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The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office reported a 27-year-old man who was critically injured after being dragged by a vehicle his girlfriend was driving Friday in Cranberry Township has died. The office ruled the death of Ryan Minett of New Brighton a homicide. He died Saturday at ...
Dominic Anicola, 57, is charged with homicide in connection with Smith's death and is being held at the Allegheny County Jail, police said. West Homestead police and paramedics responded to the 300 block of West Seventh Street after receiving a call about an unconscious man. Anicola told police, ... murder

Dominick Anacola, 57, is charged with homicide and is being held at the Allegheny County Jail, police said. Just before 5 a.m. Saturday, West Homestead police and paramedics responded to the 300 block of West Seventh Street after receiving a call about an unconscious man. They found an ...
Banks served two weeks in the Allegheny County Jail before posting bond. During Thursday's trial, Banks said that his education only reaches 10th grade but he has recently began taking culinary and business classes at the Community College of Allegheny County. Howard also mentioned that Banks' ...
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald tells WESA's Kevin Gavin that dealing with the opioid crisis is taking away resources from other county services. ... the Human Services budget, our jail budget, our public safety budget that really gets impacted,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.
Dwinga was taken to the Allegheny County Jail. He is charged with homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, drug violations and traffic violations. Court records showed Dwinga had previously pleaded guilty and been sentenced to jail and probation for pinning a Port Authority Police officer with his ...

An attorney for correctional officers at the Allegheny County Jail on Tuesday called on county officials to hire 45 more officers to relieve what he characterized as chronic understaffing. “It has to be addressed,” Eric Stoltenberg, attorney for the Allegheny County Prison Employees Independent Union, told ...
A 24-year-old Westmoreland County man stole a EMS vehicle from Downtown Pittsburgh late Saturday night, then drove 10 miles before crashing into another vehicle in Forest Hills, according to police. Matthew King, of Smithton, is charged with multiple counts of driving under the influence, theft and ...
PITTSBURGH — An Allegheny County Jail inmate set fire to his own cell, injuring two correctional officers who extinguished the flames, Warden Orlando Harper said Thursday. Authorities charged inmate Andrew Powell, 29, with one count of causing or risking catastrophe, two counts of recklessly ...
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — An inmate is facing charges for starting a fire that sent two Allegheny County Jail employees to the hospital. Allegheny County Police say 29-year-old Andrew Powell is facing multiple charges in connection to the March 7 incident. A small, smoldering fire was started in an inmate's ...
An Allegheny County Jail inmate set fire to his own cell, injuring two correctional officers who extinguished the flames, Warden Orlando Harper said Thursday. Authorities charged inmate Andrew Powell, 29, with one count of causing or risking catastrophe, two counts of recklessly endangering ...
A 29-year-old inmate in the Allegheny County Jail has been charged with starting a fire in his cell that forced a partial evacuation Wednesday and sent two corrections officers to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Andrew Powell is charged with risking catastrophe, reckless endangerment, institutional ...
Watch Channel 11 News starting at 5 p.m. for updates to this breaking story. All 80 inmates in that pod were evacuated and corrections officers extinguished the fire before firefighters arrived. The jail is currently on lockdown as the pod is being ventilated. No inmates were injured. The hospitalized corrections officer is being ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities say a small fire believed to be due to contraband prompted evacuation of part of a western Pennsylvania county jail and sent two guards ... Allegheny County officials said the blaze at the county jail broke out at about 3:20 p.m. Wednesday within a cell and is "believed to have been started by ...
This isn't a whodunit,” said Sheets. Middlebrooks' family attended the proceedings with great interest, but refused comment. His attorney, meanwhile, says this about Middlebrooks: “He's been living everyday as a law abiding citizen for over a decade now. To suddenly find yourself back in jail, with no bond, ...
An Allegheny County Jail guard is in the hospital after a fire began in a cell on Wednesday, the county announced. The fire broke out in Pod 6D around 3:20 p.m., the county said, and is believed to have been started with contraband materials. Watch Channel 11 News starting at 5 p.m. for updates to this ...
Authorities say inmates at the Allegheny County Jail started a small fire Wednesday that injured two corrections officers who were taken to a hospital to be treated for symptoms of smoke inhalation. In a news release, county officials said the fire broke out about 3:20 p.m. in a cell in Pod 6D. It was “believed ...

