Alligator found in parking lot of Giant Eagle in Shaler

Animal was found early Friday morning about 4am. The gator measured approximate 2 feet long.

Source: Alligator found in parking lot of Giant Eagle in Shaler

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MCKEESPORT SHOOTING: Man found shot, killed near vacant home | WPXI

MCKEESPORT, Pa. – One person is dead after a shooting in McKeesport.It happened just before 8 p.m. Saturday along Beacon Street.

According to Allegheny County Police, Delquay Lamont James, 21, was found near a vacant home with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police do not have any suspects or a motive.

Source: MCKEESPORT SHOOTING: Man found shot, killed near vacant home | WPXI

PITTSBURGH WEATHER: Strong to severe storms with potential for large hail, damaging winds Thursday

A flash flood warning is in effect for Allegheny County and Westmoreland County until 10:30 a.m. A flood advisory is in effect for Allegheny County until 9:45 a.m.

According to the National Weather Service, one inch of rain has already fallen with an additional inch of rain possible.

The warning includes over a dozen locations in Allegheny County, as well as parts of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-376.

We are tracking strong to severe storms for the afternoon and evening that will have the potential for large hail, damaging winds and frequent lightning.

Around 1 p.m., storms will start to pop up in areas north of the city of Pittsburgh.

Source: PITTSBURGH WEATHER: Strong to severe storms with potential for large hail, damaging winds Thursday

I279 MOTORCYCLE CRASH: Man killed in motorcycle crash on I-279 | WPXI

OHIO TOWNSHIP, Pa. – One person is dead after a motorcycle crash on I-279 south in Ohio Township on Thursday.

State police said Samuel Lopez, 25, from McKeesport, was killed when his motorcycle veered off the road and went down an embankment around 5 p.m.

Police are asking anyone who saw what happened to give them a call because right now, it’s not clear why Lopez lost control.

Source: I279 MOTORCYCLE CRASH: Man killed in motorcycle crash on I-279 | WPXI

Flash flood warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for northeastern and east central Allegheny County on Thursday.

The warning is in effect for east central Allegheny County until 10 p.m. Thursday.

At 6:59 p.m. radar indicated heavy rain in the affected area. Up to 2 inches of rainfall is expected, with an additional 1 inch possible. Flash flooding is expected.

Some locations that may experience flooding include Pittsburgh, Penn Hills, Monroeville, Ross Township, McCandless Township, Shaler Township, Plum, Wexford, Oakmont and Fox Chapel.

A flash flood watch remains in effect for Westmoreland and Fayette counties through Thursday evening.

Source: Flash flood warning issued

Police: Homeowner shoots and kills man who tried to force his way into Crescent Township home

Allegheny County police investigating overnight incident

Investigators said a 22-year-old man went to the home and asked for an indivudal.

According to police, the homeowner, identified only as a 59-year-old man, told the 22-year-old that the individual he was looking for did not live at the home and then shut and locked the door.

Police said the 22-year-old man then forced his way into the home and the homeowner fired several shots at him from a handgun.

Source: Police: Homeowner shoots and kills man who tried to force his way into Crescent Township home