Pittsburgh man arrested, charged in Johnstown after allegedly running over woman – WPXI

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — A Pittsburgh man was arrested and charged in Johnstown after police said he tried to rob a woman late Saturday night and then ran over her with a pickup truck.

Police said 25-year-old Denzelle Kendrick was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and robbery among other charges.

According to investigators, officers were called to an address in Johnstown around 10 p.m. Saturday for a report of a stabbing. When they arrived, they found a woman who had actually been beaten and run over by a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Kendrick was identified as the driver. He was seen on surveillance camera reportedly trying to steal the woman’s purse during the encounter.

Officers said Kendrick took off and was eventually pursued by state police troopers into Somerset County. Court documents said troopers were able to stop him using the “box” method, where law enforcement vehicles surround a suspect vehicle and all slow down. This causes the suspect vehicle to also slow as a result.

Troopers said speeds reached more than 105 mph before they were able to stop Kendrick.

He appeared before a judge Sunday morning.

Source: Pittsburgh man arrested, charged in Johnstown after allegedly running over woman – WPXI

Steelers Lose to Raiders 26 -17 and LB T.J. Watt questionable to return with groin injury

Injury issues continue for the Steelers.The injuries are really starting to pile up for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Going into the game the team was already without defensive linemen Carlos Davis and Stephon Tuitt along with linebacker Devin Bush and cornerback Joe Haden. In game the Steelers lost nose tackle Tyson Alualu and now star outside linebacker T.J. Watt is questionable to return with a groin injury.

Source: Steelers LB T.J. Watt questionable to return with groin injury

Military plane crashes into Texas neighborhood, ejecting crew and damaging multiple homes

A military aircraft crashed in a Texas neighborhood Sunday afternoon, damaging several homes, police said.

The crash happened between the 4000 blocks of Tejas and Dakota in Lake Worth Texas, about 10 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

Source: Military plane crashes into Texas neighborhood, ejecting crew and damaging multiple homes

Woman shot, wounded in Duquesne | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The department’s General Investigations Unit responded to a request for assistance in Duquesne about 7:20 p.m., according to a department news release.

First responders who were sent to the 1000 block of Duquesne Boulevard found the woman, who had been shot in “an upper extremity,” investigators said.

She was taken to a hospital with what was believed to be a non-life-threatening wound, they said.

Investigators asked anyone with information about the shooting to call them at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.

Source: Woman shot, wounded in Duquesne | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Police stunned after nearly $500,000 worth of luxury cars stolen right off lot in Allegheny County – WPXI

WEXFORD, Pa — One local police chief told Channel 11 that a recent crime spree in his community could be one for the history books.

Northern Regional Police Chief John Sicilia said the stolen cars are worth nearly $500,000.

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One Bentley, For F250 Platinum Truck, Two Mercedes Benz and Two BMWs were stolen from the Bentley Pittsburgh dealership along route 19 early Thursday morning. Chief Sicilia says the crime started across the street at the enterprise in Warrendale, where the same group stole several license plates from rental cars to use on the Bentleys.

The chief says thieves then broke into the Bentleys by manipulating the key lock box on each car.

“We did enter the license plates and the vehicles into NCIC so any police officer around the country who would run that plate or VIN it would come back stolen.”

It now appears the thieves left the state and the cars are long gone. So far police have been able to locate one Bentley which was found abandoned in Summerville, West Virginia.

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“We are working to process that vehicle for any kind of evidence we’ve been working with the PA state police auto theft task force but at this time we don’t have any suspects.”

Source: Police stunned after nearly $500,000 worth of luxury cars stolen right off lot in Allegheny County – WPXI

Capitol Police chief warns of ‘chatter’ about possible violence during far-right rally

WASHINGTON — United States Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said Friday that there has been “chatter” about possible violence associated with the rally planned by far-right protesters outside the Capitol building Saturday.

Manger said during a briefing with reporters that Capitol Police leadership has been working over the last eight months to ensure there’s no repeat of the riot that occurred on Jan. 6 when supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol.

