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Organizers announce plans for Little Italy Days in Bloomfield

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The annual Little Italy Days festival will soon be back in Bloomfield.Liberty Avenue from Ella to Gross Streets will transform into the city's largest heritage festival from Aug. 18-21."Little Italy Days is coming back for the 20th year, and it's going to be a fantastic day of entertainment and Italian pride," said recent KDKA retiree Paul Martino, who will emcee the event.Organizer Sal Richetti said they expect thousands to attend like last year. Richetti said after visitors indulge in the savory and sweet Italian foods, they can support local businesses."This is Christmas for Bloomfield businesses," said Richetti. "This...
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21 beagles from Virginia breeding facility arrive in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) - Five Pittsburgh-area organizations are taking in 21 beagles from a breeding facility in Virginia that surrendered about 4,000 dogs. The beagles from the Envigo facility in Cumberland traveled over six hours to get to the Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh's North Side location. The dogs arrived Monday evening, and from there, smaller groups went home with other organizations. The organizations said the dogs will have medical exams, get vaccinations and be neutered or spayed before they'll be available for adoption. "Because western Pennsylvania has such a compassionate community that comes together in times of crisis, the staff and volunteers...
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Gateway reviewing policies after marching band director charged

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) — Gateway School District leaders Tuesday addressed the charges surrounding its suspended band director.James Hoeltje is charged with giving a student alcohol. According to the criminal complaint, Hoeltje gave an 18-year-old student alcohol on a band trip in Virginia Beach and before the prom. KDKA-TV learned that about 50 students and at least nine chaperones were on the trip.At a school board meeting on Tuesday, parents had a chance to talk with school leaders for the first time. "It's been an incredibly terrifying situation but really great how quickly you guys told us what's going on," one parent...
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Lawsuit filed against Steelers WR Diontae Johnson

PITTSBURGH — A sports management company based in Connecticut has filed a federal lawsuit against Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson after it claims Johnson violated a contract by not appearing at a youth football camp in May. According to the lawsuit, Johnson signed an agreement with FlexWork Sports Management...

Highland Park pool closed for rest of summer

Pittsburgh officials announced Tuesday that the Highland Park Pool will remained closed for the rest of the summer because of damage caused by heavy rains and a mudslide. Storms last week caused mud to run into both the kiddie pool and the main pool. Officials said the repairs required to reopen the facility were extensive and labor intensive and could not be completed before the end of the season, which typically finishes in early September.

AG: PA residents, nursing homes face federal fraud charges

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WTAJ) — Five people and two for-profit skilled nursing facilities in Southwestern Pennsylvania have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung and PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday, Aug. 9. According to Shapiro, the charges are charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and related […]

Residents speak out against proposed Plum housing plan

Residents of the Willow Village neighborhood in Plum spoke out against a proposed nearby development during a public hearing before borough council on Aug. 1. According to borough documents, the Patriot Estates Housing Plan calls for 158 single-family homes to be built during three phases on 103.89 acres off Saltsburg Road near its Pennsylvania Turnpike overpass. Plum’s Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance requires a connection between one of the streets in the planned residential development and Willow Village’s Aspen Drive, currently a cul-de-sac.

Federal Indictments Announced Against CEO of Brighton Health and Wellness and Four Others

(File Photo taken in 2018 by Frank Sparks) (Pittsburgh, Pa.) U.S. Attorney Cindy Chung and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Federal indictments Tuesday morning against Comprehensive Health the owners of the Brighton Health and Wellness Facility in Brighton Township and Mt. Lebanon Operations, LLC d/b/a Mt. Lebanon Rehabilitation and Wellness Center.

This Week’s Downtown Sound 🎶

From free performances by local singers/songwriters at markets to music festivals and more, here’s your weekly lineup of music happenings around Downtown Pittsburgh. Is your business or venue hosting live music in Downtown? Send us an email to get it added to our weekly calendar!. Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts. Hear...

'Bigger and better than ever': RADical Days kick off in September

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The dollar doesn't stretch as far and it's impacting the ability to get out and enjoy things.After changes in the last couple of years due to the pandemic, RADical Days are pretty much back to normal across the region. The days connect people with attractions like the zoo, aviary and cultural centers for free.  "All of these are places that are supported by taxpayer funding all throughout the year by RAD, and they're able to show their appreciation by saying we're going to open up for free," RAD communications manager James Santelli said.  The Regional Asset District...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis joining Doug Mastriano for Pittsburgh appearance

Sen. Doug Mastriano has booked a Republican A-lister to help boost his campaign for governor of Pennsylvania. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has committed, the Mastriano campaign announced Monday, to an Aug. 19 appearance with Mastriano in Pittsburgh. It’s part of a series of swing state rallies being organized ahead of the mid-term elections by the conservative advocacy group Turning Point Action, with other DeSantis stops scheduled for Arizona and Ohio.

Fire tears through home in Lawrence County

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. — The Red Cross was helping people who were forced out of their home following a fire in Ellwood City, Lawrence County. The fire was reported around 10:30 p.m. Monday at a house on Hazen Avenue. A neighbor said one person who was inside the house...

Natrona Heights group proposes more trees on ballfields

A project to plant 13 trees at the youth baseball fields on the perimeter of Highlands High School would provide shade, absorb rainwater and protect fans from fly balls, according to a proposal being considered by the Highlands School Board. Chris Cottone, a member of the Natrona Heights Baseball &...

Monroeville celebrates National Night Out

Local residents celebrated National Night Out on Aug. 2 at Monroeville Community Park West in Pavilions 2 and 4. Despite a morning of rain, the sun came out just in time for the festivities to proceed in full force. Attendees received an up-close look at municipal safety services while viewing...