PITTSBURGH — A Presto volunteer firefighter was killed in a crash on Parkway East on Wednesday morning.
Sources tell Channel 11 Fire Lt. Terry Tackett died in the crash.
The department tells us they are shaken up and hurting by his sudden passing.
Officials said two people were transported to a local hospital.
Big backups were building on the Parkway East Wednesday after a multi-vehicle accident on the outbound side.
This is happening as drivers approach the Squirrel Hill Tunnel near the Beechwood Boulevard exit. The crash happened just after 6 a.m. Wednesday and it involved two tractor trailers and two cars.
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police say three people are dead and another is wounded after a shooting.
Allegheny County dispatchers said police and medics were called to Cedar Avenue at around 10:08 p.m.
Officers say one person was pronounced dead at the scene and two died later.
Two of the victims who were killed were women and the third was a man. A fourth man was reported to have gone to the hospital on his own.
Police said no one is in custody at this point in the investigation.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
For the second time in less than 24 hours, firefighters were called to the same home in Pittsburgh’s Esplen neighborhood.
The latest fire was reported around 2:25 a.m. Tuesday at a home on Oregon Street.No injuries were reported.
Firefighters had been called to that same home on Monday morning in a fire that residents said may have started in the attic and destroyed at least one room.
There was no initial word on what sparked the flames in either incident, though fire investigators were looking into the cause.
Police said a man with a gun robbed a Dollar General store in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood.
The robbery happened around 8:55 p.m. Monday at the story on the 700 block of East Warrington Avenue.Pittsburgh Public Safety said the man got away with an undisclosed amount of money.
No one was hurt in the robbery.
Pittsburgh police are investigating.
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One person shot in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood this morning
Police found a male shot in the area and had EMS transport him to a local hospital.
His condition is unknown at this time. Police and detectives are currently wrapping up the scene.
According to police, a 13-year-old was shot in Swissvale Friday afternoon. Allegheny County Police say the unidentified male is in critical condition. It happened around 2:40 p.m. on the 7500 block of Short Street.
Fire broke out on Tuesday evening
Fire crews on the scene said the fire was mostly contained to one property and no one was inside the house when the fire broke out.
No injuries were reported.
The inside of the home on Franklin Street was pretty much gutted by the fire.
A man died after being shot multiple times in Pittsburgh’s St. Clair neighborhood.
The shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday on the 500 block of Kohne Street.State police said they found the man in the road with multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced him dead at the scene.
The victim has not been publicly identified.
No arrests have been announced.
PITTSBURGH — A man was taken to the hospital after an incident in a Pittsburgh neighborhood.
Allegheny County dispatchers said emergency crews were called to the 200 block of Charles Street in Knoxville at around 9:25 p.m.
According to Pittsburgh police, responding officers found a male with a grazed gunshot wound who they believe crashed his car into a house during the shooting.
Shooting at the intersection of Knox ave and Charles st. Evidence markers are on the ground, and at least one car has been struck. pic.twitter.com/163T1Ug6zv
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Pittsburgh police are investigating a deadly shooting on the city’s North Shore.
Officers responded to the area near Anderson Street and E. General Robinson Street for reports of a shooting around 1:30 a.m. Monday. There, they found a man who had been shot twice.He was taken to the hospital where he died. The man’s name has not been released.
The investigation is ongoing.
ALLEGHENY COUNTY — Police say an arrest has been made in connection with four separate armed robberies throughout Allegheny County, including two where someone was shot.
32-year-old Eric Jones of Pittsburgh’s East Hills neighborhood, was identified as the person responsible for all four robberies as a result of collaborative effort.
According to a criminal complaint, Jones’ robbing spree began on March 6 at Fox’s Pizza Den in Oakmont. Police said Jones made off with cash after shooting the owner, 34-year-old Greg Scampone.
By: Erika Stanish/KDKA-TV
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An 18-year-old is accused of leading police on a car chase through the Squirrel Hill Tunnel and crashing into another car inside.
Police said a trooper saw a black Nissan Altima driving erratically on Interstate-376, but when the trooper tried to stop the driver, he took off through the tunnel before crashing into another car.
A witness inside the tunnel caught the crash on his dashcam and said it all happened within seconds.
“I look to my left rearview mirror and I saw a car swerve from the right to the left lane at a ridiculous speed through the tunnels. I would estimate 65 to 70 miles per hour,” Thomas Maryanski said. “He passed me doing that speed and realized the vehicles in front of me, which were about 30 yards ahead of me, started braking. Everybody started slowing down and he slammed on his brakes, but it was too late. He lost control of his car, slammed into the car in the right lane. He flipped back and smashed against the wall and came to a stop.”
