• PNC Park, Pirates Prepare For Fans For The First Time Since 2019

    PNC Park, Pirates Prepare For Fans For The First Time Since 2019
    By: Lindsay Ward
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Today, for the first time in almost two years, fans will return to PNC Park when the Pirates take on the Cubs at 1:35 p.m.
    While fans returning may give us a taste of life pre-pandemic, once inside of PNC Park, many changes will be in place due to the pandemic.
    First and foremost, the park will only be at 25% capacity to allow for the CDC’s recommended six feet of distancing, meaning there will only be around 9,000 people.
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  • Family Says They Were Escorted Out Of PNC Park By Police Over Mask Dispute

    Family Says They Were Escorted Out Of PNC Park By Police Over Mask Dispute
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A local family says they were ejected from a Pirates game over masking.
    They’re a blended family — a boyfriend and girlfriend with two kids — who said they went to a Pirates game last Sunday looking for a peaceful afternoon at PNC Park.
    Instead, they were ejected and escorted out of the park during the eighth inning by a cadre of police officers over a dispute about proper mask-wearing. They called the experience traumatizing.“To have that kind o
  • DeVincent Spriggs, Man Who Accused Aaron Donald Of Assault, Offers Apology To NFL Star

    DeVincent Spriggs, Man Who Accused Aaron Donald Of Assault, Offers Apology To NFL Star
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA)– The man who accused NFL star Aaron Donald of assaulting him in Pittsburgh last weekend is walking back his claim.
    DeVincent Spriggs now says he mistook someone else for Donald during a fight on the South Side. KDKA investigator Andy Sheehan spoke with Spriggs’ lawyer, Todd Hollis, who said Spriggs would like to offer Donald an apology.Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.
  • After Losing Job, Eric Kasperowicz Reapplies To Be Head Football Coach At Pine-Richland

    After Losing Job, Eric Kasperowicz Reapplies To Be Head Football Coach At Pine-Richland
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Days after losing his job, KDKA has confirmed Eric Kasperowicz has reapplied to be the head football coach at Pine-Richland.
    Kasperowicz and his coaching staff were notified Wednesday through email that they would not be returning. The district has not said why the contracts were not renewed.
    (Photo Credit: KDKA)
    The district had been investigating a hazing incident from years back — which Kasperowicz and his staff have denied.
    The coaching
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  • Ohio Man Carrying Unloaded Rifle Arrested In Times Square Subway

    Ohio Man Carrying Unloaded Rifle Arrested In Times Square Subway
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Ohio man has been arrested for openly carrying an unloaded, military-style rifle into a Times Square subway station.
    Police say patrol officers stopped Saadiq Teague, 18, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, without incident after they spotted him on Friday with the weapon in the mezzanine of the station on West 42nd Street. They say he also was carrying ammunition in a bag and a piece of gear resembling a gas mask.
    The incident was still under investigation, but police said there
  • Steelers Draft Preview 2021: Wide Receiver

    Steelers Draft Preview 2021: Wide Receiver
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Steelers usually draft a wide receiver, but the position isn’t much of a priority this year as years in the past.
    They have everyone back from last year, which definitely helps.
    But we know the Steelers like to go with the best available player on their board, so if there is a guy they really like in the mid to late rounds, KDKA’s Rich Walsh would never count out the Steelers drafting another one.
    Pittsburgh always looks for speed at this position, and t
  • Crews Battle Overnight Fire At Indiana County Elementary School

    Crews Battle Overnight Fire At Indiana County Elementary School
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff
    INDIANA, Pa. (KDKA) — Crews battled an overnight fire at an elementary school in Indiana County.
    (Photo Credit: Indiana Fire Association)
    On Friday around 2 a.m., crews were called to the fire at Eisenhower Elementary School on School Street.
    Fire officials arrived and found heavy smoke in two classroom buildings. One of the building’s roofs collapsed due to the fire.Crews were on the scene for four hours, and the fire is under investigation.
    There were no repo
  • Retired Ohio Sheriff And Tiny K-9 Partner Die On Same Day

