Body found inside car that exploded in Cranberry restaurant parking lot – WPXI

RANBERRY, Pa. — A body was found inside the burned-out remains of a car in Cranberry Friday evening.

Channel 11′s crew at the scene could see the remains inside what was left of the vehicle.

Viewer video sent to Channel 11 showed massive flames engulfing the vehicle as it sat in the parking lot near Moe’s and Red Robin. Fire officials said the vehicle exploded.

Source: Body found inside car that exploded in Cranberry restaurant parking lot – WPXI

Monroeville woman, 64, sues restaurant, police after arrest over wrong food order | TribLIVE.com

A Monroeville woman is suing a police officer and a Panda Express restaurant, alleging she was arrested for complaining that she got the wrong meal.

According to the lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court, Diana Broadnax, 64, went to the Panda Express on William Penn Highway in Monroeville on May 5, 2019, to place a take-out order.

When she got home, she realized she had gotten the wrong order, the lawsuit said. She immediately went back to the restaurant to exchange it.

According to the complaint, the manager, who is described as a white woman, responded angrily, yelled at Broadnax, who is Black, and threatened to call the police.

The manager did call the Monroeville police, complaining that Broadnax had been disorderly and was drunk.

“Plaintiff was not intoxicated, had not consumed any alcohol, was not disorderly, and since it was Sunday, her only activity before going to the Panda Express, was to attend church services,” the lawsuit said.

It continued that Broadnax had not engaged in any physical or verbal activity that justified the manager’s behavior or her calling the police.

Source: Monroeville woman, 64, sues restaurant, police after arrest over wrong food order | TribLIVE.com

15-year-old boy dead in Lincoln-Lemington shooting | TribLIVE.com

A 15-year-old boy was killed after a shooting in Pittsburgh’s Lincoln-Lemington neighborhood Tuesday night, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner.

Don Angelo Castapheny of Pittsburgh was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police from Zone 5 responded to the 1300 block of Montezuma Street around 9:10 p.m., and shortly after found Castapheny in the 1400 block of Olivant Street, a few blocks away.

Police said they do not have a description of a suspect.

The city’s Mobile Crime and Violent Crime units were processing the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

Source: 15-year-old boy dead in Lincoln-Lemington shooting | TribLIVE.com

Allegheny Co. Police Investigating McKeesport Shooting – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MCKEESPORT (KDKA) — Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that took place in McKeesport.

When first responders arrived at the scene, in the Harrison Village housing complex, they found a 19-year-old man who had been shot in the chest.

He was taken to an area hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-833-ALL-TIPS.

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

Source: Allegheny Co. Police Investigating McKeesport Shooting – CBS Pittsburgh

SWAT called to Arlington home after neighbor dispute

PITTSBURGH —SWAT was called after a dispute in Arlington Sunday afternoon.

Pittsburgh police responded to the 2800 block of Spring Street around noon for man in dispute with his neighbors.

When officers arrived, they were alerted that the man went inside of his residence. Police say the man refused the commands from officers to come outside.

Police learned the man had warrants after he had barricaded himself inside the house.

Upon the arrival of SWAT, the suspect walked out of the house and surrendered to police without incident.

Source: SWAT called to Arlington home after neighbor dispute

Man in critical condition after shooting in Millvale

Allegheny County police are investigating after a man was shot in Millvale Sunday afternoon.

County 911 was notified of a shooting in the 300 block of North Avenue around 2:30 p.m.

First responders found a 36-year-old man shot in the chest. The victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

Homicide detectives have initiated an investigation.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the County Police Tip Line 1-833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

Source: Man in critical condition after shooting in Millvale

Wilkinsburg man pleads to manslaughter after friend is killed in drug deal gone bad | TribLIVE.com

A Wilkinsburg man with ties to two high-profile cases pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter in an unrelated shooting.

Demetres Beck, 26, admitted to Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Edward J. Borkowski that he and a friend, Kierre Simmons, participated in a robbery on Dec. 29, 2014.

According to Deputy District Attorney Ilan Zur, Beck and Simmons went to a home in North Braddock to buy marijuana that day, but then pulled guns and tried to rob the two men selling it.

Police said Beck pulled the trigger first, and the sellers had guns and returned fire.

Simmons, 25, of Shadyside, was killed.

Beck was ordered to serve 2-1/2 to five years in prison to be followed by three years probation.

Defense attorney Casey White said his client has already serve 55 months in custody.

During the hearing, Beck apologized to the court for his actions.

Source: Wilkinsburg man pleads to manslaughter after friend is killed in drug deal gone bad | TribLIVE.com

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

Hundreds Show Up For License To Carry Event In Allegheny County – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

ELIZABETH, Pa. (KDKA) — Hundreds of people have shown up for a license to carry and medicine dropoff event at the Forward Township Municipal Building.

