Hyundai recalls more than 390,000 vehicles, due to possible engine fires – CBS News

Hyundai is recalling more than 390,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada for two problems that can cause engine fires. In one recall, owners are being told to park their vehicles outdoors until repairs are made.

The largest recall covers more than 203,000 Santa Fe Sport SUVs from 2013 through 2015. Some are being recalled a second time. Brake fluid can leak into the anti-lock brake computer, causing an electrical short that can lead to fires. Owners should park outdoors and away from structures until the problem is fixed, according to documents posted Tuesday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Dealers will replace a fuse and replace the computer if necessary. Owners will be notified in June.

Source: Hyundai recalls more than 390,000 vehicles, due to possible engine fires – CBS News

Youngwood man jailed after police said he led them on 22-mile chase | TribLIVE.com

A Youngwood man is behind bars after state police said he led troopers on a 22-mile chase over the weekend that began in Pittsburgh and ended in Hempfield, according to court papers.

Ryan E. McKnight, 36, did not have a valid drivers license, police said.

Source: Youngwood man jailed after police said he led them on 22-mile chase | TribLIVE.com

Abandoned vehicles targeted by Pittsburgh police in 5 neighborhoods | TribLIVE.com

Seventeen abandoned vehicles were towed from the streets of five Pittsburgh neighborhoods Tuesday in the start of a weekslong effort to clear out such complaints, according to city police public information officer Cara Cruz.

Officers investigated 124 abandoned vehicle complaints in the Allentown, Beltzhoover, Carrick, Arlington Heights and Knoxville neighborhoods. Most of the complaints to the city’s 3-1-1 system were cleared either because the vehicle had since been removed or it was legally registered, Cruz said.

Source: Abandoned vehicles targeted by Pittsburgh police in 5 neighborhoods | TribLIVE.com

Measure Passed By Pittsburgh City Council Seeks To Lower Speed Limits On City Streets – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh City Council wants to be able to lower the speed limit on city streets.

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On Tuesday, a measure passed unanimously asking the state for the authority to do so.

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The goal of this measure is to be able to make streets safer.

Currently, the city can install “traffic-calming” devices such as speed bumps.

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However, speed limits across Pennsylvania are often based on how fast 85% of drivers are traveling.

Source: Measure Passed By Pittsburgh City Council Seeks To Lower Speed Limits On City Streets – CBS Pittsburgh

Arrest warrant issued for woman wanted in fatal Homewood hit-and-run | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Pittsburgh woman suspected in last week’s fatal hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian dead in Homewood.

Pittsburgh police said they are looking for Ausha Brown, 25, of Pittsburgh. No other details about Ms. Brown were provided.

Ms. Brown is wanted in connection with the death of of Von Washington, 31, of Pittsburgh, who was hit by a car in the 7600 block of Kelly Street on April 20. Mr. Washington died after being taken to the hospital.

Two women told police they witnessed the incident and provided a description of the vehicle.

Source: Arrest warrant issued for woman wanted in fatal Homewood hit-and-run | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Crash knocks out power for Allegheny County neighborhood – WPXI

A vehicle crash knocked out power for a neighborhood in Crescent Township on Saturday.

There is currently no estimate on when power will be restored.

According to Duquesne Light, more than 200 customers are without power in Crescent Township.

Source: Crash knocks out power for Allegheny County neighborhood – WPXI

Subaru recalls vehicles to fix engine, suspension problems | Fox Business

Subaru is recalling nearly 875,000 cars and SUVs throughout the United States due to engine and suspension problems.

The stalling recall covers more than 466,000 Crosstrek SUVs from 2018 and 2019 and Impreza cars from 2017 through 2019. The company says in government documents that a computer can power the ignition coil after the car is shut off. That can cause a short circuit.

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Dealers will update the software, replace ignition coils and if necessary install a new front exhaust pipe. The recall is to start May 28.

Source: Subaru recalls vehicles to fix engine, suspension problems | Fox Business

3 hurt in semi crash on Route 422 in Lawrence County | WKBN.com

The crash happened just past the intersection of Routes 422 and 388 in Shenango Township.

A tractor trailer crashed into the back of a car, pushing it into another car.

Three people from both cars were taken to the hospital.

The truck driver was not hurt.

Source: 3 hurt in semi crash on Route 422 in Lawrence County | WKBN.com

Skateboarder struck by vehicle in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood | TribLIVE.com

A man riding an electric skateboard was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood, police said.

Medics took the victim to a nearby hospital, where he was in stable condition, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesman Maurice Matthews.

Emergency dispatchers received a report of the crash at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Baum Boulevard about 3:40 p.m.

Initially, a Pittsburgh officer who happened to be nearby attended to the male victim in the street.

The person’s age and home residence were not released.

Source: Skateboarder struck by vehicle in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood | TribLIVE.com

Two apprehended after hitting Pittsburgh police cruiser – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — Two people were arrested after an incident involving several police jurisdictions after a police cruiser that was hit on Thursday.

The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that two people were in custody after an incident on Woodstock Avenue in Swissvale. They were taken into custody in Braddock after bailing from the vehicle.

Pittsburgh City Police confirm the incident initially began after a the suspect’s vehicle made minor contact with a Zone 6 officer’s vehicle at the intersection of Glen Mawr and Hunt streets.

