Ice Breaks Loose, Some Flooding Reported

March 04, 2015 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: News

Tube City Almanac reader Wesley Sadler captured this video Wednesday morning (March 4) of the Youghiogheny River near the 15th Avenue Bridge.

Isolated flooding has been reported in parts of Western Pennsylvania after rain, and much warmer temperatures, caused snow and ice to melt rapidly.

The National Weather Service in Moon Twp. reports that 1.15 inches of rain was measured at Braddock between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday. About 0.81 inches of rain was measured at Elizabeth, and 1.23 inches of rain at Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.

That came on top of 4 to 6 inches of snow that was still on the ground Monday night in parts of the Mon-Yough area, according to NWS observers, which rapidly melted Tuesday as temperatures climbed into the upper 40s.

In Westmoreland County, officials in Sewickley Twp., south of Irwin, on Wednesday afternoon reported flooded roads, while district officials with the state Department of Transportation also reported flooded roads in Fayette and Greene counties.

Closer to McKeesport, there were isolated reports of standing or "ponding" water in low-lying areas.

The weather service has issued flood warnings for the Monongahela River. Forecasters are expecting the Monongahela River at Elizabeth to be almost a foot above its flood stage by 7 a.m. tomorrow.

 
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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.

 

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