Source: Capitol Police chief warns of ‘chatter’ about possible violence during far-right rally

Real estate heir Robert Durst found guilty of murdering his friend Susan Berman | Robert Durst | The Guardian

The multimillionaire New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been convicted of murdering his best friend Susan Berman more than 20 years ago, in a case that took on new life following the documentary The Jinx.

Durst was found guilty of first degree murder on Friday after a jury in Los Angeles deliberated for about seven hours over three days. Berman was shot at point-blank range in her Beverly Hills home in December 2000 as she was prepared to tell police how she helped cover up the killing of Durst’s wife.

Berman, the daughter of a Las Vegas mobster, was Durst’s longtime confidante who told friends she provided a phony alibi for him after his wife vanished.

Deputy DA Habib Balian holds the latex mask that Durst used as a disguise.
Deputy DA Habib Balian holds the latex mask that Robert Durst used as a disguise. Photograph: Getty Images
Durst’s strange story gripped viewers of the hit television documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, which chronicled the disappearance of his wife Kathie in 1982, the cold-blooded murder of Berman in Los Angeles 18 years later, and the violent 2001 death of a roommate in Galveston, Texas, where Durst was living under cover as a deaf-mute woman.

Source: Real estate heir Robert Durst found guilty of murdering his friend Susan Berman | Robert Durst | The Guardian

Over $8k worth of items stolen from Cambria County home

EBENSBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Approximately $8,143 worth of items were stolen from a home along the 500 block of 3rd Avenue in Elder Township, according to state police.

Sometime between Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. to Aug. 23 at 10:30 a.m., the following items were stolen by an unknown suspect(s):

  • 50″ ED HDTV – $400
  • Samsung Galaxy Tablet, 8″ screen – $158
  • DVD player – $40
  • Weber Spirit stainless steel gas grill – $635
  • Space Saver Sofa, cocoa – $1,125
  • Desk and desk chair – $133
  • 60″ espresso electric fireplace – $423
  • Phillips 22″ LED TV – $189
  • Nintendo Wii – $160
  • Husqvarna 21HP Kohler 46″ Hydro-Static riding mower – $1,700
  • Cub Cadet 42″ riding mower – $1,590
  • Another Cub Cadet 42″ riding mower – $1,590

Anyone with information should contact state police at Ebensburg.

Source: Over $8k worth of items stolen from Cambria County home

Pennsylvania liquor stores put 2-bottle limit on some booze

Pennsylvania’s state-run liquor system will begin rationing sales of a few dozen products on Friday in response to what it describes as supply shortages beyond its control.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board notified license holders on Thursday that two-bottles-per-day purchase limits for customers at state stores, as well as well for bars, restaurants and other license holders, will remain in place indefinitely.

The PLCB said “sustained supply chain disruptions and product shortages” prompted the restrictions on certain types of alcohol.

The 43 items on the list of restricted products also will not be available through store-to-store transfers starting Friday.

Source: Pennsylvania liquor stores put 2-bottle limit on some booze

Two bank robberies under investigation in Pittsburgh area

Two bank robberies are under investigation in the Pittsburgh area on Thursday afternoon.

One happened at the PNC Bank on Washington Road in South Strabane Township, Washington County.

The second robbery happened at the Brentwood Bank in South Fayette.

South Fayette police said one person of interest was taken into custody during a traffic stop near the McKees Rocks area, about 20 miles from the Brentwood Bank.

Police said a second person of interest has been identified but has not yet been arrested.

Police are not releasing their identities at this time.

South Fayette police said no money was taken at the PNC Bank, however, money was taken from the Brentwood Brank.

An FBI spokesperson said no injuries were reported.

This is a developing story. Stay with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 for updates. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with breaking news.

Source: Two bank robberies under investigation in Pittsburgh area

Northview Heights man charged with plotting potential terror attack against Pittsburgh church pleads guilty

Alowemer is charged with planning an attack on a church on Pittsburgh’s North Side in the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

A Northview Heights man, Mustafa Alowemer, charged with plotting a potential terror attack against a Pittsburgh church pleaded guilty on Thursday morning before U.S. District Judge Marilyn J. Horan.

He will be sentenced in January.

