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3 IT’S A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS ACROSS THE AREA BUT SOME OF YOU ARE SEEING SOME SHOWERS….. SHOWERS…….WITH MORE DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON.>>>GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE. IT’S A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS ACROSS THE AREA BUT MOST OF YOU ARE SEE SHOWERS OUT THERE.>>MORE DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON.>>SOME OF US STARTING TO SEE THAT SUNSHINE BREAK OUT ESPECIALLY IN PITTSBURGH AND POINT NORTH AND WEST. BUT THEN OTHERS TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF THE CITY AS YOU SEE ON OUR VISIBLE SATELLITE, STILL DEALING WITH THE CLOUDS AND THAT’S WHERE WE’RE FIGHTING THE RAIN. TAKE A CLOSER LOOK HERE WHERE WE’RE SEEING THE BRIGHT COLOR OF WHITE. THAT IS WHERE WE HAVE THE CLOUDS THAT ARE STILL HANGING ON. THE REST OF US STARTING TO SEE A LITTLE BIT OF CLEARING TAKING PLACE RIGHT THROUGH THIS AREA. STARTING TO SEE SOME SUN BREAK OUT. THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE DEALING WITH THE CLOUDS ARE DEALING WITH A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN OUT THERE AS WELL. WE HAVE THOSE SPOTTY SHOWERS THAT WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA. LOOKS LIKE I’M HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF AN ISSUE WITH THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE GRAPHICS BUT THIS RIGHT HERE, GREENSBURG, WESTMORELAND COUNTY, DOWN TOWARD FAYETTE COUNTY. I’LL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THAT AND HOPEFULLY I CAN BRING THAT TO YOU IN A FEW MINUTES.>>>BREAKING NEWS IN AN ONGOING LEBANON INVESTIGATION. A JUDGE UPHELD AN ATTRIBUTION RULING TO REINSTATE A POLICE OFFICER ACQUITTED IN A ROAD RAGE INCIDENT. CHANNEL 11’S RICK EARLE WAS FIRST TO REPORT THE DEPARTMENT FIRED OFFICER ROBERT KRAMER TWO YEARS AGO AFTER HE WAS ACCUSED OF POINTING A GUN AT A CIVILIAN. A JURY ACQUITTED KRAMER OF THE CHARGES. IN MARCH CHANNEL 11 TOLD YOU ABOUT THE RULING. TODAY’S RULING UPHELD THAT.>>>WE’VE GOT NEW VIDEO TO SHOW YOU THIS AFTERNOON OUT OF MURRAYSVILLE. A DUMP TRUCK ROLLED OVER ON PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD. OUR PARTNERS AT THE TRIB REPORT THE DRIVER WAS TRAPPED AT ONE POINT. AT LAST CHECK THE ROAD WAS STILL CLOSED. IT’S NOT CLEAR HOW THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED. WE’LL BRING YOU MORE INFORMATION AS SOON AS WE GET IT.>>>NEW AT NOON, IF YOU LIKE TO GO FOR A WALK OR RUN AT HIGHLAND PARK RESERVOIR, YOU NEED TO START PLANNING A NEW ROUTE. CHANNEL 11’S MIKE HOLDEN IS LIVE WITH THE WORK BEING DONE AND HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. WALKERS, RUNNERS, PLAN AHEAD. WE’VE HAD THE CHANCE TO TALK WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE. YES, THE VIEW IS AMAZING. THEY UTILIZE IT ON A DAILY BASIS AND THEY SEE THIS AS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD. MARK YOUR CALENDAR. THE BELOVED WALKWAY AT THE HIGHLAND PARK RESERVOIR IS SHUTTING DOWN, BUT ONLY BRIEFLY. IT’S CLOSING AT THE END OF THE MONTH THROUGH THE SPRING TO MAKE WAY FOR MUCH NEEDED SAFETY AND SECURITY IMPROVEMENTS. THE PWSA IS PUMPING $11 MILLION INTO UPGRADES. THE PROJECT INCLUDES THESE NEW SECURITY CAMERAS THAT WILL PROVIDE A 360 VIEW. IN ADDITION, CREWS WILL REPLACE THE BASE OF THE CONCRETE WALL TO PREVENT DEBRIS AND ANIMALS FROM ENTERING THE RESERVOIR WATER. AN UPGRADE IS BEING DONE AT THE DRINKING WATER MICROFILTRATION PLANT TO PREVENT CONTAMINATION. THE OVERALL AIM IS TO KEEP THE RESERVOIR UNCOVERED AND OPEN SO YOU CAN ENJOY THE SPACE FOR YEARS TO COME.>>WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT. IT’S A LITTLE ICY SO WE MOVED DOWN BELOW. SO WE CAN DEAL WITH IT.>>I WAS OF COURSE A LITTLE SURPRISED AND OF COURSE DISAPPOINTED. I DIDN’T WANT TO KNOW IT WAS SO LONG.>>YOU KNOW WHAT THOUGH? WE’LL GET THROUGH IT. WE ALWAYS DO. WORK WILL CONTINUE AND IT’S EXPECTED, FINGERS CROSSED, TO BE COMPLETED BY APRIL OF 2020. COMING UP ON CHANNEL 11 NEWS AT 5:00, WE’RE TAKING A LOOK AT THE MASTER PLAN. WHERE ELSE YOU CAN WALK. THAT’S COMING UP AT 5:00. REPORTING LIVE FROM THE HIGHLAND PARK RESERVOIR, MIKE HOLDEN, CHANNEL 11 NEWS.>>THANK YOU.>>>THE MAN ACCUSED OF INDECENT EXPOSURE AT THE NORTH PARK POOL APPEARED IN COURT THIS MORNING. YOU MAY RECALL WHEN CHRISTOPHER STEFFY WAS FIRST CHARGED, HE TOLD CHANNEL 11 IT WAS JUST A WARDROBE MALFUNCTION. LIZ WAS THE ONLY REPORTER IN COURT TODAY AND IS LIVE WITH THE LATEST.>>SO THE PRELIMINARY HEARING FOR CHRISTOPHER WAS POSTPONED AT DISTRICT COURT. HE DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY TO US THIS TIME AROUND. BUT HIS DEFENSE ATTORNEY DID SPEAK WITH US AND HE TOLD US HE THINKS ALL SIGNS ARE POINTING TO THIS HAVING BEEN AN ACCIDENT. ONLY CHANNEL 11 CAMERAS WERE HERE AS 62-YEAR-OLD STEFFY LEFT THE COURT. FACING CHARGES AND A BAN FROM COUNTY POOLS AFTER WITNESSES ALLEGED HE EXPOSED HIMSELF IN FRONT OF FAMILIES AT THE NORTH PARK POOL. WE CONFRONTED HIM RIGHT AFTER THOSE CHARGES WERE FILED IN EARLY JULY AND HE CALLED IT A WARDROBE MALFUNCTION. HERE’S WHAT HIS ATTORNEY HAD TO SAY TODAY.