Calvin Hall

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When Pittsburgh Police Officer Calvin Hall was fatally shot while off duty in July, friends and family remembered him for wanting to make a difference. And his partner, Reggie Eiland, remembers that Hall believed strongly that the police force should resemble the community it served.

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Prosecutors have announced plans to seek the death penalty in the slaying of an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer shot to death in a street confrontation last month.

The Allegheny County district attorney's office informed the court Monday of intent to seek capital punishment should 30-year-old Christian Bey be convicted of first-degree murder.

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Pennsylvania's top prisons official says six homicides allegedly committed by parolees over the past two months are horrendous and he's ordering a review of the parolees' supervision history.

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Pittsburgh Police Officer Calvin Hall was remembered by many as a difference-maker. 

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Pittsburgh Police arrested and charged Christian Bey for the murder of Officer Calvin Hall, major crimes Commander Victor Joseph told reporters at a Monday afternoon press conference. 

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On today’s program: A Pittsburgh journalist tells the stories of families wounded by the opioid crisis; a Hazelwood support group helps families of kids with autism; Pittsburgh prepares to honor slain Officer Calvin Hall; how Youngstown tracks health issues close to fracking sites; and a Lawrenceville nonprofit teaches residents about their housing rights.

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In front of the Zone One Police Station on Pittsburgh's North Side, a police car blocked the entrance. Its lights were on and a blue wreath hung from its front grill. It was the squad car once driven by Officer Calvin Hall, parked in observance of an End of Watch ceremony to commemorate Hall's death days before.

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Police say a "person of interest" in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer is in custody.

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Pittsburgh police confirm an off-duty officer critically wounded in a street shooting over the weekend has died of his injuries.