MCMURRAY (KDKA) — Multiple fire companies respond for hours Monday night in Peters Township.
The fire broke out in a home at the end of a secluded road where an elderly couple lived.
When firefighters arrived the wife was out of the home but her husband was not able to make it out.
Firefighters had to go in to rescue him. The first time they tried to reach him, the smoke was heavy and they had to wait for a pumper truck to arrive.
“And they had said that there was entrapment inside the house,” said Chief Michael McLaughlin, of the Peters Township Fire Department.
A neighbor called 911 shortly before 5:30 p.m. after seeing smoke coming from the home at the end of the street on Clara Lane.
Neighbors told fire crews that an elderly couple lived at the end of the cul-de-sac. The wife had made it out, but her husband was still inside.
“We stretched the line into the house and we were able to stretch the line and continue our search, they found a victim at that time, inside of the house,” Chief McLaughlin said.
CARNEGIE, Pa. (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police are investigating a shooting that occurred after an underage house party in Carnegie overnight.
Investigators said it happened on Ross Avenue around midnight.
The victim and others allegedly walked to Carnegie Elementary School’s football field after learning police were on their way to the house. They were then confronted by three black men.
An altercation followed, and the 21-year-old victim was shot in the back and arm.
The motive is still unknown at this time, and there are no suspects so far.
Police are asking anyone who has information about the shooting to call 911.
City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and federal offices and courts will be closed Monday for Veterans Day.
Banks will be closed. State liquor stores will be open. Post offices will be closed, with no pickup or delivery of regular mail. Garbage will be picked up normally.
The Port Authority of Allegheny County will operate regular bus, T and incline service. The Downtown Service Center will be closed.
PENN HILLS (KDKA) — A 27-year-old man was arrested yesterday after fleeing police and attempting to throw away a bag of marijuana.
Penn Hills Police originally tried to stop Davaughn Jones for not using his turn signal while turning into the Penn Hills Shopping Center from Rodi Road.
The report from an officer states that he was in a marked police car and uniform during the incident and that the Jones was looking at him through the rear view mirror. Another patrol car also pursued Jones after he sped away from the first officer on Universal Road.
Jones then got out of his car on Collins Drive and ran from the Penn Hill officers, which was when he threw a “large bag” of marijuana in a wooded creek bed.
The officers were able to catch up with Jones and arrested him. They found then that Jones had a small bag of cocaine in his possession.
Jones had a warrant for a probation violation for robbery.
Drinkers in Allegheny County bought the most booze from state stores last year, purchasing more than $309 million worth of wine and liquor from Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores in Allegheny County, according to the latest state report.
In addition, Pittsburgh hosts the general retail location with the highest annual sales.
Here is a look at the latest results:
Allegheny County District Attorney:
Stephen Zappala Jr. 57.08 %
Lisa Middleman 42.76 %
Allegheny County Executive:
Rich Fitzgerald 68.01 %
Matt Drozd 31.54 %
Allegheny County Controller:
Chelsa Wagner 63.17 %
Brooke D. Nadonley 36.67 %
Pittsburgh Parks Referendum
No 48.16 %
Yes 51.84 %
Superior Court (Vote for 2)
Amanda Green-Hawkins 24.94 %
Daniel D. McCaffery 25.72 %
Megan McCarthy King 25.55 %
Christylee Peck 23.79 %
Beaver County Sheriff
Wayne Kress 45.49 %
Tony Guy 53.05 %
Westmoreland County Sheriff
James Albert 52.91 %
Jonathan Held 46.90 %
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he first snow of the season will be flying in the air Thursday … in the mountains.
A strong autumn cold front will send in the chilliest air so far this season Thursday. Most of the area will have on and off rain showers, 20 to 25 mph wind gusts and temperatures stuck in the 40s through the day.
The mountains of Garrett, Somerset and Preston counties will have the first snow of the year for a few hours Thursday.
A Penn Hills man was found shot to death inside his home Wednesday evening after a report of a home invasion, police said.
The victim, identified by the medical examiner as 35-year-old Aaron Evans, was found dead when police responded to the 7200 block of Lawton Street a little after 6:15 p.m.Allegheny County police said Evans did not show up to get his child from daycare Wednesday afternoon. Investigators determined that it was around the time Evans would have been leaving the house when he was confronted by three men, at least one of whom had a gun.
“We’re not sure exactly what happened inside the home, but we know he was forced back inside the home. At some point, he was shot,” county police Inspector Andrew Schurman said.
The house had been ransacked, and police said robbery appears to be a motive for the shooting.
“That’s something we’re trying to determine more definitively — what the motive was, and why he was selected,” Schurman said. “At this point, we have no reason to think he was randomly selected. There was something in his life that caused these men to show up and ransack his home.”
No suspects have been identified. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call county police at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Anonymous calls will be accepted.
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
MONROEVILLE, Pa. —
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.
Citing a frustration with her elected representation, Jessica Benham, a community organizer and cofounder of the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy has announced her candidacy to take on 25-year incumbent Harry Readshaw next spring.
“I’m running for State Legislature because I continue to hear, every day, in neighborhoods throughout the district, that our community is ready for a State Representative who is firmly committed to Democratic and progressive values. If elected, I will be that representative,” Benham said. “As we campaign throughout the district, I’m excited to hear from community members and better understand their concerns and ideas for how to build a brighter future. It’s time that we focused on real solutions to the disparities between our neighborhoods and many others in the greater Pittsburgh Area.
Police said three people were inside the vehicle when the crash happened. All three were transported to area hospitals. The front seat passenger, a 23-year-old man, died at the hospital. The driver, a 24-year-old man, was treated and released and the rear passenger, a 23-year-old man, is in stable condition.The crash happened at the intersection of Lysle Boulevard and Center Street around 7 a.m. Police said the vehicle was traveling west on Lysle Boulevard when it struck into the building.
Late Saturday night, emergency officials were at the scene of an explosion and fire evacuating nearby residents due to a safety issue. The county bomb squad was also called to the scene.
One person is dead after a shooting in Rankin on Saturday night.
There was a heavy police presence along Gas Street. The Rankin Police chief said officers believe the shootout was drug and gang related. They told Channel 11 there could be retaliation for the shooting.
Two people were being detained for questioning in connection with the shooting.
Sincere and Tijair Smith, both 18, were found hiding in the bushes near the Macy’s backstage mall entrance.
A Monroeville Mall spokesperson said: “We are aware of an incident that occurred overnight in the parking lot. Monroeville Police responded quickly and are investigating.”
In recent years, the mall and the area immediately surrounding it have been at the center of investigations from fights to shootings.