Source: Two apprehended after hitting Pittsburgh police cruiser – WPXI

CNN slammed for questionable tweet that refers to murder as an ‘accident’ | Fox News

Twitter users were quick to point out the euphemism in a CNN tweet that referred to an alleged murder as an “accident.”

“Police said the girls, 13 and 15, assaulted an Uber Eats driver with a Taser while carjacking him, which led to an accident in which he was fatally injured,” CNN wrote in the tweet.

In a car jacking attempt, two young teenage girls fought an Uber Eats delivery driver, leaving 66-year-old Mohammad Anwar, dead as he was flung from the vehicle.

The teens are each charged with felony murder and armed carjacking and are being held in custody pending their next court date on March 31.

Source: CNN slammed for questionable tweet that refers to murder as an ‘accident’ | Fox News

White House might tax motorists by the mile to fund infrastructure plan

The Biden administration is considering imposing a vehicle mileage tax on Americans — as a way to fund a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure plan set to be announced by President Biden, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Friday.

“I think that shows a lot of promise… If we believe in that so-called user-pays principle, the idea that part of how we pay for roads is you pay based on how much you drive,” Buttigieg said on CNBC during an interview.

“The gas tax used to be the obvious way to do it; it’s not anymore… So, a so-called vehicle miles traveled tax or a mileage tax, whatever you want to call it, could be the way to do it.”

The levy would tax drivers on the number of miles they travel, as opposed to the amount of gasoline they consume, which is no longer a reliable stream of income with so many electric cars on the road.

Source: White House might tax motorists by the mile to fund infrastructure plan

Crews On Scene Of Motorcycle Crash With Injury In Penn Hills – CBS Pittsburgh

Crews are on the scene of a motorcycle crash with an injury in Penn Hills.

The county says the roadway will be closed for accident reconstruction. The Penn Hills police chief says a Jeep and motorcycle collided.

 

County police have been called to investigate the crash.

There’s a report of an injury, but no other immediate details available.

Source: Crews On Scene Of Motorcycle Crash With Injury In Penn Hills – CBS Pittsburgh

Motorcyclist killed in Westmoreland Co. crash, was not wearing helmet

A man riding a motorcycle was killed in a crash overnight Sunday in Westmoreland County.

Robert Mahan, 24 — was riding his motorcycle south on Sardis Road when he crossed over the center line into the opposite lane and hit a Honda CR-V.

Source: Motorcyclist killed in Westmoreland Co. crash, was not wearing helmet

PSP: Greensburg man killed in motorcycle crash on Route 30; 2 others arrested for DUI | WJAC

State police in Greensburg say a 44-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash along Route 30 in Westmoreland County Friday.

Troopers say Allen Wallace was traveling westbound, at a high-rate of speed, and collided with an SUV, causing him to be thrown from the bike and into a guardrail.

Investigators say Wallace was pronounced dead at the scene and the occupants of the SUV reported no injuries.

Troopers add that two other motorcyclists, who were riding with Wallace at the time of the crash, were arrested for DUI-related charges.

Anyone in the area of RTE 30 and Beatty County Rd on 3/12/21 at 20:58 hours that witnessed the crash involving a motorcycle and vehicle please contact Tpr Vinkler at 724-832-3288.

Source: PSP: Greensburg man killed in motorcycle crash on Route 30; 2 others arrested for DUI | WJAC

Man killed after getting hit by car in downtown Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — A man was hit and killed in downtown Pittsburgh Saturday night.

Investigators said it happened at the intersection of Penn Avenue and Stanwix Street around 9:30 p.m. When first responders arrived, they found the man under the vehicle. He was declared dead at the scene.

The person’s identity has not yet been released.

Police said the driver remained at the scene and was cooperating.

Source: Man killed after getting hit by car in downtown Pittsburgh

Ex-Mutual Aid garage supervisor accused of theft by Greensburg police | TribLIVE.com

A former Mutual Aid Ambulance supervisor is charged with theft after an audit indicated he acquired personal vehicle parts and tires for a himself and a relative last year that were purchased through the Greensburg-based service’s business account, according to court documents.

Ben Malesky, 56, of Cook Township, also instructed other workers he supervised in the vehicle maintenance garage to save scrap metal to take to local recycler for cash, but he kept the money, Greensburg police Det. Charles Irvin alleges.

Malesky is charged with two counts of theft by unlawful taking and single counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds and theft of services.

According to court documents, an ambulance service audit “showed several discrepancies related to the ordering of parts and work performed on the personal vehicles of Malesky and some relatives.”

Source: Ex-Mutual Aid garage supervisor accused of theft by Greensburg police | TribLIVE.com

Coroner called to two-vehicle crash in Youngwood, Westmoreland County

County emergency dispatchers said the crash occurred shortly before 2 p.m. at Racetrack and Wilson Fox roads in Youngwood.

Youngwood Fire Chief Lloyd Crago said an SUV was driving north on Racetrack Road when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The vehicle rolled over, came back onto the roadway and collided with a van that was going southbound.

The coroner’s office pronounced the driver of the SUV, 88-year-old Elizabeth Anderson, of Hempfield Township, dead at the scene.

State police in Greensburg and the coroner are investigating.

Source: Coroner called to two-vehicle crash in Youngwood, Westmoreland County