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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: 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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Police Seek Suspect After Port Authority Bus Driver Assaulted

The Port Authority is asking the public for help to identify a man wanted for assaulting a bus driver last month.

02/04/2014

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Loved Ones Remember Activist, Tuskegee Airman Wendell Freeland

Friends, family and colleagues were at Carnegie Music Hall Sunday to pay final tribute to Wendell Freeland.

02/02/2014

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Wreath Laid At Fallen Officers’ Monument For Rocco

His name is now mentioned with other fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

02/01/2014

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Man Accused In Fatal Route 51 Crash To Stand Trial

The man accused of causing a fatal crash on Route 51 last month is now heading to trial.

01/31/2014

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Cold Weather To Blame For Delays, Water Main Breaks

The extreme cold caused several problems Tuesday. The cold weather is being blamed for delays on the Port Authority’s light rail system as well as water main breaks across the area.

01/28/2014

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McCandless Repair Shop Damaged By Fire

Firefighters fought flames and frigid temperatures when an auto repair shop in McCandless caught fire Monday morning.

01/27/2014

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22 Deaths Now Blamed On Dangerously Potent, Fentanyl-Laced Heroin

At least 22 people in Western Pennsylvania, including 15 in Allegheny County have now been killed by a deadly mix of heroin and the narcotic Fentanyl.

01/26/2014

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U.S. Airman Killed In Helicopter Crash Laid To Rest

Family, friends and the community paid their final respects today to a fallen U.S. Airman from Kennedy Township who was killed earlier this month in a helicopter crash on the English Coast.

01/25/2014

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Beaver Co. Hit-And-Run Victim Speaks Out

A man is accused of injuring two people in a hit-and-run in Ambridge early Sunday morning, because he was upset he was rejected from a bar.

01/20/2014

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3 W. Va. Teens Killed In Crash With Fire Truck

Three teens were killed Saturday night after crashing into a fire truck in West Virginia.

01/19/2014

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Man Shot After Leading State Police On Chase, Dragging Trooper

One man is in the hospital after police shot him during a chase in Fayette County overnight.

01/18/2014

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School Bus Driver Suspended, Dragging Incident Under Investigation

An Ellwood City bus company has suspended a school bus driver, pending the investigation into how a student was dragged by the bus for nearly a block in Lawrence County.

01/17/2014

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Teen Charged After Accidentally Shooting Friend

One local teen is at a magistrate’s office and the other in the hospital after a shooting.

01/14/2014

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Public Works Truck, Cars Involved In Fatal Crash

A woman was killed when she slammed into the back of a Pittsburgh Public Works truck in Harrison Township.

01/13/2014

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