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Pittsburgh police searching for missing 12-year-old girl – Tribune

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Pittsburgh police looking for missing man last seen in East Liberty

The Missing Persons Unit is reissuing this information concerning an open investigation into the disappearance of William Ramey. Ramey was last seen in East Liberty on July 26, 2016.

He uses multiple aliases with different dates of birth. He is approximately 5’6″ and 150 pounds. According to the investigation, it is believed that he may have left his residence to move in with an unknown friend. His family has not heard from him.

Anyone who has seen or heard from him is encouraged to call the Missing Person Unit at 412-323-7141.

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Read more at: http://www.wtae.com/article/missing-man-east-liberty-pittsburgh/14417620

It’s not Bears weather just yet, but Cubs don familiar football jerseys for Pittsburgh road trip

On the last Sunday without NFL football until Feb. 11, 2018, a couple Cubs reporters stood in the team’s clubhouse before the game wondering what we, as a society, would do without football.

Would baseball be the sport of choice? Or would the worldwide popularity of soccer translate to the U.S.?

For now, the reality is the only fútbol we’ll be seeing much of anytime soon is the Americano variety, and the Cubs were in the game-day spirit, or as much as they could be after a 5-1 loss to the Braves to close out a 6-1 homestand. Last year, the Cubs did a jersey trip for their last series of the season.

Surprisingly, the number of players wearing Bears or Dolphins jerseys might have been equal, though unsurprisingly, the only current Bear represented was Mitch Trubisky, worn by a Cubs employee. As Jon Greenberg confirmed on Thursday, Read more at: https://theathletic.com/93653/2017/09/03/its-not-bears-weather-just-yet-but-cubs-don-familiar-football-jerseys-for-pittsburgh-road-trip/

Her name is Katz. She’s a pet detective. And she’s gonna find your missing dogs – Pittsburgh Post

MIAMI — Jamie Katz and her dad were constantly evicted from apartments. The dog barks from inside their homes were ear-splitting. The stench from litter boxes on balconies, overwhelming.

“He couldn’t say no to me,’’ said Katz. “And I couldn’t say no to the animals.”

That was about two decades ago and Katz, 36, still can’t say no to the animals — especially missing ones. In the past few weeks alone, Katz, who operates out of a cage-cluttered Fort Lauderdale, Fla., apartment, has helped track down a French bulldog that escaped a yard and a Chihuahua stolen from an animal clinic in South Miami-Dade.

Another French bulldog named Brunno went missing for 180 days — that’s 3 1/2 dog years — before Katz reunited him with owners earlier this year, a body-wagging reunion in Fort Lauderdale caught on video. And last year, she helped basketball legend Michael Jordan’s daughter find her missing Pomeranian.

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Read more at: http://www.post-gazette.com/pets/pet-reports/2017/05/17/Her-name-is-Katz-She-s-a-pet-detective-And-she-s-gonna-find-your-missing-dogs/stories/201705170142

McCandless man sentenced in child-porn case – Pittsburgh Post

A former PNC mortgage broker was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in federal prison for taking sexually explicit digital images of a young girl he had molested and sending them to someone he met online.

U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak imposed that term on Travis Glies, 38, of McCandless.

Glies was indicted in May and pleaded guilty in December following an investigation by the FBI and the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office.

He agreed to the 18 years as part of his plea.

The case started in March when Google submitted a CyberTipline report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that someone using the email address pghfootballguy@gmail.com and glies2002@gmail had uploaded child porn onto Google Plus.

Detectives tracked the email addresses to the Glies home, where he lived with his wife and children.


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Skeletal remains found in McKeesport identified – Pittsburgh Post

Skeletal remains found in a small, wooded area behind the 900 block of Washington Street in McKeesport earlier this week have been identified as those of Dominick Brown-Hill, a Penn Hills man who has been missing for almost five years, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner’s office.

Mr. Brown-Hill, who was 21 years old when he disappeared, was last seen being dropped off at an apartment complex on Althea Drive in Penn Hills on March 22, 2012. The following day, he phoned a roommate and said he would be home that evening but never arrived, according to the Charley Project, which profiles about 9,500 missing person cases, mainly in the United States,

The county police homicide unit is investigating. The cause and manner of death are still pending.

Read more at: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2017/02/25/Skeletal-remains-found-in-McKeesport/stories/201702250141

Half of 2016 murders in Pittsburgh are unsolved. How does the city stack up, and what needs to be done?

Pittsburgh police investigated 59 killings in 2016, one of the most violent years in recent history. Only 29 murders were solved, and all but two of the unsolved cases had Black victims.

“It’s as bad as it can be in Pittsburgh,” Thomas Hargrove, founder of the Murder Accountability Project, said of the racial disparity.

The 29 solved cases involved 22 Black victims, one Hispanic victim and six White victims.

Much larger cities like Los Angeles and New York City have figured out how to solve killings, Hargrove said, while law enforcement across the country, in cities like Pittsburgh, fails to dedicate enough resources and manpower to murders.

At stake is the integrity of the justice system.

“When a killer does not get caught,” Hargrove said, “he is allowed to walk the street as a living testament that there are no sanctions for murder.”

Tim McNulty, spokesman for Pittsburgh Mayor

Read more at: https://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2017/01/12/half-of-2016-murders-in-pittsburgh-are-unsolved-how-does-the-city-stack-up-and-what-needs-to-be-done/