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  • ‘Let’s go!’ Investigators searching for 'angry' police impersonator in Indiana County‘Let’s go!’ Investigators searching for 'angry' police impersonator in Indiana County

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  • 3-year-old girl attacked, killed by dog family owned just 5 days3-year-old girl attacked, killed by dog family owned just 5 days

    A 3-year-old girl in Oklahoma was attacked and killed by a dog her family owned for just a few days.

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  • Japanese broadcaster apologizes after false North Korea missile alertJapanese broadcaster apologizes after false North Korea missile alert

    Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued an on-air apology Tuesday after issuing an alert incorrectly claiming that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile.

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  • Man accused of shooting neighbor’s dog in ArlingtonMan accused of shooting neighbor’s dog in Arlington

    Matthew Lambert, 20, faces multiple charges

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  • Multiple tractor-trailers and cars involved in Interstate 80 crashMultiple tractor-trailers and cars involved in Interstate 80 crash

    Westbound lanes shut down Tuesday

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  • Road Crews Out Again As Another Round Of Snow Blankets AreaRoad Crews Out Again As Another Round Of Snow Blankets Area

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Another round of winter weather is bringing snow and frigid cold to the area, and it could cause some problems for the morning commute. KDKA Chief Meteorologist Jeff Verszyla says the weak-moving clipper is headed north and providing scattered light snow showers across the area. “Accumulations are going to be of a more minimal variety, especially compared to last week. An inch, maybe two in spots, this is through noon [Tuesday],” said Verszyla. “So, a little bit of a nuisance snowfall across the area, and, of course, the higher elevations could do slightly better. This is already taking into account what has already fallen across the area.” Watch The Latest Forecast: WEATHER LINKS: Delays & Closings | Current Conditions | Local Radar | Traffic Conditions | Weather App | Photos That means, plow and salt trucks are on the roads once again Monday evening. Pittsburgh Public Works Director Mike Gable says Tuesday morning will not be like last Saturday. “I think for the morning rush, everything is going to be fine,” said Gable. “This is going to be a different circumstance than what we had on Friday. This is not involving ice before the snow.” A light dusting of snow began falling around dinner time in Greenfield as cars climbed McCaslin Street, but there were no cars on Ballinger Street in Brookline. “I feel frustrated and I feel concerned because the street is dangerous, and the people who try to come down, or worse, try to come up get stuck, and we have about an inch of ice underneath everything,” said JoAnn Forrester, a Brookline resident. RELATED STORY: KDKA Investigates: City Streets Snow-Covered As Plow Operators Stay Home She says she’s seen one small snow plow, but doesn’t believe any salt has been put down. Gable says the material put on roads over the weekend hasn’t been very effective because of the bitter cold. “It’s been tough the last couple days with subzero temperatures, nothing is going to melt,” he said. Officials say plow trucks will be out all night long. Meanwhile, the Public Parking Authority say the Mon Wharf will be closed again Tuesday morning due to the ice and mud left from the weekend winter storm and flooding. It will be closed until further notice. The 10th Street Bypass also remains closed after severe flooding over the weekend. Officials don’t anticipate it being open for the Tuesday morning rush hour, and it may not even be open by evening. Tuesday is expected to be mostly cloudy and continuing cold with temperatures in the low to mid-20s.

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  • Summer Lee kicks off campaign to unseat Paul CostaSummer Lee kicks off campaign to unseat Paul Costa

    It was a cold winter night outside Portogallo Peppers ‘n’ At in Braddock. But inside, a capacity crowd of at least 150 turned out for an early glimpse of Summer -- state House District 34 candidate Summer Lee.

