Burglary suspect wanted by Pittsburgh police

PITTSBURGH — Police are looking for a suspect after a burglary in Homewood early Friday morning.

Officers were called to the area of Lincoln Avenue and Upland Street just after 2 a.m. for a burglary in progress call. A male suspect fled on foot out the back.

Officers searched the area but were unable to locate him. A Channel 11 photographer captured images of police searching an area outside a business.

Source: Burglary suspect wanted by Pittsburgh police

Teen boy hospitalized after shooting in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — An investigation is underway after a teen arrived at a Pittsburgh hospital with a gunshot wound.

Pittsburgh Police say they were called to a local hospital after receiving a call about a 16-year-old boy who had walked in after he had been shot.

The teen had been shot in his hand.

Source: Teen boy hospitalized after shooting in Pittsburgh

1 dead in Shaler Township collision

Allegheny County police were investigating a deadly crash in Shaler Township on Friday night.

Police said two vehicles collided in the 3100 block of William Flinn Highway shortly after 7:40 p.m.

One driver was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The other driver was not injured.

Police said it appears that the first driver was attempting to turn into the southbound lanes and was struck by a vehicle headed north.

The name of the man who died has not been released as county homicide detectives continue to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call the county police at 833-ALL-TIPS. Anonymous calls will be accepted.

Source: 1 dead in Shaler Township collision

Former Hempfield Area transportation provider First Student will lay off 80 local workers

 

Transportation company First Student is laying off 253 workers, including 80 in Hempfield, after Hempfield Area and Allentown school districts chose different bus transportation providers for the 2024-25 school year.

The company posted an alert on the state WARN layoff alert site indicating it would close two facilities, one at 1812 S. 12th St. in Allentown, Lehigh County, and the other at 3740 State Route 136 in Hempfield. The closure is effective June 30.

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A spokesperson for the company said the layoff was based on the districts selecting new transportation providers.

Source: Bus company to lay off 253 workers, including 80 in Greensburg

Source: https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/former-hempfield-area-transportation-provider-first-student-will-lay-off-80-local-workers/

Woman gives birth at Westmoreland County restaurant on Mother’s Day Weekend

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — This Mother’s Day Weekend is one many families in Westmoreland County won’t forget after helping a woman give birth at New City Buffet on Saturday.

“I couldn’t even imagine giving birth in a restaurant, that’s for sure,” said Destiny Nelson, who was at the buffet having dinner with her family on Saturday evening.

While eating, another woman came to Nelson’s table and said someone’s water had broken in the bathroom and asked if she could help.

“I just figured we were going to help her breathe through her contractions until the ambulance arrived, but the baby had other plans,” Nelson said.

The woman in labor was Lynsday Platt.

She was at the buffet for an early Mother’s Day dinner with her fiance and son.

When her water broke, her fiance called 911 dispatchers for help.

He then handed the phone to Nelson so he could help Platt with breathing.

“I was timing her contractions and they were less than 30 seconds apart, so we knew the baby was coming,” Nelson said. “Dispatch said we needed to prep for the delivery.”

Employees at the buffet got clean towels, another woman ran to her car to get blankets, and they took Platt to a private section of the dining room.

“Luckily at the moment the room was empty, there was nobody sitting here, so we pushed all the tables back so she could have an open area, whatever she needed at the moment,” said Jerry Chen, manager of the New City Buffet.

Within 10 minutes, the baby was born.

Source: Woman gives birth at Westmoreland County restaurant on Mother’s Day Weekend

Joe Biden wants to remind 2024 voters of a record and an agenda. Often it’s Donald Trump’s

President Joe Biden is running for reelection on a record and an agenda, and it’s often Donald Trump’s that he’s citing. In recent appearances around the country, Biden has been reminding voters about Trump’s presidency and highlighting his Republican opponent’s latest campaign statements.

Source: Joe Biden wants to remind 2024 voters of a record and an agenda. Often it’s Donald Trump’s

Donald Trump flies VP contender Doug Burgum with him to massive rally…

If that comes to fruition, it would make Wildwood the largest rally so far in Trump’s 2024 White House run.

