A $2 bill with a red seal can sell for $300 to $2,500. Those with brown or blue seals can sell for hundreds.
First lady Jill Biden visited Pittsburgh on Wednesday and praised the region’s efforts in expanding workforce development programs and other career training initiatives. Pittsburgh was designated a “workforce hub” in May. That provided federal funding and other assistance to existing workforce training programs in the region.
Two students at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood were hospitalized Wednesday after they ingested “am unknown edible candy,” a school spokeswoman said. Four students were involved in the incident. Two fell ill after eating the candy, Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said. School officials are investigating
Traffic was going slow on the outbound side approaching Green Tree
Pittsburgh’s Action Traffic’s Elena LaQuatra was tracking three accidents on major roadways in Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning.
All three happened around 6:30 a.m.
Two of the crashes were on the Parkway West.
One on the outbound side approaching Greentree Road was slowing down traffic though it was clearing shortly before 7 a.m.
A crash on the inbound side at the Carnegie Busway was moved to the side of the road.
LaQuatra also said there was a crash on Route 28 inbound at the 40th Street Bridge.
Michelle Robinson, 57, is charged with aggravated assault
According to a criminal complaint for Michelle Robinson, 57, of Pittsburgh, the victim told police Robinson was keeping the remote control from him in her purse, and he asked for it multiple times.
According to the court paperwork, the third time the victim asked, Robinson pulled a knife out and stabbed him in the hand.
The court paperwork said that Robinson initially told police the victim stabbed himself and then later said the victim had assaulted her.
Stephen Zappala was reelected as Allegheny County district attorney, beating challenger Matt Dugan for the seat. Zappala has served in the role since 1998.
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The new store at a Pittsburgh mall is slated to open next year.
BETHEL PARK, PA — Construction has begun at South Hills Village on a project that will transform the long-vacant Sears space into an Iowa department store chain’s first Pennsylvania location. Iowa-based Von Maur plans to open the two-story, 118,000-square-foot store next fall.
Dino nuggets from Tyson foods may have metal pieces in the chicken, according to a recall alert.
A water main break has caused a boil water warning in Ligonier Borough, Laurel Mountain Borough and parts of Ligonier and Fairfield townships.
Members of Westmoreland County’s largest labor union on Thursday continued to pressure county commissioners to return to the bargaining table. Members of the Service Employees International Union and HealthCare Pennsylvania conducted informational picketing in front of the Westmoreland County Courthouse as well as other county facilities including Area Agency on Aging.
ALLEGHENY COUNTY, Pa. — Fox Chapel police are working with different agencies after several mansions in the area were targeted and burglarized over the weekend.
Police are warning families to be extra vigilant, and some neighbors are on edge after the burglaries.
Fourth quarter Kenny did it again!
Pickett hit wide receiver Diontae Johnson for a 3-yard touchdown with 4:06 to play to give the Steelers the lead for good in a 20-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
Allegheny County Police said one person was found shot to death in Homestead early Wednesday morning.
The shooting happened around 1:10 a.m. on the 300 block of East 12th Avenue.
Shots were fired outside a home near the intersection of Ann Street, according to Allegheny County Police.
Detectives said one man was found shot to death outside the home and the other was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.
The man killed was identified by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office as Eric Stephens, 38, of McKees Rocks.
A scratch-off ticket revealed a $1 million prize for a lucky customer at a GetGo store in Western Pennsylvania.
Nathan Eovaldi pitched six gutsy innings, Mitch Garver broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the seventh and the Texas Rangers won their first World Series championship by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 in Game 5.
WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. — The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the Welcome Home Shelter and Union Mission in Westmoreland County have opened cold weather shelters.
The shelters, which are opening for their ninth season, provide emergency lodging to residents who are homeless or without heat on nights when it’s below 25 degrees.
“On cold winter nights, the shelters will provide a safe place for community members to stay warm,” said Director of Regional Impact Initiatives at the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania Jesse Sprajcar. “Providing basic necessities such as food, shelter and transportation, can truly transform lives, aiding individuals and families on their path to stability.”
Two Catherine Street residents were treated for smoke inhalation early Saturday morning, Oct. 28, after a fire broke out in a bedroom.
According to John Brasile, chief of the Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department, emergency responders were dispatched at 5:01 a.m. Saturday for a report of a house fire at 1632 Catherine St., Latrobe.
Brasile was the first firefighter to arrive at the scene, followed by Engine No. 2.
The Trump Organization’s $250 million fraud trial becomes a family affair Wednesday when Donald Trump Jr. becomes the first of Donald Trump’s children to take the stand.