>>COMPLETELY MORTIFIED. HE’S TREMENDOUSLY EMBARRASSED. HE FEELS TERRIBLE ABOUT THE SITUATION. LAST THING HE WANTS PEOPLE TO DO IS FEEL EMBARRASSMENT OR DISCOMFORT. SO MORTIFIED WAS THE WORD HE USED.>>WAS THIS INTENTIONAL?>>NOT TO MY KNOWLEDGE.>>WITNESSES, HOWEVER, THEY BELIEVE THIS WAS INTENTIONAL. IN FACT COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW THIS WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT CHRISTOPHER STEFFY WAS ACCUSED OF EXPOSING HIMSELF AT THAT VERY SAME POOL. WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THAT PLUS HIS NEXT COURT DATE COMING UP TONIGHT AT 5:00.>>RIGHT NOW WE’RE WORKING TO LEARN MORE INFORMATION. THREE PEOPLE SHOT OVERNIGHT IN NEWCASTLE.>>HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW NOW. IT HAPPENED ON ADAMS STREET A LITTLE AFTER MIDNIGHT. OUR PHOTOGRAPHER TELLS US POLICE WERE ON THE SCENE FOR JUST ABOUT HALF AN HOUR. EVEN THOUGH YOU CAN SEE HOW ACTIVE IT WAS WHEN HE WAS THERE. WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW THE VICTIMS ARE DOING AND IF POLICE MADE ANY ARREST.>>>CHAOS IN DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH. POLICE SAY A SUSPECT WITH A KNIFE CHASED THE MAN THROUGH TWO VERY BUSY PARTS OF TOWN AFTER STABBING HIM. IT’S THE SECOND STABBING DOWNTOWN IN LESS THAN A WEEK. CHANNEL 11 HAD A CREW THERE OVERNIGHT. POLICE SAY IT WAS JUST BEFORE 11:00 WHEN THEY FOUND THE VICTIM STABBED IN THE ARM AND THE BACK RIGHT IN THE BUSY DINING DISTRICT THERE. THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND EXPECTED TO RECOVER WHILE THE SUSPECT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.>>>INVESTIGATORS SAY THE CONFLICT ACTUALLY STARTED IN THE AREA OF LIBERTY AVENUE AND WOOD STREET. THERE WAS A FIGHT INVOLVING SEVERAL PEOPLE THERE. POLICE SAY AT ONE POINT THE SUSPECT WAS SEEN WAVING A KNIFE. THIS VIOLENCE HAPPENED JUST A FEW BLOCKS FROM A DOUBLE STABBING LESS THAN A WEEK AGO. TWO WOMEN WERE STABBED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT NEAR A BUS STOP ON 6TH AVENUE AND ONE WOMAN DIED. 23-YEAR-OLD JAMES WYATT WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH THE HOMICIDE. AGAIN IN THIS LATEST CASE, POLICE DID MAKE AN ARREST AND WE’RE WORKING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUSPECT AND HOW THE VICTIM IS DOING.>>>IT WAS A YEAR AGO TODAY WHEN PENNSYLVANIA RELEASED ITS GRAND JURY REPORT ON PREDATOR PRIESTS AND IT’S STILL HAVING A HUGE IMPACT, NOT ONLY IN THIS STATE ABOUT AROUND THE WORLD. THE INVESTIGATION INTO CATHOLIC DIOCESE HAS DOCUMENTED ALLEGATIONS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE BY 301 CATHOLIC PRIESTS AND COVER-UPS BY CHURCH OFFICIALS. IT STARTED AS A GRAND JURY PROBE AS WELL AS SIMILAR INVESTIGATIONS IN 18 STATES. THE INVESTIGATION LED TO THE RESIGNATION OF CARDINAL DONALD WIRL, FORMER ARCHBISHOP OF WASHINGTON, D.C. THE G JURY REPORT UNLEASHED A WAVE OF NEW ABUSE REPORTS. THE STATE HAS LOGGED CLOSE TO 2,000 NEW COMPLAINTS. THE GREENSBURG DIOCESE REFERRED 78 COMPLAINTS TO THE WESTMORELAND COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY. THE PUTTS DIOCESE REFERRED MORE THAN 300 NEW ALLEGATIONS TO THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY. THE BISHOP RELEASED A STATEMENT THIS MORNING SAYING IN PART, THIS YEAR HAS BEEN A TIME OF SORROW FOR THE HARM DONE TO PEOPLE AT THE HANDS OF CLERGY WHO ARE EXPECTED TO BE TRUSTED SPIRITUAL LEADERS. CHURCH LEADERS AT ALL SEVEN PENNSYLVANIA DIOCESE HAVE SINCE SET UP VICTIM COMPENSATION FUNDS TO PAY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO SURVIVORS OF ABUSE.>>>THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INVESTIGATION OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S DEATH. OFFICIALS ARE NOW LOOKING INTO WHETHER THE PRISON GUARDS WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CHECKING ON HIM WERE SLEEPING AT THE TIME.>>Reporter: GROWING QUESTIONS SURROUNDING JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S APPARENT SUICIDE IN HIS MANHATTAN JAIL CELL. TWO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS TELLING NBC NEWS INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER THE GUARDS RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING ON EPSTEIN AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH WERE SLEEPING ON THE JOB. LOG BOOKS NOW BEING EXAMINED TO SEE IF THERE ARE DISCREPANCIES COMPARED TO WHAT’S ON THE PRISON GUARD SYSTEM. SOURCES NOW SAYING THERE’S A GAP OF SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE EPSTEIN WAS FOUND IN HIS CELL. AS FOR THE GUARDS THEMSELVES, A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH THE INVESTIGATION NOW TELLS NBC NEWS THAT ONE MALE EMPLOYEE WHO WAS WORKING OVERTIME WHEN EPSTEIN DIED WAS NOT A FULL FLEDGED CORRECTIONS OFFICER. HOWEVER, THE EMPLOYEE HAD BEEN A CORRECTIONS OFFICER THERE FOR SEVEN YEARS BEFORE HE ACCEPTED A DIFFERENT JOB WITH BETTER PAY AND BETTER HOURS, AND HAD FULL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE AS A CORRECTIONS OFFICER.