Community Bank closing six branches, four in the Pittsburgh metro area – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — Community Bank, retail arm of CB Financial Services Inc., on Tuesday said it plans to consolidate six branches.

Four are located within the 10-county Pittsburgh metro where Community Bank ranks No. 17 by deposit market share. It is targeting June 30 for the closures.

They are:

Monongahela to be consolidated into Rostraver

Perryopolis to be consolidated into Uniontown and Rostraver

Pioneer to be consolidated into Waynesburg

Southpointe to be consolidated into McMurray

Source: Local bank closing six branches, four in the Pittsburgh metro, and here’s where

Police Investigating Shooting That Injures 1 On Pittsburgh’s North Side – CBS Pittsburgh

Police are investigating a shooting on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Police temporarily closed East Ohio Street near Middle Street as a precaution after, sources tell KDKA, a gunfight outside of North Shore Teez. Sources told KDKA that a witness saw a teenager standing in the doorway of the business, and someone starting shooting at the teen, who fired back before running out a backdoor of the business.

When law enforcement arrived on the scene, they discovered buildings and a vehicle in the area were hit by gunfire, police say.

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Police say they were later alerted to a gunshot victim on the 1500 block of Monterey Street. He was taken to a local hospital in stable condition with gunshot wounds to the leg.

Source: Police Investigating Shooting That Injures 1 On Pittsburgh’s North Side – CBS Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Police Cruiser Crashes Into North Side Home – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh Police officer was taken to the hospital following his cruiser crashing into a home on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

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The crash happened along Milroy Street around 6:30 a.m. when the officer was responding to a collision in Zone 1.

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Source: Pittsburgh Police Cruiser Crashes Into North Side Home – CBS Pittsburgh

Stolen car gets stuck between 2 Mount Washington houses

PITTSBURGH — A stolen car ended up stuck between two houses on Mount Washington.

Police said the car was stolen from McKeesport and ended up stuck between the homes on Ruth Street just a few blocks from PJ McArdle Roadway and the Liberty Tunnel.

Investigators said a towing company and insurance company were working with the owner to remove the car.

Source: Stolen car gets stuck between 2 Mount Washington houses

Pittsburgh Police Issue Warning Of Ongoing Scam – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police are warning area residents of an ongoing scam that is taking place.

They say some residents have been getting calls from people claiming to be with the Bureau of Police.

The caller then asks residents for personal information like social security numbers.

Police say this is a scam and that they will never call to ask for information like that over the phone.

Source: Pittsburgh Police Issue Warning Of Ongoing Scam – CBS Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Health Department Shuts Down Shadyside Boston Market – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Allegheny County Health Department ordered the Boston Market in Shadyside to close after it was deemed an imminent health hazard.

An inspector found standing water at the front cook line, employees were walking on cardboard to pass through areas and the restaurant was cited for sanitation and pest issues.

The health department’s website will be updated when the closure is removed.

Source: Allegheny County Health Department Shuts Down Boston Market – CBS Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Weather: Wintry Conditions, Possible Freezing Rain – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Good morning. i expect to see a couple of snow showers popping up at times on radar through the day today with highs slightly warmer than yesterday’s 27 degrees we hit for a high. Morning lows will be near 20 degrees.

The next chance for impactful weather comes in on Saturday night.

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Source: Pittsburgh Weather: Wintry Conditions, Possible Freezing Rain – CBS Pittsburgh

Slow snow removal causes frustration in some Pittsburgh neighborhoods | TribLIVE.com

In some Pittsburgh neighborhoods, snow doesn’t create a winter wonderland. It creates treacherous road conditions that too often go unplowed and untreated.

Following Wednesday night’s snowfall, City Councilman Anthony Coghill received five or six calls from residents who were concerned about snow-covered roads.

“That’s a walk in the park,” Coghill said, explaining that he received closer to 200 calls complaining about road conditions following a snowstorm last Christmas.

“I get phone calls every time it snows,” he said.

Coghill represents the 4th District, which encompasses Beechview, Bon Air, Brookline, Carrick, Mt. Washington and Overbrook — all hilly neighborhoods. Snow removal, he said, is a major concern for his constituents.

“I know it’s a problem,” he said. “We just need more resources.”

Source: Slow snow removal causes frustration in some Pittsburgh neighborhoods | TribLIVE.com

Employees raising money for co-workers impacted by South Side fire

Employees at Ocean Treasures in the North Hills are raising money to help their co-workers following a four-alarm fire in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood on Monday.

General manager Jennifer Butler told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that Willis Hurt and Evan Russell learned about the fire while at work on Monday. They had just moved into the building in January, according to Butler.

“They’re in better spirits today and you know I’ve told them we started the GoFundMe so that we can try to do more,” she said. “If one of us is in need of something then we need to be there to help each other.”

Click here for the GoFundMe page.

Butler organized the page. She shared their story and listed what they need.

Two of my employees lost everything in the fire on East Carson Street on 2/8/2021. All they have are the clothes on their back. We are looking to raise money to help them get back on their feet and start over again. Anything will help. They had just moved in a month before the fire. They need clothes, shoes, furniture, a new place, and more if you are not able to donate money and would like to donate in other ways please contact us. They just moved in 1 month to the day of the fire. They are originally from Ohio and have no family in the area. We are a small family owned and operated business in Pittsburgh. If you have any other questions please contact one of our Ocean Treasures Stores in either Ross Twp or Wilkins Twp.

The goal is $5,000.

On Tuesday, crews worked to tear down the more than 150-year-old building brick-by-brick.

Source: Employees raising money for co-workers impacted by South Side fire

Man Killed, 2 Firefighters Injured In Pittsburgh Fire

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man was killed and two firefighters were injured after a fire broke out at a home in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood.