KDKA crews observed 226 people showed up between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m.

People are also asked to bring a completed application, a valid PA driver’s license or ID and $20 cash.

The agencies are also hosting Project D.U.M.P. and people can drop off unused or expired medications. The agencies say that glass bottles, liquids, syringes, inhalers/insulin and creams will not be accepted.

Source: Hundreds Show Up For License To Carry Event In Allegheny County – CBS Pittsburgh

One Person Killed, Another Left In Critical Condition In Saw Mill Run Blvd. Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A crash along Saw Mill Run Boulevard has left a 26-year-old woman dead and another in critical condition.

Police say the single-vehicle crash happened around 11:20 p.m. on Saturday night.

When first responders arrived at the scene, there were two female victims inside a sedan that had struck a utility pole.

Paramedics pronounced 26-year-old Katherine Lynn Barvilchak dead at the scene. The other occupant was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

Saw Mill Run Boulevard was closed in both directions while the Collision Investigation Unit processed the scene.

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

Source: One Person Killed, Another Left In Critical Condition In Saw Mill Run Blvd. Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

Source: https://triblive.com/local/1-killed-1-hurt-in-crash-on-saw-mill-run-boulevard/

Argument leads to shooting in Penn Hills

Penn Hills police said two men were arguing at a bar and the argument continued as they walked in the area.

At one point, one of the men pulled out a gun and shot the other near the Sunoco gas station.

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No suspects have been identified.

Source: Argument leads to shooting in Penn Hills

Several water main breaks in Allegheny County this morning

One of the breaks happened on 20th Street at East Carson Street, shutting down the westbound side of East Carson Street near that intersection.

Another happened on Sarah Street near East Carson Street. Sarah Street is being blocked in that area.

A third water main break happened right outside of a home on Short Street in Baldwin.

Source: Several water main breaks in Allegheny County this morning

19-year-old woman dead following shooting in Pittsburgh -WTAE

PITTSBURGH —A 19-year-old woman was killed in a shooting in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim early Thursday morning as Kwaeonte Carpenter, of Pittsburgh.

Police said the incident began a little after 8:30 p.m. when they got a Shotspotter alert on the 300 block of Flowers Avenue in the city’s Hazelwood neighborhood.

Responding officers said a vehicle stopped in front of them on Blair Street near the intersection with Eliza Street with two gunshot victims inside.

Carpenter was shot in the shoulder and taken to the hospital, where she died.

A man suffered a gunshot wound to the hand.

No arrests have been announced.

The investigation is ongoing.

Source: 19-year-old woman dead following shooting in Pittsburgh

Man killed in home invasion, one charged

Police said it was reported that two men invaded the home in the 2900 block of Grover Street in McKeesport. A witness told police there was a knock at the rear door of the home and when they answered, a firearm was pointed in their face.

A witness identified Hale, and it was reported that Hale hit Gutierrez-Faust in the head and face multiple times and then strangled him, according to the criminal complaint.

The second suspect, still unidentified, then reached into Gutierrez-Faust’s pocket after and took money and crack cocaine, according to the document.

Police said it was reported that two men invaded the home in the 2900 block of Grover Street in McKeesport. A witness told police there was a knock at the rear door of the home and when they answered, a firearm was pointed in their face.

A witness identified Hale, and it was reported that Hale hit Gutierrez-Faust in the head and face multiple times and then strangled him, according to the criminal complaint.

The second suspect, still unidentified, then reached into Gutierrez-Faust’s pocket after and took money and crack cocaine, according to the document.

Source: Man killed in home invasion, one charged

One dead after crash in Hampton | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An Allegheny County man died after he was involved in a crash Friday evening in Hampton, the county Office of the Medical Examiner said.

Douglas Hanson, 57, died at Allegheny General Hospital after the single-vehicle wreck in the 4000 block of Branding Place, according to the office. It listed his home as the Allison Park area.

The county had reported a vehicle over a hillside late Friday at the Branding Place location. It occurred shortly before 7 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Hampton police could not be reached immediately early Saturday.

Source: One dead after crash in Hampton | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Early morning fire destroys Carnegie home, damages another | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two people got out safely after a fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at a home in the 100 block of Railroad Avenue in Carnegie.

 

 

According to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette news partner KDKA, a mother and her adult son were able to safely get out of the home that caught fire.

A neighbor who lives in one of the nearby houses told KDKA her house had smoke and water damage.

The Red Cross arrived at the scene to assist both families, KDKA said.

The Allegheny County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

First Published January 19, 2021, 4:42am

Source: Early morning fire destroys Carnegie home, damages another | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Allegheny Co. Police Investigating Fatal Shooting In Penn Hills

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PENN HILLS (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police are investigating a deadly shooting that took place in Penn Hills.

