Young man shot and killed in Brighton Heights

Pittsburgh police were investigating after a young man was found shot and killed in the doorway of a home in Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood a little after 2 a.m. Monday on the 1700 block of Termon Avenue.

No arrests have been announced concerning the victim who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

Source: Young man shot and killed in Brighton Heights

Two apprehended after hitting Pittsburgh police cruiser – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — Two people were arrested after an incident involving several police jurisdictions after a police cruiser that was hit on Thursday.

The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that two people were in custody after an incident on Woodstock Avenue in Swissvale. They were taken into custody in Braddock after bailing from the vehicle.

Pittsburgh City Police confirm the incident initially began after a the suspect’s vehicle made minor contact with a Zone 6 officer’s vehicle at the intersection of Glen Mawr and Hunt streets.

Source: Two apprehended after hitting Pittsburgh police cruiser – WPXI

Happening Live: Joe Biden set to introduce infrastructure plan to nation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

President Joe Biden arrived in Pittsburgh this afternoon to tout a massive, $2 trillion plan — called the American Jobs Plan — that will focus on infrastructure and the climate and rely heavily on corporate tax reform to pay for it.

The president land after 3 p.m. at Pittsburgh International Airport. From there, Mr. Biden headed to Collier and the carpenters training facility. which is used to train apprentices in a trade that could benefit mightily from investments in rebuilding America’s structural foundation.

Source: Happening Live: Joe Biden set to introduce infrastructure plan to nation | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Schools prepared for April 6 reopening – Pittsburgh Current

About 4,800 Pittsburgh students are expected to return on April 6. They are a group that includes PreK and kindergarten students and others who have been determined to not be making progress in eLearning, who have disabilities, are English language learners or in other vulnerable groups.

On April 26 another cohort of about 5,200 students —  those who were making “some” progress — will be brought back to the classrooms.

On May 3 the remainder of students, a group of about 10,000, will return.

The majority of students will attend via a hybrid model, with some in class on Mondays and Tuesdays and others attending Thursdays and Fridays. Schools will be cleaned on Wednesdays, when all students learn online.

Source: Pittsburgh Public Schools prepared for April 6 reopening – Pittsburgh Current

Man killed, boy hurt during shooting along Pittsburgh street – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — A man is dead and a boy was hurt during a shooting Thursday night in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, police said.

Calls to 911 and a ShotSpotter alert notified police to multiple gunshots fired about 9 p.m. near the intersection of Frankstown and North Braddock avenues.

Michael Lyons, 30, of Pittsburgh, was found shot to death, officials said.

Source: Man killed, boy hurt during shooting along Pittsburgh street – WPXI

Woman, 29, dies after being found injured on Pittsburgh’s North Side

Pittsburgh police are investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman in the city’s Manchester neighborhood.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Alexandra Clare Novack, 29, of Pittsburgh.

Police said the woman was found around 12:45 a.m. Friday along Bidwell Street near the intersection with Western Avenue. She was pronounced dead a short time later.

The medical examiner’s office will determine a cause and manner of death.

A Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesperson said the investigation is ongoing.

ALEXANDRA CLARE  NOVACK

Source: Woman, 29, dies after being found injured on Pittsburgh’s North Side

Obituary: https://obituaries.post-gazette.com/obituary/alexandra-clare-novack-1081878774

Jobs Feature: Who’s hiring in Pittsburgh? 

IT and Engineering

Argo AI has an opening for a Technical Director of Cyber Security to implement cybersecurity for development and cloud environments, bring next-generation capabilities to the company’s cybersecurity portfolio, document infrastructure security requirements, create report metrics and more.

Healthcare

The Midwife Center for Birth & Women’s Health seeks a Client Service Manager for a client-facing role to deliver exceptional service and supervisory skills.

Higher Education

The University of Pittsburgh is hiring a Major Gifts Officer to raise gifts at the $100,000-plus level and build a diverse and sustainable portfolio of fundraising prospects.

Governmental

The Quaker Valley Council of Governments seeks an Executive Director to work with 15 municipalities, as well as state and county officials, to establish regional priorities, identify efficiencies and meet the needs of citizens, businesses and civic organizations.

