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Jackson Center, Mercer County (Photo Credit: John Shumway/KDKA)

NWS: Tornado Touches Down In Mercer Co. During Storms

Severe weather tore through the area this afternoon prompting tornado and thunderstorm warnings and leaving behind uprooted trees and property damage in West Deer in Allegheny County and Jackson Center in Mercer County.

07/08/2014

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Police Make Arrest In Multi-County String Of Copper Thefts

Police believe they know who’s responsible for a string of copper thefts across several counties in our area.

06/12/2014

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Avoid An Increase In Your Electric Bill

(NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – You may have noticed your electricity bill has jumped up in the past few months and if you haven’t you may be in for a surprise June 1st.

Senior Communications Specialist Brian Knavish joined Larry Richert and John Shumway on the KDKA Morning News to talk about why prices are going up and how you can avoid it.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/27/2014

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Electric Rates About To Go Up For Many Local Customers

What do you say we jump right to the bottom line? On June 1, 70 percent of West Penn Power customers and 47 percent of Duquesne Light customers are going to see their electric bills go up.

05/21/2014

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High Winds Knock Out Power To Thousands

Almost 10,000 people in western Pennsylvania are without power after high winds knocked down trees and power lines.

12/22/2013

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West Penn Power Reaches Settlement With Electrocution Victim’s Family

There is now closure for the family of a Westmoreland County woman who was killed when a power line fell on top of her in 2009.

02/20/2013

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Electrocution Victim’s Family Gets Record-Setting Award In Court

A record-setting award has been handed down for the family of a Westmoreland County woman electrocuted when a power line fell on her. The jury awarded $109 million, which a judge says is the largest award in the history of Allegheny County.

12/06/2012

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Closing Arguments Held In Family’s Lawsuit Against West Penn Power

Closing arguments were held Wednesday in a lawsuit against West Penn Power. The family of Carrie Goretzka is suing over a power line that fell on the woman and killed her in 2009.

12/05/2012

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Local Utility Crews Mobilizing For Superstorm Sandy

Local utility crews have mobilized their workers in preparation for widespread power outages anticipated from Superstorm Sandy.

10/29/2012

Earn Cash For Your Trash

The Appliance Turn-In Program is offering cash for some of your trash.

04/11/2012

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Road, Utility Crews Brace For Snow, Ice

PennDOT as well as utility companies are ready for the wintry mix that’s moving across our area. Road crews spent much of Friday pre-treating roads by applying a salt brine to the pavement so that ice won’t bond to the surface.

01/20/2012

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Wet Snow Could Bring Down Power Lines

The wet snow this weekend could be problematic for power lines. West Penn Power officials say one of the worst outages they ever had was from a storm like the one heading to the area this weekend.

10/28/2011

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Winds Cause Power Outages Across Area

The gusty winds have kept power crews working all weekend to restore service.

04/17/2011

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