>>WE’RE NOW LEARNING OF SERIOUS IRREGULARITIES AT THIS FACILITY THAT ARE DEEPLY CONCERNING.>>Reporter: ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR PLACING BOTH OF THE GUARDS ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE, AND ALSO REASSIGNING THE PRISON WARDEN TO ANOTHER FEDERAL INSTITUTION.>>THE WOMAN WHO ACCUSED EPSTEIN OF RAPING HER WHEN SHE WAS 15 YEARS OLD IS NOW TAKING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST EPSTEIN’S LONG-TIME ASSOCIATES.>>>NEW AT NOON, STATE TROOPERS ARE ONCE AGAIN CRACKING DOWN ON SPEEDING DRIVERS, THIS TIME IN INDIANA COUNTY. OPERATION YELLOW JACKET IS UNDERWAY. IT IS A PROGRAM IN WHICH STATE TROOPERS WORK WITH PENNDOT TO NOT ONLY CATCH SPEEDERS BUT ENFORCE THE STEER CLEAR LAW, THE LAW THAT REQUIRES YOU TO MOVE OVER FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES. IF YOU DON’T MOVE OVER, YOU COULD FACE A FINE.>>>A RACCOON IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR RABIES. IT WAS FOUND ON NORTH PETRY ROAD IN ROBINSON TOWNSHIP. THIS IS THE 17TH RABID ANIMAL REPORTED IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY. THERE HAVE BEEN 14 RACCOONS, TWO BATS AND A CAT.>>>STATE LEADERS ARE TAKING ACTION TO CLOSE A LOOPHOLE REGARDING DAY CARES. IT COMES DAYS AFTER FIVE CHILDREN DIED IN A FIRE IN ERIE. DAYCARES ARE ONLY EXPECTED TO BE INSPECTED BY THE STATE, NOT LOCAL FIRE INSPECTORS. IT DOESN’T CHECK THE HOME’S WIRING, THE FIRE INSPECTOR DOES. FACILITIES LOCATED IN PRIVATE HOMES ARE GENERALLY EXPECT TO HAVE A SMOKE DETECTOR ON EACH FLOOR AND THE BASEMENT.>>WE GO TO FIRES A LOT AND WE HAVE VERY FEW FATALITIES IN THIS CITY. AND THAT’S BECAUSE THEY’RE SMOKE DETECTORS. SMOKE DETECTORS SAVE LIVES. AS SIMPLE AS THAT.>>THE AT-HOME DAYCARE CAUGHT ON FIRE ON SUNDAY HAD ONE SMOKE DETECTOR IN THE ATTIC. THE CHIEF SAID THAT IS JUST NOT ENOUGH.>>>A NEW BILL IS STILL BEING WRITTEN AND WE’LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN IT GETS INTRODUCED IN HARRISBURG.>>>IT’S BEEN NEARLY TWO WEEKS SINCE AN EXPLOSION LEVELED A HOME IN WASHINGTON COUNTY. CHANNEL 11 WAS THERE AS NEIGHBORS DRILLED COLUMBIA GAS OFFICIALS FOR ANSWERS.>>>WINNING THE WORLD’S FORTNITE TITLE. THE DANGER THAT PUT HIS FAMILY IN WHEN POLICE SHOWED UP TO HIS HOME WITH GUNS DRAWN.>>>HERE’S A CHECK OF THE RADAR. YOU CAN SEE THOSE SHOWERS THAT ARE MOVING THROUGH SOME OF OUR EASTERN COUNTIES RIGHT NOW. I’LL LET YOU KNOW HOW LONG THE RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST AND WHEN WE’RE LOOKING AT THE THREAT FOR THUNDERSTORMS AND SEVERE WE>>>AS YOU ALL WELL KNOW, IT WAS AN UNBELIEVABLE SIGN. A WASHINGTON COUNTY HOME EXPLODES IN A GAS EXPLOSION. COLUMBIA GAS TOOK RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BLAST. LAST NIGHT HOMEOWNERS GOT TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT REPAIRS TO THEIR HOMES AND FUTURE CONSTRUCTION.>>THEY FOUND OUT COLUMBIA GAS WILL RESUME WORK IN THE TOWNSHIP. DOZENS OF PEOPLE TOOK THEIR CONCERNS TO THE COMPANY.>>I’M UPSET. THE EMOTIONAL STRESS. THE STRESS OF EVERYTHING. ALL OF YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS BEING GONE, HAVING TO FIND A NEW PLACE TO LIVE.>>Reporter: AMBER IS ONE OF THE SEVERAL NEIGHBORS WHO SPOKE FACE-TO-FACE TO THE COLUMBIA GAS CEO. SHE HAD TO FIND A NEW PLACE TO LIVE AFTER HER HOUSE WAS CONDEMNED. IT WAS BADLY DAMAGED AFTER THE HOME ON PARK AVENUE EXPLODED, LEAVING DEBRIS ALL OVER THE PROPERTY AND WINDOWS BLOWN OUT IN NEARBY HOUSES.>>THE PEOPLE I’VE BEEN TALKING TO, OTHER THAN MY INSURANCE COMPANY WHICH HAS BEEN GREAT, HAVE BEEN CONDESCENDING AND I’M NOT GETTING ANYWHERE.>>Reporter: COLUMBIA GAS ADMITTED IT’S THEIR FAULT. THEY WERE MAKING GAS LINE UPGRADES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND FAILED TO PUT A PRESSURE REGULATOR IN THE HOME. THE CEO SAID DESPITE REVIEWING COMPANY RECORDS, THEY MISSED IT.>>WE’VE TAKEN RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS INCIDENT AND WE NEED TO WORK WITH THE RESIDENTS AND OUR CUSTOMERS. WE NEED TO COMMUNICATE BETTER AND WE’VE PLEDGED TO DO THAT.>>Reporter: TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS SAY THERE WERE COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS BEFORE THE EXPLOSION. THEY NEVER KNEW WHEN WORK WAS BEING COMPLETED.>>IT’S MORE TRANSPARENT. WE’LL BE ABLE TO SEE DAY-TO-DAY WHAT’S GOING ON AND MAKE BETTER RESULTS THAT WAY.>>COLUMBIA GAS AGREED TO HAVE WEEKLY PROGRESS MEETINGS WITH THE TOWNSHIP TO UPDATE FOLKS ON THE WORK THAT’S BEEN DONE AND WORK THAT STILL NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED.