Driver takes off after crashing into tree in Westmoreland County

 

State police said a man took off after a crash in Unity Township, Westmoreland County.

The crash happened a little after 11:20 a.m. Wednesday on State Route 119 north of Rizzo Road.

Police said the man was expected to be charged with causing an accident involving damage to an unattended vehicle or property.

Source: Driver takes off after crashing into tree in Westmoreland County

Man charged, allegedly drove deceased woman around Pittsburgh before leaving her in car for days

MCCANDLESS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police said a woman’s body was driven around Pittsburgh for hours before being left in a car outside her home for two days.

Patrick McCurry is charged with abuse of a corpse.

Nicole Dull’s body was found in the passenger seat of her car about two months ago, in the parking lot of a McCandless apartment building.

Source: Man charged, allegedly drove deceased woman around Pittsburgh before leaving her in car for days

On-duty Pennsylvania State Police trooper charged with DUI – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pennsylvania State Police trooper is accused of driving intoxicated while on duty.

State police announced Thursday that Joshua Ravel, who is assigned to the York barracks, was charged with DUI and driving on roadways laned for traffic. Law enforcement said he was found to be under the influence of alcohol during his shift on Aug. 15.

He has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of his case, police said in the release.

Ravel has been assigned to the York barracks since graduating from the academy in June 2020.

Source: On-duty Pennsylvania State Police trooper charged with DUI – CBS Pittsburgh

KDKA Radio Morning Show host Kevin Battle let go by Audacy as part of layoffs

Kevin Battle, co-host of the popular “KDKA Radio Morning Show,” has been let go by the station’s parent company Audacy, Inc. in an apparent cost cutting move. Battle joined the 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. show as a co-host with Larry Richert in March 2020.

Also let go by the company was WDSY-FM (Y-108) “Y’d Awake” morning show co-host Kristen Buccigrossi. She had been on the morning show since 2018. Before that she worked in the company’s promotions department for 10 years.

Each of their final appearances on their respective shows happened on Tuesday.

“It came as a complete shock to me,” Battle said. “Everything seemed to be firing on all cylinders with the show. Larry and I get along great. The show was over on Tuesday and the boss said ‘Hey, I need to talk to you’ and that’s how it went down.”

Source: KDKA Radio Morning Show host Kevin Battle let go by Audacy as part of layoffs

Greensburg’s Lynch Field site for 2nd annual Back 2 School Jam

Greater Parkview Church’s Back 2 School Jam promises games, food and music for those attending the second annual event this Saturday in Greensburg. With the help of partners and sponsors, the church also plans to distribute more than 260 book bags to local students.

Source: Greensburg’s Lynch Field site for 2nd annual Back 2 School Jam

FBI’s sealed evidence that led to search of Trump’s home focus of court hearing | Reuters

Sealed records containing evidence the U.S. Justice Department presented to secure court approval to search Donald Trump’s Florida home will be at the heart of a hearing on Thursday, when news organizations will try to persuade a federal judge that the public deserves to see the details.

Source: FBI’s sealed evidence that led to search of Trump’s home focus of court hearing | Reuters

4 people, including firefighters, hurt in massive fire in Beaver County – WPXI

ROCHESTER, Pa. — At least four people, including firefighters, are hurt as crews continue to battle a massive fire in Beaver County.

Two buildings are on fire in the 100 block of Brighton Avenue in Rochester.

Three firefighters were also taken to a hospital with shoulder and leg injuries.

They’re all expected to be OK.

Rochester Assistant Fire Chief Mike Mamone said the fire started in an apartment and then spread to an antique shop and other parts of the buildings.

Mamone said crews are using a county drone so they can better see where the water is most effective.

They also have brought in tankers for extra water supply.

Source: 4 people, including firefighters, hurt in massive fire in Beaver County – WPXI

Pittsburgh police searching for man wanted in connection with attack on elderly man – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify a man wanted in connection with an attack on an elderly man.

Police are searching for the male with blond hair and a blue t-shirt.

Police said the attack happened on Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington around 9:30 p.m. on July 11.

According to police, the victim said he was assaulted on the steps of the Carnegie Library and was knocked unconscious. He took himself to the hospital the next day and had several injuries, including fractured ribs, head and chest injuries.

If you have any information, please call Zone 3 at (412) 488-8326.

Source: Pittsburgh police searching for man wanted in connection with attack on elderly man – WPXI

Pittsburgh police searching for vehicle after armed carjacking in Shadyside – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police are searching for a vehicle after an armed carjacking on Wednesday night.

Police were called to the 400 block of Shady Avenue at 8:15 p.m.

According to a release, a vehicle was taken at gunpoint in the area between Sellers and Howe streets.

Police are searching for a 2009 maroon Honda Accord with an Ohio license plate, with the plate number FMZ4144.

Source: Pittsburgh police searching for vehicle after armed carjacking in Shadyside – WPXI

1 man hospitalized after shooting in Penn Hills area

A police presence is responded to two nearby scenes for reports of shots fired.

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. — A man was sent to a hospital after a shooting in the Penn Hills area.

Police responded to reports of a shooting at the 1600 block of Brushton Avenue in Penn Hills.

