By: KDKA-TV News Staff ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — First responders in Rostraver Township rescued a kitten stuck in a storm drain. Rostraver Township police and fire officials, along with North Belle Vernon police and the Rostraver Sewage Authority, responded Friday for the rescue on Sara Way.
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (KDKA) — A group of volunteers is getting the wheels rolling on a campaign to make sure every kid has a bicycle this summer. Remember the joy and exhilaration of those summer afternoons on your bike? Many kids in the area might not have had the chance to experience any of that if it wasn’t for Little Free Cycles in Aliquippa.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Child care providers ensure our little ones remain safe, engaged and actively learning. But more than 600 locked their doors statewide during the coronavirus pandemic, unable to accept the infants and toddlers born to parents who still had to work. Advocates now want to build a stronger child care system to benefit both teachers and parents.
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 PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The state is planning to host its annual vehicle auction next week. It will happen on June 22 at 10 a.m. at Manheim Keystone Pennsylvania in Grantville, Dauphin County. Vehicles include sedans, minivans, SUVs and trucks.
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.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — A top Senate Republican says an audit of Pennsylvania’s 2020 election is a “very real possibility.” Video: Arizona GOP Election Audit Draws 3 Republican Lawmakers From Pennsylvania (CBS Pittsburgh) Republican lawmakers met yesterday with activists who have been pushing for an election review.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff BUTLER COUNTY (KDKA) – Next month, the Butler community will come together to remember the life of Caitlyn Kaufman. The Butler High School and Clarion University graduate was killed as she was driving to work in Nashville late in 2020. Video: Memorial Walked Planned To Honor Life Of Caitlyn Kaufman (CBS Pittsburgh)
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.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One of our area’s largest schools is looking for a solution to a major issue. Pittsburgh Public School District is facing a bus driver shortage, and it could mean thousands of students not having a ride to school. They’re proposing to increase walk zones around the schools, move more students to Port Authority buses, and adding a multi-tiered bus schedule to adjust start and end times at some schools.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff CANONSBURG (KDKA) – Canonsburg’s Fourth of July Parade is returning in 2021. The parade will be held on Saturday, July 3 and this year’s grand marshals will be essential workers who were on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff MORGANTOWN (KDKA) – Mountaineers will have several incentives in front of them if they get a COVID-19 vaccination. They include Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, free trips, and even dinner with the university president. Video: WVU Offering Vaccination Incentives To Employees And Students (CBS Pittsburgh)
By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh-area universities have been offering all kinds of incentives for people to get vaccinated and Duquesne University is no exception. Video: Duquesne University Offering Incentives For Vaccinations (CBS Pittsburgh) That day off will be available for staff to use through next June.
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.”
‘How they would rejoice’: Pittsburgh community, politicians react to Juneteenth becoming a national holiday
Lakisha Pattin has been in the fashion business for more than 14 years, providing hair, makeup and wardrobe services for a wide range of clients — KDKA News, Pittsburgh Fashion Week and Macy’s, just to name a few. “This is something that has been going on before my time, before my grandparents, before their grandparents, and if those who were here before us were able to see and even knew that this day would come, how they would rejoice and how excited they would be,” Ms. Pattin said.
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.