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  • Roethlisberger, Steelers dominate Ravens 43-23

    November 3, 2014 1:58 AM

    PITTSBURGH, PA - Ben Roethlisberger threw for 340 yards and six scores to set an NFL record for most touchdown passes in consecutive games, leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. A week after passing for a franchise-record six touchdowns against Indianapolis,... more »
  • Bumming a smoke led to prison

    October 22, 2014 7:51 PM

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA- It's ten years in prison for a bank robber who stopped to bum a smoke as he tried to make his getaway. A construction worker told police Paul Carman appeared nervous when he threw his shirt into a trash container and asked the worker for a smoke.... more »
  • Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance

    October 2, 2014 1:55 AM

    PITTSBURGH, PA - Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game. San Francisco will face NL East... more »
  • Roethlisberger, Steelers top Panthers 37-19

    September 22, 2014 2:09 AM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Ben Roethlisberger threw two 7-yard touchdown passes to Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell ran for 147 yards and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Carolina Panthers 37-19 on Sunday night. The Steelers had gone eight quarters without a touchdown before Roethlisberger's two scoring strikes in the third. They were... more »
  • Ravens overcome a week of distraction with win

    September 12, 2014 2:04 AM

    BALTIMORE, MD - Playing three days after running back Ray Rice was released, the Ravens got a pair of touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and rolled past the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 on Thursday night. Rice was reaching the end of a two-game suspension for domestic violence when a video... more »
  • EBR looking outside Louisiana for teachers Play Video

    August 17, 2014 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge schools held a job fair in Pittsburgh Pa. to try to fill some of the open positions. School officials say they have more than 60 unfilled jobs and they are already a week into the school year. Watch the video to see... more »
  • Baton Rouge recruiting teachers in Pittsburgh

    August 13, 2014 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge schools need more teachers this year, so school system leaders are heading to Pennsylvania for a recruitment event. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System announced Tuesday that it is planning a teacher jobs fair at a hotel near the Pittsburgh airport on Saturday. The... more »
  • Heroin Happy Meals

    February 11, 2014 7:59 PM

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA- Customers who used a drive through at a McDonald's in Pittsburgh could use the code words, "I'd like to order a toy" to get a heroin-laced Happy Meal. Shantia Dennis faces drug charges and her lawyer says she's "emotionally crushed" by the accusation from police and prosecutors.... more »
  • 3 shot near Pittsburgh high school, gunman loose

    November 13, 2013 2:54 PM

    PITTSBURGH - School officials say three people were shot in or near a Pittsburgh high school, and police are searching for a gunman. School officials say three students were shot outside Brashear High School on Wednesday afternoon as they walked to a vehicle they'd all taken to school earlier in... more »
  • Heroin and teaching don't mix

    October 17, 2013 7:49 PM

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA- A substitute teacher admitted he took heroin about an hour before he was to teach class and passed out in front of his students. Police arrested 26-year-old Christopher Chiappetta after he collapsed in front of eleven students. Officers say they found four baggies of heroin in his pocket... more »
  • Nationals' Zimmerman goes for 12 wins

    July 1, 2013 10:21 AM

    UNDATED - A couple of major league baseball streaks are put on hold today with a limited schedule in the bigs. Pittsburgh gets the day off to savor its nine-game winning streak, while Colorado's Michael Cuddyer puts his 27-game hitting streak on hold because the Rockies are idle. That clears... more »
  • Pittsburgh girl, 6, crashes car in bid to see dad

    February 4, 2013 8:52 AM

    PITTSBURGH- Pittsburgh police say a determined 6-year-old girl didn't hurt anyone when she crashed her mother's car while trying to drive across town to visit her father. Police haven't released the name of the girl whose mother was reportedly still sleeping when the girl took the woman's car keys about... more »
  • DA: Mom chased pot while twins, 3, died in fire

    January 24, 2013 12:38 PM

    PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh-area woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and other crimes for allegedly leaving her 3-year-old twins alone before they died in a fire, while she was trying to retrieve marijuana stolen by her 15-year-old daughter. The attorney for 32-year-old Dalawna Berran-Lett says he's still reviewing the... more »
  • Pa. pastor's niece, boyfriend jailed in burglary

