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North Apollo couple arrested on child endangerment charges

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A man and a woman are facing child endangerment charges after a one-year-old girl was found wandering the streets alone in North Apollo borough.Police said it happened Friday. And when she was returned to her home, they found the child's father, 31-year-old Joseph Hazlett, sleeping on the couch.Throughout the home, officers say they found animal feces, rotting food, and an infestation of insects.Police also arrested the child's mother, 27-year-old, Brandy Teeple.Hazlett is in the Armstrong County Jail on bond. Both have preliminary hearings scheduled for July 13th.
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Police investigating death in New Kensington housing complex

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Police in New Kensington are investigating a man's death at a housing complex not far from the police station.Officers were called to the Valley Royal apartment complex in New Kensington around 2:00 this afternoon. The complex was soon blocked off with crime scene tape.Evidence markers riddled the sidewalk while neighbors stood by in disbelief. Investigators aren't saying just how the man died but continue to gather evidence and interview witnesses.Stay with KDKA-TV and for updates on this developing story as they become available.

Off-duty police officer killed in Blawnox shooting

BLAWNOX, Pa. — An off-duty Oakdale Borough police officer was killed in a shooting in Blawnox, Allegheny County. The shooting happened around 10:35 Sunday night on Fountain Street. Police found two men with gunshot wounds. Both men were taken to the hospital in critical condition. The off-duty officer died...

Woman arrested after stabbing in Blairsville Borough

BLAIRSVILLE BOROUGH, Pa. — A woman was arrested after a stabbing in Blairsville early Sunday morning. According to a news release, Blairsville police responded to West Market Street for a stabbing. According to police, the victim was life flighted to UPMC Presbyterian for stab wounds to his abdomen. According...

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.

Be mindful of fireworks laws throughout the holiday weekend

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - If you're planning on grabbing your own fireworks for the weekend, there are some laws you need to keep in mind.Fireworks are fun - but not all of them are legal to use just in your backyard.There are some safety tips and laws police and sellers want you to know before shooting them off this weekend.Bottle rockets, sparklers, and missile rockets are some of the names of the most popular fireworks you'll hear this Fourth of July weekend.But just because they're popular doesn't mean they're all legal to use."Party poppers, snakes, all the stuff the kids like,...
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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...
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Blairsville man life-flighted to Pittsburgh after being stabbed

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) - A man is in the hospital and a woman is facing charges after an early-morning stabbing in Blairsville. According to the Blairsville Borough Police Department, around 1:30 a.m., police were called to West Market Street for a stabbing. Once on the scene, they found 55-year-old Samuel...

Monroeville gas station offering deep gas discount on July 4

A Monroeville gas station will be the hottest spot in town on Monday, at least from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, when it lowers gas prices to $2.38 per gallon for regular unleaded. The Sunoco station along Haymaker Road will offer the deep discount through a program with the Americans for Prosperity in Pennsylvania (AFP-PA), according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI.

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!