UPDATED: 8:00am — TUE 03-28-2017
Child Found Hanging From Swing Set
(Lawrence County, PA) — A seven-year-old girl is in the hospital after being found hanging from a swing set in Shenango Township. The girl was playing on a jungle gym Saturday and got tangled in a large braided rope. Paramedics were able to get her breathing, but the extent of her injuries is not yet known.
Police Investigate Abduction Attempt
(Allegheny County, PA) — Police are investigating a possible abduction attempt in North Versailles. The 16-year-old victim told officers she was leaving work at McDonald’s Sunday and was walking to the bus stop when a man grabbed her. The teen had an umbrella and began swinging it at the suspect, who then jumped in a car and took off. The teen was able to get a picture of his vehicle and there is surveillance in the area so police are confident they will find him.
Woman Filmed In Macy’s Dressing Room
(Allegheny County, PA) — Police are investigating a report of a woman being filmed in a dressing room at Mall at Robinson. The victim was trying on clothes at Macy’s Saturday when she noticed a cellphone under the door. By the time she got dressed and ran out, the suspect was gone. Detectives are reviewing store surveillance video.
Man Charged Following DUI Incident
(Washington County, PA) — A man is facing charges following a DUI incident in Monongahela. Zachary Greyshock was arrested for driving under the influence Saturday on Park Avenue. Police took him to the hospital for a blood test, but he refused to get out of the vehicle, threatened to defecate on the seat and threatened to assault an officer. Police say his blood-alcohol-level was nearly three times the legal limit.
Man Impersonates Undercover Officer
(Washington County, PA) — A man is facing charges for allegedly impersonating an undercover officer. Christopher Showman was charged last week after he questioned several people at Salatino’s River House Café in Charleroi. Showman was reportedly asking patrons to identify a man in a picture, saying he was working on a case. Police later found out he was trying to locate a man who sold his friend drugs.
Vietnam Veteran Appreciation Breakfast Today
(Butler County, PA) — VA Butler Healthcare is having a Vietnam Veteran Appreciation Breakfast this morning. The event is being held from 9:00 to 11:00 at American Legion Post 778 in Lyndora. Veterans will get free breakfast and a lapel pin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Get more information at VietnamWar50th.com.
Senator Toomey On AHCA
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Republican U.S. Senator Pat Toomey is disappointed the House plan to repeal and replace Obamacare fell through. On Friday, Republican leaders in the U.S. House decided not to vote on the American Health Care Act. Toomey told KDKA’s “Mike Pintek Show” yesterday that it was pulled because “it didn’t have the votes.” He says pulling the bill is “a setback,” but it isn’t the end of the Republican Party’s attempts at doing away with the Affordable Care Act.
Keystone Oaks Teachers To Strike
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Keystone Oaks teachers are planning to go on strike. The Keystone Oaks Education Association gave the school district notice of its intent to strike yesterday. The strike is set to begin March 30th. Officials with the school district are hoping to meet with union leaders today and tomorrow to try to stop the strike from happening.
Uber: Self-Driving Cars Returning To Pittsburgh
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Uber’s self-driving cars are expected to start operating again in Pittsburgh today. Uber stopped using its self-driving vehicles following a wreck in Tempe, Arizona, over the weekend. The San Francisco-based company announced on Saturday that it was going to temporarily stop using its self-driving vehicles in order to gain a better understanding of what happened in Tempe. Police say another driver was at fault in the Tempe crash.
Man Charged For Allegedly Killing Four-Year-Old
(Butler County, PA) — A man is facing a murder charge in connection to the death of a four-year-old boy. Jordan Lambing was charged with criminal homicide and aggravated indecent assault yesterday in Butler County. Lambing’s mother is also facing charges in connection to the child’s death.
Three Airlifted From Butler County Crash
(Summit Township, PA) — A group of people is hurt following a crash in Butler County. The crash happened yesterday afternoon on Route 422 in Summit Township. Route 422 was closed for several hours because of the crash. Three people had to be airlifted to nearby hospitals. All three were reportedly in critical condition.
Cannonballs Discovered At Construction Site
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Pieces of history are turning up at a construction site in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. Yesterday, construction crews were working in the area of 39th and Butler streets when a worker noticed a Civil War-era cannonball in his bucket of dirt. The crew then discovered more cannonballs in a hole.
UPDATED: 8:05am — TUE 03-28-2017
Pens Wrap Up Homestand Tomorrow Against Chicago
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Penguins wrap up their three-game homestand tomorrow against the Chicago Blackhawks at PPG Paints Arena. Pittsburgh is 0-1-and-1 on the stand so far after Sunday’s 6-2 loss to the Flyers. The Pens are currently third in the Metropolitan Division with 103 points.
Pens Sign Taylor To Entry-Level Deal
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Penguins have signed defenseman Jeff Taylor to a two-year, entry-level contract. The two-way deal will start next season but Taylor will report to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on an amateur tryout contract this year. The 22-year-old was drafted in the seventh round by the Pens in 2014 out of Union College.
Pirates Edge Twins
(Bradenton, FL) — Adam Frazier and Andrew McCutchen homered in the first inning as the Pirates edged the Twins, 4-1, in Bradenton, Florida. Frazier added a one-run single in the second and Ivan Nova lasted four innings for the win. The Bucs take on the Red Sox today.
Raiders Move To Las Vegas Approved
(Phoenix, AZ) — NFL team owners have voted to approve the Oakland Raiders plan to move to Las Vegas. The vote came during the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix yesterday. The Raiders won’t move to Sin City until at least 2020, when their new domed stadium will be complete.
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