    January 2, 2013 12:48 PM

    PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh-area pastor's niece and her boyfriend have been jailed on charges they burglarized the clergyman's home while he conducted a Christmas Eve service. Ross Township police charged 28-year-old Jessica Hirth and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Jeremiah Kelly, both of the township, with burglary, receiving stolen property and criminal... more »
  • Police: Man shot ex as she played organ at church

    December 3, 2012 12:36 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Police say an elementary school music teacher shot his ex-wife while she played the organ during a Sunday church service, then returned moments later to shoot her again and ensure she was dead before congregants stopped and grabbed him. Those details are contained in a criminal complaint filed... more »
  • Pa. merchant finds rare Robert Johnson record

    November 16, 2012 4:33 PM

    PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh record store owner has found what he calls "the holy grail of 78s" in a box of old albums he picked up for $50. Jerry Weber says he discovered a copy of the second song ever recorded by Mississippi blues legend Robert Johnson, "I Believe I'll... more »
  • Roethlisberger out as QB for Steelers on Sunday

    November 14, 2012 10:23 AM

    PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers say Byron Leftwich will start for injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Sunday's key matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. Roethlisberger sprained his right shoulder in the third quarter of Monday night's win over Kansas City when he was slammed to the ground by two Chiefs linebackers... more »
  • Feds: Steelers ex-doc prescribed illegal steroids

    October 19, 2012 10:21 AM

    PITTSBURGH - A doctor released from the Pittsburgh Steelers medical staff five years ago after investigators questioned his bulk purchase of anabolic steroids has been indicted for illegally prescribing the muscle-building aids. Authorities are not listing the team or any of its players as among the recipients. Sixty-two-year-old Dr. Richard... more »
  • Hostage-taker posts to Facebook, page pulled

    September 21, 2012 12:45 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Facebook has shut down the profile page of a man police say took a hostage inside a downtown Pittsburgh high-rise and posted updates as authorities tried to negotiate with him. The profile page for 22-year-old Klein Michael Thaxton was shut down around 1 p.m. Friday, about five hours... more »
  • Police: Pa. couple sold neighbor's lost puppy

    September 20, 2012 12:42 PM

    LEECHBURG, Pa. - Police say a Pennsylvania couple sold a neighbor's lost puppy for $50 rather than return it to its owner. Police in Leechburg, about 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, say a golden retriever and a Rottweiler puppy wandered onto the property of Scott and Roxanne Duff on Sept.... more »
  • Manning leads Broncos to win in NFL return

    September 10, 2012 10:19 AM

    DENVER - Peyton Manning made a successful NFL return from a year's sabbatical, leading the Broncos past the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 in his Denver debut Sunday night. The four-time MVP coming off four neck surgeries completed 19 of 26 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. He got... more »
  • Astros fall to Pirates, 6-2

    September 5, 2012 10:50 AM

    PITTSBURGH - Andrew McCutchen had his major league-leading sixth four-hit game of the season and drove in three runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Houston Astros 6-2 on Tuesday night. Brock Holt added four hits in just his third major league start and Wandy Rodriguez (10-13) scattered... more »
  • Woman arraigned, jailed in Pa. newborn abduction

    August 24, 2012 1:22 PM

    PITTSBURGH - A 19-year-old woman has been jailed on $250,000 bond and ordered to have a mental health evaluation after she was arraigned on charges of kidnapping a 3-day-old infant from a Pittsburgh hospital by pretending to be a nurse. Breona Moore, of McKeesport, was arraigned Friday by video from... more »
  • Swarm of thousands of bees delay Pittsburgh flight

    August 3, 2012 12:22 PM

    IMPERIAL, Pa. - A beekeeper says he had to be called into gather up a swarm of thousands of bees that delayed a Delta Air Lines flight from Pittsburgh International Airport to New York. Master beekeeper Stephen Repasky tells KDKA-TV he was called out on Wednesday when the bees gathered... more »
  • Police: Pa. man stole kitchen utensils, small dog

