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Trial for accused gunman in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre slated to start
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The federal jury trial of the suspect in the nation’s deadliest antisemitic attack is scheduled to get underway Tuesday morning, four and a half years after the shooting deaths of 11 worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Twelve jurors and six alternates — chosen Thursday after...
Friends pay tribute to local music artist killed in Wilkinsburg shooting
WILKINSBURG, Pa. — People in Pittsburgh's rap community are mourning the loss of a well-respected rapper and producer, Mike "Tomlinese" Tomlin, who was shot and killed overnight Sunday. "The city won't sound the same," said Portia Foxx. "And that's what's kinda breaking my heart." Foxx, a former radio personality...
4 people wounded in 3 separate Pittsburgh shootings
Four people, including three juveniles, were wounded in three separate shootings in Pittsburgh between Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning, according to the city’s department of public safety. At 3:01 p.m. Sunday, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the calf at Larimer Avenue and Deary Street in the city’s...
Pittsburgh Man Arrested for Harassing Local News Anchor
PITTSBURGH, PA – A Pittsburgh man, Phillip Franks, 59, has been arrested for harassment of a local female television news anchor. The ongoing harassment, dating back to 2020, has led to the charges filed against Franks, announced Sheriff Kevin M. Kraus. Franks’ failure to appear at a preliminary hearing on the charge last month violated the conditions of his bond, leading Judge Edward Borkowski to issue a warrant for his arrest. Detectives from the Sheriff’s office apprehended Franks at his Penn Avenue residence on Sunday. The arrest took place without any incidents, and Franks was subsequently transported to the Allegheny The post Pittsburgh Man Arrested for Harassing Local News Anchor appeared first on Shore News Network.
2 juveniles shot in Homewood North
Two juvenile males were shot in Homewood North overnight.
'He chose to serve our country:' WWII veteran's missing Purple Heart found at flea market
MCKEES ROCKS (KDKA) - On this Memorial Day, veterans, servicemen, and women, as well as village leaders come together to pay their respects to fallen heroes, including Nicholas P. Wargo. Wargo lost his life in WWII and although the young man never got to see this day, his story is proof that his legacy is alive and well. He was originally from McKees Rocks and was deployed to France during WWII where he ultimately lost his life. His Purple Heart went missing for years...that was until recently. When someone located his Purple Heart at a flea market and then reached out to the family. His nephew said Wargo was an exceptional boxer but he gave that up to serve his country. "Oh, it's very inspiring, I mean this is somebody that had other things that he could have done and he could have done, and he chose to give it up to serve our country," said his nephew. A trooper from Coraopolis presented the Purple Heart to Wargo's family in a ceremony on Sunday.
Innocent bystander shot in the face in Hill District
PITTSBURGH — Police responded to a woman shot in the face in the city's Hill District early Monday morning. According to Pittsburgh Public Safety, police responded around 2:10 a.m. to Bedford Avenue. They found a female victim suffering from a grazing wound to the head. The victim reported that...
Duquesne woman arrested for DUI with children in back seat of car
DUQUESNE, Pa. (KDKA) - A Duquesne woman was arrested for driving under the influence with two children in her car. Police say Jemera Hibbler was pulled over Saturday and was found with open containers in her car. The officer also found a 5-year-old child unrestrained in the backseat, along with a child under two years old. Hibbler faces charges including DUI and endangering the welfare of children.
Primanti Bros. opens new Kennywood location
For the first time ever, you can get your hands on your favorite Primanti Bros. sandwich at Kennywood Park. The new Primanti's is in the Lost Kennywood area and features "the almost-famous Primanti Bros. sandwiches, featuring house-made coleslaw, fresh-cut fries, Italian bread, and your meat of choice." “I’ve been going...
PA EMT charged after 2-month-old child found with pacifier 'taped' to its mouth
South Greensburg, PA — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man faces child endangerment charges after he allegedly taped a pacifier in his two-month-old baby's mouth. On April 25, police say Jordan Hirst reportedly called friends and family in a panic and said he didn't know where his one-and-a-half-year-old son had gone.
Pittsburgh Obama 6-12, Peabody Early Childhood to learn remotely this week
Pittsburgh Obama 6-12 and the Peabody Early Childhood Center will transition to remote learning this week.
Beloved Homewood Field to undergo construction
Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and the city’s Department of Public Works hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking on May 23 to celebrate the upcoming construction at Homewood Field. The event also highlighted an approaching Pre-bid and Matching Meeting and the city’s desire to maximize Minority- and Women-owned business (MWBE) participation on the project.
McKeesport’s Jahmil Perryman scores twice as Pennsylvania wins Big 33 Football Classic
McKeesport’s Jahmil Perryman scored twice, and Team Pennsylvania rallied with a late touchdown to win the Big 33 Football Classic, 31-27, over the Maryland all-stars Sunday in Harrisburg. The winning touchdown was a 31-yard pass from Upper Dublin quarterback Colin O’Sullivan to Dallastown receiver Kenny Johnson with 1:15 left....
Larimer shooting sends 16-year-old to the hospital
PITTSBURGH — A shooting in the city's Larimer neighborhood sent a male teen to the hospital Sunday afternoon. Pittsburgh Public Safety says police responded to a call at 3:01 p.m. of a 16-year-old who had been shot in the calf. This occurred at Larimer Avenue and Deary Street. Medics...
Carrick restaurant hit with 12 health code violations, including sewage back-up
PITTSBURGH — A restaurant in the city's Carrick neighborhood is facing 12 health code violations, including a sewage back-up in its basement. The Allegheny County Health Department wrote in a food safety assessment report for Mo's at 1635 Nobles Lane that the restaurant had violated multiple codes. The agency reported "fecal matter and toilet paper pulp on the basement floor" that employees had to step over to get to soft drinks.
Man found shot to death, wrapped in tarp in Pennsylvania woods
Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a wooded area near Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
One man killed in Wilkinsburg shooting
WILKINSBURG, Pa. — One man is dead following an overnight shooting in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County. Details from police are limited, but this happened around midnight near Franklin Avenue and Midland Street. County police tell us officers found a man with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene....
Pennsylvania man killed in motorcycle crash in Center Township
A Pennsylvania man has died after a motorcycle crash in Center Township Sunday afternoon. According to OSP, the crash happened shortly after 3:00 p.m. Sunday when a motorcycle, driven by 42-year-old Joseph Balistrieri of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania traveled off the right side of the roadway on SR-172 and overturned. Balistrieri...
Man who taped pacifier to his baby's mouth while intoxicated was given award as an EMT
A Pennsylvania father who is accused of taping a pacifier to his baby's mouth for hours while he was drunk was acknowledged for heroism just two years prior.
First responders called after partial house collapse in Homewood South
PITTSBURGH — Firefighters responded after a partial house collapse in Homewood South Monday afternoon. Allegheny County 911 confirmed first responders had been called to the 7700 block of Tioga Street. It appears that part of a duplex's porch roof came down. There are no reports of any injuries from...
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