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Police: Woman arrested after six hungry children were found living in deplorable conditions

A woman was arrested on Tuesday after police found six children living in deplorable conditions in Ambridge. Police said the children were filthy and in soiled diapers inside an apartment at Crestview Village. Davina McNeal was watching the children, and two of the children were hers, police said. “The place ...

25 mph! Man upset with drivers paints speed limit on Burgettstown Street

A Burgettstown man upset about speeding has taken concerns into his own hands. “It’s a problem.  It’s a safety issue.  School is starting this week,” said John Cherok. Cherok owns More Than Just Books on Main Street and said after years of complaining to borough officials and police, he decided ...

Police looking for Mt. Washington Subway robber

Police are searching for the person who held up a sandwich shop on Mount Washington Saturday. A man entered the Subway on Shiloh Street and displayed a handgun to the clerk, police said. He got away with an unspecified amount of cash from a register. The clerk told Channel 11 ...

Trial wrapping up in case of man accused in fatal shooting outside Homestead bar

Surveillance video from outside a Homestead Bar where a man was killed was shown to a jury deciding the fate of the man accused of pulling the trigger. Closing arguments in the case against Wilbert Johnson will take place Wednesday. Police said Johnson had angry words with ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend ...

Kindergartners go to school before classes begin

Key Anna Robinson is a little nervous. She’s making a big move – into kindergarten. “Yes, very nervous because the school's big. There are lockers, the kids, so probably excitement and a little bit nervous,” said her mother Keya Warren. Many kindergartners have never been away from home or are ...

Fire department questions why man banned reportedly assisted with weekend fire

Some questions have been raised about a former firefighter who was at a Mt. Oliver fire over the weekend. The man was banned from the Mt. Oliver Fire Department in 2003.  So what was he doing there dressed in full gear? “It’s serious in the sense that he’s not supposed ...

1 arrested, 1 on run after Lawrence County jewelry heist

One man remains on the run or missing, and another is in police custody after a jewelry heist in Lawrence County Tuesday. Police said James Sims was arrested early Tuesday morning after he and another man attempted rob Greeks House of Gold in New Castle. Investigators said Sims’ accomplice, Christopher ...

Fatal multi-vehicle accident shuts down Rt. 422 in Indiana County

A multi-vehicle accident forced officials to shut down a stretch of U.S. Route 422 in Pine Township, Indiana County. “I heard a big bang outside and saw a big ball of flames,” said Tonya Kendra. Kendra said a tri-axle full of coal landed in her front yard. “For whatever reason, ...

Peanut, almond butters recalled for salmonella risk

A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills peanut butters ...

Beef from cancerous cows distributed to stores, indictment claims

A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive beef recall, alleging they slaughtered cows with cancer while inspectors were on their lunch breaks and distributed the diseased cattle, prosecutors announced Monday. Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp. halted operations in February ...

Car crashes 300 feet over hillside in Butler Co.; Driver killed

Emergency dispatchers in Jackson Township, Butler County said a driver was killed when she lost control and went 300 feet over a hillside Tuesday morning.  The crash was reported at 7:52 a.m. on Perry Highway/Route 19 near Interstate 79 in Jackson, the dispatcher said.  https://twitter.com/WPXITraffic/status/501716176712392704/photo/1 A Channel 11 News crew ...

Jury finds man accused of shooting Pittsburgh officer guilty on all counts

Channel 11's Alan Jennings reported Monday afternoon that a jury found a man accused of shooting a Pittsburgh police officer last year in Homewood guilty on all counts. James Hill was sentenced to 30 to 61 years.  Hill, now 25 years old, will be 55 years old when he's eligible for ...

Investigators: Man arrested for soliciting sex with family including 11-year-old

A Wexford man has been arrested for allegedly soliciting sex and then traveling to a hotel to meet whom he believed was an 11-year-old girl and her parents.   According to the criminal complaint, investigators responded to an ad they believe was posted by Daniel Schulties, 23.  The ad title ...

Police: Man arrested for hit-and-run in Ellsworth

Surveillance photos show 29-year-old Brittnay Chapman’s last moments before being struck and killed by a car in Ellsworth. Police said she had been at Rembrandt’s Roadhouse before attempting to walk home. Police said the car that hit Chapman didn’t stop. Troopers arrested Robert Lee Myers, 42, who goes by the ...

More than a dozen tires slashed in McKees Rocks

More than a dozen people woke up Monday to find their tires slashed in one McKees Rocks neighborhood. Channel 11’s Dave Bondy reported that the vandals targeted cars parked on Sarah and Holmes streets sometime during the early-morning hours. Residents said they’re infuriated by the crime and inconvenience. “That would ...

Elderly man reported missing in Plum found

Police in Plum Borough said an elderly man who went missing Saturday was found Sunday. Laverne "Verne" Montanari, 83, had last been seen about 6 p.m. Saturday in Plum. Authorities said Montanari had last been known to be heading to the Harbor Freight store in Monroeville. On Sunday morning, Montanari ...

Police: Man suspected in death of woman in Wilkins Twp. shoots self

A man suspected in the death of a woman whose body was found early Saturday morning near her home in Wilkins Township shot himself, police said. According to Allegheny County police Lt. Andrew Schurman, police responded to a home in the 600 block of McMasters Avenue about 12:30 a.m. to ...

Car crashes through guardrail, over Mt. Washington hillside

A car crashed through a guardrail and went about 100 feet over a hillside on Mt. Washington Saturday afternoon. The crash happened about 12:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Grandview Avenue. The driver, who has not been identified, was able to get himself out of the car, which came ...

Stolen car involved in police pursuit in Pittsburgh

Three people were arrested following a police pursuit involving a stolen vehicle early Saturday morning in Pittsburgh. Public Information Officer Sonya Toler said the pursuit began about 1:30 a.m. when a stolen car was seen traveling the wrong way in the Allegheny Commons. Speeds during the pursuit, which continued to ...

Trooper injured in crash, Parkway West inbound lane reopened

A crash involving state police and a stolen vehicle shut down an inbound lane of Interstate-376 West for about three hours Monday morning, authorities said. State police Trooper Robin Mungo said police received a report of a stolen truck and positioned themselves on the Parkway West to stop the suspect. ...

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