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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: Woman Started Apartment Complex Fire Over Money Owed In Drug Deal

One person is in custody following an intense row house fire in Ellwood City Monday morning.

04/28/2014

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Locals Celebrate Canonization Of Former Popes

Bishop David Zubik is among several local Catholics who made the trip to the Vatican, while thousands celebrated here.

04/27/2014

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Trial Begins For 3 Suspects In Adams’ Stabbing

The trial is now underway for three men charged in the stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers’ lineman Mike Adams.

04/22/2014

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Dry, Warm Weather Creating Perfect Brush Fire Conditions

It’s that time of year again, spring fire season.

04/21/2014

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Man Found Dead Inside Of Car In Larimer

Authorities are investigating after a man was found shot to death in a car in Larimer.

04/18/2014

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Mike Tyson Opens Up About Career, New Boxing Promotion

Mike Tyson is without question one of the most famous boxers in the world. Today, he talked about his life, career and a new boxing promotion he’s bringing to the city.

04/15/2014

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Man Dies After Being Hit By Train In Latrobe

Police are investigating after a man was hit and killed by a train in Latrobe early Tuesday morning.

04/15/2014

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Teachers, Staff Return To Franklin Regional

Teachers and staff will return to Franklin Regional High School today for the first time since a stabbing incident left 21 people injured last week.

04/14/2014

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Murrysville Palm Sunday Service Focuses On Franklin Regional Tragedy

Since the stabbings at Franklin Regional High School, churches in Murrysville have actively been involved in the healing process.

04/13/2014

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Mental Health Experts Reach Out To Franklin Regional During Conference

During its annual education conference, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Southwestern Pennsylvania is reaching out to the Franklin Regional School District.

04/12/2014

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School Bus Driver Ordered To Anger Management

A school bus driver accused of screaming at two middle school students and kicking them off the bus could have his charges dropped.

04/11/2014

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Murrysville Residents Pray For Stabbing Victims At Vigils

Churches in Murrysville opened their doors for prayer services and vigils Wednesday evening following the stabbing rampage at Franklin Regional High School that left more than 20 people hurt.

04/10/2014

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Shenango Coke Works To Pay $600K Fine In Agreement With Allegheny Co.

People who live in Bellevue and Avalon have long complained about pollution from the Shenango Coke Plant on Neville Island.

04/08/2014

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Woman Accused Of Impersonating Nurse, Stealing Baby, Faces 58-Year Sentence

Breona Moore, 21, faces a maximum sentence of 58 years in prison for posing as an employee and kidnapping a newborn baby from UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.

04/07/2014

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Woman Falls 60 Feet Over Cliff In Tarentum

A 19-year-old woman was rescued after she fell 60 feet over a hillside in Tarentum.

04/06/2014

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