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HIT AND RUN: Man struck by a vehicle in Pittsburgh

Incident happened early Monday morning

Police are searching for the driver who struck a man in a crosswalk in Pittsburgh and then drove off.

The incident happened around 4:40 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Frankstown Avenue and Fifth Avenue, in the area of Pittsburgh’s Homewood West and Larimer neighborhoods.

The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police said witnesses described the vehicle involved as a dark-colored car that was spotted heading in the direction of Fifth Avenue and Penn Avenue.

Source: HIT AND RUN: Man struck by a vehicle in Pittsburgh

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Driver falls asleep at the wheel and flips SUV

Woman was rescued from vehicle by firefighters

Pittsburgh Police said a woman fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed her SUV early Sunday morning.

It happened near the intersection of Washington Blvd and Allegheny River Blvd.

WTAE-TV

The SUV flipped onto its roof.

The woman was trapped inside and rescued by firefighters.

She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Source: Driver falls asleep at the wheel and flips SUV

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FORT PITT TUNNELS: Medical examiner on scene as Ft. Pitt Tunnels stay closed due to crash | WPXI

The outbound side of the Fort Pitt Tunnels are closed Sunday morning as police investigated a crash.

PITTSBURGH – The outbound side of the Fort Pitt Tunnels are closed Sunday morning as police investigated a crash.

The medical examiner is on the scene.

Source: FORT PITT TUNNELS: Medical examiner on scene as Ft. Pitt Tunnels stay closed due to crash | WPXI

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Driver Rescued, Hospitalized After Car Goes Over Hillside In Baldwin – CBS Pittsburgh

One person was transported to the hospital after they got trapped inside a vehicle that went over a railing and down a hillside in Baldwin.

Source: Driver Rescued, Hospitalized After Car Goes Over Hillside In Baldwin – CBS Pittsburgh

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A doorbell camera captured a woman screaming for help from a passing car. Police want to find her – CNN

(CNN)A Los Angeles doorbell camera captured the gut-wrenching screams of a woman police say they believe may have been kidnapped, but it did not capture images of what caused her calls for help.

Witnesses in the Leimert Park neighborhood called Los Angeles police Tuesday to report hearing a woman screaming, according to an LAPD news release.
“Help me,” a woman’s voice can be heard screaming in the footage, which shows only a dark street from a porch. “Somebody help me, please.”
A car then races into and out of the frame.

Source: A doorbell camera captured a woman screaming for help from a passing car. Police want to find her – CNN

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PennDOT rolls out new truck restriction program

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is looking ahead to winter weather and rolling out a pilot program that will restrict travel lanes for commercial vehicle drivers.

The new PennDOT program will restrict semi trucks to the right lane any time that the weather is bad enough to lower the speed limit to 45 m.p.h., according to local news outlet WNEP.

Source: PennDOT rolls out new truck restriction program

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OAKLAND MAN HIT BY CAR: Man rushed to hospital after being hit by car in Pittsburgh | WPXI

A man was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car in Pittsburgh’s North Oakland neighborhood.

Officers found a man on the ground in the middle of the intersection, and he was taken to UPMC Presbyterian in critical condition.

The driver did stay at the scene and is cooperating with police, according to investigators.

Police closed multiple lanes on Fifth Avenue while they investigated the crash, so there were some delays.


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Source: OAKLAND MAN HIT BY CAR: Man rushed to hospital after being hit by car in Pittsburgh | WPXI

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Separate 75 and 50 vehicle pileups reported in Ohio

A winter storm in Ohio this morning resulted in multiple massive multi-vehicle crashes that continue to snarl traffic into the afternoon.

A winter storm in Ohio this morning resulted in multiple massive multi-vehicle crashes that continue to snarl traffic into the afternoon.

On State Road 8 in Summit County, Ohio, a pileup of 75 to 95 vehicles was reported following whiteout conditions on Tuesday morning, News 5 Cleveland reports. The pileup occurred on SR-8 between Route 303 and Seasons Road. There is no word yet on whether anyone was injured. SR-8 has since reopened in both directions.

Source: Separate 75 and 50 vehicle pileups reported in Ohio

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Pittsburgh police cruiser involved in crash on city’s North Side

Crash happened Sunday evening

It is unclear at this time if anyone was injured in the crash.

Nicholas Najeski, 33, of West Mifflin, was charged with multiple offenses after the crash including driving under the influence.

Source: Pittsburgh police cruiser involved in crash on city’s North Side

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Woman Dies Following Monday Vehicle Accident In Monroeville – CBS Pittsburgh

A woman dies following a car crash in Monroeville.

Source: Woman Dies Following Vehicle Accident In Monroeville – CBS Pittsburgh

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New intercity bus service, FlixBus, to begin service in Pittsburgh on Nov. 14 | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Until now, the only options in Pittsburgh for long-distance ground transportation besides cars have been Greyhound bus, MegaBus, and the sporadic Amtrak train. FlixBus, a bus service originating in Germany, will expand its U.S. service to Pittsburgh starting Thu., Nov. 14.