>>>STATE POLICE ARE PUTTING OUT MORE CLUES IN HOPES OF FIGURING OUT HOW A HISTORICAL STORE CAUGHT FIRE. THIS DODGE RAM WAS SEEN PARKED NEARBY A SHORT TIME BEFORE THE FIRE. THEY WANT TO TRACK DOWN THE DRIVER. TWO WEEKS AGO STATE POLICE RELEASED THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF TWO MEN SEEN WALKING BY JUST 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE FIRE SPARKED THERE. AT ONE POINT NO ONE HAS COME FORWARD.>>>A PERSON OF INTEREST IN A PENNSYLVANIA DOUBLE HOMICIDE MIGHT BE IN FLORIDA THIS MORNING. THE ST. JOHN’S COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS JACK TURNER HAS BEEN SPOTTED AT LEAST THREE TIMES NEAR ST. AUGUSTINE. HE ACTUALLY LIVED THERE BEFORE MOVING TO PENNSYLVANIA. POLICE WANT TO TALK TO TURNER ABOUT THE MURDERS. THEY SAY HE STOLE A CAR AND ROBBED A GAS STATION AFTER THE MURDERS. HE’S CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS.>>>A PENNSYLVANIA 16-YEAR-OLD WON MILLIONS OF DOLLARS PLAYING FORTNITE BUT THERE’S A DOWNSIDE OF BEING A WORLD CHAMPION. THAT WAS A REAL 911 CALL, JUST A FEW DAYS AGO POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE HOME OF KYLE GEARSDORF. THEY HAD THEIR GUNS DRAWN, THINKING THEY WERE WALKING INTO A DANGEROUS SITUATION, BUT IT WAS ALL A PRANK KNOWN AS SWATTING.>>THIS IS NOT A JOKE. THIS IS NOT A PRANK. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS CRIME.>>SOMEONE WAS IMPERSONATING THE 16-YEAR-OLD. WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHY.>>>A WARNING ABOUT DUQUESNE LIGHT SCAMS. APPARENTLY THEY’RE MAKING THE ROUNDS IN OUR AREA AGAIN. IT IS PRETTY SIMILAR TO OTHER SCAMS WE’VE TOLD YOU ABOUT BEFORE. THE CALLER CLAIMS TO BE A DUQUESNE LIGHT REP AND THREATENS TO SHUT OFF YOUR ELECTRICITY. THESE CALLS ARE NOT COMING FROM DUQUESNE LIGHT. IF YOU’RE UNSURE, CALL THE COMPANY BACK WITH A PHONE NUMBER YOU LOOK UP YOURSELF TO CHECK.>>>GOOD AFTERNOON. TAKING A LIVE LOOK AT STORM TRACKER DOPPLER 11 RADAR. WE’RE SEEING SOME SHOWERS. ZOOMING IN TO FAYETTE COUNTY, NOTICING SOME OF THE HEAVIER SHOWERS THAT HAVE BEEN PUSHING NORTH OF THE UNIONTOWN AREA. THESE ARE PUSHING THROUGH SOUTHERN WESTMORELAND COUNTY AND THE RIDGES RIGHT NOW. ALSO HAVE A FEW OF THOSE ONGOING IN EASTERN GREENE COUNTY. TAKING YOU TO THE NORTH THROUGH BUTLER COUNTY, YOU’RE NOTICING SOME OF THESE SHOWERS PUSH FROM NORTH TO SOUTH AND WE’LL CONTINUE WITH THAT CHANCE OF A POPUP SHOWER OR THUNDERSHOWER FOR THE DAY TODAY. VISIBILITY IS LOOKING GOOD. AFTER THIS MORNING’S REALLY THICK FOG, WE’RE LETTING YOU KNOW YESTERDAY THAT THAT FOG COULD BE THICK IN SPOTS OUT THERE THIS MORNING SO WE’RE DEALING WITH THAT AT TIMES WITH JUST A QUARTER MILE VISIBILITY. HERE’S A LOOK AT THE VISIBILITY, JUST REDUCED TO ABOUT 6 MILES IN GREENSBURG RIGHT NOW. TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE UPPER 70s. THEY’VE REBOUNDED NICELY NOW THAT WE’VE SEEN THE SUNSHINE COME OUT. 79 IN BEAVER. 79 IN BUTLER. FOLKS THAT ARE STILL DEALING WITH THE CLOUDS IN THE RIJSS AND EASTERN COUNTIES, THOSE TEMPERATURES AREN’T BUDGING MUCH RIGHT NOW IN THE LOWER 70s. IT IS HUMID. IF YOU’VE BEEN OUTSIDE, WE’VE GOT DEW POINTS IN THE MID 60s. WE’VE GOT THE UNCOMFORTABLE FEEL THROUGH THE AIR. STORM TRACKER WILL SHOW US THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE DAY TODAY. THERE IS THAT CHANCE FOR A SPOTTY SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM. SO GRAB YOUR UMBRELLA BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT. YOU CAN NOTICE HOW IT’S NOT GOING TO BE VERY WIDESPREAD TODAY AND THE RAINFALL WILL NOT BE TOO TERRIBLY BAD. COULD GET UNDER A HEAVIER SHOWER BUT NO SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED FOR THE DAY TODAY. OVERNIGHT TONIGHT, PARTLY CLOUDY WITH PATCHY FOG DEVELOPING BUT LOOKS LIKE THURSDAY MORNING LOOKS DRY. 1:00 IN THE AFTERNOON, WE’LL START TO SEE SOME SHOWERS AND EVEN A FEW THUNDERSTORMS POP UP WITH THE HEATING OF THE DAY. WE’RE LOOKING MAINLY AFTER THE LUNCH HOUR FOR THE SCATTERED STORMS TO START COMING IN. ESPECIALLY BY LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING WE’RE GOING TO BE MONITORING STORMS COMING IN OUT OF OHIO. YOU CAN SEE SOME YELLOWS AND ORANGE AND RED COLORS STARTING TO SHOW UP IN THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. 6:30 P.M. THIS 8:30 P.M. AND WE ARE LOOKING AT SOME OF THE STORMS BEING STRONG. WE COULD GET IN ON AN ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AS WELL. IN THE STRONGEST STORMS TOMORROW, DAMAGING WIND GUSTS, HAIL, AND A BRIEF WEAK TORNADO IS POSSIBLE TOMORROW AFTERNOON. THAT’S SOMETHING WE’LL KEEP OUR EYE ON VERY CLOSELY AS THE STORMS START TO DEVELOP. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD OUR SEVERE TEAM 11 APP AND IT WILL BRING YOU ANY ALERTS TO YOUR PHONE. 