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Kayaker dies following Delaware River rescue

A kayaker has died after being rescued Sunday from the Delaware River in New Hope. New Hope Police Chief Michael Cummings said Jonathan Gentile died Tuesday evening. He had been taken to St. Mary Medical Center, where his father, James, is employed as a nurse. Father and son were kayaking together on Sunday when Jonathan’s kayak overturned after the pair went over the rapids, Cummings said.
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Aliquippa police cancels gun raffle fundraiser days after Texas school shooting

ALIQUIPPA, Pa (KDKA) — Just days after the tragedy in Texas, the Aliquippa Police Department was posting about raffling off a gun. It has caused some concern about the optics of the situation in light of the mass shooting at the elementary school in Uvalde. Aliquippa Police Chief John Lane said he understands why there was some concern, but he said his department is not promoting the sale of guns. Lane said this was part of a fundraiser to benefit the family of the former police chief. Around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, the Aliquippa Police K-9 page posted about the gun raffle.  "We...
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Man dropped off at the hospital after being shot in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Public Safety said a man was dropped off at a Pittsburgh-area hospital after being shot in the city’s Homewood North neighborhood. The victim showed up at the hospital around 3:40 a.m. Thursday. He was last listed in stable condition. Police found a possible crime scene...

McKeesport Area superintendent Holtzman resigns

McKeesport Area School Board on Wednesday unanimously accepted the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Mark P. Holtzman Jr. In another motion, the board unanimously approved naming Dr. Tia Wanzo as acting superintendent, effective July 1. Wanzo is the current assistant superintendent and will be paid a monthly stipend of $1,250 on...

Some say Greensburg Community Days, underway now, is the real start of summer

Greensburg Community Days, a three-day event that many deem an official start to summer, kicked off Thursday and continues through Saturday evening at Lynch Field Park. The event features food and craft vendors, live music, entertainment, a car cruise, fire department demonstrations and fireworks show at 9:30 p.m Saturday by Pyrotechnico. Admission is free.

18-year-olds to stand trial for deadly shooting that killed Teron Williams

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two 18-year-olds will stand trial in the shooting death of another teenager in the Bon Air section of the city in February. They appeared in court Wednesday for their preliminary hearing. The commonwealth argued that the two teenagers charged in this case worked together, one firing shots while the other drove the getaway car. They used surveillance video to show proof of that, but the defense argued that the video isn't clear.Tymair Cox, of Brookline, and Michael Morgan, of Beltzhoover, are facing charges of homicide and conspiracy. They're accused of working together and ultimately shooting and killing Teron...

Man in critical condition after being shot in Penn Hills

PENN HILLS (KDKA) - A man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after he was shot in the chest. According to Allegheny County Police, just before midnight on Tuesday, police were called to the scene of a reported shooting in Penn Hills in the 400 block of Hershey Road. Once they arrived, they found a 34-year-old man who had been shot in the chest. He was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Allegheny County Police homicide detectives are investigating the shooting. Stay With For More Details

Man's gunshot wound leads to Pittsburgh police investigation in Homewood

Pittsburgh police are investigating a possible crime scene in the city’s Homewood neighborhood after a man arrived at an area hospital early Thursday with a gunshot wound. The man was in stable condition when he appeared at the hospital shortly after 3:30 a.m., police said. Police said the potential...

Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Dwayne Haskins' Cause of Death Revealed

The cause of death for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been revealed. According to an autopsy report from the Broward County Medical Examiner obtained by E! News, the 24-year-old NFL star died from "multiple blunt force injuries" after being struck by a dump truck while walking on a South Florida highway on April 9. The manner of death has been ruled an accident.

Steelers fans should get excited about new assistant general manager

The Pittsburgh Steelers are giving their front office a makeover. Here’s why new assistant GM Andy Weidl should have fans excited. After a long interview process that seemed to include six finalists, the Pittsburgh Steelers finally made a decision with their new general manager. In-house Vice President of Player Personnel, Omar Khan, will now officially become Kevin Colbert’s replacement.

Latest Football Star Recruit Could Start for WVU Basketball Team

Morgantown, West Virginia – Neal Brown landed his prize recruit for the 2023 recruiting class yesterday when four star Rodney Gallagher of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, but really, Bob Huggins should also do everything in his power to get Gallagher to play for the Mountaineers basketball team as well. Gallagher, a...

Consulting firm to present 'leadership profile' to Pittsburgh Public School Board

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Today, the "leadership profile" for the next permanent superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools will be presented during a special board session. Representatives from the national search consulting firm BWP & Associates will share information they have gathered from the public. The presentation will share what they learned from the public, school administrators, teachers, and students about what they're looking for in the next district superintendent. It will begin at 5:30 p.m.The public can watch the meeting on Pittsburgh Public Schools' website at this link. In March, the school board hired BWP to help lead the search for the district's next superintendent. The "leadership profile" will be used to help determine who will get the job, but ultimately, the decision falls to the school board.They have said due to personnel and privacy reasons, the candidate pool will remain confidential until the final selection is made.

Pittsburgh organizations to send stuffed animals to children in Uvalde, Texas

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, recovery efforts are underway as the community looks forward to what comes next.The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh said it is answering the call to action for support. To show its support for Uvalde, it is collecting stuffed animals to send to Texas to give the kids some much-needed comfort.The center and the 10.27 Healing Partnership are teaming up for the "Build a Hug" drive. It aims to ease the minds of all the children and survivors who were inside Robb Elementary during the deadly shooting that killed 21.The partnership has connected with another community center in Uvalde, and the items will go toward one of its programs that helps children make their way through trauma and illness."We thought, what if we were to get stuffed animals for the children because we know that this is a marathon," said Rabbi Ron Symons of the JCC Center for Loving Kindness. "We know that there's so much compassion that needs to be given to them, that there's so much comfort they need."The drive runs through June 3. Click here for more.

Injuries reported after freight train derails, cars plummet into Allegheny River near Pittsburgh

A freight train derailed in western Pennsylvania Thursday afternoon leaving several people injured and sending multiple train cars plummeting into an Allegheny River tributary. The accident happened when the Norfolk Southern train collided with a heavy constriction vehicle that was crossing the tracks near a sewage treatment plant in Harmar Township, outside of Pittsburgh, according to WTAE-TV. The impact derailed 17 cars, knocking some of them into Little Deer Creek near where it merges with the mighty Allegheny, the station said. Two train operators and the driver of the construction vehicle were transported from the scene for medical treatment. The severity of their injuries was unclear. A water line was damaged in the accident and was being repaired, officials told the outlet. Footage from the scene showed a liquid leaking from the train into the waterway, which a witness said appeared to spill from a pipe that was broken in the incident.