Coroner: Westmoreland Co. man dies after being swept away into drainage pipe | WJAC

The Westmoreland County coroner has identified a man who died Saturday evening after being swept away by floodwaters into a storm drain, according to a report.

Coroner Kenneth Bacha says Nathan Roth, 38, was killed Saturday after he was “attempting to clear debris from a storm drain pipe and was swept away by the swift-moving water.”

Roth was pronounced dead at the scene after being swept a few hundred yards away, according to officials.

Bacha determined the cause of death to be asphyxiation due to drowning, the report states.

The drowning occurred around 5:30 p.m. Saturday along Clay Pike Road in Sewickley Township, according to officials.

Greensburg state police investigated the death and ruled it as accidental, a release states.

Source: Coroner: Westmoreland Co. man dies after being swept away into drainage pipe | WJAC

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Phoenix police officer killed, 2 others hurt responding to domestic violence call | Fox News

A police officer for the Phoenix Police Department died Sunday night and two others were injured while responding to a domestic violence call that turned chaotic, the department said in a statement.

The two other officers are expected to recover.

The deceased officer was identified as Greg Carnicle, a commander at the department who was months away from retirement. He served on the force for 31 years and was most recently the head of all evening and weekend patrol operations, the statement read.

Source: Phoenix police officer killed, 2 others hurt responding to domestic violence call | Fox News

Mother And Daughter Taken To Hospital After Tree Falls On Them – CBS Pittsburgh

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (KDKA) — A mother and her 3-year-old daughter are injured after a tree fell on them in Cascade Park in New Castle.

Diana Palumbo suffered a series of fractures and a punctured lung. Her daughter suffered a fractured skull.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon in between the park pavilions and the creek. They were taken to Shenango Fire Hall. From there, choppers took them to two separate hospitals.

Photo Credit: Shelby Cassesse

The mother was taken to a Youngstown Hospital while the daughter was flown to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

They were taken to the hospital in critical condition but both are now in stable condition.

Source: Mother And Daughter Taken To Hospital After Tree Falls On Them – CBS Pittsburgh

National coronavirus updates: President Trump extends social distancing guidelines until April 30

There are now more than 14,000 Air and Army National Guard personnel supporting the COVID-19 response efforts at the direction of their governors, according to a news release from the National Guard.

Source: National coronavirus updates: President Trump extends social distancing guidelines until April 30

National coronavirus updates: More than 14,000 National Guard personnel supporting virus response

There are now more than 14,000 Air and Army National Guard personnel supporting the COVID-19 response efforts at the direction of their governors, according to a news release from the National Guard.

Source: National coronavirus updates: More than 14,000 National Guard personnel supporting virus response

Route 837 In West Mifflin Closed Due To Landslide – CBS Pittsburgh

WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) – A portion Route 837 in West Mifflin is closed until further notice due to a landslide.

Photo Credit: Duquesne Annex Volunteer Fire Company

Both directions are shut down between the Boswell Oil Company in Dravosburg and the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge.

The landslide also caused a car to rollover and one person was injured, according to the Duquense Annex Volunteer Fire Company.

Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Bryce Lutz

No timetable has been made available for the road’s reopening.

Source: Route 837 In West Mifflin Closed Due To Landslide – CBS Pittsburgh

Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Are Finally Back In The United States – CBS Pittsburgh

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have returned to the United States after going into self-quarantine in Australia.

The couple had shared their experience in isolation, offered advice to those sheltering in place and even Wilson rapped to the 1992 hip hop hit “Hip Hop Hooray” by the rap group Naughty by Nature.

Tom Hanks previously played Fred Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”

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Source: Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Are Finally Back In The United States – CBS Pittsburgh

Funerals, weddings canceled, clergy teams in quarantine in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has closed all of its buildings and two clergy teams are self-quarantined.

Source: Funerals, weddings canceled, clergy teams in quarantine in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

Police Respond to Reports of Shots Fired in Sheraden

Date: March 28, 2020
Incident Type: Shooting
Location: Zone 6
Summary:

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 6 responded to a ShotSpotter alert, followed by 911 calls, for multiple shots fired on the 3300 block of Christy Street before 4:15 a.m.

When responding officers arrived on scene they found a male victim with gun shot wounds to the face inside a residence.

He was transported by EMS to a local hospital in serious but stable condition. No one else was in the home.

The Crime Scene Unit processed the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

Source: Shots fired in Sheraden

County Police Investigating Shooting In Homestead – CBS Pittsburgh

HOMESTEAD (KDKA) – Allegheny County Police are investigating a shooting in Homestead.

Homestead Police originally responded to a call of a shooting in the 300 block of West 12th Avenue just after 5:00 p.m.

When they arrived, they found a juvenile male shot in the arm. He was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle.

Allegheny County Police were also requested at the scene and they learned shots were fired from a silver, two-door car with tinted windows.

The boy was struck by a gunshot and fled the scene, which they believe took place on Sylvan Avenue.

According to witnesses, the shooter was described as a black male with dreadlocks, wearing a black and gray shirt with white markings.

Anyone with information is asked to call the County Police Tipline at 1-833-255-8477.

