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Rare Hospitalization In First Human Case Of West Nile In PA For 2024 Rare Hospitalization In First Human Case Of West Nile In PA For 2024
Rare Hospitalization In First Human Case Of West Nile In PA For 2024 The first person to test positive for the West Nile virus in Pennsylvania in 2024 has been hospitalized, officials announced on Tuesday, July 16.  The person who tested positive lives in the Baldwin Borough area and frequently was outdoors prior to their infection, according to the release by the Allegheny County Health Department. The person suffered from a fever, weakness, and was hospitalized, as detailed in the release. No further information about them will be shared in order to protect their privacy, officials explained.  Approximately 70 to 80 percent of people who become …
Restaurant Blasts Hollywood Actor From PA: 'Amazing Spock, Terrible Customer' Restaurant Blasts Hollywood Actor From PA: 'Amazing Spock, Terrible Customer'
Restaurant Blasts Hollywood Actor From PA: 'Amazing Spock, Terrible Customer' Zachary Quinto makes an incredible Spock, but a terrible customer, according to one restaurant that's putting the Pennsylvania native on blast. Manita, a cafe, bar, and grocery store in Toronto, slammed Quinto, a Pittsburgh native who most notably starred in "Star Trek," for being rude to the staff. The restaurant took to Instagram to call out the 47-year-old actor for yelling at staff “like an entitled child” after he didn’t reply to two texts to inform him his table was ready.  He also refused to believe the empty tables in the dining room were not available, despite being politely …
GF Who Choked BF's 3-Year-Old Son To Death With Baby Wipes Sentenced To Decades In PA Prison GF Who Choked BF's 3-Year-Old Son To Death With Baby Wipes Sentenced To Decades In PA Prison
GF Who Choked BF's 3-Year-Old Son To Death With Baby Wipes Sentenced To Decades In PA Prison A girlfriend who choked her boyfriend's 3-year-old son to death with baby wipes has been sentenced, Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry announced on Tuesday, April 9.  Chelsea Renae Cooley, 33 of Everett, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Monday in connection with the killing of Travis W. Young Jr., according to the Attorney General's office.  Cooley had Travis at her home and was babysitting him for her boyfriend when he was found unresponsive on May 28, 2022. "The boy’s father was working a 12-hour shift and reported the child was normal and healthy when he left for …
Homicide Investigation: Baby Boy Found Dead In Western PA, Police Say Homicide Investigation: Baby Boy Found Dead In Western PA, Police Say
Homicide Investigation: Baby Boy Found Dead In Western PA, Police Say An unresponsive 17-month-old baby boy has prompted a homicide investigation in Allegheny County, the police department announced on Tuesday afternoon.  The West Mifflin Police were called to the report of the unresponsive baby in the 2600 block of Glenny Lane at 7:47 a.m. on March 27, the ACPD detailed in a release.  "First responders arrived and the child was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased," the police said. That's when the assistance of the Allegheny County Police Department's Homicide Unit was requested and the detectives launched an investiga…
Man Opens Fire Killing Woman At PA Warehouse: Police Man Opens Fire Killing Woman At PA Warehouse: Police
Man Opens Fire Killing Woman At PA Warehouse: Police A woman is dead and a man is in critical condition following a shooting at a warehouse in Western Pennsylvania, Allegheny County Police Assistant Superintendent Victor Joseph explained at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.  Sean M. Black, 42 of Leechburg, Westmoreland County went to Tri-Arc Manufacturing in the 300 block of Fountain Street in Blawnox, Allegheny County, just before 6:30 a.m. and opened fire at the workers, Superintendent Joseph explained. Courtney Smith, 30 of Blawnox, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds at the scene, according to the medica…
Couple Killed In Pennsylvania Home Explosion ID'd: Authorities (UPDATE) Couple Killed In Pennsylvania Home Explosion ID'd: Authorities (UPDATE)
