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New Kensington man jailed, accused of sexually assaulting 3-year-old

A New Kensington man was put in Washington County jail Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 3-year-old a few days before Christmas in Centerville. State police investigated an incident that allegedly occurred about 10 p.m. Dec. 21 involving James Ernest Elby, 51, of 1216A Constitution Boule


Pennsylvania Man Pleads Guilty in Rape and Murder of Girlfriend's 14-Year-Old Daughter

Over two years after a Pennsylvania teenager’s dismembered body was found by hunters in October 2016, her mother’s boyfriend has pleaded guilty. Jacob Sullivan of Horsham, 46, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the rape, murder and dismemberment of 14-year-old Grace Packer, according to the Associated Pre


Cheswick Council names longtime resident Brad Yaksich to fill board vacancy

Longtime Cheswick resident Brad Yaksich has been appointed to fill an empty seat on borough council through the end of the year. Council unanimously approved Yaksich’s appointment Tuesday. He will fill the seat previously held by Cathy Crail, who stepped down at the end of December.


Pittsburgh Weather: Winter Storm To Bring Accumulating Snow And Freezing Rain, Advisory Issued

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A major winter weather storm system is expected to impact the area, with snow continuing to move into the area late Tuesday into Wednesday morning. It looks to arrive in the counties just to the South of Pittsburgh around 2-3 a.m., and into Pittsburgh by 4 or 5 a.m.


Commercial flight hits record 801 mph over Pennsylvania

A record breaking jet stream above New York City Monday night provided a turbo boost to a commercial flight to hit record speeds. With help of a rapid tailwind of a blazing 231 mph, Virgin Atlantic Flight 8, traveling from Los Angeles to London hit 801 mph! That could be a record a high speed for a


Woman accused of fleeing police in Allegheny Township arrested in Tarentum

Allegheny Township police said they tracked down a woman who avoided arrest Sunday night. Cally Jade Mills, 26, was arrested Tuesday in a traffic stop in Tarentum. Mills is accused of climbing out of a window when police pulled up to a home in the 700 block of South Leechburg Hill Road around 10 p.m


Steelers News: Could the Patriots help the Steelers trade Antonio Brown, in a way?

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season is over, but if you think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over — think again. For the drama-filled Steelers, things are just heating up, and this is where the daily links article comes in. You might have missed some key news, and we fill you in and give you


Report shows how more Pennsylvania drivers can go electric

— Of the 8 million vehicles registered in Pennsylvania, just 15,000 of them are electric. The Department of Environmental Protection has released a plan several years in the making that outlines how the state can boost that number. Education is a key component.


Last remaining Ryan’s Buffet Restaurant in Pennsylvania closes

Ryan’s Buffet Restaurant in Hanover has closed. Assets from the restaurant at 342 Eisenhower Drive in York County are part of a liquidation auction, according to the website Auction Nation. Bidding in the auction ends Feb. 21 and includes assets such as kitchen equipment, tables, booths, high chairs


Police In Beaver County Arrest Man For Allegedly Selling Large Quantities Of Liquid Marijuana To Teens

BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) – Authorities in Beaver County say it was not your typical drug bust. Police say a drug dealer was targeting kids with liquid marijuana. Police in Beaver County made a large scale marijuana bust in New Sewickley Township on Tuesday.


Duquesne man wanted in Uniontown shooting, cops say

Uniontown Police obtained an arrest warrant this week for a 20-year-old Allegheny County man wanted on five counts of attempted homicide for allegedly firing a 9 mm handgun at a carload of people outside a gas station Feb. 5.


Monroeville Mall, Gateway among those appealing fee

Many Monroeville property owners are fighting a yearly fee they were assessed recently for the municipality’s new Pollution Control and Flood Reduction, or MS4, program. The deadline to appeal those assessments with Monroeville was Feb. 15. As of Feb. 20, council has not appointed members of a three


Slippery Conditions in Central Pennsylvania

PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Driving conditions were dangerous in some parts of central Pennsylvania on Wednesday. A van carrying students home from school swerved and hit a tree along Beaver Lake Road just outside Hughesville.


Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse to open fifth location in Monroeville Friday

A Pittsburgh pizza and beer joint will open its fifth location in Monroeville on Friday. Caliente Pizza and Drafthouse will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2125 Mosside Blvd. at 4 p.m. on Feb. 22.


Sex offender from South Dakota arrested at Pittsburgh homeless camp

PITTSBURGH - A sex offender from South Dakota has been arrested at a homeless camp in Pittsburgh, officials said. Gregory Davis was arrested at the camp off Arlington Avenue, Channel 11 Rick Earle reported. He was taken into custody by the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Task Force.


Salt truck overturns in Pittsburgh neighborhood; driver taken to hospital

PITTSBURGH - One person was injured after a salt truck overturned in Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood Wednesday morning. The crash happened on Steiner Street at Cedarcove Street.


PAT bus with 15 passengers strikes row house after sliding on ice

PITTSBURGH - A Port Authority bus struck a row house Wednesday morning amid icy road conditions in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood, officials said. LIVE UPDATES: Snow, wintry mix leading to deteriorating road conditions.


Le’Veon Bell says “Free at last” as Steelers don’t tag him

The Steelers announced today that they will not tag running back Le'Veon Bell this year, and Bell is celebrating. Bell took to Twitter shortly after General Manager Kevin Colbert confirmed that the Steelers have no intention of tagging Bell again this year and will let him test unrestricted free age


Southern Poverty Law Center counts 36 active hate groups in Pennsylvania in 2018

The state of hate in Pennsylvania exploded onto the world stage last year with the October shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead. The shooting is believed to be the single-worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.


Ex-Pirate Josh Harrison to sign with Tigers, join Jordy Mercer

DETROIT — Former Pittsburgh Pirates utilityman Josh Harrison agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was subject to a successful physical.