Prison hostage situation continues into the night – Delaware State News | Delaware State News

SMYRNA — As of an 8 p.m. press conference Wednesday night, an inmate takeover of Building C, which houses over 100 inmates, at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna was still in effect. The takeover began at approximately 10:30 a.m. when the inmates took four correctional officers hostage.

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Groundhog Day 2017: What does it mean if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on Feb. 2? | AL.com

Groundhog Day is Thursday, Feb. 2 and everyone wants to know: Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow at Gobbler’s Knob? And what does it mean if he does?

According to folklore, a groundhog’s behavior can predict the weather. A sunny day that allows the groundhog to see his shadow will send him scurrying back into his burrow, a sign of six more weeks of winter. A cloudy and therefore shadowless day is a sign of spring encouraging the groundhog to stay above ground.

Source: Groundhog Day 2017: What does it mean if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on Feb. 2? | AL.com

Man killed after being struck on Parkway East | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Post-Gazette.com – Pennsylvania state police are reporting that a 20-year-old man who was trying to flee the scene of an accident on the Parkway East was struck by a passing vehicle in the westbound lanes and was killed. State police said the accident happened at 10:17 p.m. in Penn Hills. Police said they were on their way to the scene to investigate a two-vehicle crash when they received information of a pedestrian being struck.

Source: Man killed after being struck on Parkway East | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mt. Pleasant doughboy’s head to move across Main Street after 42 years | TribLIVE

Leo Wisniewski has been asking for Milton Munk Jr.’s head for the last nine years.

The time is finally here — the 70-pound, 92-year-old granite doughboy head on display at Munk’s Mt. Pleasant law office will soon cross the borough’s Diamond intersection to its new home at Grille 31.

“We’re going to be the keeper of it now,” said Wisniewski, who, along with his sons, owns the restaurant. “It’s almost like a museum-type piece.”

Source: Mt. Pleasant doughboy’s head to move across Main Street after 42 years | TribLIVE

Westmoreland County Community College to close Waynesburg center – Pittsburgh Business Times

Tuesday Stanley, president of Westmoreland County Community College.

Westmoreland County Community College plans to close its Waynesburg facility at the end of May.

The college said that declining enrollment and registration led to the decision. A full-time instructor there will transfer to other parts of WCCC and part-time employees can apply for other jobs at the college, according to a news release from the college. There are 66 students there compared to 113 in the fall of 2015.

Source: Westmoreland County Community College to close Waynesburg center – Pittsburgh Business Times

Suspect Shot Dead by Police After Stabbing 3 People, Leaving 2 Critical, in Hollywood: LAPD (Warning: Graphic Video) | KTLA

A stabbing suspect was shot dead by police after wounding three people in a busy part of Hollywood on Tuesday afternoon, according to LAPD.Three victims were taken to a hospital with stab wounds — two of them in critical condition and one with injuries that were not life-threatening. The suspect was shot by responding police and pronounced dead at the scene, LAPD said.

Source: Suspect Shot Dead by Police After Stabbing 3 People, Leaving 2 Critical, in Hollywood: LAPD (Warning: Graphic Video) | KTLA

Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court – The New York Times

President Trump’s announcement marks his first bid to reshape the nation’s highest court.

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday nominated Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge in Denver, to fill the Supreme Court seat left open by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, elevating a jurist whose conservative bent and originalist philosophy fit the mold of the man he would succeed.

“Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline and has earned bipartisan support,” Mr. Trump said, standing beside the judge and his wife, Louise, in the East Room of the White House. “It is an extraordinary résumé — as good as it gets.”

Source: Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court – The New York Times