23 Aug 2014
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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.
Is Your Car Seat Installed Wrong?

Is Your Car Seat Installed Wrong?

Is your car seat one of the three out of four that aren't installed correctly?
Body Found in Oakmont Identified

Body Found in Oakmont Identified

The man's body was found Saturday.
Police Continue Search for Penn Hills Escapee

Police Continue Search for Penn Hills Escapee

Police say Ken Killer Jr. has an extensive criminal record.
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.
Fire Damages Verona Hilltop Home

Fire Damages Verona Hilltop Home

No one was injured.
Body Found Near Plum Creek in Oakmont

Body Found Near Plum Creek in Oakmont

The unidentified man is believed to be in his 50s.
Oakmont Police Searching for Disabled Army Veteran

Oakmont Police Searching for Disabled Army Veteran

Krenke was last seen on Aug. 30.
Violent Heroin-Trafficking Ring Had Ties to Penn Hills, Monroeville

Violent Heroin-Trafficking Ring Had Ties to Penn Hills, Monroeville

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.
Man Accused of Burying Wife’s Body in Plum Waives Hearing

Man Accused of Burying Wife’s Body in Plum Waives Hearing

Tom Clark is charged with murdering his wife, an employee at the Penn Hills Post Office.
Oakmont Residents Warned to Lock Their Doors After Rash of Car Thefts

Oakmont Residents Warned to Lock Their Doors After Rash of Car Thefts

Thieves have stole items from close to a dozen cars in the borough.
Sheared Telephone Pole Knocks Out Power in Oakmont.

Sheared Telephone Pole Knocks Out Power in Oakmont.

The pole fell onto a house at the intersection of 8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Wind Advisory: Gusts Up To 50 MPH Possible

Wind Advisory: Gusts Up To 50 MPH Possible

National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for Allegheny County.
Verona Man Arrested in Brookline for Thefts

Verona Man Arrested in Brookline for Thefts

A Verona man was caught stealing from cars in the area of Jacob and Whited streets.