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New Kensington man accused of dealing crystal meth, having illegal guns after home raided

Lower Burrell police accused a man of dealing crystal meth and having illegal guns after police raided a home in New Kensington. Daniel Allen Laws, 54, of the 1100 block of Constitution Boulevard was charged with two counts of illegal possession of a firearm and a count of possession of drugs with the intent to deliver, which are felonies, along with two other drug counts.
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Pittsburgh man arrested after texting with FBI agent posing as 14-year-old girl

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh man was arrested for allegedly making arrangements to meet a 14-year-old girl in what was actually an FBI sting. Pittsburgh police arrested Ackenio Taylor, 32, for exchanging sexual text messages with an FBI agent posing as a 14-year-old. He allegedly made plans to meet at a gas station on East Carson Street, where he was taken into custody.

Findlay Twp. man charged with killing several deer without proper permits

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A man from Findlay Township is accused of killing numerous deer over past two years without the proper permits.25-year-old Matthew Noble, of Findlay Township is facing four counts of unlawful taking or killing big game. According to court paperwork filed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Noble is accused of shooting at a buck and not recovering its body as well as killing other deer without the proper permits.Game wardens say they were notified that Noble had posted a photo on Facebook with a buck in November 2022 and another photo with two dead does from 2021.After searching records,...

Fifth person charged in North Side shooting that left one dead, three injured

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A fifth person has been charged with homicide in connection with a deadly shooting in Pittsburgh's North Side over the summer. 20-year-old Rayvon Poellnitz is facing one count of criminal homicide, in addition to aggravated assault, conspiracy, and firearms charges.  Poellnitz is being held in the Allegheny County Jail on other firearms charges from earlier this year.Officers were called to Brighton Place on the night of Aug. 7 after receiving multiple Shotspotter alerts for several rounds fired.When first responders arrived at the scene, they found multiple victims who had been shot.40-year-old Stephone Drayton was...

Why Lone Toilets Sit In the Middle of Pittsburgh Basements

In Pittsburgh, there are some homes that have two bedrooms, two baths, and an additional toilet in the basement. There is no sink to accompany this toilet, and no shower. It is simply a commode in the middle of the basement. These toilets were installed on purpose, but the reason for them is still contested today.

Pittsburgh packed with stars for Steel City Con

A slew of celebrities will be in town this weekend for one of pop culture’s greatest gatherings: Steel City Con. Some of the big names scheduled to appear include Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Charlie Hunnam, Vicki Lawrence, Christie Brinkley, Gaten Matarazzo, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, Sean Astin and Paula Abdul.

Pittsburgh police charge fifth person in fatal August shooting

PITTSBURGH — A fifth person has been charged for a fatal August shooting in Pittsburgh’s California-Kirkbride neighborhood. Rayvon Poellnitz, 20, is charged with criminal homicide in the death of Stephone Drayton, who was shot Aug. 7 in the 1700 block of Brighton Place. Drayton was shot in the chest. He was taken to a hospital where he later died. Two other men men were shot and survived.

Duquesne Police Chief Thomas Dunlevy fired by city

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Duquesne Police Chief Thomas Dunlevy has been fired.The move comes almost a year after he was first arrested and accused of witness tampering.In December 2021, Dunlevy was accused of interfering in a sexual assault case against a friend and allegedly tried to intimidate the teenage victim's father.He was initially charged with a felony, which was later dropped, but faced other misdemeanor charges.The mayor put Dunlevy on leave while the case was investigated. On Tuesday, the city officially fired him.In a statement, Duquesne Solicitor Myron Sainovich says Dunlevy was fired based on, "his inability to perform duties of the position," "inappropriate interaction with witnesses" and "conduct unbecoming a police officer."Dunlevy, who had been chief since 2018, declined to comment on Thursday.