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.
Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil Corp. chief, won Senate confirmation as secretary of state after lawmakers split mostly along party lines on U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice of an oilman with no government experience but a career negotiating billions of dollars of energy deals worldwide.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is headed to Asia this week as the first member of Donald Trump’s cabinet to venture abroad amid the administration’s tumultuous start, seeking to reassure jittery allies that the U.S. will continue to be their friend, according to U.S. officials.
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.
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.
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.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen has agreed to pay at least $1.2 billion in buybacks and compensation to settle claims from U.S. owners of cars with larger diesel engines rigged to cheat on emissions tests.
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.
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.”