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.
The month of March is living up to its billing as one of those peak flooding months and that means the National Weather Service is working overtime.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The steady, heavy rain that fell overnight combined with the continually melting snow has many people across the area concerned about the potential for flooding. The Mon Wharf parking lot is closed […]
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The aftermath of record-setting rain showers continues to cause problems around western Pennsylvania. The flooding was bad enough that Zelienople and Harmony have declared states of emergency. In Allegheny County, officials have […]
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