80 DISEASE FOR THE AFTERNOON HIGH. 5-DAY FORECAST WITH YOUR WEEKEND ALWAYS IN VIEW. UNSETTLED AT TIMES THROUGH FRIDAY. WE’VE ADDED IN A STORM CHANCE FOR FRIDAY OFF THE LATEST MODEL DATA. SATURDAY IS DRY. 86. WE REALLY WARM THINGS UP AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND. 88 BY SUNDAY. PUSHING WELL ABOVE AVERAGE. AVERAGE WILL BE 81 FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. STICK AROUND IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR. WE’LL TALK VISIBILITY FOR YOUR THURSDAY MORNING.>>BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE WPXI STREAMING APP. WE’LL HAVE UPDATES ON THE FORECAST AND TODAY’S TOP STORIES. YOU CAN FIND IT BY SEARCHING WPXI.>>>IT’S A COMMON PROBLEM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. PEOPLE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING.>>AND WE HAVE NEW VIDEO TO SHOW YOU THE DANGERS OF THAT. COMING UP, THE CRASH THAT FORCED A DRIVER OFF THE ROAD.>>>IT’S JUST NOT WORKING. WHY A LOCAL PARRISH CANCELED ITS BEEN SUMMER FESTIVAL.>>>A NEW VIDEO OF A MASSIVE WAREHOUSE FIRE. YOU CAN SEE THE ORANGE GLOW LIT UP THE SKY THIS MORNING. FIREFIGHTERS HAD A TOUGH TIME BATTLING THE BLAZE. THEY WORKED TO KEEP THE FLAMES FROM SPREADING TO NEARBY BUILDINGS. ONE FIREFIGHTER HURT HIS LEG. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.>>>NEW VIDEO SHOWS A DRIVER CRASHING INTO A POLE. POLICE IN MASSACHUSETTS SAY SHE WAS TEXTING. THAT IMPACT CAUSED THE CAR TO FLIP OVER AND THE POLE ACTUALLY FELL TO THE GROUND. THE MAN WHO TOOK THE VIDEO HAD TO SLAM ON HIS BRAKES TO AVOID THE WRECK. THE WOMAN WHO CRASHED WAS NOT SERIOUSLY HURT BUT SHE GOT A TICKET FOR TEXTING AND DRIVING. POLICE HOPE THIS VIDEO WILL STOP OTHERS FROM TEXTING.>>>THE CHARTER SCHOOL LAW IS 22 YEARS OLD, AND THE GOVERNOR SAYS IT’S FLAWED AND CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE DRAINING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM OTHER DISTRICTS. NEARLY 140,000 STUDENTS ACROSS THE STATE ARE ENROLLED IN CHARTER OR CYBER CHARTER SCHOOLS AT A COST OF $1.8 BILLION A YEAR TO TAXPAYERS. GOVERNOR WOLF SAYS HE PLANS TO PROPOSE LEGISLATION AND ISSUE SEVERAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS CONCERNING TRANSPARENCY WITH CHARTER SCHOOLS.>>>MOUNT PLEASANT STUDENTS ARE GETTING READY TO HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL. TEACHERS ARE POSSIBLY GETTING READY TO STRIKE. THEIR TEACHERS UNION ISSUED A STRIKE AFTER FAILING TO REACH AN AGREEMENT OVER A CONTRACT. THEY’VE BEEN WITHOUT ONE FOR ABOUT A YEAR. THE UNION SAYS THEY DO NOT PLAN TO STRIKE BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ON AUGUST 26TH.>>>POLICE ARE RELEASING NEW DETAILS IN THE DAYTON MASS SHOOTINGS.>>THEY BELIEVE THE SHOOTING WAS PLANNED. THEY DON’T KNOW WHY. COMING UP, THE LATEST ON THE TIMELINE OF THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE ATTACK.>>>WE’RE TRACKING A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN OUT THERE. I WANT TO BRING YOU AN UPDATE TO STORM TRACKER DOPPLER 11 RADAR.>>>SPOTTY SHOWERS ARE MOVING THROUGH PARTS OF THE AREA.>>MORE RAIN DEVELOPING TODAY. KEEP THOSE UMBRELLAS OUT TODAY.>>HAVE THE RAIN GEAR. YOU’RE GOING TO NEED IT. I DON’T THINK THE RAIN IS GOING TO BE TOO TERRIBLY WIDESPREAD. IF YOU GET UNDER A HEAVIER SHOWER, YOU’LL SEE A QUICK DOWNPOUR. WE’RE NOT EXPECTING A WHOLE LOT OF HEAVY WIDESPREAD RAIN WHICH IS GREAT NEWS. IF YOU HAVE ANY OUTDOOR PLANS, KEEP THE UMBRELLA NEARBY. SHOWING A LITTLE BIT OF SUN STARTING TO POP OUT IN SPOTS. THE CLOUD COVER IS HANGING TOUGH OUT IN THE EASTERN COUNTIES AND THE RIDGES. SO THAT’S WHERE WE’RE SEEING THE SHOWERS RIGHT NOW. FAYETTE COUNTY REALLY WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS. ALSO SOUTHERN WESTMORELAND COUNTY. NORTHERN BUTLER COUNTY MOVING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH. YOU CAN SEE A LITTLE BIT OF RED HERE AND THERE AND A COUPLE OF THE SHOWERS. NO THUNDERSTORMS ARE ONGOING RIGHT NOW. WE CAN’T ENTIRELY RULE OUT LIGHTNING LATER TODAY. WE HAVE A FRONT THAT’S HANGING ACROSS THE AREA. THAT’S WHAT’S KEEPING THE SPOTTY RAIN IN THE FORECAST FOR TODAY. I’M TRACKING A BIGGER WEATHER DISTURBANCE COMING IN FOR TOMORROW THAT’S GOING TO BRING SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. I WANT TO SHOW YOU THE TIMING ON THAT COMING UP IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.>>>TODAY KIDS IN SCOTT TOWNSHIP WERE SUPPOSED TO BE ENJOYING THEIR SUMMER, RIDING THE RIDES AND EATING TOO MUCH CANDY AT THE OUR LADY OF GRACE PARRISH FESTIVAL. THEY CANCELED LAST MINUTE. NOW WE’RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT WHY.>>Reporter: THE FERRIS WHEEL WAS IN PLACE.>>IN 31 YEARS OF BEING A PRIEST, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST SAD MOMENTS THAT I’VE EVER INCURRED.>>Reporter: FESTIVAL GAMES AND ENTERTAINMENT ALL SET AND READY.>>IT’S JUST HEARTBREAKING FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.>>Reporter: BUT THIS YEAR OUR LADY OF GRACE PARISH FESTIVAL WON’T HAPPEN HERE IN SCOTT TOWNSHIP ALL BECAUSE OF A RECENT THREAT SENT TO THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE AT THE END OF JULY.