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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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Community Sends Prayers For Canonsburg Native Missing In Wash. State Mudslide

About 150 people gathered Friday night on the Chartiers-Houston High School football field in what organizers called a “vigil of hope and love.”

03/28/2014

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Community To Hold Vigil For Canonsburg Native Missing In Washington Mudslide

The search continues for a Canonsburg native missing in the huge mudslide in Washington State.

03/28/2014

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Absentee Landlords A Growing Problem In McKeesport

Fire investigators say the McKeesport home where a fatal fire started last weekend did not have any smoke detectors.

03/28/2014

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Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers, Family Seeking Answers In Missing Man Case

Marking the second anniversary of his disappearance, the family of a missing Penn Hills man had a large billboard put on Washington Boulevard, near Hamilton Avenue.

03/26/2014

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Group Of Dogs Attack Child In Donora

A small boy was mauled by a group of dogs Wednesday evening in Donora, Washington County.

03/26/2014

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Growing Number Of Dogs Killed Along Jeannette Train Tracks

Some dog owners are worried about their pet’s safety in a neighborhood in Jeannette, Westmoreland County.

03/25/2014

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Teen Killed While Playing “Army” With Friend

A 16-year-old Knoxville teenager, Kenneth Lampkin, died Monday at UPMC Mercy Hospital, after being shot over the weekend by his friend, 17-year-old Joseph Robinson.

03/24/2014

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Homeowner’s Soldering Sets McKeesport House Ablaze

Firefighters battled a blaze in McKeesport Monday evening.

03/24/2014

(Source: Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook)

Train Hits, Kills Firefighter During Search For Missing Woman

The search for a missing Wilmerding woman took a tragic turn today when one of the people looking for her was struck by a train and killed.

03/22/2014

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Cousin: Woman In Stolen Husky Case Being Vilified For No Reason

The Pittsburgh woman accused of stealing a dying man’s dog, and then weeks later having it put down, is being defended by a relative who says she is being vilified for no reason.

03/21/2014

(Source: Aliquippa Police)

Police: Missing Aliquippa Man Seen On Surveillance Video

Police say a man from Aliquippa who disappeared earlier this week is safe.

03/21/2014

(Source: Aliquippa Police)

Mystery Surrounds Disappearance Of Aliquippa Man

Police in Beaver County are looking for a young man who has not been seen or heard from since Wednesday.

03/20/2014

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Mother, Children Overcome By Suspected Carbon Monoxide In Glassport

A mother and her four children, ranging in age from 5 to 15, were taken to the hospital Wednesday evening when they were overcome by suspected carbon monoxide in their home in Glassport.

03/19/2014

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Former Cecil Twp. Chief Accused Of Using Police Funds To Gamble

The former Police Chief of Cecil Township, John Pushak, was arraigned today on theft charges at District Magistrate Jay Dutton’s office, in Cecil.

03/18/2014

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Harmony Twp. Secretary Arrested, Accused Of Stealing Nearly $200K

The long-time Harmony Township Secretary in Beaver County is out of a job.

03/17/2014

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