Marina 'Blessing' Set for Saturday Morning

May 27, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

A blessing of the McKee's Point Marina, the boats, rivers, bike trail and people of the McKeesport area will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday by the McKeesport Area Ministerium and the Jericho People, a spokeswoman said.

The blessing is non-denominational and is open to the public.

A portion of the ceremony will be broadcast during the 12 noon hour on Tube City Online's Internet radio station, WMCK.FM.

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Route 51 Motel Owner Murdered; County Police Seek Clues

May 27, 2016 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Police News

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County police are investigating the shooting death of the owner of a Route 51 motel and roadside landmark.

Allegheny County Police said officers responding to a 9-1-1 emergency call at 4:15 a.m. today found the victim behind the front desk of the Jefferson Hills Motel in Jefferson Hills, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Although the victim's name was not released, he was identified as the 78-year-old "owner of the establishment."

Property tax records list the owner of the Jefferson Hills Motel as Dehnad "Danny" Taiedi, also known as "Chief." He and his late wife, Linda, purchased the hotel in 2001 for $250,000.

Police said it appears that Taiedi was the victim of a robbery before the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit at (412) 473-1300. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Memorial Day Events, Closings Posted

May 27, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The City of McKeesport will conduct Memorial Day Services at Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Monday, a spokeswoman said. The event will take place inside the Palisades in the event of rain.

Events will be broadcast live over Tube City Online's Internet radio station, WMCK.FM.

Following McKeesport's service, banners honoring 11 McKeesport men who were killed in action during the Vietnam War will be presented to the LaRosa Boys and Girls Club during an 11 a.m. service at the club, 901 Ravine Street. Theses banners were sponsored by American Legion Post 361 and the City of McKeesport.

Port Vue's Memorial Day parade will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, beginning at the American Legion, corner of Romine Avenue and Gumbert Street, and proceeding down Romine Avenue to the borough's Honor Roll.

All Allegheny County offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, a spokesman said.

Allegheny County golf courses at North Park and South Park will be open from 5 a.m. until dusk, and the tennis courts at Boyce Park, North Park, Settlers Cabin Park and South Park will be open from 8 a.m. until sundown.


Police Log: May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Police News

  • Arrest records published here were provided by the McKeesport Police Department.
  • A report of an arrest does not mean the person identified has been convicted of a crime.
  • All people arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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Health Dept. Seeks Input on Air Monitoring Plan

May 26, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The Allegheny County Health Department is requesting public comment on its Air Monitoring Network Plan for 2017.

The complete report is posted on the Air Quality Program’s section of the Health Department’s web site and may be found at (Download the PDF here)

A 63-page document required by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the report provides a detailed description of how and where air pollution is monitored at 14 locations in Allegheny County, including sites in Clairton, Glassport, Liberty, Lincoln and North Braddock.

The report provides the specific location of each monitoring station, siting criteria, monitoring methods and objectives, frequency of sampling, pollutants measured at each station and aerial photographs showing their proximity to air pollution sources.

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