O ne killed in Brentwood apartment fire
A man died in an apartment fire in Brentwood on Saturday morning, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said.
Zachary Hays, 26, died at the scene, a two-story apartment building at 46 Pearl Drive.
The fire at was reported at 10:22 a.m.
An autopsy for Hays is scheduled for Sunday.
911th Airlift Wing in Moon ends deployment
Fifty members of the 911th Airlift Wing in Moon returned on Saturday from a four-month deployment in Puerto Rico.
Crew members worked with the 35th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron and the Puerto Rican Air National Guard to maintain aircraft and support an Army unit based at Florida's Homestead Air Force Base. They flew training missions out of Cuba, Jamaica and Guyana, including one that simulated the type of disaster relief mission that would occur after a tsunami or hurricane.
Air Force officials plan to close the 911th Airlift Wing in the 2012-13 fiscal year, but military personnel there are still participating in domestic and international missions, according to a news release.
Embezzlement nets home detention in Baldwin
A federal judge sentenced an Allegheny County woman to six months' home detention and three years' supervised release for her conviction on an embezzlement charge.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Tara Gibson, 42, of Baldwin stole more than $85,000 from St. Albert the Great Federal Credit Union of Baldwin in 2007, while she was manager there.
North Side boy, 2, wanders; mother charged
Pittsburgh police charged a North Side woman with endangering the welfare of a child because they said her son, 2, was found wandering on Brighton Road about 10:45 p.m. Thursday.
According to a police complaint, Jewels Berlin, 20, said she had left the boy, Jaymere Sanders, alone while she went shopping, and the boy must have gotten out of the house.
Passerby Maria Bruno found the boy wearing only a diaper and robe, wandering on the street with temperatures in the upper 40s, police said. The boy wasn't injured. He was placed into the custody of the Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth and Families.
Washington restaurant, salon destroyed by blaze
A fire destroyed two Washington County businesses on Saturday morning, according to emergency dispatchers.
The fire, at the Adams Pine Creek Restaurant along Weaver Run Road in Amwell, was reported about 5:30 a.m. Dispatchers said no one was injured. The fire destroyed the restaurant and the adjoining Debbie's Styling Salon, according to dispatchers.
A state police fire marshal will investigate, authorities said.
Driver killed when pickup, SUV collide in Mercer
A Conneaut Lake man died in a crash on Interstate 79 in Mercer County, officials said.
Marc Obinski, 58, was driving a GMC Yukon on the northbound side of the road when a Chevy Silverado pickup being driven south crossed the median, entered the northbound lanes and collided with Obinski's vehicle.
Obinski died at the scene in Findley Township at 6:13 p.m. Friday, Mercer County Coroner Robert Snyder said.
The Chevy was driven by Brandon Rose, 36, of Paragold, Ark. He had three passengers, all also of Paragold, in the car.
Rose, Dustin Chipman, 28, and Timothy Greene, 33, were transported to Allegheny General Hospital. A third passenger, Keith Smith, 40, was not injured.
Guilty plea entered to drug possession
A Mercer County man pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court to a drug possession charge.
Michael V. Talbert, 32, of Farrell possessed and distributed crack cocaine in 2007 and 2008, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Sentencing is set for Aug. 31.
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