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  • With temperatures below freezing, elderly forced out of housingWith temperatures below freezing, elderly forced out of housing

    With the latest blast of winter hitting Monday night, approximately 100 senior citizens have been evacuated from an Allegheny County Housing Authority building in the 2400 block of Sharp Avenue in West Mifflin because of a water main break inside the building.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / 10 h. 33 min. ago
  • Sprinkler System Problem Forces Residents Out Of West Mifflin Senior High-RiseSprinkler System Problem Forces Residents Out Of West Mifflin Senior High-Rise

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) — A major sprinkler system problem forced about 100 people from their apartments at a senior citizen high-rise in West Mifflin Monday night. The break happened around 8 p.m. at West Mifflin Manor, a seven-story complex operated by the Allegheny County Housing Authority, in the 2400 block of Sharp Avenue. West Mifflin: Water main break inside apartment building – 2400 block Sharp Ave.; Port Authority has been requested for buses for displaced residents. Responders at scene. — Allegheny County (@Allegheny_Co) January 16, 2018 Officials say the break happened on the fifth floor. Water damage to the high-rise was described as extensive, all the way down to the basement. “On the fifth floor, we found a two-inch sprinkler pipe had burst. It had frozen and burst, and it was flowing water. As a result, the fire pump activated, which increased the water flow,” said West Mifflin Fire Chief Mike Egnac. “So we had to shut the water off to the building, the power off to the building, and evacuate the people because without water and power, they have no heat.” While the investigation into what caused the break continues, officials say they believe a window may have been left open, which caused the sprinkler to freeze. JUST IN…Housing Authority says open window may have caused sprinkler pipe to freeze and burst, flooding West Mifflin Manor high rise pic.twitter.com/xF7xnG3EWt — Ralph Iannotti (@IannottiRalph) January 16, 2018 The Red Cross says about 100 residents were evacuated from the building. A shelter was opened for them at West Mifflin High School. From there, plans were being made to put up as many evacuees as possible in area hotels. “The alarm went off in the building, and you couldn’t hear yourself think, and one of the guys told me that it was a water main break,” said building resident Kenneth Manns. Port Authority buses were brought to transport the residents to the high school shelter. No injuries were reported, and there’s no word on how long the residents will be out of the building. Seven fire departments responded to the scene.

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  • Pittsburgh Man Goes Missing In W.Va., May Have Been Hiking In National ParkPittsburgh Man Goes Missing In W.Va., May Have Been Hiking In National Park

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh man has gone missing while visiting the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia. According to the National Park Service, the West Virginia State Police and park rangers are searching for 56-year-old George Gross from Pittsburgh. (Source: National Park Service) Gross’s family told officials he was in Beckley, West Virginia, last Friday, Jan. 12, and wanted to go for a hike in the park. He and his vehicle have not been seen since. Gross was driving a 1998 two-door, silver Dodge Ram 4×4 pickup truck with the Pennsylvania license plate YDA-1398. There was also a red vanity plate on the front with the words “Semper Fi.” (Source: National Park Service) Gross, a retired Pittsburgh firefighter, is 6-feet-1-inches tall and about 210 pounds with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo on his left arm of a bulldog with the letters “USMC” underneath. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP (7867).

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  • Steelers looked ahead, now have long wait for 2018 seasonSteelers looked ahead, now have long wait for 2018 season

    PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers were looking past the Jacksonville Jaguars and ahead to the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots. Now they have all offseason to look ahead to the 2018 seas

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  • Jaguars QB Bortles silences his criticsJaguars QB Bortles silences his critics

    JACKSONVILLE -- Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles likely earned more than just a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers and an opportunity to play in the AFC Championship game next Sunday again

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  • What Big Teeth You Have! Pittsburgh Zoo Lion Needs Root CanalWhat Big Teeth You Have! Pittsburgh Zoo Lion Needs Root Canal

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A zoo dentist and veterinary staff will perform a root canal on one of the Pittsburgh Zoo’s African lions Tuesday. When zoo keepers were performing a daily health check on Razi, an 8-year-old African lion at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, lead mammal keeper Kathy Suthard noticed the problem. “When I asked Razi to open his mouth, I was surprised to notice the broken tooth because he had not shown any signs of being in discomfort or pain,” she said in a release. Dr. Ginger Sturgeon, the zoo’s head veterinarian, was able to confirm that about one inch of the tooth had fractured off and said a root canal would be needed to save the tooth. Zoo officials aren’t sure how his tooth got broken, but they say it may be related to Razi’s previously diagnosed epilepsy. Veterinary staff will work with Dr. Dave Regine, who was been a zoo dentist for 25 years, and his staff to perform the root canal Tuesday morning. Razi will be injected with an anesthetic, then transported to the Animal Care Center for the procedure. Afterwards, zoo keepers will stay with Razi until he is fully awake and able to return to the zoo’s lion building.

