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Ralph Iannotti

iannotti Ralph IannottiRalph Iannotti began working as a KDKA-TV general assignment reporter in 1982. You can watch for his reports weeknights on KDKA-TV News at Eleven.

Ralph is an investigative reporter and produces a weekly segment called “Crime Stoppers” in cooperation with local police departments. This segment provides information to viewers about unsolved cases in an effort to bring the fugitives to justice. Ralph is well known for his gritty no-nonsense style and his track record of being first to break major stories.

Ralph started his broadcast career in 1968 as a radio talk show host with WAFS-AM in Amsterdam, New York. From 1967 to 1976, he worked as an announcer and then news director at radio station WPTR, in Albany, New York. In 1974, Ralph joined The New York Daily News as a special Albany correspondent. Two years later, he began working at WTEN-TV in Albany, New York as a weekend anchor, special projects coordinator, and general assignment/features reporter. While he was at WTEN-TV, Ralph received an award for producing the best local radio commercial.

Ralph recently, was the recipient of distinguished service award from the 2,000 member Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators Association – in recognition of his work with Western Pennsylvania Police Agencies.

Ralph attended Emerson College in Boston and currently lives in the South Hills. His hobbies include bike riding, weightlifting and jogging.

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Zoning Board Makes No Decision On Controversial McKeesport Strip Club

No decision was made at a zoning board hearing held Monday night to discuss a controversial gentlemen’s club in McKeesport.

06/30/2014

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Police Searching For Assault Suspect In Swissvale

The search is on in the Swissvale area this evening for a man accused of assaulting his girlfriend.

06/28/2014

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Body Found At Mercer Co. Landfill IDed As Missing Ohio Teenager

Authorities have now identified the young woman’s body found Wednesday at a Mercer County waste disposal site in Mercer County.

06/27/2014

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Investigation Underway Into Firing Of Camp Counselor Diagnosed With Autism

A local summer camp is under investigation by state police after one of its counselors, who has a form of autism, told officials he was being harassed.

06/27/2014

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Officials Urge Safe Driving Over Holiday Weekend

Law enforcement officials are trying to get the word out. They want to keep you – and other drivers safe this Fourth of July weekend.

06/26/2014

(Source: Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers)

Crime Stoppers Seeks Suspect In Wilkinsburg Dollar General Robbery

Police are searching for a man who held up a local Dollar General.

06/25/2014

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Waste Disposal Workers Find Woman’s Body At Mercer Co. Landfill

State Police in Mercer County are investigating after a young woman’s body was found by waste disposal company workers Wednesday afternoon in a landfill.

06/25/2014

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Passengers Shaken Up When Gateway Clipper Boat Hits Veterans Bridge Pier

One person was checked for injuries and more than 100 passengers were shaken up when one of the Gateway Clipper Fleet boats struck the Veterans Bridge Friday evening.

06/20/2014

Hannah Swigart (Left) and BethYost (Right) (Source: Beth Yost)

Community Mourns Butler Co. Mom Killed In Head-On Crash

A Butler County woman is dead; the innocent victim of a head-on crash allegedly caused by a man who police said was speeding, intoxicated and had a “death wish.”

06/19/2014

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Police: Fatal Shooting In Penn Hills May Have Been Over Drug Deal

Allegheny County Police have one man in custody believed to have been involved in a fatal, mid-afternoon shooting Wednesday in Penn Hills.

06/18/2014

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“Repo Man” Hurt During Confrontation In McKeesport

Geoffrey Hyde, 42, of Jefferson Hills is facing charges of aggravated assault and risking a catastrophe.

06/17/2014

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Man Killed Trying To Stop Washington Co. Bank Robber Remembered 1 Year Later

It’s been exactly one year since 46-year-old Vincent Kelley was shot and killed by a fleeing bank robber in a South Strabane Township.

06/16/2014

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Community Remembers Boy Killed In Zip Lining Accident With Luminary Lighting

Dozens of neighbors placed luminaries in their front yards in McCandless after sunset Friday in memory of the boy who died earlier this week from his injuries in a backyard zip lining accident.

06/13/2014

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Heavy Rains Blamed For Flash Flooding, Traffic Accidents

The heavy rains that fell around the Pittsburgh region Thursday are being blamed for some flash flooding and evening rush hour traffic troubles.

06/13/2014

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State Police, PennDOT Investigating Parkway Crash

PennDOT officials are taking a closer look to determine if a downed utility pole may have caused a multi-vehicle accident along the Parkway East this afternoon near Penn Hills.

06/12/2014

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