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Mother of teen fatally shot in Uptown mourns her son: 'I held his hand the whole time'

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A teenage football player had his whole future ahead of him until he became a victim of gun violence.Alex Kowalyk's mother Vanessa is speaking out and calling for change. She describes her son as a good kid. She said Alex didn't do drugs and adored his younger sister. She said they had just moved from McKeesport to Shadyside for a better life the very day he was killed. He was on life support for 13 hours before he passed away. "I held his hand the whole time and I didn't leave him for a minute," she said. "I was there...
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Grand opening of August Wilson House to draw family, community members and supporters like Denzel Washington

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — This weekend marks a historic moment in the Hill District.The grand opening of the newly-restored August Wilson House on Bedford Avenue will draw family, community members and supporters like actor Denzel Washington to Pittsburgh on Saturday."Lots of feelings about this project," said Paul Ellis, founder of the August Wilson House. "Mainly a deep source of pride and gratitude."Ellis said conversations with his uncle, August Wilson, about ways to preserve the award-winning playwright's childhood home started decades ago."He did not want it to be a museum," said Denise Turner, acting CEO and board president of the August Wilson...

Two Injured, Including Child, In Butler Twp. Accident

Two people—including a child—were taken to the hospital after a two vehicle crash Wednesday in Butler Township. The accident happened on Delwood Road at the Route 422 underpass just after 2 p.m. Police say 33-year-old Michelle Deballo of Butler failed to make a right turn and crossed into...

Coraopolis is becoming a community hub for Pittsburgh’s growing Latino population

Ever Castillo just opened what he suspects is Pennsylvania’s first Honduran restaurant outside of Philadelphia. His chosen location — Coraopolis — was until recently known mostly as a sleepy river town 10 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, hemmed in by water, trees, and steep hillsides. But a burst of redevelopment has coincided with an influx of Latino residents, returning the town to something more resembling its early 20th century past, where incoming workers from Italy and the Balkans contributed to decades of vibrant growth.

Police Searching For Suspected Walmart Thief

Butler Township Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly stole items from Walmart. The incident happened last Friday afternoon around 2:15 p.m. Police describe the woman with blonde hair and wearing a striped dress. It’s not known what items the woman stole. Police say if you have any...

Pittsburgh Labor Day parade returns

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, Pittsburgh's Labor Day parade is coming back. "We're excited to announce that organized labor will be BACK on the streets of Pittsburgh for the 2022 Labor Day Parade!" the Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council said on Twitter. The parade is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 5. Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade usually draws about 200,000 people every year and is one of the biggest in the country. It was canceled in both 2020 and 2021. The Labor Day Weekend of Service will also continue, kicking off with a blood drive on Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

An Unknown Steelers WR Is Dominating In Training Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers took a gamble on wide receiver George Pickens. The former Georgia standout missed most of his junior season due to an ACL injury. He came back to play in their final four games and caught a touchdown pass against Alabama during the National Championship Game. That catch...

One Person Flown To AGH After Clay Twp. Accident

One person was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital after a crash this morning in Clay Township. The single vehicle accident happened just after 11 a.m. on West Sunbury Road just past the intersection with Mahood Road. Dispatchers say a car went off the road, through a guardrail, and ended up...

Chippewa Twp. to get outdoor fitness court this fall

CHIPPEWA TWP. − An outdoor fitness court is coming this fall to Wright Fields at Veterans Park in the township. Township Director of Parks and Recreation Lauren Doyle said a few months ago, the township was awarded a $30,000 grant from the National Fitness Campaign, based in San Francisco, to have one of their Outdoor Fitness Courts installed.

Renfrew Man Facing Charges After Leading Police On Chase

A Renfrew man is facing a number of charges after leading police on a chase in southern Butler County yesterday. According to a criminal complaint, 26-year-old David Johnston is accused of stealing a vehicle and fleeing police. It started around 7:30 yesterday morning, when state police received a call that...