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  • Holocaust Center speaker series aims to pass on survivors' storiesHolocaust Center speaker series aims to pass on survivors' stories

    Some learned from their parents. Some learned from secondary sources. All have a story to tell.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / 12 h. 31 min. ago
  • Theatre Historical Society Buys Hollywood Theater In DormontTheatre Historical Society Buys Hollywood Theater In Dormont

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter DORMONT (KDKA) — The Hollywood Theater has been showing all kinds of films on a single big screen for nearly a hundred years. But its future was in jeopardy when the current owners couldn’t find a buyer interested in keeping the theater open. “They had potential offers to sell it to have it become something other than a theater,” says Rick Fosbrink, executive director of the Theatre Historical Society of America. That’s when the Theatre Historical Society cut a deal to buy the theater. “Our mission is saving historic theaters, so we said, we would love to purchase it and continue to find a way to work with the Friends of the Hollywood,” Fosbrink told KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Monday. The Friends of the Hollywood is a non-profit group that’s operated the theater. A representative of the Friends of the Hollywood, who would not appear on camera, expressed concerns that the new ownership would change the culture and the kinds of films that are shown at the Hollywood. No worries, says Fosbrink. “We hope it’s a seamless transition,” he says. “We do plan to move our administrative offices to the Hollywood so that we’re there every day to continue the operation of the building. As for programming, we hope to continue doing a lot of the same things with the Friends of the Hollywood.” That means independent films, cult films, major films after they’ve run elsewhere, and even old classic films like “Ben Hur” and “Spartacus,” best seen on the big screen. And admission will remain lower than the for-profit movie theaters. “It doesn’t have to create a profit,” he says. “Now it has to break even so that everybody can afford to continue doing what we’re doing, but it doesn’t have to generate profit.” The Theatre Historical Society recently moved its headquarters from Chicago to Pittsburgh, and it has worked closely with the Heinz History Center which houses the Society’s archives. Fosbrink says there’s a reason why his organization is so committed to Pittsburgh. “In 1905 on Smithfield Street across from Kaufmann’s, Harry Davis and John P. Harris opened what was essentially the flashpoint of the movie theater industry,” he says. “They put up 96 chairs, a projector, and they showed movies constantly, all day long, from 8 a.m. to midnight. That’s the birth of the commercial movie theater.” Right here in Pittsburgh.

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  • KDKA Investigates: City Streets Snow-Covered As Plow Operators Stay HomeKDKA Investigates: City Streets Snow-Covered As Plow Operators Stay Home

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Cars crawl down Maple Terrace on Mt. Washington, still snow covered from Friday night’s storm. KDKA’s Andy Sheehan: “Looks like it hasn’t been touched.” “No, it hasn’t,” said Mt. Washington resident Thekla Wainwright. Folks says it’s too dangerous to drive down Strachan Avenue in Banksville. So, Lou Spezzano salted and shoveled one of the side streets himself after getting no response from the city. “No one could get off the street. We have to shovel the street ourselves, salt it,” said Spezzano. “Several calls, more than several, probably about 10, 12 calls and everybody keeps pushing you off.” Three days after the snowstorm, KDKA found dangerous side streets throughout the city thick with ice and snow. The city maintains most were treated before the storm, but that falling temperatures made their rock salt and plows ineffective. “So what happens is, they plow it, they salt it, traffic comes by, it compacts it, the snow is not melting, the ice is not melting because of the salt,” said Pittsburgh Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa. But Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith isn’t buying it. “It’s unacceptable for our residents. We shouldn’t have a pocketful of excuses, we should have solutions,” she said. Smith, who’s been critical of the Peduto Administration’s response to the last two snowstorms, is calling for an overhaul of snow removal operations. But KDKA has learned that many plow operators just didn’t come to work this weekend, leaving the city shorthanded. Sheehan: “People didn’t show up this weekend?” Costa: Well, we could talk… yeah, there were folks that didn’t come in to work and we’re a little disappointed in those employees, and we will be dealing with those employees this week.” While the city is looking to discipline those no-show employees, Smith says the people want the administration to refocus on providing core services. “They don’t care about anything that we do across the state, across the country, other countries, they care about what we’re doing right here in Pittsburgh that effect their quality of life everyday. That’s what we need to improve on,” she said.

