Public Safety

Local Community Finds Success In Curbing Deer PopulationThey may be cute grazing in your backyard, but when deer vehicle accidents topped 200 in the 10 square miles of Upper St. Clair in 2004, they said enough is enough.
Crude-Carrying Tanker Trains Continue To Concern For Local CommunitiesEvery day, tanker trains travel Norfolk Southern’s Conemauch line through towns like Vandergrift – and mostly without incident.
City Sues Perry South Homeowner Because Of Piles Of Garbage On PropertyThe City of Pittsburgh is asking a judge to force a homeowner in the Perry South neighborhood to either clean up the piles of trash and garbage outside his home or let the city go onto his property to clean it.
Westmoreland Co. Fire Department Abruptly Shutters Prompting Public Safety ConcernsFor the first time since 1972, there are no firefighters stationed at the Eastern Derry Township Volunteer Fire Department in Westmoreland County.
Strip District Business Owners Meet With Police, D.A. Over Safety ConcernsBusiness owners, along with the Pittsburgh Police and the Allegheny County District Attorney, came together Thursday afternoon to try to make a plan to make the Strip District safer at night.
PUC Tries To Halt Operations Of Uber & LyftCameras were not allowed in, but an administrative hearing was held in Pittsburgh on Thursday that could shut down the operations of two popular rideshare companies -- Uber and Lyft.
New Castle Residents Urge Police To Go After ATVsDrivers of all-terrain vehicles in New Castle are ruffling some residents’ feathers.
Public Safety Officials Prepping For St. Patrick’s Day CelebrationsThe Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off Saturday at 10 a.m.
Mayor Peduto Reassures City With Winter Storm LoomingMayor Bill Peduto, flanked by his Public Works Department team, came out Friday evening to reassure the City of Pittsburgh that they're ready for the coming winter storm.
Officials Urge Caution During Extreme Cold WeatherWith extreme cold temperatures expected to hit our region Monday, city officials are urging the public to use caution.
Rivers Casino Accused Of Racism In Shutting Down African American EventThe Drum Bar inside the Rivers Casino was shut down abruptly on Friday night, July 21, and Kenneth Wright, who has used this bar before, thinks he knows why.
Pittsburgh Marathon Organizers, Runners Offer Support For BostonLocal runners, preparing for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, are offering prayers and support for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.