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Homicide victim's mother tells Mt. Pleasant man: 'No more drugs'

Cathy Clawson had a simple message for the man who pleaded guilty Friday to causing her daughter’s death in 2020. “Just come out a better man. No more drugs,” Clawson told Robert Seth Barnhart after he was sentenced to serve 3-6 years in prison for his role in the crash that killed his longtime girlfriend, 44-year-old Susan Clawson of Uniontown.

Ferrante loses appeal in 2013 poisoning death of his wife

A former University of Pittsburgh neuroresearcher convicted of poisoning his wife with cyanide lost his appeal in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. Robert Ferrante, 73, who is serving a sentence of life in prison without parole at the State Correctional Institution at Houtzdale, was found guilty of first-degree murder for killing his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein, in April 2013.

Steelers QB Mitch Trubisky named 'overvalued player' for 2022 NFL season

At this point, it's not even a poorly kept secret that free-agent signing Mitchell Trubisky is widely viewed as a heavy favorite to be named starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers this summer over career backup Mason Rudolph and first-round draft selection Kenny Pickett. Truth be told, Pickett will probably be third on the depth chart if Rudolph remains with Pittsburgh into early September.

PNC Bank will close branch at PNC Park on Pittsburgh's North Shore

PITTSBURGH — PNC Bank will close its branch at PNC Park, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. "We understand that the Pirates would like to use the space currently occupied by PNC's branch at PNC Park for a future ballpark enhancement project, therefore we made the decision to consolidate the branch with our Three PNC Plaza branch located at 225 Fifth Avenue less than a mile away," the bank said in a statement.

Group pays it forward by buying families' groceries and gas

TURTLE CREEK, Pa. (KDKA) - How would you like to have your groceries paid for or your gas tank filled for free? Especially with high inflation, it'd be nice. Wharton Curtis LLC. is doing just that and hoping others will pay it forward.During a time of inflation, the group is footing the bill for groceries and gas for some lucky families."I was really shocked. Nobody has ever paid for my groceries," said Ana Coll.Founder Melissa Wharton said this all began when somebody paid for her food in line at Chick-fil-A and it made her question what more she could...

Steelers 2022 training camp schedule: Everything you need to know

The Pittsburgh Steelers will host their 2022 training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe. Here’s everything you need to know. It’s almost that time already! For the first time in three years, the Pittsburgh Steelers will resume a tradition that started all the way back in 1967 by hosting their training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania for the 55th time.

DA shuts down 'nuisance bar' Sweeney's Steakhouse after double shooting

ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) - Sweeney's Steakhouse and Pub in Rostraver Township was shut down because it was a threat to public safety, Westmoreland County District Attorney Nicole Ziccarelli said Friday.Citing several recent violent incidents, including a double shooting on Sunday, Ziccarelli along with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board closed the restaurant, calling it a nuisance bar. It comes after owner Debra Hardy posted on Facebook earlier this week, saying doors were closed after nearly 26 years. "We would like to thank our loyal customers who have supported us throughout the years and will cherish the many wonderful and fun memories that were had," the post said. Ziccarelli, however, says her office was the one that closed the eatery down and it needed to be done. "It is my determination that this is the only way to abate the problems that have brought violence to this community and placed law enforcement officers in grave danger," Ziccarelli said.The restaurant is for sale and Ziccarelli made clear if new ownership is found, it will be allowed to resume operations.

Pittsburgh Pirates duo match pair of MLB legends

The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has seen a pair of impressive performances in recent days. First, Bryan Reynolds belted three homers against the Nationals on Wednesday, leading Pittsburgh to a 8-7 victory. Not to be outdone, Michael Perez hit three homers of his own on Thursday as the Pirates earned another 8-7 victory, this time over the Brewers.

Floor-dropping water slide Bombs Away opens at Sandcastle

WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. (KDKA) - Sandcastle debuted its newest water slide Bombs Away Friday.Riders step into an enclosed capsule and the floor disappears, dropping them into a 300-foot-long tube spiraling six stories down."It's very nerve-wracking, especially when the countdown starts. Your heart starts to beat faster," said A.J. Yellin from Zelienople. The ride was supposed to open the in summer of 2020, but the pandemic slowed it down. Park leaders said they couldn't be happier to unveil the new centerpiece of the park for the big summer holiday. 

Kidsburgh: Places to cool off besides the pool

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Summertime and the pool go hand in hand, but for families with little kids who are not strong swimmers, going to the pool can be nerve-wracking. Kidsburgh has a guide to 18 places where you can get wet and cool off outside other than in a pool. Kids can blast off to the Moon at Moon's spray park which opened less than three years ago. Plus, there's a playground, sand pit and shade for a picnic. "We love coming to the spray park," Amanda...

Fire forces dozens of senior citizens from North Braddock apartment building

NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. (KDKA) - More than three dozen senior citizens living at Shady Park Place in North Braddock evacuated after a fire Friday. All residents, mostly in their 70s, 80s and 90s, will be displaced for the holiday weekend. The Red Cross is working to find a place for them to stay until authorities determine it's safe to go back inside. A fire broke out inside an apartment on the third floor. Donald Folks, who lives inside that unit, described it as an explosion inside his kitchen.  "It scared the heck out of me. So much it shook me," Folks said. Fire...

Black Forge coffee in Allentown reopening under new ownership

After announcing in May that its Allentown coffee shop was closing after nearly seven years in operation, Black Forge will be reopening this month thanks to new ownership. Kelly Braden owns and operates the eccentric gift shop The Weeping Glass just down the street in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood. She officially took over ownership of Black Forge Allentown Friday. She said she expects the coffee shop to reopen to mid July.

Cause of death for revealed for Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson died from “the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine,” according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. The Sun said the announcement came from a spokesman with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner there. Ferguson, 26, was found dead in his north...
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Steelers rookie Kenny Pickett shares why he wears gloves on both hands

Kenny Pickett's hands received plenty of attention leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft. Along with questions regarding his hand size, Pickett's decision to wear gloves on both his throwing and non-throwing hand has raised eyebrows, as most quarterbacks prefer to go without a glove on their throwing hand. The...