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Magnitude-6.4 earthquake shocks Taiwan

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook southern Taiwan early Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said.

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:51:29 GMT

McKeesport councilman-elect predicts 'surprises' in efforts to win pardon

A would-be McKeesport councilman is continuing to fight on two fronts to take office, despite the district attorney's office position that he's disqualified from holding the post because of his conviction years ago.

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:29:50 GMT

FBI 'monitoring' police shooting of man who stabbed K-9 in Wilkinsburg

The use of deadly force against Bruce Kelley Jr. is being investigated by the district attorney. Surveillance video shows Kelley's confrontation with police in a busway parking lot.

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:17:39 GMT

Owner of badly emaciated dog described as 'fur on top of a skeleton' charged

"I was literally holding a skeleton," says a Pittsburgh police officer who found Effie the pit bull. Doctors said she was severely underweight and near death.

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:01:36 GMT

Police: Wilmerding man accused of raping woman at gunpoint is still at large

Allegheny County police are trying to find a man who they say is wanted in one rape and is a person of interest in several others in the Wilmerding area.

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:59:05 GMT

Western PA Humane Society director quits amid breeder controversy

The director of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society had been on paid leave following a petition calling for her removal amid a controversy over her alleged purchase of a dog.

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:56:51 GMT

Court won't reinstate Pa. attorney general's license

The court's unanimous rejection Friday could pave the way for a vote in the Senate on whether to remove Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general from office.

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:47:30 GMT

PA Dept of Health issues new health alert on Zika Virus

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is increasing its efforts to monitor and identify potential Zika virus cases in the commonwealth. No cases of Zika virus have been reported in Pennsylvania. Testing of individuals who have travelled to affected areas and have experienced symptoms is ongoing.

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:52:00 GMT

Police: Woman charged with vehicular homicide in Route 28 crash says kids distracted her

An SUV driven by a young mother with two kids slams into a car pulled over at the berm, police say. One person is badly injured and later dies.

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:14:56 GMT

Fire tears through several cars in South Side Slopes

A Pittsburgh police officer on patrol spots three vehicles burning outside an automotive business Friday morning. Another four cars are found on fire in a lower lot.

Published: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:40:10 GMT