Two New York City police officers were shot in a Harlem gunfight Friday night – one fatally and one critically wounded, days after a 16-year-old boy allegedly wounded another officer in the Bronx, according to police sources.
A returned to a troubled Oval Office
As President Joseph Biden closes in on his first year in office, the Jan. 31, 2022, TIME cover returns to a familiar setting—a gloomy Oval Office.
Artist Tim O’Brien christened Biden’s administration with “Day One,” a Feb. 1, 2021, cover depicting the cluttered mess he was facing upon entering office.
His latest, “Year One,” depicts the president facing a growing storm with COVID-19 tests stacked up in the corner and issues like inflation, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s maneuvering, domestic policy, and the prospect of the return of Donald Trump to the national stage, adding to the gloomy forecast.
PITTSBURGH —When it gets this cold, it can become dangerous for those experiencing homelessness.Throughout the winter, nonprofits and other agencies in Pittsburgh are working together to provide warming centers for people in need.
Citiparks is opening four Healthy Active Living Senior Centers as warming centers until 7 PM this evening.
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PITTSBURGH — An arctic blast is headed our way — causing temperatures to plunge to some of the coldest we’ve seen this winter.
So, if you don’t have to be outside over the next few days, don’t, said Dr. Tom Campbell, AHN’s chair of emergency medicine.
“Avoidance is the best thing in extreme temperatures,” he explained.
Temperatures are forecasted to plunge into the single digits or lower with a wind chill below zero.
PITTSBURGH — A school employee had a serious wrist injury and a second was injured after a fight inside Carrick High School in Pittsburgh Thursday.
Video of the fight sent to Channel 11 showed someone pinning another person down while others tried to intervene.
“The kids are overruling the school,” one local mother said. “You have incidents of students assaulting teachers now, putting teachers in chokeholds. I don’t feel comfortable sending my kid to school. If they can’t keep their staff safe, how can they keep our children safe?”
A man died after being shot in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood on Thursday night.
Police got the call around 10:15 p.m. Thursday about a person shot on the 800 block of Loyal Way.The victim was found unresponsive inside a home and pronounced dead at the scene.
No arrests have been announced.
At least 70 people were killed and more than 130 injured when an airstrike hit a detention center in Yemen on Friday, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said, as the Saudi-led coalition continued to ramp up its deadly offensive on rebels in the war-torn nation.
(CNN)At least 70 people were killed and more than 130 injured when an airstrike hit a detention center in Yemen on Friday, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said, as the Saudi-led coalition continued to ramp up its deadly offensive on rebels in the war-torn nation.Another airstrike early Friday hit a telecommunications building in the strategic port city of Hodeidah, causing a nationwide internet blackout, according to NetBlocks, an organization that tracks network disruptions. At least three children were killed in that attack, Save the Children said.The Norwegian Refugee Council said the internet blackout, which was still ongoing as of Friday evening, would affect aid delivery.The Iran-back Houthi rebels, who control much of Yemen, blamed the Saudi-led coalition for the strikes. CNN has reached out to the coalition for comment.
A Hill District man with a history of domestic violence is accused of killing a woman with her own gun Wednesday in Bellevue, Allegheny County police said.
Deangelo Zieglar, 25, was arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting death of 28-year-old Rachel Dowden of Pittsburgh’s South Side, according to a criminal complaint.
Zieglar is charged with criminal homicide, tampering with evidence and firearms charges.
Meat Loaf, the singer and actor whose debut album “Bat Out of Hell” in 1977 became one of the best-selling of all time, has died at the age of 74.
“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side,” a post published on the star’s official Facebook page early Friday said. The cause of death was unclear.
Born Marvin Lee Aday, the rock musician‘s career spanned six decades across the music and film industries. He was beloved by fans and soared to unlikely rock stardom with theatrical, dark-hearted anthems and an iconic long-haired look.
The Secret Service improperly redacted hundreds of pages of records related to Hunter Biden’s overseas travel — and apparently withheld information about trips to China, Russia and other countries, two leading Republican senators claim.
In a Tuesday letter to Secret Service Director James Murray, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) alleged the agency “hid names and other information contained in email conversations regarding Hunter Biden without any proper legal justification.”
The senators specifically noted that documents turned over at their request “do not show whether [Secret Service] personnel or Hunter Biden traveled to Kazakhstan in May or June 2014” during a trip to Paris.
Biden — whose father, President Biden, was vice president at the time — decided to ditch his Secret Service bodyguards before flying to Kazakhstan to pursue a deal on behalf of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, the Washington Examiner reported last year.
