Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A suspect has been arrested.
Allegheny County police Lt. Andrew Schurman told WPXI that Baldwin Borough police found a 24-year-old man who was shot in the head at a home in the 3400 block of Brickley Drive in north Baldwin early on Tuesday morning. The man is expected to survive the shooting, and Schurman told the TV news station that police arrested a suspect in the incident at the same house where the shooting occurred. The suspect's identity has not been released, however. Brickley Drive sits near Elm Leaf Park and below Pleasantvue Drive. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Bethel Park police charged Frank Zahler, 70, with three felonies on Sunday.
Bethel Park police have charged a Castle Shannon Borough man with making terroristic threats, threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction and causing or risking a catastrophe following a bomb threat at South Hills Village Mall on Sunday. All of the charges against Frank Zahler, 70, are felonies. Zahler, who is accused of making a bomb threat at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at South Hills Village on Sunday night, blames his arrest on "hoity, toity kids," according to The Associated Press. Police say that Zahler asked some other customers at Barnes & Noble to watch his briefcase and joked that it contained some explosives relating to the Boston Marathon. The customers alerted the store's manager, who then called police. Police evacuated …
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 …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
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UPDATE: The Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School in Baldwin Township is closed for Wednesday, according to its Facebook page. UPDATE: All Community College of Allegheny County locations will have a 10 a.m. start, according to the college's website. UPDATE: North Zion Pre-school in Baldwin Borough will have a 10:30 a.m. start, a representative there confirmed. UPDATE: Good Shepherd Christian Preschool in Whitehall Borough will have a 10 a.m. start, according to WPXI. Baldwin-Whitehall School District Superintendent Dr. Randal A. Lutz has declared a two-hour delay for all district schools for Wednesday, March 6. The B-W area, like most of the Pittsburgh region, was hit by heavy snowfall overnight. And according to KDKA, so …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The 73-year-old is a Brentwood Borough resident.
William Scherz, a Baldwin-Whitehall School District bus driver, is accused of driving to Elizabeth Township to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, according to a WPXI report. Scherz, 73, of Brentwood Borough, was taken to the Allegheny County Jail on charges of corruption of minors, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and statutory sexual assault, among others. He eventually made bail, was released and is scheduled to appear at District Magistrate Beth Scagline Mills' Route 51 office on Jan. 28 (UPDATE: continued to Feb. 25 and then to March 18). WPXI's report states, "According to police, Scherz was off duty on Jan. 22 when he drove to Elizabeth Township and had sex with the 10th-grade boy." Police found Scherz's false teeth on the boy's …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The North Huntingdon man had a fight with his girlfriend in the Strip District and then vanished.
Jacob "Jake" Lipp, 27, did what many young adults do on the weekend—head to Pittsburgh's Strip District for the night life. Lipp left his home in North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, at about 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, and ended up with his girlfriend at the Static bar on Smallman Street. The couple left the bar and then had an argument in the early morning hours of Dec. 16. The girlfriend drove off, leaving Lipp in the parking lot. He walked in the opposite direction, back toward the bar. She circled the block and went back, but Lipp was already gone. He was last seen at about 3 a.m. in the parking lot outside of the McDonald's restaurant at 1630 Penn Ave. in the Strip District, about two blocks from where his …
Monday, January 28, 2013
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Latest updates in bold. ... Icy conditions are likely to blame for delays to the start of classes at schools in and near the Baldwin-Whitehall area on Monday, Jan. 28. In addition to a two-hour delay for all Baldwin-Whitehall School District schools for Monday, the Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School, in Baldwin Township, will also have a two-hour delay. And according to WPXI, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic School, in Baldwin Borough, and St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School, in Whitehall Borough, will also have two-hour delays. Good Shepherd Christian Preschool, in Whitehall, will have a 10 a.m. start, according to WPXI, and classes at all Community College of Allegheny County locations will start at …
Friday, January 25, 2013
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Latest updates in bold. ... A heavy snow forecast has caused the cancellation of ALL after-school events at school buildings in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District today, Friday, Jan. 25, INCLUDING the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association concert at Baldwin High School. Also, students will be dismissed early in the B-W School District, according to the district website, "in an effort to get all students home safely and on time." Baldwin High will begin dismissal for all bus riders at 2:10 p.m. Dismissal at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School, in Whitehall Borough, will begin at about 2:20 p.m. J.E. Harrison Middle School will begin dismissal at 2:45 p.m., and the district's elementary schools will begin dismissal at …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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Updates in bold. ... Baldwin-Whitehall School District students won't be the only ones experiencing school delays during Wednesday's expected cold temperatures. To go along with another two-hour delay for that district's schools, students at Baldwin Township's Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School will also have a two-hour delay on Wednesday. And according to WTAE, Baldwin Community United Methodist Pre-school, in Whitehall Borough, will have a 9:45 a.m. start on Wednesday. Check back at this article's address for any updates. According to KDKA, Whitehall's Wesley Spectrum Highland Services and St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School and Baldwin Borough's Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic School will have a two…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Frigid temperatures are expected to smack the South Hills.
Updates in bold. ... Baldwin-Whitehall School District students won't be the only ones affected by cold temperatures on Tuesday. To go along with a two-hour delay for that district's schools, students at Whitehall Borough's St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin School will also have a two-hour delay on Tuesday, according to WPXI, as will Baldwin Township's Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School. Whitehall's Good Shepherd Christian Preschool will have a 10 a.m. start, according to WPXI. Wesley Spectrum Highland Services, also in Whitehall, will also have a two-hour delay on Tuesday, according to KDKA. Baldwin Community United Methodist Pre-school, in Whitehall, will have a 9:45 a.m. start on Tuesday, according to KDKA. Saint …