Couple Killed In Pennsylvania Home Explosion ID'd: Authorities (Update) An elderly couple killed when their home exploded in Western Pennsylvania on Tuesday has been identified, officials announced. David Mitchell Jr. 89 and his 87-year-old wife Helen Mitchell died in the blast in the 1400 block of Riverview Road in Crescent Township, Allegheny County, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner. The was felt about a mile away just before 9 a.m. on March 12, officials told the press at a news conference at 11:30 a.m. that day. Allegheny County's emergency management and members of the fire marshal's office were called to the scene to investigate.  …
22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA Linked To Applesauce Recalled By FDA: Officials 22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA Linked To Applesauce Recalled By FDA: Officials
22 'Probable' Cases Of Lead Poisoning In PA Linked To Applesauce Recalled By FDA: Officials The Pennsylvania Department of Health has reported 22 "probable" cases of lead poisoning to federal regulators, a spokesperson told Daily Voice.  The 22 "probable" cases and one "suspected" case are linked to cinnamon applesauce pouches that have been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration, DOH said.  The affected products were:  WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches – including three packs Schnucks-brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack Weis-brand cinnamon applesauce pouches FDA officials said Thursday, Feb. 29 that the lead and chromi…
PA Man Who Attempted To Kill 3 Police Officers, Trafficked Fentanyl/Heroin Arrested, AG Says PA Man Who Attempted To Kill 3 Police Officers, Trafficked Fentanyl/Heroin Arrested, AG Says
PA Man Who Attempted To Kill 3 Police Officers, Trafficked Fentanyl/Heroin Arrested, AG Says A year-long manhunt for a suspect accused of attempting to murder three police officers has ended — as part of a drug trafficking bust, Attorney General Michelle Henry announced on Thursday night.  A search warrant on Spring Street in Pittsburgh led Allegheny County and local law enforcement officers to arrest 24-year-old Bruce Harvard on Feb. 28,  AG Henry detailed in the release.  He was wanted for shooting at a McKees Rock Police Officer and two Office of Attorney General agents during an attempted vehicle stop in Stowe Township on Feb. 27, 2023, the AG explaine…
Six PA Lotto Winners To Split Prize Six PA Lotto Winners To Split Prize
Six PA Lotto Winners To Split Prize Six Pennsylvanians picked the five winning numbers in the Tuesday, Jan. 16 drawing for the "Treasure Hunt" game, according to Lottery officials.  The half-dozen winners would have earned $200,001, but will now split the prize into individual prizes of $33,333.50 each.  The winning tickets were sold at the following locations:  Narayan Hari Inc., 549 Doylestown Road, Lansdale, Montgomery County; Hanover Convenience Inc., 1100 South Main St., Hanover Township, Luzerne County; Rutter’s, 935 Plank Road, Duncansville, Blair County; Penn Crossing Giant Eagle, 2000 Penny Lane…
$3.2 Million Won By 4 Powerball Tickets Sold Across Pennsylvania $3.2 Million Won By 4 Powerball Tickets Sold Across Pennsylvania
$3.2 Million Won By 4 Powerball Tickets Sold Across Pennsylvania Four winning Powerball tickets totaling $3.2 million in winnings have sold across Pennsylvania, the state lottery commission announced on Thursday, Oct. 5.  The four tickets were sold for the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, October 4. The winning numbers were 9-35-54-63-64. A $2 million winning ticket matched all five balls, without the Power Play option it would have only been worth $1 million. It sold at CITGO, 2999 Bear Creek Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, which gets a $10,000 bonus for selling it. The second top winning prize of the night was $1 million sold in Phil…
$1.6 Million Fentanyl Arrest Of NY Man In PA: AG $1.6 Million Fentanyl Arrest Of NY Man In PA: AG
