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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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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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Police Search For Suspect In Fatal McKeesport Shooting

Police are investigating two shootings in McKeesport overnight, one of which was fatal.

05/17/2014

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Police: H.S. Track Coach Pulls Knife On Runners, Stabs Parent

Police say a disagreement during a Mercer County high school’s track practice ended with the coach stabbing a parent.

05/16/2014

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Closing Arguments Expected In Brookline Principal Exposing Case

Closing arguments are expected to be delivered this afternoon at a trial for a local principal accused of soliciting sex at a gym.

05/13/2014

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Woman Stabbed While Waiting For Bus In Butler Co.

A woman was hospitalized after she was attacked at a Butler County bus stop.

05/12/2014

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Man Shot, Killed Outside Of Popular Homewood Safe Haven

Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in Homewood early Sunday morning.

05/11/2014

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Police Investigating Murder After Body Found In Westmoreland Co.

Police are investigating a murder in Westmoreland County.

05/10/2014

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String Of So-Called “Pranks” Lands 2 Young Men In Jail

Two young men are in jail following a string of dangerous, so-called “pranks.”

05/09/2014

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Ellwood City Man Accused Of Beating Woman With Aluminum Bat

An Ellwood City man is facing a long list of charges, accused of beating a woman with an aluminum bat last weekend while she was home alone in Lawrence County.

05/06/2014

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Judge Approves Sale Of Abandoned Hazelwood Recycling Company

A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of an abandoned recycling company in Hazelwood to a new buyer.

05/05/2014

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Hazelwood Officials Address Abandoned Recycling Company Eyesore

Some people in Hazelwood are outraged.

05/02/2014

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Falling Tree Injures Woman In Uniontown

A woman was injured when high winds caused a tree to topple over in Fayette County this morning.

04/29/2014

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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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