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Browns' Deshaun Watson apologizes 'to all the women I have impacted'

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson apologized Friday "to all the women I have impacted" after being accused by two dozen women of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions.Watson, who is facing a potential year-long NFL suspension, spoke before Cleveland's exhibition opener in Jacksonville — his first game since Jan. 3, 2021, with the Houston Texans.Watson was suspended six games earlier this month by independent arbiter Sue L. Robinson, who concluded he violated the league's personal conduct policy with "egregious" and "predatory" behavior.As part of her decision, the retired federal judge noted Watson's lack of remorse.Watson was asked in a pregame...
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Pennsylvania reports 1st case of avian flu in backyard flock

UPPER MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. (KDKA) - The first case of avian flu in a non-commercial backyard flock was reported in Pennsylvania, the state Department of Agriculture announced Friday. Chickens and a duck from a flock in Upper Mount Bethel Township in Northampton County were confirmed to be infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza after a dead turkey vulture was found on the property, the agriculture department said. The department is reminding poultry owners -- backyard flocks and commercial producers -- to be vigilant, especially as wild bird migration season picks up again. The department said the newest infections come amid a weeks-long...
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Police: Man charged with 8 counts of arson in connection to 'suspicious' fires

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man has been charged in connection with eight "suspicious" fires across Allegheny County, officials said.Allegheny County police said multiple law enforcement agencies were investigating 15 "suspicious" fires between April 23 and Aug. 5 in the Homestead and Munhall areas. All 15 fires were incendiary by the fire marshal.Police said there were trash and dumpster fires, materials and debris set on fire near buildings, and one vacant structure fire. Dustin Jones, 26, was arrested and charged Wednesday with eight counts of arson and criminal mischief. Police said he was responsible for setting eight of the fires.Police also said a 16-year-old boy was responsible for one of the fires and was referred to the juvenile justice system. Police said it was an "isolated incident" and not connected to any other fires.

Funerals to begin for victims of Pennsylvania house fire that killed 10

MANSFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Services were set to begin Friday for young siblings who died last week in a Pennsylvania house fire that also killed eight other people, as investigators continued to look for the cause.The fast-moving, middle-of-the-night inferno destroyed the home in the small community of Nescopeck, where members of an extended family had gathered for a summertime sleepover.The coroner determined that all 10 victims died of smoke inhalation. The Luzerne County district attorney, Sam Sanguedolce, has said a preliminary investigation suggests the fire broke out on the front porch. Three people were able to escape.The cause remains under...

Man arrested in deadly Hill District shooting

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A man was arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in the Hill District earlier this year. Robert Freeman, 32, was arrested by the Pittsburgh Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force in Tiwand Hill's death. Police said they found 45-year-old Hill shot inside a unit in the Bedford Dwellings Apartment Complex the morning of March 22. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Freeman was charged with criminal homicide and carrying a firearm without a license. He's now behind bars in the Allegheny County Jail. 

Ohio gunman appeared to threaten FBI after Trump search

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A gunman who died in a shootout after trying to get inside the FBI's Cincinnati office apparently went on social media and called for federal agents to be killed "on sight" following the search at Donald Trump's home, a law enforcement official said.Federal investigators are examining social media accounts they believe are tied to the gunman, 42-year-old Ricky Shiffer, according to the official, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.At least one of the messages on Trump's Truth Social media platform appeared to have...

Mar-a-Lago search warrant released, reveals FBI seized top-secret classified documents

The federal government is investigating former President Trump for potential violation of three criminal statutes, including the Espionage Act, according to the unsealed search warrant that was executed at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence Monday and reviewed by CBS News. The FBI seized 11 sets of classified documents, including four sets that were classified "top secret," according to the warrant.According to the unsealed warrant, the FBI collected boxes marked top secret, secret and confidential, as well as documents marked top secret/sensitive compartmented information, photos and information about the president of France, among other things. The ex-president's defense team on Friday did not object to the warrant's...

