Morning news report: Jeannette police search for missing teen; 1 injured in an industrial accident in Chartier

Morning news report: Jeannette police search for missing teen;  1 injured in an industrial accident in Chartier

Here are some of the latest news from this morning, Friday, February 9:

Jeannette Police are searching for the missing teen

The Jeannette Police Department is asking the public for help finding a missing 14-year-old girl.

Josefia Guadalupe Shires was last seen leaving Jeannette Senior High School around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, TribLive’s news partner WTAE reported.

Police said Sherise recently moved to Janet from Orange County, California. She has no cell phone or other ways to communicate.

Police asked anyone who may know her whereabouts to call them at 724-527-4013 or call Westmoreland County 911 at 724-836-1551.

1 injured in an industrial accident in Chartier

One person was sent to a local trauma center Thursday after an industrial accident in the town of Chartier, according to the ambulance company and EMS chief.

EMS said it worked with Chartiers Township police, fire crews and STAT MedEvac.

Additional information about the accident and the extent of the victim’s injuries was not immediately available.

Police say the car fire is being investigated as arson

Pittsburgh police and fire crews were dispatched to a burning vehicle early Friday morning.

The fire was reported at about 2:45 a.m. in the 1000 block of Woods Run Road along the border of the city’s Brighton Heights and Marshall-Shadeland neighborhoods.

Public safety officials said firefighters quickly brought the situation under control.

Officials said preliminary investigations indicate that the fire was intentional. Fire department detectives are conducting the investigation.

The Wilkinsburg-Pa. Joint Water Authority is working to fix the billing glitch

The Wilkinsburg-Pa. Joint Water Authority on Thursday told its customers it was working to fix the billing glitch.

The authority said in a press release that it recently moved to a new format for payment processing and billing. Due to the transfer process, some customers may have received incorrect information on their monthly bills.

“While we believe this billing issue affects a small number of customers, we apologize for any confusion and inconvenience,” the authority said. “We are committed to providing accurate billing and are constantly working to improve our services.”

Customers who believe they have incorrect information on their bill can contact WPJWA Customer Service at 412-243-6200 or

Julia Felton is a TribLive reporter covering Pittsburgh City Hall and other news in and around Pittsburgh. A graduate of La Roche University, she joined the Trib in 2020. She can be reached at

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