    August 1, 2012 12:27 PM

    CORAOPOLIS, Pa. - A Pittsburgh man allegedly broke into a woman's apartment while drunk and stole a potato peeler, a kitchen knife and a small dog. Online court records don't list an attorney for 24-year-old Garrett Stauber, who was arrested shortly after the burglary was reported about 3 a.m. in... more »
  • Police: Ex attacks women at son's Pa. pizza party

    July 9, 2012 12:42 PM

    MONROEVILLE, Pa. - A Pittsburgh woman has been jailed on charges she attacked her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend and other women with a knife and a brick at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant during a party for her son. Monroeville police say 20-year-old Lynaa Eva Dobbins attacked four female guests at... more »
  • "Singin'/Drownin' In the Rain"

    June 12, 2012 7:22 PM

    The late actor Gene Kelly is from Pittsburgh, PA, and revisited his hometown in 1980 for an event at Heinz Hall. Years ago, my "On-Location-Forecasts" depicted a variety of venues and in an attempt to compliment his visit, I recreated Gene's famous "Singin' in the Rain" rendition. We opened a... more »
  • Guard wanted for Killing Partner, $2 million missing

    February 29, 2012 7:47 PM

    Police in Pittsburgh are on the hunt for an armored car guard accused of killing his partner and stealing $2 million from the truck.They're looking for 22-year-old Kenneth Konias, Jr. The district attorney says he intends to charge Konias with murdering fellow Garda Cash Logistics guard Michael Haines. His body... more »
  • Woman jailed in Pa. has a trail of fake pregnancies

    February 20, 2012 12:24 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Barry and Rebecca Vest of Idaho don't understand why a woman since jailed near Pittsburgh pretended to be pregnant in text messages and emails so they'd fly to Pennsylvania in December to adopt a baby that didn't exist. According to court records and interviews by The Associated Press,... more »
  • Cops: Pa. man fesses up after reading about heist

    February 16, 2012 11:20 AM

    LEECHBURG, Pa. - Police say a western Pennsylvania man who claims to have split personalities confessed to robbing a Chinese restaurant after reading about it in the newspaper and realizing he was the person who did it. Online court records don't list an attorney for 23-year-old Timothy Beer, of Leechburg,... more »
  • Police: Western Pa. man stole forklift, sandwich

    October 28, 2011 12:44 PM

    PITTSBURGH - A pilfered Reuben sandwich and a stolen forklift have a Pittsburgh man in quite a pickle. Ross Township police say 38-year-old Sean Faulkner ordered the sandwich from a bar, then ran out without paying and climbed on a forklift for his getaway. Faulkner allegedly stole the... more »
  • Bicycle Heaven

    July 4, 2011 7:25 PM

    A man in Pittsburgh opened what he believes and calls Bicycle Heaven since he specializes in hard to find parts and bikes. Craig Marrow started collecting them about 25 years ago and they overflowed his house and some garages, so he opened a showroom and storage space in a warehouse... more »
  • Steelers advance to AFC Championship

    January 15, 2011 7:19 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger hit rookie Antonio Brown on a 58-yard pass play on third-and-19, and Rashard Mendenhall scored from the 2 with 1:33 remaining to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 31-24 comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC divisional playoff game Saturday. The Steelers, 9-0 against... more »
  • Pittsburgh fires Mike Haywood as football coach

    January 1, 2011 6:42 PM

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh fired football coach Mike Haywood on Saturday, saying he could not continue in the job he held for only 2½ weeks because of his arrest on a domestic violence charge. Haywood was released Saturday from St. Joseph County Jail in Indiana on $1,000 cash bond, said... more »
  • Dog Bites Cause Emergency Landing

    December 6, 2010 7:23 PM

    A dog accompanying an elderly woman on a US Airways flight to Phoenix forced the plane to make an emergency landing in Pittsburgh because the dog became agitated and bit a passenger and a flight attendant. "Mandy" was riding in an approved carrier from Newark, New Jersey but bit a... more »
  • Small plane crashes into western Pa. home

