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Thefts Targeting Elderly Move Into Mt. Lebanon

Mt. Lebanon police are warning that transient, organized criminal groups have been targeting the elderly and committing thefts in the area.

07/11/2014

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Elderly Residents Injured In Springdale High-Rise Stabbing

A 73-year-old man has been taken into custody following a stabbing in a Springdale high-rise.

06/28/2014

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911 Call Played In Elderly Funeral Home Director’s Trial

The murder trial of a 90-year-old defendant is underway in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.

04/08/2014

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Elderly Caregiver Admits To Stealing Tens Of Thousands From Woman

An 81-year-old woman is accused of stealing between $15,000 and $30,000 from a woman she was caring for.

03/21/2014

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Police: W. Va. Man Choked Woman With Alert Necklace

A Morgantown man is charged with beating a 91-year-old Fairmont woman and choking her with a medical-alert necklace that she activated to call 911.

09/05/2013

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Elderly Funeral Home Director To Go To Trial Over Shooting Death

The judge ruled today that the case of an elderly funeral home director fatally shooting another man will go to trial.

08/09/2013

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Fire Forces Elderly Residents From Uniontown High Rise

Five people were hospitalized and dozens of elderly residents were forced out into the cold Thursday night when fire broke out at a high rise apartment building in Fayette County.

03/22/2013

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Tips For Helping Your Parents Downsize Their Home

Everyone has a loved one who at some point thinks of downsizing — like Max & Janet Smith in their North Hills home.

03/05/2013

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Water Authority Officials Issue Warning About Impersonators In Swissvale

An elderly couple was targeted by some bold burglars who impersonated water company employees. The incident happened in Swissvale and police are now issuing a warning for residents.

02/12/2013

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Police Alert Elderly To Lottery Scam With Possible Local Connections

Lottery scams are not uncommon, but they typically involve a scam artist in another country or at least another state. What makes this latest local case unusual is that a person involved in the scam actually showed up at the victim’s house. KDKA is hiding the victim’s identity for her own safety.

01/14/2013

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Financial Elder Abuse On The Rise

It’s a common occurrence — family members ripping off an elderly parent. A recent Consumer Reports’ investigation finds theft and fraud by loved ones is on the rise.

12/18/2012

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Woman Accused Of Stealing $20k From Elderly Aunt

A Cheswick woman is accused of stealing $20,000 from her 101-year-old aunt.

10/18/2012

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Doctor: Pace Yourself In Hot Weather

“These are people that are working in the environment, athletes and it doesn’t really take much in this environment to increase your body temperature significantly,” says Dr. Vukmir. “So you’ve got people that actually are working and that group comes in with heat exhaustion, heat cramps.”

06/20/2012

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2 Killed In Robinson Twp. Crash

Two people are dead after a car crashed into a tree Tuesday evening in Robinson Township.

04/18/2012

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Adverse Medication Reactions Send Thousands To Hospital

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control finds that each year nearly 100,000 adults older than 65 end up in the emergency room because of the wrong combination or dose of their medications.

11/23/2011

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