Police seek suspect in robbery at Burlington Coat Factory

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Pittsburgh police are trying to find a man caught on camera robbing someone inside the Burlington Coat Factory downtown. Police shared video of the alleged robbery on Friday, but said it happened back in May. They said they're still trying to figure out who the man in the video is and need the public's help. The victim was approached by a stranger who pushed him to the floor then grabbed his wallet before running out the entrance towards Liberty Avenue, police said.Investigators said the man is believed to be in his 30s. He was wearing gray pants, a gray sweatshirt and a yellow hat at the time of the robbery.Anyone with information is asked to call 412-255-2827. 

Trump lawyers agree to public release of Mar-a-Lago search warrant

Washington — Donald Trump's attorneys agreed to the public release of the search warrant authorizing the FBI's seizure of documents from his Florida home, according to court papers filed Friday. The warrant was released Friday afternoon.Trump's consent to the disclosure follows Attorney General Merrick Garland's announcement Thursday that the Justice Department had filed a motion to push for the documents' unsealing after the former president publicly confirmed the search of his Mar-a-Lago resort earlier this week. On Monday, the FBI seized boxes and documents, but no electronics, sources confirmed. Trump himself said late Thursday in a statement that he encouraged the warrant's release....

Couple gets married at groom's mother's ICU bedside

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A local couple said "I do" in the ICU so the groom's mother could see her son get married. Nick Bauder and Crystal Batista got married at Nick's mother's bedside at Allegheny General Hospital Friday morning. Nick and Crystal were supposed to get married in two weeks on Aug. 21, but Allegheny Health Network said Nick's mother is in the hospital and sadly not expected to survive. AHN said the hospital staff were "thrilled" to accommodate the couple's request and tried to "make the best out of a not-so-great situation." 

Police: Man shoots, kills himself inside Center Township police vehicle

CENTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) - A man is dead after state police said he shot himself inside a Center Township police vehicle on Friday. The Beaver County district attorney said Center Township officers served a search warrant at a home on Geneva Drive shortly after noon and took a man into custody.Sources said the man resisted arrest and had a gun. Police disarmed him, handcuffed him, then put him inside the police vehicle. On the way to the police station, the district attorney said the man shot a gun, then died.Police have not said how the man got a gun inside the...

Roof of Jeannette home destroyed by fire

JEANNETTE, Pa. (KDKA) — A home in Westmoreland County has significant damage following a fire on Friday afternoon.The blaze was first reported after 12:30 p.m. on South 14th Street in Jeannette. An explosion sent parts of the house flying across the neighborhood.Neighbor Robert Williams was the first to spot trouble at the home."I looked out the window and I could see the fire coming through the glass, you could hear the glass breaking and cracking," Williams said.He ran to the home and found a terrified woman and a collection of animals. There was no one else inside the home."As we were coming out, there was an explosion," Williams said.Firefighters said an oxygen tank detonated, blowing the burning roof off the home. The family lost two cats in the fire and so much more."They won't be living there ever again. The whole upstairs is being torn apart," said Dana Snyder, whose mother lived in the home."They're all going to stay in a hotel tonight," Snyder added. "Then they're going to Youngwood and they'll stay with me."The cause of the fire remains under investigation. One firefighter was injured was battling the two-alarm blaze. 

UPMC Children's Hospital employee diagnosed with monkeypox

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A UPMC Children's Hospital employee has been diagnosed with monkeypox, though the health system said it believes there's a "very low" risk of exposure. The employee works at an outpatient clinic at Children's, UPMC confirmed in a statement. UPMC said it already had precautions in place to prevent the spread of monkeypox, and while the health system believes there's a low risk of exposure, it's still contacting patients and staff who may have had contact with the employee. "The health and safety of our employees, patients and visitors are our top priorities," UPMC said.As of Friday, there were more than 10,000 confirmed monkeypox cases in the U.S., including 42 in Allegheny County.  The Allegheny County Health Department said the virus is spread when someone comes in contact with the sores, scabs or body fluids of an infected person. Infections happen through close, intimate situations and by touching contaminated materials. According to the health department, the vaccine can prevent the disease if given within four days of exposure. For a list of places to get a monkeypox vaccination in Allegheny County, click here.Stay with KDKA-TV and for updates to this developing story as they become available.

