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Harold Hayes

hayes Harold HayesHarold Hayes joined KDKA-TV in August of 1979 as a general assignment reporter and has covered everything from military operations in the Middle East to landmark local court cases.

His overseas coverage includes Operation Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia in 1990, the government of Kuwait’s memorial to the local lives lost during Operation Desert Storm in 1993, and the funeral of Pope John Paul II in 2005.

Locally, Harold follows up on stories that made headlines years ago and still have impact on the community. For example, he covered the 1981 court-ordered desegregation that resulted in the merger of the Woodland Hills School District. Twenty years later, he found one of the students he interviewed then — who had become a parent of a graduate that year.

Harold is involved with many community organizations. A recipient of a scholarship from the Negro Educational Emergency Fund (NEED), Harold has since become a spokesperson for the organization and upon his mother’s death in 1994, Harold created a scholarship in her name for local students. He also helps raise money for the Rev, J. Harold Hayes Scholarship, named for his late father, former pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in McKeesport.

After graduation from college, Harold worked as a research assistant in the “Reading is Fundamental” program, sponsored by the Urban League of Pittsburgh. In 1976, he became a staff announcer for WSIV AM-FM Radio in Pekin, Illinois. The following year he took the position of weekend anchor/producer/reporter at WRAU-TV in Peoria, Illinois and worked there until accepting his present position at KDKA-TV.

Born in McKeesport, Harold went on to graduate from South Hills High School and the University of Pittsburgh in 1975 with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Communications. Harold spent all of his youth in the area and currently lives in Pittsburgh with his wife. His oldest daughter is a graduate of the University of Maryland and his youngest daughter is a student at Penn State.

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Closing Arguments Conclude In Civil Re-Trial Of 3 City Officers

Closing arguments have concluded after days of testimony in the civil re-trial for three Pittsburgh Police officers accused of using excessive force against a former CAPA student.

03/27/2014

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Defense Rests In Civil Re-Trial Of 3 City Officers

The civil re-trial for three Pittsburgh Police officers accused of using excessive force against a former CAPA student resumed Wednesday.

03/26/2014

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Defense Questions Miles’ Friend In Civil Re-Trial Of 3 City Officers

The civil re-trial for three Pittsburgh Police officers accused of using excessive force against a former CAPA student resumed Tuesday.

03/25/2014

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Jordan Miles Cross-Examined In Civil Re-Trial Of 3 City Officers

The civil re-trial for three Pittsburgh Police officers accused of using excessive force against a former CAPA student continued Monday.

03/24/2014

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Elderly Caregiver Admits To Stealing Tens Of Thousands From Woman

An 81-year-old woman is accused of stealing between $15,000 and $30,000 from a woman she was caring for.

03/21/2014

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Jordan Miles’ Mother Takes Stand In Civil Re-Trial

The civil re-trial for three Pittsburgh Police officers accused of using excessive force against a former CAPA student continued Wednesday.

03/19/2014

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3rd Officer Testifies In Jordan Miles Civil Re-Trial

The civil re-trial continues for three Pittsburgh Police officers who are accused of using excessive force against a former CAPA student.

03/18/2014

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2nd Officer Testifies In Jordan Miles Civil Re-Trial

The civil re-trial continues for three Pittsburgh Police officers who are accused of using excessive force against a former CAPA student.

03/17/2014

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Man Arrested After Bomb Squad Is Called To North Belle Vernon Home

Police from four different agencies and representing two counties surrounded a Westmoreland County house Friday because of an investigation by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office into online sharing, downloading and the distribution of child pornography.

03/14/2014

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Officer Testifies In Jordan Miles Civil Case

The second civil trial brought by Jordan Miles against three police officers continued with more testimony on Thursday.

03/13/2014

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D.A. Rules Fatal Shooting Of Child Abductor Was Justified

The Allegheny County District Attorney has ruled that the fatal shooting of a child abductor by police was justified.

03/12/2014

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New Trial Gets Underway In Jordan Miles Civil Case

Testimony began this afternoon after opening statements concluded in the second trial of the civil suit brought by Jordan Miles against three police officers after an incident in Homewood in January of 2010.

03/11/2014

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Trial Begins For Man In Beating Death Of Fayette Co. Boy

The trial is underway for a Fayette County man accused of beating to death his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son.

03/10/2014

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Suspect In East Liberty Double Murder Meets With Legal Team

Attorney Blaine Jones met with a new client Friday. Allen Wade is the man charged in connection with the shooting deaths of sisters, Sarah and Susan Wolfe, last month in their East Liberty home.

03/07/2014

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Suspect In Sisters’ Deaths Has Extensive Criminal Record

As Allen Wade was led away to jail, charged in the deaths of sisters – Sarah and Susan Wolfe – in their East Liberty home, Westmoreland County prosecutors had to wonder how those developments will affect their case against Lee Atwood.

03/06/2014

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