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The latest on local crime and public safety.
State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

Americans traveling to the Games this year should be vigilant of their surroundings, officials said.
100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

We looked at stories from across America in the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook School to try to illustrate the scale of the problem.
Across the Country, Police Use Cell Phone Data to Snoop

Across the Country, Police Use Cell Phone Data to Snoop

'Cell tower dumps’ are causing Americans to ponder their basic rights of privacy.
FEMA Asks Medics to Enter Mass Shooting ‘Warm Zones’

FEMA Asks Medics to Enter Mass Shooting ‘Warm Zones’

FEMA issues new guidelines for first responders of mass attacks.
What You Need to Know About Marijuana ‘Dabbing’

What You Need to Know About Marijuana ‘Dabbing’

A look at ‘dabbing,’ a new trend in marijuana consumption.
‘The Knockout Game': Real Threat or Viral Legend?

‘The Knockout Game': Real Threat or Viral Legend?

Facebook feeds and cable networks are full of coverage of innocent people being sucker punched. But there’s not much evidence of this “game” sweeping the nation.
World’s 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon Is Here

World’s 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon Is Here

The force will be strong on Twitter for the 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon.
Woman Charged with Stealing Jewelry from Elderly Upper St. Clair Resident

Woman Charged with Stealing Jewelry from Elderly Upper St. Clair Resident

When questioned about the jewelry, Mockridge disputed the amount taken, police report.
Former ALS Association Director Sentenced for Theft

Former ALS Association Director Sentenced for Theft

The Hazelwood man pleaded guilty to stealing thousands from payroll account of Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association.
Former Canon-Mac PFO Treasurer Charged

Former Canon-Mac PFO Treasurer Charged

The former PFO treasurer is accused of stealing more than $4,000 from the organization.
No Injuries in Weekend Accident on I-79

No Injuries in Weekend Accident on I-79

The one-vehicle accident occurred on Saturday evening.
Four Washington County Men Charged with Drug Possession in Bridgeville

Four Washington County Men Charged with Drug Possession in Bridgeville

Four men from Washington County face drug charges after Bridgeville police said they caught one of them urinating in a borough parking lot. Read about that and other crime news in the weekly
Cecil Man Who Crashed Into Tanker Truck in Bridgeville Charged with DUI

Cecil Man Who Crashed Into Tanker Truck in Bridgeville Charged with DUI

A Cecil Township man is being charged with DUI and other crimes after he crashed into a tanker truck Friday afternoon, causing lengthy delays on Bower Hill Road in Bridgeville.
Strong Winds With Gusts up to 50 mph Forecast

Strong Winds With Gusts up to 50 mph Forecast

National Weather Service issues wind advisory.
Nearby: Woman Charged in $10,000 Walmart Theft

Nearby: Woman Charged in $10,000 Walmart Theft

The former daycare owner, who was charged in 2012 with possessing child porn following an investigation in Moon Township, is arrested in Washington County.

VIDEO: How to Survive an Active Shooter Event

A dramatic YouTube video from July has gotten more popular lately.
Zoo Will Remove Painted Dogs Observation Platform

Zoo Will Remove Painted Dogs Observation Platform

'Out of respect for the community and for the Derkosh family, the observation platform of the exhibit at issue would be removed,' Mike Manko, district attorney's office.
Mom Will Not Be Charged in Zoo Mauling Case

Mom Will Not Be Charged in Zoo Mauling Case

2-year-old Maddox Derkosh of Whitehall was killed in early November.
News Nearby: Suspect in BP Robbery, Other Holdups Released on Bail in October

News Nearby: Suspect in BP Robbery, Other Holdups Released on Bail in October

Court records show Matthew McDonald, 19, was released from jail after posting bond in October. He is awaiting trial for an April case in which he is charged with simple assault and harassmen