Pittsburgh, PA Crime & Safety

Man Facing Charges After Beaver County SWAT Situation; More Than 30 Guns Seized

By: KDKA-TV News Staff CONWAY, Pa. (KDKA) – A man is in custody following a SWAT situation in Beaver County. SWAT and law enforcement converged on 13th Street in Conway on Tuesday morning after people passing by spotted David Michael Dofner on his front lawn with two pistols in his waistband. (Photo: KDKA Photojournalist Steve Willing) Police say he waved those guns at drivers before going back inside his home, at which time police obtained arrest and search warrants. Police tried to make contact with the man through their PA system, but he refused to come out. A neighbor contacted Dofner over the phone, and police...
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At Least 1 Dead After 2-Vehicle Crash In Westmoreland County

WESTMORELAND COUNTY (KDKA) — At least one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Westmoreland County. Officials say the crash happened Tuesday at 7:52 p.m. on Water Street in East Huntingdon Township. The road is currently closed in both directions. Police are investigating. Stay with KDKA for more on...
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Police: Allegheny County man assaulted girlfriend with sickle, tied her up and hid her under tarp

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An Elizabeth man is behind bars after police say he assaulted his girlfriend with a grass cutting sickle, tied her up, and hid her under a tarp. Elizabeth Township Police responded to a call about a woman under a tarp yelling for help on Atlantic Avenue on August 29. After the officers were on their way, they received more information that a man walked out of the woods and started untying the woman that was under the tarp, according to court documents.
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Man Stabbed In Downtown Butler

One man is in police custody this morning after he allegedly stabbed someone yesterday in downtown Butler. The identity of the man has not been released by police, but the incident happened just before 2 p.m. in the 300 block of Main Street in Butler. Witnesses say the man stabbed...

Man arrested after stabbing another man in Butler

BUTLER, Pa. — An off-duty probation officer stopped a stabbing attack that occurred in broad daylight on Monday in Butler. The incident occurred in the 300 block of South Main Street, Butler, shortly before 2 p.m. Police said several 911 calls were made for a man who was stabbed, and...

Manhunt Intensifies In Search For Brian Laundrie, Fiancee Of Missing 22-Year-Old Gabby Petito

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A major manhunt is intensifying and deepening by the day as law enforcement officials work to track down Brian Laundrie, the fiancee of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito. Overnight, the Laundrie family’s attorney canceled a press conference that was set to be held today. Reports say the cancellation came at the request of the FBI, who asked the family not go ahead with the update. Brian Laundrie is the fiancee, and a person of interest in the case of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito. (Photo Credit: KDKA) The FBI moved in on Monday, obtaining a search warrant of the North Port, FL home of...

Pa. pharmacy chain owner admits illegally selling oxycodone, hydrocodone in federal case

The owner of Prescription Center Plus pharmacies in western Pa. has admitted cooking his pharmacies’ records to cover up his illegal selling of potent prescription painkillers, oxycodone, hydrocodone. As the Observer-Reporter newspaper reports, the pharmacist, Timothy W. Forester, 46, of Venetia, Washington County, Pa., pleaded guilty to federal charges he...

Police Identify Stabbing Suspect; Victim Treated And Released

City Police are providing more information about Monday’s stabbing in downtown Butler. It happened around 1:50 p.m. in the 300 block of South Main Street. City police responded after receiving several calls that a man had stabbed another person. When they arrived on the scene, police found 40-year-old Ryan Troup...

18-Year-Old From Pittsburgh Indicted For Torture And Murder In New York

By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An 18-year-old from Pittsburgh has been indicted for torture and murder in New York. (Photo Credit: KDKA) Malik Weems and two other men are facing first-degree murder and kidnapping charges for the death of Juan Jose Gotay. They are accused of kidnapping Gotay in January, shooting him in the shoulder and legs, torturing him, and then leaving him to die in a remote area of Pennsylvania near the New York border. Weems has also been indicted for allegedly abducting another man in April.

Pittsburgh bar faces suit after intoxicated patron dies in vehicle crash

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh bar is facing a wrongful death claim after one of its patrons left intoxicated, flipped his vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. Susan M. Stevens, individually and as administrator of the Estate of Ronald A. Stevens, filed a complaint Sept. 10 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against Candygirl ENT LLC doing business as Hop's Place alleging negligence and wrongful death.

Family escapes burning home in North Apollo

NORTH APOLLO, Pa. — A family escaped their burning home late Monday night in North Apollo. Eight fire companies responded to the fire, which broke out just before 11 p.m. on Wysocki Avenue, officials said. It took firefighters about two hours to put it out. We’re showing you what we...