Wilkinsburg, PA Crime & Safety

Wilkinsburg man facing numerous charges after dragging police officer during traffic stop

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A man from Wilkinsburg is being held in the Allegheny County Jail and facing a long list of charges following an overnight incident in Penn Hills.Police say that during the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 4, a Penn Hills Police officer on patrol in the area of Frankstown Avenue was alerted to a vehicle that had went off the road.When the officer stopped to survey the damaged vehicle, he found a man unresponsive in the driver's seat. The man was later identified as 22-year-old Dajaun Austin of Wilkinsburg.According to police, the officer shook Austin to wake...
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41-year-old man dies after being shot in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — A 41-year-old man died after being shot in Pittsburgh’s Crafton Heights neighborhood. The shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. Saturday on the 1300 block of Lakewood Street. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner said the victim, Carrington Keys, of Pittsburgh, passed away at the hospital early the next...

Man accused of dragging officer with car, hitting another during traffic stop in Penn Hills

PENN HILLS, Pa. — A man is accused of hitting a police officer and dragging another during a traffic stop in Penn Hills on Tuesday. According to the criminal complaint, police were told a car went off the road near the old police station along Frankstown Road around 1:30 a.m. An officer found a damaged vehicle with an unresponsive man inside, later identified as Dajuan Austin.

John Fetterman's tattoos, under GOP attack, are memorials to his battle as mayor against gun violence he says

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, discusses his tight race with Republican opponent Dr. Oz. On his tattoos coming under GOP attacks, Fetterman explains to Joy Reid that these markings signify milestones in his battle against gun violence as mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania. “It was a deeply personal issue. I ran on that issue and I was able to stop it for five-and-a-half years,” Fetterman says. “Dr. Oz has used [it] to lie on TV about it.”Oct. 5, 2022.

Mayor Gainey's administration provides update on Homewood 'All-In' initiative

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Over the past few months, local leaders have been fighting an uphill battle to reduce violent crime within the city. On Tuesday, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey provided an update on how his plan for peace has been helping in at least one neighborhood. At the Homewood Community Empowerment Association on Kelly Street, Mayor Gainey, along with other members of his administration, hosted a follow-up discussion on how the "All-In" Homewood initiative has been reducing violence in the neighborhood. "Murders have gone down in this community since we took office and I want to thank the community for that," he said. According...

Pittsburgh man cited after base jumping off windmill in Somerset County

STONYCREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — State police said a Pittsburgh man was cited after base jumping off a windmill in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County. Police said the incident happened on the morning of Sept. 3. Bader Abulaban, 33, faces summary charges of criminal trespass, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Police...

Police Release More Info On Fatal Turnpike Crash

Police are releasing more information on yesterday’s fatal accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The crash happened just after midnight around mile marker 38—which is less than two miles west of the Butler Valley interchange. Police say Richard Krupka of Ohio was driving west when he lost control of...

Allegheny County police searching for suspect in fatal shooting at Penn Hills gas station

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Allegheny County police are looking for a suspect in last month's shooting at a gas station in Penn Hills.Police have an arrest warrant for 36-year-old Michael Wade, charging him with homicide in the Sept. 9 shooting at the Exxon gas station on Allegheny River Boulevard.Dante Jones, 34, was shot multiple times during the incident, police said.He was rushed to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.Investigators are looking for Wade. He is about 5-feet-7-inches tall and weighs about 215 pounds. He has ties to Penn Hills and Pittsburgh's North Side.Anyone who has seen Wade is urged to call 911.If you have any information about the case, you're urged to call the Allegheny County Police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.