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  • Cautious cleanup after barges pile up at Ohio River lock near Pittsburgh - WorkBoatCautious cleanup after barges pile up at Ohio River lock near Pittsburgh - WorkBoat

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  • Get Marty: Dogs Left Out In Cold Cause Concern In Fayette CountyGet Marty: Dogs Left Out In Cold Cause Concern In Fayette County

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A new law went into effect this winter in Pennsylvania to better protect pets from harsh conditions. Under Libre’s Law, pets cannot be left outside alone for longer than 3 minutes when temperatures are below 32 degrees, and violators could face fines or even jail time. Concerned neighbors in Fayette County who saw dogs left outside in the frigid cold snap a week ago knew they had to take action, so they decided to “Get Marty.” The images are harsh — dogs left alone, outside. When the pictures were taken, it was 8 degrees. With the wind chill, it was -16 degrees. (Photo Credit: Missy King) The dogs in the pictures posted on Facebook belong to Andy Revaks. Social media has criminalized him. “They’ve got pictures of my dogs and stuff,” he said. “They’re saying how I’m abusing my dogs.” Revaks has five dogs. They all stay outside. He says they always have. “I’ve never had a dog die in 55 years,” he said. “What can I tell you? Experience, you know, 55 years.” Missy King sent the photos to KDKA’s Marty Griffin, asking, “Can I get some help for all these dogs in our area? Can you please start asking some questions as to why the law is not being enforced?” For now, she wants this dog owner to bring his pets inside. “How would you like to be out here?” she said to Revaks. “It’s colder outside now than it is in your deep freezer in your house. Just take your dogs in the house and put them in the deep freezer if that’s how you feel.” When KDKA left Revaks’ house, his dog cages outside were empty, and his dogs were inside and there to stay, he says, for now. “I want clarity, is all I want,” he said. At a home a few miles down the road, four dogs were chained outside in 8 degree weather and no one answered the door. “This is pitiful … It’s sad. It’s sad. It breaks my heart,” dog advocate Andrea Spiker said. A bowl of food was covered with snow and seemed to be frozen solid. One dog appeared to be shaking from the cold, and you could see another dog’s ribs. A woman, who KDKA was told is the mother of the dog owner, told Marty to leave. When asked about the well-being of the dogs, she said, “You’re making assumptions.” Marty asked for the dog’s owner, and the woman told him to leave a phone number. Marty never received a call. KDKA crews waited a block away for another hour. They did take one dog away, but left the others behind. If you’d like Marty to help you solve your problem, email him at GetMarty@kdka.com.

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  • Two barges remain unaccounted for after Saturday's breakawayTwo barges remain unaccounted for after Saturday's breakaway

    Of the 27 barges that were dislodged Saturday morning near the Emsworth Lock and Dam on the Ohio River, two remained unaccounted for, officials said at a press conference Monday afternoon.

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  • Shady Side Academy Students Spend MLK Jr. Day Helping OthersShady Side Academy Students Spend MLK Jr. Day Helping Others