>>IT SAID: CANCEL THE AUGUST AUGUST PARRISH FESTIVAL. SECURITY PROBLEM IS HUGE.>>Reporter: UNNERVING WORDS DURING AN UNCERTAIN TIME. PUTTING ON THE FESTIVAL WASN’T WORTH THE SECURITY RISK FOR THE HUNDREDS EXPECTING TO ATTEND.>>WHAT REALLY WAS THE GAME CHANGER FOR US IN THIS DISCERNMENT WAS THE RECENT SHOOTINGS IN EL PASO AND IN DAYTON.>>Reporter: BECAUSE OF THE CANCELLATION, CHURCH LEADERS SAY THEY’RE ALSO LOSING $50,000 FROM CHURCH MEALS THAT WON’T BE SOLD AND PRIZES AND GIFT BASKETS THAT WON’T BE WON. BUT SAFETY ALWAYS IS THE TOP PRIORITY.>>WE’LL BE STRONGER AND BETTER AND MORE UNIFIED WHEN THIS IS ALL SAID AND DONE.>>SOMETHING BETTER. SOMETHING BETTER WILL COME UP IT.>>UNFORTUNATE SITUATION THERE. AFTER ANNOUNCING THEIR DECISION, CHURCH LEADERS ALSO TOLD US THEY MOURN THE LOSS OF A CAREFREE COMMUNITY.>>>IF YOU LIVE IN LINCOLN, YOU NEED TO BOIL YOUR WATER. WE TOLD YOU YESTERDAY ABOUT A WATER LINE BREAK ON LINCOLN AVENUE AND A SECOND BREAK ON LEMINGTON AVENUE. WATER PRESSURE HAS BEEN RESTORED. WE’LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS LIFTED.>>>MORE DETAILS NOW. THE PWSA SET UP SOME WATER BUFFALOS, AT FIRE STATION NUMBER 15 ON LEMINGTON.>>>RIGHT NOW POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN IN A WHEELCHAIR WHO THEY SAY TRIED TO ROB A BANK. CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP. THE POLICE SURROUNDED THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK ON THE SOUTH SIDE YESTERDAY. THEY SAY THE SUSPECT PASSED A NOTE TO THE TELLER DEMANDING CASH BUT CHANGED HIS MIND. POLICE SAY HE LEFT SUDDENLY BEFORE GETTING ANY MONEY BUT THEY STILL WANT TO TALK WITH HIM.>>>NINE DAYS AFTER A MASS SHOOTING IN DAYTON, OHIO LEFT NINE PEOPLE DEAD AND 17 OTHERS HURT, POLICE HAVE RELEASED NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE GUNMAN AND THE EVENTS OF THAT NIGHT. INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SHOOTING WAS PLANNED BUT THEY STILL DON’T KNOW WHY. HERE’S CHANNEL 11’S DAVID JOHNSON.>>Reporter: NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE NIGHT A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE IN DAYTON, OHIO.>>THIS WAS A PLAN WELL BEFORE HE GOT TO THE OREGON DISTRICT.>>Reporter: AUTHORITIES UNVEILED A TIMELINE OF THE NIGHT. CONNOR BETTS, ALONG WITH HIS SISTER AND A COMPANION, DROVE TO THE OREGON DISTRICT OF DAYTON AND WENT TO A BALL. TWO HOURS LATER, BETTS, NOW ARMED WITH AN ASSAULT STYLE WEAPON, BEGAN SHOOTING. AUTHORITIES RELEASED VIDEO WHICH SHOWS DINERS SCATTERING WHEN THEY HEARD THE GUNFIRE. LESS THAN A MINUTE AFTER THE FIRST SHOT WAS FIRED, BETTS WAS ENGAGED BY POLICE.>>THE SHOOTING STARTED AT APPROXIMATELY 1:05 AND 35 SECOND. WE BELIEVE IT ENDED AT 1:06. THAT’S 37 SECOND.>>Reporter: HE WAS WEARING BODY ARMOR BUT NOT PROPERLY.>>THE WAY IT WAS WORN WAS VULNERABLE. FORTUNATELY WE WERE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE VULNERABILITY.>>Reporter: NINE PEOPLE DIED IN THE MASSACRE. BETTS’ SISTER WAS AMONG THE FIRST KILLED. IT’S NOT CLEAR IF SHE WAS ACTUALLY A TARGET.>>WE’RE DIVIDED ABOUT WHETHER THAT WAS INTENTIONAL OR NOT. I THINK IT’S INCONCLUSIVE.>>Reporter: POLICE SAY EVIDENCE SUGGESTS BETTS ACTED ALONE, AND WHILE POLICE DON’T KNOW HIS MOTIVATION, THEY DO UNDERSTAND HIS MINDSET.>>THERE’S THIS HISTORY OF OBSESSION WITH VIOLENCE AND VIOLENT IDEATIONS, THE DISCUSSION OF INTEREST IN MASS SHOOTINGS AND THE EXPRESSION OF THE DESIRE TO CARRY OUT A MASS SHOOTING.>>DAVID JOHNSON REPORTING THERE. NICHOLAS KUMER, A GRADUATE OF WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL, WAS AMONG THE VICTIMS. HE WAS BURIED ON SATURDAY.>>>UNITED AIRLINES IS SETTING AN EARLIER CUT-OFF TIME FOR WHEN PILOTS MUST STOP DRINKING ALCOHOL BEFORE FLIGHTS. IT USED TO BE EIGHT HOURS. NOW IT’S 12 HOURS. THE CHANGE COMES DAYS AFTER TWO UNITED PILOTS WERE ARRESTED IN SCOTLAND. THEY WERE CHARGED WITH SUSPICION OF BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE BEFORE FLYING TO THE U.S. THE EIGHT-HOUR LIMIT DOES COMPLY WITH FFA RULES AND OTHER AIRLINES SAY THEY’RE NOT MAKING ANY CHANGES.>>>A 14-YEAR-OLD HAS DIED AFTER A FREAK ACCIDENT WHILE VACATIONING WITH HER FAMILY. THEY WERE AT GLACIER NATIONAL PARK IN MONTANA WHEN ROCKS CAME TUMBLING DOWN ON THEIR CAR. THE ROCKS SHATTERED THE REAR WINDSHIELD. PARAMEDICS TRIED TO SAVE THE GIRL BUT SHE DIED ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL. FOUR OTHER PEOPLE IN THE CAR HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. IN 1996, ANOTHER PERSON WAS KILLED BY A ROCK FALL ON THAT SAME ROAD.>>>A PENNSYLVANIA STATE LAWMAKER WANTS TO BRING BACK LICENSE PLATE REGISTRATION STICKERS. PENNDOT MADE THE DECISION TO NO LONGER REQUIRE STICKERS IN 2016. BUT A REP FROM EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA HAS PROPOSED A BILL TO CREATE A TWO-IN-ONE STICKER THAT VERIFIES REGISTRATION AND STATE INSPECTION. HE SAYS PENNDOT LOST $22 MILLION BECAUSE PEOPLE AREN’T RENEWING THEIR REGISTRATIONS ANYMORE BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE TO DISPLAY THE STICKER.