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Lynne Hayes-Freeland

freeland web headshot 2013 Lynne Hayes FreelandLynne Hayes-Freeland is a general assignment reporter known for live, late-breaking reporting for KDKA-TV News. She is also producer/host of “The Lynne Hayes-Freeland Show,” a weekly half-hour show, that concentrates on local African American issues.

She began her broadcast career as the producer of the Roy Fox Show on KDKA-Radio. Since joining KDKA-TV2 in 1976, Lynne has held a variety of positions. She was a field producer for the station’s “Evening Magazine” program. In 1981, Lynne moved to the station’s programming department where she created “Weekend Magazine”, produced what was then known as the “Vibrations” program, and directed a variety of commercial efforts. In 1985, Lynne began a five-year stint as the producer of KDKA’s Annual Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund Telethon. As a result of those efforts, Lynne was named Director of Community Programs until her move to the news department.

An active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Lynne has also been involved in a variety of community service work including volunteering time on several local Boards. Her work has been recognized by organizations both locally and nationally.

A graduate of St. Paul’s Cathedral, now part of Oakland Catholic, and Duquesne University, Lynne resides in Pittsburgh with her two children.

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Officials Ready For The Cold, Urge Preparedness From Public

The city and the county are joining forces to prepare for the next 48 hours of brutally cold air.

01/06/2014

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Suspect In Shooting That Put Teen In Wheelchair Held For Trial

Deallo Mitchell, 19, gets around best these days in a wheelchair. He has limited abilities with braces and a walker.

01/02/2014

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Parents Of Boy Who Died At Zoo Giving Back To Other Kids This Holiday Season

Liz and Jason Derkosh know something about loss. It’s been more than a year since they lost their son, Maddox, in a tragic accident at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

12/20/2013

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Nun Beaten, Raped In Aliquippa Testifies Against Alleged Attacker

An 85-year-old nun took the witness stand today, still recovering from her injuries after authorities say she was attacked, beaten and sexually assaulted earlier this month in Beaver County.

12/19/2013

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Police: Utah Man Caught Flying With $1.2 Million Worth Of Pot

Authorities say a Utah man who was allegedly transporting marijuana worth $1.2 million in a plane was caught at a western Pennsylvania airport.

12/18/2013

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Insurance Co. Extends Home Care For Family Fighting Son’s Batten Disease

The outpouring of support for 6-year-old Rex Timko of Elizabeth and his family has been heartwarming.

12/17/2013

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Local Family To Lose Home Care For Son With Severe Batten Disease

Meet 6-year-old Rex. He has a warm smile, but he’s facing huge challenges.

12/16/2013

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Officials Investigate Skeletal Remains Found In Bellevue

County police are investigating the discovery of presumed human bones in Bellevue.

12/12/2013

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Some Charges Dropped In Ice Cream Shop Owner’s Sexual Assault Case

Handel’s Ice Cream store owner David Higginbotham showed up at the magistrate’s hearing Wednesday for the first time to face his accusers.

12/11/2013

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Man Dies After Allegedly Attacking UPMC Shadyside Doctor

City homicide detectives are looking into a death at UPMC Shadyside Hospital Monday night.

12/10/2013

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Theodora & Troy Polamalu Raising Awareness About Childhood Hunger

The Steelers are the hottest team in the AFC, and a big reason why is Troy Polamalu. He was as good as ever in Sunday’s win at Cleveland. Troy and his wife are also doing a lot of good away from the football field.

11/27/2013

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Local Ice Cream Shop Owner Charged With Sexually Assaulting Young Sisters

David Higginbotham, 61, was usually seen scooping ice cream at the Handel’s Homemade Cream and Yogurt Shop at McCandless Crossing.

11/25/2013

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Winter Storm May Impact Holiday Travel

A winter storm blowing through the Midwest could bring snow just as holiday travelers hit the road for Thanksgiving.

11/25/2013

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Munhall Woman Attacked While Taking Out Trash

A Munhall woman was taking out her trash in the middle of the afternoon when she says she was beaten and robbed. One of the two suspects is in custody, but the other is still on the run.

11/21/2013

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School Teacher Files ACLU Lawsuit Against Officer, Claims Racial Profiling

School teacher Dennis Henderson was arrested on a Homewood Street, after attending a community rally to address police community relations.

11/19/2013

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