Pittsburgh firefighters were battling a fire with heavy smoke at a home on Knox Avenue Tuesday afternoon. Pittsburgh Public Safety sent out an alert asking people to avoid the area.

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The biggest issue fighting the fire was that the stairway to the second floor collapsed. Firefighters had to use a ladder to try to get to the man stuck on the second floor, but did not get to him in time.

Chief Darryl Jones says unfortunately firefighters found that man dead on the second floor. They can’t yet say how many people lived in the home, but know one woman did manage to escape.

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Two firefighters were injured — one with a groin injury and the other with a twisted ankle.

The home next door is separated by only a few inches, but miraculously the flames didn’t spread.

There’s been no word on the fire’s cause.

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Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

Source: Man Killed, 2 Firefighters Injured In Pittsburgh Fire

Snow covering side streets in Pittsburgh

Side streets were snow-covered in Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reporter Chandi Chapman found snow still covering roads on the South Side at 4 a.m.

Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works said they were plowing and salting streets across the city with 45 trucks on the roads and drivers working 12-hour shifts.

Source: Snow covering side streets in Pittsburgh

Woman Inside Car Shot And Killed In Lawrenceville – CBS Pittsburgh

One person was shot and killed in Lawrenceville.

Police say the shooting happened Monday night. The victim was found inside a vehicle that hit a utility pole on the 4400 block of Davison Street around 9 p.m.

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The woman was shot in the head, law enforcement says. Officials are investigating.

Police have not said what may have led up to the shooting or if anyone was arrested.

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Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

Source: Woman Inside Car Shot And Killed In Lawrenceville – CBS Pittsburgh

Part of a historic building in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood collapsed as firefighters battled 4-alarm fire in Pittsburgh’s South Side

PITTSBURGH —Part of a historic building in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood collapsed as firefighters battled a massive 4-alarm fire for several hours on Monday.

Public Safety officials said East Carson Street between 10th and 12th streets will be closed overnight.

Officials said the building, located in the 1100 block of East Carson Street, is considered structurally unsound by the Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections.

Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said the building will be demolished on Tuesday if it doesn’t come down on its own Monday night.

Pittsburgh fire Chief Darryl Jones said no one was injured in the fire and no one is missing. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The building was home to the South Side Chamber of Commerce offices, a barbershop and six apartments.

Source: WATCH LIVE: Sky 4 over 4-alarm fire in Pittsburgh’s South Side

Heavy police presence responding to Prospect Terrace in East Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Sheriff’s deputies and police from Penn Hills and Turtle Creek are at the scene at Prospect Terrace.

No details have been released. A Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 crew is being kept away from the area while the police activity continues.

This is a developing story. Stay with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 for updates.
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EAST PITTSBURGH, Pa. —Multiple law enforcement departments are responding to an apartment complex in East Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Source: Heavy police presence responding to Prospect Terrace in East Pittsburgh

Police investigating after man dies after reportedly falling from building in downtown Pittsburgh

Police said first responders performed CPR, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said it appears the man fell off a building in the 900 block of Liberty Avenue.

Major Crimes detectives are investigating, which includes speaking to witnesses in the area and reviewing video.

The man’s identity has not yet been released.

Source: Police investigating after man dies after reportedly falling from building in downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Man Arrested After Threatening To Blow Up Downtown Federal Building – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A suspect has been arrested for calling in a bomb threat to the William S. Moorhead Federal Building in downtown Pittsburgh.

Police say that 60-year-old Albert Morris Jr. called 911 around 5:00 p.m. on Monday evening saying that a bomb would go off in 18 minutes.

The building was evacuated and several downtown Pittsburgh streets were closed.

Source: Pittsburgh Man Arrested After Threatening To Blow Up Downtown Federal Building – CBS Pittsburgh

Shot fired during armed robbery at Pittsburgh Family Dollar store

Witnesses said the man approached the counter with a gun and pointed it at workers, demanding money from the register.

Police said that during the robbery a shot was fired into the wall past the employees and that the robber then took money from the register and ran away.

No one was seriously hurt.

No arrests have been announced.

Incident happened Sunday night in Homewood.

Source: Shot fired during armed robbery at Pittsburgh Family Dollar store

One dead after being struck by train in South Side

PITTSBURGH —A man has died after being struck by a train Saturday morning.Pittsburgh police responded to a call for a person struck by a train in the area of S. 6th Street near Color Park around 10:45 a.m.

Source: One dead after being struck by train in South Side

Shaler man gets 6 months in halfway house for violent role in Pittsburgh riot | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A 21-year-old Shaler man who admitted to damaging a Pittsburgh police car during the Downtown riots over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis was sentenced Wednesday to one day in U.S. custody and six months in a halfway house.

U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab imposed that term on Brian Bartels and also ordered him to pay $1,000 in restitution. The six-month sentence will be served as part of a three-year term of probation.

Bartels had previously pleaded guilty in September to obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder.

U.S. prosecutors wanted jail time for Bartels but his lawyer asked for probation.

Law enforcement said Bartels kicked in the windshield of a cruiser and then spray-painted a letter A on it during the May 30 protests. His actions spurred on a crowd to further violence that led to the car being burned and other damage.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shaun Sweeney said in sentencing papers that Bartels spray-painted the car “in the presence of an agitated crowd” and then smashed parts of the vehicle “in order to make it unusable by the officers who were trying to prevent civil disorder.”

He said Bartels did not directly assault any officers but obstructed them by damaging their car.

Joseph Otte, Bartels’ lawyer, said his client had accepted responsibility for his actions, meeting less than two days later with investigators to explain what he did.

Source: Shaler man gets 6 months in halfway house for violent role in Pittsburgh riot | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette