zannino says Butler rang up the first sale for the fi
  • AK Steel Being Bought By Cleveland-Cliffs In $1.1B Stock Deal

    AK Steel Being Bought By Cleveland-Cliffs In $1.1B Stock Deal
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland-Cliffs is buying AK Steel in a stock deal valued at about $1.1 billion.
    After a brief spike in steel prices, U.S. steel producers have struggled since the Trump administration put steel tariffs into place last year. Domestic demand has slumped along with the energy sector as drillers pull back on purchases of steel pipe.
    The companies said Tuesday that they are creating a vertically integrated business.
    Cliffs, North America’s largest producer of iron ore p
  • PTL Links: December 3, 2019

    PTL Links: December 3, 2019
    Visit the links below for more on today’s guests & topics:Give Big Pittsburgh
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  • Police: Wilkinsburg Shooting Victim Found Hiding Under Vehicle

    Police: Wilkinsburg Shooting Victim Found Hiding Under Vehicle
    WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police say the victim of an overnight shooting in Wilkinsburg was found hiding underneath a vehicle.
    According to investigators, Wilkinsburg Police were first called to Singer Place around 1 a.m. for a report of gunfire.
    (Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Brian Smithmyer)
    Police say they found the 37-year-old victim hiding under a nearby vehicle. His name has not been released.
    He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and taken to a nearby hospit
  • Water Main Break Shuts Down Busy Collier Twp. Road

    Water Main Break Shuts Down Busy Collier Twp. Road
    COLLIER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — An early morning water main break has shut down a busy road in Collier Township and is causing a traffic headache for commuters and school buses.
    Officials with Penn American Water say the 30-inch main burst around 3:30 a.m. along Thoms Run Road at the intersection with Price Road.
    According to officials, about 60 customers are without service. Crews are hoping to have water back to those people by noon.
    However, officials have not yet given a timetable on when Th
  • Inmate At SCI Mercer Accused Of Strangling Cellmate

    Inmate At SCI Mercer Accused Of Strangling Cellmate
    MERCER, Pa. (KDKA) — State police are investigating the death of an inmate at SCI Mercer.
    According to investigators, inmate 35-year-old Darl Heverly allegedly used pieces of a torn bed sheet to strangle his cellmate in the restricted housing unit late Monday night.
    The cellmate is identified as 35-year-old Jason Kelly.
    Heverly will be charged with criminal homicide.
    He is set to be arraigned later today.
    Heverly is reportedly serving a 29- to 58-year sentence for kidnapping a woman in Uni
  • Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Allegheny County Airport

    Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Allegheny County Airport
    WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) — A small plane made an emergency landing at the Allegheny County Airport on Monday night.The pilot reported mechanical issues with the piper saratoga but landed safely.The two people aboard the plane were not hurt.Where the plane was flying from and where it was headed was not made available.
  • Firefighter Injured While Battling House Fire In Donora

    Firefighter Injured While Battling House Fire In Donora
    DONORA, Pa. (KDKA) — A firefighter was injured battling a two-alarm fire in Donora on Sixth Street.The call came in just before 5:00 p.m. and took nearly two hours before it was under control.Five fire companies were required to put out the blaze.The house is now uninhabitable and was unoccupied at the time of the fire.Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.
    The extent of the firefighter’s injuries is unknown.
  • One Man Dies In Hunting Accident In Blair County

    One Man Dies In Hunting Accident In Blair County
    TYRONE, Pa. (KDKA) — A man has died after being shot during a hunting accident in Blair County.Two men in their early 40s were hunting together near the Old State Game Lands when the Game Commissioner was called to the scene along with the coroner.Both the Game Commissioner and coroner were called to the scene just before 6:00 p.m.No charges are expected to be filed against the man’s hunting companion and the Pennsylvania State Police is handling the investigation of the accident.
  • Shark Knocks 7-Year-Old Surfer Off Surfboard

