California’s replenished snowpack brings relief — and worries – CNN.com

After years of drought, this winter finally brought relief to California as storm after storm walloped the state, leaving it drenched with rain at lower elevations and covered in snow in the mountains. Could flooding from that melting snow be far behind?

While there certainly was a seasonal downside — including flooding and concerns that a dam might fail at Lake Oroville — residents are heartened by the highest snowpack level since 2011.

Source: California’s replenished snowpack brings relief — and worries – CNN.com

Teen shot, killed outside Linton Middle School in Penn Hills | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Post-Gazette.com – A teenager who had been playing basketball on a court outside a Penn Hills school was shot to death Tuesday afternoon. Penn Hills police Chief Howard Burton said Deven J. Holloway, a 16-year-old sophomore at Penn Hills High School, was shot to death .

Police questioned a 22-year-old man from Plum in the shooting. The attorney for the man, whose identity was not released, acknowledged on Wednesday that his client did shoot Deven but said it was in self defense.

Source: Teen shot, killed outside Linton Middle School in Penn Hills | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Monroeville man on bicycle charged with theft from Murrysville Sheetz site | TribLIVE

Timothy Charles Persinger, 45, allegedly moved a pump outside the fenced-in construction site to behind a small brick building where police found it after following bicycle tracks in the wet grass, the complaint states.

Elsewhere, police found a broken fuel tank that was missing its nozzle and pump and a trail of gasoline from the tank to the stolen pump. Persinger allegedly had gloves and rope in his pockets and smelled of gasoline, police said.

Source: Monroeville man on bicycle charged with theft from Murrysville Sheetz site | TribLIVE

At least 12 dead in crash involving Central Texas church group near Garner State Park – San Antonio Express-News

A New Braunfels church group returning from a choir retreat Wednesday afternoon was involved in a major collision near Garner State Park resulting in at least 12 confirmed fatalities.

The bus and a Dodge dually pickup truck collided head-on at 12:23 p.m. on U.S. 83 North, just south of Ranch Road 1050 when the truck crossed the center line, according to Lt. Johnny Hernandez, DPS spokesman.

 The 2004 bus carrying members of the First Baptist Church in New Braunfels was southbound on U.S. 83, carrying 14 people. The driver of the 2007 Dodge truck, which was northbound on the highway, was alone in his vehicle, Hernandez said.

Source: At least 12 dead in crash involving Central Texas church group near Garner State Park – San Antonio Express-News