    Retired Ohio Sheriff And Tiny K-9 Partner Die On Same Day
    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio county sheriff and his tiny police dog were inseparable, their lives unwaveringly intertwined.
    It thus seems fitting that retired Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland, 67, and his crime-fighting partner Midge, 16, would both die on Wednesday — McClelland, at a hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer and Midge, a few hours later at home, perhaps of a broken heart.McClelland retired at the end of 2016 after 13 years as sheriff in this semi-rural county eas
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  • Pittsburgh Public Schools Announces ‘Summer B.O.O.S.T.’ Program To Address Pandemic Learning Gap

    Pittsburgh Public Schools Announces ‘Summer B.O.O.S.T.’ Program To Address Pandemic Learning Gap
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As some Pittsburgh Public students still aren’t back in the classroom yet, the district is looking towards the summer.
    Some Pittsburgh Public School parents say the last year was tough.The transition to remote learning was difficult, and they believe the kids’ educations suffered.
    It’s an issue that Pittsburgh Public School Superintendent Anthony Hamlet says the district is working on.
    Today, those plans were finally announced on how to help students.
  • Westmoreland County Doctor Explains What Happens To Unused Coronavirus Vaccine Doses

    Westmoreland County Doctor Explains What Happens To Unused Coronavirus Vaccine Doses
    WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Health experts in Westmoreland County say they are seeing an increase in coronavirus cases.
    This comes as many providers are finding themselves with vaccine appointments going unfilled. How things have changed.
    “Yes, they definitely have,” said Dr. Carol Fox, the chief medical officer of Excela Health.
    Fox says it could be because the people in Group 1A have finally been taken care of. The other reason could be vaccine hesitancy. But where is t
  • Crews Called For Fire At Body Shop In Butler County

    Crews Called For Fire At Body Shop In Butler County
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff
    BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Crews battled a large fire at a body shop just outside of Butler on Friday.
    (Photo Credit: NewsChopper2)
    Hunter Truck Center and Body Shop on Route 38 in Summit Township went up in flames just after 5 p.m.The assistant chief of the Lick Hill Volunteer Fire Department said flames were coming through the roof, and there were explosions because of what was inside the business.
    The auto body shop is a well-known business that’s been arou
  • Westmoreland County Doctor Explains What Happens To Unused Coronavirus Vaccines

    Westmoreland County Doctor Explains What Happens To Unused Coronavirus Vaccines
    WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Health experts in Westmoreland County say they are seeing an increase in coronavirus cases.
    This comes as many providers are finding themselves with vaccine appointments unfilled. How things have changed.
    “Yes, they definitely have,” said Dr. Carol Fox, the chief medical officer of Excela Health.
    Fox says it could be because the people in Group 1A have finally been taken care of. The other reason could be vaccine hesitancy. But where is that co
  • Pittsburgh schools still short of bus seats when students return

    Pittsburgh schools still short of bus seats when students return
    Pittsburgh Public Schools officials are still scrambling to find a solution to a major shortage of bus seats as thousands of students prepare to return to physical classrooms next month.
  • Busing Woes Continue For Hundreds Of Pittsburgh Public Schools Students

    Busing Woes Continue For Hundreds Of Pittsburgh Public Schools Students
    PITTSBURGH, PA (KDKA) – It’s a challenge that doesn’t seem to have a perfect solution.
    “We do appreciate and understand the frustration, but we appreciate the flexibility of our families, but we are going to keep working until we’ve exhausted all options of getting our students back in the classroom,” said Minika Jenkins who’s the Chief Academic Officer at PPS.
    One week later and Pittsburgh Public Schools’ transportation issues aren’t improvi
  • Doctors Say Side Effects Are Not Uncommon With Pfizer And Moderna Vaccines

    Doctors Say Side Effects Are Not Uncommon With Pfizer And Moderna Vaccines
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Side effects after the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are not uncommon and can be worse.When they got their vaccines, these gentlemen were warned.
    “After my first dose, my arm was sore for about three days. And then after my second dose, I had like fever, chills, a little bit of a headache,” says Tanner Rose.
    “I just had like a tension right above my eyes. It was mild. It was nothing severe. I had like a little bit of body aches. And I was fatigued
  • Furry Tails: Layla And April Are Waiting For Forever Homes