    Shark Knocks 7-Year-Old Surfer Off Surfboard
    (CNN) — Every surfer has wiped out. But how many can say a shark knocked them off their board?
    Chandler Moore, 7, of Orlando, Florida, and his family went to New Smyrna Beach on Saturday for some post-Thanksgiving fun. His dad, Shaun Moore, told CNN it was a “picture perfect” day for surfing.
    “It was almost 80 degrees, sunny and the waves were good,” Shaun Moore, 40, said. “The beach was crowded and there were a ton of surfers out.”
    The father and son we
  • One Person Dies From Injuries Sustained In House Fire In Peters Township

    One Person Dies From Injuries Sustained In House Fire In Peters Township
    MCMURRAY (KDKA) — One person died from their injuries sustained in a house fire in Peters Township on Monday night.The fire took place on Clara Lane and according to authorities, the person was flown from the scene to St. Clair Hospital where they ultimately died from their injuries.The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.KDKA’s Pam Surano will have more on this story on KDKA News at 11.
  • 1 Person Dies From Injuries Sustained In House Fire In Peters Township

    1 Person Dies From Injuries Sustained In House Fire In Peters Township
    MCMURRAY (KDKA) — Multiple fire companies respond for hours Monday night in Peters Township.
    The fire broke out in a home at the end of a secluded road where an elderly couple lived.
    When firefighters arrived the wife was out of the home but her husband was not able to make it out.
    Firefighters had to go in to rescue him. The first time they tried to reach him, the smoke was heavy and they had to wait for a pumper truck to arrive.
    “And they had said that there was entrapment inside t
  • Pirates Non-Tender Elias Diaz, Agree To Contract With Erik Gonzalez

    Pirates Non-Tender Elias Diaz, Agree To Contract With Erik Gonzalez
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pirates announced two roster moves on Monday night.The Pirates have non-tendering Elias Diaz, making him a free agent.The catcher recorded a .241 batting average with 73 hits, 28 RBIs and two home runs in 2019.An agreement for a 2020 contract was also agreed to with shortstop Erik Gonzalez.Gonzalez had a .254 batting average, 36 hits, six RBIs and one home run with the Pirates.The Pirates roster now sits at 39 players.
  • Mel Blount, Rod Woodson, Donnie Shell, Troy Polamalu Named Among Finalists For NFL All-Time Team

    Mel Blount, Rod Woodson, Donnie Shell, Troy Polamalu Named Among Finalists For NFL All-Time Team
    SEATTLE (KDKA) — During the broadcast of Monday Night Football, the NFL announced the finalists for defensive backs for the NFL 100 All-Time Team.Among those finalists were former Steelers cornerbacks Rod Woodson and Mel Blount and safeties Troy Polamalu and Donnie Shell.Blount was part of the 1970s Steelers dynasty that captured four Super Bowls and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989.Shell was also part of the 1970s Steelers and in that time, he was named to the Pr
  • Three new PPS board members sworn in

    Three new PPS board members sworn in
    Taking the oath of office were William Gallagher, Pam Harbin and Devon Taliaferro.
  • Steelers Activate Maurkice Pouncey And Place Him On Exempt List

    Steelers Activate Maurkice Pouncey And Place Him On Exempt List
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has been activated and placed on the exempt/commissioner permission list.The Steelers put in a request with the NFL for a two-day roster exemption and the league granted them the exemption.Pouncey was suspended for three games following a brawl at the end of the November 14 Steelers vs. Browns game and after an appeal, it was reduced to two games.RELATED STORIES:
    NFL Reduces Maurkice Pouncey’s Suspension To Two Games, Upholds Cleve
  • Pittsburgh will host leading Democratic presidential candidates for education forum

    Pittsburgh will host leading Democratic presidential candidates for education forum
    Candidates to appear include Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer. 
  • Public Voices Disagreement With Pittsburgh Public Schools Budget, Including Tax Increases

    Public Voices Disagreement With Pittsburgh Public Schools Budget, Including Tax Increases
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A $665.6 million school budget with a property tax hike of 2.3 percent brought a number of city residents to a public hearing before the Pittsburgh School Board and Superintendent Anthony Hamlet on Monday.
    “Twenty years ago, enrollment in the school district was approximately 54,000. Today, there are only 22,000 students enrolled, and yet our taxes are going up,” said Carol Diethorn, a parent.
    The tax hike, the first in five years, was opposed by a number of

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