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Woman shot in back in Homewood

PITTSBURGH — A woman was hospitalized after being shot in the back in Homewood early Saturday morning. Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert around 2:40 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Frankstown Avenue and Brushton Avenue. Officers on scene found a female with a gun shot wound to the...
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Police officers to be honored for rescue efforts

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The Pittsburgh Police are now recognizing three officers for their efforts to save a driver from a fiery crash. A car and Port Authority bus collided just after eleven o'clock in the evening on Thursday, along Fifth Avenue and Grant Street, near the county courthouse. The car then burst into flames as the driver, still unconscious, was inside the vehicle. The three officers, Jared Weiss, Joel Battiste, and Nick Arritz, jumped into action to pull the driver from the vehicle, just moments before the flames reached the passenger cabin."It's very clear to us, that, within five-to-ten seconds, the fire would have completely advanced into the passenger compartment and burned the occupant," Commander Matt Lackner said."Any citizen, I believe, may have looked at the situation and said 'It's not worth it,' but they didn't hesitate; they knew they had a chance to save a life," Lackner later added. The officers will be formally recognized for their life-saving actions soon, according to the police bureau. 
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Dan’s Daily: Reflections of Crosby, Malkin, Letang; Carolina Stuffs Rangers

It was one of my favorite Pittsburgh Penguins pieces of the week, and I’m blessed it came from our own Shelly Anderson. Shelly has been there since the beginning when Sidney Crosby stormed the NHL when Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin were learning English. They were barely more than teenagers, but the band of brothers looks like they’ll finish their careers apart. The NHL trade rumor mill is coming to life, and there are some entertaining Game 2s.
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W&J cadets commissioned into U.S. Army at Spring 2022 Commissioning Ceremony

WASHINGTON, PA (May 21, 2022)—Two Washington & Jefferson College Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) cadets were commissioned into the United States Army at the Spring 2022 Commissioning Ceremony held at Soldiers and Sailors Hall at the University of Pittsburgh yesterday. Members of the Charlie Company in the Three Rivers...
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Apollo man in custody after allegedly assaulting officer

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - An Apollo, PA man is now in jail after he allegedly assaulted a police officer.The Kiski Township Police Department said that, during a welfare check, Travis Sheaffer became confrontational and hit an officer in the head.The officer then tased the 28-year-old and took him into custody.Sheaffer now faces charges including aggravated assault against a police officer.
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Former Dollar General manager accused of stealing more than $17,000

GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — Police say a former Dollar General manager stole more than $17,000 from a store."One of his responsibilities was to take the money at the end of the shift as the night drop and deposit it in an ATM machine," trooper Stephen Limani said.According to investigators, Austin Rider chose to keep the cash on May 4 from the Salem Township store. He wrote a note saying he took the money and disappeared."The whole plan behind it was he was going to take the girl he was dating, their child together, and they were going to go across the country," Limani said.A few days later, investigators said Rider called another manager at Dollar General, saying he wanted to give back some of the money. What happened to the rest?"When they were trying to get him to return the money, the statements were made that the money was given away to other people," Limani said.Police caught up with him on May 13. He is now awaiting his preliminary hearing on theft charges. KDKA-TV stopped by Rider's Jeannette home on Wednesday to speak to his family, but we were told to leave.
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Shooting victim shows up at the hospital in Washington County

CHARLEROI, Pa. — Washington County 911 dispatchers said a shooting victim showed up at the hospital on Wednesday night. Dispatchers said the victim arrived at Penn Highlands Mon Valley Hospital around 10 p.m. and told police they had been shot in Charleroi. There was no initial word on the...
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On this date in Penguins history: Malkin’s magnificent hat-trick

13 years ago today, Evgeni Malkin put on a show that is still remembered by Penguins fans everywhere. The second game of the Eastern Conference Final featured 11 goals, with the Pens winning 7-4. Evgeni Malkin scored a hat-trick, with the third being one of the most special of his...
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Penguins Have 7 Interesting Options Should Kris Letang Leave Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins are in a tough spot this offseason as general manager (GM) Ron Hextall has his work cut out for him with a number of big-name free agents set to hit the open market. Defenseman Kris Letang may be the biggest piece of them all as the Penguins’ legend still has a ton of game left and desires to play for four or five more seasons. Hockey insider Elliotte Friedman recently shared he believes the Penguins offered an in-season extension of a four-year deal at just under $7 million per season, but no agreement was reached.
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Dan’s Daily: The Penguins Future, Simon Leaves Worlds After Fighting Teammate

What will the Pittsburgh Penguins do? Whatever the Penguins management decides to do, it seems the players braced for goodbyes. The Carolina Hurricanes dished a little medicine back to the New York Rangers with a late tying goal and OT win. The Toronto Maple Leafs management will return despite a run of playoff failures, the NHL trade rumors are percolating, and the Battle of Alberta began with a wild skirmish.
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Minkah Fitzpatrick contract extension: Steelers not in a hurry to give All-Pro safety a new deal, per report

Like T.J Watt, Minkah Fitzpatrick's new deal may come down to the 11th hour. Watt didn't sign his record-setting extension last offseason until Sept. 9, three days before the Steelers opened the regular season. While it may not take that long, it appears that the Steelers are taking their time when it comes to negotiating with Fitzpatrick, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract after Pittsburgh picked up his fifth-year option last offseason.
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