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Pittsburgh native Heather Abraham joined KDKA in December 2010.

Before moving back home, she reported at News 12 Brooklyn, a 24-hour cable news station in New York City. Heather spent four years covering everything Brooklyn: culture, politics, crime, and neighborhood news. She also occasionally filled in on the anchor desk.

Heather grew up in Shaler and graduated from Shaler Area High School. Her desire to get into news started there with the morning announcements. She continued her education at West Virginia University where she studied Broadcast News, learning the ins and outs of shooting video, editing and presenting news. Heather was also a co-anchor and reporter for WVU News, the school’s weekly news show.

While her career took her to New York City, Heather has always wanted to make Pittsburgh her home again. She is thrilled to be back in the ‘Burgh and excited to be a part of the KDKA family.

When she’s not reporting, Heather loves trying new restaurants, going to the movies and playing with her two dogs.

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Vacant House Fire Spreads To Another Home In Monessen

A fire that reportedly started in a vacant house has spread to another home this morning in Westmoreland County.


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Two People Shot During Home Invasion In Uniontown

Police are looking into a violent home invasion in Uniontown that sent two people to the hospital.


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Mold Concerns Close Down ICU At UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

The cardiothoracic intensive care unit at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital has been shut down due to mold concerns.


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Pittsburgh Police Investigating Spring Garden Armed Robbery

Pittsburgh Police are investigating an armed robbery in the city’s Spring Garden neighborhood.



Mom, Daughter Killed In Shenango Township Fire, 2 Others Injured

The Lawrence County coroner has been called to the scene of a fire in Shenango Township.


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Vice President Joe Biden In Pittsburgh For Labor Day

Vice President Joe Biden is in Pittsburgh to celebrate Labor Day.


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2nd Student’s Death Has McKeesport Parents Asking For Change

Grief counselors are at a local school today for students mourning the loss of a classmate who was hit by a bus while leaving school.


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Shooting In Clairton Leaves 1 Person Dead

Allegheny County homicide detectives are looking into a deadly shooting in Clairton.


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Woman Killed In Butler County Head-On Crash

A woman was killed after her car hit a dump truck head-on in Butler County on Monday.


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Man Accused Of Killing Friend While Adjusting Gun He Kept In His Underwear

A man has turned himself in for a deadly weekend shooting, where the victim was dropped off at UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital.


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Fire Displaces 14 Families In Ross Township

More than a dozen families were displaced by a fire at a Ross Township apartment building.



Carrick Man Arrested For Animal Abuse & Child Endangerment

A Carrick man is facing a long list of charges including animal cruelty and child endangerment.


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Belle Vernon School District Reaches Tentative Deal With Teachers

Early Tuesday morning, teachers and the Belle Vernon Area School District were able to reach a tentative deal to avoid a strike.


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What Happens To The Bike Share In Winter?

The bike lanes were around last winter, but this is the first year for Pittsburgh Bike Share and there have already been talks about how to keep them up and running through the winter.


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Regal Movie Theater Chain Checking Bags Nationwide After Shootings

Movie theater chain Regal Entertainment Group has begun to check bags in response to shootings at theaters around the country, a procedure it acknowledged on its website was “not without flaws” and would inconvenience guests but provide better security.




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