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Millions of Americans spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day serving others, including some Pittsburgh-area school kids. Students from Shady Side Academy used their time Monday to help others. “We’re gonna color these candy wrappers, fold them and then tape them onto these Hershey’s bars, and send them to the troops,” student Bo Huang said. The students joined their parents – 150 volunteers in all. At one station, they worked together to fold blankets for “Meals On Wheels.” “By starting the kids young in ways that’s really accessible and understandable for them, like putting together birthday goody bags, it really instills in them just the basic value of taking a little time out of your life to think about helping others and giving back to the community,” Jen Roupe said. Those goody bags are going to other kids who are less fortunate. “It means that other people are, like, getting happier that don’t have homes,” student Jack DeChancie said. Putting the lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. into practice… “He treated everybody nicely, so we’re treating everybody nicely, too,” student Alex Chasin said. The work doesn’t stop here. The lesson plan for these students was learning that helping those in need can also be fun.   Meanwhile, at the Carnegie Science Center, kids got some help achieving their dreams. The “Dream Big 3D” event was held at the new Rangos Cinema Theater. The Science Center says Dr. King had a dream, and it was hoping to encourage the kids to find their own dream and write it down on a giant banner. “People can share that out on social media. People can take a look and see what other people’s dreams are,” science educator Maila Jill Rible said. “It’s just a fun, nice way to really sort of celebrate the spirit of the day.” The kids also watched a movie about engineering feats, including one about building a bridge that allowed them to go from one area to another.

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  • Steelers moves include extension for TE GrimbleSteelers moves include extension for TE Grimble

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  • Republican Laura Ellsworth Gives GOP Voters Someone Different To SupportRepublican Laura Ellsworth Gives GOP Voters Someone Different To Support

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh business attorney Laura Ellsworth, running for governor, wants you to know several things about her. First, she is an outsider to politics. “If you give a politician the choice between doing something and nothing, they’ll do nothing every time because you can’t get unelected for doing nothing,” says Ellsworth. A consummate do-er, the mother of two from Sewickley who heads up the Pittsburgh office of Jones Day, one of the world’s largest law firms, promises action — not gridlock — in Harrisburg, citing her own private sector experience. “What I was privileged to participate in as one of the leaders of the region was that the private sector came with will, and purpose, and vision, and resources, and experience, and partnered with the public sector to actually get things done,” Ellsworth told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Monday. Ellsworth is up against three others in the Republican primary. State Sen. Scott Wagner: “There’s a certain style of leadership that may come out of the garbage industry but in my experience in working with people with very big egos and a lot of powerm it’s not the most effective way,” says Ellsworth. And then there’s House Speaker Mike Turzai whose intransigence, says Ellsworth, led to a poor budget instead of one “that is responsible and decent and does not depend on hoping that more and more of our citizens drink, and smoke, and gamble.” And while businessman Paul Mango is also an outsider, Ellsworth says he has no record of community leadership. “I’m just not aware of anything — they’re may be something – I’m just not aware of anything he has ever done, and this is a community that welcomes you to do all sorts of things,” she says. And there is something else that distinguishes her. “I voted for John Kasich in the presidential election. I wrote him in. I had campaigned for him. I did not vote for President Trump because I thought there was a divisiveness in the voice I heard from him,” she says. So can a Republican who voted against President Trump win the Republican nomination for governor? Ellsworth says, yes, because she can work with the president honestly and candidly. Moreover, she argues, she is the strongest Republican to attract the Democratic and Independent votes needed to defeat the incumbent, Governor Wolf, next November. The Republican primary is on May 16, in a little over 3 months.

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  • Steelers Tomlin, Saints Payton to coach Pro Bowl squadsSteelers Tomlin, Saints Payton to coach Pro Bowl squads

    A day after suffering close losses in their divisional playoff games, the coaching staffs of the Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints were selected to lead the Pro Bowl teams, the NFL announced

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  • Report: Pirates trade Andrew McCutchen to GiantsReport: Pirates trade Andrew McCutchen to Giants

    Days after they dealt pitcher Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros, the Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly sent All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants. The surprise trade Monday afternoon was first reported by The Athletic website. The trade, for two Giants players, is pending a physical, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. There was no immediate confirmation from the Pirates. The 31-year-old McCutchen is the franchise player for the Pirates and one of the main drivers…

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  • Protesters Continue Pizza Milano Boycott After Alleged Assault - CBS Pittsburgh / KDKAProtesters Continue Pizza Milano Boycott After Alleged Assault - CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

