Monday, April 8, 2013
Two teens were taken to Children's Hospital on Friday after an incident near the East Busway.
The Port Authority Police is investigating after two teens fell or jumped from a railroad bridge near the Easy Busway in Wilkinsburg on Friday. According to WPXI, the teens suffered multiple leg and internal injuries when they fell from the bridge onto Wood Street. They said they were running away from a a light-skinned black man in his 20s who had a gun. According to WPXI, the teens described the man as been 6 feet tall and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. For more, click here. ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
The Landmarks Housing Resource Center in Wilkinsburg offers free ongoing workshops and seminars.
The Landmarks Housing Resource Center in Wilkinsburg has released its free ongoing workshops and seminars on home ownership and financing, restoration, do-it-yourself work, and other house repair and maintenance topics for April. Building Interior Walls Saturday, April 13, 2013 10 a.m.—11:30 a.m. If you are adding some walls in the basement or re-thinking a space, please attend this workshop. Stephen Shelton of Shelton Masonry + Contracting will cover things you need to know about building interior walls. Green and Sustainable Building Materials Saturday, April 20, 2013 10 a.m.—11:30 a.m. Concerned about what materials you’re putting into your largest investment? Ian Miller of Artemis Environmental will present time tested and leading …
Friday, March 29, 2013
A Hill District man was arrested in Wilkinsburg Thursday.
A man from the Hill District accused of shooting and killing a man in McKeesport earlier this year was found in a Wilkinsburg basement on Thursday. Homicide suspect Mark Leonard, 32, was found hiding in the basement of a residence in the 1200 block of Morrow Street at approximately 9:40 a.m. According to a press release from the U.S. Marshals, he was found trying to secrete himself above furnace duct work in an attempt to get away from police. U.S. Marshals found him and arrested him. Wilkinsburg police officers assisted. Allegheny County Police charged Leonard with criminal homicide and several firearms offenses for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 11 shooting death of Jayemond Bailey inside the Street Stars Bar in McKeesport. …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wilkinsburg District Justice Kim Hoots heard the following case last week.
A Wilkinsburg woman will face several charges in common pleas court after being accused of setting up a robbery. Cheena Lanee Bruce, 23, was held for court on charges of aggravated assault, robbery, conspiracy and recklessly endangering another person. Bruce's case went before Wilkinsburg District Justice Kim Hoots last week. Wilkinsburg police filed the charges after a Jan. 10 incident in which Bruce is accused of being involved in setting up a robbery. According to police, Bruce met up with a man at a bus stop. The man then was assaulted by a black male who had a handgun. ________________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter. | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.
Monday, March 25, 2013
The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation will visit the liquor license referendum in 2015.
The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation led a campaign to get a referendum on the April 24 primary election ballot that would allow restaurants to apply for liquor licenses from Pennsylvania, but fell short of the 2,010 signatures that were required. During a three-week collection period, 15 local businesses and 19 volunteer residents were able to collect 844 signatures from registered voters and spread awareness. Salvatore’s, a local business in favor of the referendum, promoted the campaign by printing advertisements on receipts, putting up posters, and advertising on their digital sign along Penn Avenue. “I do not understand why people think that our community is different than Bloomfield, Shadyside or other areas that have …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
A group of residents is fighting to keep their neighborhood park after Wilkinsburg School Board petitions court to sell the property.
A group of residents is trying to save a bit of green space known as Green Street Park in Regent Square. Wilkinsburg School Board has petitioned Allegheny County Common Pleas Court to sell the Green Street playground and park at Green and Mifflin avenues for a townhouse development proposed by Akator. A group of residents objected to the petition and the court postponed the hearing until Monday, March 11. The neighborhood group and its lawyer prepared a formal objection to the sale at the hearing. The judge should have a ruling on the issue within the next week or two. The small, 100-year-old park has two heritage pin oak trees plus four linden trees, a swing set and basketball court, some seating, a non-functional sprinkler and some …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Here are some local job listings.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Forest Hills-Regent Square area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Customer Service Representative (Forest Hills) An insurance company in Forest Hills is seeking a customer service representative. Main responsibilities include taking incoming calls from clients regarding policies and assisting with inquiries and/or changes that must be made to their accounts. Tutor (15221 ZIP) Tutor needed for a 14-year-old who has Asperger's and needs help with math and science. Long-term Pet Boarding (Regent Square) A family moving to Regent Square needs someone to board their three dogs for two months until their house is finished. 4CDesignWorks Account Manager (…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Shaunta Wright will be sentenced on June 14.
Shaunta Monique Wright, 34, of 307 S. Trenton Avenue, Wilkinsburg, has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics laws. Wright waived prosecution by indictment and pleaded guilty to a one-count information before Chief U.S. District Judge Gary L. Lancaster. In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from in or around October 2011 until about June 9, 2012, Wright conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Lancaster scheduled sentencing for 11 a.m. June 14. The law provides for a total sentence of not less than five years and up to 40 years in prison, a fine of $5,000,000, or both. Under the federal sentencing guidelines, the …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
District Judge Thomas Caulfield also hears DUI and drug cases last week.
Michael Royster, 32, of Wilkinsburg waived his right to a preliminary hearing before District Judge Thomas Caulfield after being accused of making more than 25 calls to the office of District Judge Kim M. Hoots in Wilkinsburg on Jan. 26. According to a criminal complaint filed by Wilkinsburg police, Royster originally called the district court office to complain about being evicted from his residence. He had been advised several times on how to handle the eviction, the complaint stated. Royster is accused of later threatening the employees, judge and police in each of the calls he made. He faces a formal arraignment in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court at 11 a.m. April 16 on three counts of harassment-communicate lews, threatening, etc. …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Here are some local job listings.
Here are some of the latest job openings in and near the Forest Hills-Regent Square area. To see more information on each job, click on the links below. Business Manager (Wilkinsburg) Wilkinsburg School District is currently seeking applications for the Business Manager position. This position is accountable for administering all aspects of the business functions of the school district to ensure fiscal responsibility and integrity. A B.S. in Business Management/Finance is required, M.S. in Business Management or a Certified Public Accountant preferred. Experience in accounting and management is also required; school district business experience preferred. Crew Member at Wendy's (Edgewood) Wendy's is looking for candidates to work at the …