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Pa. Rep introduces legislation involving malicious use of Apple AirTagsRepresentative John Galloway is expected to formally introduce the legislation soon.

KDKA-TV Morning Forecast (1/25)Get the latest weather updates from meteorologist Ron Smiley!

Activists call for desk duty for officer Robert GowansAn investigation continues into the shooting death of Romir Talley while Gowans was serving with the Wilkinsburg Police Department, KDKA’s Amy Wadas reports.

SUV hits tree in LawrencevilleOne person was taken to hospital.

Mayor Gainey succeeds in his bet with the mayor of KCGainey donned a Chiefs jersey and sent a barbecue from Pittsburgh to Kansas City

Pa. Popularity of Nursing Loan Forgiveness Program Exceeds Available FundingGovernor Wolf is supporting a call for increased funding for the program.

Ireland Contractual Nightly Sports Call: January 24, 2021 (Pt. 3)KDKA’s Bob Pompeani and 93.7 The Fan’s Andrew Fillipponi discuss the sports topics of the day.

KDKA-TV Night Forecast (1/24)Stay up to date with the local weather with forecasts from meteorologist Ray Petelin!

Flames and smoke billow from a train passing through Beaver CountyNo one was injured after a train burst into flames along the tracks in Beaver County on Monday afternoon; KDKA’s Royce Jones reports.

President Joe Biden visiting Pittsburgh on FridayPresident Joe Biden will travel to Pittsburgh on Friday to highlight his administration’s work on strengthening supply chains and other issues.

Activists want office service for reinstated Penn Hills officer under investigation for shooting deathTempers flared at a Penn Hills council meeting on Monday night after a former Wilkinsburg police officer accused of killing a man was reinstated in the police force; Reporting by KDKA’s Pam Surano.

Brashear high school student charged in fight that sent teen to hospitalA student at Brashear High School is facing charges for an attack that sent a teenager to the hospital.

Crews back up during peak hour snowfallThe snow fell just as the evening rush hour began, creating a mess on the roads everywhere; Reporting by Jennifer Borrasso of KDKA.

Free caregiver trainingThe healthcare industry is in desperate need of more workers, and one of the most in-demand positions is that of a health care aide.

Lawmaker proposes constitutional amendment to privatize liquor storesIt’s been talked about in Harrisburg for decades: Should the state government get out of the liquor business? An Allegheny County state legislator says yes and wants a constitutional amendment to do so; Reporting by Jon Delano of KDKA.

A Closer Look at PUA FraudKDKA’s Andy Sheehan investigates $10 billion missing from the PA unemployment system due to fraud.

Part II: Billions of Unemployment Assistance Dollars Stolen from the State Likely Won’t Be RecoveredTens of billions of dollars left the state and fell into the hands of criminals. KDKA investigator Andy Sheehan confronts Governor Tom Wolf about the inability to stop the bleeding you pay.

KDKA-TV Evening Forecast (1/24)Stay on top of local weather with meteorologist Ray Petelin’s 7-day forecast!

Police search for hit-and-run suspect accused of punching shelter workerWestmoreland County police are on the hunt for a driver accused of hitting a woman; KDKA’s Ross Guidotti reports.

State prisons temporarily suspend in-person visitsThere will be no in-person visits to state prisons for a month.

Community helps 30 families who lost apartments in Penn Hills fireResidents of the Penn Hills community and beyond are generously helping 30 families who lost their homes when the Rodi Arms apartments caught fire Saturday morning; Reporting by Jessica Guay of KDKA.

Lawmaker pushes constitutional amendment to remove state from liquor businessA local state representative proposed a constitutional amendment to remove the state of Pennsylvania from the liquor business; Reporting by Jon Delano of KDKA.

Part I: Billions of dollars in unemployment assistance stolen from the state are unlikely to be recoveredWhat if we told you that there’s $10 billion missing from the state’s unemployment compensation system? KDKA investigator Andy Sheehan heard from hundreds of you and went looking for the money.

WHO reports rise of ‘stealth variant’ of OmicronAs the pandemic drags on, a new sub-variant of Omicron begins to appear. The World Health Organization reports that it is on the rise in dozens of countries; Reporting by Chris Hoffman of KDKA.

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