Donora, PA

Man charged in Westmoreland County crime spree to stand trial

GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) -  A local man accused in a bizarre crime spree will stand trial. Alex Kerestesy allegedly destroyed a hotel lobby, stole a cart full of items from a drug store and walked off with it wearing only his underwear. Kerestesy said he didn't mean any harm and has mental health issues. But police say he admitted to using drugs before the incidents."I just want to say this whole thing was just a misunderstanding. That's all I can say for now," he said heading into his preliminary hearing on robbery and assault charges after his alleged crime spree...

School district sued over 'anti-racism' teaching ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district's ban on "anti-racism" instruction is itself racist and an unconstitutional free speech prohibition, according to a federal lawsuit seeking to have the ban overturned.At issue is a resolution to create "a culture of kindness" narrowly approved last week by the Forest Hills school board in suburban Cincinnati. The resolution prohibits "anti-racism" curriculum, education and training and also bans the academic theory known as critical race theory.Students are banned from classes or assignments that require them to consider their race, socioeconomic class, gender identity or other characteristics as "a deficiency or a label" to stereotype students as having certain biases or prejudices, under the resolution.By prohibiting education, curriculum, and training regarding "anti-racism," the resolution "instead promotes racism by its very definition," according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday by parents and teachers against Forest Hill school board members and the district. A message was left with the district seeking comment.Legislation pending in the General Assembly would ban schools statewide from requiring or compelling Ohio teachers to affirm a belief in the systemic nature of racism or "the multiplicity or fluidity of gender identities."
Ocean City Today

Four young PA men charged in robbery at Ocean City motel

Three men and a 17-year-old boy were arrested in Ocean City last weekend after allegedly robbing and assaulting a man in a motel room downtown. Jelyja Joseph Malcom, 18, D’andre Xavier Sampson, 18, and a 17-year-old juvenile, all of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and Jaden Shawn Mallery, 18, of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania were arrested by Ocean City Police on June 25 near 20th Street and charged with robbery, assault, theft, and reckless endangerment.

Delmont librarian announces retirement at the end of 2022

When Louisa Fordyce first got involved volunteering at the Delmont Public Library, she didn’t have a lot of contact with director Denni Grassel. “But I knew how active she was and how much work she put into the library,” Fordyce said. Today, Fordyce is a member of...

July 4th Fireworks in Western Pa. 2022: Where you can watch

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Add red, white and blue to that black and gold, Pittsburgh. It's time to celebrate Independence Day and there are plenty of celebrations going on in Western Pennsylvania.Two of the areas biggest celebrations, Pittsburgh and Canonsburg, are back along with many other places around the region. Click here to find out how fireworks companies are preparing.Here's where you can watch some fireworks, broke down county-by-county.Allegheny CountyCITY OF PITTSBURGH -- Monday, July 4The City of Pittsburgh's Independence Day celebration is back at Point State Park  from 4-10 p.m.! The party includes music, food, fun and fireworks. Zambelli will...

Bobby Bonilla Net Worth: A Closer Look Into His Personal Life, Career, and More More Info About His in 2022

Roberto Martin Antonio Bonilla, born on February 23, 1963, is a former Major League Baseball player who played from 1986 to 2001. Bonilla was one of the best hitters in the Major Leagues in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as well as a member of the highly successful and pennant-contending Pittsburgh Pirates organization at the same time.

Foundation sets up special meal for Westmoreland County woman and her family

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Twilight Wish Foundation does some pretty amazing things for our elderly population.  But one woman from Westmoreland County had a simple wish in mind, and it was just granted. Renee Kessler, who was paralyzed last year and lives at Westmoreland Manor, wanted to have dinner with her beloved family.   The Twilight Wish Foundation arranged a celebratory meal at Red Lobster on Route 30 in Greensburg, one of Kessler's favorite eateries. Besides going to doctor's appointments, she hadn't left her care facility for 14 months."To actually get out in the community with your family, you have no idea what that means. It's wonderful," Kessler said."She's the sweetest person, so very humble and she keeps saying, 'I don't know what I did to deserve this,'" said Phyllis Mrosco, a volunteer with the Twilight Wish Foundation. Kessler enjoyed a full afternoon with her two daughters and her two grandchildren."It means a lot to get out and do things," she said. "I'm glad I get to talk about it. Maybe others in the same position I am can benefit from it. "

Uniontown state Rep. Matt Dowling charged with DUI

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (KDKA) - State Rep. Matt Dowling of Uniontown is facing DUI charges after a crash earlier this month.Dowling said he was involved in a head-on crash on June 4. According to court paperwork filed Thursday, he's been charged with DUI, careless driving, driving an unregistered vehicle and following too closely. In a statement after the crash, Dowling said he's been dealing with physical and mental trauma since a medical issue caused a serious crash last fall, leading to "life changing" injuries. He said he entered treatment to "address any possible alcohol issues" and no one else was injured in the crash this month. Dowling represents the 51st Legislative District, which covers parts of Fayette and Somerset counties. 
FOX Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates host the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday

Milwaukee Brewers (45-34, first in the NL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (31-46, fourth in the NL Central) PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Aaron Ashby (0-0); Pirates: Zach Thompson (0-0) BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. Pittsburgh has a 31-46 record overall and an 18-21 record in...

TV Talk: New faces to appear on Pittsburgh newscasts in July

Prepare to see several unfamiliar faces on local newscasts in the next month as stations restock their on-air ranks. The most notable on-air addition is the arrival this week of WTAE’s new weekday anchor, who will sit alongside Mike Clark during the 11 p.m. newscast. With or without the...

DT Larry Ogunjobi on joining Steelers: HC Mike Tomlin 'kept it real'

The reality of the situation is that veteran defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi would be a member of the Chicago Bears today via a three-year, $40.5 million contract had he not failed a physical in March for reasons related to the right foot injury he suffered while featuring for the Cincinnati Bengals during the playoff win over the Las Vegas Raiders in January.

2 arrested after crystal meth, $7,000 found in SUV in Unity

Two people are facing drug charges after authorities said they found about $7,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine in a vehicle they were using, according to court papers. Westmoreland County sheriff’s deputies were attempting to serve a bench warrant on Collin Quakenbush 26, of Bradenville, before 8 a.m. Wednesday in Unity when they said they spotted him and Alisha N. McAteer, 28, of Latrobe jump out of an SUV and run away. The drugs and $7,000 were found in the vehicle, which was abandoned on Latrobe Crabtree Road, police said.

3 arrested in theft of 34 catalytic converters from Salem dealership

Tips from the public helped state police identify three men who they believe were involved with the theft of 34 catalytic converters worth $50,000 from vehicles at a Salem RV dealer in October, according to court papers. Troopers said several people reported recognizing Kenneth L. Knight Jr., 43, of Jeannette,...

Post-July 4 traffic interruptions planned in West Newton, Salem

Motorists traveling in Westmoreland County after the Fourth of July weekend will encounter a road closure in West Newton and Route 22 lane restrictions in Salem. PennDOT has announced drivers will be detoured around a section of West Newton’s East Main Street (Route 136) beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday.