Friday, May 17, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving—at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. However, officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. We asked Forest Hills, Regent Square, Swissvale and Edgewood residents on Facebook what they thought of the recommendation and the reaction was mixed. "May 14, 2013, was the 25th …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wilkinsburg District Judge Kim Hoots heard several cases on May 9.
Wilkinsburg District Judge Kim Hoots heard the following cases on May 9: Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Police reports from May 2 to 9.
The following incidents were reported to the Edgewood Police Department: May 5 May 6 May 7 May 9 Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Here are the Forest Hills police reports for April 3 to 10.
A 14-year-old girl was injured in Forest Hills after crashing her bike into a parked car last week. According to police, the girl was riding her bike down Overdale Road on May 4 and lost control. After hitting the back of a parked vehicle, she flipped over the trunk and smashed into the back window. The girl was taken to Children's Hospital with severe cuts on her face. The following incidents also were reported to the Forest Hills Police Department: May 4 Police were called to Atlantic Avenue after reports of a loud party at 2 a.m. Several people fled from the area. Police searched the area and arrested seven people for underage drinking. All were charged with disorderly conduct. May 6 A Bryn Mawr Road resident reported a missing dog. The…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Forest Hills Judge Thomas Caulfield heard three cases last week.
Forest Hills District Judge heard the following cases on May 8: Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Friday, May 10, 2013
A 15-year-old has been missing since Thursday.
Wilkinsburg Police are searching for a missing 15-year-old, according to WPXI. Kayla Cohen last was seen Thursday morning at her Hill Avenue home. According to police, Kayla called her stepfather at 4 p.m. and said she had to stay after school at City High School. However, police report that Kayla had not attended school. The teen is 5'4 and weighs 120 pounds. She has black hair, brown eyes, and she wears glasses. She was last seen wearing a gray sweater and black pants. Anyone with information should call the Wilkinsburg Police Department at 412-244-2913 or 412-244-2950. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Alberta Slaczka, 67, has died after being hit by a school bus last week.
A woman who was hit by a school bus in Forest Hills last week has died, according to WTAE. Alberta Slaczka, 67, of Wilkins underwent surgery at UPMC Mercy for a broken hip and broken ribs following the May 1 accident on Greensburg Pike. Ernest Brevard, 71, is accused of hitting Slaczka with his bus and leaving the scene of the accident. According to court documents, he faces charges of accidents involving death or personal injury, immediate notice of accident to police, false reports, careless driving, reckless driving and failure to stop at a stop sign. Allegheny County police filed the charges. His preliminary hearing before Forest Hills District Judge Thomas Caulfield was scheduled for today. The rescheduled date is unknown at this time…
Here are the Edgewood police reports for April 26 to May 2.
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Wilkinsburg District Judge Kim Hoots heard several cases last week.
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Monday, May 6, 2013
Tyron David Manns, 23, of East Pittsburgh will have a hearing in county common pleas court.
A man accused of firing shots at the Edgewood Towne Centre will face a county judge in common pleas court. Last week, Tyron David Manns, 23, of East Pittsburgh was held for court on charges of firearms not to be carried without a license, aggravated assault and two counts of recklessly endangering another person. Two counts of recklessly endangering another person were withdrawn. Manns is accused of being involved in a shoot out at the shopping center in March. Three people were injured. Allegheny County police filed the charges. The case went before Wilkinsburg District Justice Kim Hoots. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.