The long-running TV show “Cops” will use footage filmed last summer in Pittsburgh in upcoming episodes, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman Cara Cruz.
Promotion for the Pittsburgh-based episodes started Tuesday on Twitter, when the show tweeted, “Pittsburgh we have arrived.”
The City of Greensburg Police Department is looking for a new officer.
The department is accepting applications for candidates to replace patrolman Peter Sandberg, who retired in October after 21 years on the force.
The department will accept applications through Feb. 14.
Applicants will go through a multi-stage screening process. It starts with a written exam on Feb. 29, followed by a physical agility test, interview, and psychological and medical examinations.
Full details are available at greensburgpa.org/police-department.
(CNN)A former Illinois State trooper was killed and two others were injured when a woman opened fire in a cigar lounge before taking her own life, police say.The Friday night shooting, which was captured on surveillance footage, appeared to show several people watching television in a media room when the woman sitting behind the victims stands up “without apparent provocation,” the Lisle Police Department said in a news release.The woman draws a handgun, shoots one victim in the head and then fires several rounds at the other two victims, the department said, before turning the gun on herself.One of the victims, 51-year-old retired Illinois State Police Trooper Gregory Rieves succumbed to his injuries in a nearby hospital, Illinois State Police said.
Greensburg police are asking the public’s help identifying a suspect in a burglary Saturday in the city’s Northmont area.
An unknown suspect reportedly burglarized a residence during the morning hours and fled in a Subaru SUV.
Police described the burglar as a white male about 5 feet 5 inches tall with a medium build.
Police reported he has a beard and was wearing a dark, winter hat.
A neighbor took a photograph of a light blue or gray Subaru the man was believed traveling in that was released by police.
Anyone with information should telephone police at 724-834-3800.
Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .
JOHNSTOWN, Pa (WJAC) — Police in Cambria County continue to search for a man following an altercation with an officer earlier Friday.
The Ferndale police chief says an officer suffered minor injuries Friday afternoon after getting into a struggle with a man who said he had a weapon.
Chief John Blake says the officer responded to the 100 block of Quaker Avenue in Ferndale for a parking complaint and reports of a man, who Blake identified as John Hoffman of Middle Taylor Township, trying to unsuccessfully carjack a vehicle.
Blake says the officer noticed Hoffman was intoxicated; Hoffman told the officer he had a gun, and they began to struggle.
According to Blake, Hoffman ran away, and a chase ensued involving other officers.
The injured officer was treated and is okay.
Hoffman remains at large and the Ferndale Police Department is currently consulting with the Cambria County district attorney to press charges.
PITTSBURGH — A main artery for drivers in Pittsburgh is one of the locations for PennDOT’s new Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program.
A two-mile stretch of Boulevard of the Allies (PA 885) is one of the locations where the mobile speed cameras will be in use.The Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits by 11 mph or more.
A 60-day pre-enforcement period is currently underway. Drivers will be penalized beginning March 4.
- A first offense will result in a warning letter to the registered vehicle owner.
- There will be a $75 fine for a second offense and a $150 fine for third and subsequent offenses.
- These violations are civil penalties only; no points will be assessed to driver’s licenses.
A North Braddock woman is suing North Braddock Borough and four police officers in federal court for allegedly violating her civil rights after her arrest for filming an Aug. 19 traffic stop.
Keaira Booker, 23, said that she was wrongly arrested when a North Braddock police officer spotted her filming the traffic stop near Brinton and Sheridan Streets in North Braddock.
Police did not say exactly when the burglary occurred in Northmont but posted images and surveillance video on Tuesday.
Anyone with information is asked to call 724-834-3800.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. —Police officers were shot Tuesday in the Jersey City standoff that left a neighborhood, including a school, on lockdown, authorities said.
Sporadic, heavy gunfire rang out over the course of at least an hour along a major thoroughfare. SWAT teams, state police and federal agents responded to the scene, and police blocked off the area, which has a Catholic school, some stores, a kosher supermarket and a hair stylist.Advertisement
FBI spokeswoman Patty Hartman said that more than one officer has been shot but could not give any other information. She said the bureau is assisting.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the Jersey City Police Department, especially with the officers shot during this standoff, and with the residents and schoolchildren currently under lockdown,” Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said. “I have every confidence in our law enforcement professionals to ensure the safety of the community and resolve this situation.”