Man shot, killed in Sheetz parking lot in Wilkins Township was Lyft passenger, police said

WILKINS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) -- Police are investigating the overnight shooting death of a Lyft passenger in a Sheetz parking lot in Wilkins Township.Allegheny County Police said the shooting occurred just after 10:30 p.m. on Thursday night at the Sheetz in the 3400 block of William Penn Highway.The victim, identified as 55-year-old John Angel, was the passenger in a Lyft vehicle, Allegheny County police said. He and the rideshare driver began to argue, the driver pulled over in the Sheetz parking lot and the two got into a fight, according to investigators.Police said the driver pulled out a gun during the fight and shot Angel.Angel died at the scene after being shot in the chest.The 37-year-old driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, police said.Investigators are working with the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office to determine if charges will be filed.Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Allegheny County Police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.

2 people injured in PRT bus accident

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Two people were hurt when a PRT bus collided with a vehicle earlier Friday morning. KDKA has confirmed that the vehicle and the bus collided in the West End Circle at West Carson Street. On the bus, a male suffered a knee injury and a female suffered a head injury. The severity of their injuries is unknown, as is the condition of the driver of the vehicle. Police and medics are on the scene. Stay With For More Details

Polio detected in NYC's sewage, suggesting virus circulating

The virus that causes polio has been detected in New York City's wastewater weeks after a case of polio was identified in Rockland County, north of the city, health officials announced Friday.The presence of the poliovirus in the city's wastewater suggests likely local circulation of the virus, the city and New York state health departments said."Polio can lead to paralysis and even death," the departments said in a tweet. "We urge unvaccinated New Yorkers to get vaccinated now."State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said the detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples in New York City is "alarming, but not surprising.""The best...

Self-driving vehicle facility planned for Westmoreland County

EAST HUNTINGDON (KDKA) - A new self-driving vehicle facility is coming to Westmoreland County. The East Huntingdon location will have a three-mile test track. PennDOT is building the facility on state-owned land at RIDC Westmoreland. Once finished, companies developing self-driving vehicles can rent the facility for testing. It's expected to open in 2024. 

Conductor and engineer sue Norfolk Southern over 2021 derailment

BALDWIN (KDKA) - Two Norfolk Southern Employees are suing the company following December's derailment on East Carson Street in Baldwin. RELATED STORIES:Train Derails In Baldwin BoroughRiver Road Reopens After Train Derails In BaldwinAccording to a report from The Trib, the conductor and locomotive engineer have filed a federal lawsuit. The train hit debris on the tracks that came from a rock slide. Two locomotives and five railcars derailed and both men were hurt. The lawsuit blames Norfolk Southern for negligence and carelessness due to a lack of a slide fence in the area, which could've prevented the rocks from getting onto the tracks. 

'Shake, Shiver, and Shovel:' Farmers Almanac calls for a snowy and cold winter

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - It's that time of year when the fine people at the Farmers Almanac drop their knowledge of many things, including what the coming winter is going to be like. I got my hands on an advance copy this week and immediately reached out to the Farmer's Almanac's philomath (their forecaster). Every year when we chat, Peter Geiger is quick to remind me the almanac is about more than just a forecast. "The whole idea behind the almanac is about how to make your life easier," he explained. You know, like saving money on your heating bill using bubble wrap. He...

Pittsburgh Weather: Comfortable temperatures and dry conditions start the weekend

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Today's blog is probably going to be on the short side.  WEATHER LINKS: Current Conditions | School Closings & Delays | Submit Your Weather PhotosToday will be dry with temperatures a couple of degrees below the average for this time of the year. I have highs hitting the upper 70s today. We hit 79° yesterday and probably will be a couple of degrees lower than that today. I have Pittsburgh at 77. Noon temperatures should be near 70. Winds will be out of the north at 5-10mph this afternoon with sunny skies.The pattern is a 'rinse and...