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Marquis Campbell: Teen Shooting Victim With ‘Contagious’ Smile Likely Was Targeted, Police Say

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As Pittsburgh Police continue the search for two people who are accused of killing 15-year-old Marquis Campbell, some of those closest to him are remembering him. Campbell was shot twice in the chest by two masked suspects who remain at large. The shooting happened just outside Oliver Citywide Academy right around dismissal time Wednesday afternoon. He was taken to Allegheny General Hospital, where he died a short time later. The Oliver Citywide Academy principal calls it a devastating loss for the community. “He was a kid that all of the staff really loved and cared deeply about him. He’s going...
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Superload Continues Journey Through Venango and Mercer Counties

PennDOT is advising motorists that starting late Thursday, a superload being transported from West Milton, New York to Wampum, Pennsylvania is expected to travel through portions of Venango and Mercer counties. The transport will continue its journey after 10:00 pm on Route 322 near the border of Clarion and Venango...

Which Pittsburgh Restaurants Allow You to Eat Outside, Even in the Winter?

Before you head out: Check ahead, particularly during inclement weather. Restaurants leave it up to their own discretion on when they will close outdoor patios. The outdoor bar at 1700 Penn Avenue is still open with fire pits when the weather is permitting, but guests are encouraged to call and ask before arriving to make sure that they’re available.

Mysterious Disappearance Of 70-Year-Old Janet Walsh From Shaler Remains Unsolved 2 Years Later

By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are renewing their call to the public for help finding a missing Shaler Township woman who disappeared two years ago. Janet Walsh, 70, was reported missing by her daughter on Jan. 20, 2020. Two years later, there is still no trace, police said. (Photo Credit: (Photo Credit: Shaler Police) Walsh’s daughter was supposed to meet her mother for dinner on the day she went missing. When her daughter arrived at Walsh’s home, her mother was not there. Walsh’s car was gone too, but her cell phone was still there, police said. After getting in touch with several of...

Food Bank cancels distribution event in Wilkinsburg

The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has canceled a Saturday drive-up food distribution event in Wilkinsburg. Predicted frigid temperatures expected this weekend forced the organization to cancel the event. People in need of food can contact the food bank through their website or at 412-460-3663 at extension 655.

In final year, Wolf touts multi-billion surplus; but projections depict gloomy fiscal future

This sign of economic strength, Wolf said, was a direct result of his “progressive” policy agenda, which has resulted in $2.8 billion more in education spending, lower prison populations, and more government funding for economic development and health care. The post In final year, Wolf touts multi-billion surplus; but projections depict gloomy fiscal future appeared first on Pennsylvania Capital-Star.

Sports talk radio mainstay Jim Colony retiring from 93.7 The Fan

Not since legendary meteorologist Bob Kudzma left the KDKA-TV airwaves two decades ago has a New England native left such an impression on the Pittsburgh media landscape. Jim Colony, who brought a vast knowledge of sports, a self-deprecating sense of humor and a bit of a New England twang to Pittsburgh radio 30 years ago — the last 12 of which on 93.7 The Fan — is retiring as a full-time host/reporter for the all sports station.

Pittsburgh officials say 50 trucks still cleaning snow and ice

After a winter storm brought several inches of snow to Western Pennsylvania Sunday, Pittsburgh crews were still clearing roads and combating icy road conditions as of Thursday. City officials said Monday that they had hoped to have all city roads cleared by Tuesday’s morning commute. Though many major roads seemed...

Vibrant Pittsburgh encouraged by business improvements in diversity, equity and inclusion

In 2018, when Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Conference on Community Development reached out to businesses for the inaugural Vibrant Index Summary Report, the goal was to get a baseline assessment of diversity, equity and inclusion practices in the region and provide recommendations for improvements. For a first-year effort, an...

Bitter cold air on the way; single-digit temperatures in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Cold with clouds and some sun Thursday afternoon. Partly cloudy and cold tonight with single-digit temperatures. Watch the forecast in the video player above. Cold air sticks around for the weekend with single-digit temperatures Saturday morning and daytime highs only in the teens. Overnight temperatures will rebound...

Penn State’s James Franklin and Terry Smith Recruiting Their Way Across Western Pennsylvania

Penn State has a long and successful history of recruiting in Western Pennsylvania. Over the last few years, James Franklin and Terry Smith have come across the state to successfully sign talent such as Clairton’s Lamont Wade, Central Catholic’s CJ Thorpe, Penn Hills’ Daequan Hardy, North Allegheny’s Joey Porter, Gateway’s Jaquan Brisker, Aliquippa’s Zuriah Fisher and North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins.