Police arrest suspect in four Pittsburgh-area armed robberies

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.

Source: Police arrest suspect in four Pittsburgh-area armed robberies

18 Year Old Arrested Following Police Chase, Crash Inside Squirrel Hill Tunnel

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.

Source: 18 Year Old Arrested Following Police Chase, Crash Inside Squirrel Hill Tunnel – CBS Pittsburgh

Man shot multiple times inside Downtown Pittsburgh apartment building

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.

Source: Man shot multiple times inside Downtown Pittsburgh apartment building

Pittsburgh Removed From Consideration For Republican National Convention In 2024 – CBS Pittsburgh

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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.”

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“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.”

Source: Pittsburgh Removed From Consideration For Republican National Convention In 2024 – CBS Pittsburgh

Man shot and killed in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood

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.

No arrests have been announced.

Source: Man shot and killed in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood

Rite-Aid in Pittsburgh held up by man with knife

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.

Source: Rite-Aid in Pittsburgh held up by man with knife

1 Dead After Shooting In Bellevue – CBS Pittsburgh

 

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

BELLEVUE, Pa. (KDKA) — Police are investigating after a 28-year-old woman was fatally shot in Bellevue.

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The Allegheny County Police Department said officials were notified of a shooting Wednesday night in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue.

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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.

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No word on any arrests or suspects.

Source: 1 Dead After Shooting In Bellevue – CBS Pittsburgh

Police: Teen dead after being shot outside school on Pittsburgh’s North Side | TribLIVE.com

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.”

Source: Police: Teen dead after being shot outside school on Pittsburgh’s North Side | TribLIVE.com

Woman dies after being struck by Port Authority bus

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.

Source: Woman dies after being struck by Port Authority bus

Suspected Wanted For Homicide In Texas Arrested In Allegheny County – CBS Pittsburgh

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.

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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.

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Tedder was then found inside a home and taken into custody without incident.

Source: Suspected Wanted For Homicide In Texas Arrested In Allegheny County – CBS Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh council to vote on whether police can make minor traffic stops | TribLIVE.com

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.

Source: Pittsburgh council to vote on whether police can make minor traffic stops | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh first responders investigate separate stabbing incidents Saturday

PITTSBURGH —

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.

Source: https://www.wtae.com/article/pittsburgh-first-responders-investigate-separate-stabbing-incidents-saturday/38558977#https://www.wtae.com/article/pittsburgh-first-responders-investigate-separate-stabbing-incidents-saturday/38558977#

Pittsburgh police officer charged with DUI and rear-ending car driven by WPXI reporter

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.

Source: Pittsburgh police officer charged with DUI and rear-ending car driven by WPXI reporter

Pizza shop worker attacked with ladle, cash register stolen during robbery in Pittsburgh

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.

Source: Pizza shop worker attacked with ladle, cash register stolen during robbery in Pittsburgh

One arrested after car crashes into a home in Pittsburgh’s Hill District

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.

Source: One arrested after car crashes into a home in Pittsburgh’s Hill District

Person shows up at the hospital after being shot 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.

Source: Person shows up at the hospital after being shot in Pittsburgh

Man in critical condition after stabbing in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH —A man was taken to the hospital in critical condition following a stabbing in Pittsburgh’s South Side Slopes neighborhood.

The incident happened around 1:20 a.m. Monday at an apartment complex on the 2100 block of East Carson Street.

Pittsburgh Public Safety said officers found the victim inside an apartment with lacerations to his face and hands.

The victim told police another man attacked him with a serrated knife.

The suspect was taken into custody but taken to the hospital fire due to asthma or breathing problems.

The suspect’s name has not been released.

Pittsburgh Public Safety said he is expected to face attempted homicide and aggravated assault charges.

Source: Man in critical condition after stabbing in Pittsburgh

Bomb squad called when suspicious device is spotted in Pittsburgh

Incident began on Sunday night

The bomb squad was called when a suspicious device was spotted in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood.

Police were first called to the scene around 11:45 p.m. Sunday in the area of Brosville Street and East Warrington Avenue.

Pittsburgh Public Safety said there was a disabled vehicle with a suspicious device inside.

The device was later determined to be some kind of speaker and not dangerous.

Source: Bomb squad called when suspicious device is spotted in Pittsburgh

Man with gun robs Pittsburgh store – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh store was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night.

The robbery occurred at the Family Dollar store in the 1200 block of Chartiers Avenue around 10 p.m., police said.

Employees reported that a man wearing a mask came up to the counter, showed a gun and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register before running off toward a wooded area. No one was injured.

Source: Man with gun robs Pittsburgh store – WPXI

Man pleads guilty to murdering 90-year-old man near Pittsburgh cemetery – WPXI

According to a criminal complaint, Miller admitted to shooting Rende with a stolen .40 caliber pistol. He then allegedly took the victim’s ring and wristwatch.

Miller’s family said he has a mental illness and wasn’t on medication at the time he killed Rende, who was mentoring Miller and helping him get back on his feet.

Source: Man pleads guilty to murdering 90-year-old man near Pittsburgh cemetery – WPXI

2021 Municipal Election Results – CBS Pittsburgh

KDKA-TV has a full result breakdown of local, county and statewide election races people in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania need to know about.

A number of important state and locally elected officials were on the ballot and determined by voters.

We have a full breakdown of local and statewide race you need to know about.

Last updated: 3:45 a.m., Wednesday

 

CITY AND COUNTY ELECTIONS

PITTSBURGH MAYORAL RACE

Edward C. Gainey (Democrat) — 48,430
Tony Moreno (Republican) — 19,552

ALLEGHENY COUNTY SHERIFF

Kevin Kraus — 218,862
Write-In — 7,764

ALLEGHENY COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1

Jack Betkowski (Democrat) — 12,092
Joe Wise (Republican) — 11,490

ALLEGHENY COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3

Anita Prizio (Democrat) — 14,917
Meredith Dolan (Republican) — 12,604

ALLEGHENY COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4

Patrick Catena Jr. (Democrat) — 15,651
Jennie Brown (Republican) — Did not make the ballot

ALLEGHENY COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8

Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis (Democrat) — 12,132
Eric Casteel (Republican) — 7,795

ALLEGHENY COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 9

Bob Macey (Democrat) — 11,929
Write-In — 405

ALLEGHENY COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 12

Robert Palmosina (Democrat) — 15,555
Write-In — 394

PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2

Theresa Kail Smith (Democrat) — 6,003
Write-In — 243

PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 4

Anthony Coghill (Democrat) — 5,228
Connor Mulvaney (Green Party) — 2,362
Write-In — 81

PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6

Robert Daniel Lavelle (Democrat) — 4,206
Write-In — 92

PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 8

Erika Strassburger (Democrat) — 6,663
Write-In — 164

PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD: DISTRICT 1

Sylvia C. Wilson (incumbent) — 4,213

PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD: DISTRICT 3

Sala Udin (incumbent) — 5,728

PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD: DISTRICT 5

Terry Kennedy (incumbent) — 2,075
Tracey Reed (challenger) — 5,142

PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD: DISTRICT 7

Jamie Piotrowski — 4,537

PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD: DISTRICT 9

Veronica M. Edwards (incumbent) — 2,487
Gene Walker (challenger) — 5,218

ALLEGHENY COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS:

Democratic Candidates
Elliot Howsie — 147,911
Thomas P. Caulfield — 144,435
Jessel Costa — 137,933
Nicola Henry-Taylor — 150,113
Tiffany Sizemore — 148,044
Chelsa Wagner — 145,314
Wrenna Watson — 146,824

Republican Candidates
Joesph Patrick Murphy — 101,341
Bruce Beemer — 139,459
William Caye II — 97,598
Anthony DeLuca — 108,650
Daniel J. Konieczka Jr. — 95,794
Chuck Porter — 93,776
Sabrina Korbel — 144,605
Mark Patrick Flaherty — 100,827
Rick Hosking — 83,768
Lisa Middleman — 144,610

Green Party Candidates
Richard Weiss — 41,028

WESTMORELAND COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

John Peck (I) (Democrat) — 36,581
Nicole Ziccarelli (C) (Republican) — 49,776

PA SUPREME COURT

Maria McLaughlin (Democrat) — 1,218,406
Kevin Brobson (Republican) — 1,353,039

PA SUPERIOR COURT

Timika Lane (Democrat) — 1,130,612
Megan Sullivan (Republican) — 1,429,265

PA COMMONWEALTH COURT

David Lee Spurgeon (Democrat) — 1,038,515
Lori A. Dumas (Democrat) — 1,147,885
Drew Crompton (Republican) — 1,232,994
Stacy Marie Wallace (Republican) — 1,309,940

Source: 2021 Municipal Election Results – CBS Pittsburgh

Body recovered from Ohio River in Pittsburgh

A body was recovered from the Ohio River on Thursday afternoon, Pittsburgh Public Safety officials confirmed.

Officials said a survey crew found the body in the water near the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority around 2:45 p.m.

River Rescue crews transported the body to its North Shore boathouse for transfer to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner, officials said.

The investigation is ongoing. No other details have been released.

This is a developing story. Stay with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 for updates. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with breaking news.

Source: Body recovered from Ohio River in Pittsburgh

Man arrested after allegedly punching Port Authority driver in Pittsburgh over face mask issue

PITTSBURGH — A man was arrested and charged after he boarded a Port Authority bus in Pittsburgh, was asked to put a mask on and subsequently punched the bus driver, police said.

According to court documents, David Moore, 28, was charged with aggravated assault and terroristic threats in relation to the incident that took place at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Atwood Street on Monday just before 7 a.m.

Police said Moore took a mask out of his pocket when he was asked to put one on but started walking down the bus aisle without wearing it. The driver, a woman, asked him to put it on and he responded he was going to kill her.

Source: Man arrested after allegedly punching Port Authority driver in Pittsburgh over face mask issue

Police And EMS Respond To Rollover Crash On The North Side – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police and EMS responded to a rollover crash early on Monday morning.

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Just before 1:00 a.m., Pittsburgh Police and medics were called to Allegheny Avenue near Abdell Street, and once on the scene, they found an SUV rolled over onto its roof.

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The SUV hit a few parked cars during the crash.

The condition of the driver is unknown at this time.

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Stay With KDKA.com For More Details

Source: Police And EMS Respond To Rollover Crash On The North Side – CBS Pittsburgh

A  couple is charged with rent fraud

A couple from Monroeville is charged with trying to defraud the Pandemic Rent Assistance Program.

Police say applications by Devon Lane and Victoria Bennett were flagged by Action Housing.

Police investigated and say they found Lane applied for more than $645,000 in rent relief and received more than $222,000.

Source https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2021/10/23/couple-facing-charges-in-connection-with-rental-assistance-fraud/?amp

Pittsburgh Weather: Cleanup Efforts Underway After Thursday’s Severe Storms

By: KDKA-TV’s Erika Stanish, Jessica Guay and Royce Jones

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The day started off mild and seasonable, but that all changed this afternoon after severe weather hit western Pennsylvania.

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The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for parts of Butler, Mercer, Allegheny, Washington, Greene and Beaver counties on Thursday, but all warnings have now expired.

Allegheny County says the Hampton Township Fire Department believes a microburst hit the area, causing extensive damage. There were no reported injuries.

 

In Hampton Township, the strong winds ripped the roof off a home on Kirk Avenue. Crews put a tarp over the roof to protect it from the elements. Another nearby home had its roof partially ripped off during the wild storms.

Fire officials in the township said they responded to about 30 calls on Thursday night.

 

On Middle Road, a homeowner described the scene after storms hit the area.

“It was terrible. Just trees down on one side of the road. Had to use the other side of the road. It was just scary driving with all the debris on the road,” Jen Koervel said.

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Many neighborhoods in the area were left without power after tree branches fell on power lines.

The American Red Cross has set up a staging area at the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department to help impacted residents.

In Washington County, the Peters Township fire chief said several homes were impacted. The chief said one home has substantial damage. The family was home at the time, but no one was hurt.

The NWS will be out in the area on Friday morning to survey the damage.

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Stay up to date with the KDKA app, which you can download here.

Source: Pittsburgh Weather: Cleanup Efforts Underway After Thursday’s Severe Storms

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