Metro Beat…2 women jailed on charges they shoplifted with kids in tow

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Two women are jailed on charges they shoplifted at a Pittsburgh Target store with two kids in tow, and police say one woman was so intoxicated she didn’t even know what store she was in.
KDKA-TV reports ( ) 31-year-old Sara Fuss, of Pittsburgh, and 38-year-old Heather Garland were arrested Sunday.
Police also charged Fuss with child endangerment because her children, 7 and 2 years old, were with the women. Police say the women, who were both intoxicated, spent about two hours stuffing a stroller carrying Fuss’ child with merchandise.
Police say Fuss called relatives to pick up her children after police arrested the women, but was so intoxicated she kept telling relatives she was at a Kmart store in nearby Swissvale.
Online court records don’t list attorneys for the women.
Officials: 24-year-old man fatally shot on the Parkway East
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pennsylvania State Police and the Pittsburgh Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting on the Parkway East that claimed the life of a 24-year-old man.
The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office says Shaka McGhie was shot around 11 p.m. Sunday in an inbound lane of the highway near the Churchill exit.
Officials say the Forest Hills resident was taken by a private vehicle to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, where he was pronounced dead at 11:37 p.m.
Authorities say the incident is related to a crime scene on the parkway, which is patrolled by state police.
No arrests have been made.
An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.
Defense lawyer skips hearing so wife in labor won’t kill him
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A Pittsburgh defense attorney got a hearing postponed at the last minute after convincing a judge that his wife’s labor was a matter of life _ or his death.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( reports Marc Daffner was granted a continuance Thursday after filing a blunt request with a Pittsburgh City Court magistrate.
It read: “Defense counsel’s wife went into labor at approximately 11:15 a.m. today, and defense counsel will be killed by his wife if he does not get to the hospital immediately.”
Daffner says the district attorney and judge agreed to the move. His client is charged with receiving stolen property.
Daffner says, “I didn’t have a legal reason for the continuance, but that was the truth.”
Daffner’s staff couldn’t immediately confirm Friday whether his wife had given birth.
Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,


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