Lower Burrell, PA

Man Sentenced To Life In Prison After Being Convicted Of First-Degree Murder In South Side Bar Shooting

By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man who was recently convicted of first-degree murder in connection with a deadly shooting on the South Side will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Earlier this year, Kolbrin Holyfield was convicted of first degree murder for the shooting death of Dahrique Smith at the Rowdy Buck bar on East Carson Street in May 2017. (Photo Credit: Bryce Lutz/KDKA) After the shooting, the Rowdy Bar reopened as Trixie’s Bar and Game Room. On Tuesday, Judge Beth Lazzara sentenced Holyfield to life in prison without the chance for parole.
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Pittsburgh Man Charged with Drug and Firearms Offenses

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been charged by superseding indictment before a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal firearms and narcotic laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today. The four-count Superseding Indictment named Guy Wallar, Jr., age 24, as...
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Pitt senior running back A.J. Davis plans to transfer

Senior running back A.J. Davis, who was celebrated as a coveted four-star recruit when he signed with Pitt in 2017, has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Davis appeared in only three of the Pitt’s seven games this season, recording two carries for 21 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown run against UMass in his only start of the season.

Former Pittsbugh woman accused of dismembering husbands body, collecting benefits

A 69-year-old Las Vegas woman, formerly from Pittsburgh, is accused of defrauding the Social Security Administration of over $120,000 after she allegedly dismembered her dead husband’s body and threw his remains in the trash. A criminal complaint alleges Nancy Shedleski continued to deposit her husband’s retirement benefits after his death in 2015. The complaint says […]

Man charged with kidnapping, assaulting New Kensington girls

A Saltsburg man was charged by New Kensington police Monday with kidnapping two girls, ages 6 and 9, early last month and sexually assaulting the older girl. Eddie Leroy Lambert Jr., 58, is being held in the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh after bond was denied at his arraignment Tuesday before District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.

McDonald’s Workers Across Country To Walk Off Job On Tuesday After Sexual Assault Of 14-Year-Old Girl At Bethel Park Store

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (KDKA) — McDonald’s and its franchisees had already been under fire across the country for hundreds of sexual harassment allegations, but the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in a Bethel Park store has galvanized a movement in places like Chicago, St. Louis and Tampa, Florida. “Nationwide, it has just caused a flurry of outrage. This is a prime motivation for the strikes that are going to go next day or so in 10 cities,” said Alan Perer, the family’s attorney. The sickening details emerged in a civil suit filed by the girl’s parents after she was lured into...

North Strabane votes to join potential bridge toll suit

The North Strabane Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to join a proposed lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The suit, which has not yet been brought against PennDOT, is led by South Fayette Township, in opposition to tolling the Interstate 79 bridge at Bridgeville. Opponents believe the move will increase traffic on nearby roadways and make commuting pricier for those who use the interstate to commute to work.

Latrobe Police Searching For Missing Man Daniel Jacobs

By: KDKA-TV News Staff LATROBE, Pa. (KDKA) – Latrobe Police are asking for help finding a missing man who hasn’t been seen in nearly two weeks. Police say 69-year-old Daniel Jacobs was last seen walking in the City of Latrobe on Oct. 14. According to police, he frequents the nature trail and walking path on Lincoln Avenue. Anyone who sees him is asked to contact police.

Report: Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge In Mac Miller’s Overdose Death

PITTSBURGH (AP/KDKA) – The man accused of selling the pills Pittsburgh native and rapper Mac Miller possessed before he died of an overdose has pleaded guilty, according to TMZ. TMZ reports court documents show Stephen Walter entered a guilty plea on one count of distribution of fentanly. The other drug-related...

The Top 50 employers in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Who are Pennsylvania's largest employers? Several of them are in the Pittsburgh region. Below is a list of the top 50, based on the most recent data available from the state Department of Labor and Industry. (First quarter, 2021.) NOTE: Employers must be covered under the state...

PennDOT policy change adds cost to Lower Burrell VFW's Veterans Day parade

After decades of holding the annual Veterans Day parade in Lower Burrell, the local VFW doesn’t understand why they now have to pay $450 in insurance to stage this year’s parade. “For what we have done for this country, the sacrifice and soldiers risking their lives, and now with a...

Police: Suspect Caught On Camera Entering Unlocked Vehicle In Bethel Park

By: KDKA-TV News Staff BETHEL PARK (KDKA) — Police in Bethel Park are asking residents to check their cameras for any suspicious activity after a suspect was caught on camera entering an unlocked car. In a social media post, Bethel Park Police provided video of a suspect entering an unlocked vehicle near the intersection of Broughton Road and Baptist Road in the overnight hours leading into Tuesday morning. Police say a second suspect was seen across the street from the vehicle. On 10/26/21 between Midnight and 1AM , a suspect entered unlocked vehicles near the intersection of Broughton & Baptist Rds. A second suspect was seen across the street. Anyone in this area please check your cameras and report any suspicious activity to — Bethel Park Police Department (@bethelparkpd) October 26, 2021 Anyone who lives in the area is being asked to check any cameras they may have and report suspicious information to police.

Dump Truck Driver Killed On Route 51 After Colliding With Train

By: KDKA-TV’s Briana Smith and Shelley Bortz JEFFERSON HILLS, Pa. (KDKA) – A dump truck crashed into a moving train, killing the driver and shutting down Route 51 for hours. According to police, just before 11 p.m. Monday, a dump truck collided with a train carrying petroleum gas. The crash closed Route 51 from Jefferson Boulevard to Ridge Road for more than 12 hours. “Once everything is finally removed, PennDOT has to inspect the roadway to make sure it is free of debris, and then we can reopen it. It was a long process,” said Jefferson Hills Police Chief Ron Dziezgowski. HAZMAT was...