Cash Jones is in jail following the incident.
A man was found inside a Downtown Pittsburgh apartment building with gunshot wounds to both of his legs.
The shooting happened a little before 9:45 p.m. Monday inside a building on the 600 block of Stanwix Street.
Pittsburgh Public Safety said the victim was found in an 11th-floor suite and officers applied tourniquets until paramedics got on scene.
The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
No arrests have been announced.
The bid committee for the RNC announced the news Friday, a release from the city said.
The city said Visit Pittsburgh initiated the bid last year and Mayor Ed Gainey previously signed a letter of support “as a matter of procedure.”
“I look forward to engaging with our business community to find opportunities for economic growth and empowerment for our city,” Gainey said in a city-issued release. “While I still had questions regarding the RNC’s impact on safety, covid-19 mitigation, and effect on Pittsburgh, I am committed to bringing in events that showcase Pittsburgh’s incredible values. We are one of the most welcoming cities in America and I look forward to sharing our home with the world. As we look for future events to come to Pittsburgh I am dedicated to ensuring the benefits are shared equitably with our small, local, and diverse businesses and that these events reflect and embody the values of Pittsburgh.”
A man died after being shot in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood on Thursday night.
Police got the call around 10:15 p.m. Thursday about a person shot on the 800 block of Loyal Way.The victim was found unresponsive inside a home and pronounced dead at the scene.
No arrests have been announced.
Pittsburgh Police were investigating after a man armed with a knife robbed a Rite-Aid store in the city’s Morningside neighborhood.
The robbery happened around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the store on Morningside Avenue.
A Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesperson said an employee told police that the man showed the knife and demanded cash and then ran off after getting the money. The suspect was described as wearing dark pants and a dark jacket. No injuries were reported and no arrests have been announced.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
BELLEVUE, Pa. (KDKA) — Police are investigating after a 28-year-old woman was fatally shot in Bellevue.
The Allegheny County Police Department said officials were notified of a shooting Wednesday night in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue.
First responders found the victim, who was shot multiple times. She was taken to a local hospital, where she died.
A witness told KDKA-TV’s Erika Stanish that the woman was standing at the bus stop when two men approached her and started shooting. The shooting happened near the Dollar General store and Pizza Hut. An employee at Pizza Hut said they heard at least two shots.
No word on any arrests or suspects.
A 15-year-old boy waiting to go home after school Wednesday died after at least one person opened fire on the school van he was sitting in outside his school on Pittsburgh’s North Side.
Two suspects, at least one of whom had a handgun, remained at large hours after the shooting outside Oliver Citywide Academy in Marshall-Shadeland. Pittsburgh police investigators confirmed shortly before 5:30 p.m. that the child had died. Authorities did not identify the teen.
“As a former principal, I know just the possibility of an incident like today is what keeps us up at night,” said interim Superintendent Wayne Walters.
The shooting happened around 1:45 p.m., said Cmdr. Richard Ford. He said the teen was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in critical condition where he later died.
Oliver Citywide is a special education center for students in grades 3 through 12, according to the district website.
The school remained under lockdown until shortly after 3 p.m. Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said the family of the student had been notified of the shooting, and a notification was sent to parents of other Oliver students.
Walters said the boy had been a student at Oliver Citywide since he was in third grade, and teachers at the school are inconsolable.
“He loved school, and he was so happy today to be back after the long weekend and school covid closure,” Walters said a teacher relayed. “His sense of humor was infectious.”
A Pittsburgh-area woman has died two days after being struck by a Port Authority bus in downtown Pittsburgh.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner says 64-year-old Dal Rai of Whitehall died Friday evening at the hospital after being struck by a moving vehicle early Tuesday morning.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – What started as a call to ensure a firing went without incident turned into an arrest for murder.
On Wednesday night, Pittsburgh Police got a call from the Family Dollar in the Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood about a shoplifting employee. The store manager told police that 22-year-old Joseph Tedder had been stealing from the store and was to be fired.
Once police arrived, they learned Tedder had fled the store.
It was then when police learned that Tedder had been wanted in Austin, Texas for a murder during a suspected drug deal. The criminal complaint says that Tedder and two other men entered an apartment in Austin with plans to sell drugs and shortly after, gunfire rang out and a man was dead.
The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office was then called to assist Pittsburgh Police.