There could be 50 contenders on Donald Trump’s vice presidential shortlist — but there was room for only one of them on his campaign plane Saturday.

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum was a surprise addition to Trump’s manifest as he joined the presumptive GOP nominee for a short flight from LaGuardia Airport to Atlantic City, NJ.

Burgum and his wife Kathryn remained behind on the plane to speak privately with the former president before he stepped out on the tarmac and they all then motorcaded to a huge oceanside rally — in nearby Wildwood.

The Post spoke to Burgum after his speech at the New Jersey rally while he watched alongside his wife, asking him why he thought he was chosen to give the first speech of the night.

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Source: Donald Trump flies VP contender Doug Burgum with him to massive rally…

Officer hurt, 3 homes damaged in Avalon fire

Flames could be seen shooting from the top floor of one of the homes.

An Avalon police officer was hurt while he helped an elderly woman get out one of the neighboring houses that caught fire according to Avalon Police Chief Tom Kokoski. The officer was taken to the hospital and has been released.

We have learned that three homes have been impacted by the fire. Flames could be seen shooting from the top floor of one of the homes.

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Source: Officer hurt, 3 homes damaged in Avalon fire

Heading to Pittsburgh? Pennsylvania to ban cell phone use while driving and require police to collect traffic stop data

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will join the majority of states that ban motorists from handling a cell phone for almost any purpose while driving, as backers of the legislation hope to reduce distracted driving accidents and deaths after nearly two decades of pressing the measure.

Gov. Josh Shapiro’s office said Thursday that the Democrat will sign the bill, 18 years after he first introduced a similar bill when he served in the state House of Representatives. The ban will take effect a year after he signs it, which is expected in the coming days.

The bill also includes a provision long-sought by the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus as a bulwark against racial profiling. That provision requires bigger police departments, as well as the Pennsylvania State Police, to collect and publicly report data on traffic stops, including a driver’s race.

The bill passed both chambers of the state Legislature this week and will bring Pennsylvania into alignment with the law on motorists’ cell phone use in every one of its neighboring states. Currently, Pennsylvania’s restriction on cell phone use while driving applies only to texting.

Source: Heading to Pittsburgh? Pennsylvania to ban cell phone use while driving and require police to collect traffic stop data

Pirates 5-3 Rockies (May 5, 2024) Game Recap – ESPN

 

Expert recap and game analysis of the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies MLB game from May 5, 2024 on ESPN.

PITTSBURGH — — Oneil Cruz hit a two-run homer to highlight a four-run sixth inning, powering the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Sunday for a series win.

Cruz sent a slider from Ryan Feltner (1-3) 429 feet to right-center, bouncing his fifth of the season off the roof of a bar beyond the stands to put Pittsburgh ahead 4-3. He also had a double for his first game with multiple extra-base hits in 35 games this season.

Before hitting a ball into the Allegheny River in the ninth inning of a 3-2 series-opening loss Friday, Cruz had two doubles in 17 games between homers.

Source: Pirates 5-3 Rockies (May 5, 2024) Game Recap – ESPN

Person dead after vehicle, pedestrian crash in Brentwood

BRENTWOOD BOROUGH, Pa. — At least one person is dead after a vehicle and pedestrian crash that happened in Brentwood early Saturday morning.

At 5:26 a.m. Brentwood Police Department said they were closing State Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Blvd.) because of a deadly vehicle vs. pedestrian crash.

SOURCE: Person dead after vehicle, pedestrian crash in Brentwood

16,000 pounds of ground beef processed, sold in Pennsylvania recalled over E. coli concerns

The recalled beef, which was processed at a Cargill Meat Solutions facility, was shipped to nearly a dozen states, according to the company.

The recalled beef, which was processed at a Cargill Meat Solutions facility in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was shipped to Walmart stores nationwide, the USDA initially announced. Cargill later said the affected product had only been distributed to stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Washington, D.C.

Source: 16,000 pounds of ground beef processed, sold in Pennsylvania recalled over E. coli concerns

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