    CBS Pittsburgh / KDKAProtesters Continue Pizza Milano Boycott After Alleged AssaultCBS Pittsburgh / KDKAPITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After the manager of an Uptown pizza shop was caught on camera allegedly assaulting a customer Friday night, other customers have vowed to boycott the place. A group of protesters gathered in front of Pizza Milano on Fifth Avenue ...and more »

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  • Protesters Continue Pizza Milano Boycott After Alleged AssaultProtesters Continue Pizza Milano Boycott After Alleged Assault

    Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After the manager of an Uptown pizza shop was caught on camera allegedly assaulting a customer Friday night, other customers have vowed to boycott the place. A group of protesters gathered in front of Pizza Milano on Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood Monday afternoon for the second time in a move to try to close the business for good. A cell phone video that went viral over the weekend shows shop manager Mahmut Yilmaz physically assaulting 34-year-old Jade Martin, who told police she had gone into the restaurant to use the restroom. “When you are in this neighborhood and you don’t value the people who built it, the people who are spending their dollars in this neighborhood, then we don’t want you here,” protester Nicky Jo Dawson said. Yilmaz told police Martin was being loud and disruptive, and she refused to leave when asked. Yilmaz has been charged with simple and aggravated assault. “The aggravated and simple assault charges we feel are not enough. That was an attempted murder,” Dawson said. Martin’s attorney told KDKA she did go to the hospital. She suffered a concussion and other injuries to the face and head. Yilmaz told police he did not believe her head was hitting the floor. “From what I saw, I felt like that he attempted to do grave bodily harm to that young lady,” Pa. Rep. Jake Wheatley said at the protest Monday. Martin is also facing defiant trespass and disorderly conduct charges in the incident. The restaurant has been closed since Saturday. On Monday, Pizza Milano owner Semsi Yilmaz — who is not related to Mahmut Yilmaz — released the following statement: “Pizza Milano has a 20-year history of being part of Pittsburgh’s Uptown community. That’s why what happened this past Friday is so disturbing to me, to our customers and to our employees. After reviewing the videotape, I immediately terminated the manager’s employment and condemn his actions in the strongest way possible. Regardless of what led up to the exchange, what he did goes against our policies and my beliefs. It’s not the way we run our business, and our customers need to know that. We have cooperated fully with the police investigation from the beginning and will continue to do so.” Mahmut Yilmaz faces a preliminary hearing on the assault charges on Jan. 25. KDKA’s Bob Allen reports —   The protests were also affecting Milano’s Pizza, a similarly named but unaffiliated pizza shop with several locations around the Pittsburgh area. Herman Sciulli wants to set the record straight. His business is called Milano’s Pizza, and he is not connected in any way to Pizza Milano on Fifth Avenue closer to Downtown Pittsburgh. “I want to clear this — we are not affiliated with Pizza Milano at all,” Sciulli said. “I started Milano’s Pizza 42 years ago and I’m still here.” Scuiulli owns Milano’s Pizza in the 3600 block of Fifth Avenue near the Pitt campus. Pizza Milano, the scene of an attack caught on video, is located a few miles away in the Uptown section of the city. The Oakland location of Milano’s Pizza was closed Monday because of harassing calls coming from as far away as California. “They told us to shut down because you’re causing a lot of problems,” Sciulii said. The Sciulli family opened the first Milano’s Pizza back in 1975 and has three stores: one in Allison Park on Route 8, another in Mars, and the one in Oakland, which is operated by Herman Sciulli’s son. “It’s hurting our business. In Oakland, we had to shut down today because all of the phone calls we received,” Sciulli said. “So now we wait and see what’s happening. Something like that happened and I have nothing to do with it. We have nothing to do with it. Our name has nothing to do with that Pizza Milano deal that went through a couple of days ago.” Sciulli says he named the business after a city in Italy called Milano, and he accuses the owners of Pizza Milano of stealing the name.

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  • AmeriCorps volunteers provide big boost to Hill District blockAmeriCorps volunteers provide big boost to Hill District block

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  • Activists call for continuing protests and boycott of Pizza Milano after alleged assaultActivists call for continuing protests and boycott of Pizza Milano after alleged assault

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