$1.6 Million Fentanyl Arrest Of NY Man In PA: AG A New York man is accused of bringing almost half a million doses of fentanyl into Pennsylvania, authorities say.  Yan Carlos Pichardo Cepeda, 27, was arrested by state agents and Allegheny County authorities and arraigned on Friday, Sept. 1, Attorney General Michelle Henry's Office said.  Pichardo Cepeda was spotted avoiding police officers and canine units when he arrived in Pittsburgh from New York, prosecutors said. He consented to a search of his backpack, where police said they found a kilogram of fentanyl. Eight more kilograms of fentanyl — or 450,000 doses — wer…
Jehovah's Witnesses Caught Sexually Abusing More PA Children, Prosecutors Say Jehovah's Witnesses Caught Sexually Abusing More PA Children, Prosecutors Say
Jehovah's Witnesses Caught Sexually Abusing More PA Children, Prosecutors Say Five men are accused of sexually abusing children in Pennsylvania, says the state Attorney General's Office.  All five suspects and their alleged victims are members of Jehovah's Witnesses congregations, AG Michelle Henry said in a release dated Friday, July 7.  The charges come just months after nine other Jehovah's Witnesses congregants were accused of similar charges in the Keystone State — four of them last October and five more in February, Daily Voice reported.  The suspects range in age from 45 to 61, and all but one are Pennsylvania residents, according to the A…
Detoxing PA Inmate Dies 3 Days After Arrest: Authorities Detoxing PA Inmate Dies 3 Days After Arrest: Authorities
Detoxing PA Inmate Dies 3 Days After Arrest: Authorities A 60-year-old man going through a detox protocol died at the Allegheny County Jail on May 25, 2023, county officials say.  The unnamed man was "brought in by a local police department on a bench warrant for retail theft for another county and booked on May 22," county officials explained in a release late on Thursday.  A drug screen showed he had opiates, including fentanyl, cocaine, and other drugs in his system so the jail healthcare staff "initiated a detox protocol for him," the officials explained in the release. The man was found unresponsive in his cell around 4 p.m. Thurs…
Penn State Grad Who Made LEGO Plans For Riot Learns His Fate: DOJ Penn State Grad Who Made LEGO Plans For Riot Learns His Fate: DOJ
Penn State Grad Who Made Lego Plans For Riot Learns His Fate: DOJ A 29-year-old Penn State alumnus who used a LEGO set to make his plans has been sentenced for his role in the Capitol Riot, according to newly released documents by the Department of Justice. Robert Morss, Glenshaw (previously of Pittsburgh) was sentenced by US District Court Judge Trevor N. McFadden to serve 66 months in prison followed by 24 months of supervised release and restitution of $2000 for assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon, obstruction of an official proceeding, and robbery during the January 6 US Capitol Riot, the US Department of Justice an…
Gun Pulled At GOP Meeting By Ex-Allegheny County Council Candidate: Affidavit Gun Pulled At GOP Meeting By Ex-Allegheny County Council Candidate: Affidavit
Gun Pulled At GOP Meeting By Ex-Allegheny County Council Candidate: Affidavit A 2021 candidate for the Allegheny County Council pulled a gun and threatened members of the Plum Borough GOP Committee, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice. Eric Philip Casteel, a 62-year-old Cyber Security Architect also threatened three members of the Republican Committee— Mike Doyle, former US Congress nominee and current Plum council president, Paul Dern, current council vice president and Gerard "Jerry" Purcell, who is running for Plum council— at the Plum Community Center on Center New Texas Road on Thursday, April 27, 2023, around 8 p.m., according to the affid…
PA's David's Bridal Laying Off 9,200 Employees Amid Bankruptcy Filing PA's David's Bridal Laying Off 9,200 Employees Amid Bankruptcy Filing
PA's David's Bridal Laying Off 9,200 Employees Amid Bankruptcy Filing Montgomery County's own David's Bridal will send more than 9,000 workers home in an upcoming round of layoffs, according to a disclosure form it filed with the state Department of Labor and Industry.  The Conshohocken-based wedding retailer expects to lay off 9,236 employees nationwide in a three-phase plan that began on Friday, April 14, according to the state website.  It's not clear how many of those workers are in Pennsylvania, though the layoffs are expected to affect locations in Blair, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Luzerne, and York counties, as well as four shops in Allegheny C…