    August 7, 2010 9:59 AM

    Authorities say a twin-engine plane crashed into a house in western Pennsylvania, but authorities do not know how many people were aboard. No one in the home was hurt. State police say the plane struck the house at about 9:25 a.m. Saturday in rural Westmoreland County, about 90 miles... more »
  • Police: Man robs bank in clown pants, fake breasts

    July 26, 2010 7:32 AM

    Authorities say Pittsburgh-area man robbed a bank wearing a woman's blond wig, fake breasts under a sweater and clown pants. Swissvale police say 48-year-old Dennis Hawkins was sitting in a parked car covered in red dye from an exploding packet in a bag of money when he was arrested Saturday.... more »
  • PA Gas Well Explosion

    July 23, 2010 11:18 AM

    A natural gas well has exploded and killed two people, in western Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. The blast happened around 10 a.m.in a remote area of Indiana Township, about 15 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Reports say the well is still burning at this hour. The PA Public Utility... more »
  • Explosion at Pittsburgh-area steel plant injures 15

    July 14, 2010 3:16 PM

    Authorities say three of the 15 people hurt in an explosion at a U.S. Steel plant near Pittsburgh were critically injured. A doctor at Pittsburgh's UPMC Mercy hospital says a man injured at U.S. Steel's Clairton Coke Works is in critical condition with burns to his airways. Dr.... more »
  • First day of Summer means Snowballs

    June 21, 2010 8:12 PM

    The first day of summer means a winter ritual in Pittsburgh, snowballs. It's the Carnegie Science Center's annual Snowball Day where visitors are encouraged to save a snowball from winter and take it to the museum on the first day of summer. Those that bring one get to name their... more »
  • Butterfingered Robber

    June 14, 2010 8:10 PM

    Police in Pittsburgh are searching for a robber who got away with seven packs of smokes but dropped all but one dollar in the cash he robbed from a convenience store. The man wore a ski-mask and a ball cap and pointed a gun at the clerk who gave him... more »
  • Pittsburgh Bomb Scare

    May 2, 2010 1:10 PM

    Pittsburgh police found an explosive device near the course of the Pittsburgh Marathon this morning, forcing them to detour the final part of the race. It was found in a small microwave oven on the sidewalk after the leaders had finished the course. Several streets were blocked off... more »
  • Pittsburgh QB to be suspended from games

    April 21, 2010 10:59 AM

    Ben Roethlisberger, the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will be suspended from four to six games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to ESPN. Reports say the suspension contains conditions that would allow the length of the ban to be reduced for good behavior. Last month,... more »
  • Armed intruder wrestles with guard at school

    April 14, 2010 8:31 PM

    A 23-year-old man who sneaked a gun into a magnet school in Pittsburgh was disarmed by a security guard after the two wrestled and crashed through a large window near the entrance. School authorities aren't sure how he got the gun inside since the only two doors have metal detectors.... more »
  • EMS wokers will be punished for delay of ambulance

    March 23, 2010 8:24 PM

    Emergency responders in Pittsburgh face being fired and suspensions in connection with the death of a man who waited 30-hours for an ambulance during a snow storm last month. The public safety director says radio transmissions indicated the personnel showed a lack of compassion for 50-year old Curtis Mitchel,l who... more »
  • Cost of "Twelve Days of Christmas" jumps up

    November 30, 2009 10:14 AM

    Making one's true love happy will cost more than $87,000 this year, according to the latest cost analysis of the items in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas." PNC Wealth Management of Pittsburgh said the price is up nearly $800 or less than 1 percent from last year. more »
  • Louisiana musicians to kick off G-20 Summit

    September 23, 2009 8:56 AM

    Louisiana musicians like Allen Toussaint, Tab Benoit and Michael Doucet converged on Pittsburgh to headline an all-star line up to entertain attendees to the G-20 Summit. They'll entertain public and private sector leaders,G-20 delegates and diplomats Thursday at a VIP reception. A press release from the Louisiana Department... more »

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