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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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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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Police: Man Tries To Set Girlfriend On Fire, Angry She Won’t Take Him For Drugs

Ambridge Police say 36–year-old Arvell Brandon doused his girlfriend with lighter fluid and then tried to set her on fire.

06/10/2014

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Former Pittsburgher Was Researcher In New Bestseller On “Zodiac Killer”

A new book just out on California’s infamous Zodiac Killer is on the New York Times Bestseller List.

05/30/2014

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1 Dead After Car Crashes Into Butler Co. Hair Salon

Emergency crews say one person is dead after a vehicle crashed through the exterior wall of a western Pennsylvania hair salon, pinning someone against a wall.

05/30/2014

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Residents Evacuated After Washington Co. Plant Is Struck By Lightning

Several residents were evacuated from their homes Wednesday evening as a precautionary measure after a plant in Washington County was struck by lightning.

05/28/2014

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Police Investigate Butler Intermediate H.S. Break-In

BUTLER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Police in Butler County are looking into a break-in incident at the Butler Intermediate High School. Authorities in Butler Township say someone broke into the school overnight and caused some serious [...]

05/27/2014

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Flash Flooding, Other Damage Reported After Storms

Severe weather Tuesday afternoon and evening left behind some scattered damage and flooding around the area.

05/27/2014

(Source: Armstrong County Jail)

Police: Rash Of Cemetery Crimes Solved In Westmoreland Co.

Police in Westmoreland County say they’ve solved a recent string of thefts at the Greenwood Cemetery in Lower Burrell.

05/23/2014

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Everyone Chirping About Cricket Prank, But School Says It’s No Joke

Several students were involved in what appears to be a senior prank at Chartiers Valley High School in Bridgeville.

05/22/2014

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Missing Elderly Man’s Body Found In Beaver County

Officials in Beaver County have recovered the body of an elderly man who disappeared after wandering away from his home in the middle of the night.

05/22/2014

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Firefighters Battle Blaze At Butler Co. Well Pad

Officials were on the scene of a fire in a storage tank, at a Rex Energy gas well pad Tuesday night.

05/20/2014

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Neighbors Chase Down Suspect After Lawrenceville Woman Mugged

Maggie Negrete, 26, of Lawrenceville has nothing but praise for the way some of her neighbors reacted when she was being robbed Sunday afternoon, while walking back from the grocery store.

05/19/2014

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South Side Man Reunited With French Bulldog Missing In Possible Extortion Plot

A South Side man has finally been reunited with his French Bulldog, Pudge, that disappeared from his front yard two weeks ago with his other dog, Mojo.

05/17/2014

(Source: Davis Family)

Washington Co. Man In Rehab After Fla. Hit-And-Run Accident

A Washington County man is now at a rehabilitation facility in Canonsburg after a nearly two-month stay in a Florida hospital.

05/15/2014

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3 Charged In Missing Foster Kids Case

State Police have charged three men in connection with the disappearance of 5 foster care kids in Westmoreland County.

05/14/2014

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