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Pittsburgh Weather: Gov. Wolf Declaring State Of Emergency Ahead Of Winter Storm

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Gov. Tom Wolf says he is declaring a state of emergency ahead of this weekend’s winter storm. He announced the declaration on social media, saying: “I’m declaring a State of Emergency as #WinterStormHarper approaches. We’ll be aggressive in managing this storm — snowfall rates co


5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Jan. 18-21

With the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebrated Monday, this Pittsburgh weekend offers three days of things to do with various events honoring King. You might want to schedule your plans around the ominous forecast of an upcoming snow storm before you head out the door.


Pittsburgh police make arrest in Jan. 7 downtown shooting

Pittsburgh police have made an arrest in a Jan. 7 shooting in downtown Pittsburgh. Roy Joseph Johnson, 23, was arrested overnight, police announced Friday. He was charged with aggravated assault, attempted homicide and reckless endangerment.


Customer service rep who took 2 phone calls, then quit can’t get unemployment comp, Pa. court says

A customer service rep who took two phone calls and then quit because she claimed the job was giving her anxiety attacks isn’t eligible for unemployment compensation, a Commonwealth Court panel ruled Friday.


Woman sues Pittsburgh apartment complex owner for alleged negligence

PITTSBURGH — A business invitee is suing Sto-Rox Plaza Inc., an apartment complex owner, citing alleged negligence. Barbara Freed filed a complaint on Jan. 15 in the Allegheny County Courts of Common Pleas against Sto-Rox Plaza Inc., alleging the apartment complex owner breached its duty to maintain


State of emergency declared in Pennsylvania ahead of winter storm

HARRISBURG, Penns. — Governor Tom has declared a state of emergency for Pennsylvania ahead of this weekend’s expected winter storm. According to the Governor’s office, the declaration will allow for increased assistance with storm-related needs. There will also be restrictions and a ban on all comme


Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Hosting Events For Federal Employees

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will host distribution events for those impacted by the partial government shutdown. All events will provide non-perishable items to federal employees, while certain events are Produce to People distributions, which provid


Pittsburgh Weather: As Residents Pack Refrigerators, Power Outage Concerns Loom

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — You’ve gone to the store and stocked in what you need for the storm, and then the ice storm hits and the power goes out. “If it’s only going to be a couple of hours, do nothing,” Cindy Javor, of Penn State’s Extension Outreach program, said.


The latest: 6-to-8 inches of snow expected in Pittsburgh area Saturday

More snow to the north, less to the south — and if you’re in Allegheny County, you live in the “transition zone,” National Weather Service meteorologist Pat Herald said Friday morning.


Missing 11-year-old girl found, back home safe

PITTSBURGH - UPDATE (1/18/19): Ava Scott has been found and is back home safe, police said Friday. ORIGINAL STORY: Pittsburgh police are searching for a missing 11-year-old girl.


First flu death reported in Allegheny County

The first flu death of this year's flu season has been reported in Allegheny County, according to the Allegheny County Health Department. “We have been notified that a female resident of Allegheny County has died due to flu complications. The resident was in her early 90s and had underlying medical


Nassau Man Wanted For Fatal Hit-And-Run Arrested In Pennsylvania

Nassau County police say that the Baldwin man wanted for allegedly running over and killing a gas station manager earlier this week has been arrested in Pennsylvania. Police say that Joshua E. Roston, 33, turned himself in to authorities in Philadelphia late Thursday night. Police are currently work


Photo Gallery: 59th Annual Pittsburgh Boat Show

The 59th annual Pittsburgh Boat Show opened last weekend at the Monroeville Convention Center. Boating enthusiasts still have time to catch up on the latest in watercraft, sporting equipment and even take a safe boating class this weekend, Jan. 18-20. Times for the show are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a


Penn Hills Abduction Suspect Facing Additional Charges

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The man accused of kidnapping and beating a Penn Hills teenager is facing two new charges, and a second person is under arrest for hindering apprehension.


Pittsburgh salt truck driver faces discipline following Sunday crash in Lawrenceville

A Pittsburgh Public Works Department salt truck driver is facing discipline after sideswiping three vehicles in Lawrenceville on Sunday, a city official said Friday. Public Works Director Mike Gable said officials served the driver, who has not been identified, with a disciplinary notice, but won’t


Pennsylvania Woman Tried To Kidnap Kangaroo From Petting Zoo, Take It To Florida, Police Say

HANGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 21: (CHINA OUT) A kangaroo looks at the camera in Hangzhou Zoo on September 21, 2015 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)


Weird Paul Rock Band to perform

The Weird Paul Rock Band, featuring Pittsburgh’s own Weird Paul Petroskey, will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Disobedient Spirits, 30 S. Main St., Homer City. The special guest will be IUP student Nathan Janov.


Proud to be from Pittsburgh: Hampton High School blood drive

At Hampton High School, students are preparing for an event in honor of a peer. The students are holding a blood drive with extra significance this year, as an 11th grade student fights leukemia.


Long-vacant Commonwealth Building will become apartment complex Downtown

After standing beautiful but vacant in Downtown Pittsburgh for years, the Commonwealth Building on Fourth Avenue is getting a new lease on life. In the past week, the Connecticut-based development firm JCS Capital LLC closed a deal to buy the building, and also won approval for renovations of the fa


Driver who struck and killed gas station worker on Long Island arrested in Pennsylvania: police

SOUTH HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — The driver accused of fatally striking a gas station worker on Long Island turned himself into police in Pennsylvania on Friday, police said. On Jan. 14, the driver tried to leave without paying for $22 worth of gas at the Pit Stop gas station on Grand Avenue in South Hempste