UPDATED: 5:55am — TUE 06-27-2017
River Search Finds Nothing
(Armstrong County, PA) — A search of the Allegheny River in Freeport is over, but crews have no answers. First responders scoured both banks of the river early Sunday after receiving several reports of screams in the area. One caller also claimed to have heard a splash. Police and river rescue used boats and helicopters, but came up empty-handed.
Zubik Recovering, Surgery Successful
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Bishop David Zubik is recovering from surgery. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh announced yesterday that the procedure to repair damaged discs in his back was successful. Zubik is resting comfortably and says he is grateful for continued prayers for strength and healing.
Man Killed In ATV Wreck
(Washington County, PA) — A man is dead after an ATV accident in Avella. Police say Cody Wood lost control of the vehicle Sunday on a wooded hillside. He was not wearing a helmet and died a short time later.
NWS Says No Greene County Tornado
(Greene County, PA) — The National Weather Service is confirming that there was no tornado in Greene County. A meteorologist made the determination Sunday after examining the Pine Bank area. A funnel cloud was reported Friday but the NWS says it was just a severe storm.
McDonald’s Delivering From 44 Locations
(Undated) — Some McDonald’s restaurants in the Pittsburgh area are now delivering. Forty-four McDonald’s locations have teamed up with UberEATS for “McDelivery.” Customers can order on the UberEATS mobile app. Get all the participating restaurants at UberEATS.com.
Furries Invading Pittsburgh
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The furries are coming. The 12th annual Anthrocon will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Thursday through Sunday. The event includes the “Fursuit Parade” at 10th Street and Penn Avenue at 2 p.m. Saturday. Many area bars and restaurants are featuring special menus and events in celebration of the world’s largest convention for furries. Furries are enthusiasts of animal characters with human characteristics.
Fire At Greensburg Pizza Place Investigated
(Westmoreland Co., PA) — Fire officials are investigating after a fire damaged a Greensburg pizza place. The fire at Abie and Bimbo’s Pizza was reported just after 11:30 last night. The fire apparently started on the second floor of the building on Highland Ave. South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg, Hempfield County Number 2, Fort Allen and Crabtree all responded to the fire.
Greensburg Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Wallet, Other Charges
(Westmoreland Co., PA) — A Greensburg man is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to charges connected to his stealing of a wallet at a Hempfield shopping plaza. Last October, Eddie Fairman took a wallet that someone else had found. Fairman injured the man who found it after the man realized it didn’t belong to Fairman and tried to take it back. He admitted to several charges including theft, robbery and simple assault.
Latrobe Woman Order To Serve Jail Time, Repay Former Employer
(Latrobe, PA) — A former Latrobe funeral home employee is being sentenced to at least eleven-and-a-half months behind bars for stealing more than 100-thousand dollars from the Lopatich Funeral Home. Earlier this year Stacey Jo Plummer was found guilty of systematically taking money from the funeral home where she was the office manager. The district attorney’s office says Plummer stole the money in small increments over more than four years. She’s also been ordered to pay the business back 101-thousand dollars.
Regional Airline Considering Direct Service Between Pittsburgh And Erie
(Undated) — Direct flights to PIA from Erie may be a reality soon. Memphis-based Southern Airways Express is considering adding the service. Southern Airways Express officials say the airline is also looking at possibly adding flights to Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Allentown from Pittsburgh. The airline is expected to make a decision on possible Erie service later this year or early next year. There hasn’t been direct service to Erie from Pittsburgh since 2008.
UPDATED: 7:05am — TUE 06-27-2017
Bucs Begin Homestand Tonight Against Tampa
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Pirates begin a six-game homestand tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays at PNC Park. The Giants will come to town this weekend. Trevor Williams gets the start tonight. He is 3-and-3 with a 5.09 ERA. The Rays will counter with right-hander Alex Cobb, who is 6-and-5 with a 4.05 ERA.
Selanne, Kariya Highlight Hockey Hall Of Fame Class
(Undated) — Longtime Anaheim Ducks teammates Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya highlight the Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2017. They are joined by former Mark Recchi, Dave Andreychuk, Team Canada women’s star Danielle Goyette and builders Clare Drake and Jeremy Jacobs. The 2017 Induction Celebration will be held at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on November 13th.
Charlie Sheen Selling Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series Ring
(Undated) — Actor Charlie Sheen is selling two rare pieces of Babe Ruth memorabilia. Sheen tells ESPN that Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring and an original copy of the sale document that sent The Bambino from the Red Sox to the Yankees are up for auction. Bidding on the ring has surpassed 600-thousand-dollars while the highest-bid on the sale document is over 400-thousand. The auction ends Friday.
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