>>>A NEW STUDY LOOKED AT WHEN PEOPLE START TAKING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.>>AND THERE WERE SOME SURPRISING RESULTS. MOST EVERYONE IS TAKING BENEFITS WAY TOO SOON. AHEAD, THE BEST AGE TO START TO GET THE MOST MONEY.>>>THE OLD PITTSBURGH PLAYHOUSE DOWNTOWN IS A THING OF THE PAST. WHAT’S PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE OF THAT PRIME PROPERTY.>>>TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THIS VIDEO RIGHT HERE. IMAGINE PULLING UP TO THIS AND HAVING TO RUN TOWARD THE FLAMES TO SAVE PEOPLE. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THIS POLICE OFFICER DID WHEN HE REALIZED TWO WOMEN WERE SLEEPING INSIDE. YOU’RE LOOKING AT VIDEO FROM HIS BODY CAMERA. THIS HAPPENED IN CIRCLEVILLE, OHIO AND THAT’S RIGHT OUTSIDE OF COLUMBUS. THE GARAGE WAS INITIALLY ON FIRE AND WITHIN FIVE MINUTES, THE HOUSE NEARBY WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES. OFFICIALS SAY IF THAT OFFICER WASN’T THERE, THOSE PEOPLE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE DIED. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS A LIGHTNING STRIKE MIGHT HAVE STARTED THE FIRE.>>>THE DEMOLITION OF THE OLD PITTSBURGH PLAYHOUSE IN OAKLAND IS WELL UNDERWAY. POINT PARK UNIVERSITY BOUGHT THE BUILDING AND MAINTAINED IT FOR A WHILE BUT THE UNIVERSITY SAYS IT’S OUTLIVED ITS USEFUL LIFE AND A SCHOOL OPENED THIS NEW PLAYHOUSE ON ITS DOWNTOWN CAMPUS LAST YEAR SO IT’S TEARING DOWN THE OLD ONE.>>AS SAD AS IT IS TO SEE SOMETHING LIKE THAT THAT HASN’T BEEN AROUND FOR SO MANY YEARS TAKEN DOWN, IT’S ALSO INTERESTING TO REALIZE THE THEATER IS MOVING ON AND PITTSBURGH IS STILL A THEATER CITY.>>POINT PARK PLANS TO SELL THE LAND ONCE THE BUILDINGS ARE TORN DOWN. NO WORD YET ON WHAT WILL REPLACE THEM.>>>THEY’RE CALLING HER THE SERIAL WEDDING CRASHER. POLICE SAY THIS WOMAN HAS BEEN SHOWING UP TO WEDDINGS AND STEALING THINGS, MOST OFTEN GIFT CARDS AND CASH. SHE CRASHED AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENT WEDDINGS. SHE ALWAYS DRESSES UP, SOMETIMES EVEN MINGLES WITH THE GUESTS. THERE’S A $4,000 AWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO HER ARREST.>>>THE EARLIEST YOU CAN TAKE SOCIAL SECURITY IS 62 YEARS OLD.>>AND A NEW STUDY HAS SOME SURPRISING RESULTS. ALMOST EVERYONE IS TAKING THEIR BENEFITS TOO EARLY. CONSUMER ADVISOR CLARK HOWARD TELLS YOU THE BEST TIME TO DO IT.>>>I’M TRACKING THE RAIN TODAY, RISK FOR STORMS TOMORROW. PLUS I WANT TO SHOW YOU WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FOR YOUR THURSDAY MORNING COMMUTE.>>>BIG NEWS IN THE TRADE WAR WITH CHINA. THE U.S. IS DELAYING TARIFFS ON SOME POPULAR ITEMS TILL DECEMBER. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THINGS LIKE CELL PHONES, LAPTOPS. OTHER ELECTRONICS. THE PRESIDENT TOUCHED ON THIS DURING HIS VISIT TO BEAVER COUNTY YESTERDAY.>>>THE PARENT COMPANY OF SNAPCHAT REDESIGNED SPECTACLE SUNGLASSES WITH 3D EFFECTS BUT THESE VIDEO RECORDING SUNGLASSES COME WITH A HEFTY PRICE TAG. AT $380, IT’S MORE THAN DOUBLE THE COST OF AN OLDER VERSION. YOU CAN PREORDER THE GLASSES NOW BUT THEY WON’T SHIP UNTIL FALL. SNAP SAYS THAT THE NEW GLASSES ARE A LIMITED EDITION PRODUCT.>>>HOW EARLY IS TOO EARLY TO TAKE SOCIAL SECURITY? THAT’S APPARENTLY A BIG QUESTION FOR MANY PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>OUR CONSUMER ADVISOR CLARK HOWARD EXPLAINS THE BEST TIME TO DO IT.>>THERE WAS A MASSIVE STUDY DONE RECENTLY OF WHEN WE TYPICALLY TAKE OUR SOCIAL SECURITY FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE EARLIEST YOU CAN TAKE IT IS AGE 62. IT FOUND THAT 96% OF US ARE TAKING SOCIAL SECURITY AT THE WRONG TIME. ALMOST ALL OF US TOO EARLY. WHY? BECAUSE EVERY YEAR YOU WAIT TO START TAKING SOCIAL SECURITY, YOUR CHECK IS MUCH LARGER TO START AND GETS LARGER OVER TIME OVER A BIGGER BASE IF YOU WAIT. FOR MANY PEOPLE, IT ACTUALLY MAKES SENSE TO WAIT TILL — GET THIS — AGE 70. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOU SHOULD TAKE IT, WHEN IS THE EXACT RIGHT TIME FOR YOUR SITUATION? THERE’S A SOFTWARE PACKAGE YOU CAN BUY CALLED MAXIMIZE MY SOCIAL SECURITY. MAXIMIZEMYSOCIALSECURITY.COM. I’M CLARK HOWARD.>>AND YOU CAN SEE MORE FROM CLARK HOWARD ON OUR STREAMING APP. SEARCH FOR WPXI ON ROKU, AMAZON FIRE, AND APPLE TV.>>>TAKING A LIVE LOOK HERE, VISIBLE SATELLITE. THE CLOUDS ARE STILL HANGING TOUGH. EVERYWHERE WE’RE SEEING THE BRIGHTER COLORS TOWARD THE END OF THE LOOP, THROUGH OUR EASTERN COUNTIES AND RIDGES. THAT’S WHERE WE HAVE A LOT OF THE THICKER CLOUD COVER. ALSO SEEING THICKER CLOUD COVER THROUGH BUTLER COUNTY, A PLACE THAT’S BEEN DEALING WITH RAIN. THE REST OF US SEEING BREAKS IN THE CLOUDS. STORM TRACKER DOPPLER 11 RADAR. THE SHOWERS ARE REALLY WIDELY SCATTERED FROM GREEN COUNTY INTO FAYETTE AND WESTMORELAND COUNTY. HEAVIER ONE MOVING HERE. YOU CAN SEE THAT RED SHOWING UP. NO LIGHTNING JUST YET. SEE SOME OF THE SCATTERED SHOWERS AS WELL OCCURRING THROUGH BUTLER COUNTY, PUSHING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH, PERIODS OF MODERATE TO BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL. LIGHTNING WILL BE A THREAT FOR THIS AFTERNOON. BUT WE’RE REALLY NOT EXPECTING TO SEE STRONG THUNDERSTORMS OR SEVERE WEATHER OUT THERE TODAY. WHERE WE’VE BEEN SEEING MORE SUNSHINE, LOOK AT THE TEMPS. 