$3 Million On Scratch-Off Ticket Sold To Lucky Pennsylvania Player $3 Million On Scratch-Off Ticket Sold To Lucky Pennsylvania Player
$3 Million On Scratch-Off Ticket Sold To Lucky Pennsylvania Player A winning scratch-off ticket sold on Monday, March 20, 2023, sold in Allegheny County according to lottery officials.  The ticket was a $3 Million Snow Bank, which is a $30 game that offers top prizes of $3 million— three more of those top prizes, among other winnings remain. Players can learn more about the game here.  The ticket sold at the Sheetz located at 2100 Mosside Drive in Monroeville, which will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. All lottery prizes more than $5,000 are subject to applicable withholding.  Prizes expire one year from the sale da…
McKees Rocks Officer Shooting Suspect ID'd, Arrest Made: Authorities McKees Rocks Officer Shooting Suspect ID'd, Arrest Made: Authorities
McKees Rocks Officer Shooting Suspect ID'd, Arrest Made: Authorities The man accused of shooting act law enforcement officers in western Pennsylvania on Feb. 27, 2023— which sent multiple schools into lockdowns— has been identified and arrested authorities announced on Thursday, March 16, 2023. Eric Nathaniel Durah Jr., 25, was arrested at his Penn Hills home on March 16, according to the release.  No law enforcement officers were hurt when he allegedly opened fire at  "agents and task force officers with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General (PAOAG) Narcotics Task Force were following a narcotic suspect’s vehicle in unmarked vehicles," around 1:45 p.…
GOT HIM! Man Shot Girl In 'Pelvic Region' After She Denied Him Sex At PA Hotel Arrested: Police GOT HIM! Man Shot Girl In 'Pelvic Region' After She Denied Him Sex At PA Hotel Arrested: Police
GOT HIM! Man Shot Girl In 'Pelvic Region' After She Denied Him Sex At PA Hotel Arrested: Police UPDATE: Daronte Anthony Brown, 18, of Monroeville has been arrested without incident in connection with this shooting on Feb. 21, 2023, following an anonymous 911 tip, Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers announced on March 2, 2023. Updated court documents were unavailable when Daily Voice inquired that day.  ORIGINAL:  A 16-year-old girl and her 14-year-old friend were shot at while waiting for an Uber at a Pittsburgh area Red Roof Inn, because the older girl "refused to do sex stuff," with a Monroeville man, authorities detail quoting witnessing in the court documents obtained by Daily V…
Three Dead, Dad-Son Duo Involved In One Of Two Deadly McKeesport Shootings: Authorities Three Dead, Dad-Son Duo Involved In One Of Two Deadly McKeesport Shootings: Authorities
Three Dead, Dad-Son Duo Involved In One Of Two Deadly McKeesport Shootings: Authorities Two separate shootings including one involving a father and son, left three people dead and one wounded as well as caused three area schools into lockdowns, Allegheny County officials announced on March 2, 2023.  McKeesport police were called to a report of gunfire near the 50 building of Crawford Village around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, according to the release.  Three men were found with gunshot wounds: 22-year-old Jerred Duncan of Turtle Creek was pronounced deceased on scene and 30-year-old Jordan Eubanksof McKeesport was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounce…
48K+ Doses Of Fentanyl Seized From NY, Philly Men At Pittsburgh Bus Terminal: AG 48K+ Doses Of Fentanyl Seized From NY, Philly Men At Pittsburgh Bus Terminal: AG
48K+ Doses Of Fentanyl Seized From NY, Philly Men At Pittsburgh Bus Terminal: AG More than 48,100 doses or 962 bricks of fentanyl valued at over $288,600 was seized in two drug raids made at the Pittsburgh bus terminal on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, according to a release the following afternoon by Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry. In the first seizure, a total of 495 bricks of fentanyl were taken from Abimelec Libran-Calcano who was traveling via bus from Philadelphia. A second seizure of 467 bricks of fentanyl was from Rafael Soto who was traveling via bus from New York City. The Bureau of Narcotics Investigation Region V and Drug Control agents, the Off…