A man who was shot in the arm and foot was found nearby and was taken to the hospital.

Source: 1 man hospitalized after shooting in Penn Hills area

GM is recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles because of a problem with third-row seatbelts.

GM is recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles because of a problem with third-row seatbelts.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated on Aug. 11 that GM is recalling 2021-2022 Cadillac Escalades, Chevrolet Suburbans, Tahoes and GMC Yukons that have third-row seats.

“The rivet that retains the buckle to the mounting bracket in the left or right side third-row seat belt buckle assembly may have been improperly formed,” NHTSA indicated.

The recall affects 484,155 vehicles, according to NHTSA. NHTSA said that while GM “is not aware of any accidents or injuries related” to the seatbelts, the car maker did receive several field reports that could be related to the problem.

The administration advised that “dealers will inspect the rivet head formation on both the left and right side third-row seat belt buckle assemblies and replace seat belt buckle assemblies, as necessary, free of charge.”

GM could not be reached for comment late Tuesday evening.

Source: GM is recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles because of a seat belt problem

PennDOT gives drivers a chance to avoid license suspension

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is giving a second chance to certain drivers who are facing a license suspension.

PennDOT just launched a new Driver Improvement School course for Pennsylvanians who have a lot of points on their driving records or a conviction for excessive speeding.

Now, they can get a hearing where a determination will be made on whether they should get the suspension or if they could benefit from the new driver improvement program.

Source: PennDOT gives drivers a chance to avoid license suspension

10-year-old boy falls off roof of Sheraden branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A 10-year-old boy fell off the roof of the Sheraden branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Public Safety said Monday that the boy climbed onto the roof and fell while he was playing. Officials said the boy ran home after falling but was later taken to a local hospital.

He suffered cuts and bruises and was in fair condition when he was taken to the hospital, Pittsburgh Public Safety said.

Source: 10-year-old boy falls off roof of Sheraden branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – CBS Pittsburgh

First lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19 – ABC News

First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 while on vacation with the president and their family, according to her office.

Jill Biden tested negative on Monday during her routine testing, and then developed “cold-like symptoms” Monday night, according to her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander.

“She tested negative again on a rapid antigen test, but a PCR test came back positive,” Alexander said in a statement Tuesday morning.

Source: First lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19 – ABC News

3 men charged with trafficking ‘mass amounts’ of fentanyl into Allegheny and Somerset counties | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Overseen by the state Attorney General’s Office, an investigation into William Ely, 41, of Wilkinsburg and two mid-level dealers, Jaylon Brock, 32, of Pittsburgh and Tony Burnsworth, 44, of Somerset County began in May 2021.

During the investigation, detectives discovered that Ely was supplying approximately 150 bricks of heroin/fentanyl, or up to 7,500 doses, a week to Mr. Brock and Mr. Burnsworth. The two recipients would then sell the drugs on the streets — Mr. Brock in Pittsburgh and Mr. Burnsworth in Somerset County, the attorney general’s office said.

Source: 3 men charged with trafficking ‘mass amounts’ of fentanyl into Allegheny and Somerset counties | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lamont Dozier, Motown legend who co-wrote “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” and “Heat Wave,” dead at 81 – CBS Pittsburgh

Lamont Dozier, the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Heat Wave” and dozens of other hits and helped make Motown an essential record company of the 1960s and beyond, has died at age 81.

Source: Lamont Dozier, Motown legend who co-wrote “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” and “Heat Wave,” dead at 81 – CBS Pittsburg

One person injured in early morning house fire in Armstrong County – CBS Pittsburgh

KITTANNING (KDKA) – An early morning fire in Armstrong County sent at least one person to the hospital.

Dispatch confirmed the person was taken to the hospital and crews remain on the scene.

Their condition is unknown.

The fire happened on Water Street in Kittanning.

Source: One person injured in early morning house fire in Armstrong County – CBS Pittsburgh

Person hit by train in Washington County – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One person was hit by a train in Washington County on Tuesday.

Washington County 911 said crews were called to the train-pedestrian crash in the area of Union and 1st streets in California Borough around 9:15 p.m.

The person was taken to a local hospital. No update was available on their condition.

Stay with KDKA-TV and KDKA.com for updates to this developing story as they become available.

Source: Person hit by train in Washington County – CBS Pittsburgh

Trump foe Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming GOP primary | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, Donald Trump’s fiercest Republican adversary in Congress, was defeated in a GOP primary Tuesday, falling to a rival backed by the former president in a contest that reinforced his grip on the party’s base.

The third-term congresswoman and her allies entered the day downbeat about her prospects, aware that Mr. Trump’s backing gave Harriet Hageman considerable lift in the state where he won by the largest margin during the 2020 campaign. Ms. Cheney was already looking ahead to a political future beyond Capitol Hill that could include a 2024 presidential run, potentially putting her on another collision course with Mr. Trump.

Source: Trump foe Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming GOP primary | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

81-year-old woman dies in Washington County house fire – WPXI

CECIL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An elderly woman was killed in a house fire Tuesday morning in Washington County, a Cecil Township fire chief at the scene told Channel 11.

