Posts tagged ‘Pennsylvania’

Wave Of Heroin Deaths In Pittsburgh Continues


CBS Pittsburgh

UPDATED: 01/27/14 6:01 p.m.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – At least 22 people in Western Pennsylvania, including 15 in Allegheny County have now been killed by a deadly mix of heroin and the narcotic Fentanyl.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane made that announcement Monday.

Together the drugs are creating an extremely dangerous and potentially lethal combination for users.

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And it was stamp bags like the ones discovered on East 20th Street in Homestead Monday by a joint Munhall-Homestead heroin investigation that helped put more stamp bag labels under a warning from law enforcement. Some of them were labeled “Bud Ice.”

The heroin is believed to be in bags stamped with the words Theraflu, Bud Ice and Income Tax.

“Heroin with these specific stamps has been identified by narcotics agents not only in Allegheny County, but also in Westmoreland, Armstrong, Butler, Lawrence and Beaver counties. However, these stamped…

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2 Sought Issued After Large Sums Of Heroin Found In McKees Rocks


CBS Pittsburgh

MCKEES ROCKS (KDKA) – Arrest warrants have been issued for two men after large amounts of heroin were found in McKees Rocks apartments.

According to police, the first incident happened on Dec. 17, 2013, when a parole officer went to 25-year-old Omari Thompson’s apartment.

The parole officer noticed a large amount of packaged heroin along with a Ruger .357 revolver with a scope in the apartment. When police arrived, they seized 4,500 individually packaged bags of heroin, the gun and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Thompson will be charged with possession with intent to deliver.

He is believed to have gang affiliations and should be considered armed and dangerous.

The other incident happened on Jan. 20, 2014, in the 800-block of Island Avenue.

Officers were initially called to the scene for an alleged “violent invasion-type burglary.”

Initially, police believed a child was in the apartment and immediately entered. While searching…

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August Wilson Hopes To Draw Visitors With New Haiti Exhibit


CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It has been a difficult past several months at the August Wilson Center.

Its mission to celebrate African-American culture is threatened by financial problems.

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This is not the Haiti that we see in network images of poverty and disaster.

The colorful works of art, at the August Wilson Center, reflect a colorful culture in tune with the environment.

The works were collected by Point Breeze art gallery owner Ian Rawson, who grew up on the Caribbean island.

“It’s humorous,” said Rawson. “It has joy. It has a wonderful spirit of empathy for the natural world. They’re ahead of us in the United States in terms off ecological management. This is the Haiti we know this is the Haiti I grew up in.”

The bright images are a counterpoint to the cloud of debt hovering over the August Wilson Center. Sala Udin is…

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Police Seek Public’s Help After Mother, Son Found Shot Dead In Lawncrest


CBS Philly

By Molly Daly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police believe the person who killed a mother and son Sunday in the city’s Lawncrest section wasn’t a stranger.

“It appears it was personal — it appears it was someone that they knew. They had a dog inside that didn’t attack, didn’t bark, so we believe it was someone that was known to the mother and/or the son,” says Homicide Captain James Clark.

According to Capt. Clark, 22-year-old Richard Muller and his 49-year-old mother Donna were found upstairs in the house in the 300 block of Stevens Street, both shot execution-style in the back of the head (See Previous Story).

“We believe this double homicide was committed between the time frame on Sunday of 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. So we’re asking for the public’s help,” says Capt. Clark.

They particularly want to talk to neighbors, who may have seen anyone…

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