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ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) – Police say a 17-year-old Pennsylvania high school student is being charged in juvenile court for an attack on another student that was captured on a third student’s cellphone video.

Aliquippa police aren’t identifying the suspect because she’s being charged in Beaver County juvenile court.

But Aliquippa School District Superintendent David Wytiaz (VEE’-chaz) says discipline has been administered, which he can’t discuss due to confidentiality rules.

Aliquippa police Capt. Douglas Edgell says the aggressor is being charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment.

The incident happened Friday.

The alleged victim’s parents say they’ve complained that the suspect has bullied her daughter since she transferred to the school last fall. They went to Pittsburgh TV stations with the video in hopes police and school officials would take action.

The incident happened Friday.

Police searching for suspect in fatal Pittsburgh shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood.

Police say a man was shot multiple times around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of N. Lang Avenue and Upland Street.

He was pronounced dead at UPMC Presbyterian a short time later.

A police spokeswoman says the victim wasn’t carrying identification.

The investigation is continuing.

Cops: Pa. man offered baby sitter cash to kill unborn child

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) – Police say a suburban Pittsburgh man offered a baby sitter $100 to assault his ex-girlfriend and cause her to miscarry their unborn child.

John Frazier was arraigned Tuesday on charges of criminal solicitation to commit homicide of an unborn child and other offenses.

The 22-year-old Stowe Township man is free on bail pending a March 10 preliminary hearing. Online court records did not list a lawyer to comment on the charges.

Police say Frazier asked his baby sitter neighbor for help after his ex-girlfriend refused to have an abortion or give the child up for adoption.

They say the baby sitter was shocked and immediately refused.

Police say Frazier physically abused his ex-girlfriend in the past and sent her text messages saying he hated her and wished she was dead.

Man accused of kidnapping daughter barred from contact

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man accused of kidnapping his 2-year-old daughter and taking her to Altoona has been barred from calling the girl while he awaits trial.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/1M5aVj9 ) reports that Allegheny County Judge Donna Jo McDaniel also ordered 32-year-old Ted Ortiz not to contact the girl’s grandmother.

Ortiz is scheduled to stand trial in May on charges of kidnapping, concealing the whereabouts of a child and custodial interference.

Officials say he was under house arrest in a Blair County drug case when he took his daughter to Altoona in December.

But defense attorney Amber Owens says her client didn’t know that interim custody had been awarded to the child’s grandmother three days earlier.

She called the situation “a very emotional, family-based issue.”


Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com

Man found shot dead near western Pennsylvania park

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in an alley near a playground.

Police say officers found the unidentified man around 4 a.m. Wednesday near the Seventh Ward Playground on Donnan Avenue in Washington.

They say he was shot multiple times.

Coroner Tim Warco says the man was pronounced dead around 5:40 a.m.

The investigation is continuing.

Washington is about 25 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

Vandals smash windows of 29 parked cars in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police have been trying to find whoever broke the windows out of 29 parked vehicles on the city’s North Side.

The vandalism was discovered Sunday morning by the owners of the vehicles in the city’s Brighton Heights and Spring Garden neighborhoods.

Police were attempting to determine Monday whether any of the residents have security or surveillance systems that might offer clues to the vandals’ identities.

Police say nothing was stolen from the vehicles and the windows do not appear to have been broken to gain entry into any of the vehicles.

Some residents reported that it appeared rocks were thrown through the windows, while others indicated a BB gun may have been used on their vehicles.

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