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DA shuts down 'nuisance bar' Sweeney's Steakhouse after double shooting

ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) - Sweeney's Steakhouse and Pub in Rostraver Township was shut down because it was a threat to public safety, Westmoreland County District Attorney Nicole Ziccarelli said Friday.Citing several recent violent incidents, including a double shooting on Sunday, Ziccarelli along with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board closed the restaurant, calling it a nuisance bar. It comes after owner Debra Hardy posted on Facebook earlier this week, saying doors were closed after nearly 26 years. "We would like to thank our loyal customers who have supported us throughout the years and will cherish the many wonderful and fun memories that were had," the post said. Ziccarelli, however, says her office was the one that closed the eatery down and it needed to be done. "It is my determination that this is the only way to abate the problems that have brought violence to this community and placed law enforcement officers in grave danger," Ziccarelli said.The restaurant is for sale and Ziccarelli made clear if new ownership is found, it will be allowed to resume operations.
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Homicide victim's mother tells Mt. Pleasant man: 'No more drugs'

Cathy Clawson had a simple message for the man who pleaded guilty Friday to causing her daughter’s death in 2020. “Just come out a better man. No more drugs,” Clawson told Robert Seth Barnhart after he was sentenced to serve 3-6 years in prison for his role in the crash that killed his longtime girlfriend, 44-year-old Susan Clawson of Uniontown.

4 free agent running backs Steelers must sign before camp

With training camp just around the corner for the Steelers, any of these four free-agent running backs would be sensible additions to help bolster the depth chart. It is no secret that the Steelers have one of the weakest running back depth charts in the NFL right now. While Najee Harris should be a star this season, there is little in terms of a backup plan behind him. Considering the fact that the offense is seemingly being built around the run, not having any capable depth to rotate in with Harris or to be counted on to replace him in case of injury seems like a mistake.

Group pays it forward by buying families' groceries and gas

TURTLE CREEK, Pa. (KDKA) - How would you like to have your groceries paid for or your gas tank filled for free? Especially with high inflation, it'd be nice. Wharton Curtis LLC. is doing just that and hoping others will pay it forward.During a time of inflation, the group is footing the bill for groceries and gas for some lucky families."I was really shocked. Nobody has ever paid for my groceries," said Ana Coll.Founder Melissa Wharton said this all began when somebody paid for her food in line at Chick-fil-A and it made her question what more she could...

Man charged in Westmoreland County crime spree to stand trial

GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) -  A local man accused in a bizarre crime spree will stand trial. Alex Kerestesy allegedly destroyed a hotel lobby, stole a cart full of items from a drug store and walked off with it wearing only his underwear. Kerestesy said he didn't mean any harm and has mental health issues. But police say he admitted to using drugs before the incidents."I just want to say this whole thing was just a misunderstanding. That's all I can say for now," he said heading into his preliminary hearing on robbery and assault charges after his alleged crime spree...
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Steelers rookie Kenny Pickett shares why he wears gloves on both hands

Kenny Pickett's hands received plenty of attention leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft. Along with questions regarding his hand size, Pickett's decision to wear gloves on both his throwing and non-throwing hand has raised eyebrows, as most quarterbacks prefer to go without a glove on their throwing hand. The...

School district sued over 'anti-racism' teaching ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district's ban on "anti-racism" instruction is itself racist and an unconstitutional free speech prohibition, according to a federal lawsuit seeking to have the ban overturned.At issue is a resolution to create "a culture of kindness" narrowly approved last week by the Forest Hills school board in suburban Cincinnati. The resolution prohibits "anti-racism" curriculum, education and training and also bans the academic theory known as critical race theory.Students are banned from classes or assignments that require them to consider their race, socioeconomic class, gender identity or other characteristics as "a deficiency or a label" to stereotype students as having certain biases or prejudices, under the resolution.By prohibiting education, curriculum, and training regarding "anti-racism," the resolution "instead promotes racism by its very definition," according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday by parents and teachers against Forest Hill school board members and the district. A message was left with the district seeking comment.Legislation pending in the General Assembly would ban schools statewide from requiring or compelling Ohio teachers to affirm a belief in the systemic nature of racism or "the multiplicity or fluidity of gender identities."

Fire forces dozens of senior citizens from North Braddock apartment building

NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. (KDKA) - More than three dozen senior citizens living at Shady Park Place in North Braddock evacuated after a fire Friday. All residents, mostly in their 70s, 80s and 90s, will be displaced for the holiday weekend. The Red Cross is working to find a place for them to stay until authorities determine it's safe to go back inside. A fire broke out inside an apartment on the third floor. Donald Folks, who lives inside that unit, described it as an explosion inside his kitchen.  "It scared the heck out of me. So much it shook me," Folks said. Fire...

Kidsburgh: Places to cool off besides the pool

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Summertime and the pool go hand in hand, but for families with little kids who are not strong swimmers, going to the pool can be nerve-wracking. Kidsburgh has a guide to 18 places where you can get wet and cool off outside other than in a pool. Kids can blast off to the Moon at Moon's spray park which opened less than three years ago. Plus, there's a playground, sand pit and shade for a picnic. "We love coming to the spray park," Amanda...

Pennsylvania man busted with $90K in raw fentanyl injured officer during arrest, authorities say

A Pennsylvania man was busted with $90,000 worth of fentanyl in powder form after a months-long drug trafficking investigation concluded on Tuesday, authorities said. Cortez M. Haselrig, 25, was in possession of 50 grams of raw fentanyl when he was arrested at the Giant Eagle Parking Lot in Ligonier, the Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. Ligonier is a town located about 50 miles east of Pittsburgh.