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Suspect wanted in fatal New Kensington shooting

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) - Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that left a man dead at a housing complex in New Kensington.  Two minors have been arrested on felony gun charges, and another, Amir Kennedy, is wanted for homicide in the death of Jason Raiford, the Westmoreland County District Attorney's Office announced Monday.  Raifod was shot and killed in what the DA called "an act of senseless violence" on Sunday.Officers were called to the Valley Royal apartment complex around 2 p.m. The scene was blocked off with crime scene tape, the sidewalk riddled with evidence markers.Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Kennedy is asked to call 911 or police at 724-339-7534. 
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Man accused of shooting, killing off-duty Oakdale officer in road rage incident

BLAWNOX, Pa. (KDKA) -- A man is facing homicide charges for allegedly killing an off-duty Oakdale police officer in Blawnox.On Sunday night, 23-year-old Charles Stipetich was killed and the suspect was injured in a shooting after a fight on Fountain Street.According to police paperwork, 40-year-old Kevin McSwiggen from Pittsburgh is facing charges of homicide and recklessly endangering another person. Police said officers found McSwiggen inside a Ford truck at the scene with a gunshot wound to his upper body.Police said before McSwiggen was taken to the hospital, he said he was mad he got cut off on Route 28, so he...

Off-duty officer killed in shooting remembered as someone who 'wanted to change the world'

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Charles G. Stipetich's family said he was born to protect and serve. His family said since the age of 8, Stipetich wanted to be a Marine. And after serving in the Marines, he wanted to become a police officer. He accomplished both, but his life and career came to an untimely end with his senseless killing on Sunday in Blawnox."He was a compassionate young man, he was a loving young man, and he wanted to change the world and he didn't get an opportunity to do that," said his mother, Deena Stipetich.His father, Charles P. Stipetich, said, "My son...

2 local gas stations will lower prices to $2.38/gallon on July 5

PITTSBURGH — Two local gas stations will lower prices for regular gasoline to $2.38/gallon, the national average in 2021, on July 5. According to a release from Americans for Prosperity in Pennsylvania (AFP-PA), the grassroots group is taking over the Sunoco gas station in Latrobe and Joey’s On The Edge in Export to save drivers some pain at the pump.

2 people shot on Pittsburgh’s South Side

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police are investigating a shooting that happened on Pittsburgh’s South Side on Monday morning. Officers were called around 3:40 a.m. for shots fired. When they arrived on the scene in the 3200 block of East Carson Street, they found evidence of a shooting, including shell casings.

Penn Township family loses everything in house fire

PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Neighbors living in Blackthorne Estates in Penn Township are feeling uneasy after watching their neighbor’s home get destroyed by flames and smoke over the weekend. This is the second time a house has been destroyed by fire in this neighborhood, in under a year.

Shooting in Aliquippa, 2 men charged, 1 has charges pending

The featured image above shows the Aliquippa Police Department. Story by Sandy Giordano – Beaver County Radio. Published June 4, 2022 6:03 A.M.(Aliquippa, PA) Aliquippa Police were dispatched to 1200 Main Street at 11:18 p.m. Friday night for a report of 2 individuals that had been shot. Aliquippa Police secured the scene and requested that PSP assume the investigation into the incident. Upon arrival, they began investigating and determined that during a verbal altercation , Trevaughn McCoy, 25, of Aliquippa brandished a firearm and shot Richard Lowe Jr., 29, also of Aliquippa after he shot Lowe, Davonte Williams, 29, and another individual, both shot McCoy. McCoy was transported to the hospital for multiple gunshot wounds, and Lowe was transported for gunshot wounds. .
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Yankees Get Two in Cleveland, Wins and Good News for Mets

(02:39) — YANKEES: The Yankees win two out of three in Cleveland as they head to Pittsburgh before heading to Boston for their first series at Fenway. (06:54) — METS: The Mets bounce back after their Astros loss with a series win against the Rangers, Max Scherzer’s return, and the news of deGrom potentially heading to Atlanta.

Thoughts on ‘Thoughts’; Malkin and Letang deals getting closer?

As the NHL’s offseason calendar has officially reached Silly Season, when it comes to the Penguins, a lot of question marks still surround the status of two of the team’s all-time greats. In his weekly ‘32 Thoughts’ column, Elliotte Friedman discussed what could be going on regarding the...

Parents of off-duty police officer killed in Blawnox speak out

BLAWNOX, Pa. — Just recently, a rookie Oakdale police officer's family was celebrating his achieving his early life goals; now they're mourning his death after his life was suddenly taken. Police say Chuckie Stipetich, 23, was shot and killed while off-duty by a road rage driver who follow followed...

Two people injured in South Side shooting

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two men are recovering following an early morning shooting on Pittsburgh's South Side.Public Safety officials told KDKA-TV that the shooting occurred just after 3:30 a.m. on Monday.The two individuals were driving along East Carson Street, past the GetGo, when they realized they had been shot. They're expected to recover.Pittsburgh police reviewed the surveillance video and said someone shot at the two men as they were leaving the GetoGo. The suspected shooter ambushed them from the bushes, police said. A witness told investigators that they saw the suspected shooter fire six or seven shots.No arrests have been made. The shooting comes two days before Mayor Ed Gainey will revisit the South Side after promising to help clean up the crime. Mayor Gainey and other city leaders will discuss the next steps at Carson City Saloon at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

Pirates face former prospect, Yankees ace in opener

The Pittsburgh Pirates will not only get to host the top team in baseball, but they also will get to see an old friend or two when the New York Yankees visit for games Tuesday and Wednesday. Yankees right-hander Jameson Taillon (9-1, 3.32 ERA) is scheduled to start Tuesday opposite...

Drivers line up for $2.38 a gallon gas in Monroeville

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) - Drivers lined up to get gas for about half the price in Monroeville Monday.  The conservative political action group Americans for Prosperity sponsored the event at Sunoco. Drivers waited for hours to fill up for $2.38 a gallon, the average price back in January 2021.Owners of the station said they saw it as a way to help out loyal customers and some new ones. "Whenever (Americans for Prosperity) reached out with this type of proposal, we had to take it because we feel bad for all the regular income people. They can't afford gas or anything like that," said co-owner Faizan Sarwar.The group will hold another event Tuesday at the Sunco station on North Ligonier Street in Latrobe. They said they want to bring focus to the issues caused by inflation.