Pittsburgh, PA Crime & Safety

Man accused of brutally killing mother in South Fayette receives plea deal

SOUTH FAYETTE, Pa. (KDKA) — The family of a South Fayette woman brutally murdered by her son is asking an Allegheny County judge to rescind a plea bargain that would eventually set him free.David Sumney is pleading guilty to third-degree murder, but family members want him tried on first-degree murder charges in the death of his mother, Margaret Sumney.It's a murder horrific beyond description. Not only did David Sumney bludgeon his mom to death, but he took 277 cellphone pictures of himself doing it, including selfies of himself with a blood-smeared face and one with a thumbs up.Three years later,...
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Driver threatened with gun in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Pittsburgh police are investigating after a driver told police he was shot at Tuesday morning.  Officers were called to Beechwood Boulevard and Forward Avenue for a report of someone threatened with a gun around 8 a.m.Police said a delivery or vendor driver said another driver in a different vehicle pointed a gun at him and discharged the weapon. There was no damage to the vehicle and no one was injured, police said. The investigation is ongoing. 
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Jeannette fatal stabbing began as argument over rent money, police said

JEANNETTE, Pa. (KDKA) — Police in Westmoreland County are investigating after a violent fight and stabbing left a man dead in Jeannette on Monday night.Officers were called to 6th Street around 9:45 p.m. for reports of an assault.The victim, identified by police as William Osselburn, was bleeding from multiple wounds, police said. He was rushed to AHN Forbes Trauma Center but died from his injuries. At the scene, Westmoreland County detectives talked to witnesses who said Osselburn was sitting on the front porch of a home with four other people having drinks. Osselburn and another person in the group got...

Man shot, killed in Pittsburgh's St. Clair neighborhood

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Police are searching for a suspect following a deadly shooting in Pittsburgh's St. Clair neighborhood.Police say officers were called out to the 500 block of Kohne Street after receiving a call that reported hearing multiple shots fired in the area.When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man in the street who had been shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Police say no one has been taken into custody and that the investigation is ongoing. 

Man shot dead in Pittsburgh's Arlington neighborhood

A man was fatally shot multiple times Tuesday night in Pittsburgh’s Arlington neighborhood, police said. The victim, who was shot around 8:15 p.m., was found on the road in the 500 block of Kohne Street, after a caller reporter multiple rounds fired in the area, police said. He was...

Charges changed for two arrested in connection with McKeesport robbery

CRANBERRY TWP — Charges were changed at a preliminary hearing for a Pittsburgh man and a township woman who were arrested in April in connection with a vehicle that police allege was used in an armed robbery in McKeesport. District Judge Kevin Flaherty on Friday declined to dismiss a...

Jeannette police accused of excessive force in 2021 arrest

A New Alexandria man claims he was assaulted by Jeannette police officers last year when he arrived at the scene of a vehicle crash involving his mother. David Vucish, 50, appeared in court on Tuesday to challenge charges of resisting arrest and other offenses filed in connection with the May 11, 2021 crash.

Fire guts two vacant homes in East Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Two vacant homes in East Pittsburgh were heavily damaged by fire on Tuesday.The fire broke out along Main Street near the intersection of Center Street.The fire started in one home and quickly spread to a neighboring house.No one lived in either building and no one was injured.Both properties were heavily damaged, but firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading even more.The fire marshal was called to the scene and the cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Police working to figure out how gun got into Kennywood

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (KDKA) - The shooting inside Kennywood over the weekend continues to bring up safety concerns inside the park.  Allegheny County police have not yet given an answer as to how the gun got inside but said they are looking at all possibilities. They are also still unsure if the gun found in the park was used in the shooting. They are waiting on test results to come back.  Saturday was supposed to be a fun-filled night. Don Orkoskey and his wife were on their way out and saw a teen run into another teen. That's when he...

Relative of Kennywood gunshot victim shares details of event

MCKEESPORT, Pa. — The relative of a man who was hit by gunfire Saturday at Kennywood Park in West Mifflin shared their story Tuesday. Brandon Ward is one of the people who was hit by gunfire Saturday at Kennywood Park, and his mother-in-law Jill Simonetta said a fight between two groups of teenagers broke out next to Ward, his wife Lorrie Metrovich, who is Simonetta's daughter, and the couple's 10-year old daughter.

Man shot in Turtle Creek

A man was hospitalized after being shot in the leg Tuesday night in Turtle Creek, Allegheny County Police said. The victim, who was not identified, was reported shot around 9:05 p.m. in the 300 block of Clugston Avenue, police said. The man was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive, police said.