Woman killed in Armstrong house fire
RURAL VALLEY – Authorities said a woman was killed and three other people escaped by jumping out of a second-floor window after fire tore through their Armstrong County home.
Emergency dispatchers said the blaze along Route 1042 in Cowanshannock Township was reported shortly after 3:30 a.m. Friday.
Rural Valley fire officials said the home was engulfed in flames by the time they arrived seven minutes later.
The name of the woman who died hadn’t been released.
The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the blaze.
1 girl killed, 1 injured by toppling dresser
ALIQUIPPA – Authorities in Beaver County said a 2-year-old girl was killed and a 3-year-old injured when a dresser toppled onto them.
Rescue crews in Aliquippa were called to the home shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday.
Mayor Dwan Walker said emergency responders performed CPR on both girls before rushing them to the hospital.
Coroner Teri Tatalovich-Rossi said Brooklyn Beatty was pronounced dead at Heritage Valley Beaver hospital.
The other girl was taken to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where her condition wasn’t immediately available.
Man killed during backyard barbecue
PITTSBURGH – Authorities said a man was shot and killed during a holiday barbecue in the backyard of a home.
Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said a fight started between the man and another person in the house in the Homewood neighborhood shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Toler said the man was shot multiple times before the unidentified shooter ran away.
The victim’s name was not immediately released.
Power slowly returns after storms in Philly
PHILADELPHIA – Repair crews were making steady progress on restoring power to customers left without electricity after powerful thunderstorms moved across Pennsylvania on Thursday.
At the storm’s peak, nearly 171,000 utility customers had no power. That was down to about 12,600 by Friday evening.
Woman killed in Armstrong house fire
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Police: Women stole thousands from elderly sisters, used money to show St. Bernards
Two western Pennsylvania women have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from two elderly sisters and using the money to attend dog shows.
Intervening neighbor’s death now ruled homicide
The Allegheny County medical examiner says a neighbor who died after he intervened in a fight between a couple next door is the victim of homicide.
Housing police: Naked women slashes 3 in melee
Allegheny County Housing Authority police were trying to identify a naked woman who allegedly slashed or stabbed three other women in an apparent lovers’ quarrel at a public housing complex.
Police: Rescued boys never mentioned drowned teen
Police say two teens who were rescued from a jetty in Presque Isle Bay in Erie last week, and two others who were with them, never mentioned a fifth boy who drowned and whose body wasn’t found until Saturday.
2 arraigned, denied bail in deadly Philly carjacking
Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have been ordered held without bail.
PennDOT pushes ‘Yellow Dot’ vehicle stickers
It’s the car sticker that could save your life.
PennDOT’s “Yellow Dot” program has been around for several years, said Daniel Zakraysek, coordinator of the Cambria Allegheny Regional Highway Safety Network.
Remembering elephant’s rampage
The circus elephant paced the landing outside the Jaffa Mosque in Altoona.
Police formed an uneasy line around the perimeter of the venue’s lawn, rifles at the ready.
It was a cloudy, cold day in April 1993, and Tyke the elephant had just run around the circus ring, slapped a baboon and burst through a building’s front door, tearing off part of the wall above the door.
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TSA finds gun, ammo in Pittsburgh airport carry-on
The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in man’s carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Youth pastor fired, jailed after teen-sex charges
A youth pastor has been fired by a western Pennsylvania church and jailed on charges he performed sex acts with a 15-year-old girl in their church building.
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