17-year-old shot dead by police while running away from traffic stop | Fox News

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed by police in Pennsylvania while running away from a traffic stop, authorities have said.

he person recording the video can be heard saying: “Why are they shooting at him? Why are they shooting? All they did was run and they’re shooting at them?”

The footage has sparked criticism in the community of East Pittsburgh, around 15 miles from Pittsburgh.

Selena Brooklin asked the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Why did they have to shoot him when he is running away? What is the justification for that? There is no justification. There is no answer. You shot a man in the back while he was running away.”

Source: 17-year-old shot dead by police while running away from traffic stop | Fox News

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Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo shot dead at 21 in drive-by incident – NY Daily News

Up-and-coming rapper Jimmy Wopo was killed in a drive-by shooting in Pittsburgh Monday, the Allegheny medical examiner told the Daily News.

He was 21.

Wopo, whose real name is Travon Smart, was shot in the Pennsylvania city’s Middle Hill neighborhood at around 4 p.m., Pittsburgh police said. He died at the hospital, while another unidentified victim was in stable condition.

Source: Pittsburgh rapper Jimmy Wopo shot dead at 21 in drive-by incident – NY Daily News

Legendary Pittsburgh meteorologist Joe DeNardo dies at 87 | TribLIVE

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It is with heavy hearts we share the news that legendary WTAE meteorologist Joe DeNardo has died at the age of 87.

Joe was, and will forever be, a Pittsburgh icon and we will always remember all the times .

They even wrote a song about it, “Joe Said It Would.”

“Joe is revered. He is a legend,” said Charles W. Wolfertz, WTAE’s president and general manager. “I will tell you we would go to different dinners and charity events and he would just need to stand there and people would walk up to him and say, ‘I remember when you came to my school … ‘”

Source: Legendary Pittsburgh meteorologist Joe DeNardo dies at 87 | TribLIVE

MT OLIVER FIRE: 5-year-old boy dies in house fire | WPXI

A 5-year-old boy died Wednesday in a house fire in Mount Oliver.

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Getting a closer look at the house fire on Anthony St. in Mt. Oliver. Officials say a young boy did die in the fire. Today’s humid weather made it a struggle for crews. @wpxi

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

Someone claiming to own the home on Anthony Street contacted Channel 11 News and said the fire marshal ruled the fire started in the kitchen.


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Large Police Presence Called In To North Braddock « CBS Pittsburgh

Two police officers were injured after someone opened fire on them in North Braddock late Tuesday night.

“The guy who shot them has confessed to shooting them. His rationale was he thought someone was breaking into this abandoned house, which he had no right to be there anyway,” District Attorney Stephen Zappala said.

He has been identified as 20-year-old Dejon Howard. He has since been transported to the Allegheny County Jail and faces a list of charges, including attempted homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and weapons violations.

Source: Large Police Presence Called In To North Braddock « CBS Pittsburgh

One transported to hospital following crash in Murrysville | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One person was injured in a crash in Murrysville Tuesday morning.

The accident occurred on Logan Ferry Road at Gun Club Road shortly before 7 a.m., according to Westmoreland County emergency officials.

The injured person was transported to a local hospital. The extent of injury was not immediately released.

Source: One transported to hospital following crash in Murrysville | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

LATROBE KMART, TWO SEARS STORES TO CLOSE | 107.1 FM WHJB | Classic Hits 107.1 FM WHJB | Greensburg, PA

Sears has announced another round of store closures and a Kmart location in Latrobe is one of the locations that will close.

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In a written statement, Sears identified 100 “non-profitable” Sears and Kmart locations across the country, and those stores will start going out of business sales as early as June 14th.  The list includes the Kmart at the Mountain Laurel Plaza in Latrobe, and Sears stores at South Hills Village and The Mall at Robinson.

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ROUTE 51 WATER MAIN BREAK: Water main break closes South Hills road | WPXI

 A water main break has closed a road in the South Hills.

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A water main break created a big hole in the parking lot of the Advantage Office Complex on Clairton Blvd and caused debris to wash onto Streets Run Road, which is blocked off right now.

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DELIVERY DRIVER ROBBERY ATTEMPT: Pizza delivery driver stabs young man during armed robbery attempt | WPXI

A pizza delivery driver stabbed a young man who was part of a group that attempted to rob him late Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, police said.

Source: DELIVERY DRIVER ROBBERY ATTEMPT: Pizza delivery driver stabs young man during armed robbery attempt | WPXI


A gun was fired during the incident, but no one was struck by bullets, police said.

Crews Battle Large Fire At Brackenridge Home « CBS Pittsburgh

BRACKENRIDGE (KDKA) — Flames were shooting from the windows and smoke billowed high into the sky when fire broke out Monday afternoon at a duplex in Brackenridge.

It started just before 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Seventh Avenue, and flames poured from the structure for more than an hour.

Flames were shooting from the windows and smoke billowed high into the sky when fire broke out Monday afternoon at a duplex in Brackenridge.

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Firefighters from at least four area volunteer departments converged on the scene.

Dana Gillis, who had lived in the home up until earlier this month, was under eviction orders. She told the fire chief that while she was not living in the home any longer, she still had not moved all of her belongings out.

“Thank God we weren’t living in the house. We could have been in there, it could have been us that got hurt really bad,” Gillis said. “As far as I know, it could have been arson or electrical.”

Local community honors veterans on Armed Forces Day

 

In celebration of Armed Forces Day, a local community honored veterans in a ceremony Saturday.

The Reserve Township Commissioners held the “Dedication of our Military Banners” ceremony at the memorial on Mt. Troy Road at 9 a.m.

“We just felt this was a great way of showing respect to our residents and loved ones that put time in the armed services,” said Ron Neurohr, chairman of the township board, who helped organize the ceremony.

Source: Local community honors veterans on Armed Forces Day

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CAR BREAK-INS: Smash-and-grab thefts plaguing Pittsburgh neighborhoods | WPXI

A car break-in is a relatively common crime, but the way it’s happening has some residents in Squirrel Hill concerned.

11 Investigates dug through crime reports from Pittsburgh Police Zone 4, which covers the city’s eastern neighborhoods. Those reports show a growing number of car windows being smashed in the middle of the day.

Source: CAR BREAK-INS: Smash-and-grab thefts plaguing Pittsburgh neighborhoods | WPXI