Monday, May 20, 2013
Check here frequently for news and opinions on the second-round series.
The Pittsburgh Penguins' journey to a possible fourth Stanley Cup title and second in the past five years began with an NHL playoffs game on May 1 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Now, the Penguins need 12 more postseason wins this year in order to raise the cup, including four against their second-round opponent—the Ottawa Senators. Second-Round Schedule Tuesday, May 14 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 (Recap | Box Score) Friday, May 17 - Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 (Recap | Box Score) Sunday, May 19 - Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1 (OT) - 7:30 p.m. (Recap | Box Score) Wednesday, May 22 - Pittsburgh at Ottawa - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Friday, May 24 - Ottawa at Pittsburgh - 7:30 p.m. (TV: NBC Sports Network) Sunday, May 26 - Pittsburgh at …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Fans are encouraged to bring video cameras or cellphones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the winner of a dance contest.
Allegheny County officials will host a rally in anticipation of the Pittsburgh Penguins' second-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the Ottawa Senators. The rally will take place at noon on Tuesday, May 14, in the the county courthouse courtyard located at 437 Grant St. in downtown Pittsburgh. WDVE's Val Porter will emcee the rally, which will feature the following five contests for Penguins fans: Winners of the costume, cheer, banner/sign and dance contests will be determined by audience vote. Prizes include rounds of golf for four at a county golf course, day passes to a county pool, Penguins shirts and rally towels. Fans are encouraged to bring video cameras or cellphones to film a Penguins version of the Harlem Shake led by the …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
William Murphy III remains in jail and charged with an array of offenses.
William Joseph Murphy III, who has been charged with multiple counts of burglary, criminal trespassing, theft and receiving stolen property stemming from late 2012 and early 2013 incidents, is facing a non-jury trial that starts on May 16, according to an online docket sheet. The alleged south Baldwin Borough burglar remains in the Allegheny County Jail on $50,000 bail. Officers from multiple police departments detained Murphy at a Blossom Drive home on Jan. 4 as part of a burglary investigation in the area, according to Baldwin police Chief Michael Scott. The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch captured the detainment on video. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Three felony counts for intent to deliver were withdrawn.
A Whitehall Borough teenager pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors but avoided three felony drug charges as the result of his April 24 non-jury trial at the Allegheny County Courthouse, according to an online docket sheet. Ryan Christopher Brooks, 18, of 3197 Bel Air Dr., pleaded guilty before Judge Anthony M. Mariani to two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of making repairs, selling or otherwise dealing in, using or possessing an offensive weapon. Meantime, Brooks' felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver were withdrawn. The guilty plea is labeled as "negotiated" on the docket sheet. Brooks was sentenced to complete one year of probation for both drug misdemeanors and three …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fans from Baldwin and Whitehall are invited to an 'Annihilate the Islanders Rally' in downtown Pittsburgh.
Allegheny County officials are planning an "Annihilate the Islanders Rally" on Wednesday, May 1, before the Pittsburgh Penguins' first 2013 playoffs game. The rally begins at noon in the county courthouse courtyard and includes giveaways from the Penguins and Turner Dairy and an appearance from Iceburgh. Val Porter from WDVE will host the event, and The Kardasz Brothers will perform live music. A best-of-seven, first-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the New York Islanders begins that night at 7:30 at CONSOL Energy Center. The Pens won a regular-season series with the Islanders this year, 4-1. Share your Penguins pride! Upload photos of your Pens gear in the media box above. How do you think the Pens will do in the playoffs this …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The treasurer's office will stay open late on April 30.
Allegheny County Treasurer John K. Weinstein issued an important reminder on Wednesday to county taxpayers of upcoming due dates for 2013 property taxes. "For the second year in a row, the due dates for county taxes had to be adjusted," Weinstein said. "I am certain that many taxpayers may not remember that their county property taxes are coming due by month's end. "In order to save the 2-percent tax discount, taxes must be paid in full and received or postmarked by April 30, 2013." On April 30, the county treasurer's office (in Room 108 of the Allegheny County Courthouse) will be open until 7:30 p.m. in order to collect taxes at the 2-percent discount. Other methods to pay county property taxes include paying in person on other weekdays …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The alleged south Baldwin burglar remains in jail and charged with an array of offenses.
A pretrial conference awaits William Joseph Murphy III, the alleged south Baldwin Borough burglar who remains in the Allegheny County Jail, according to an online docket sheet. Murphy, who has been charged with multiple counts of burglary, criminal trespassing, theft and receiving stolen property stemming from late 2012 and early 2013 incidents, will have a pretrial conference at the Allegheny County Courthouse on April 26—the result of his March 18 formal arraignment. Officers from multiple police departments detained Murphy at a Blossom Drive home on Jan. 4 as part of a burglary investigation in the area, according to Baldwin police Chief Michael Scott. The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch captured the detainment on video. --- Follow the Baldwin…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Meantime, a suspect involved in the February incident remains in jail.
The suspect who allegedly shut a door on Baldwin Borough police officers, leading to one officer's rifle going off and firing two shots into a police sergeant's back, remains in the Allegheny County Jail after waiving his preliminary hearing last week, according to an online docket sheet. Meantime, Baldwin Mayor Alexander R. Bennett Jr. is reviewing an internal investigation of the incident that included a firearms review, interviews with police officers and an Allegheny County police investigation, to determine if any action should be taken on his part, according to a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review report. The county police's investigation determined that there was no criminal negligence by Baldwin police, the newspaper reported. Police were …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Joseph Manning faces the charge after his wife was found dead inside of their home by police.
UPDATE (April 25, 2013): Manning's plea hearing has been continued to Sept. 23. UPDATE: Manning is scheduled for a plea hearing at the Allegheny County Courthouse on April 25, 2013, according to an online court document. UPDATE: Manning is scheduled for a pretrial conference at the county courthouse on March 15, 2013, according to an online court document. ... Joseph R. Manning, 75, of 1146 Brant Dr. in Whitehall Borough, is facing a criminal homicide charge after an incident at Manning's home on March 31, 2012. Whitehall police were called to Manning's residence along Brant Drive at around 3:30 p.m. that day, WPXI reported. Brant Drive sits just off of Teal Drive near Streets Run Road and the Route 51 Eat'n Park. That's where officers …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
And 16 other updates from Judge Bova's Wallace Building office.
The following results are from recent hearings held in the Wallace Building office of Magistrate John N. Bova of District Court 05-2-18: --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.