FlixBus will launch service between Columbus, Ohio, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C. Unlike other bus services, which usually stop in other areas like State College or Harrisburg, FlixBus is direct. The estimated travel time for a MegaBus trip from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., is around six and a half hours, while the same trip for Greyhound is anywhere between six and eight and a half hours. On FlixBus, the estimated travel time is around four and a half hours.

Source: New intercity bus service, FlixBus, to begin service in Pittsburgh on Nov. 14 | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Car lands on top of 2 others in Pittsburgh crash | TribLIVE.com

One car landed on top of two others after a crash in Pittsburgh’s Crawford-Roberts neighborhood, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI.

The crash happened just before 12:30 a.m. Friday on Dinwiddie Street. Nobody was hurt, officials told WPXI.

Other details about the crash were not immediately available.

The vehicles were towed away.

Source: Car lands on top of 2 others in Pittsburgh crash | TribLIVE.com

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LIBERTY TUNNEL CRASH: 4-vehicle crash inside Liberty Tunnel causes significant traffic delays leaving city | WPXI

A four-vehicle crash that happened in the outbound lanes of the Liberty Tunnel caused significant traffic delays.

Source: LIBERTY TUNNEL CRASH: 4-vehicle crash inside Liberty Tunnel causes significant traffic delays leaving city | WPXI

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Woman In Custody After Leading Police On High-Speed Chase Down I-79S – CBS Pittsburgh

One woman is in custody after leading police on a two-county high-speed chase Saturday afternoon.

Source: Woman In Custody After Leading Police On High-Speed Chase Down I-79S – CBS Pittsburgh

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UAW union president takes leave of absence as corruption probe expands – CNN

New York (CNN Business)The president of the United Auto Workers, Gary Jones, will take a leave of absence amid a growing scandal involving the union and its finances.

Jones requested the leave of absence following a vote by the executive board, the UAW said Saturday in a statement. Vice President Rory Gamble, head of the union’s Ford department, will serve as interim president starting Sunday.
“The UAW is fighting tooth and nail to ensure our members have a brighter future. I do not want anything to distract from the mission. I want to do what’s best for the members of this great union,” Jones said in the statement.
Jones is stepping aside as federal prosecutors continue a probe into allegations union leaders embezzled funds and accepted bribes, including from at least one automaker, Fiat Chrysler. (FCAU)
Jones has not been charged in the scandal, and both he and the UAW have pledged full cooperation with the probe.
A lawyer for Jones did not immediately respond Saturday to a request for comment.
Agents from the FBI, IRS and Labor Department searched Jones’ home in August, an FBI spokesman confirmed to CNN.
Nine people have pleaded guilty in the scandal, including former union officials, the widow of one union official, and employees at Fiat Chrysler who dealt with the union. Fiat Chrysler has declined to comment.
A top union official, Vance Pearson, was the first active union official to be indicted earlier this year.

Source: UAW union president takes leave of absence as corruption probe expands – CNN

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Shaler Bus Driver Fired After Being Captured On Camera Driving Through High Floodwaters – CBS Pittsburgh

Shaler School District is investigating after a school bus driving through high floodwaters was captured.

Source: Shaler Bus Driver Fired After Being Captured On Camera Driving Through High Floodwaters – CBS Pittsburgh

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California man shows up to Mt. Shasta police station with body in car

The suspect walked into a police station located more than 200 miles away from his Roseville, Calif., apartment, where three more victims were found.

A Northern California man has been arrested on suspicion of killing four people after he showed up at a police station with a body in his car.

Authorities in Mount  Shasta say the man walked into the lobby of the police department Monday afternoon and told officers he had killed four people at his apartment in Roseville, more than 200 miles away.

One of the possible victims was in his car, police say. Roseville police went to the suspect’s apartment and found three more.

Police say it appears the man knew the victims and don’t believe there’s any ongoing threat to the community.

Source: California man shows up to Mt. Shasta police station with body in car

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76-year-old woman killed in Westmoreland County crash

A 76-year-old woman was killed in a crash in Derry Township on Monday afternoon.

The crash happened shortly after 1:20 p.m. along State Route 217.

The Westmoreland County coroner said Cleo Free, of Burrell Township, Indiana County, was driving a 2013 Ford Fiesta in the southbound lanes when she failed to negotiate a slight left turn in the road, went off the road, through a fence and hit a tree.

Free was taken to the hospital where she died of her injuries.

The coroner has ruled the death as accidental.

Source: 76-year-old woman killed in Westmoreland County crash

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Police Make 2 Arrests After Chase, Crash Involving Alleged Stolen Vehicle – CBS Pittsburgh

Two people are in custody following a police chase and crash Monday night on the North Side.

Source: Police Make 2 Arrests After Chase, Crash Involving Alleged Stolen Vehicle – CBS Pittsburgh

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Gas prices fall in Pittsburgh area, according to GasBuddy | TribLIVE.com

 

Gasoline prices are down in Pittsburgh and across the nation, according to price tracking service GasBuddy.

