Tube City Community Media Inc. is seeking freelance writers to help cover city council, news and feature stories in McKeesport, Duquesne, White Oak and the neighboring communities. High school and college students seeking work experience are encouraged to apply; we are willing to work with students who need credit toward class assignments. Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples and the name of a reference (an employer, supervisor, teacher, etc. -- not a relative) to firstname.lastname@example.org. (4-11-2023 to 4-30-2023)
Ads start at $1 per day, minimum seven days.
Update: Owens surrendered to Allegheny County police at 2 p.m. Saturday (July 24).
A second teen-ager has been charged with homicide in connection with the March 13 shooting death of a Duquesne man.
Allegheny County police on Friday obtained a warrant for the arrest of Carlo Owens, 14, of Duquesne on charges of criminal homicide, robbery and conspiracy.
County police previously arrested another 14-year-old, Tyion Simmons-McClain, also of Duquesne, and charged him with criminal homicide and robbery. Both youths are charged as adults.
Simmons-McClain was arrested June 9 and is currently being held in jail without bond pending a preliminary hearing Sept. 3 before Magisterial District Judge Kim Berkeley Clark.
Police said Adams was found just after 8 p.m. March 13 in the 500 block of Ferndale Avenue. He had been shot in the head and neck at intermediate range, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.
At the time of his death, Adams was awaiting trial on drug charges related to an Oct. 4 arrest by Duquesne police.
Originally published July 23, 2021.