Two more Pittsburgh Public Schools are shuttering as officials continue to try and mitigate the spread of covid-19.
Pittsburgh Colfax PreK-8 and Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy will be closed until Wednesday, officials said. Students at those schools will participate in online learning.
Those schools join several other district buildings that have been closed as officials work to curb the spread of the virus among staff and students.
Pittsburgh Clayton Academy is closed until Tuesday.
Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, Pittsburgh Chartiers Early Childhood Center and Pittsburgh Dilworth PreK-5 are closed until Monday.
Six facilities are closed until Friday, including Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8, Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12, Pittsburgh Concord PreK-5, Pittsburgh Shiller 6-8, Pittsburgh Sunnyside PreK-8 and Pittsburgh Woolslair PreK-5.
According to the district website, schools can be closed for various reasons including staffing shortages caused by quarantines or positive cases, sharing of staff between facilities and sharing of facilities between schools. A maximum 14-day suspension of in-person learning may be recommended when a 5% threshold of positive cases is met.
Pittsburgh Police were investigating after a man armed with a knife robbed a Rite-Aid store in the city’s Morningside neighborhood.
The robbery happened around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the store on Morningside Avenue.
A Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesperson said an employee told police that the man showed the knife and demanded cash and then ran off after getting the money. The suspect was described as wearing dark pants and a dark jacket. No injuries were reported and no arrests have been announced.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate.
The outcome Wednesday night was a stinging defeat for President Joe Biden and his party, coming at the tumultuous close to his first year in office.
Despite a day of piercing debate and speeches that often carried echoes of an earlier era when the Senate filibuster was deployed by opponents of civil rights legislation, Democrats could not persuade holdout senators Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia to change the Senate procedures on this one bill and allow a simple majority to advance it.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
BELLEVUE, Pa. (KDKA) — Police are investigating after a 28-year-old woman was fatally shot in Bellevue.
The Allegheny County Police Department said officials were notified of a shooting Wednesday night in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue.
First responders found the victim, who was shot multiple times. She was taken to a local hospital, where she died.
A witness told KDKA-TV’s Erika Stanish that the woman was standing at the bus stop when two men approached her and started shooting. The shooting happened near the Dollar General store and Pizza Hut. An employee at Pizza Hut said they heard at least two shots.
No word on any arrests or suspects.
A 15-year-old boy waiting to go home after school Wednesday died after at least one person opened fire on the school van he was sitting in outside his school on Pittsburgh’s North Side.
Two suspects, at least one of whom had a handgun, remained at large hours after the shooting outside Oliver Citywide Academy in Marshall-Shadeland. Pittsburgh police investigators confirmed shortly before 5:30 p.m. that the child had died. Authorities did not identify the teen.
“As a former principal, I know just the possibility of an incident like today is what keeps us up at night,” said interim Superintendent Wayne Walters.
The shooting happened around 1:45 p.m., said Cmdr. Richard Ford. He said the teen was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in critical condition where he later died.
Oliver Citywide is a special education center for students in grades 3 through 12, according to the district website.
The school remained under lockdown until shortly after 3 p.m. Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said the family of the student had been notified of the shooting, and a notification was sent to parents of other Oliver students.
Walters said the boy had been a student at Oliver Citywide since he was in third grade, and teachers at the school are inconsolable.
“He loved school, and he was so happy today to be back after the long weekend and school covid closure,” Walters said a teacher relayed. “His sense of humor was infectious.”
(CNN)A US Marine is facing charges after a military tactical vehicle he was driving overturned near Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on Wednesday, killing two service members and injuring 17 others, officials said.The crash happened around 1 p.m. at the intersection of US 17 and Highway 210 in Jacksonville, the state highway patrol said.The vehicle was attempting to make a right turn at the intersection when it overturned into the median, throwing 17 passengers out of the vehicle, a statement from the North Carolina Highway Patrol said.“A second military vehicle being operated behind the initial vehicle was unable to come to a stop and struck one of the ejected passengers,” the statement said.
All those involved in the accident were active-duty service members with 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, a statement from the 2nd Marine Logistics Group said.
The vehicle involved in the crash is described as “a medium tactical vehicle replacement (MTVR) — more commonly referred to as a “7-ton” — which is used primarily for troop and equipment transportation purposes,” according to the statement.
On the eve of the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, President Joe Biden held a formal news conference at the White House Wednesday, fielding reporter questions on his handling of the pandemic, the economy and his legislative agenda, characterizing the country as unified — but not as much as it could be — and raising eyebrows by saying Russia was likely to invade Ukraine.
