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Police say Clairton man jailed as suspect in 3 area robberies

A Clairton man is being held in the Allegheny County Jail on charges of robbing two area convenience stores and an attempted robbery of a third store late Friday. David Vankavelaar, 29, is charged by county police with robbery, terroristic threats, theft by unlawful taking, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person in connection to one armed robbery in Pleasant Hills.
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Is former Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders still playing football?

Emmanuel Sanders had a very productive career following his tenure with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Is the seasoned wide receiver still playing football?. Anytime a player’s NFL career spans more than a decade, we know they are doing something right. In the most popular sport in the United States, there are only a handful of roster spots for each position across the 32 teams in the league.
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Suspect identified and arrested in string of robberies

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (KDKA) - A suspect is in custody after two robberies took place within 30 minutes of one another. Allegheny County Police identified 29-year-old David Vankavelaar as the person responsible. On Friday night, county police were alerted to a robbery at the BP gas station and 7-Eleven convenience...

Pittsburgh Weather: Pleasant holiday weekend weather continues

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - It's more comfortable outside and the humidity has dropped from yesterday.WEATHER LINKS: Current Conditions | School Closings & Delays | Submit Your Weather PhotosToday will be another great day for those Fourth of July festivities! Highs in the mid-80s and low dewpoints with lots of sunshine. Fourth of July tomorrow is looking hot and sunny with highs approaching 90°, but the humidity will be tolerable. Fireworks weather around 9 p.m. tonight and tomorrow evening will be hovering around 80°.After the holiday is done, get ready for some hot & very humid weather with a lot of rain chances. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible each day Tuesday through Friday. Some of those storms do have the potential to turn severe Tuesday and Wednesday, but chances are low for now. Highs will be in the mid-80s, but dewpoints will skyrocket into the 70s making for extremely humid and sticky conditions. Relief from the rain and humidity arrives by next weekend.Stay up to date with the KDKA Mobile App – which you can download here!

Pittsburgh Public Safety prepares for fun, fireworks, and other Independence Day celebrations

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Independence Day is almost here! In about 35 hours, thousands are expected to pack into Point State Park for fun, food, and the annual fireworks show. With the celebration on the horizon, city leaders have laid out how they plan to keep the celebrations safe. It's an event each summer that draws so many to the city and Pittsburgh Public Safety has said that there will also be plenty of blue lights in the city. To ensure it is a safe and family-friendly environment, several branches of law enforcement will be roaming the streets like Pittsburgh Police,...

Steelers could keep an impressive statistical streak going in 2022

The Pittsburgh Steelers are a cut above the rest when it comes to getting after the quarterback. Here’s how they could keep their impressive sack streak going in 2022. There are just some things we know the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to have a hard time with. They are probably never going to be a team loaded with elite cornerbacks or offensive tackles because of their lack of investments in these departments, and they usually aren’t the most creative team offensively. However, one thing we can always count on them to do well is getting after the quarterback.

Brookline Farmers' Market returns with fresh food for weekend barbecues

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Looking for fresh food for your Fourth of July barbecue? You can find it today at the Brookline Farmers' Market taking place at Connon Park on Brookline Boulevard. It begins on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and will last until 2 p.m. The market takes place each Sunday through October. Each week there will be different unique vendors offering all kinds of food.

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...

Local groups launch campaign to encourage pay equity in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — In Pittsburgh, the pay gap between Black women and white men is larger than the national average. A recent report by the Black Women’s Policy Center also notes poverty is the most pressing concern for Black women in Pittsburgh. These, according to comments made during a...

MLB fans blast latest disastrous strike call from umpire

As the Milwaukee Brewers were mounting a ninth-inning rally against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, they dealt with one of the most pressing narratives of the MLB season — poor umpiring. With two outs and two on, Milwaukee’s Kolten Wong came up against Pittsburgh’s David Bednar. It appeared as...

KD Sunday Spotlight: InvovleMINT effecting change in the community

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – In this week's KD Sunday Spotlight, InvovleMINT is addressing poverty and environmental problems at the same time. CEO Daniel Little said most of the positive change is happening in Hazelwood and Wilkinsburg at the moment but has plans to expand. Little said those who are involved in the program are called "Changemakers." They complete different environmental tasks in the community such as cleaning up trash or beautifying neighborhoods. They document those actions and receive community credits that act like money. These community credits can be used at participating stores, businesses, and even bakeries and grocery stores. Then these businesses can also put the credits toward other tasks such as waste aversion, which helps protect the environment. You can get involved and learn more on their website at this link!

Steelers 2-a-days: When ‘21 ended, OL John Leglue was starting, DL Isaiahh Loudermilk in rotation

Editor’s note: From now until the first practice of training camp at Saint Vincent College, the Trib will be running through the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 90-man roster, assessing each player’s outlook for the 2022 season. The breakdown will go through the roster in mostly-alphabetical order, two per day, between June 11 and July 25. Contract data courtesy

2021 Steelers Top 10: Ahkello Witherspoon takes the final spot on the list

As the Pittsburgh Steelers continue through the offseason, building 2022 roster, we took time to take a look back at 2021 again and rank the Top 10 Steelers players of the season. Today we finalize the list with our last addition, Akhello Witherspoon. Ahkello Witherspoon joined the Steelers one week...