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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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Greene County Coroner Probes Nursing Home Patient’s Death

The Greene County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of an elderly woman at a nursing home.

02/25/2014

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Armstrong Co. Ice Jam Continues To Draw Spectators

An ice jam near Parker is causing concern, because it could be devastating if it melts too quickly.

02/24/2014

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Flooding In Parker Creates Spectacle For Residents

The Allegheny River near Parker in Armstrong County has turned into a tourist attraction.

02/23/2014

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Warehouse Destroyed After Raging Fire Rips Through Business

More than 100 firefighters from 15 different companies battled a raging fire that destroyed part of a Fayette County business.

02/22/2014

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Fire Prompts Evacuations At Marshall Twp. Shopping Plaza

A fire forced the evacuation of a popular shopping plaza in Marshall Township this afternoon.

02/21/2014

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Beaver Co. Mom Drives Kids To School, Arrested On DUI Charges

A woman in Beaver County is facing charges after being arrested for driving her children to school while being under the influence of prescription medications.

02/18/2014

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Beaver Co. Paramedic Accused Of Assaulting Patient’s Girlfriend

A Beaver County paramedic is facing charges in connection with the alleged assault of a woman while responding to a 911 call.

02/18/2014

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Winter Taking Toll On Heating Oil Supplies

The winter of 2014 has been one to forget for Bradigan’s Incorporated, a home heating oil and diesel fuel distributor in Kittanning.

02/16/2014

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Suspect Wounded, Facing Charges In 19-Hour Ellsworth Standoff

A Texas native is facing a long list of charges following a 19-hour standoff with police and SWAT teams at a home in Washington County.

02/15/2014

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Elderly Woman Collapses, Dies While Shoveling Snow

An elderly woman collapsed Friday while shoveling her driveway in Westmoreland County and later died.

02/14/2014

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Police: Man Puts Gun To Snow Plow Driver’s Head Over Snow Removal Dispute

A Lawrence County man is facing charges after he allegedly pointed a gun at a snow plow driver who pushed some snow into his yard.

02/11/2014

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Ellwood City High School Student In Custody After Alleged Threat

An Ellwood City high school student is in custody after allegedly making a threatening comment on Facebook.

02/10/2014

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Single Gunshot Wound To The Head Killed Both Sisters In East Liberty

Two sisters of an Iowa state representative have been found dead of gunshot wounds to the head in the Pittsburgh home they shared, and police are investigating the case as a double homicide.

02/09/2014

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Patrick Gallagher Named As Pitt’s New Chancellor

The University of Pittsburgh has chosen a new chancellor.

02/08/2014

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Police: Teen Assaulted 2-Year-Old While Babysitting

A teenage babysitter is facing charges after allegedly assaulting the toddler he was watching.

02/07/2014

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