Friday, February 22, 2013
Levi Staver is charged with criminal homicide.
The preliminary hearing for Levi Daniel Staver, who is charged with stabbing his grandmother to death at their Richland Township home, has been postponed. Originally scheduled for Friday, the hearing has been postponed until June 7 before Judge Donna Jo McDaniel, according to court documents. Staver, 26, is in the Allegheny County Jail; his bail request was denied. Staver stabbed his grandmother in the back Tuesday morning as she and his grandfather were sitting at the kitchen table eating breakfast, Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amman said. Staver lived with his grandparents and mother at the home in the 3900 block of Gibsonia Road (Route 910). Visitation services for his grandmother, Connie (McCall) Johnston, will be held …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Douglas and Kristen Barbour, through their attorney, have repeatedly denied the charges filed by Allegheny County Police.
The preliminary hearing for a Franklin Park couple accused of physically abusing and starving two children they adopted from Ethiopia in March has been postponed again. Douglas Barbour, 33, and his wife, Kristen Barbour, 30, of Cole Road, Wexford, are charged with two counts each of endangering the welfare of children and one count each of aggravated assault. Douglas Barbour, a Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General, is also charged with simple assault, court documents show. Barbour has been suspended from his state job without pay, Attorney General Linda Kelly said in a statement after the couple's arrest Oct. 4. The couple was to have appeared Tuesday before Leetsdale District Court Judge Robert Ford, but that hearing has been postponed…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Allegheny County police say the investigation into the alleged incident on Sept. 10 remains open.
More than a month after a 17-year-old girl was was reportedly assaulted while jogging in North Park, Allegheny County Police say they can't prove, at least not yet, that a crime was ever committed. "As of right now, we can't substantiate the claim that this girl was attacked," said Lt. Jeffrey Korczyk of the Allegheny County police. "Her injuries were consistent with a fall." The incident was reported Sept. 10 at about 5:30 p.m. on Lake Shore Drive in the vicinity of J.C. Stone Field in North Park, police said. "The report is of a young female jogging in the area when an unknown assailant put a bag over her head and carried her a short distance into a wooded area where she was able to get free and flee," according to a statement from …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Douglas and Kristen Barbour, through their attorney, deny the charges.
A Franklin Park couple accused of physically abusing and starving two children they adopted from Ethiopia in March will be permitted supervised visitation with their two biological children, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports. Douglas Barbour, 33, and his wife, Kristen Barbour, 30, of Cole Road, Wexford, are charged with two counts each of endangering the welfare of children and one count each of aggravated assault. Douglas Barbour, a Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General, is also charged with simple assault, court documents show. Barbour has been suspended from his state job without pay, Attorney General Linda Kelly said in a statement after the couple's arrest Oct. 4. The Barbours were in court to ask for visitation and also to have …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
One of the suspects is a deputy state attorney general, according to KDKA TV.
Allegheny County and Franklin Park Police have arrested and charged a couple with abusing two adopted children in their care. County Police on Thursday said they have charged Douglas and Kristen Barbour with endangering the welfare of children, aggravated assault and simple assault. An investigation began after the children—a 1-year-old and a 6-year-old boy—were treated at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, authorities said. Douglas Barbour is a deputy state attorney general. He has been suspended without pay, KDKA-TV reports. The couple adopted the children from Ethiopia in March. Since that time, sources tell KDKA TV the couple did not feed the 6-year-old boy for an extended period of time and that abuse was discovered by …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Allegheny County Police at (412) 473-1251 or 911.
Allegheny County Police are seeking information about an assault on a female jogger in North Park at about 5:30 p.m. Monday. The incident was reported on Lake Shore Drive in the vicinity of J.C. Stone Field in North Park, police said. "The report is of a young female jogging in the area when an unknown assailant put a bag over her head and carried her a short distance into a wooded area where she was able to get free and flee," a statement from Allegheny County Police said. Anyone with information or if anyone was in the area at the time of the incident is encouraged to contact Allegheny County Police at (412) 473-1251 or 911. "The public is advised that there is no need to be alarmed, but as always should be aware of your surroundings …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The 19-year-old has been missing since saying she was headed to Florida with a boyfriend.
Alivia Christine Kail, a 19-year-old living in Mt. Washington, went to her brother's home in West Mifflin on March 5, 2011, to gather some clothes. Alivia told him she planned to move to Florida with her boyfriend, Alexander Lorenzi, of Pittsburgh's Esplen neighborhood. When her family was unable to contact her by phone for several days, they became concerned. Then Alivia's phone was shut off for non-payment. When Lorenzi reappeared in Pittsburgh without Alivia and gave conflicting accounts as to her whereabouts, the family's worry deepened. Lorenzi was arrested on March 30, 2011, for unrelated drug and gun charges. While searching Lorenzi's home and vehicle, police found three spent shell casings, a pink tote containing woman's clothing…
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Authorities say Joann Angel may be driving a dark-blue Chrysler Sebring convertible with a black roof.
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Thursday, December 29, 2011
Allegheny County and Etna police are seeking information and help in locating Joann Angel, 51, who has been missing for days. Angel is white, has blonde hair, is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs about 115 pounds, and has a thin build. Police said she was last seen in Etna on Dec. 17, although she may have been in North Huntingdon on Wednesday. Angel may be driving a late-model dark-blue Chrysler Sebring convertible with a black convertible top and bearing Pennsylvania license HMW-8034. Anyone with information about Angel’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Allegheny County Police general investigations unit at 412-473-3000 or Det. William Newman at 412-473-1276.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Thirty years after the death of the 15-year-old Peters resident, the mourning continues, as do the efforts to solve the crime.
A woman sits in a crowded chapel in the company of family, friends and strangers. She glances at the floor and notices an autumn leaf. As the congregation progresses past her to receive the sacrament, their shuffling feet stir the leaf, causing it to spin and dance. At the conclusion of communion, the leaf rests so that its tip points at the woman, and she is reminded of another autumn leaf she saw three decades ago — a leaf pursed between the lips of her teenage daughter, whose body was discovered buried under foliage. That woman is Carmen Mader, formerly Guenther. Her daughter’s name was Christine, and this year marks the 30th anniversary of Christine’s unsolved murder. Fifteen-year-old Christine disappeared Oct. 26, 1981, from the bus …