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Mother of teen fatally shot in Uptown mourns her son: 'I held his hand the whole time'

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - A teenage football player had his whole future ahead of him until he became a victim of gun violence.Alex Kowalyk's mother Vanessa is speaking out and calling for change. She describes her son as a good kid. She said Alex didn't do drugs and adored his younger sister. She said they had just moved from McKeesport to Shadyside for a better life the very day he was killed. He was on life support for 13 hours before he passed away. "I held his hand the whole time and I didn't leave him for a minute," she said. "I was there...
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2 mechanics accused of damaging brake pads during inspection

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) — State police announced that two mechanics at a Monroeville car dealership are accused of damaging someone's brake pads during a vehicle inspection.State police said something didn't feel right for one car owner when they were told their car didn't pass inspection due to a brake pad separation at #1 Cochran Hyundai in Monroeville back in June."Our victim felt a little bit off about that because they knew their car pretty decently. So, they got a second opinion done on their vehicle. At that point, the second mechanic said your car is all good, should pass, not...
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Attorney: Dad of 3-month-old left in hot car in Upper St. Clair to be charged

UPPER ST. CLAIR, Pa. (KDKA) — The father of a 3-month-old child who was left in a hot car is now facing charges.A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Khang Nguyen in connection with the death of his son, Kayden Nguyen, in Upper St. Clair in June. The warrant and the charges have not been made public, but KDKA-TV has confirmed the warrant.On a hot day in June, police and paramedics found the lifeless body of Kayden Nguyen in a child seat in the back of his father's minivan. His father told police that he had gone to work...
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Look: Steelers Wide Receiver Is Reportedly Being Sued

The company that organized Diontae Johnson's youth football camp — "FlexWork Sports Youth Camp presented by Diontae Johnson" — is suing the Steelers wide receiver for not showing up to the May 22 event. FlexWork Sports Management LLC claims Johnson's failure to appear cost the company “significant damages,...
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Grand opening of August Wilson House to draw family, community members and supporters like Denzel Washington

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — This weekend marks a historic moment in the Hill District.The grand opening of the newly-restored August Wilson House on Bedford Avenue will draw family, community members and supporters like actor Denzel Washington to Pittsburgh on Saturday."Lots of feelings about this project," said Paul Ellis, founder of the August Wilson House. "Mainly a deep source of pride and gratitude."Ellis said conversations with his uncle, August Wilson, about ways to preserve the award-winning playwright's childhood home started decades ago."He did not want it to be a museum," said Denise Turner, acting CEO and board president of the August Wilson...
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Pittsburgh Labor Day parade returns

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, Pittsburgh's Labor Day parade is coming back. "We're excited to announce that organized labor will be BACK on the streets of Pittsburgh for the 2022 Labor Day Parade!" the Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council said on Twitter. The parade is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 5. Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade usually draws about 200,000 people every year and is one of the biggest in the country. It was canceled in both 2020 and 2021. The Labor Day Weekend of Service will also continue, kicking off with a blood drive on Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
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Slickville Community Days shines spotlight on former mining town

About 400 people live in the small Salem Township community of Slickville, but visitors will swell that number this weekend, for the town’s annual Community Days. Set for Friday and Saturday, the festival had its start as a remembrance of the town’s founding as a coal mining community a little more than a century ago.
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Coraopolis is becoming a community hub for Pittsburgh’s growing Latino population

Ever Castillo just opened what he suspects is Pennsylvania’s first Honduran restaurant outside of Philadelphia. His chosen location — Coraopolis — was until recently known mostly as a sleepy river town 10 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, hemmed in by water, trees, and steep hillsides. But a burst of redevelopment has coincided with an influx of Latino residents, returning the town to something more resembling its early 20th century past, where incoming workers from Italy and the Balkans contributed to decades of vibrant growth.
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