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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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DA: Fatal McKeesport Fire Sparked By 5-Year-Old

A fire that destroyed three houses and left a 2-year-old girl dead is believed to have been started by a child playing with a cigarette lighter.

03/27/2014

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Keystone Oaks School District Victim Of Lunch Money Theft

Kathleen E. Smith of Carnegie, a cashier and supervisor for Metz Culinary Management which then ran the Keystone Oaks School District’s food service, has been charged with stealing more than $92,000 from the district during the school years 2011-12 and 2012-13.

03/14/2014

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McDonald’s Employee Busted Selling Heroin Out Of Restaurant

Detectives have arrested a Murrysville McDonalds employee, who they say was selling heroin out of the restaurant.

01/15/2014

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Testimony To Begin In Trial Of Armored Truck Heist Case

Jury selection was expected to resume today in the case of an armored car guard who is accused of killing his work partner and stealing more than $2 million.

11/07/2013

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Allegheny County D.A.: Munhall Homeowner Won’t Face Charges In Shooting

The Allegheny County District Attorney says the Munhall homeowner who shot and killed an intruder last week will not be facing any charges.

09/24/2013

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Head Start Program Working To Keep Crime Down At Duquesne Housing Complex

The Head Start program at Duquesne Place in the Hilltop Parkview Manor housing complex in Duquesne hosts some of the more than 600 kids who live in the complex.

09/05/2013

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D.A. Calls Armored Truck Guard’s Jailhouse Tattoos “Cold-Blooded”

Last month it was revealed that over the summer police executed a search warrant for Kenneth Konias while he was in jail. They wanted to see the tattoos he made, allegedly in jail.

09/05/2013

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Father, Son Accused Of Ripping Off Business, Gambling Money Away

Surrounded by family, 44-year-old Joseph Kocott and his 25-year-old son, Joe, surrendered to a magistrate in Penn Hills Wednesday morning.

08/28/2013

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Medical Researcher Accused In Wife’s Death Arrested In W. Va.

Dr. Robert Ferrante, a prominent UPMC researcher, was arrested Thursday evening by state police in West Virginia after his car was stopped when police executed a rolling traffic stop.

07/25/2013

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Husband Arrested, Charged In Doctor’s Cyanide Poisoning Death

Detectives searched his house and his laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh, and now after months of speculation, Dr. Robert Ferrante – a University of Pittsburgh professor of neurological surgery – has been charged with poisoning his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein.

07/25/2013

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Mother Of 8-Year-Old Sexual Assault Victim Outraged, Demanding Accountability

Prosecutors are now charging a teenage boy who is accused of sexually assaulting a young female patient at Western Psych.

03/14/2013

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Security Changes Being Put In Place 1 Year After Western Psych Shooting

It’s been one year since terror struck at Pittsburgh’s Western Psychiatric Institute when a gunman opened fire. Out of that tragedy, many questions arose. Why did this happen? And could it be prevented from happening again?

03/08/2013

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Citizens Police Review Board To Discuss Larimer Shooting, South Side Chase

Pittsburgh’s Independent Citizen Police Review Board is set to meet this evening. They are expected to discuss two recent incidents involving police officers’ actions that are being reviewed.

01/22/2013

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Zappala On Larimer’s Woman’s Death: Police Actions Not Consistent With Training

Allegheny County’s top prosecutor says he has concerns about the way Pittsburgh Police handled the case that ended in the shooting death of a Larimer woman on New Year’s Eve.

01/18/2013

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