In the Pittsburgh region, gas prices are down 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, to an average of $2.83 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 731 stations. That’s 5 cents per gallon more than a month ago, but 30.3 cents per gallon less than a year ago.

The national average price has come down 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.63. That’s up 6.5 cents per gallon from a month ago, but 25.1 cents per gallon lower than a year ago

Source: Gas prices fall in Pittsburgh area, according to GasBuddy | TribLIVE.com

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No injuries reported in 2 vehicle crash in Baldwin | TribLIVE.com

A two-vehicle crash in Baldwin closed Curry Hollow Road for about an hour Monday evening.

Allegheny County dispatchers said no injuries were reported in connection with the incident near the intersection of Curry Hollow and Brownsville roads. Emergency responders cleared the scene shortly before 9:15 p.m.

Source: No injuries reported in 2 vehicle crash in Baldwin | TribLIVE.com

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Car slams into group of people enjoying autumn hayride, at least 11 injured – ABC News

At least 11 people have been hurt, one of them critically, after a car slammed into people enjoying an autumn hayride on Saturday afternoon about 55 miles west of Chicago.

Authorities say that the accident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in Little Rock Township, Illinois.

All of the 11 victims are adults, 3 of which were hurt seriously, according to ABC’s Chicago station WLS-TV.

Source: Car slams into group of people enjoying autumn hayride, at least 11 injured – ABC News

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Tree-trimming truck crashes over hillside in Beaver County

Sky 4 showed the large truck lying on its side on the hillside below the road in New Sewickley Township.

Source: Tree-trimming truck crashes over hillside in Beaver County

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Fatal crash on Route 51 in Rostraver leaves 1 dead

A crash along Route 51 in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County has left one person dead, police confirmed.

The coroner identified the victim as Anna May Selembo, 86, of Belle Vernon.

Selembo tried to cross over Route 51 from Gallatin Road when she was struck by a dump truck carrying limestone, police said.

Police said the truck is owned by Fleming Truck Company, in Charleroi, and their owners were on the scene, expressing their sadness about the fatal accident.

Source: Fatal crash on Route 51 in Rostraver leaves 1 dead

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Illinois man accused of driving SUV into family, killing 1 and injuring 4 | Fox News

An Illinois man was charged with first-degree murder Saturday after he allegedly drove his SUV into a family outside a soccer game, killing a man and injuring four other people.

Priscilian Carranza, 22, of Waukegan, fled the scene but was later taken into custody after a patrol officer stopped a damaged SUV that fit the description provided by witnesses.

According to a Waukegan police statement, officers responded to reports of a fight at the Lake County Sports Center parking lot on the city’s west side.

Source: Illinois man accused of driving SUV into family, killing 1 and injuring 4 | Fox News

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Car slams into jewelry store in Monroeville, driver arrested

Driver has not yet been identified

A car crashed through the front door of a jewelry store in Monroeville and the driver was taken into custody Friday evening.

Surveillance cameras outside of James Douglas Jewelers captured the dark colored sedan smashing into the front of the building and then backing up.

Source: Car slams into jewelry store in Monroeville, driver arrested

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KENDRIC BROWN: Wanted man in custody after leading police on chase in U-Haul truck | WPXI

UNIONTOWN, Pa. – A police chase in Uniontown involving a U-Haul truck ended with a crash into another vehicle and a home on Tuesday.

Police said they received information from dispatchers that a wanted man, Kendric Brown, was in the area of Dunlap Street and Pershing Court driving a U-Haul truck.

Source: KENDRIC BROWN: Wanted man in custody after leading police on chase in U-Haul truck | WPXI

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Out-Of-Control Tractor Trailer Smashes Into Parked Cars, Garage In Westmoreland Co. – CBS Pittsburgh

YOUNGWOOD, Pa. (KDKA) – Multiple first responders were on the scene in Westmoreland County after a tractor trailer tore through Youngwood, leaving a trail of damage in its wake.

According to the Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department, the incident happened on Third Street in Youngwood, Westmoreland County shortly after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The fire department says a tractor trailer smashed into parked cars. Witnesses tell KDKA the truck was swerving before it hit another car with a woman and children inside.

The truck then tore down a traffic signal pole, bringing live wires onto the road, before it rammed into a woman’s garage.

State Police are trying to figure out what caused the crash.

Source: Out-Of-Control Tractor Trailer Smashes Into Parked Cars, Garage In Westmoreland Co. – CBS Pittsburgh

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TRUCK CRASH: Truck smashes into house in Everson | WPXI

A pickup truck smashed right into a home in Everson early Saturday morning, emergency officials said.

Source: TRUCK CRASH: Truck smashes into house in Everson | WPXI

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6 Drug-Impaired Drivers Arrested After State Police DUI Checkpoint – CBS Pittsburgh

Six people were arrested after a Pennsylvania State Police DUI checkpoint.

Source: 6 Drug-Impaired Drivers Arrested After State Police DUI Checkpoint – CBS Pittsburgh