• Police: 6 children removed from 'unkempt' Pittsburgh home, mother found drunk


    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police said they removed six children from a Pittsburgh home Monday after their mother failed to show up for a Children Youth and Families meeting because she was drunk.

    According to the police report, Marlene Nicole Doria, 30, was scheduled to meet with CYF at 11 a.m. Monday but did not attend the meeting. Officers said an unknown person advised them that Doria didn't show up to the meeting because she was intoxicated.

    Police said after receiving the tip, CYF officials obtained an emergency custody authorization. When authorities visited Doria's Wilner Drive home, they said a 2-year-old answered the door. Police said Doria was asleep on the couch and when awakened by officers, she became vocal and uncooperative.

    Police said Doria was highly intoxicated and argued with caseworkers and police. Investigators said the home was unkempt and smelled of mold and urine.

    Officials removed two children from the home and four other children were taken into custody from school by CYF. All of the children were taken to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to be checked out. Their medical conditions were not immediately released.

    Moria is facing endangering the welfare of children and public intoxication charges.

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