Kittanning, PA

Kittanning State Trooper Cited Over Allegations Of Unwarranted Use Of Force

By: KDKA-TV News Staff KITTANNING, Pa. (KDKA) – An Armstrong County state trooper has been cited over allegations of unwarranted use of force. The state police say trooper Nickolas Elliott was issued a citation Thursday for a summary offense of harassment. (Photo: Pennsylvania State Police) The charge stems from an allegation of unwarranted use of force. “PSP does not tolerate such action in any situation and takes these allegations seriously,” state police said in a news release. Elliott enlisted in Oct. 2016 and is assigned to the patrol section of Troop D, Kittanning. He’s been suspended without pay pending the resolution of the criminal charge against him.
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Shawville woman jailed for allegedly stealing car from Pittsburgh

BROOKVILLE — A Shawville woman has been jailed on charges after allegedly stealing a car and driving it to the area from Pittsburgh. Clarion-based state police filed charges against Jessica Pearl Hudson, 21, of Shawville, including receiving stolen property –third degree felony, possession of a controlled substance, and use/possession of drug paraphernalia –both misdemeanors.
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Indiana Gazette

IRMC seeks aid from Guard

At Wednesday’s Indiana County Commissioners’ meeting, county Emergency Management Agency Director Thomas Stutzman said he and Indiana Regional Medical Center are requesting the deployment of Pennsylvania National Guard units at IRMC’s emergency rooms in White Township and its IRMC at Chestnut Ridge center in Burrell Township. It’s not for tanks...

No Local Butler Transit Authority Service Due To Driver Illnesses

The local Butler Transit routes will not be operating at all today. The authority announced yesterday that they were ending local routes because of driver illnesses. The downtown terminal will also be closed for the time being. It’s unclear when the transit authority will begin service again. The authority also...

Local COVID Update Includes Three More Deaths

The number of local residents requiring hospitalization for serious COVID-19 symptoms is holding steady however more local deaths have been reported to the state. According to the Butler Health System, as of Thursday morning 44 patients were hospitalized at Butler Memorial Hospital with nine of those in the ICU. This...

Shots fired at Ross Park Mall cause concern for shoppers months later, lead to changes for police

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Some people are still hesitant to return to a popular North Hills Mall after a fight led to reported gunshots near the food court four months ago. Some shoppers barricaded themselves in backrooms, while others flooded out of the mall, running in all directions and creating chaos on McKnight Road in Ross Township during a busy Saturday in May.

Heavy first rains of fall hit Armstrong County

On Wednesday — when summer officially turned to fall — heavy rains hit Kittanning Borough, as a pickup truck swashes through waters of 6-plus inches in depth on South Grant Street in the vicinity of the borough’s municipal building. The first day of fall in 2021 arrived at 3:21 p.m. yesterday, with the autumnal equinox.

Mouse Found In Reservoir Prompts Boil Water Advisory In Penn Hills

By: KDKA-TV News Staff PENN HILLS, Pa. (KDKA) – Some Penn Hills residents are under a Boil Water Advisory after a mouse was found in the Oakmont Water Authority’s distribution system. The authority is flushing the affected system after the mouse was found in a covered reservoir at a tank site. Chlorine and bacteria samples will be taken once that’s done to make sure the water is safe to drink again. The authority says it expects the problem to be fixed by Sept. 30. For a list of affected streets and what you should do if you’re under the advisory, click here.

North Hills Vs. Woodland Hills Football Game Canceled Due To COVID-19, WPIAL To Decide Forfeit Or No Contest Status

By: KDKA-TV News Staff ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — The North Hills School District varsity football team will not be playing against Woodland Hills School District on Friday due to COVID-19 protocols. On Tuesday, Woodland Hills High School said the game was postponed because of COVID-19 protocols in the Wolverines football program. The JV game at Martorelli Stadium originally planned for Saturday has also been canceled. The decision comes after consultation with WPIAL, according to the district. WPIAL will decide whether the canceled game counts as a forfeit or a no contest.

Murrysville home destroyed by fire

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — Flames burned through the roof of a house in Murrysville, Westmoreland County, on Thursday morning. Watch the report from the fire scene in Murrysville: Click the video player above. The fire on Sinan Drive was reported shortly after 9 a.m. A person who was driving in the...