“It’s been a year of challenges, but it’s also many years of enormous progress,” Biden said to begin, ticking through his administration’s successes before fielding questions from reporters.
With Biden facing the limits of what he can accomplish with an evenly-divided Senate, unable to get either his signature social spending package or major voting rights reform through Congress in recent weeks, and with the pandemic still raging well into its second, his approval rating in polls has hit an all-time low. A Jan. 12 Quinnipiac poll found his approval rating to be 33%, a 3-point drop from November.
“Should we have done more testing earlier? Yes,” Biden said in his opening remarks. “But we’re doing more now. We’ve gone from zero at-home tests a year ago to 375 million tests on the market just this month.”He said the bottom line on COVID-19 is the country is “in a better place than we’ve been and have been thus far” and reiterated his position not to go back to lockdowns and school closures.
“Some people may call what’s happening now a new normal. I call it a job not yet finished,” Biden said with confidence. “We’re moving toward a time that COVID-19 won’t disrupt our daily lives or COVID-19 won’t be a crisis, but something to protect against and a threat. Look, we’re not there yet. We will get there.”
WASHINGTON—Democrats failed in their effort to change the Senate’s filibuster procedures to muscle through blocked elections legislation, dealing a setback to President Biden and party leaders on what they have termed their top domestic policy priority.
With Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona siding with all Republicans in the evenly split Senate, 52 lawmakers opposed the rule change, while 48 were in favor, shy of the majority required.
The Democrats’ gambit was a last-ditch effort to salvage a sweeping elections bill that unified the progressive and moderate wings of the Democratic Party. Earlier, Republicans had blocked the elections bill from advancing, with 49 votes in support and 51 against, short of the 60 needed. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) voted “no” to preserve the right to bring the bill back up for a vote.
Democrats had made the elections bill and changes to the filibuster two parts of a single campaign, arguing that Republicans are trampling on voting rights, particularly for lower income and minority voters, by tolerating restrictive new state laws and then using Senate procedures to stop Congress from intervening.
Urging passage of the bill and a change to the filibuster if needed, Mr. Schumer asked: “Are we going to let our democracy backslide in the 21st century? Are we going to be dragged back into the abyss of voter suppression?”
(CNN)The federal government has quietly launched its website to sign up for free Covid-19 tests, allowing people to order a maximum of four tests shipped directly to their household.White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Tuesday that the government website to order free Covid-19 tests is up and running as part of a “beta phase” ahead of the government website’s formal rollout Wednesday morning.“COVIDtests.gov is in the beta phase right now, which is a standard part of the process typically as it’s being kind of tested in the early stages of being rolled out,” Psaki told reporters at the White House. “It will officially launch tomorrow morning.”Have you tried to get a free home test from the federal site? Did it work smoothly or was there an issue? Tell us about it here.
In a court filing late Tuesday, investigators stated the office “intends to make a final determination about who is responsible for those misstatements and omissions,” adding that “OAG requires the testimony and evidence sought herein to determine which Trump Organization employees and affiliates — and which other entities and individuals — may have assisted the Trump Organization and Mr. Trump in making, or may have relevant knowledge about, the misstatements and omissions at issue.”They write that “witnesses closest to the top of the Trump Organization have asserted their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Certain others have professed faulty memories or asserted that they were following instruction from more senior employees.”
By Michael DiVittorio
Allegheny County Police said an 81-year-old pedestrian was killed by a vehicle on Tuesday evening in White Oak.
The tragedy happened in the 3200 block of Jacks Run Road around 7:20 p.m.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the man as Craig Peden of White Oak. Peden died at the scene.
Police said the car that hit the man, a Ford sedan, was stopped by White Oak police in the 1100 block of Jacks Run Road.
The car was driven by a 65-year-old man, police said. No further information regarding the driver was immediately released.
Detectives and Allegheny County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating.
No further information was available.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline 833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .
The 400 million newly available masks will be non-surgical N95s that are sourced from the government’s Strategic National Stockpile, as part of an effort to ensure Americans can access the more-protective masks during a record surge of Covid-19 cases.
The initiative — which POLITICO first reported Tuesday evening — comes in response to growing pressure on the administration to encourage Americans to abandon cloth masks in favor of more protective versions, amid evidence that the cloth coverings do not work as well against the more transmissible Omicron variant.
Public health experts and former Biden transition advisers had also lobbied the White House in recent weeks to give out masks, arguing that cheap and genuine N95s are still difficult for people to find.
The administration plans to make the masks available at tens of thousands of pharmacies and health centers by early February, the White House official said, which people will then be able to pick up for free.