Police say 32-year-old Jamal Pamplin was shot several times just before midnight on Saturday night along Frankstown Road.

Pamplin was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

Allegheny County Police say that their initial investigations shows that Pamplin was shot while in the Monroe Muffler parking lot across from the Numbers Lounge, and that several vehicles were in the Monroe Muffler parking lot at the time.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area of Monroe Muffler or Numbers Lounge around midnight on Saturday night to contact the Allegheny County Police’s Homicide Unit.

Source: Allegheny Co. Police Investigating Fatal Shooting In Penn Hills

Allegheny County Department of Human Services and local foundations partner to keep learning hubs open – Pittsburgh Current

By Mary Niederberger
Pittsburgh Current Education Writer
mary@pittsburghcurrent.com

A month ago, the future of the community learning hubs that were serving more than 1,700 students who needed a supervised setting during online school days in the fall was uncertain as initial funding was running dry.

But now, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services has partnered with local foundations to ensure that 60 hubs throughout the county will remain open through the school year if they are needed.

Elaine Plunkett, DHS communications specialist, said the department has already secured $500,000 in foundation funding and is applying for grants with additional foundations at the same time it is leveraging department funds to keep the hubs in operation.

Currently, three foundations have agreed to provide some funding. Those foundations and grant amounts are: the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, $100,000; Jefferson Regional Foundation, $200,000; and McElhattan Foundation $200,000.

“The 60 learning hubs (30 are outside of Pittsburgh) are critical resources for children and families,” Plunkett wrote in an email.

Those sentiments were echoed by James Fogarty, executive director of A+Schools advocacy group.

Source: Allegheny County Department of Human Services and local foundations partner to keep learning hubs open – Pittsburgh Current

Former Pittsburgh Steeler Sam Davis’ Family Sues McKeesport Personal Care Home For Negligence In His Death – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The family of former Pittsburgh Steeler Sam Davis is suing a personal care home in McKeesport, claiming negligence in connection with his death.

A lawsuit was filed against New Life Personal Care Home, Inc. in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.

The lawsuit says in 1991 during his football career, Davis sustained a significant head injury that worsened over time. According to the lawsuit, Davis lived on the second floor of the facility and had access to a private staircase, though he was legally blind and “had difficulty ambulating.”

He was reported missing in September when he failed to show up for breakfast, the lawsuit says, and was found 14 hours later, dead at the bottom of the stairs.

“During the entire 14-hour time that Sam was missing, the Defendant facility failed to discover Sam’s body in this stairwell. Sam was alive and capable of being saved after his fall down the staircase, but Defendant’s delay caused or contributed to his death,” the lawsuit reads.

The lawsuit is claiming damages pursuant to the Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Act.

Davis was a four-time Super Bowl champion.

Source: Former Pittsburgh Steeler Sam Davis’ Family Sues McKeesport Personal Care Home For Negligence In His Death – CBS Pittsburgh

Man found dead inside home after shots reported in Allegheny County community

WILKINSBURG, Pa. — A man was found dead inside a home in Wilkinsburg early Thursday morning after a report of shots fired, police said.

Allegheny County 911 was notified just after 3 a.m. of the shots fired on Wright Street.

First responders found a man inside the home who had been shot, investigators said. He was pronounced dead.

Homicide detectives are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.

Source: Man found dead inside home after shots reported in Allegheny County community

Building collapses in East Pittsburgh

A building started to collapse in East Pittsburgh late Thursday evening.

The building is located along Main Street.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 is working to learn if the building was occupied and if anyone was injured.

Stay with the WTAE mobile app for updates. Download the app now to stay connected with breaking news updates.

Source: Building collapses in East Pittsburgh

Person Found Shot On Side Of Road In Robinson Township, State Police Investigating – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — State Police are investigating after a person was found shot along Maple Grove Road in Robinson Township.

Washington County dispatchers tell KDKA that the person was found shot on the side of the road near Steubenville Pike. Police said a man was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital.

Source: Person Found Shot On Side Of Road In Robinson Township, State Police Investigating – CBS Pittsburgh

47-Year-Old Man In Critical Condition After Penn Hills Shooting – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PENN HILLS, Pa. (KDKA) — Police say a man is in critical condition after a shooting in Penn Hills.

On Monday, the Allegheny County Police Department said it was notified of a shooting in the 8800 block of Marion Way. Law enforcement says first responders found a 47-year-old man who was shot multiple times.

He was taken to a local hospital, and police are investigating

Source: 47-Year-Old Man In Critical Condition After Penn Hills Shooting – CBS Pittsburgh

Woman in critical condition after shooting in Wilkinsburg – WTAE

WILKINSBURG, Pa. —A woman is in critical condition after a shooting in Wilkinsburg Saturday afternoon.

