By: KDKA-TV News Staff NEW ALEXANDRIA (KDKA) — As more and more black bears have been spotted throughout Western Pennsylvania, another was seen on Saturday morning in Westmoreland County. Christina Sullenberger tells KDKA that she and her dad spotted the bear along Route 981 just before 10:00 a.m. Saturday.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff HAMPTON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police in Hampton Township are searching for a missing 82-year-old woman. Police say that Merilyn Penn was last seen driving a dark blue 2009 Dodge Caravan with Pennsylvania license plate DVW-5926. (Courtesy: Hampton Township Police Department)
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Gravity is the force that attracts things toward other things that have mass. More simply, it is the force that draws things on Earth toward the center of Earth. When you feel something’s weight, you are actually feeling gravity’s downward force on that object.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A big construction project that could create traffic gridlock begins Monday on Route 28. The ramp from Route 28 to the Highland Park Bridge, on the northbound side of the road, will be closed for three months.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff COLUMBUS, Ohio (KDKA) — The Columbus Zoo in Ohio has two big reasons to celebrate, or, depending on how you look at it, two small reasons. An Asian elephant calf and a California sea lion pup were born this week.
Police: Woman Looking For Ride After Prison Release Accused Of Urinating In Sheetz, Trying To Sell Drugs
By: KDKA-TV News Staff GREENSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh woman was re-arrested after just getting out of Westmoreland County Prison for an alleged incident at a local Sheetz that involved public urination and the attempted sale of drugs. Amie Slocum, 49, is now facing indecent exposure and public drunkenness charges.
COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 34 New Coronavirus Cases In Last 48 Hours
By: KDKA-TV News Staff Of the newly reported cases, the Health Department says 23 are confirmed and 11 are probable cases. Both deaths were in people ages 65 or older. There have been 7,246 total hospitalizations and 101,749 total coronavirus cases in Allegheny County since the pandemic started.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff PENN BOROUGH (KDKA) – A black bear was spotted getting a little too close to a family’s home in Westmoreland County. Cierra Cheyenne sent KDKA a video she captured at her home in Penn Borough. She said she heard a noise on Thursday while she was baking cookies.
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – There’s a new push to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania. The focus is on the frontline workers and getting them a boost in their hourly pay. Some say they worked tirelessly during the pandemic and put their lives at risk.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The company behind a massive data breach of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 contact tracing system is apparently asking for help. National Guard To Take Over COVID-19 Contact Tracing After State Fires Vendor Over Data Breach Pennsylvania Health Department Firing COVID-19 Contact Tracing Company After Data Breach
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A group of organizations and residents are pushing for the creation of a civilian police control council in Pittsburgh. It would be the first of its kind in the nation. The group of activists is calling this a campaign for community control over the police.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — Law enforcement has cleared the scene on Springwater Court in Moon Township after surrounding a home. (Photo Credit: KDKA) Multiple agencies surrounded the Spring Run Village development on Thursday. Moon Township police said, “The end result is suicide.”
By: KDKA-TV News Staff Pittsburgh police have charged 40-year-old Chayla Robinson with hinder apprehension or prosecution. She was arrested Thursday at her home in Brentwood, police said. Detectives from the Violent Crime Unit took Chayla Robinson, 40, into custody at her home in Brentwood Borough.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff (Photo Credit: Allegheny County Jail) Chassity Clancy was found dead inside a home on E. Warrington Avenue in Beltzhoover last February. She was found to have a gunshot wound to her neck while lying in a bed. Pritchard told authorities he was sleeping next to Chassity and had a shotgun under his pillow, pointing in her direction.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s bustling, expensive, and popular for people both young and old. Now more people will land a chance to call East Liberty home. KDKA’s Meghan Schiller learned more affordable housing will soon pop up at the site of an empty parking lot, giving people of all income levels a chance to live near the action.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff VANPORT, Pa. (KDKA) – An early-morning fire in Beaver County destroyed the Idlewood Industries building. The fire started just after 5 a.m. at the building on Georgetown Road in Vanport. Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson Fire crews were eventually able to contain the fire and remained on the scene throughout the morning to put out hotspots.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Social activists took to the steps of the City-County Building to call for a change in policing in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County on Thursday. They want to take some of the money being used to fund the police and reinvest it in the community.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff This brings the statewide total to 1,209,725 cases and 27,546 total COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began. There are 465 people across the state in the hospital with COVID-19, and 114 patients are in ICUs. The state says 11,330,117 total vaccine doses have been administered and 5,177,770 people are fully vaccinated.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Country music duo Big & Rich will perform the first big post-game concert at PNC Park since the start of the pandemic. The Pittsburgh Pirates say Big & Rich will be the headliners of “(Re)Opening Weekend,” which kicks off on Thursday, July 1.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff The study looked at factors such as most restaurants, movie theaters, golf courses, performing arts theaters, access to gyms/fitness centers, national parks, and other outdoor activities. West Virginia found itself near the bottom of several categories, finding itself tied for 49th in “lowest personal expenditures on recreation services per capita, tied for 44th in “lowest variety of arts, entertainment, and recreational establishments,” 48th in “fewest fitness centers per capita,” and 49th in “fewest performing arts theaters per capita.”