    Furry Tails: Layla And April Are Waiting For Forever Homes
    Are you looking to bring a pet into your home? Local animal shelters are a great place to find a furry companion. So, as part of Furry Tails, I’ll be doing an ongoing feature on adoptable pets from local animal shelters once a week. If you have room in your heart and are looking to bring a lovable ball of fur into your home, maybe one of these guys is meant to be a part of your family!_____________________________________________________________________________________
    Layla
    Animal Friends
  • Experts: BB Guns Are Being Mistaken For Real Firearms, Prompting Police Response

    Experts: BB Guns Are Being Mistaken For Real Firearms, Prompting Police Response
    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KDKA) — City of Washington Police are warning parents about a dangerous game.According to police, some kids have been riding around the area shooting at each other with BB guns that are easily be mistaken for real ones.And consequently, these kids are being mistaken for real shooters.Officers said they received a tip about a group of males waving a gun out of a moving vehicle.They pulled up on them and found out it was a BB gun the kids were using to play “Assassin
  • Crews On Scene Of Fire At Body Shop In Butler County

    Crews On Scene Of Fire At Body Shop In Butler County
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff
    BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) — Crews are on the scene of a large fire at a body shop just outside of Butler.
    (Photo Credit: NewsChopper2)
    The fire is at the shop on Route 38 in Summit Township. The first started just after 5 p.m. on Friday.
    Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.
  • Pittsburgh Security Expert Disagrees With FedEx’s No-Cellphone Policy

    Pittsburgh Security Expert Disagrees With FedEx’s No-Cellphone Policy
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A question has come up about employees using cellphones at FedEx facilities following a mass shooting in Indianapolis.Pittsburgh’s big FedEx facility is located on Pittsburgh International Airport property. Security is very tight at the property, but FedEx confirmed its policy of not allowing some employees to carry cell phones.That policy made a horrible scene even more stressful in Indianapolis after the latest in a series of mass shootings in the country happen
  • ‘The Sky’s The Limit For The U.S. Economy,’ Says Economic Analyst

    ‘The Sky’s The Limit For The U.S. Economy,’ Says Economic Analyst
    (CBS DFW) — A growing number of people are venturing out and spending more money. The Commerce Department says retail sales surged 9.8 percent in March, almost double what analysts expected. Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales also show a 27.7 percent jump from March 2020, when the COVID pandemic derailed much of the economy.
    There are a few explanations for the retail resurgence. Vaccinations have been accelerating across the country, allowing more people a highe
  • Keith Urban On What It’s Like To Win An ACM Award: ‘That Nomination Is The First Award, When They Call Your Name Out It Is Quite Surreal’

    Keith Urban On What It’s Like To Win An ACM Award: ‘That Nomination Is The First Award, When They Call Your Name Out It Is Quite Surreal’
    (CBS) – The 56th Academy of Country Music Awards return to CBS this Sunday, April 18th starting at 8:00PM ET/PT. This year the show will also be available to stream live for the first time with Paramount+. Keith Urban returns to the awards after hosting The 55th ACM Awards last September and this time around he will share hosting duties with 2021 “New Female Artist of the Year” nominee Mickey Guyton.
    CBS’ Matt Weiss spoke to Urban about working alongside Guyton, new music
  • Judge: Rachel Powell’s Mesh Mask ‘Mocks’ Court Order, Threatens To Put Capitol Riot Suspect Back In Jail

    Judge: Rachel Powell’s Mesh Mask ‘Mocks’ Court Order, Threatens To Put Capitol Riot Suspect Back In Jail
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A judge says that Rachel Powell, a Mercer County woman accused in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots, is defying a court order.
    Federal Judge Royce Lamberth is now threatening to put Powell back in jail.
    (Photo Credit: KDKA)
    She is currently out on pre-trial release with conditions that include wearing a mask outside of her home.
    However, Powell was recently seen wearing a see-through mask made of mesh material.
    The judge wrote that Powell’s acti
  • Hundreds Of People Set To Participate In PurpleStride Pittsburgh Walk