After 10:00 p.m., deputies located a vehicle that Tedder was believed to be in on the 3300 block of Brighton Road.
Tedder was then found inside a home and taken into custody without incident.
City Council on Monday continued debate about a measure that would prohibit Pittsburgh police from pulling people over for minor, secondary violations.
Though council was originally scheduled to vote on the legislation Monday, members delayed the final until next Tuesday at the request of Councilman Anthony Coghill, who has repeatedly voiced concerns about the proposal.
The legislation, introduced by City councilman Ricky Burgess in early November, would prohibit police from pulling over a driver for minor, secondary offenses, including:
- Having a burned-out brake light or headlight.
- Having an improperly displayed license plate or temporary tag, as long as it is visible.
- Having a registration, inspection or emissions sticker that is expired by less than two months
Supporters have said the measure would address a disproportionate number of traffic stops involving people of color and reduce the likelihood of traffic stops escalating into violent incidents.
Councilman Bobby Wilson pointed to statistics provided by the city’s Crime Analysis Unit that showed that in 2016, more than 80% of people who were pulled over for secondary violations and then arrested for other charges were Black. By 2021, he said, that number jumped to 100%.
“I know this isn’t going to solve the whole issue of disparity,” he said. “We should look into why that’s happening, and I think that’s a good start.
First responders scrambled to two separate stabbings on Pittsburgh’s North Shore Saturday night.
Pittsburgh Public Safety says the first incident occurred just before 7:45 p.m. in the Northview Heights neighborhood. First responders were called to the 200 block of Lamar street for a male in his 30s who had multiple stab wounds to his face, arm, and back. Medics transported the victim to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
During the course of that investigation, officers found a possible crime scene related to the stabbing nearby on the 100 block of Hazlett street.
More than a dozen people were indicted in what federal investigators called a multi-state cocaine trafficking operation that included places in Pittsburgh.
A Pittsburgh police officer is on unpaid administrative leave after he was charged with rear-ending a car while intoxicated in Plum earlier this month.
The driver of the car he hit, according to police, is WPXI-TV reporter Amy Hudak.
Tariq Jamal-Francis is charged with driving under the influence, endangering the welfare of children, and moving violations in connection with the Nov. 12 incident.
The crash happened about 2:30 p.m. on New Texas Road near Saltsburg Road, according to the criminal complaint. Hudak told officers she’d been rear-ended and the car that struck hers fled the scene. She told police that she recognized the car as belonging to a neighbor.
Police found Jamal-Francis pulled over near Boyce Park Village, and he told officers he’d been in an accident on New Texas Road, authorities wrote, noting that his 17-year-old son was in the front passenger seat. Police said the boy said he’d been injured, but declined treatment.
An officer asked Jamal-Francis if he’d been drinking, according to the complaint, to which he responded he had been. He refused to perform a field sobriety test, according to the complaint, but he consented to having his blood drawn to determine his blood-alcohol content.
Officers said Jamal-Francis kept saying “that he did it and should not have put himself in that position and should have had his son get a ride to practice,” according to the complaint.
Public Safety spokeswoman Cara Cruz said Jamal-Francis was off-duty at the time of the crash, and he remains on unpaid leave.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 19.
PITTSBURGH — A pizza shop worker was attacked with a ladle before a cash register was stolen early Wednesday morning in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood.
The worker was locking up the Vocelli Pizza on Murray Avenue around 2:30 a.m. when two males approached him from behind and forced him back into the business, police said.
One of the males hit the victim over the head with a ladle before taking off with the entire cash register, police said.
No arrests have been made in the robbery.
The worker was not seriously hurt, police said.
PITTSBURGH — One person was arrested after a car crashed into a house Saturday night in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.
Just before 10:30, police were tracking a stolen vehicle when the driver veered into the back side a home in the 300 block of Elmore Street, public safety officials said.
No one was injured and the driver was arrested at the scene.Fire and PLI also responded to the crash to inspect the damage.
The investigation is ongoing.
Two people have been charged with homicide in connection to a deadly shooting in Pittsburgh.
A person showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm after being shot in Pittsburgh’s Perry South neighborhood.
Police said their investigation began around 11 p.m. Tuesday when they responded to a ShotSpotter alert near the intersection of Maple Avenue and McIntyre Avenue.Not long after that, a person showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm.
That victim was listed in stable condition.
No arrests have been announced.
A crash on the lower level of Pittsburgh’s Fort Duquesne Bridge slowed down traffic on Wednesday morning.
The crash initially shut down the inbound side of the bridge but eventually one lane was opened.