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BREAKING: As many as 6 people shot in Clairton

wpxi.com — CLAIRTON, Pa. - Channel 11 News is following a developing news story out of Clairton early Friday, where as many as six people were shot. According to initial reports, the gunfire erupted just before 5 a.m. on Miller Avenue. Witnesses said as many as six people were injured, but police officials have not yet confirmed an exact number of people hurt.

Rt. 28 in Shaler shutdown after tractor tire strikes car

wpxi.com — SHALER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Route 28 northbound at the Shaler Waterworks is shut down after a serious accident Friday. According to initial reports, a tire from a truck hauling a trailer flew off, striking another car. Investigators told Channel 11 News that the driver of the truck did not stay on the scene of the accident.
Nov 21, 2014

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TIS THE SEASON! Pittsburgh Light Up Night info, schedule

wpxi.com — PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership released the official holiday season schedule for Pittsburgh. Many exciting activities, events and promotions are planned for the holiday season, including Pittsburgh's 54 th annual Light Up Night on Friday. The event includes a number of free, family friendly activities including the annual tree lighting at One Oxford Center and Santa's arrival.

Police in Brighton Heights searching for missing girl, 12

wpxi.com — Authorities are actively searching to a missing 12-year-old girl in Pittsburgh's Brighton Heights neighborhood.
Nov 20, 2014

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BREAKING: Crews searching for missing 12-year-old girl

wpxi.com — PITTSBURGH - Authorities are looking for a missing 12-year-old girl in Brighton Heights. The girl was last seen just before 3 p.m. leaving John Morrow School on Davis Avenue. A Channel 11 News crew reports police are in the area. No other information has been released.

Brownsville school administrator accused of planning attacks

wpxi.com — BROWNSVILLE, Pa. - A school administrator is under investigation after allegedly asking someone else at the school to attack people, state police said. State police told Channel 11 News the story comes out of Brownsville Middle School, in Fayette County. According to state police, the administrator asked another school employee to assault three people.
Nov 20, 2014

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Victim killed in dump truck pedestrian accident remembered as...

wpxi.com — PITTSBURGH - The family of a man who was killed Wednesday in a vehicle/pedestrian accident in the South Side is mourning the loss of their loved one. Channel 11's Jennifer Tomazic talked with 43-year-old Christopher Williams' family on Thursday, a day after he was struck and killed by a dump truck on East Carson Street.
Nov 20, 2014

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Blount rejoins Pats after being cut by Steelers

wpxi.com — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount two days after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount spent last season with the Patriots before signing a two-year contract with the Steelers.

Round 2: Buffalo faces another wintry wallop

wpxi.com — By CAROLYN THOMPSON The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. - A new blast of lake-effect snow roared through western New York with thunder and lightning on Thursday, raising to nearly 6 feet the three-day total in parts of the Buffalo area. But even as it strained roofs and stalled daily life, the snow wasn't the only worry.

Cuomo: 'Impractical' for Bills to play Jets Sunday

wpxi.com — By JOHN WAWROW The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it would be "impractical" at this time for the Buffalo Bills to host the New York Jets on Sunday because of a lake-effect snowstorm that continues to hit the region.

New scam targets residents using fake package delivery notices

wpxi.com — By WFTV ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The Orange County Sheriff's Office is warning of a scam where residents are receiving a fake package delivery notices on their front door. The bogus delivery notices are being found at homes in the Waterford Lakes area of east Orange County, deputies said.
Nov 20, 2014

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Big snowstorm hits New York; rest of US feels cold

wpxi.com — By CAROLYN THOMPSON The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. - A ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below.
Nov 19, 2014

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Health Department reports ‘significant increase’ in syphilis...

wpxi.com — PITTSBURGH - The Allegheny County Health Department issued a release Wednesday warning of an increase in syphilis this year. According to the release, there have been nearly twice as many cases reported in Allegheny County this year compared to last year at this time.
Nov 19, 2014

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Aggressive groundhog charges at New Hampshire man

wpxi.com — The Associated Press HAMPTON, N.H. - A New Hampshire man says he was working in his garage when a groundhog he had seen in his backyard charged at him. Gary McGrath of Hampton tells WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/1uPMz6b) the groundhog got close, so he pushed him back with his foot Tuesday.
Nov 19, 2014

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Hiring Heroes: Career fair for veterans today at Heinz Field

wpxi.com — PITTSBURGH - Veterans from around the region will be at Heinz Field Wednesday for an event designed to help them find jobs. The career fair begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. The event is free and Alco Parking is allowing veterans to also park for free on the North Shore.
Nov 19, 2014

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Route 28 southbound closed in Etna after multi-car accident

wpxi.com — ETNA, Pa. - A multi-car accident in Etna shut down Route 28 southbound Wednesday morning. According to dispatchers, the accident happened on Route 28 near the Etna exit just after 7 a.m. Initial reports indicate that four people were trapped in two cars. Route 28 will remain closed while crews work to clear the scene.
Nov 19, 2014

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LAKE EFFECT SNOW: Harbaugh explains -- 11NN

wpxi.com — LAKE EFFECT SNOW: Harbaugh explains -- 11NN
Nov 20, 2014

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