Source: County Police Investigating Shooting In Homestead – CBS Pittsburgh

Illinois infant, under the age of 1, dies after testing positive for coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

  • The child’s death was announced on Saturday. It’s not clear what their age is
  • Illinois Public Health Director Dr Ngozi Ezike said: ‘There has never been a case of COVID-19 death in an infant’
  • The child was among 13 new deaths in Illinois, raising the state’s toll to 47 
  • Last week, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker issued statewide stay-at-home order
  • As of Saturday, 47 Illinois residents have died as total cases approach 3,500 
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

Source: Illinois infant, under the age of 1, dies after testing positive for coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

Two arrested, charged after shots fired at Johnstown Sheetz | WTAJ – www.wearecentralpa.com

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — Police in Johnstown have arrested two individuals involved in an incident at a Johnstown Sheetz where shots were fired.

Dispatch says the call went out just before noon at the Sheetz on Broad Street in Johnstown.

Police say the incident began as a verbal altercation caught on surveillance between Guillermo Alverez and William Sauro, when the situation escalated. Police say during the verbal altercation, Sauro entered his vehicle and attempted to hit Alverez with the vehicle.

Then, police say Alverez pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots at the vehicle.

As a result of the full incident, police have charged Sauro with one count of aggravated assault and one count of recklessly endangering another person.

Police say Alverez is also being charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of recklessly endangering another person.

Both are in custody awaiting arraignment.

Source: Two arrested, charged after shots fired at Johnstown Sheetz | WTAJ – www.wearecentralpa.com

Fact Checking: Blood type impacts Coronavirus

 

 

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – KCRG-TV9’s i9 Investigative Team is checking rumors and speculation circulating about the Coronavirus.

The American Red Cross is in need of blood and platelet donations of all types, especially type O.(Source: Vince Little / US Army)
One rumor a couple viewers asked us was whether blood type made you more or less susceptible to contracting the coronavirus.

The preliminary evidence suggests this is TRUE.

A study awaiting publication in medical journals looked at blood types of COVID-19 patients in China.  It found people with type A blood are about 20-percent more likely to contract Coronavirus than other blood types.  Meanwhile, people with type O blood had about a 30-percent lower chance of getting the virus.

The study did not look at whether those cases are more or less severe based on blood type. It’s important to note that these results are very preliminary because of how new this virus is.

Source: Fact Checking: Blood type impacts Coronavirus

13 residents at Beaver County nursing home test positive for COVID-19

On Friday, 17 other residents showed signs and symptoms of the coronvirus. They were tested Friday night.

Source: 13 residents at Beaver County nursing home test positive for COVID-19

Trump considering quarantine of parts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut – CNNPolitics

(CNN)President Donald Trump said Saturday that he’s considering a short-term quarantine of “hot spots” in parts of the tri-state area — New York, New Jersey and Connecticut — where cases of coronavirus continue to rise.

“We’re thinking about certain things. Some people would like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hotspot. … We might not have to do it, but there’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine, short-term, two weeks on New York. Probably New Jersey, certain parts of Connecticut,” he told reporters as he departed the White House for Norfolk Naval Station to send off a Navy hospital ship to New York.
Trump’s suggestion comes after the United States this week became the epicenter of the global pandemic, with at least 111,000 reported Covid-19 cases across the country, and more than 52,000 of them in New York state alone. Officials forecast that the apex of the pandemic there is still 14 to 21 days away. But overwhelmed hospitals, in New York as well as across the US, working to treat coronavirus patients and curb the spread of the virus are facing a shortage of supplies and ventilators, a key piece of equipment.
“I’d rather not do it, but we may need it,” said the President, who later tweeted that “decision will be made, one way or another, shortly.”

Source: Trump considering quarantine of parts of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut – CNNPolitics

Coronavirus: How long will social distancing last? Here’s what scientists say – Vox

Researchers say we face a horrible choice: practice social distancing for months or a year, or let hundreds of thousands die.

Life in America — and in many countries around the world — is changing drastically. We’re physically distanced from our favorite people, we’re avoiding our favorite public places, and many are financially strained or out of work. The response to the Covid-19 pandemic is infiltrating every aspect of life, and we’re already longing for it to end. But this fight may not end for months or a year or even more.

We’re in this because public health experts believe social distancing is the best way to prevent a truly horrific crisis: perhaps hundreds of thousands or more if our health care system is overwhelmed with severe Covid-19 cases, people who require ventilators and ICU beds that are now growing limited in supply.

Source: Coronavirus: How long will social distancing last? Here’s what scientists say – Vox

Gov. Tom Wolf To Extend Stay-At-Home Order To Westmoreland Co. – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh

Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to extend the stay-at-home order to Westmoreland County because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Source: Gov. Tom Wolf To Extend Stay-At-Home Order To Westmoreland Co. – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh

Federal REAL ID Enforcement Deadline Pushed Back To October 2021 – CBS Pittsburgh

HARRISBURG (KDKA) – PennDOT, along with the Department of Homeland Security, has postponed the enforcement date for REAL ID from October 1, 2020, to October 1, 2021.

While REAL ID is not required in Pennsylvania, it will be an acceptable form of federal ID to fly on a plane. It can be used in place of a passport, passport card, or military ID.

“We are very pleased that the Department of Homeland Security has listened to our concerns, as well as the concerns from our fellow states regarding the need for a postponement on REAL ID enforcement in the midst of this national emergency,” said PennDOT Acting Secretary Yassmin Gramian.

More information regarding document requirements can be found on PennDOT’s website.

Source: Federal REAL ID Enforcement Deadline Pushed Back To October 2021 – CBS Pittsburgh