WILKINSBURG, Pa. —
Allegheny County homicide detectives said they have made an arrest in connection with a fatal shooting that happened in May.
Police said Michael Tomlin, 32, of Verona, was pronounced dead at the scene on Franklin Avenue in Wilkinsburg on May 27.“Through witness interviews, cell phone records and surveillance video, detectives were able to determine 34-year-old Isaiah Thornton of North Braddock was responsible for the shooting,” police said in a statement Tuesday.
Thornton was being held in the county jail, pending preliminary arraignment on charges of criminal homicide and firearms violations, police said.
As countries including the United States, Canada and Cuba prepare to set clocks back an hour on Nov. 5 as daylight saving time ends, debate is once again emerging in the U.S. over whether and how to end this practice.
Oct 31 (Reuters) – As countries including the United States, Canada and Cuba prepare to set clocks back an hour on Nov. 5 as daylight saving time ends, debate is once again emerging in the U.S. over whether and how to end this practice.
Here is everything you need to know about daylight saving time and the arguments to end it.
WHAT IS DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME?
Daylight saving time is the practice of moving clocks forward by one hour during summer months so daylight lasts longer into the evening. Most of North America and Europe follows the custom, while the majority of countries elsewhere, especially those close to the equator, do not.
A man was arrested Monday for allegedly assaulting a local teacher as she left the elementary school where she works.
The assault took place outside Barrett Elementary School in Homestead around 3:20 p.m., when a man, later identified as Ibrahim Hamisu, 28, assaulted a teacher who said she had never seen him before, according to the complaint.
The teacher said Hamisu lunged at her, grabbing her arm. He wouldn’t let go, then grabbed her keys and threw them on the ground, according to the complaint. She was eventually able to get away and run back to the school. She said Hamisu just walked away on the sidewalk as though nothing happened.
Drivers traveling northbound on PA Turnpike 43, also known as the Mon/Fayette Expressway, may run into delays this week as workers erect bridge beams over Jefferson Boulevard in the borough of Jefferson Hills. On Wednesday and Thursday, Turnpike Commission maintenance vehicles plan to pace traffic between 10 a.m. and 6
You may need to keep your coat and umbrella on standby this week, but looking into the coming months, a warmer and dryer winter is potentially on the horizon.
The Pittsburgh region will see some chilly and rainy days with a slightly warmer weekend, but a climate phenomenon could mean an overall milder winter in the city, said Rich Redmond, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Moon.
Another system bringing cold air is moving south into the overnight Monday into Tuesday and will last through at least Wednesday, he said.
That front will likely bring the coldest air the Pittsburgh region has seen so far this fall, prompting a freeze warning for the area from midnight Monday through 10 a.m. Tuesday. Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing, NWS said.
It will be wise to bundle up Halloween night for trick-or-treating. Tuesday will see a high near 45 degrees, with the evening temperatures hovering around 40.
A 71-year-old Greensburg woman died in a fatal fire early Friday morning, Oct. 27, at a Dornin Street apartment building in Greensburg.
According to a public information release report filed by Westmoreland County Coroner Timothy Carson’s office, Westmoreland County 911 was notified of an automatic fire alarm at approximately 1:38 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at an apartment complex located at 828 Dornin St., Greensburg.
Firefighters extinguished the fire before finding the late Patricia M. Baylett inside her apartment.An autopsy was scheduled for later that day by Dr. Jennifer Hammers Pathology. Toxicology results will not be available for several weeks, the coroner’s office said.
The Greensburg City Police Department is also investigating the incident.
Police say the victim was pistol-whipped after he complied with demands from the robber to surrender his valuables.
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police are investigating after a man was robbed at gunpoint overnight in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood.
Pittsburgh Public Safety officials say officers responded to the 300 block of Morewood Ave. around 12:45 a.m. for reports of an armed robbery.
Officers found the victim, a man in his early 20s, on the sidewalk.
Matthew Perry, who starred as Chandler Bing in the hit series “Friends,” has died. He was 54. Coroner’s records show the Emmy-nominated actor was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Saturday.
By Rick Earle
For the past two years, 11 investigates has been documenting a shortage of police in the city of Pittsburgh, but it’s not just police dealing with manpower issues.
11 investigates discovered the city’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services is also experiencing a manpower shortage.
Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union have arrived at a tentative agreement, a deal both entities have described as historic and unprecedented.
Police on the scene told Channel 11 no one was hurt.
FOREST HILLS, Pa. — Shards of glass, pieces of metal and a hole show the extensive destruction left behind after a car slammed into a dentist’s office just after noon Friday.
“My god that’s crazy! I came to pay a bill at my dentist’s office and the whole front is gone!” Patient Jack Glasser said.