Tractor-trailer crashes into Primanti Bros. restaurant in Allegheny Co., front lobby severely damaged

ALLEGHENY CO., Pa. — A tractor-trailer crashed into a Primanti Bros. restaurant in Allegheny County early Sunday.

According to emergency responders, the crash happened around 4 a.m. at the chain’s location on Steubenville Pike (Route 60) in Crafton.

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Man shot in Swissvale, in critical condition

SWISSVALE, Pa. —A 21-year-old man was found shot in Swissvale and taken to a hospital in critical condition Thursday morning, police said.

Allegheny County homicide detectives said the victim was found with a gunshot wound to the abdomen when police responded to a report of a shooting at Woodstock Avenue and Ardmore Street just after 10:40 a.m.

No suspects have been identified. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 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: Man shot in Swissvale, in critical condition

One injured after crash near Dormont pool

At least one person was transported to the hospital following a crash near the Dormont pool on Tuesday night, according to Post-Gazette news partner KDKA.

A white car appeared to have crossed the center line along McFarland Road/ Route 19 and crashed by the tennis courts.

A dark-colored SUV on a flatbed truck was being towed, KDKA reported.

No other information was immediately available.

Source: One injured after crash near Dormont pool

Tionna Highsmith death ruled a homicide.

 

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner today ruled the death of Tionna Highsmith a homicide.

Highsmith was shot and paralyzed in 2005 when she was caught in the crossfire of a shootout during a church festival in Brighton Heights. She was found deceased in her apartment in January. Highsmith was 29.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police continue to investigate this senseless act of violence that led to the death of an innocent person.

Anyone with any information on this case is urged to call Violent Crime Unit detectives at (412) 323-7161.

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Source: Public Safety Media Blotter

One person in critical condition after shooting in Northview Heights

Police found a car hit with bullets and several shell casings on Mt. Pleasant Road just after midnight Monday

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to a report multiple shots fired on the 400 block of Mt. Pleasant Road around 12:10 a.m.

Zone 1 officers found an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds. Medics transported the male to a local hospital in critical condition.

The Violent Crime Unit closed Mt. Pleasant Road while detectives processed the scene for evidence.

Source: One person in critical condition after shooting in Northview Heights

Fire Destroys Restaurant In Monroeville – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh

The Overlook Lounge In Monroeville was destroyed by a massive fire on Saturday afternoon. KDKA’s Royce Jones has the story from the scene.


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Dozens Left Without A Home On Easter After Brentwood Apartment Building Fire – CBS Pittsburgh

BRENTWOOD (KDKA) — Dozens of people from the South Hills are without a home on Easter.

A fire ripped through an apartment building, and several people had to be rescued.

It was about 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning when Brentwood EMS said a fire started in the 3300 block of Brownsville Road. Crews arrived and found people hanging out of windows.

The people who live inside said the smoke quickly spread through the building.

“It happened so fast and the smoke just engulfed our apartment,” said Danyelle Kenepp, describing the situation in the building.

“All the smoke detectors in the building were going off, and there was smoke pouring in and around the seam of my front door,” another resident told KDKA.

Source: Dozens Left Without A Home On Easter After Brentwood Apartment Building Fire – CBS Pittsburgh

Two wanted in Mount Oliver armed robbery | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Police in Mount Oliver and Allegheny County are looking for two males they say used an AR-15-style rifle to rob a convenience store and its customers early Wednesday on Brownsville Road.

The men robbed the Sunoco gas station and convenience store around 5:30 a.m. in Mount Oliver, county police said.

The two suspects demanded cash from the clerk and robbed the other customers who were in the store.

No one was injured.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Callers can remain anonymous.

Source: Two wanted in Mount Oliver armed robbery | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Three People Hospitalized After Explosion At Affival Inc. Facility In Plum – CBS Pittsburgh

PLUM (KDKA) — A hazmat situation in Plum Borough sent three people to the hospital Saturday afternoon.

According to the Unity Volunteer Fire Department, workers inside the Affival Inc. facility were dealing with a combination of titanium and calcium powder, two hazardous chemicals, officials said.

A machine with both of these chemicals inside caught on fire and exploded, according to fire officials.

The three workers who were transported to the hospital were treated for non-life threatening inhalation related injuries.

Source: Three People Hospitalized After Explosion At Affival Inc. Facility In Plum – CBS Pittsburgh