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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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Road Salt Shortages Due, In Part, To Ice On Rivers & Great Lakes

More communities are reporting tight road salt supplies, and there’s still more than a month left before winter wraps up, at least according to the calendar.

02/06/2014

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Pizza Delivery Driver Helps Police Nab Carjacking Suspects

Inomjon Madumarov, 29, a native of Russia who is now living in Pittsburgh, helped police catch two carjacking suspects late Wednesday.

02/06/2014

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Secret Service Warns Of Counterfeit Money Problem In Carnegie

A wave of counterfeit money is showing up at some local businesses, and one community has been especially hard hit by the bogus bills.

02/04/2014

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Pitt Students Rescue Man From Burning Home

A fire in Pittsburgh’s Oakland section heavily damaged a two-story house occupied by a man and his wife on Friday evening.

01/31/2014

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Woman Who Sued Over Amputation Now Facing Drug Charges

Amy Needham, 35, of Ross Township, is facing drug possession charges after police say she was found unconscious in the bathroom of a West View drug store.

01/31/2014

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Woman Fends Off Alleged Robber With Hair Straightener

A man walked into a Fayette County house unannounced and uninvited early Thursday morning.

01/30/2014

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Series Of Water Main Breaks Keeping Crews Busy

If you’re keeping score, there were at least five water main breaks in the City of Pittsburgh Wednesday.

01/30/2014

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Water Main Break Affecting 2 Hospitals, Duquesne University

A large water main break affected a university, hospitals and residents today in the city’s Uptown and Oakland neighborhoods.

01/29/2014

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Parking Authority Slammed By Enforcement Officers

If you found it tougher than usual Tuesday to get an on-street parking spot in Pittsburgh, you were not alone.

01/28/2014

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3 Firefighters Injured In North Huntingdon Fire

At least two people were injured in a house fire in North Huntingdon Township Monday night.

01/27/2014

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14 Indicted In Alleged Moon Twp. Drug Ring

Fourteen alleged members of a drug ring operating out of the Moon Township area are facing federal drug-related charges stemming from a year-long investigation.

01/17/2014

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Officer Dragged After Making Traffic Stop

A police officer was hurt, when he was dragged by a car after making a traffic stop.

01/16/2014

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J.C. Penney To Cut 2,000 Jobs, Close Washington County Store, 32 Others

Department-store operator J.C. Penney says it will cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores as it tries to turn around results.

01/15/2014

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Former Police Chief Reinstated In Monroeville

Doug Cole got his former job back tonight as Monroeville Police Chief.

01/14/2014

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Chemicals Used To De-Ice Roads Causing Spike In Tire Problems

The cold weather may be gone for now, but it’ll be back again – sooner rather than later since it’s not even mid-January.

01/10/2014

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