    Hundreds Of People Set To Participate In PurpleStride Pittsburgh Walk
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Saturday is PurpleStride Pittsburgh, the walk to end pancreatic cancer.
    Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Hundreds of Pittsburghers will walk to raise awareness and money for research for better detection and a cure.
    In the past, supporters walked as a big group, but this year, people will walk in their neighborhoods or with their families instead.
    One of those people is Nikki Williams, whose father was diagn
  • Prince Philip Funeral: How To Watch, Stream CBS Coverage

    Prince Philip Funeral: How To Watch, Stream CBS Coverage
    (CBS Local)– CBS News will broadcast a live special report on Saturday, April 17 beginning at 9:30 AM, ET covering the ceremonial royal funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh being held at St. George’s Chapel.
    CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King will anchor the special report from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York.
    King, who anchored CBS News’ coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and hosted several CBS primetime specials on the royals, wil
  • Sacramento-Area Deputy Investigating Mail Theft Finds Out He Himself Was A Victim

    Sacramento-Area Deputy Investigating Mail Theft Finds Out He Himself Was A Victim
    FORESTHILL (CBS13) — Authorities say a deputy in Placer County, near Sacramento, California, who was investigating a mail theft case found out he himself was a victim of the suspect.
    The sheriff’s office says, back on April 9, a local store called Worton’s Market called to report a possible case of check fraud, where two checks totaling around $500 looked to have been forged in someone else’s name.
    With one of the checks being made out to 22-year-old Foresthill resident M
  • Two New K9 Teams Graduate From Pittsburgh Police K9 School

    Two New K9 Teams Graduate From Pittsburgh Police K9 School
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two new K9 teams have graduated from Pittsburgh Police’s K9 school.The graduated teams include Pittsburgh Police Officer Aaron Henne and K9 Pluto and Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Gustovich and K9 Maugli.
    “Congratulations to both teams and good luck,” Pittsburgh Police K-9 Unit wrote on Facebook.
  • Pennsylvania Jobless Rate Fell In March, As Payrolls Grew

    Pennsylvania Jobless Rate Fell In March, As Payrolls Grew
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate fell slightly in March, as payrolls expanded and every economic sector except for construction recorded growth, according to state figures released Friday.
    Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 7.3%, down a tenth of a percentage point from February’s adjusted rate, the state Department of Labor and Industry said.
    That was more than a whole point above the national rate of 6% in March.
    In a survey of households, the la
  • Gov. Tom Wolf To Receive His First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week

    Gov. Tom Wolf To Receive His First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff
    HERSHEY, Pa. (KDKA) — Gov. Tom Wolf says he will get his first COVID-19 vaccination shot on Monday.
    The governor said he did not want to “butt in line,” but now that the vaccine is available to all adults in Pennsylvania, Wolf is ready to roll up his sleeve.
    On Friday morning, he and Acting state Health Department Secretary Allison Beam visited Penn State Health in Hershey. They are urging all Pennsylvanians to schedule an appointment.
    “Vaccines are
  • West Virginia University Police Investigating Incident On Campus

    West Virginia University Police Investigating Incident On Campus
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (KDKA) — West Virginia University Police say they are investigating an incident that occurred on campus Friday.Police said reports indicated “that a person either fell or jumped from the parking garage and landed on the sidewalk below” at University Place a little after 12:30 p.m. Friday.The area in which the incident happened as reopened to the public.Police say that no other information is available at this time. The status of the pers
  • West Virginia University Police Confirm Death Of Student On Campus

    West Virginia University Police Confirm Death Of Student On Campus
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (KDKA) — West Virginia University Police say that a student has died after an incident on campus Friday.Benjamin Pravecek, a 20-year-old business major from Harpers Ferry, died Friday afternoon.Officials are investigating still but say there are no indicators that foul play was involved.Police said initial reports indicated “that a person either fell or jumped from the parking garage and landed on the sidewalk below” at University Place

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