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Off-duty cop who throttled attacking coyote is Carnegie Hero

Mar. 19, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An off-duty police officer who rescued a 5-year-old girl from a rabid coyote at a New York playground is one of 19 people being honored with Carnegie Medals for heroism. The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced the award winners on Monday. Arcangelo Liberatore was at...

The Latest: Trial of officer in black teen's death underway

Mar. 19, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Opening statements have been delivered in the homicide trial of a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager near...

White officer on trial in fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, 17

Mar. 19, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 17-year-old last year goes on trial starting Tuesday in a case that could put him behind bars for life. Lawyers for Michael Rosfeld, 30, are expected to argue that the June shooting of Antwon Rose II after a traffic stop in East...

Border wall could siphon aircraft, submarine project money

Mar. 18, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Members of Congress say the Department of Defense tells them that congressionally approved money for four projects in Pennsylvania are at risk of being diverted by the Trump administration to help finance a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The offices of Sen. Bob Casey and Rep. Chrissy...

Judge OKs evidence of prior drive-by in cop's homicide case

Mar. 18, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge ruled on the eve of trial Monday that jurors in the case of a white western Pennsylvania police officer accused of shooting to death an unarmed black teenager last summer will hear evidence about a drive-by shooting that happened about 15 minutes before Antwon Rose II was killed....

Officer charged with DUI, reckless driving

Mar. 18, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pittsburgh-area police officer has been charged with driving under the influence while on duty. WTAE-TV reports that Braddock officer Renee Jones was also charged with reckless and careless driving. Authorities said she went to UPMC McKeesport early Jan. 24 on a...

Synagogue that suffered massacre raises funds for NZ Muslims

Mar. 18, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh synagogue that was the site of a shooting massacre that left 11 worshippers dead has started a fundraising campaign through GoFundMe to support New Zealand's Muslim community. An Australian white supremacist is charged with killing 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch,...

Flyers rally late to stun Penguins 2-1 in overtime

Mar. 17, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clock ticking down on both the game and in some ways their season, the Philadelphia Flyers summoned some more late magic to stun the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. James van Riemsdyk scored with 18 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Sean Couturier finished off a dazzling...

Dunn, Maroon lead Blues past Penguins

Mar. 16, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Four goals in two periods gave the St. Louis Blues a shot of sorely needed confidence. Now the Blues hope a solid showing against a surging opponent can put them back on track in the battle for a Western Conference playoff spot. Vince Dunn scored twice and Pat Maroon had a goal and an...

Plea entered in shooting that preceded black teen's killing

Mar. 15, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated assault and firearms violations for a drive-by shooting that preceded the killing of a fellow passenger by a police officer, who is now awaiting trial himself. Zaijuan Hester, 18, of Swissvale, pleaded guilty in the June shooting in...