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Church anniversary

Central Baptist Church in the Hill District will celebrate its 119th Church Anniversary July 14-15 and July 18 and is asking for past and present members to join them.

There will be several services featuring preachers from the Pittsburgh area.

Along with the worship services, the church will be producing a documentary about its history and its impact on the Hill District.

“We request and would love to interview past members. We desire that you share your memories in person or by providing copies of historical documents, pictures of Central Baptist Church and past members. If you do not have a copy, we can make a copy and promise to immediately return this to you with care,” said Karen Lockett, Anniversary Committee Communication coordinator.

Anyone looking for information regarding the anniversary or documentary; call the church office at 412-566-1437.

Woman killed in

shootout with

dealers, cops

AP—Allegheny County officials are investigating a Pittsburgh shooting between drug dealers and police that left a 24-year-old mother dead.

Authorities say Arika Haines­worth used her East End apartment to store drugs and money belonging to drug dealers. Police say three men broke into her home Sunday and held her 8-year-old son at gunpoint while demanding money.

Police responded to the scene and a shootout ensued. Haines­worth was shot in the chest and killed. Police do not believe officers killed Hainesworth because of the angle in which she was shot, but an investigation is continuing. One man, Richard Woodward, has been arrested and charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and other charges. They are still searching for two other suspects. The five officers involved in the shooting are on paid leave while the investigation is continuing.


delivery drivers

Authorities are warning delivery drivers to be alert and take precautions after several robbery incidents have occurred within the last week, resulting in two drivers being shot.

The latest was Monday evening, when a 56-year-old driver was shot in the arm while delivering to Second Street in Braddock. He was taken to the hospital. This is just one day after a pizza delivery driver was shot in the Hill District while making a delivery to a home on Bedford Avenue. He was shot in the leg and chest.

Last week, two drivers were robbed in Carrick and Mt. Oliver. No one has been arrested or charged in any of the incidents.

Police have released several suggestions for driver’s safety, which include driving past the address once to check it out for suspicious activity, beware of dark and unlit units, if it is possible, have the customer meet them at the sidewalk of the residence, do not leave vehicles running or doors unlocked and follow one’s instincts.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pittsburgh Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151.

Still accepting vouchers

Although there is new ownership, the Allegheny County Health Department announced that the Foodland grocery store located in Duquesne Village in West Mifflin will continue to participate in the county’s federally funded supplemental food program, the Women, Infants and Children program.

WIC vouchers will be accepted and are good for items such as formula, milk, eggs, cheese, vegetables, canned and fresh fruit and more. For more information on what stores and locations participate, visit the Health Department’s website at

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