Driver crashes car into Connecticut hospital, tries to light himself on fire, officials say | Fox News

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

A driver intentionally crashed his car into a Connecticut hospital’s emergency room entrance Thursday morning and set himself on fire, officials said. Images from the scene showed a silver vehicle with smashed windshields resting inside the building and the entrance to the hospital demolished. The fire department was called to the scene to put out the flames, WTNH reported. Middletown Mayor Dan Drew did not provide a possible motive in the incident. […] READ MORE

National Margarita Day

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

National Margarita Day focuses on appreciating the margarita, a tequila-based alcoholic cocktail.  The origins of National Margarita Day are not well documented, although accounts of the day begin to emerge in the 1990s. A margarita is cocktail made of tequila, triple sec and either lime or lemon juice served in a cocktail glass with salt on the rim.  Like the origin of the holiday, the origin of margarita is unclear as numerous […] READ MORE

Flood warning in effect in Western Pennsylvania through 4:30 p.m. | TribLIVE

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

A flood warning is in effect in the Pittsburgh region through 4:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. The warning applies to Allegheny, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties, along with southern Beaver County, southwestern Armstrong County, northern Fayette County and southwestern Indiana County. Communities expected to experience flooding included Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Ross, McCandless, Penn Hills, Bethel Park, Monroeville and Moon in Allegheny County; Peters in Washington County; […] READ MORE

HEMPFIELD CLASSES CANCELLED WEDNESDAY AFTER STUDENT BREAK-IN | 107.1 FM WHJB | Classic Hits 107.1 FM WHJB | Greensburg, PA

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

  Police say that a student pushed open a screen and got in the building. The student told police that he was sleep walking at the time The student claimed that upon waking up and realizing  he was in the school that he called police. School officials canceled classes because of security concerns. Police are continuing to investigate. Source: HEMPFIELD CLASSES CANCELLED WEDNESDAY AFTER STUDENT BREAK-IN | 107.1 FM WHJB […] READ MORE

Trump calls for arming teachers, raising gun purchase age to stop ‘savage sicko’ shooters | Fox News

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

  President Trump on Thursday defended his call to arm some teachers as a way to stop a “savage sicko” from causing mass casualties, while also calling for gun control measures — including raising the age for purchasing firearms to 21. Source: Trump calls for arming teachers, raising gun purchase age to stop ‘savage sicko’ shooters | Fox News Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump I never said “give teachers guns” like […] READ MORE

Report: KKK chapters drop steeply despite ‘hate group’ surge

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

  The number of Ku Klux Klan chapters in the U.S. is plummeting as a new generation of khaki-clad racists rejects hoods and robes for a “hipper” brand of hate, according to a report Wednesday by an organization that tracks far-right extremists. The Southern Poverty Law Center said its count of Klan groups fell from 130 in 2016 to 72 last year, despite a surge of activity in the broader […] READ MORE

Laptop battery blamed for garage fire near Fort Pitt Tunnel | Reading Eagle – AP

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities are blaming a laptop battery for causing a fire that forced the shutdown of the westbound lanes of Pittsburgh’s Fort Pitt Tunnel. Pennsylvania’s Transportation Department says the fire broke out in a PennDOT maintenance garage near the tunnel on the Parkway West around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday. The westbound lanes were closed for about two hours. Source: Laptop battery blamed for garage fire near Fort Pitt Tunnel […] READ MORE

HOME DEPOT PITTSBURGH: The Home Depot hiring 700 associates in Pittsburgh area | WPXI

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

The Home Depot is hiring 700 associates to fill positions at stores in the Pittsburgh area, the home improvement retailer announced Wednesday. Employment opportunities include both permanent part-time and seasonal positions in the company’s stores and distribution facilities. Positions include sales, cashiers, operations and online order fulfillment. Applying for the job can be done at careers.homedepot.com. People can also text HOMEDEPOT to 52270 for a link to apply. Source: HOME […] READ MORE

Woman left paralysed from neck down after sit-up accident at gym | The Independent

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

A young woman was left paralysed from the neck down when she fell from a piece of exercise equipment while doing sit-ups at the gym. Marcelle Mancuso is a 23-year-old law graduate from São José do Rio Preto in Brazil.  In January 2016, Mancuso was performing a simple inverted sit-up at the gym when the accident occurred.  An inverted sit-up involves lying backwards on a piece of apparatus and doing […] READ MORE

California school shooting plot thwarted, police say | Fox News

February 22, 2018 wpanews 1

A plot by a “disgruntled” student who was planning a mass shooting at a Southern California high school was thwarted after a security guard overheard a conversation, authorities said Tuesday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said a security guard at El Camino High School in Whittier, located east of Los Angeles, overheard the student threaten to open fire on the school Friday. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida told the Associated […] READ MORE

Dems flip Kentucky House seat held by lawmaker who killed himself | Fox News

February 21, 2018 wpanews 0

  Democrats gained a seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives Tuesday after a special election following the suicide of a GOP lawmaker who had faced sexual assault allegations. Linda Belcher, a retired teacher and former Democratic state lawmaker, soundly defeated Rebecca Johnson, who was attempting to serve out the remainder of her late husband’s term. Belcher had lost to Dan Johnson by fewer than 200 votes in 2016. Source: […] READ MORE

Officer shot, killed in Prince George’s County, Maryland

February 21, 2018 wpanews 0

  BRANDYWINE, Md. — An officer was shot and killed Wednesday morning in Maryland, according to Prince George’s County police. PGPDNEWS ✔@PGPDNews With broken hearts, we are announcing that one of our officers was shot and killed today. The brave officer was shot while stepping in to protect a woman threatened in a domestic situation. Please keep his family and our department in your prayers. 12:16 PM – Feb 21, 2018 […] READ MORE