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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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Police Investigating After Body Found In Allegheny River

Police are investigating after a body was found floating in the Allegheny River Monday morning.

07/07/2014

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Arrest Made In Fineview Fatal Stabbing

Police are looking for the person who fatally stabbed a 22-year-old man in Fineview.

07/06/2014

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Firefighters Battle Smokey Beaver Co. Blaze

Firefighters spent Saturday morning and afternoon responding to a very smokey fire in Beaver County.

07/06/2014

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Cleanup Underway After Record Numbers Pack Point State Park

Tens of thousands of people came to Point State Park waiting until dark for the skies to light up in one of the greatest fireworks shows ever over the skies of downtown Pittsburgh.

07/05/2014

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1 Little Girl Killed, Another Injured In Dresser Accident

Two little girls were found unresponsive after a dresser fell on top of them Friday morning.

07/04/2014

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D.A. Rules Shooting Involving Off-Duty Butler Co. Trooper Was Justified

Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger has determined that a Pennsylvania State Police trooper was justified when he shot and killed a man outside his home in Butler Township last month.

07/01/2014

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Woman Caught On Camera Allegedly Assaulting Her Child At Walmart

A Scott Township mother is accused of assaulting her three-year-old son inside a local Walmart store.

06/30/2014

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Jury Selection Begins For Beaver Co. Sheriff Accused Of Making Threats

Jury selection began today for a Beaver County sheriff accused of threatening to shoot a news reporter.

06/30/2014

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Family’s Home Destroyed By Water Main Break

A family lost everything as water poured into their basement early Sunday morning in Lincoln Place.

06/29/2014

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Elderly Residents Injured In Springdale High-Rise Stabbing

A 73-year-old man has been taken into custody following a stabbing in a Springdale high-rise.

06/28/2014

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FAA, Police Investigating Drone Over PNC Park During Pirates – Mets Game

Police were called Thursday after someone allegedly flew a drone over PNC Park during last night’s Pirates game.

06/27/2014

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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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