CRIME & SAFETY
1 dead, 1 rescued from Allegheny River after jumping incident
A man died after jumping into the Allegheny River in the early hours of Saturday morning, and a second man who dove in after him was successfully rescued, according to police. First responders were called to the Ninth Street Bridge around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, for reports of witnesses who saw a man run from the Downtown side of the bridge, climb the railing and jump into the Allegheny.
Coroner identifies 1 of 2 people killed in I-79 tractor-trailer crash
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday afternoon identified one of the two people killed in Thursday’s tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 79 as Butler County resident Frank L. Tupper, Jr. Tupper, 54, of Butler City, died at 12:50 a.m. Thursday at the scene of the crash, I-79’s...
Pittsburgh police justified in shooting and killing armed woman at abandoned house, DA rules
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Pittsburgh police officers were justified when they shot and killed an armed woman earlier this year while responding to a report of trespassing at an abandoned house, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala announced on Friday. Police were called to a home on Engstler Street the afternoon of Feb. 24 to investigate someone possibly trespassing in an abandoned house. When they got there, the district attorney said 39-year-old Adrienne Arrington fired a shot at officers. Officers took cover and called for backup. Zappala said 21 more officers responded to the scene and Arrington fired six more shots. Zappala said Arrington came...
At least 2 people taken to hospital from Route 65 crash
PITTSBURGH — Multiple vehicles were involved in a crash on Route 65 Friday evening. The crash happened near the West End Bridge heading toward the North Shore. Sky 4 with Action Cam saw at least two vehicles being towed away. Allegheny County dispatch tells us two people have been...
Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills no longer going up for sheriff’s sale
The sale would’ve happened as soon as Monday.
Man forces 2 Pitt students to ATM, takes off with money, police say
Pittsburgh police are investigating after two students were robbed in Oakland Thursday night.
Pittsburgh police stop possible shooting outside school
Pittsburgh police, with the help of alert community members, stopped a possible shooting outside of a school two weeks ago.
Pedestrian hit by PRT bus in Pittsburgh's South Side
PITTSBURGH — A woman was taken to the hospital after being hit by a Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus Friday afternoon in the city’s South Side Flats neighborhood. A spokesperson for PRT said the victim was hit around 3 p.m. by an 83-Bedford Hill bus near the intersection of East Carson and 20th streets. Sky 4 saw first responders on the scene, with traffic beginning to move again.
Man Arrested After Assault on an Usher at PPG Paints Arena
24-year-old Dereck Pritchard is charged with aggravated assault and more, accused of hitting the usher with an empty liquor bottle, then kicked and stomped the man who was taken to a hospital in serious condition with a concussion and head injuries.
Beaver County woman accused of abandoning 14 cats
FREEDOM, Pa. (KDKA) — Charges are pending against a Beaver County woman accused of abandoning 14 cats.The Beaver County Humane Society rescued the cats from a home in Center Township on Thursday after neighbors sounded the alarm.Neighbors in Freedom said they are fed up with the woman who used to live in the home where the cats were abandoned. They say she moved out months ago but left her 14 cats behind, returning only once a week to check on them."I've offered to help her re-home the cats," neighbor Kayla Naper said. "I've sent her Facebook groups that she could...
2 people injured in crash on Route 65 near West End Bridge
Two people were hurt in a crash along Route 65 on Friday.
Teen critically injured in Pittsburgh shooting
A teen was hospitalized after being shot in Pittsburgh early Thursday morning.
5 women accused of using check fraud scheme to steal $30K from Buffalo Township school bus company
State police accused five women of stealing nearly $30,000 from a school bus company in Buffalo Township by forging the owner’s signature on bogus paychecks that they deposited in their checking accounts. One of the people arrested worked for the bus company, and another was employed at the bank...
Pittsburgh officer fired after Jim Rogers tasing case reinstated, will get 17 months backpay
A Pittsburgh Police officer fired 18 months ago in connection with the Jim Rogers tasing case has been reinstated.
2-year-old fatally struck by vehicle in Penn Hills identified
A 2-year-old girl died after being hit by a vehicle in Penn Hills on Thursday morning, Allegheny County police said. The incident on the 100 block of Lynnwood Drive was reported shortly before 8 a.m., police said. “The preliminary investigation determined a parent was leaving the residence and struck the...
Locked Out of My Apartment? Here’s What to Do!
Pittsburgh, with its rich history, iconic bridges, and vibrant community, is a city that never sleeps. Every day, its bustling streets echo stories of joy, adventure, and sometimes, the unexpected inconvenience. Imagine you’ve had a long day, perhaps exploring the stunning views from Mount Washington, only to find yourself standing outside your apartment, your keys nowhere in sight. The feeling of being locked out can be distressing, but fear not! Help is just around the corner.
Pittsburgh woman set man on fire during argument, police say
A Pittsburgh woman is being charged for allegedly setting a man on fire during an argument.
2 people facing charges after early morning drug raid in Brookline
Two people are facing charges after an early Thursday morning drug raid in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood.
Officer praised for rescuing woman in wheelchair
Police say Patrol Officer Don Barry responded to a wooded area in Harrison Hills Park on Wednesday evening after a 911 call stated a woman in a wheelchair was tapped along a trail with her teenage daughter and dog.
Woman accused of trying to cash $6,000 check donation to Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh
PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) -- A woman was arrested after police said she tried to cash a $6,000 check intended to be a donation to the Tree of Life synagogue. Anna Maria Krause was wanted on charges of felony forgery, access device fraud and bad check. The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office said Krause was arrested on Monday in the city of Pittsburgh.Krause is accused of trying to cash a check for $6,000 that was originally written by a couple and sent to the Tree of Life synagogue as a donation, the sheriff's office said. The sheriff's office said the bank recognized that...