The Washington County Coroner identified the woman who died as Rose Churray, 81.

The 911 call for the fire at a home on Swihart Road in Cecil Township came in at 5:25 a.m.

Fire officials said an elderly woman was found dead inside the home after the fire was put out.

Source: 81-year-old woman dies in Washington County house fire – WPXI

Man robbed of cash after overnight assault in Downtown Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Police are investigating after a man reported being assaulted and robbed early Tuesday morning.

The unidentified victim flagged down police at around 3:15 a.m. at Liberty and 6th avenues. The victim said two men assaulted him and took an undisclosed amount of cash from him before fleeing the scene.

There was no information on the extent of the victim’s injuries.

Source: Man robbed of cash after overnight assault in Downtown Pittsburgh

Police: Man shoots, kills himself inside Center Township police vehicle – CBS Pittsburgh

CENTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – A man is dead after state police said he shot himself inside a Center Township police vehicle on Friday.

The Beaver County district attorney said Center Township officers served a search warrant at a home on Geneva Drive shortly after noon and took a man into custody.

Sources said the man resisted arrest and had a gun. Police disarmed him, handcuffed him, then put him inside the police vehicle.

On the way to the police station, the district attorney said the man shot a gun, then died.

Police have not said how the man got a gun inside the car.

Source: Police: Man shoots, kills himself inside Center Township police vehicle – CBS Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Courthouse evacuated after bomb threat – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — The Allegheny County Courthouse was evacuated “out of an abundance of caution” after a bomb threat Monday, Allegheny County Communications Director Amie Downs told Channel 11.

Downs said an anonymous call came in Monday morning that there was a bomb inside the courthouse. About 250 people were forced to evacuate.

Allegheny County Sheriff Kevin Kraus said about half a dozen bomb-sniffing K9s were brought in to inspect the building.

Source: Allegheny County Courthouse evacuated after bomb threat – WPXI

Biden to sign Inflation Reduction Act into law – CNNPolitics

 

President Joe Biden will sign a sweeping $750 billion health care, tax and climate bill into law at the White House on Tuesday — marking a major victory for his administration and the Democratic Party ahead of the midterm elections.

(CNN)President Joe Biden will sign a sweeping $750 billion health care, tax and climate bill into law at the White House on Tuesday — marking a major victory for his administration and the Democratic Party ahead of the midterm elections.

Tuesday’s ceremony in the State Dining Room is just one of many events that will follow focused on the roll out of the new law, according to the White House.
“In the coming weeks, the President will host a Cabinet meeting focused on implementing the Inflation Reduction Act, will travel across the country to highlight how the bill will help the American people, and will host an event to celebrate the enactment of the bill at the White House on September 6,” a White House statement said.
The Inflation Reduction Act accomplishes several key Biden legislative agenda items, representing the largest climate investment in American history and making major changes to health policy by giving Medicare the power for the first time to negotiate the prices of certain prescription drugs and extending expiring health care subsidies for three years. The legislation will reduce the deficit, be paid for through new taxes — including a 15% minimum tax on large corporations and a 1% tax on stock buybacks — and boost the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to collect.

Source: Biden to sign Inflation Reduction Act into law – CNNPolitics

Man found shot to death in Pittsburgh neighborhood

Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Pittsburgh’s Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar neighborhood.

The incident happened in the 7100 block of Everton Street around 6:20 Sunday evening. Police found a man in the stairwell of an apartment building. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s name has not been released.

Police detained two individuals at the scene for questioning.

Source: Man found shot to death in Pittsburgh neighborhood

Republicans push to see affidavit that justified FBI search of Trump’s home | Reuters

A search warrant showed that Trump had classified documents at his home, and that the Justice Dept. had probable cause to conduct the search based on possible Espionage Act violations.

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Republicans stepped up calls on Sunday for the release of an FBI affidavit showing the justification for its seizure of documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home amid reports of heightened threats against federal law enforcement personnel.

A search warrant released last week after the unprecedented search showed that Trump had 11 sets of classified documents at his home, and that the Justice Department had probable cause to conduct the search based on possible Espionage Act violations. read more

Republicans are calling for the disclosure of more detailed information that persuaded a federal judge to issue the search warrant, which may show sources of information and details about the nature of the documents and other classified information. The unsealing of such affidavits is highly unusual and would require approval from a federal judge. read more

Source: Republicans push to see affidavit that justified FBI search of Trump’s home | Reuters

) – Republicans stepped up calls on Sunday for the release of an FBI affidavit showing the justification for its seizure of documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home amid reports of heightened threats against federal law enforcement personnel.

A search warrant released last week after the unprecedented search showed that Trump had 11 sets of classified documents at his home, and that the Justice Department had probable cause to conduct the search based on possible Espionage Act violations. read more

Republicans are calling for the disclosure of more detailed information that persuaded a federal judge to issue the search warrant, which may show sources of information and details about the nature of the documents and other classified information. The unsealing of such affidavits is highly unusual and would require approval from a federal judge. read more

Source: Republicans push to see affidavit that justified FBI search of Trump’s home | Reuters

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