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Mother of teen fatally shot in Uptown mourns her son: 'I held his hand the whole time'

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A teenage football player had his whole future ahead of him until he became a victim of gun violence.Alex Kowalyk's mother Vanessa is speaking out and calling for change. She describes her son as a good kid. She said Alex didn't do drugs and adored his younger sister. She said they had just moved from McKeesport to Shadyside for a better life the very day he was killed. He was on life support for 13 hours before he passed away. "I held his hand the whole time and I didn't leave him for a minute," she said. "I was there...
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2 mechanics accused of damaging brake pads during inspection

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) — State police announced that two mechanics at a Monroeville car dealership are accused of damaging someone's brake pads during a vehicle inspection.State police said something didn't feel right for one car owner when they were told their car didn't pass inspection due to a brake pad separation at #1 Cochran Hyundai in Monroeville back in June."Our victim felt a little bit off about that because they knew their car pretty decently. So, they got a second opinion done on their vehicle. At that point, the second mechanic said your car is all good, should pass, not...
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Local defense attorney explains what pleading the Fifth means

GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) - Former President Donald Trump said he refused to answer questions from investigators with the New York Attorney General's office on Wednesday, citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination related to the years-long civil fraud probe into his businesses.Noted local defense attorney Tim Dawson said a common misconception about the Fifth Amendment is that it's a way to cover yourself if you're guilty. But the founding fathers put it into the Constitution to protect Americans from the government potentially twisting a person's words against them in civil and criminal proceedings.   Former President Donald Trump walked out of...
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An Unknown Steelers WR Is Dominating In Training Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers took a gamble on wide receiver George Pickens. The former Georgia standout missed most of his junior season due to an ACL injury. He came back to play in their final four games and caught a touchdown pass against Alabama during the National Championship Game. That catch...
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Roads to close as more 100-ton beams arrive for new Fern Hollow Bridge

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Several roads will close over the next few days while the last 100-ton beams for the new Fern Hollow Bridge arrive in Pittsburgh. PennDOT said the superload will leave Roaring Spring Thursday at 7 a.m. and take multiple state routes through Blair, Cambria, Indiana and Westmoreland counties before reaching the bridge's eastern side on South Braddock Avenue around 10 a.m. PennDOT said two beams a day will continue to be delivered Friday and Monday, with one last beam coming Tuesday.South Braddock Avenue between the I-376 interchange and Forbes Avenue will close, as well as intersecting sidestreets along the way. PennDOT will also close the ramps from West Swissvale Avenue and northbound South Braddock Avenue to the inbound Parkway East and the ramp from southbound Braddock Avenue to the inbound Parkway East. Police from multiple communities will help escort the beams, which are about 150 feet long, 8 feet high and four feet wide. Fourteen beams have already been delivered to the other side of the bridge. Assuming everything goes smoothly while dealing with supply chain issues, officials have said the goal is to get the bridge reopened by the end of the year, about 11 months after it collapsed. 
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The company that organized Diontae Johnson's youth football camp — "FlexWork Sports Youth Camp presented by Diontae Johnson" — is suing the Steelers wide receiver for not showing up to the May 22 event. FlexWork Sports Management LLC claims Johnson's failure to appear cost the company “significant damages,...
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Attorney: Dad of 3-month-old left in hot car in Upper St. Clair to be charged

UPPER ST. CLAIR, Pa. (KDKA) — The father of a 3-month-old child who was left in a hot car is now facing charges.A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Khang Nguyen in connection with the death of his son, Kayden Nguyen, in Upper St. Clair in June. The warrant and the charges have not been made public, but KDKA-TV has confirmed the warrant.On a hot day in June, police and paramedics found the lifeless body of Kayden Nguyen in a child seat in the back of his father's minivan. His father told police that he had gone to work...
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SWAT situation ends in Pittsburgh’s Middle Hill neighborhood

PITTSBURGH — SWAT teams and emergency crews responded to Pittsburgh’s Hill District Wednesday afternoon. Emergency officials were called to the city's Middle Hill neighborhood in the area of Chauncey Drive and Bedford Avenue. Crews responded to the scene around 3:15 p.m. on the report of a male barricaded...
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Pittsburgh Labor Day parade returns

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, Pittsburgh's Labor Day parade is coming back. "We're excited to announce that organized labor will be BACK on the streets of Pittsburgh for the 2022 Labor Day Parade!" the Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council said on Twitter. The parade is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 5. Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade usually draws about 200,000 people every year and is one of the biggest in the country. It was canceled in both 2020 and 2021. The Labor Day Weekend of Service will also continue, kicking off with a blood drive on Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
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Pittsburgh man sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking

A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison after being convicted of federal drug crimes, authorities announced Wednesday. Lamont Goodwine, Jr., 34, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to deliver at least 100 grams of heroin. U.S. District Judge William...
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Scottdale man found in North Huntingdon motel after removing ankle bracelet

A Scottdale man who was free on bail on drug and gun charges is accused of cutting off his electronic monitoring bracelet and hiding out in a North Huntingdon motel, according to court papers. Westmoreland County sheriff’s deputies tracked Donald M. Young, 46, over several days before apprehending him Friday....
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Kiski Valley youth football coach credited with saving baby's life

VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (KDKA) - A youth football coach is being called a hero. Kiski Valley youth football coach Kristian Clayton is credited with saving a baby's life.  Youth football camp is underway at Kennedy Park in Vandergrift. Monday afternoon, Clayton's team had just taken a break when he heard a mother's cry for help.  "We heard somebody saying 'help me,'" Clayton told KDKA. He and his coaches looked around and realized it was coming from a home on Jackson Avenue. Coach Clayton ran over to see a mother and infant he knows, blood coming from the baby's mouth.  "He wasn't breathing....
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