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Bob Allen

boballen Bob AllenBob Allen joined the KDKA-TV team in January 2000 as a General Assignment reporter.

Bob began his broadcasting career in 1979 at Beaver Falls radio station WBVP. From there, he went on to WKBN Radio in Youngstown. His first television job was also in Youngstown — at WYTV.

Since then, he’s worked at TV stations in Memphis, Louisville, Kentucky and Toledo, Ohio. Most recently, Bob spent three years as a General Assignment reporter and part-time anchor at the NBC affiliate in Kansas City.

During the Gulf War crisis, Bob also worked at KDKA-TV, providing hourly updates during the early morning hours.

After working at six television stations since 1982, Bob is finally fulfilling his dream of working as a reporter in his hometown — a goal that he set for himself “many years ago.”

A Langley High School graduate, Bob attended Penn State University and Point Park College. In addition to his son Ryan, Bob’s parents and four sisters also call Pittsburgh home.

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Woman Gets 30-60 Months For Impersonating Nurse, Stealing Baby

A woman appeared in court for sentencing after posing as an employee and kidnapping a newborn baby from UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.

06/24/2014

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Couple Accused Of Abusing Adopted Kids Reach Plea Bargain

A Franklin Park couple charged in the abuse of their adoptive children from Ethiopia reached a plea bargain Monday morning.

06/23/2014

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Peduto Wants To Hold Concert Promoters Accountable For Clean-Up Efforts

Luke Bryan entertained over 50,000 people at Heinz Field Saturday night. However, the aftermath of the event led Mayor Bill Peduto to weigh in with some strong words.

06/22/2014

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Neighbors Worried After 2 Shootings In 2 Days At New Castle Apartments

Two shootings, one fatal, in two nights have residents of a Lawrence County apartment complex on edge.

06/21/2014

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Route 28 Construction To Cause Traffic Troubles This Weekend

The ongoing road construction on Route 28 is expected to cause traffic delays during a busy weekend on the North Shore and Downtown.

06/20/2014

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Mayor Peduto Officiates As Same-Sex Couples Get Hitched Downtown

With family and friends looking on, 19 same-sex couples were united in matrimony during a ceremony in Pittsburgh City Council Chambers.

06/15/2014

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Beaver Co. Man Facing Charges For Fire Truck Joyride

A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he sneaked into a volunteer fire department and took a fire truck on a 30-minute joyride with a woman passenger.

06/03/2014

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Neighbors Act Quickly As Mt. Oliver Home Consumed By Fire

A Mt. Oliver family will have to rebuild, but say they’re thankful for neighbors and firefighters.

06/01/2014

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Disaster Narrowly Avoided After Small Plane Crashes Into Power Lines

One person was hurt when a small plane went down, hitting some power lines on Saturday afternoon in Fayette County.

05/31/2014

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2 Shot In Wilkinsburg

Authorities are investigating after two people were shot this afternoon in Wilkinsburg.

05/27/2014

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Vets Remembered At Memorial Day Ceremony

Veterans and their families gathered for the annual Memorial Day program at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

05/25/2014

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Indiana Co. Vet Honored With Interchange Dedication

One local veteran will be remembered in a special way this Memorial Day weekend.

05/24/2014

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FBI Releases New Details In Cyber Espionage Case

Investigators release new details today in a cyber-espionage operation that allegedly targeted several United States companies, nearly all of them based in the Pittsburgh area.

05/20/2014

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Arrest Warrant Issued For McKeesport Fatal Shooting Suspect

Police have identified a suspect in connection with a fatal Saturday morning shooting in McKeesport.

05/19/2014

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Indiana Co. Fire Leaves 3 Dead

The state police fire marshal is investigating a fire that claimed the lives of two adults and a child in White Township, Indiana County Sunday morning.

05/18/2014

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