A police officer in Arkansas was shot and killed as he sat in his patrol vehicle outside his police station Saturday night before the suspected shooter was gunned down by responding officers in a nearby alley, according to officials.
The Fayetteville Police Department said in a news release the incident happened around 9:42 p.m. when officers inside the station heard gunshots, went outside and heard additional gunshots before encountering a suspect behind the police department fleeing the area. After a confrontation where the suspect was shot and killed, deputies discovered Officer Stephen Carr shot inside his patrol vehicle.
“It appears the suspect came into the back parking lot and just executed my officer,” Fayetteville Police Chief Mike Reynolds said at a brief news conference.
Reynolds told reporters that the suspect, 35-year-old London Phillips, of Fayetteville, was chased into an alley between the police department and the city prosecutor’s office. Officers then “engaged the suspect,” and shots were fired, injuring Phillips.Three minutes after the shooting was reported, police said that emergency medical personnel responded to the scene, but both the officer and suspected shooter died of their injuries.
A Houston police sergeant died Saturday night after he was shot in the chest with a semi-automatic pistol during a domestic disturbance near Magnolia Park in east Houston.
Mayor Sylvester Turner praised the service of Christopher Brewster, 32, who had been with the department since 2010.
“This is a tough moment for our city,” Turner said. “Today and in days to come, years to come, we will honor him as a hero in the city of Houston for the work he performed on behalf of everyone in the city.”
Officers were called at about 5:50 p.m. to the 7400 block of Avenue I after a woman told 911 dispatchers that her boyfriend was assaulting her and that he had two firearms, Police Chief Art Acevedo said during a press conference.
Kiefer Police Chief Johnny O’Mara shared a photo of the insulting cup handed to one of his officers, who purchased the beverages on Thursday morning in Glenpool, just south of Tulsa, as a kind gesture for the dispatchers on duty.
“What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town,” O’Mara wrote in a Facebook post that quickly went viral.
The barista has been suspended “pending the outcome of our investigation,” Starbucks told FOX 25 Thursday night.
SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Sheriff’s investigators have arrested a 13-year-old boy after responding to a call of a threat to shoot staff members and fellow students at Ánimo Mae Jemison Charter Middle School in South Los Angeles, authorities announced Friday.
According to Undersheriff Tim Murakami, deputies from the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Century station initiated the investigation, which led to a search warrant and the seizure of a AR-15 rifle, a large cache of ammunition and “a list of intended victims and a drawing of the school layout.”
At a morning news conference, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said several students notified teachers after overhearing a threat that a shooting would take place at the campus on Friday.
A stand-off at a Hong Kong university campus has led to fiery clashes overnight, as hundreds of protesters tried to repel a police advance.
Large fires broke out at entrances to the Polytechnic University (PolyU), where protesters hurled petrol bombs and shot arrows from behind barricades.
Officers earlier warned they could use live ammunition if protesters did not stop attacking them using such weapons.
Months of anti-government protests have caused turmoil in the city.
The latest violence is some of the worst the semi-autonomous Chinese territory has seen since the movement began.
The police have become targets for radical demonstrators, who accuse them of excessive force.
Demonstrators have been occupying the PolyU for days. Fresh clashes erupted on Sunday, with tear gas and water cannon being met with petrol bombs, bricks and other improvised weapons.
A police media liaison officer was wounded in the leg with an arrow on Sunday.
Police said argument led to deadly gunfire
WILKINSBURG, Pa. —
A man was arrested after a deadly shooting in Wilkinsburg.
Allegheny County Police charged 32-year-old Dilon Bartifay with criminal homicide.
Police were called to Center Street around 10:30 P.M. Saturday.
Officers found a 46-year-old man with a gunshot wound.
He died at the hospital.
Officers said the victim and Bartifay got into an argument.
During the argument, Bartify allegedly shot the victim and then walked away.
The victim has not been identified.