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Greensburg Doctor Sentenced to Nearly Five Years in Prison for Accepting Kickbacks in Exchange for Prescribing Fentanyl

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Westmoreland County, PA, was sentenced in federal court following his convictions for conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Statute, health care fraud, and conspiracy to distribute Schedule IV controlled substances, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today. United States District Judge William S. Stickman sentenced...
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14 People Die From COVID-19 At Butler Memorial Hospital Since Friday

BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) – Fourteen people have died from COVID-19 at Butler Memorial Hospital since Friday. As of Tuesday morning, Butler Health System Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Rottinghaus says 14 people have died from COVID-19 or COVID complications since Friday. He said it’s an alarming number of deaths in just a matter of days. William Buchanan, 76, from Slippery Rock died from COVID on Sunday. His son Matthew says his dad spent about 14 days at Butler Memorial Hospital. He says his dad was a relatively healthy man who was active in the community. “In all the times we failed, he was...
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6-Year-Old Boy From Butler County In Fight For His Life Searches For Bone Marrow Match

ZELIENOPLE, Pa. (KDKA) — A 6-year-old boy from Zelienople is in the fight of his life while his parents are in a race against time to find him a bone marrow match. Jax Ramirez’s condition is considered extremely rare and events to help find a bone marrow match for him are spreading across the region. “Jax was admitted to the PICU and he began fighting for his life,” Missy Ramirez, Jax’s mother, told KDKA. (Photo Credit: KDKA) Jax Ramirez is a bubbly, happy boy despite living in a bubble since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2017 and recently IPEX, an extremely rare...
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COVID-19 surge impacts Butler County patient, family, hospital

BUTLER, Pa. — Hospitals in western Pennsylvania are facing an increasing impact from the number of COVID-19 patients requiring care. Pittsburgh's Action News 4 spoke with Heather Thompson of Butler County. Her mother is a COVID-19 patient hospitalized at Butler Memorial Hospital. Jacqueline Thompson, who is in intensive care, will...

Mt. Oliver Nightclub Shut Down

By: KDKA-TV News Staff MT. OLIVER, Pa. (KDKA) – The Allegheny County Health Department shut down a nightclub in Mt. Oliver. The Green Room on Arlington Avenue was ordered to close Monday. The Health Department said The Green Room was operating as a nightclub without a valid health permit. The business’ Facebook page described itself as a multi-use space for EDM shows, private parties and comedy shows. When the closure order is removed, the Health Department’s website will be updated.

Jeffrey Manning retires from Allegheny County Common Pleas Court

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey A. Manning, who served on the bench for more than 30 years, has retired. Appointed in 1988, Manning, who previously worked as a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office and the U.S. Attorney’s office in Pittsburgh, was elected to his first 10-year term in 1989.

The Omicron variant has been detected in Pennsylvania. Here’s what you need to know.

HARRISBURG — Philadelphia health officials on Dec. 3 said a city resident had tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the first confirmed case in Pennsylvania. The development was expected and is not a cause for concern, according to officials, but rather a reason to consider taking extra precautions and to get vaccinated or a booster shot.

Mayor-elect Gainey puts controversial transit project on hold as multi-modal vision of Hazelwood Green becomes more uncertain

When development plans for Hazelwood Green, originally called Almono, were proposed, the vision for the large project at the former industrial site in Hazelwood was clear: a “Complete Streets” office park and multi-use housing development designed for high-quality use by pedestrians, cyclists, public transit users, and drivers. After the infrastructure for the development was complete, the 178-acre Hazelwood Green had a lot of that, including high-quality bike infrastructure, streets designed for slow driving, safe pedestrian crossings, and wide sidewalks, and a rerouted bus route to serve the area. There were even somewhat controversial plans for automated shuttles to carry passengers between the development and Oakland.

Freeport Councilwoman Mary Bowlin resigns, citing clashes with mayor

Freeport Councilwoman Mary Bowlin has resigned. Her former colleagues were expected to accept her resignation at Monday night’s council meeting but the meeting was canceled due to a lack of a quorum. One council member was in quarantine because of covid. One was on vacation, and another was working. The...

Veterans In Pittsburgh Area And At Pearl Harbor Remember The First Casualty Of WWII, A Man From Beaver County

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Wednesday is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which brought the United States into World War II. For one local family, that date brought special grief and sorrow. “December 7th, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy,” President Franklin D. Roosevelt told Congress after the attack. Eighty years ago here in Pittsburgh, it was unusually warm, says historian and Veterans Breakfast Club founder Todd DePastino. “It was somewhat sunny. If you were young, a teenager or in your early 20s, you were outside, out and about. A lot of boys were...

Sewickley Light Up Night kicks off holiday season

Sewickley’s Light Up Night returned on Dec. 3 following a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic. Judging by the number of folks who came out, the tradition was certainly missed last year. Sewickley Police estimated that between 7,500 and 8,000 people attended, according to Sewickley councilmember and committee chair Julie Barnes.