State police are investigating the discovery of a man’s body along the Five Star Trail behind the Shop ‘n Save supermarket in Youngwood Thursday afternoon.
The man was discovered at about 3 p.m., and the Westmoreland County Coroner’s office was called to the scene, according to a Westmoreland County Department of Public safety supervisor.
The man was found on a bench and a woman walking along the trail called Westmoreland County 911 to alert authorities, said Youngwood Fire Chief Lloyd Crago.
Additional details were not available.
Source: Deceased man found along trail in Youngwood | TribLIVE.com
WEST DEER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – A 14-year-old girl is dead after a fire in West Deer Township, a family member says.
Officials have not confirmed the death, but according to the family, a 14-year-old Dayanna Shaffer did not make it out. She was an eighth grader at Deer Lakes Middle School.
“I’m just in utter shock. This happened and it shouldn’t have happened. I can’t even believe what she went through,” Brian Shaffer, Dayanna’s father, said. “I’ve never felt so numb in my life. I can’t believe my baby’s gone.
Firefighters say the flames were so intense, they couldn’t get inside the single-family home.
KDKA’s Paul Martino was told there had been some renovations going on in the house, but the fire marshal has not said if that could have been a factor.
The family’s dachshund, named Nessie, was also lost in the blaze.
Anyone with information concerning the incident is asked to call the County Police Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.
Source: 14-Year-Old Girl Killed In West Deer Township Fire, Family Says – CBS Pittsburgh
By Patrick Varine
A motorcycle rider has died following a crash late Tuesday afternoon in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, according to Pittsburgh police.
Officers responded to a call at 4:40 p.m. for a motorcycle broadsiding a vehicle at the intersection of Meyran Avenue and Louisa Street, and found a man with a head injury.
The man was transported to the hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured and there were no passengers, police said.
The man’s identity and official cause of death will be released by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, email@example.com or via Twitter .
Source: Motorcycle rider dies following Oakland crash | TribLIVE.com
A Pittsburgh man was killed in a crash in Ohio Township on Sunday afternoon.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the deceased Tuesday night as James Holloway Jr., 30.
The traffic accident occurred at about 2 p.m. near the intersection of Glen Mitchell and Weber roads.
Holloway’s death was ruled an accident, authorities reported.
Source: Pittsburgh man killed in Ohio Township crash identified | TribLIVE.com
The Allegheny County Health Department has confirmed a second coronavirus death in the county Tuesday.
Source: Allegheny County confirms second COVID-19 death
At least 23 people died in a prison riot Sunday in Bogotá, Colombia, after prisoners attempted to escape in light of rising tensions over the spread of the coronavirus, officials said.
Inmates at La Modelo prison planned the escape attempt as inmates across the country protested overcrowding and poor health services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Colombia’s Justice Minister Margarita Cabello also said the riot injured 83 prisoners Sunday. Cabello added that 32 prisoners and seven guards were hospitalized, and two guards were in critical condition.
Source: Colombia prison riot kills at least 23 amid coronavirus fears, officials say | Fox News
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A woman has died and another person is in serious condition due to a house fire on Bigelow Street.
The person injured was taken out of the home and transported to a local hospital where they are currently in serious condition.
No further details have yet been made available regarding the woman who died from her injuries.
A third person was outside of the home at the time of the fire and they onl
Source: One Person Dead, One In Serious Condition Due To House Fire On Bigelow Street – CBS Pittsburgh
A Missouri police officer has died after being shot late Sunday at a convenience store where a gunman killed three other people before killing himself, police said
Source: Missouri gunman kills officer, 3 others in convenience store shooting | Fox News
Firefighters at the Citizens Fire Company in Mount Holly Springs were mourning the death of one of their own Monday morning.
CLINTONVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) – A woman and a boy are dead after a crash involving a truck and an Amish buggy on Clintonville Road in Venango County.
According to state police, the crash occurred just after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday when a log truck struck the buggy from behind.
A family of five was inside the buggy and an adult male was flown to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown and a girl was flown to UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.
The coroner was called to the scene and the woman and boy were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The road was closed for several hours while police investigated.
Source: Two Dead, Three Injured In Crash Involving Truck And Amish Buggy – CBS Pittsburgh
A Canton, Ohio, woman was killed in a head-on crash in Hampton late Friday night, officials said.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the woman as Kaitlyn Eckelberry, 23. She was pronounced dead shortly after midnight after being struck head-on by another vehicle in the 3800 block of William Flinn Highway (Route 8).
No details were available on the condition of the other driver.
Allegheny County Police are investigating.
Source: 1 woman killed in late night Hampton crash | TribLIVE.com
At least eight people have been killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau, according to a statement by the Southeast Hesse Police.
Source: Shootings in Germany leave at least 8 dead in Hanau – CNN
The estate of a 13-year-old boy who was killed at a sleepover in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is suing the grocery store chain Publix, for selling the knife that killed Jovanni Sierra.
Source: Estate of slain teen sues Publix for selling knife to alleged killer
Police investigating after homicide in Baldwin
Source: Police investigating after homicide in Baldwin
An elderly woman was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer at a shopping center in Crafton Thursday morning.
Source: Woman killed when struck by tractor-trailer at Pittsburgh-area shopping center
Dog and cat also died in the fire on Pioneer Avenue.
Source: Woman dead after fire breaks out inside of home in Pittsburgh
No suspects have been announced. No word on any arrests.
Police found a young girl shot dead inside a bed early Sunday.
Investigators said they responded to a home on Warrington Avenue at 1:30 a.m.
Officers said they cleared the home for a possible shooter when they later found a young girl with a gunshot wound to the neck.
No other people were reported injured inside the home.
Source: Young girl found shot dead inside Pittsburgh home
A passenger plane landing at an airport in Istanbul has skidded off the runway and broken into three parts, killing three people and injuring 179 others, officials say.
The Pegasus Airlines jet was carrying 177 passengers and six crew members from Izmir province in the west when it crashed at Sabiha Gokcen airport.
The Boeing 737 was trying to land in heavy tailwinds and rain.
The airport was closed and flights diverted after the accident.
The majority of people on board were Turkish, but local media quoted the airline’s records as saying there were 22 foreign passengers from 12 other countries. A small number of children are believed to have been on board.
Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya said: “Unfortunately, the Pegasus Airlines plane couldn’t hold on the runway due to poor weather conditions and skidded for around 50-60m [164-196ft].”
He said the plane then fell between 30 and 40 metres off the end of the runway.
The airport has since reopened, while prosecutors have opened an investigation into the crash.
Source: Turkey plane: Three dead, 179 hurt as jet skids off runway in Istanbul – BBC News