Wilkinsburg Police officers responded to a reports of a shooting in the 1200 block of Morrow Street around 3 p.m.

First responders found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck. She was transported to the hospital and is listed in critical condition.

The investigative assistance of the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit was requested.

According to police, detectives responded to the scene and have initiated an investigation.

Source: Woman in critical condition after shooting in Wilkinsburg

Firefighters battle flames inside Monroeville Mall on Sunday morning –  WTAE

MONROEVILLE, Pa. —Investigators said a fire broke out inside the Monroeville Mall early Sunday.

The first was reported extinguished around 8:30 a.m.

Firefighters said the fire started in the back of a tenant space near the rear of the food court.

The system sprinkler was activated and doused the flames.

Crews spent time ventilating smoke circulating inside the mall.

Minor water damage was reported.

It’s unclear what caught fire in the tenant space.

Source: Firefighters battle flames inside Monroeville Mall

Daniel Pastorek died in the Allegheny County Jail but he shouldn’t have been there in the first place – Pittsburgh Current

“There was not a single violent tendency in that man, you can tell by looking at his record. And his entire criminal record is because of alcoholism and substance-use disorder, homelessness and poverty.”

For days, members of the Allegheny County Jail Oversight Board did not know who had really died within the walls of the jail on November 26. That is because they were emailed an old notice, a death copy-and-pasted from before, from another death that took place inside the ACJ earlier this year.

Jail administrators didn’t realize their error for nearly a week, according to Allegheny County Councilor at Large Bethany Hallam, who is also a member of the jail oversight board. She couldn’t believe what she was seeing:  administrators had mistaken the jail’s most recent death for another, a suicide that occurred in June. To Hallam, it felt careless.

(The Allegheny County jail has one of the highest suicide rates in the country. There were nine suicides at the facility between 2016 and June of this year.)

Source: Daniel Pastorek died in the Allegheny County Jail but he shouldn’t have been there in the first place – Pittsburgh Current

Man acquitted in Wilkinsburg massacre pleads guilty to federal gun charges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man acquitted in the slayings of five people and an unborn baby at a western Pennsylvania cookout more than 4 1/2 years ago has pleaded guilty to a firearms charge in an unrelated case.

Cheron Shelton, 33, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. He was accused of having possessed a rifle and ammunition although a felony drug conviction barred him from owning a firearm.

The firearm charge came less than two weeks after Shelton was acquitted of first- and third-degree murder in the March 2016 shootings in Wilkinsburg. Charges in that case had been dismissed earlier against 31-year-old Robert Thomas. Authorities had alleged that he opened fire and Shelton then gunned down victims running onto a porch. Authorities alleged they were targeting someone Shelton believed was involved in the 2013 murder of a friend.

Source: Man acquitted in Wilkinsburg massacre pleads guilty to federal gun charges | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Source: https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/pa-man-acquitted-in-cookout-slayings-pleads-in-firearms-case/

Body found in Allegheny River in Shaler Township

Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating the death of a person whose body was found in the river near Pine Creek.

Allegheny County police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found in the Allegheny River on Wednesday morning.

Police said 911 was notified of the body near Pine Creek in Shaler Township shortly before 8:30 a.m.

“First responders found a middle-aged white male in the river with no signs of trauma. The victim was pronounced dead on scene. Homicide detectives are initiating the investigation,” police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call county police at 833-ALL-TIPS. Anonymous calls will be accepted.

This is a developing story. Stay with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 for updates. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with breaking news.

Source: Body found in Allegheny River in Shaler Township

Video From Inside Allegheny County Jail Raises Concerns Among Elected Officials Over Food Service – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A video gaining attention on social media is raising concerns about the quality of food at the Allegheny County Jail.
Teresa Brown says she was video chatting with her nephew, an inmate at the jail, Saturday. He showed her what was on his tray for dinner and asked her to record it.
“This is the dinner that they’re serving us in the jail tonight,” the man says in the video. “Bologna with applesauce in it and Teddy Grahams. That’s the only thing that’s on our tray for dinner tonight.
”The man also asks his aunt to “make this go viral.
”Brown posted the video on social media where it has received attention from the public and local leaders.
“Animals eat better than the way my nephew was eating yesterday,” Brown said.
Someone sent the video to At-Large Allegheny County Councilwoman Bethany Hallam who also sits on the county’s jail oversight board.
Hallam says she’s heard from several inmates’ relatives about conditions inside the jail and received more complaints than usual on Saturday.

Source: Video From Inside Allegheny County Jail Raises Concerns Among Elected Officials Over Food Service – CBS Pittsburgh