Nonprofit

The Frick Pittsburgh is looking for a Membership Manager to define and refine the Frick experience for members and increase the organization’s membership and individual donor bases.

Business and Finance

Amazon has an opening for an Area Manager to oversee safety, quality, productivity and customer delivery, mentor team members, develop plans that meet business objectives and more.

Citizens Bank seeks a Fraud Operations Senior Specialist to handle customer calls, perform analytical review of data and documentation, ensure compliance with policies, troubleshoot operational issues and more.

Marketing and Communications

Duquesne Light Company is hiring a Marketing Specialist to implement the marketing strategy and administration of programs, track marketing efforts, increase visibility in the marketplace and more.

Human Services

The Salvation Army Western PA Division seeks a Recovery Support Specialist to maintain a safe, orderly and therapeutic physical environment for residents, evaluate clients’ behavioral and emotional needs and work as part of a treatment team.

Advanced Manufacturing

Calgon Carbon Corporation is hiring a Mechanical Assembler I to perform general labor functions, load and unload trucks, operate tools, machinery and vehicles, assemble products, test units and more.

ZOLL Medical Corporation is looking for an Associate Quality Assurance Inspector to oversee inspection reports, operate measurement equipment and read manufacturing drawings, inspection instructions, diagrams schematics and engineering change notices.

Retail

Sheetz is hiring a Store Team Leader to serve as a hospitality ambassador, greet customers, prepare food and beverage items, complete customer transactions, receive and replenish supplies and products, and more.

Source: Who’s hiring in Pittsburgh? Amazon, Argo AI, Citizens Bank and more — 3/22/21

Fire damages businesses in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood

 

The fire happened at Pesaro’s Pizza, located in the 4300 block of Butler Street. Kickback Pinball Cafe, located next door, sustained some smoke damage.

The owner’s son told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that his father plans to rebuild and get back to business.

He also said firefighters believe it was an electrical fire that started in the ceiling.

Kickback Pinball Cafe, located next-door, sustained some smoke damage.

It is not known if Arsenal Lanes, which is above Pesaro’s, had any damage as a result of the fire.

Source: Fire damages businesses in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood

Police Cancel Amber Alert For Diore Thomas Of East Pittsburgh – CBS Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania State Police have canceled the Amber Alert for a child reported abducted in the Pittsburgh area.

The child was taken to a local hospital for observation and to be reunited with her mother. The child is doing well and was not harmed.

Police say three people are in custody. Police say Giante faces 10 charges, including five felonies. None of the charges are kidnapping.

Giante also had some outstanding warrants.

Source: Police Cancel Amber Alert For Diore Thomas Of East Pittsburgh – CBS Pittsburgh

Substantial water main break shuts down Pittsburgh road

What Pittsburgh Public Safety described as a substantial water main break has closed a local road.

The 500 block of Parkwood Road was closed due to the break, which happened around 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Penn-American Water is responding and, according to Pittsburgh Public Safety, engineers will be called in to assess the damage to the road at Parkwood Road and Mountain Avenue.

Police were on the scene to redirect traffic.

Source: Substantial water main break shuts down Pittsburgh road

Traffic Stop Turns Into Recovery Of Gun, Cash, And Several Unopened Scratch-Off Lottery Packs – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Allegheny County Sheriffs arrested a 20-year-old man in the Knoxville neighborhood on Friday night after it was found he had a handgun, marijuana, more than $5,000 in cash, and several unopened packs of scratch-off lottery tickets.

County sheriffs pulled over 20-year-old Isaac Duku around 10:00 p.m. on Friday after he failed to stop at a stop sign on Federal Street.

Sheriffs believed he was slightly disoriented and administered a field sobriety test. Duku failed the sobriety test and was taken into custody.

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After the deputies searched his vehicle, they found a handgun, a small bag of marijuana, and more than $5,000 in cash on his person.

However, what they found in the car turned out to be a multitude of sealed, unopened scratch-off lottery tickets.

They found eight $300 packs, five $600 packs, and one open $300 pack.

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Duku was taken to the Allegheny County Jail and is facing several charges including prohibited acts, possession with intent to deliver, and DUI.