Suspected ID'd After Officer Shot In Western PA, Police Say Suspected ID'd After Officer Shot In Western PA, Police Say
Suspected ID'd After Officer Shot In Western PA, Police Say A man is under police guard at a Pittsburgh area hospital after the officer he shot fired back at him on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, authorities say.  Allegheny County 9-1-1 was notified of shots fired in the area of Catherine and Savey streets around 12:18 a.m., Allegheny County Department of Police Superintendent Christopher Kearns details in a release approximately 12 hours later.  "A Duquesne police officer responded to the area. When the officer arrived, he was immediately met by gunfire before exiting his vehicle. The officer returned fire striking the suspect in…
Child Rapists, Abusive Dads, Deviant Boyfriends Wanted For Sex Offender Violations Across PA Child Rapists, Abusive Dads, Deviant Boyfriends Wanted For Sex Offender Violations Across PA
Child Rapists, Abusive Dads, Deviant Boyfriends Wanted For Sex Offender Violations Across PA Eight men who committed sex crimes are wanted for Megan's Law violations in Pennsylvania, authorities announced on Friday, February 17, 2023.  Daily Voice has obtained court records and documents, as well as gathered details about the absconders so you can have a full picture of why it is so important to find them. Donald Troutman.Harrisburg Bureau of Police Donald Troutman, 51, of Allegheny County, was found guilty of multiple counts of incest and rape in 2007. He was released after serving 1,106 days or 36 months of a 60-120 month sentence in 2010, court records show. He has not regis…
Woman, Child Shot Dead In Barricaded PA Apartment, Police Say Woman, Child Shot Dead In Barricaded PA Apartment, Police Say
Woman, Child Shot Dead In Barricaded PA Apartment, Police Say A woman and a child were found shot dead inside a barricaded apartment in western Pennsylvania on Wednesday, February 15, authorities say. Swissvale officers were called to help medics get into the apartment in the 7800 block of Sailor Place shortly before 10:15 a.m., Allegheny County police said in a statement. "First responders found an adult female victim deceased from a gunshot wound and a female child deceased from a gunshot wound. Preliminary investigation shows this was a double homicide," county police said in the statement. The victims have not yet been identified. County homicid…
5 Jehovah's Witnesses Sexually Abused Child Family Members, PA AG Says 5 Jehovah's Witnesses Sexually Abused Child Family Members, PA AG Says
5 Jehovah's Witnesses Sexually Abused Child Family Members, PA AG Says Five additional members of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Pennsylvania are now facing multiple charges after allegedly sexually abusing children, Pennsylvania’s Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry announced at a press conference on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.  All of the men, between the ages of 42-74, abused family members between the ages of 5 and 15, the AG says. The defendants are being prosecuted by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General for the following offenses: Marc Brown, 65, of Allegheny County, is alleged to have sexually abused two young sisters who were between the …
Pagans Motorcycle Gang's Meth Dealer Heads To Prison In Pennsylvania: USDOJ Pagans Motorcycle Gang's Meth Dealer Heads To Prison In Pennsylvania: USDOJ
Pagans Motorcycle Gang's Meth Dealer Heads To Prison In Pennsylvania: Usdoj A man who was known as a methamphetamine dealer for the Pagan's Motorcycle Club has admitted to violating federal narcotics trafficking laws and has been sentenced for his crimes according to a release by the US Department of Justice on Monday, January 23, 2023. Joshua Birrell, 40, formerly of Latrobe, was sentenced to five years of imprisonment followed by four years of supervised release by United States District Judge Robert J. Colville on Jan. 11, 2023. During the hearing, the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, told the Cour…
