It’s as much a part of New Year’s Day as pork, sauerkraut and football. For some people across the area, 2012 got off to a very chilly start with the Polar Bear Plunge at the Monongahela River.
Police are looking for four or five teenagers who led police on a chase on the Yough River. The situation started in Coulter – about seven miles up the river. The young men are believed be in their late teens or early 20s.
River rescue crews and the Coast Guard were called out overnight to round up a runaway barge on the Monongahela River.
A tugboat on the Monongahela River reportedly lost its engine and steering. According to initial reports, it was headed toward the lock and dam in Braddock.
Everyone from Pittsburgh knows that Mt. Washington is the best place to take in the sights of downtown; but it’s not the only place in town with an amazing view of the city.
More than a dozen communities rely on the Monongahela River for their drinking water and they haven’t reported any problems. The story is different in the small community of Carmichaels.
The Coast Guard has a message for boaters on Pittsburgh’s three rivers this Memorial Day weekend.
Police are investigating reports of a possible body in the Monongahela River.
Police are investigating after a body was pulled from the Monongahela River Tuesday night.
Thursday might have been a good day for 19-year-old James Womack to stay in bed.
It’s a trip usually reserved for big steamboats, like the Mississippi Queen, but a young man from Squirrel Hill is set to travel all the way from the Mon River to the Gulf of Mexico in a kayak. He’s hoping to make a statement with his journey.
Officials say water from an abandoned mine is gushing through a neighborhood in Elizabeth Township. The water is flowing into the Youghiogheny and Monongahela rivers.
In the past, there have been problems in the Monongahela River with bromides, salty substances which can become carcinogenic when treated in water treatment plants. KDKA Investigator Andy Sheehan has discovered that same problem now exists in the Allegheny River.
The state tested for radioactivity in seven rivers and creeks downstream from plants that treat drilling wastewater. In each case, the DEP found that readings for radioactive material were at or below safe water standards.
Soaking rains turned to snow early Sunday and concerns over rising waters continue to grow across the area. Crews were bracing for more flooding Sunday night, while local residents were preparing for a longer commute to work Monday morning.