Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A 19-month-old was shot and killed on Tuesday.
Pittsburgh police are investigating a triple shooting in the East Hills. On Tuesday, Zone 5 officers responded to a 911 call for someone shot in the 2300 block of East Hills Drive just after 7:30 p.m. On arrival, police found two females—ages 19 and 20—and a 19-month-old toddler had been shot. The female victims were take to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and the toddler to UPMC Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. According to police, the 19-year-old underwent surgery for her wounds and is listed in serious but stable condition. The 20-year-old was shot in the back and chest. She is in critical condition. Homicide detectives reported that the two women and toddler were attending some sort of picnic/cookout in a …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
See who won the Democratic nomination during Tuesday's primary.
A newcomer, two incumbents and a former councilman/mayor will appear on the ballot for Swissvale Council in November. During Tuesday's primary, newcomer Julie Grose, incumbent David Petrarca, former councilman/mayor Martin Busch and incumbent Michele Kotula Stanton received the Democratic nomination with 420, 413, 378 and 363 votes, respectively. No one is running on the Republican ticket. Incumbents Darrell Bell Sr. and Mike Epitropoulos did not receive enough votes to appear on the general election ballot. For more results, click here. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Mike Belmonte and Fred Kuhn earned both party's nominations for two seats each. See who else is in the running.
Two candidates for Woodland Hills School Board each have won both parties' nomination for two seats. During Tuesday's primary election, Mike Belmonte won the Republican and Democratic nominations for a four-year at-large term and a four-year term in Region 3. He beat out several candidates, including incumbents Colleen Filiak and Jeff Hanchett. Incumbent Fred Kuhn also won the Democratic and Republican nominations for an two-year at-large term and a two-year term in Region 2. Kuhn also will appear on the ballot as a Republican for a chance at a four-year Region 2 term. He will be facing Jon Coulter, who won the Democratic nomination. Click here for results. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
William Peduto will be the Democratic candidate for Pittsburgh mayor in the fall general election.
Bill Peduto will be the Democratic candidate for Pittsburgh mayor in the fall general election after defeating Jack Wagner. Peduto garnered 52 percent of the Democratic votes to Wagner's 40 percent. The two were predicted to be the Democratic front runners in the race. To see Peduto's victory speech on WPXI-TV, click here. Also running were Democrats Jake Wheatley, who captured 8 percent of the Democratic votes and A.J. Richardson, who got 1 percent. The unofficial vote tallies are: Results will not be official until they are certified by the Allegheny County Division of Elections. For complete results, click here. Josh Wander ran unopposed on the Republican ticket.
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Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Residents in Forest Hills, Regent Square, Edgewood and Swissvale, and people across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide tornado in Oklahoma. At least 24 people have died, more than 200 have been injured and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. If you know of someone from the Forest Hills area that was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch Editor Heidi Dezayas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Here are the Edgewood police reports for May 10 to 16.
A 15-year-old riding a bicycle was hit by a motorist in Edgewood last week. On May 16, Edgewood police received reports that a motorist making a left turn into the borough building parking lot hit the teen, who was taken to Children's Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. As of Monday, the car's driver had not been charged with anything. Reminder, May is National Bike Month. For links to advocacy organizations, click here. The following incidents also were reported to Edgewood police: May 11 May 13 May 15 Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
District Judge Thomas Caulfield heard several DUI cases last week.
Forest Hills District Justice Thomas Caulfield heard the following cases on May 15: Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
The talent show will be held on Thursday, May 23.
Fairless Elementary School students will be showing off their talents and raising money for a good cause this week. This year's year-end talent show—with a Candyland theme—will be held on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but students will be collecting donations for the Animal Rescue League. The school is located at 531 Jones Ave. in North Braddock. Break a leg, kids! Parents, take your cameras and share photos/videos with Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch by uploading them into our gallery. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
The program runs through June 30.
The Wilkinsburg School District is offering a tax ‘Amnesty Program’ for delinquent real estate taxes. The amnesty program will waive the 10 percent tax penalty, 100 percent of the accrued interest, and 50 percent of the outstanding attorney fees when the delinquent real estate tax, remaining attorney fees and previously incurred costs are paid in full. The program will end June 30. During the amnesty period, payment programs are not permitted for parcels that wish to take advantage of the amnesty waiver. Parcels currently engaged in a payment program can be granted amnesty for unpaid penalty, interest, and half the outstanding attorney fees when the delinquent real estate tax, remaining half of the attorney fees, and previously incurred …