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Family, friends come together for balloon release to honor 4-year-old Kaari Thompson

LINCOLN-LEMINGTON-BELMAR, Pa. (KDKA) - The community said enough is enough and there needs to be accountability after a 4-year-old girl was gunned down in the city's Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar neighborhood. Pittsburgh Police continue to look for the people involved.After a balloon release for Kaari Thompson, her family is asking for people to say what they know. They call the death of such a young life a tragedy. A beautiful young life taken way too soon."She always came up to you. She would tell you she misses you she loves you. Her and my daughter were best friends," Kaari's aunt Heather Thompson said. Four-year-old Kaari...
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'Our whole family is devastated': Remembering Kaari Thompson

PITTSBURGH — Family and friends of a young child killed in a recent shooting gathered Sunday for a vigil on the street where she was shot. "In four years she gave me more joy than most people can get in 40 years," Kirk Thompson said of his granddaughter, four-year-old Kaari Thompson, who was shot and killed Thursday night outside the Brooklyn Food Market.

Vehicle rolls onto its roof on I-279, 2 people hospitalized

NORTHVIEW HEIGHTS, Pa. — A vehicle ended up on its roof during an accident on I-279. Allegheny County dispatchers say emergency crews were sent to the I-279 Northbound near Hazlett Street in Northview Heights at around 6:57 p.m. Investigators say two people were taken to a hospital. A second...

13-year-old girl from Homewood missing

Pittsburgh police seek the public’s assistance in finding a missing 13-year-old girl. Nakira Taylor-Jones, from Homewood, was last seen at 5 p.m. on Saturday wearing a blue coat, ripped blue jeans, and white sneakers. She is 5 feet, 5 inches tall with brown eyes and box braids. Police say...

Domestic dispute in New Kensington leads to drug charge, 2 warrant arrests

A New Kensington man was arrested after officers responding to a call for a domestic incident said they found evidence of drug dealing in the home he shares with his mother. Aquay Omar Mitchell, 22, of the 1200 block of Taylor Avenue was charged with a felony count of possession of drugs with the intent to deliver along with making terroristic threats and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

New Owner of Penn Theater Reaches Agreement with Local Foundation

The new owner of the Penn Theater has reached an agreement with the organization that loaned money to purchase the property. The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation recently announced that developer and Butler native Bryan Frenchak agreed to a preservation easement on the 1937 facility. A preservation easement is a...

Victims identified after fatal crash in Scott Township

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Two people are dead after a head-on crash in Lackawanna County Saturday night. It happened along Heart Lake Road in Scott Township around 8 p.m. The coroner says Jason Miller of Carbondale and Anthony Maurizio of Pocono Lake died in the head-on crash. A passenger was also taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.

Pittsburgh Weather: Rain on the horizon through Friday

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - We'll stay clear and cold tonight under high pressure which will lead to nice sunshine Monday and a pleasant warmup in temperatures with highs near 50 across the region.FIRST ALERT: None.AWARE: Rain for several days starting Tuesday but warmer.Enjoy the sunshine because tomorrow will be the only completely dry day for the rest of the week until possibly Saturday. Showers arrive Monday after 8 p.m. and stick around off and on at times through Tuesday and again occasionally Wednesday. Highs each day will increase and we will be in the upper 50s by Wednesday afternoon. Late Wednesday into Thursday brings a steadier round of rain and temperatures start to cool down toward the end of the week. WEATHER LINKS:Current Conditions | School Closings & Delays | Submit Your Weather PhotosStay up to date with the KDKA Mobile App – which you can download here!

Proposal would send Pennsylvania families hundreds each month

counting moneyPhoto byPhoto by Alexander Grey (Creative Commons)onUnsplash. If you're feeling the financial pinch of inflation right now, you'll want to read on. There is a new proposal called the Family Security Act 2.0. Under this program American families would receive between $250-350 per month for each child. In this proposal, children ages five years old and under would receive $350 each month and the money would be sent to the parents. For parents with a child between the ages of six to seventeen years old, the parents would receive $250 each month. It's important to state that this bill is just in the proposal stage right now and it's not law at this time.

In brief: Christmas concert, Sealark's meeting and more in Pine, Richland

The Bob Williams Rotary Memorial Scholarship Program has scholarships available for the 2022-2023 academic year. In recent years, at least eight scholarships at $5,000 each have been awarded. High school seniors in Allegheny and Beaver Counties are eligible to apply. Vocational students, G.E.D students and those attending parochial, charter and...

Funeral procession held for killed Penn Hills paramedic

PENN HILLS, Pa. — EMTs, paramedics, firefighters and police from around the state are saying goodbye to a fellow paramedic that was killed in the line of duty Nov. 27 in an accident involving the Penn Hills ambulance he was driving. Penn Hills paramedic Nick Theofilis is being laid...

20-year-old killed in overnight crash on I-376 in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — A 20-year-old was killed in a car crash that happened on I-376 overnight. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the crash happened on I-376 East off of 2nd Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh at around 3:18 a.m. Police said just before the Oakland exit, the car went...

More clouds but warmer for Monday

PITTSBURGH — Clear skies tonight will allow for one more very cold night as we again drop well into the 20s by Monday morning. Clouds will return in the morning and increase through the day. We are dry on Monday with highs warming through the 40s. Rain showers arrive Tuesday but will be very light and isolated in nature. Those showers linger into Wednesday with highs in the middle 50s. We then dry out Thursday before another rain chance Friday, likely our best one of the week, and showers return to close out the weekend and start next week with seasonal highs.

Three people hospitalized after crash involving Millvale Police patrol vehicle

SHALER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) - An investigation is underway after a crash involving a Millvale Police vehicle happened on Friday night. According to Shaler Township Police, just after 10 p.m., they responded to a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Babcock Boulevard and Geyer Road. It was a crash between a Millvale patrol vehicle and another vehicle. Three people were involved in the crash, a Millvale police officer and two people in the other vehicle. They were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries that are believed to not be life-threatening. Shaler Township Police have said the cause of the crash is under investigation.
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It was ‘Bill Neal Day’ in Penn Hills, Nov. 22…Longtime Courier sports columnist honored for community work

BILL NEAL receives the proclamation from Penn Hills, Nov. 22. (Photo by April Joi Payne) Apparently it’s true what they say… “You can always go home!” As was the case on Tuesday, Nov. 22, when Penn Hills lifelong resident and longtime Courier sports columnist Bill Neal was honored by Penn Hills Mayor Pauline Calabrese and Council during its budget meeting.