Police Seek Suspect in Robberies

February 27, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: News

City police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a man they say is a suspect in two recent armed robberies.

Tyler Lankford is described as 20, about six-feet-tall, 155 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair, a police spokesperson said. Anyone with information is asked to call McKeesport police at (412) 675-5015, or dial 911.

 
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Down on the Corner: Talking Shop With K-Dogs

February 27, 2015 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Podcast

This week, we talked to Natalie and Kevin Koedel of McKeesport, owners of K-Dogs Hot Dogs.

They gave up their 9-to-5 jobs to run a hot dog cart on the corner of Fifth and Walnut streets, Downtown. What keeps them in the McKeesport area? What are some good ideas for other people, who might want to start a small business, to keep in mind?

What would they like to see along Fifth Avenue and Walnut Streets to help business in Downtown McKeesport? And how will their new partnership with Sonshine Community Ministries enable them to start delivering meals in the area?

Next week, we're planning to talk with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board about a new study examining the spread and impact of underage drinking. If you have a question or a comment about underage drinking and you'd like us to ask the PLCB, you can tweet to us at @tubecityonline, or email tubecitytiger at gmail dot com.

The show airs at 9:30 a.m. Fridays on McKeesport's WEDO (810). And you can subscribe and listen online, any time, via Stitcher and iTunes.

 

Broken Pipe Closes Penn State Campus

February 24, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Penn State University's Greater Allegheny campus in McKeesport was closed for two days due to a broken pipe, a spokesperson said.

A sprinkler system malfunctioned in the campus' Frable Building. The resulting water damage disrupted communications and information systems on Monday and Tuesday.

The campus will be open at 8 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 25) and run on its normal schedule, the spokesperson said. All classes and activities will take place at their usual times and locations.

The Post-Gazette reported last week that according to plumbers, record-low subzero temperatures across the region had resulted in an extremely busy month for frozen and broken pipes.

 

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