Woman left paralysed from neck down after sit-up accident at gym | The Independent

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

A young woman was left paralysed from the neck down when she fell from a piece of exercise equipment while doing sit-ups at the gym. Marcelle Mancuso is a 23-year-old law graduate from São José do Rio Preto in Brazil.  In January 2016, Mancuso was performing a simple inverted sit-up at the gym when the accident occurred.  An inverted sit-up involves lying backwards on a piece of apparatus and doing […] READ MORE

California school shooting plot thwarted, police say | Fox News

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

A plot by a “disgruntled” student who was planning a mass shooting at a Southern California high school was thwarted after a security guard overheard a conversation, authorities said Tuesday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said a security guard at El Camino High School in Whittier, located east of Los Angeles, overheard the student threaten to open fire on the school Friday. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida told the Associated […] READ MORE

Dems flip Kentucky House seat held by lawmaker who killed himself | Fox News

February 21, 2018 wpanews 0

  Democrats gained a seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives Tuesday after a special election following the suicide of a GOP lawmaker who had faced sexual assault allegations. Linda Belcher, a retired teacher and former Democratic state lawmaker, soundly defeated Rebecca Johnson, who was attempting to serve out the remainder of her late husband’s term. Belcher had lost to Dan Johnson by fewer than 200 votes in 2016. Source: […] READ MORE

Officer shot, killed in Prince George’s County, Maryland

February 21, 2018 wpanews 0

  BRANDYWINE, Md. — An officer was shot and killed Wednesday morning in Maryland, according to Prince George’s County police. PGPDNEWS ✔@PGPDNews With broken hearts, we are announcing that one of our officers was shot and killed today. The brave officer was shot while stepping in to protect a woman threatened in a domestic situation. Please keep his family and our department in your prayers. 12:16 PM – Feb 21, 2018 […] READ MORE

Billy Graham, powerful evangelist whose simple message reached millions, dies at 99

February 21, 2018 wpanews 0

Christian evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, died Wednesday at age 99. Known for his signature catch phrase “The Bible says,” he reached more than 210 million people worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction. Graham would be the first to say that his message was not complex or unique. “The Bible says,” was his catch phrase. But he won over audiences worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and […] READ MORE

US teenager jailed for smuggling tiger across Mexico border – BBC News

February 21, 2018 wpanews 0

  The teenager was sentenced after a Bengal tiger cub was found in his car at the US-Mexico border. His lawyer argued that his client had had “a lapse of judgement” and that he wanted to keep the tiger as a pet. But prosecutors said he was running an animal smuggling business. They said mobile phone messages sent by the teenager, named as 18-year-old Luis Valencia, showed he was boasting […] READ MORE

Lindsey Vonn Wins Bronze Medal In Downhill At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

February 21, 2018 wpanews 0

In the downhill at what’s believed to be her final Olympics, Lindsey Vonn hit speeds of nearly 70 mph as she scorched down the mountain. “I gave it all today, skied a great race. Sofia just skied better than I did,” Vonn said, referring to the top finisher, Italy’s Sofia Goggia. “I thought I executed the line really well on the whole course, perhaps too well,” Vonn said. “I tried […] READ MORE

Thanks to traffic stop and K-9’s nose, Penn Township police find 100 pounds of marijuana

February 21, 2018 wpanews 0

Thanks to a traffic stop and a K-9 officer’s nose, authorities in Westmoreland County apparently seized a lot of marijuana. PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Police in Westmoreland County were apparently able to seize 100 pounds of marijuana after making a traffic stop. A photo of the drugs was posted on the Penn Township Police Department’s Facebook page Source: Thanks to traffic stop and K-9’s nose, Penn Township police find 100 […] READ MORE

Arrests in spate of “copycat” threats against schools across country

February 21, 2018 wpanews 2

  BROWARD, Fla. — Authorities have reported a number of “copycat” threatsagainst schools across the country in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school last Wednesday, prompting several arrests around the country. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters on Thursday that a number of threats had been made against other schools since the mass shooting that left 17 dead and 14 wounded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. […] READ MORE

Pentagon’s EXPLOSIVE UFO research files ‘from alien crash site’ REVEALED

February 21, 2018 wpanews 0

  The papers, which were written between 2007 and 2012, said “metals unknown to science” had been recovered, tested, and placed into a private facility. Ufologists had long believed the metals had been taken from an alien crash sites, such as the infamous Roswell incident back in the 1940s. But, it has sensationally been claimed the Department of Defence spent some of its £16 million UFO budget to contract Bigelow […] READ MORE

Man killed after being hit by SUV in Peters Township identified | WPXI

February 21, 2018 wpanews 0

A Richard Bryan Baurle, 45, was struck shortly before 8 p.m. on Washington Road, the coroner said. Peters Township police Chief Douglas Grimes said he doesn’t know why this Baurle was attempting to cross this very busy intersection in the dark Monday night. There are crosswalks about 100 yards in either direction. Workers who heard sirens and saw flashing lights came running out of the Waterdam Centre Plaza Monday night. […] READ MORE

Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid

February 21, 2018 wpanews 0

Albertsons owns Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands. Now it’s getting deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid. The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits. Albertsons Companies executives said Tuesday that their purchase of Rite Aid’s more than 2,500 remaining stores […] READ MORE