80 IN BEAVER. 79, PITTSBURGH. MEANWHILE, LOW 70s OUT EAST IN THE GREENSBURG AREA. IF YOU’RE DOING A LITTLE BIKING HERE THIS AFTERNOON, TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB INTO THE LOW 80s HERE IN PITTSBURGH. BUT AGAIN, JUST BE ADVISED. WE’LL HAVE THAT CHANCE FOR A STRAY SHOWER OR A RUMBLE OF THUNDER. OVERNIGHT TONIGHT WILL BE PARTLY CLOUDY WITH FOG DEVELOPING. THE TEMPERATURE WILL FALL TO ABOUT 64 DEGREES. FOG TRACKER AS PROMISED. WHEN YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR, THICK FOG THIS MORNING. TOMORROW FOG WILL BE AROUND AGAIN. COULD BE LOCALLY DENSE IN SPOTS. SUN WILL SHOW UP IN THE AREAS IN WHITE. 6:30 A.M., STILL DEALING WITH THE FOG. IT WILL LIFT AS WE HEAD CLOSER TO THE 8:00 A.M. HOUR. UNLIKE TODAY WHERE IT LINGERED INTO 10:00 AND 11:00 A.M. STORM TRACKER, WE LOOK AHEAD INTO THURSDAY. IN THE AFTERNOON, ESPECIALLY AFTER LUNCH, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A FEW SHOWERS AND STORMS STARTING TO POP UP. THEN WE’LL BE TRACKING A COUPLE STORMS COMING IN FROM OHIO AND THESE WILL BE MOVING IN FROM THE WEST. SO BY 4:30 IN THE AFTERNOON, WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PUSHING ACROSS THE AREA. WE’LL CARRY THAT THREAT INTO THE EVENING HOURS. YOU’LL DEFINITELY WANT TO STAY WEATHER AWARE FOR THURSDAY. ALSO YOU’RE GOING TO WANT YOUR RAIN GEAR OF COURSE AS WELL. YOU DON’T WANT TO WALK OUT THE DOOR AND GET WET. BUT REALLY THE THREATS ON THURSDAY ARE GOING TO BE DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND HAIL OUT OF THE STRONGEST THUNDERSTORMS. THEN A BRIEF WEAK TORNADO CAN’T BE RULED OUT WITH THE INGREDIENTS IN THE ATMOSPHERE IN THE AFTERNOON. I DON’T THINK WE’RE GOING TO SEE WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER BUT THERE’S A CHANCE IN THE STRONGEST STORMS WE COULD BE DEALING WITH A COUPLE OF THESE ELEMENTS. SEVERE WEATHER TEAM 11 WILL BE HERE TRACKING ANYTHING THAT DEVELOPS. TEMPERATURES, THEY’RE GOING TO BE GOING UP INTO THE LOW 80s AGAIN TOMORROW UNDER A PARTLY SUNNY SKY. OTHERWISE 80 IN PITTSBURGH. 82 IN GREENSBURG. HUMIDITY OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS STILL IN THE MUGGY CATEGORY. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IT REALLY STARTS TO FEEL STICKY AGAIN AS WE BUILD IN THE HEAT AND THE HUMIDITY. PICK DAY OF THE WEEKEND, LOOKS LIKE SATURDAY TO GET OUTSIDE. HERE’S THE 5-DAY FORECAST WITH THE WEEKEND ALWAYS IN VIEW AND WE’LL HAVE 80s CONTINUE ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE WEEK. WE’LL BE GETTING CLOSE TO 88 DEGREES AS WE HEAD INTO SUNDAY.>>>SOME PARENTS IN BUFFALO TOWNSHIP ARE SEARCHING FOR A NEW SCHOOL TO SEND THEIR KIDS TO. THE EVANGEL HEIGHTS ACADEMY IS CLOSE. LOW FINANCES FORCED THE CLOSURE. A KINDERGARTEN CLASS AND CHURCH-RUN PRESCHOOL AND DAYCARE ARE STILL OPEN.>>>IF YOUR KID GOES TO PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS, A LETTER WILL BE LETTING YOU KNOW ABOUT NEW BUS ROUTES. THEY’LL BE ROLLING OUT A MULTI-TIER SCHOOL SCHEDULE. WE WERE THERE AS THE SUPERINTENDENT DID A TEST RUN ON THE NEW ROUTES. PARENTS, YOU’LL BE NOTIFIED OF THE BUS CHANGES BY MAIL.>>>POLICE ARE TRYING TO SOLVE A MYSTERY.>>AND IT IS VERY UNUSUAL. COMING UP, THE OLD SCHOOL TELEVISION THAT SHOWED UP IN DOZENS OF YARDS.>>>BROKE GROUND ON A $60 MILLION SEVEN-STORY HOTEL THAT WILL CONNECT TO THE CASINO, CONTINUING A MASSIVE EXPANSION OF THE SITE. THAT HAPPENED JUST IN THE LAST YEAR. WHEN IT’S DONE, THE LANDING HOTEL WILL BE SEVEN STORIES HIGH AND HAVE 219 ROOMS. HERE’S A GOOD PICTURE OF IT HERE. IT SHOULD BE OPEN IN EARLY 2021 OR MAYBE EVEN BY NEW YEAR’S EVE OF 2020.>>>A MYSTERY IN ONE TOWN IN VIRGINIA. NEARLY 60 PEOPLE WOKE UP TO FIND OLD SCHOOL TV SETS OUTSIDE THEIR HOMES. ONE NEIGHBOR CAUGHT THE INCIDENT ON HIS HOME SURVEILLANCE CAMERA. POLICE SAY THE VIDEO SHOWS A MAN WALKING UP TO THE PORCH, DROPPING OFF A TV, AND WALKING OFF. HOMEOWNERS WERE A LITTLE CONFUSED AT FIRST BUT SOME MANAGED TO LAUGH ABOUT THE SITUATION.>>>POLICE WERE ABLE TO ROUND UP ALL OF THE TVs WITHIN AN HOUR. THEY SAY THE CULPRITS COULD FACE CHARGES.>>>YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK THIS OUT. WHAT MAKES THEM INTERESTING, THE TINY FURRY MAMMALS ARE CLOSELY RELATED TO THE ELEPHANT. THE ZOO STILL NEEDS TO NAME THEM.>>THAT’S ALL FOR CHANNEL 11 NEWS AT NOON. THANKS FOR JOINING US.>>HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY, EVERYONE.

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