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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: KDKA)

Nearly 12 Cars Damaged In South Side Smash & Grabs

Police are investigating after nearly a dozen cars were damaged in attempted break-ins on the South Side overnight.

06/12/2014

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Lottery-Winning Cop’s Wife Charged In Prostitution

A western Pennsylvania police officer who made headlines when he won a $1 million Powerball drawing last month has been removed from the schedule because he’s named in a criminal complaint charging his wife with working as a scheduler for a prostitution business.

06/06/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Lori Sperling)

Man Being Hailed Hero After Pulling Woman From Fiery Crash

A Washington County man is being called a hero after he pulled a woman out of a burning car.

06/05/2014

(Source: Ross Township Police)

Ross Twp. Man Charged In Alleged Sexual Assault Case

A man is facing charges in relation to the sexual assault of a 20-year-old woman over the weekend.

06/04/2014

(Photo Courtesy: Wilkinsburg Police)

Police Seek Public’s Help To Locate Missing North Braddock Man

Police are searching for a North Braddock man who suffers from dementia.

06/04/2014

(Photo Credit: Attorney General's Office)

Va. Man Arrested While Trying To Meet Girl, 14, For Sex

A man from Virginia has been arrested after traveling to Pittsburgh to allegedly have sex with a 14-year-old girl.

06/03/2014

(Source: Armstrong County Jail)

2 Accused Of Stealing Cemetery Vases Waive Hearing, Head To Trial

Two people accused of stealing bronze vases worth thousands of dollars from a cemetery in Westmoreland County and then selling them for scrap are heading to trial.

06/03/2014

(Photo Credit: Brenda Waters/KDKA)

Elderly Man Uses Wheelchair To Barricade Self Inside Home

Police were called to Gibsonia this morning where a man reportedly barricaded himself inside of a home.

06/03/2014

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Teen Says He Was Threatened With Box Cutters At Trinity High School

A student at Trinity High School in Washington County is accused of bringing several box cutters to school, and then giving them to another student who allegedly threatened a third student.

05/30/2014

(Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Rankin Police Officer Holds $1 Million Powerball Ticket

A part-time Rankin Police officer, who bought a lottery ticket in our area, is now a millionaire.

05/28/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

3 Suspects Plead Guilty In W&J Football Player’s Death

Three men accused of killing a Washington & Jefferson College student in 2012 pleaded guilty in court Tuesday.

05/27/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Pit Bulls Quarantined After Attacking Brentwood Officer

Two pit bulls are being quarantined after authorities say they attacked a Brentwood police officer, sending him to the hospital with injuries.

05/22/2014

(Photo Credit: O'Hara Township Police)

Former O’Hara Councilman Held For Court On Child Porn Charges

A former council member from O’Hara Township was in court this morning for a preliminary hearing.

05/21/2014

(Source: Moon Township Police)

Police: Mom With Toddler In Backseat Gets Second DUI

A woman was charged with her second DUI while her 2-year-old child was in the car, police say.

05/16/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Flag Removal Complaints Prompt Beaver Co. To Reinforce Old Law

Beaver County is reinforcing a law already on the books after complaints about flags being removed by cemetery workers too soon.

05/15/2014

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