UPDATED: 7:55am — THU – 11-23-2017
Funeral Held For Fallen Officer
(Westmoreland County, PA) — A fallen New Kensington police officer is in his final resting place. Thousands of people lined the streets near Mount Saint Peter’s Church yesterday to pay their respects to Officer Brian Shaw. He was shot and killed Friday night during a traffic stop.
Donora Woman Accused Of Neglect
(Washington County, PA) — A Donora woman is facing charges for allegedly abusing a bedridden man. Police are looking for Miriam Kinds, who was hired by the victim as a caretaker. Officers say she threatened the man with a stick, dumped human waste on him and took his money. She is wanted for neglect of care, theft and harassment.
Man Stabbed In Head During Fight
(Fayette County, PA) — A woman is facing charges for allegedly stabbing a man in Nemacolin. Witnesses claim Alyssa Ortiz was fighting with Ricky Finn Tuesday when she got a knife and stabbed him in the back of the head. He is expected to recover.
Washington Man Wanted By Police
(Washington County, PA) — Police are looking for a Donora man who allegedly fired a gun in the bathroom of a Houston bar. Desmond Lightfoot is accused of firing the unlicensed weapon in the bathroom of the Black and Gold Bar on Pike Street Sunday. He was caught on security footage running from the restroom just after the shot rang out. No injuries were reported.
Man Runs Off In Handcuffs
(Butler County, PA) — A Butler Township man is facing charges after running off from police, while in handcuffs. Officers went to David Bemben’s apartment to arrest him on a traffic warrant Tuesday. After they cuffed him, Bemben took off into the woods near AK Steel. A K-9 officer was brought in and he was found later in the afternoon.
PennDOT Still Needs Drivers
(Undated) — PennDOT needs people to drive plows and salt trucks. The jobs pay about 15 dollars an hour and although they will start out as temporary, they could turn into full-time as positions open. PennDOT currently needs 55 drivers to fill spots in Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Get more information at PennDot.Gov.
UPDATED: 7:55am — THU – 11-23-2017
Steelers Host Packers Sunday
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Steelers are back in action Sunday as they host the Packers at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh is 8-and-2. The Steelers are tied with the Patriots for the best record in the AFC. The Packers are 5-and-5. In other team news, wideout Antonio Brown was named AFC offensive player of the week and wide receiver Ju-Ju Smith Schuster is nursing a hamstring injury and will be a coach’s decision on Sunday.
Canucks Cruise Past Penguins
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Brock Boeser [[ BEH-suhr ]] scored a pair of goals as the Canucks cruised past the Penguins 5-2 at PPG Paints Arena. Jake Guentzel tallied both goals for the Pens who have lost six of their last nine. Matt Murray gave up four goals on 36 shots in defeat. The Penguins head to Boston to take on the Bruins on Friday.
College Hoops Roundup
(Undated) — All of the local college hoops squads had the night off on Wednesday. West Virginia is back at it against Marist at the Advocare Invitational in Orlando tonight. The Mountaineers play Nebraska/UCF in the semifinals tomorrow. Penn State hosts Oral Roberts tomorrow and Pitt welcomes Lehigh on Saturday. Duquesne is off until Monday.
College Football Roundup
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Pitt Panthers look to play spoiler on Friday when they host the second-ranked Miami Hurricanes. Pitt sits at 4-and-7 on the year and is ineligible for a bowl game, but can knock Miami from the ranks of the unbeaten. In other college football action this weekend, West Virginia visits Oklahoma and number-10 Penn State travels to face Maryland.
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