Millions Donated To Damar Hamlin's PA Children's Charity Hours After Cardiac Arrest Collapse Millions Donated To Damar Hamlin's PA Children's Charity Hours After Cardiac Arrest Collapse
Millions Donated To Damar Hamlin's PA Children's Charity Hours After Cardiac Arrest Collapse What started as a thoughtful gesture to raise money for toys in Damar Hamlin's Pennsylvania hometown has turned into a multi-million dollar windfall following the football player's sudden, scary collapse on the field on Monday. The nation is rallying around Hamlin’s GoFundMe campaign that was originally designed to raise $2,500 “to use as a vehicle to bring lasting impact to his community (through) toy drives, back-to-school drives, kids camps, and more.” Hamlin spent weeks raising cash for The Chasing M's Foundation Community Toy Drive, but after he went into cardiac arrest while playin…
Police Chief Killed By Suspected Carjacker In PA Exactly Four Years After Being Sworn In Police Chief Killed By Suspected Carjacker In PA Exactly Four Years After Being Sworn In
Police Chief Killed By Suspected Carjacker In PA Exactly Four Years After Being Sworn In A Pennsylvania police chief was fatally shot by a suspect who late was killed by officers exactly four years after being sworn in as chief. Brackenridge Police Chief Justin McIntire — who was sworn into his role on Jan. 2, 2019 — was killed in the line of duty Jan. 2, 2023, officials confirm. He was allegedly shot by a suspected carjacker identified as 28-year-old Aaron Lamont Swan near the the 800 block of Sixth Avenue shortly after 4 p.m., local police said. Swan fled in a vehicle then crashed, and ran into a wooded area toward a housing development, Allegheny County Police Superintende…
Drag Show Fundraiser Set For Pittsburgh Controller Hopeful — And It's Family Friendly Drag Show Fundraiser Set For Pittsburgh Controller Hopeful — And It's Family Friendly
Drag Show Fundraiser Set For Pittsburgh Controller Hopeful — And It's Family Friendly A "family-friendly" drag show has been announced as a fundraiser for Rachel Heisler's campaign for Pittsburgh City Controller. The current Deputy Controller announced her candidacy for City Controller on Dec. 7, as her boss, Michael Lamb is stepping down to run for Allegheny County Auditor General.  Earlier today, I announced my campaign for City Controller here in Pittsburgh.  I am a problem solver and have devoted much of my professional life to good government and sustainable fiscal policy. pic.twitter.com/95jfpm6yrx — Rachael Heisler (@rachaelheisler) December 7, 2022 The "Donuts &…
Drunk Man Steals Ambulance Leading Pennsylvania State Police On Pursuit Across Two Counties Drunk Man Steals Ambulance Leading Pennsylvania State Police On Pursuit Across Two Counties
Drunk Man Steals Ambulance Leading Pennsylvania State Police On Pursuit Across Two Counties A drunk man hopped into an ambulance and seemingly went joyriding when medics were treating a patient on Friday, Dec. 9, authorities say. 32-year-old Vincent Scrbacic of Irondale, Ohio, stole the while it was parked in the 200 block of West Sycamore Street in Mount Washington just before 4:30 a.m., according to Pennsylvania state police and Pittsburgh Public Safety. Pittsburgh and Allegheny County police pursued him along I-376 into Robinson Township, then state police took over as he sped into Beaver County, authorities explained to Daily Voice.  Spike strips were used and the f…
Fiery Crash Leaves One Dead, Three Hurt Near FBI In Pittsburgh Following Police Pursuit Fiery Crash Leaves One Dead, Three Hurt Near FBI In Pittsburgh Following Police Pursuit
Fiery Crash Leaves One Dead, Three Hurt Near FBI In Pittsburgh Following Police Pursuit One person has died and at least three others were hurt following a fiery crash in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Nov. 17, according to multiple media outlets and Pittsburgh public safety. The chase led police across Allegheny County starting in  McKeesport and ending in Pittsburgh’s South Side Flats neighborhood, reports WPXI.  The crash and blaze had Pittsburgh emergency crews working in the 3300 block of East Carson Street starting  8:30 p.m. lasting for several hours and closing the roadway between South 33rd Street and Becks Run Road, reports WTAE.  Pittsburgh Publi…