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  1. Man admits torching McKeesport home, killing 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 |

    Ryan Williams pleaded guilty to murder and arson charges on Thursday. In return, prosecutors in Allegheny County agreed not to seek the death penalty.


  2. Pa. lawmaker charged in illegal gambling probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 |

    The owner of Chick's Grill was new in town and skeptical about Ronald "Porky" Melocchi's entreaties to install his illegal video gambling machines in his restaurant in a rough-and-tumble town outside Pittsburgh, and that's when Melocchi allegedly brought in state Rep. Marc Gergely. Gergely, part of Melocchi's "super PAC" of marketing heavy hitters, explained to the restaurateur that he "probably would not make it in McKeesport without the machines," according to a 25-page grand jury document that was unsealed Tuesday and accompanied six charges against Gergely.


  3. City councilman removed from office over '93 drug convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2016 |

    Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. asked a judge to remove Corey Sanders, who had pleaded no contest to charges he dealt crack cocaine and was sentenced to six to 15 years in prison. Zappala has said voters should choose their representatives but the law required him to request the removal granted Wednesday.


  4. 1 dead, 1 hurt in ambush on parked vehicle in PennsylvaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2016 |

    Police have been searching for at least one shooter after one man was killed and another wounded in a parked vehicle in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Allegheny County medical examiner says 24-year-old Eric Johnson, of McKeesport, was killed in the driver's seat of a Jeep parked in an alley.


  5. Pa. councilman can't take office because of old drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 |

    A newly-elected city councilman in western Pennsylvania has been barred from taking office because of a drug conviction from 23 years ago. McKeesport Councilman-elect Corey Sanders pleaded no contest to two felony drug counts in 1993.


  6. AG: Counselor billed insurance $600K for fake office visitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2015 |

    The state attorney general says a western Pennsylvania family counselor billed an insurance company more than $600,000 for sessions that never occurred. Investigators announced insurance fraud and theft charges Wednesday against 33-year-old Lisa Wally, a McKeesport woman who practiced in Uniontown.


  7. Cops: Mother of 8 shot after argument over money for diapersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2015 |

    A single mother of eight young children was shot to death by an ex-boyfriend during an argument over money for diapers and baby wipes, police said in a criminal complaint. Markese Reese, 20, of Penn Hills, was arrested late Tuesday and jailed without bond on a charge of criminal homicide in the death of 28-year-old Marqua Wilson, of Pittsburgh. 1 comment

  8. Pa. driver shot in head, crashedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 |

    Police believe a 73-year-old man who crashed his vehicle and later died after being shot in the head is an innocent victim caught in the crossfire between two cars at a crime-ridden western Pennsylvania housing project. The victim, James Ponzo, of Glassport, died of the gunshot which was discovered when his vehicle crashed into another just before 3 p.m. Wednesday in McKeesport. 10 comments

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