For 13 years Michelle Auge has worn the badge of the Pittsburgh Police, and every night before she hits the streets, she talks to her mom.
It has been four years, since three Pittsburgh Police officers were shot and killed in Stanton Heights.
Wednesday night, friends, relatives and fellow officers attended a special memorial service for the patrolmen at St. Joseph Church in Bloomfield.
In 2009, SWAT was deployed 96 times. In 2010, that number jumped to 120 deployments and last year SWAT was called out 145 times. That increase has the police brass looking at whether the tactical unit is being called out too often.
Crews have torn down the Stanton Heights home where convicted murderer Richard Poplawski shot and killed three Pittsburgh Police officers.
The Stanton Heights home where three Pittsburgh police officers were shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute in April of 2009 is set to be demolished Monday, bringing down a painful reminder for the community.
The home in Stanton Heights where three Pittsburgh Police officers were shot and killed in 2009 was sold at a sheriff’s sale Monday morning.
Family, friends and community members gathered at Osceola Park in Bloomfield today for an annual street hockey tournament to honor a fallen hero.
A suspect who led police on a chase crashed near the Zone 5 police station in Pittsburgh. The suspect’s car wrecked into a wall that had the names of Paul Sciullo II, Stephen Mayhle and Eric Kelly.
Richard Poplawski’s attorneys wasted little time appealing his conviction and sentencing for the murder of three Pittsburgh police officers.
The trial may be over for convicted cop killer Richard Poplawski, but both sides are still wrangling over the case. Late yesterday, prosecutors filed a new motion asking the defense to return any physical evidence that they obtained when they reviewed the crime scene. The motion comes on the heels of another one filed by the defense team asking for a new trial.
Less than two weeks after a jury decided that Richard Poplawski should face the death penalty for killing three Pittsburgh police officers, defense attorneys have filed their first appeal in the case.
New details have been released about how much the murder trial of Richard Poplawski actually cost.
It took a jury just about two hours to decide that convicted cop-killer Richard Poplawski should be sentenced to death. The jury received the case around 4:30 p.m. and the verdict was read shortly after 7 p.m.
It took less than two hours for a jury from Dauphin County to render a verdict in the penalty phase in the trial of convicted cop-killer Richard Poplawski.
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