Allegheny County and the city of Pittsburgh plan to sign on with one of the law firms at the center of massive litigation against companies that made or ... City public safety workers have been overwhelmed by overdoses, and county court dockets, human services caseloads and jail pods are dominated by ...
A former inmate in the Allegheny County Jail was charged with multiple counts of assault Monday in connection to an October tussle that injured five correctional officers. John W. Hirschfield, 34, of Scott Township, is accused of breaking one officer's hand, biting another and strangling a third during the Oct.
He thought that the emergency responders were directing him through a barricade and have men jump out of the way of his vehicle,” Chief Dunlevy said. Tipe was arrested and taken to the Allegheny County Jail. He has been charged with eight counts of recklessly endangering another person in addition ...
13 and charged in connection with the robbery. Following a preliminary hearing March 5 before Magisterial District Judge Eugene Riazzi, Payne-Stinson was ordered held for court pending formal arraignment April 19 in Allegheny County Court. He is currently being held in Allegheny County Jail in lieu of ...
The suit also states Quincy Deon Fuqua is currently incarcerated at the Allegheny County Jail. The plaintiff holds Quincy Deon Fuqua and David M. Fuqua responsible because Quincy Deon Fuqua allegedly negligently failed to follow the advice of previous medical providers by not seeking ... Allegheny County
In the past five months of last year, Allegheny County Jail detoxed 1,140 people from opioids, according to Laura Williams, the jail's deputy health services administrator. The jail has started connecting some of those inmates to providers who can give them medication-assisted treatment upon release — but ... Allegheny County
Middlebrooks was arrested Thursday night and taken to the Allegheny County Jail. Pittsburgh's Action News 4 reporter spoke with the Mena's mother, who said she feels that in some sense "justice has been served." She also said that her son lived a hard life "that he didn't have to." It is not clear what led to ... Allegheny County
The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court, alleges in February 2016 that Sommer Bernard, 39, of Brighton Heights, was released from the Allegheny County Jail to the custody of the county's Department of Human Services to be taken to a residential mental health facility. Instead, she was dropped her off at ... Allegheny County
In January, an airborne substance sickened 15 Allegheny County Jail employees who were searching an inmate's cell. Warden Orlando Harper said at the time that an informant told jail officials that inmates had smuggled in pieces of paper soaked in an unidentified illicit substance. Once dry, inmates ... Allegheny County
Allegheny County has paid a $35,000 settlement to parents who say a UPMC doctor misdiagnosed their infant son's bruises as abuse and not a medical ... The next day, the father turned himself in and spent one night in jail, and was released on bond with the condition he have no contact with either of his ... Allegheny County
Therapists who work with women in the Allegheny County Jail say a new strip-search policy threatens to derail their work and retraumatize inmates. Jail officials in January began strip searching inmates during every meeting with their attorneys in what appears to be an attempt to crack down on synthetic ... Allegheny County
By the time of the hearing, the DA's office had added counts of intimidation of a witness and stalking. Mr. Mowbray, who until then had only a single minor brush with the law in a low-level retail theft case, was taken into custody and held for a day at the Allegheny County Jail. Ms. Thompson bailed him out. Allegheny County
Jail Cell, Prompting Internal EvacuationThe Allegheny County Jail was put on lockdown and several inmates had to be evacuated from one of the pods after a fire broke out Wednesday afternoon. Travel Restrictions Planned For Pennsylvania SnowstormOfficials are announcing travel restrictions for a ... Allegheny County
This week, 6,090 people are in Philadelphia's jails, with about one out of every five inmates serving a sentence and the rest either awaiting trial or being held on some sort of detainer. ... The Allegheny County Jail population is usually around 2,200, a number Philadelphia can only dream about for now. Allegheny County
In addition, the AEP operates detention center school programs, and a school located within the Allegheny County Jail for juvenile offenders. This Long Term Substitute position will pay $150/day at the BS level and $170/day at the MS level, plus individual health benefits. This is an exciting opportunity to ... Allegheny County
Suspected shooter Dane James Taylor, 21, was discovered hiding in a North Braddock residence at 12:21 p.m. and will be held in the Allegheny County Jail, Allegheny County Police said. Keiauna Lynette Davis, 27, was shot and killed Thursday on Laketon Road while being robbed of her tax refund, ... Allegheny County
In the past five months of last year, Allegheny County Jail detoxed 1,140 people from opioids, according to Laura Williams, the jail's deputy health services administrator. The jail has started connecting some of those inmates to providers who can give them medication-assisted treatment upon release — but ... Allegheny County
In January, an airborne substance sickened 15 Allegheny County Jail employees who were searching an inmate's cell. Warden Orlando Harper said at the time that an informant told jail officials that inmates had smuggled in pieces of paper soaked in an unidentified illicit substance. Once dry, inmates ... Allegheny County
Therapists who work with women in the Allegheny County Jail say a new strip-search policy threatens to derail their work and retraumatize inmates. Jail officials in January began strip searching inmates during every meeting with their attorneys in what appears to be an attempt to crack down on synthetic ... Allegheny County
Allegheny County has paid a $4,000 settlement to the four children of a man who died after he spent 10 days in the Allegheny County Jail in 2014. Cynthia Jewett Whitlow filed the lawsuit in federal court in December 2016, two years after her father, Clarence Jewett, was found face down in his own vomit at ... Allegheny County
The Allegheny County Jail has met the standards of the American Correctional Association, and is once again an accredited facility, Warden Orlando Harper announced Thursday. ... “The Allegheny County Jail is only one of two county jails in Pennsylvania that has received this national accreditation.”. Allegheny County
Panelist Fred Thieman, a former U.S. Attorney and president emeritus of the Buhl Foundation, reiterated that 81 percent of the people in the Allegheny County Jail actually haven't been officially sentenced for their alleged crimes, compared to a national average of 62 percent. Of those 81 percent, most are ... Allegheny County
Allegheny County will pay $32,000 to one of the victims of a jail guard convicted of official oppression, according to online county documents. Two female inmates at the Allegheny County Jail accused former jail guard Joshua Reber, 36, of sexually assaulting them in 2015. They testified that Mr. Reber ... Allegheny County
According to the criminal complaint against her, Busia exchanged more than 90 phone calls with her boyfriend, Danny Vasalech, at the Allegheny County Jail where he is awaiting trial on charges including rape, child rape and aggravated assault. His bail was set at $250,000 for each of his two active cases ... Allegheny County
Teams from nine different Pennsylvania prisons helped conduct a two-day, top-to-bottom sweep of the Allegheny County Jail to search for contraband this week after multiple jail guards were sickened and three food-service contractors were arrested. Allegheny County officials had requested the help from ... Allegheny County
“We were pleased to assist Allegheny County with contraband detection in its facility and we commend the professionalism of the Allegheny County Jail administration and staff,” said corrections secretary John Wetzel. “Governor Wolf has made battling the opioid crisis a top priority and the DOC is working ... Allegheny County
A mandate requiring Allegheny County Jail employees to wear face masks after more than a dozen fell ill last week was lifted Thursday, jail officials said. Fifteen employees were sickened while searching three different areas of the jail. All were cleared and discharged from the hospital, but Warden Orlando ... Allegheny County
Department of Corrections officers caught an Allegheny County Jail inmate with a bladed shank hidden in his mattress this week, according to court documents. Terrell Lineberg, 29, is charged with possessing an instrument of crime and possessing a weapon or implement for escape. During a search of ... Allegheny County
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than one third of transgender people held in prisons and jails experience sexual violence, the highest ... Williams claims that she was repeatedly physically and sexually assaulted during stays in the Allegheny County Jail because the staff refused to place ... Allegheny County
A 29-year-old inmate in the Allegheny County Jail faces criminal charges after state employees found a shank hidden in his mattress during a top-to-bottom search of the jail Tuesday, ... “The DOC routinely sends such rapid-response search teams to assist county jails as requested,” Ms. Worden said. Allegheny County
A former Allegheny County Jail guard has filed sexual harassment allegations against a onetime supervisor who himself has a pending suit alleging he was unfairly discharged after two other women filed complaints against him. Tanisha Ramsey, who was terminated in 2016, sued the county in U.S. District ... Allegheny County
A search of the Allegheny County Jail was done Tuesday, Allegheny County spokeswoman Amie Downs confirmed. State employees assisted in the operation. Sources told the Post-Gazette that 30 or more dogs were used to search all jail employees, including civilian vendors, and every inmate pod, floor ... Allegheny County
Allegheny County officials need to take a closer look at contractors providing services at the jail and at the people their vendors employ, at least those with the potential to smuggle in contraband. This is would be a prudent step in any event but a necessary one after 15 corrections officers and other jail ... Allegheny County


 

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