Source: Northview Heights man charged with plotting potential terror attack against Pittsburgh church pleads guilty

Spirit flight from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh rejects takeoff

A Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh ended up with a flat tire a short time after rejecting takeoff because of technical issues.

Spirit said the plane braked safely but while taxiing back to the gate, it experienced a flat tire.

Guests were taken off the plane and given hotel and meal accommodations.

A McCarran International Airport Spokesperson said there were 186 people on board.

No injuries were reported.

Source: Spirit flight from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh rejects takeoff

Another round of child tax credit payments are going out to families

Millions of families will soon receive their third child tax credit payments, which are set to be distributed on Wednesday.

Most parents will automatically receive the enhanced credits of up to $300 for each child up to age 6 and $250 for each one age 6 through 17. The Internal Revenue Service is scheduled to send three more monthly payments in 2021.

Source: Another round of child tax credit payments are going out to families

1,400 dolphins were killed in the Faroe Islands in one day, shocking even some pro-whalers – CNN

(CNN)More than 1,400 white-sided dolphins were killed Sunday night in the Faroe Islands, in what local authorities said was a traditional whaling hunt.

The killing has been denounced by marine conservation group Sea Shepherd as a “brutal and badly mishandled” massacre, and the largest single hunt in the Danish territory’s history.
The organization said a super-pod of 1,428 Atlantic white-sided dolphins was corralled by speed boats and jet skis onto Skálabotnur beach on the island of Eysturoy, where they were then killed.

The Faroe Islands are an autonomous territory of the Kingdom of Denmark, lying about halfway between Scotland and Iceland in the Atlantic Ocean.

Source: 1,400 dolphins were killed in the Faroe Islands in one day, shocking even some pro-whalers – CNN

Mark Milley’s alleged China call ‘violated the law’, retired colonel says; ‘He has no statutory authority’ | Fox News

Retired Army colonel Douglas Macgregor told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that if allegations Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Mark Milley assured China he would warn them if Trump were to launch a military strike, it would be a violation of the law.

If the allegations made by Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa about Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley assuring China they would be forewarned, should then-President Trump decide to launch a military attack, the top White House military advisor has violated the law and should be called before Congress to testify, according to retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor.

Macgregor, who retired from the military in 2004 and became a senior Pentagon adviser to Trump-era Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” he was not as surprised as much of the public by the allegation Milley essentially undermined his boss, the then-president, and gave comfort to a rival nation.

Macgregor told host Tucker Carlson that he is not surprised by the allegation, but noted that Milley – as of 8 PM ET – has yet to offer his side of the story. The colonel added that Woodward – who has written other exposes on the Trump era – has a tendency to be “somewhat flexible in interpretation” of events and quotations.

Source: Mark Milley’s alleged China call ‘violated the law’, retired colonel says; ‘He has no statutory authority’ | Fox News

Woodward/Costa book:  Milley took secret action to protect nuclear weapons – CNN

Two days after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, President Donald Trump’s top military adviser, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, single-handedly took secret action to limit Trump from potentially ordering a dangerous military strike or launching nuclear weapons, according to “Peril,” a new book by legendary journalist Bob Woodward and veteran Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.

Right after Trump lost the election, Milley discovered the President had signed a military order to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by January 15, 2021, before he left the White House.

The authors write, ‘Milley was overseeing the mobilization of America’s national security state without the knowledge of the American people or the rest of the world.’

Source: Woodward/Costa book: Worried Trump could ‘go rogue,’ Milley took secret action to protect nuclear weapons – CNNPolitics

President Trump: Many say Obama is running Biden admin. | One America News Network

President Trump said he suspected former President Barack Obama was covertly running the Biden administration. Trump said during an interview on Tuesday, he believed Obama and his surrogates could be exerting control over the White House.

The 45th president said several people have confirmed this theory, but he did not disclose his sources. In the past, Trump has repeatedly questioned Biden’s apparent mental decline and fitness for office.

Source: President Trump: Many say Obama is running Biden admin. | One America News Network

New book claims Biden’s ancestors owned slaves | The Independent

According to a bombshell new book, three of the president’s great grandfathers owned slaves and he has a family link to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Joe Biden plays up his Irish heritage but another side of his linage is less talked about, and a new book claims the president had slave owners in his family.

