Reward Offered in Connection With Unsolved Homestead Murder

August 23, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Crime and Police News

Police are asking for the public's help as they work to solve the murder of a 20-year-old man at a playground in Homestead.

Homestead police responded to the area near McLean Park on Sarah Street just before 2 a.m. March 1 when callers reported hearing multiple gunshots. When they arrived, police said, they found the body of Tyrell Jones, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homestead police and the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit are investigating. Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the individual responsible for Jones' death.

Anyone with information should call Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers at (412) 255-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous.


Air Force C-130 to Appear at West Mifflin Community Day Sept. 10

August 23, 2016 |

By Mike Mauer | Posted in: McKeesport and Region News

A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules --- similar to this one shown flying above Pittsburgh's Mt. Washington --- will take center stage when West Mifflin celebrates its community day Sept. 10 at Allegheny County Airport.

One of a line of transport aircraft that have supported U.S. military personnel since 1957, the venerable C-130 will join dozens of local community groups, a live radio broadcast and performances by The Bel Airs and the North Side Kids at West Mifflin Community Day.

Refreshment booths will sell pork, ribs and chicken from Bad Azz BBQ, while various vendors, including non-profit groups and athletic teams, will supply other foods and beverages. Hours are 12 noon to 6 p.m.

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Teens Charged After Police Chase Ends in Crash

August 22, 2016 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A 16-year-old from Clairton faces multiple charges after McKeesport police said he led them on a brief chase with a stolen car that ended when he tried to ram another car out of his way.

The teen-ager is charged by McKeesport police with aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, fleeing or attempting to elude police, carrying a firearm without a license, recklessly endangering other persons, obstruction of law enforcement, possession of instruments of crime, carrying a prohibited offensive weapon, reckless driving and driving without a license.

McKeesport police said the driver was remanded to the custody of Allegheny County juvenile authorities following his arrest.

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CFU Lodge Seeks Donations for Rummage Sale

August 22, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Donations will be accepted for the upcoming "Trash 'n Treasure" rummage sale at the Yukon Croatian Club, 109 Union St. in Yukon.

A spokeswoman said the sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17. Donations of household items, antiques and collectibles will be accepted at the club from 4 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14, 15 and 16.

Although small appliances in working order will be accepted, the club cannot accept computers, televisions, clothing or large pieces of furniture. Proceeds will benefit Croatian Fraternal Union St. Nicholas Lodge 432.

For more information, call (724) 722-4100.


Port Vue Preschool Accepting Applications

August 22, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

Port Vue United Methodist Church is still accepting applications for its preschool for the 2016-17 school year, a spokeswoman said.

Classes begin Sept. 6 and are open to children ages 3 and 4. Registration costs $35 and is non-refundable, and children must have a valid immunization record and birth certificate.

For more information, call (412) 672-7289 or visit the church's website. The church is located at 1565 Washington Blvd.


W.O. Farmer's Market Continues Til October

August 22, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

The White Oak Farmer's Market is up and running and will continue on 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October, a spokesperson said.

Located at Heritage Hills Park next to White Oak Pool, the market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, honey, ice cream, baked goods, fresh eggs, crafts and other items.

The market accepts WIC checks and senior citizens' farmer's market vouchers.

Heritage Hills Park is at 169 Victoria Drive, just off Carmella Drive and approximately a quarter-mile from Foster Road.


Village Returns With New Performers, New Night for Fireworks

August 08, 2016 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: McKeesport and Region News

Denise L. Ritter photo

Tube City Almanac file photo by Denise L. Ritter

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One of Western Pennsylvania's largest and longest-running ethnic festivals returns for its 57th consecutive year with many old favorites and a few new elements.

McKeesport's International Village will be held Aug. 16, 17 and 18 at Stephen Barry Field in Renziehausen Park, next to Penn State University's Greater Allegheny Campus and near McKeesport Area High School. Gates open each day at 3 p.m. and main stage entertainment begins at 6 p.m.

As in past years, a $2 donation is requested at the gate from visitors.

Gates and booths will close at 9 p.m. this year.

In addition, the fireworks display that has typically closed the three-day festival has been moved to opening night --- Tuesday --- as part of a lineup of entertainment that also will include the William Penn Magyar Folk Dancers, the Trafford Junior Tamburitzans, the Grecian Odyssey Dancers, the Saint Nicholas Junior Tamburitzans and a Lebanese bellydancer, as well as entertainment representing the traditions of Kenya.

Music for dancing will be provided in the Jakomas Blue-Top Pavilion, beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, by the group Stari Drugovi, presented by the Swedish booth.

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County Police Seek Suspect in Forward Twp. Shooting

August 07, 2016 |

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Crime and Police News

A 21-year-old man is wanted by Allegheny County police in connection with a triple shooting in Forward Twp. that left one man dead and two women hospitalized.

Joshua Wardlaw, who according to court records is out on bail while awaiting trial for drug arrests in Charleroi and Monessen, is charged by Allegheny County Police with criminal homicide, attempted homicide, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Court records indicate that Wardlaw has addresses in McKeesport as well as Donora and Carroll Twp., Washington County.

Police said that just before 2 a.m. Saturday, a man drove into the parking lot of Saloon 136, on Route 136 just north of the junction with Route 906, and opened fire. Forward Twp. police responded and found three victims --- a 27-year-old man and two 27-year-old women --- at the scene.

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Thank You to Our Donors!

August 04, 2016 |

By Jason Togyer | Posted in: Announcements

We would like to extend BIG thank yous to Sofia S., Bob D. and Dennis B. for donations of $95 to help us produce this year's broadcast of McKeesport International Village, Aug. 16, 17 and 18!

We would like to raise at least $750.

Any extra not spent on the International Village broadcast will go directly toward keeping our websites --- Tube City Online, and WMCK.FM --- operational.

(We also donate to the City of McKeesport and maintain, free of charge, the International Village website at

If you're at all able to make a tax-deductible donation, we would very much appreciate it. Thank you in advance!

Click this button to make a secure donation using PayPal. PayPal will email you a receipt instantly:


Cornhole Tourney Aug. 13 in Port Vue

August 04, 2016 |

By Submitted Report | Posted in: Announcements

A cornhole tournament will be held at Romine Field, Romine Avenue in Port Vue, on Aug. 13, a spokesman said. Registration begins at 10 a.m. There will be a disc jockey, a raffle and concessions.

Proceeds will benefit Cindy's Memorial Bark Park, a project to build a dog park area in Port Vue in honor of the late Cindy McGraw-Davic, a South Allegheny High School and Point Park University alumna who died in 2015.

For more information, visit the Facebook page set up for Cindy's Bark Park.


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