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Police & Fire

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.
Swissvale Homicide Suspect Captured in Texas

Swissvale Homicide Suspect Captured in Texas

Authorities said David Edick attempted to escape by jumping into the Rio Grande River and swimming to Mexico.
Zoo Officials Say Mother Caused Maddox Derkosh's Death

Zoo Officials Say Mother Caused Maddox Derkosh's Death

Maddox's parents previously filed a lawsuit against the zoo, claiming negligence and wrongful death.
Reports: Swissvale Man Shot and Killed in the Borough

Reports: Swissvale Man Shot and Killed in the Borough

An autopsy Sunday determined Ryan Beal died of gunshot wounds.
Courts Get Greater Role in Open Records Cases

Courts Get Greater Role in Open Records Cases

A state Supreme Court ruling puts more pressure on lawmakers to change Pennsylvania's Open Records law.
'Wilkinsburg Crew' Charged with Violent Heroin-Trafficking Ring

'Wilkinsburg Crew' Charged with Violent Heroin-Trafficking Ring

Authorities said the 18 suspected drug dealers plotted to rob and murder a rival heroin dealer in an effort to profit from and control heroin trafficking in Wilkinsburg.
Ex-Pittsburgh Police Chief Indicted by Grand Jury

Ex-Pittsburgh Police Chief Indicted by Grand Jury

A grand jury indicted former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper on Friday.
Ravenstahl Fires Pittsburgh Police Chief

Ravenstahl Fires Pittsburgh Police Chief

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has fired Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Missing Bridgeville Man Found Dead in Edgewood

Missing Bridgeville Man Found Dead in Edgewood

Laurie "Larry" McDonald, the Bridgeville man who went missing Thursday night, was found Sunday afternoon in a wooded area.
Former NFL and Pitt Player from Penn Hills Among Victims in Money-Bilking Schemes

Former NFL and Pitt Player from Penn Hills Among Victims in Money-Bilking Schemes

Investigators say Robert Osselborn charged former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Tom Tumulty for a trip to Jackson Hole, WY, that never materialized.
TRAVEL: Hitting the Road? PA State Police Offer Tips to Stay Safe on the Highway

TRAVEL: Hitting the Road? PA State Police Offer Tips to Stay Safe on the Highway

If the snow can't keep you at home, read and heed these reminders from Pennsylvania State Police in Moon before getting behind the wheel.