According to The Bidens: Inside the First Family’s Fifty-Year Rise to Power by Ben Schreckinger, President Biden’s great great great grandfather was Jesse Robinett, who owned two slaves in Maryland, according to the 1850 US federal census.

Another great great great grandfather, Thomas Randle, reportedly owned a 14-year-old slave in Baltimore County. Research also found that Mr Biden shares distant ties to Varina Anne Banks Howell, the wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

In an adaptation of Schreckinger’s book, published in Politico, the author claims that in 2004 Biden called genealogist James Petty – based in Salt Lake City, the home of an esteemed genealogical research library – to look into his backstory, but the findings were never publicly revealed. The Independent has requested comment from the White House.

Following the 2020 election, West Virginia genealogist Alexander Bannerman and Gary Boyd Roberts researched Biden’s lineage and claim they found evidence that Biden’s relatives had enslaved people, citing the census records and slave schedules associated with Robinett and Randle.

This isn’t the first time Biden has been associated with claims of a racist lineage – in the past those claims proved false. Ahead of the 2020 election, photo was shared on social media allegedly showing a black and white picture of Biden’s gun-toting great-grandfather, with the text “Joe Biden’s great grandfather Joseph J. Biden (1828-1880) was a slave-owner and fought for the Confederate States of America”. The photo was later debunked, the man was instead identified as Richard Young Bennett, a member of the Confederate army.

Being an Irish Catholic has been part of the president’s persona for some time. He famously once told a BBC reporter who was asking for comment: “The BBC? I’m Irish!”

Mr Biden cites Seamus Heaney as his favourite poet, has spoken about his mother’s Irish Catholic family and going to Catholic school in Delaware, and more recently dyed the White House fountain green for St. Patrick’s Day.

Source: New book claims Biden’s ancestors owned slaves | The Independent

Amazon To Announce Hiring Spree In Pittsburgh, With Hundreds To Be Hired – CBS Pittsburgh

Amazon is planning to hire hundreds of new workers as it expands in the Pittsburgh area.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — KDKA has learned that Amazon is planning to hire hundreds of new workers as it expands in the Pittsburgh area.

Amazon prides itself on the fast delivery of online orders. But to do that, the world’s largest online retail store has to have fulfillment and distribution centers in most major markets. Pittsburgh is no exception.

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With the opening of its newest facility in Imperial last week, Amazon says it needs more people on its payroll in Pittsburgh. The company told KDKA’s Jon Delano that it will announce Tuesday the total number of workers it will be hiring, and it will be “substantial.”

Source: Amazon To Announce Hiring Spree In Pittsburgh, With Hundreds To Be Hired – CBS Pittsburgh

Winner Takes All: California Recall Explained

For the second time in California history, the state’s governor is facing a recall. On Tuesday, voters will decide whether Gov. Gavin Newsom will stay in office. If a majority votes “yes” to oust him, California will have a new governor.

There are 46 candidates on the ballot, including radio talk show host Larry Elder, former San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner. The special election was triggered after more than 1.5 million people signed the recall petition, which began circulating last year during the pandemic.

Opponents of Gov. Newsom have criticized his administration’s COVID-19 restrictions and made that a focal point of the recall. If he is recalled, Newsom would be the third governor in U.S. history to be removed from office in this manner.

This has happened before in California. In 2003, voters recalled Democratic Gov. Gray Davis. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger won the special election and became the 38th governor of California. Schwarzenegger went on to win reelection in 2006, making him the last Republican to win a statewide election.

Californians will vote on two questions: Should Newsom be removed and if so, who should replace him? About 22 million ballots have gone out to registered voters. If a majority votes to remove Newsom, whichever candidate captures the most votes will become the next governor of California.

Millvale police seek man who broke into several homes

One burglary was caught on camera

Millvale police said they’re looking for a man who broke into multiple homes in that community.

According to police, surveillance video caught Elwood Bartrug breaking into one person’s home and running off when an alarm went off.

Source: Millvale police seek man who broke into several homes