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Brenda Waters

waters Brenda WatersHave a positive day. That’s how Brenda Waters ends the weekend morning newscast she anchors.

She earned an Emmy for a segment called “On A Positive Note,” where she profiled local unsung heroes.

Brenda’s work has earned her several other honors, including “Who’s Who Among Black Americans” and two Associated Press awards.

In addition, Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Hill District has honored Brenda twice as one of 100 outstanding women in the community.

Brenda received the Cecile B. Springer Womenpower Award recognizing women as superior role models in our society.

She has also been named a woman of distinction by the Girl Scouts of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

The Pittsburgh Courier also named Brenda among its 50 Women of Excellence in 2008.

Active in the community, Brenda serves on the Sickle Cell Anemia Board, Small Seeds Board and POWER Board. She volunteers her time and makes contributions to several organizations including Myriam’s Women’s Shelter, Lydia’s Place and Women Inc. of Southwestern Pennsylvania and P.O.W.E.R. Brenda also speaks at local schools and churches.

She received a bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland and a master’s degree at American University.

She was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina and raised in Washington, DC by parents who told her…”the only time you look down at someone is when you are reaching down to pick them up.”

In her spare time Brenda enjoys reading, singing (when no one is around) and never leaves home without an audio book in the car.

(Photo Credit: Brenda Waters/KDKA)

Tractor-Trailer Crashes On I-79, Left Dangling Over Route 51

A tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 79 had a major impact on traffic Thursday.

08/14/2014

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Man Arrested In Connection With Fatal July 4 Homewood Shooting

A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Homewood on July 4, has been arrested.

08/12/2014

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Allegheny Health Network Approves Smoking Ban

The Allegheny Health Network has announced that its hospital campuses will be going smoke-free.

08/12/2014

(Source: Redstone Township Police)

Police: Fayette Co. Man Attacks Ex-Girlfriend In Fit Of Rage

A Fayette County man is facing multiple charges after police say he assaulted his ex-girlfriend while driving.

08/08/2014

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Mom Leaves Boy In Car At Rivers Casino, Redeems $10 Slot Voucher, Gets Arrested

A local mother is facing charges after allegedly leaving her son alone in the car while she went to the Rivers Casino Tuesday night.

08/06/2014

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Police: Man Has Sex With Teen, Impersonates Cop And Performs Fake Rape Kit

Rape, alcohol and impersonating an officer of the law – these are all elements of a story that began with a runaway 15-year-old girl.

08/05/2014

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Woman Accused Of Breaking Into Wash. Co. Home Arrested

A woman from Washington County was arrested, accused of breaking into a home in Canton Township while the person who lived there was asleep on the couch.

08/04/2014

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Divers Find Body Of Man Possibly Connected To House Explosion

Rescue crews spent nearly three hours Thursday night looking for a man who jumped into the Allegheny River.

08/01/2014

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Man Dies In Fire At Pleasant Hills Apartments

A man was killed when fire broke out Wednesday evening at an apartment building in Pleasant Hills.

07/30/2014

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Harrison Twp. House Explodes, Woman Rushed To Hospital

A house exploded early Wednesday morning in Harrison Township, which left one woman injured.

07/30/2014

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Chase Ends In Crash After Shots Fired In East Hills

Police are looking into a violent night in East Hills.

07/29/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Dan Vojtko)

1 Shot, 1 In Custody In Washington County

State police are investigating a shooting early Friday morning at a home in Roscoe, Washington County.

07/25/2014

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Body Of 77-Year-Old Woman Found In Car Pulled From Ravine

Police are investigating after a woman died when he car plunged into a ravine in Lawrence County Tuesday night.

07/22/2014

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Movie Shoot Confuses Police After Deadly Shooting

One man is dead, another is in critical condition after a shooting in Carrick early Tuesday morning.

07/22/2014

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Truck Hits Street Sweeper, Then Building

A man is expected to be charged after crashing his truck into a street sweeper and then a building.

07/18/2014

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