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UPDATED:8:45am — FRI – 11-25-2022

Butler County Man Accused Of Assaulting Pregnant Woman

(Butler, PA) — Butler City police say a man is in custody, accused of hitting and strangling a pregnant woman.  Officers first responded to a domestic abuse call at a home on Kaufman Drive around 2:30 Thursday morning.  Jamel Barnes was taken into custody on simple assault and other charges, then released on bond later in the day.  Police say he went back to the home and forced his way in, again hitting the woman, who is nine months pregnant, telling her he would kill her.  She was able to get away from the residence and go to the police station for help, with Barnes picked up on a list of additional charges shortly afterward.

Allegheny County Police Investigating After Body Pulled From Monongahela River

(Dravosburg, PA) — Allegheny County police are investigating after a body was pulled from the Monongahela River this week.  Emergency crews responded to an area near the Mansfield Bridge, in Dravosburg, Wednesday afternoon on reports of someone in the water.  Homicide detectives are looking into the incident, but, authorities have not shared details on whether foul play was involved in the individual’s death.  The identity of the deceased person has not yet been released.

Tanger Outlets Opening Early This Morning In A Bid To Draw Black Friday Shoppers

(Washington, PA) — Tanger Outlets Pittsburgh is opening early this morning, hoping to draw Western Pennsylvania shoppers for Black Friday deals.  Many retailers are unlocking doors at 6:00 a.m. in a bid to bring more Christmas shopping to the brick-and-mortar stores.  Today is the only day this weekend for extended hours, with opening scheduled at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Operators say the hours for some individual stores may vary.

Pitt Student Wins Big On Wheel Of Fortune

(Pittsburgh, PA) — A Pitt sophomore is returning to Steel City a little richer after winning on Wheel of Fortune.  Noah Stockwell competed on last night’s college week episode of the game show.  The nursing student finished first and won the bonus round, securing a 45-thousand-dollar prize.  Stockwell’s total winnings were more than 69-thousand dollars.

West Newton Light Up Night Set For This Weekend

(West Newton, PA) — The Borough of West Newton is kicking off holiday festivities this weekend.  The annual Miracle on Main Street and Light Up Night Festival are planned for Saturday.  A parade on Main Street begins at 5:15 p.m., followed by a community Christmas tree lighting ceremony.  The event will also feature food, live entertainment, and more than 40 craft vendors.

Pittsburgh Sports

UPDATED: 8:45am — FRI – 11-25-2022

Penguins Face Flyers Tonight In Philly

(Philadelphia, PA)  —  The Penguins and Flyers renew their rivalry early this evening in Philadelphia.  The Pens will be aiming for a fifth straight win and have won six of their last eight overall.  Pittsburgh is currently fifth in the Metro Division with 23 points. 

Steelers Prep For Colts On Monday Night Football

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The Steelers have an extra day to prepare as they get set to clash with the Colts on Monday Night Football in Indy.  Pittsburgh looks to bounce back from its 37-30 home loss to the Bengals last weekend.  The Steelers sit at just 3-7 on the season. 

College Football Roundup

(Undated)  —  In college football action tomorrow, Pitt travels to face Miami to wrap up the regular-season.  The Panthers sit at 7-4 and are riding a three-game winning streak.  Elsewhere, 11th-ranked Penn State hosts Michigan State, while West Virginia visits Oklahoma State. 

College Basketball Action

(Undated)  —  In college basketball action, West Virginia lost to Purdue 80-68 in Portland in the Phil Knight Legacy.  Today, Pitt hosts William and Mary, Penn State hosts Lafayette, the Mountaineers meet Portland State, and Robert Morris faces Mercer in Georgia.  Duquesne is off until next week. 

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