One person killed after vehicle crashes into building in McKeesport

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.

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RANKIN SHOOTING: Man killed after shootout in Rankin | WPXI

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.


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MONROEVILLE MALL INCIDENT: Two people detained after shots fired outside Monroeville Mall | WPXI

Channel 11 has learned that two people are facing charges after an incident at the Monroeville Mall.

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.

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School family-teacher organization president charged with taking thousands in funds meant for students

School family-teacher organization president charged with taking thousands in funds meant for students

A criminal complaint said Jennifer Murawski, 38, of Monroeville, took $3,600 from book fairs at Evergreen Elementary School and Moss Side Middle School in the Gateway School District.

The complaint said she took another $7,300 directly from the Mosside Family-Teacher Organization bank account.

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PENNSYLVANIA LOTTERY: $650,000 winning ticket sold at Rite Aid at Fox Chapel Plaza in O’Hara Township

O’HARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. —Someone who played the Pennsylvania Lottery at the Fox Chapel Plaza shopping center is now holding a winning ticket worth $650,000.Lottery said a winning Cash 5 ticket from the Tuesday drawing was sold at Rite Aid at 1125 Freeport Rd.

The ticket matched all five white balls — 1, 3, 18, 24 and 29.

The winner’s name is not known yet. The ticketholder has one year to come forward and claim the prize.

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PITTSBURGH BUSINESS TIMES: Pitt suspends program in partially Chinese funded Confucius Institute | WPXI

The University of Pittsburgh is suspending a program that brought Chinese students to Pittsburgh to teach Mandarin to K-12 schools in the area.

The suspension of the program came after U.S. State Department required changes to the program, including more oversight of the instructors and how paperwork was submitted for visas. Belkys Torres, the executive director of global engagement at Pitt, said these changes stemmed from an audit conducted by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Private Sector Exchange Program Administration (OPA) last fall.

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SQUIRREL HILL BURGLARIES: Rash of burglaries has neighborhood on alert | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood is known for its quiet streets and quaint business district, not burglaries.

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Channel 11 dug through court records and found four reported incidents over the course of just a few days.

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