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Snow squall warning issued for several counties in Western Pa.

A snow squall warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for several counties in the Western Pennsylvania area.

Source: Snow squall warning issued for several counties in Western Pa.

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Massive fire started after vehicle hits gas line in East Deer On Route 28 – Wtae News

Emergency responders are on the scene of a large fire in East Deer Township, Allegheny County.

Officials confirmed the fire is happening in the 400 block of Freeport Road.

Map of 400 Freeport Rd, Blawnox, PA 15238

According to officials, the fire started when a vehicle hit another vehicle, and then hit a gas line that ignited the fire.

Video from the scene showed firefighters working to put out flames.

One house was destroyed by the fire. At least one vehicle was also destroyed.

Three homes in total were impacted by the fire.

Everyone inside the homes got out safely.

Source: Massive fire started after vehicle hits gas line in East Deer

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5 accused of trafficking cocaine at Pittsburgh airport

Five people have been indicted on charges of trying to traffic $1.4 million worth of cocaine at Pittsburgh International Airport.

State police received a tip and began watching two vehicles at a Days Inn in Monroeville on Nov. 20. Police followed the vehicles to a short-term parking facility at the airport where officers say the suspects were observed transferring luggage and bags, according to the federal indictment handed up Tuesday,

Prosecutors said the suspects conspired to deal cocaine in western Pennsylvania and elsewhere from October through November.

Three of the suspects are from Mexico and were visiting the U.S. on tourist visas.

Source: 5 accused of trafficking cocaine at Pittsburgh airport

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crime

PERRY SOUTH: Man killed, woman taken to hospital after shooting in Pittsburgh

A man was killed and a woman was taken to an area hospital after they were shot inside an SUV in Pittsburgh’s Perry South neighborhood.

Public Safety spokesman Chris Togneri said the man was shot in the head and the woman was shot in the arm around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene on Kennedy Avenue. He was identified by the medical examiner as Cedric L. Mack, 41, of Duquesne.

The woman was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.

Police said Mack and the woman were inside an SUV at the intersection of Kennedy and Norwood avenues when they were shot.

Police said they searched the area for suspects but were unable to locate the shooter.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 412-323-7161.

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MORE: Kennedy remains blocked off after a shooting. Police confirm 1 dead, 1 injured. Awaiting more info from police.

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Fires News

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP APARTMENT FIRE: Student jumps from window to safety, 2 others hurt in Robinson Township apartment building

A student jumped out of a window to safety, and two others were injured after flames broke out early Friday at a Robinson Township apartment building, according to fire officials.

Source: ROBINSON TOWNSHIP APARTMENT FIRE: Student jumps from window to safety, 2 others hurt in Robinson Township apartment building

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Fires

1 Person Dies From Injuries Sustained In House Fire In Peters Township – CBS Pittsburgh

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.

Source: 1 Person Dies From Injuries Sustained In House Fire In Peters Township – CBS Pittsburgh

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crime

Man Shot After Fleeing Underage House Party In Carnegie – CBS Pittsburgh

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.

Source: Man Shot After Fleeing Underage House Party In Carnegie – CBS Pittsburgh

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crime Robbery

McKees Rocks Community Fearful After Second Robbery Of Corner Store

Officials are looking for two men who jumped the counter at a local corner store and held the clerk at gunpoint.

Source: href=”https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/11/29/mckees-rocks-corner-store-robbery/”>McKees Rocks Community Fearful After Second Robbery Of Corner Store

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Floods News

Water Main Break In Scott Township Reportedly Impacting 600 Residents – CBS Pittsburgh

A water main break in Scott Township is reportedly impacting 600 residents.

Source: Water Main Break In Scott Township Reportedly Impacting 600 Residents – CBS Pittsburgh

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crime

Police: Man Arrested After Allegedly Admitting To Tying Up, Killing Missing Bethel Park Woman – CBS Pittsburgh

Bethel Park Police have filed charges against a man in connection with the disappearance of a young woman who hasn’t been seen in two months.

Source: Police: Man Arrested After Allegedly Admitting To Tying Up, Killing Missing Bethel Park Woman – CBS Pittsburgh

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Here’s what’s open and closed on Veterans Day in Allegheny County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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.

Source: Here’s what’s open and closed on Veterans Day in Allegheny County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Autos Crash

Woman Dies Following Monday Vehicle Accident In Monroeville – CBS Pittsburgh

A woman dies following a car crash in Monroeville.

Source: Woman Dies Following Vehicle Accident In Monroeville – CBS Pittsburgh

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Man Runs From Cops, Throws Weed Into The Woods – CBS Pittsburgh

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.

Source: Man Runs From Cops, Throws Weed Into The Woods – CBS Pittsburgh

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Entertainment Food News Opinion

Allegheny County tops statewide liquor sales | TribLIVE.com

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.

Source: Allegheny County tops statewide liquor sales | TribLIVE.com

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Opinion Politics

2019 Election Results – CBS Pittsburgh

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 %

More Results:

County Races:
–Allegheny County
Elections Division

–Beaver County
Election Results

–Butler County
Bureau of Elections

–Fayette County
Election Bureau

–Greene County
General Election Info

–Lawrence County
General Election Info

–Mercer County

Election Information

–Washington County
Election Office

–Westmoreland County

Election Bureau

KDKA’s Politics Section:
KDKA.com/Politics</strong

Source: 2019 Election Results – CBS Pittsburgh

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Rare Albino Deer Spotted In Pittsburgh Area – CBS Pittsburgh

A rare and beautiful albino deer was spotted in Allegheny County.

Source: Rare Albino Deer Spotted In Pittsburgh Area – CBS Pittsburgh

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Autos crime News police

Woman In Custody After Leading Police On High-Speed Chase Down I-79S – CBS Pittsburgh

One woman is in custody after leading police on a two-county high-speed chase Saturday afternoon.

Source: Woman In Custody After Leading Police On High-Speed Chase Down I-79S – CBS Pittsburgh

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Autos Floods Jobs Weather

Shaler Bus Driver Fired After Being Captured On Camera Driving Through High Floodwaters – CBS Pittsburgh

Shaler School District is investigating after a school bus driving through high floodwaters was captured.

Source: Shaler Bus Driver Fired After Being Captured On Camera Driving Through High Floodwaters – CBS Pittsburgh

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Weather

PITTSBURGH SNOW: First snow of season: It’s coming this week to parts of area | WPXI

PITTSBURGH SNOW: First snow of season: It’s coming this week to parts of area

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.

Source: PITTSBURGH SNOW: First snow of season: It’s coming this week to parts of area | WPXI

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Penn Hills man found shot to death inside ransacked home

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.

“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.

Source: Penn Hills man found shot to death inside ransacked home