The supply will not include child-sized masks, though two people with knowledge of the matter said the government is working to procure them.
Tuesday is a snow day for Pittsburgh Public Schools, and when students return, more classes will be remote because of COVID-19.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Tuesday is a snow day for Pittsburgh Public Schools, and when students return, three more buildings will be remote because of COVID-19.
All schools will be closed Tuesday and all activities, including Grab and Go, are canceled.
Pittsburgh Allderdice, Pittsburgh Chartiers and Pittsburgh Dilworth will be closed until Jan. 24 because of COVID-19 cases.
Multiple other schools will be closed because of COVID-19 when classes resume.
Six buildings will be closed until Jan. 21:
- Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8
- Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12
- Pittsburgh Concord PreK-5
- Pittsburgh Schiller 6-8
- Pittsburgh Sunnyside PreK-8 (No Grab and Go)
- Pittsburgh Woolslair PreK-5
Two facilities will be closed until Jan. 20:
- Pittsburgh Brookline PreK-8
- Pittsburgh South Brook 6-8
For other schools issuing closures and delays during the winter weather blast, click here.
More than 200,000 customers were without power Monday morning in the Eastern U.S. after a major winter storm swept through the region, causing multiple tornadoes in Florida.
The storm, which brought snow to the northern Plains and the Upper Midwest over the weekend, appeared to lead to thousands of flight cancellations Sunday and Monday.
Dreaded black ice made driving particularly treacherous near the North Carolina-Tennessee border, North Carolina Emergency Management officials said.
A group of astronomers and citizen scientists has uncovered a hidden planet the size of Jupiter in a distant solar system, and they should get the chance to see it again soon.
The planet, designated TOI-2180 b, is relatively close to us here on Earth, at only 379 light-years away. But what makes this world special among the sample of known giant exoplanets is that it takes a whopping 261 days to orbit its host star, much longer than most gas giants discovered outside of our solar neighborhood.
The team spotted the world using data gathered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS. TESS spots exoplanets by finding very small and repeatable dips in a star’s brightness that are caused by a planet blocking a little bit of the star’s light as it transits, or passes between the spacecraft and the star. While TOI-2180 b’s orbital period is not quite confirmed, scientists predict TESS will see the planet again in February.
Road crews are trying to clear roadways the best they can as the winter storm continues in Indiana County.
PennDOT District 10 Community Relations Coordinator Christina Gibbs said that snow plows have been out since Sunday afternoon trying to get ahead of the snowfall, but she said the toughest thing for plow drivers during this storm is the fact that the pace of the snowfall is very fast.
Gibbs said that plow trucks will continue to work on making state roads passable and eventually clear, but she asks motorists to give those trucks the space they need to operate safely.
Stay with your Hometown Radio Stations as we will keep you updated with the latest Accuweather forecast and the latest from the Storm Center on weather-related cancellations and delays.
While Abu Dhabi police did not immediately offer any suspects, Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for an attack targeting the United Arab Emirates.DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A possible drone attack may have sparked an explosion that struck three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi and another fire at an extension of Abu Dhabi International Airport on Monday that killed three people and wounded six, police said.
Abu Dhabi police identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one Pakistani. It did not identify the wounded, who police said suffered minor or moderate wounds.
Police said an investigation was underway.
The Pennsylvania Department of Travel (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have updated their restrictions on vehicle travel as the winter snow storm rolls through the region.
According to PennDOT, changes are expected to continue, depending on conditions.
Six unanswered touchdowns turned a tight game into a rout
In a game that evoked memories of their 2018 Super Bowl run, the Chiefs endured a slow start before scoring an avalanche of points during Sunday night’s 42-21 win over the Steelers in the AFC wild card round.
Kansas City punted three times and committed two turnovers on its first five possessions. The Chiefs fell behind 7-0 when T.J. Watt returned Darrel Williams’ fumble 26 yards for a score. The score awakened the previously slumbering Chiefs, who proceeded to score touchdowns on six consecutive possessions. Five touchdowns came from the right arm of Patrick Mahomes, who threw for over 400 yards to send the Chiefs to the divisional round. It was a tough final game for Pittsburgh and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who once again showcased his resiliency by leading the Steelers on two late scoring drives.
The Chiefs took a 21-7 halftime lead on Mahomes’ 48-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce, who tied an NFL record by reaching 100 receiving yards in four consecutive playoff games. Kansas City’s offense essentially ended the game with two quick touchdowns to start the second half. The Steelers’ offense finally woke up after that, but it was too little too late