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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.
Report: Two Men Injured in Moon Township Home Explosion

Report: Two Men Injured in Moon Township Home Explosion

Investigators are working to determine what caused the explosion.
Cops in Couture: Runway Event Benefits Fallen Heroes at Robinson Mall

Cops in Couture: Runway Event Benefits Fallen Heroes at Robinson Mall

Clairton Officer James Kuzak, who was injured in the line of duty, will be in the fashion show.
Franklin Park Police Investigate Rash of Vehicle Break-Ins

Franklin Park Police Investigate Rash of Vehicle Break-Ins

Police say the break-ins usually occurred between midnight and 3 a.m. along two particular streets.
Franklin Park Couple's Trial on Child Abuse Charges Postponed Again

Franklin Park Couple's Trial on Child Abuse Charges Postponed Again

Douglas Barbour, 33, with his wife, Kristen Barbour, 30, are charged with starving their two adopted children.
Franklin Park Couple's Trial on Child Abuse Charges Begins

Franklin Park Couple's Trial on Child Abuse Charges Begins

Douglas Barbour, 33, with his wife, Kristen Barbour, 30, are charged with starving their two adopted children.
Franklin Park Couple's Trial on Child Abuse Charges Begins

Franklin Park Couple's Trial on Child Abuse Charges Begins

Douglas Barbour, 33, with his wife, Kristen Barbour, 30, are charged with starving their two adopted children.
West Hills DUI Task Force Makes Several Arrests in Sobriety Checkpoint

West Hills DUI Task Force Makes Several Arrests in Sobriety Checkpoint

Officers on Sept. 28 conducted a checkpoint.
Report: Mother Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Quaker Valley

Report: Mother Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Quaker Valley

The federal lawsuit claims Osborne Elementary School staff discriminated against her son.
Sewickley Woman Sentenced for Identity Theft

Sewickley Woman Sentenced for Identity Theft

The Western Pennsylvania Financial Crimes Task Force conducted the investigation that led to Benedict's prosecution
Police: Leetsdale Man Nearly Causes Train Disaster, Charged With Risking a Catastrophe

Police: Leetsdale Man Nearly Causes Train Disaster, Charged With Risking a Catastrophe

Moon police said James Wilczak wanted to set fire to some items on the train tracks.
Two Sewickley Women Among Three Killed in Mercer County Car Crash

Two Sewickley Women Among Three Killed in Mercer County Car Crash

State police said the three were killed after a two-vehicle crash on I-79.
Fire Sparks in Sewickley Heights Home

Fire Sparks in Sewickley Heights Home

Aleppo Township Fire Chief said no one was injured.