‘I’ll stab you all right now:’ Argument leads to violent attack in Downtown Pittsburgh

Michael Bob, Jr., 25, facing several charges

Police have made an arrest after an argument led to a stabbing in Downtown Pittsburgh late Tuesday night.

According to a criminal complaint for Michael Bob, Jr., 25, the incident began when Bob was having an argument with another man near Wood Street and Liberty Avenue.

According to the court paperwork, Bob allegedly said “I’ll stab you all right now,” pushed the 33-year-old man twice and, as that man prevented Bob from getting onto a bus, stabbed him.

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Pittsburgh-area man among victims in Dayton

One of the victim’s in Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio is a Pittsburgh-area man.

Nicholas Cumer was a student at St. Francis University and graduated from Washington High School in 2012.

“We are heartbroken by the loss of our Nicholas in this senseless act on August 4,” according to a statement released from Cumer’s family. “As our family grieves, we ask for privacy at this time.”

Source: Pittsburgh-area man among victims in Dayton

PITTSBURGH REGATTA LAWSUIT: Lawsuit filed against Three Rivers Regatta promoter by sheriff’s office | WPXI

On Tuesday, when the regatta’s cancellation was announced just three days before it was set to begin, officials said LionHeart Event Group had been hired for several years to handle event management of the regatta.

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The company’s responsibilities included purchasing insurance, securing permits, acquiring sponsors, collecting sponsorship money, contracting with food vendors, working with the race boat organizations and working with the city and others to provide security, officials said.

STORY: Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta canceled days before scheduled start

Officials said they learned last week that insurance for the event had not been purchased.

“We’ve worked with LionHeart on events in the past with the City of Pittsburgh, and we’ve never experienced any problems. They paid, it wasn’t  always prompt, but they paid. This is the first time they failed to make any payment whatsoever,” Kraus said.

Pittsburgh police detectives have launched a criminal investigation.

Source: PITTSBURGH REGATTA LAWSUIT: Lawsuit filed against Three Rivers Regatta promoter by sheriff’s office | WPXI

Police: Man in critical condition after shooting at Airbnb rental during party in South Side Slopes

The shooting was reported in the 2300 block of Cobden Street Tuesday morning.

The victim has not been identified.

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MCKEES ROCKS SHOOTING: Double shooting being investigated at housing authority apartment complex | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – Two men were taken to area hospitals with gunshot wounds after an incident at the Hays Manor Apartment Complex in McKees Rocks, police said.

County police said the shooting happened Saturday night in the area of Locust Street.

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Update: EAST PITTSBURGH POLICE: Large police presence in East Pittsburgh after reports of shots fired | WPXI

There is a large amount of police activity in East Pittsburgh.

EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Two teens were shot Tuesday night in East Pittsburgh, police tell Channel 11.

Investigators said they responded to a home on Franklin Street just before 9 p.m. for multiple shots fired from a car.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the victims, ages 14 and 16, shot.  The victims were taken to the hospital.  Their injuries are non-life-threatening

Allegheny County 911 dispatchers confirm EMS units were called to the 500 block of Franklin Street around 8:45 p.m.

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BREAKING: Huge police presence in East Pittsburgh on Franklin street. We just got here. A woman told me she heard about 15 gunshots. Working to get more info.

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Man charged in fatal shooting of Pittsburgh police officer | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Christian Bey, 30, of Homewood, is charged in the shooting death of Officer Calvin Hall.

Police believe Christian Bey is responsible for the killing of Officer Hall, 36, who was fatally shot during an an argument in Homewood in the early morning hours of July 14. He died three days later.

Cmdr. Victor Joseph announced the development in the case Monday afternoon in Oakland outside Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, where a daylong visitation was being held for Officer Hall.

Source: Man charged in fatal shooting of Pittsburgh police officer | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ROUTE 51 WATER BREAK: Part of busy road buckles after water main break | WPXI

A water main break has part of a busy road in Overbrook blocked off to traffic.

Pennsylvania American Water officials said a 10 inch water main along the road ruptured, causing low or no water pressure to about 10 customers.

Crews shut down two northbound lanes between Norwood Avenue and Nobles Lane to fix the problem.

PWSA officials said they estimate the work to be completed by Saturday night.

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HOMEWOOD SWAT STANDOFF: SWAT called after man runs from officers in Homewood | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh police said John McClendon was arrested after running from officers in Homewood on Tuesday afternoon.

Commander Stephen Vinanski said that, at about 4:30 p.m., officers spotted McClendon who was wanted on several outstanding warrants for gun and drug charges.

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Vinanski said McClendon ran from officers into a home in the 7300 block of Hamilton Avenue, where he hid from police. Vinanski said there was a concern that other people would be at risk since the home in which McClendon was hiding was not his and a large crowd was gathering on the street.

Police said they called SWAT, and after a short time, the SWAT team was able to take McClendon into custody.

This is in the same area where Officer Calvin Hall was shot while off duty. Police, however, were adamant that this situation was not related to that shooting.


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Man killed, two people injured in crash involving motorcycle and a vehicle in Pittsburgh

Crash happened on Sunday night

A DEADLY CRASH INVOLVING A CAR AND A MOTORCYCLE, THIS HAPPENED AROUND 10:00 IN PITTSBURGH’S POLISH HILL NEIGHBORHOOD, NEAR BIGELOW BOULEVARD AND HERRON AVENUE. A MAN AND WOMAN WERE RIDING THE MOTORCYCLE, WHEN IT COLLIDED WITH THE CAR. THE MAN DIED, AND THE WOMAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH INJURIES.

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