Source: Traffic Stop Turns Into Recovery Of Gun, Cash, And Several Unopened Scratch-Off Lottery Packs – CBS Pittsburgh

Giant Eagle hiring 700 employees in Pittsburgh area

Giant Eagle is looking to fill more than 700 permanent full and part-time positions across the company’s Pittsburgh-area Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets.

The company will conduct socially distant, in-person hiring events at host locations throughout the area March 15 to March 19. Candidates will meet with recruiters and have the opportunity for same-day job offers. All event participants will be required to wear a mask or other face covering.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit www.GiantEagle.com/OnTheSpotOffers for complete event detail, a full list of host locations and to explore open positions and submit their application in advance to expedite the in-person interview process.

Seven people displaced in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood fire

A fire broke out in a Hazelwood row home Thursday afternoon, damaging two houses and displacing two families.

PITTSBURGH — A fire broke out in a Hazelwood row home Thursday afternoon, damaging two houses and displacing two families.

The fire fully engulfed a home in the 200 block of Glenwood Avenue and quickly spread to an attached home.

A cat was rescued and given oxygen, but no people or firefighters were injured.

Source: Seven people displaced in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood fire

Man wanted for shooting, killing IUP student from Pittsburgh arrested in Altoona

ALTOONA, Pa. — The U.S. Marshals Service and the Altoona Police Department arrested a man wanted in connection with shooting and killing an IUP student last fall.

Police said they found out Terrion Gates was in the Altoona area and he was taken into custody Friday without incident.

Gates was wanted for shooting and killing 20-year-old Jayden Wright of Pittsburgh in the parking lot of the Carriage House Apartments on Oakland Avenue in October. Wright was taken to the Indiana Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Gates was one of four suspects police were searching for in connection with the murder. He was extradited to Indiana County for arraignment.

Source: Man wanted for shooting, killing IUP student from Pittsburgh arrested in Altoona

Pittsburgh Police Investigating Woman Found Dead Inside Her Home – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An investigation is underway after a woman was found dead inside her bathroom.

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Just before 11:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, police, fire, and EMS were called to a home in 5800 block of Black Street for a report of an unconscious woman at the home.

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When they arrived, a family member showed them to the bathroom where she was unconscious.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Pittsburgh Police are investigating the incident.

Source: Pittsburgh Police Investigating Woman Found Dead Inside Her Home – CBS Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh area residents getting unsolicited debit cards, concerned about identity fraud

HOMESTEAD, Pa. —Some Pittsburgh area residents are getting debit cards they didn’t ask for from banks they don’t belong to.Customers of Chase Bank are being told it could be an identity theft issue.

“The consumer should also fill out the bank’s ID theft form so that the bank removes the account from its records and shares the information with reporting agencies,” Chase Bank told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 in a statement.

Here’s a link to Chase’s online security center.

Pittsburgh, West Mifflin and Upper St. Clair police have put out notices that they’ve gotten reports of unsolicited debit cards being opened in residents’ names.

Cindy McGovern lives in Clairton. Multiple people in her office also got cards.

“There have been at least 30 people in that bank today, OK? There are people from all, many of the municipalities, many of the Mon Valley people, many of them South Hills people,” McGovern said.

Upper St. Clair Police says, aside from Chase, they’ve gotten reports that people have received cards from MetaBank and Go2Bank.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 heard back from Go2Bank Wednesday evening. They said they send mailers with cards that are clearly labeled as advertisements and have not received direct reports of any issues. The company is investigating if they’ve been impacted.

MetaBank has not yet responded to a request for a statement.

Pittsburgh police says people are encouraged to contact the bank, the three main credit reporting agencies and your local police department.

Source: Pittsburgh area residents getting unsolicited debit cards, concerned about identity fraud

Eviction ban passed by Pittsburgh City Council | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh City Council moved forward Tuesday with a temporary ban on evictions during the emergency created by the coronavirus pandemic.

The legislation, spearheaded by Councilwoman Deb Gross, with support from Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration, and several city activists, was unanimously approved, but only after extensive discussion among council members. They debated whether the law can be enforced.

“The administration agrees that protecting vulnerable tenants during the pandemic is vitally important and will continue to work with Council — as well as county, state, and federal partners — to protect residents from eviction proceedings,” Peduto spokesman Tim McNulty said.

 

Source: Eviction ban passed by Pittsburgh City Council | TribLIVE.com