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'I know Matthew is up there smiling:' Phase Four Learning Center students graduate with heavy hearts

BALDWIN (KDKA) – It was an exciting yet somber day in Baldwin on Saturday. Nearly 400 seniors from Phase Four Learning Center walked the stage and got their diplomas. But it was the absence of two of their classmates that kept it from being a truly celebratory day. The sun shined brightly above Baldwin High School Stadium as seniors walked across the stage in their caps and gowns. The school helps disadvantaged students who are at risk of not graduating and said this was their largest graduating class yet. However, there were two of their classmates missing; 19-year-old Marvin Matthews...

Coroner called to house fire in Uniontown

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — The coroner was called to a house fire in Uniontown. Fayette County 911 confirmed to Channel 11 that crews are battling a structure fire at 6 Elmwood Street in the city of Uniontown. The fire was called in at 11:32 a.m., according to 911. At least...

Forward Township VFC hosts barbecue

The Forward Township Volunteer Fire Company held its annual community barbecue Sunday in the parking lot of Molnar’s Lounge in Elizabeth. From left are Fire Chief Steve Pierce, Jordan Pierce, Chris Pierce, Karen Pierce, 2nd Assistant Fire Chief Mike Trumpe, Frank Nangle of Big Frank’s BBQ, Sarah Trumpe, Hannah Trumpe, Jeff Bylicki, Britney Durney, Cody Durney and Tanner Kreckle.

1-day festival a potent addition to Greensburg Craft Beer Week

Kris Jon Fischer of Greensburg is disappointed when he goes to a place that serves beer and finds only major label brands on tap. “I want to see craft beers,” he said. That wasn’t a problem during the past 11 days, when the annual Greensburg Craft Beer Week spotlighted specialty brews from around the area available for sampling and swigging during a series of Greensburg-area events.

PA Woman Sentenced for Producing Material Depicting Exploitation

PITTSBURGH, PA — A former resident of Pitcairn and Trafford, Pennsylvania, was recently sentenced in federal court to 270 months imprisonment followed by 20 years of supervised release on her conviction for production and attempted production of material depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced.

Man sues UPMC over COVID test

A Monroeville man is suing UPMC after a misread COVID-19 test and a phone call that forced him to cancel his wedding. “I think the physician assistant was transparent because she was crying on the phone,” Martin said. “We were both crying. She was trying to make it good. I'm not getting this money back. She said, ‘I don't think I can do that,’ and I said, ‘I need to speak to someone that can.’ That was the most emotional part of it."

California man had enough fentanyl ‘to kill 12 million people,’ DA says

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Officials in California arrested a man on Wednesday whom they claimed possessed enough fentanyl to kill 12 million people, authorities said. Alfonso Gomez-Santana, 60, of Fullerton, was arrested and charged with one felony count of sale or transport of a controlled substance and two felony counts of possession of sale with intent to sell, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. He faces a maximum sentence of 80 months in the Orange County Jail if convicted on all counts.

1 dead in Uniontown house fire

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — The coroner was called to a house fire in Uniontown Saturday afternoon, according to Fayette County 911 dispatch. Firefighters battled a fire on Ellwood Street for around two hours. The call was initially dispatched around 11:30 a.m. Uniontown police confirmed one person was dead. Uniontown Police...

Excela Health among first in nation to use innovative technology to identify lung cancer

Robot-Assisted Bronchoscopy Aids in Discovery and Diagnosis of Lung Nodules. A new innovation that holds promise in the fight against lung cancer is now in use at Excela Latrobe Hospital. A first-of-its-kind robotic technology, Auris Health’s MONARCH™ Platform will aid Excela thoracic surgeons in viewing hard-to-reach areas of the lungs and obtaining a tissue sample for biopsy of lung nodules, thus leading to earlier and more-accurate diagnosis of lung cancer.

Man in his 20s in critical condition following shooting in Wilkinsburg

WILKINSBURG, Pa. — A 22-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being shot multiple times in Wilkinsburg on Sunday evening. The shooting happened a little before 5:55 p.m. on the 1300 block of Coal Street. Allegheny County homicide detectives have begun investigating, working to learn...