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Code Orange air quality alert issued for Saturday

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Code Orange air quality alert has been issued this weekend because of unhealthy levels of pollution for sensitive groups of people.The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection declared a Code Air Quality Action Day for Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland and Mercer counties on Saturday. "A strong area of high pressure, plenty of sunshine, and high temperatures near 90 degrees will likely contribute to 8-hour average concentrations of ozone in the Code Orange range on Saturday," the DEP said in a release Friday.On a Code Orange air quality day, the DEP recommends young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems limit outdoor activities. Residents and businesses are also strongly encouraged to help reduce ozone air pollution by driving less, limiting engine idling, refueling vehicles after dusk and conserving electricity by raising the thermostat and turning off lights that aren't in use. 
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Allegheny County Police investigating after Pittsburgh Police officer shot

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - An officer is in the hospital and so is a woman after a shooting in Mount Oliver. According to information provided by Pittsburgh Police, just before 5:30 a.m., officers were called to the 400 block of Brownsville Road for reports of a woman who had been shot. She was taken to the hospital and her condition is unknown at this time. Once they arrived, they found a man who fled on foot and then shot an officer in the vest. That officer was taken to the hospital. Police then arrested the suspect who had a gunshot in his shoulder, but it was unknown where he sustained that wound. He was identified as 21-year-old Julian Reese-Krasausky. Reese-Krasausky was in possession of a privately manufactured firearm. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition. An initial investigation has determined that no officers discharged their weapons. Allegheny County Police homicide detectives are investigating. Stay With For More Details
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Man sentenced to at least 22 years in fatal July 4th shooting in downtown Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man who says he unintentionally shot and killed his stepbrother on the Fourth of July will spend decades behind bars.A judge sentenced Camerin Caldwell to serve 22 to 44 years in state prison.The shooting happened three years ago after the fireworks in Katz Plaza in the Cultural District. Caldwell and his friends were fighting with another group when Caldwell fired several shots into the crowd. Then-16-year-old Keyari Wynn was shot in the head and another teen was shot six times. Wynn died two years later, and his death was ruled a homicide.Caldwell pleaded guilty in March to several charges, including third-degree murder.

Three women shot on the South Side

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Three women were shot in an overnight altercation on the South Side. According to information from Pittsburgh Public Safety, just after 3:30 a.m., police responded to a ShotSpotter alert for multiple shots fired on S. 12th Street between East Carson and Sarah streets. Not long after, a woman who had been shot in the leg arrived at the Zone 3 police station on E. Warrington Avenue and was treated until medics took her to the hospital. Two other women went to a local hospital, one was shot in the hand and required surgery, while another was shot in the leg. It's believed all three had been shot on S. 12th Street. Several people were taken to police headquarters for questioning. No arrests or charges have been announced. Stay With For More Details

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...

2 wounded, officer shot in Pittsburgh's South Side

Pittsburgh police took a male shooting suspect into custody after a woman was wounded and a city officer was shot Saturday morning in the city’s South Side. According to a Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman, the officer was struck in a protective vest and taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Beyond the spike: New antibody analysis predicts severe COVID-19 outcomes

Most research on immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 vaccine development has focused on antibody responses to the spike protein and other viral surface proteins. But antibodies that recognize the virus's internal proteins could also be important for immunity and disease outcomes, according to a new study led by University of Pittsburgh, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University researchers.

Roe v. Wade overturned: Abortion-rights supporters rally in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Supporters of abortion rights gathered in Pittsburgh after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.On Friday, the Supreme Court stripped away the nation's constitutional protections for abortion that had stood for nearly a half-century. The decision by the court's conservative majority overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.READ MORE: Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh leaders react to Supreme Court striking down Roe v. WadeAdvocates of abortion rights gathered outside the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh. Women's March - Pittsburgh organized Friday's event, which it called "Decision...

Police: Woman shot and killed outside Uniontown bar was innocent bystander

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (KDKA) — One person is dead after a shooting outside of a bar in Uniontown. Police tell KDKA-TV that gunfire rang out just before 11 p.m. on Thursday outside of McPatton's Pub along North Gallatin Avenue. Uniontown police confirmed that 34-year-old Samatha Harden was killed in the shooting. Police said she was standing next to a man who had been involved in an argument with another man inside the bar. Not long after, one of the men opened fire, and Harden was shot and killed."It appears she is an innocent victim, innocent bystander," Uniontown Police Lt. Tom Kolencik said.Harden's...

Hey Ray: Invisible Messages

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - I don't understand Snapchat. The kids love it, but I don't get it, so today we are going to try a reverse "snap chat." Let me explain.Snapchat's messages disappear after someone reads them, so we are going to do the opposite. An experiment that has the message appear before you read it.That might sound like a text message, but this will be a little more "old school". Especially since we are going to use paper to make an invisible message.To do this we will use that paper and some lemon juice. We will then brush our message...

Mayor Gainey and Council Meet with At-Risk Youth at PPG Paints Arena

Mayor Ed Gainey and City Council members met today with Pittsburgh youths to discuss reducing gun violence, in a summit hosted by the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena. Community Partnerships are one of the pillars of Mayor Gainey's Pittsburgh Plan for Peace, and summits like the one today are one such avenue for youth, community and faith leaders, and elected officials to come together and promote peace in the city.