Decomposing body found in tractor-trailer parked at Pa. Sheetz for days

Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating after the decomposing body of a man in his 30s or 40s was found inside a tractor-trailer parked at a Sheetz convenience store.

WJAC-TV in Johnstown reports that officials estimate the dead man had been inside the truck for four or five days. It was not clear why police were not called to investigate the truck, parked at a busy Sheetz store, any sooner.

Source: Decomposing body found in tractor-trailer parked at Pa. Sheetz for days

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The World’s Population May Near 10 Billion By 2050 | Time.com

(UNITED NATIONS) — India’s population is expected to surpass China’s in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday.

The report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division forecasts that the current world population of nearly 7.6 billion will increase to 8.6 billion by 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100.

Source: The World’s Population May Near 10 Billion By 2050 | Time.com

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Coaches fired after taking school bus on a ‘beer run’ | WPXI

TISHOMINGO, Okla. – Two high school basketball coaches in Oklahoma have been fired for using a school bus to make a beer run.
Tishomingo High School basketball players were attending camp at Connors State College.  Kyle Miller is one of the players and said, “It sort of just disappointed us all.”
A school board member confirms the boys’ basketball coaches were fired for using a school bus drive to a local convenience store to purchase alcohol.
“We noticed that the school bus was gone but he had told us to stay in our dorms and so we proceeded to do that and we just didn’t find anything out until the next day,” said Miller.

Source: Coaches fired after taking school bus on a ‘beer run’ | WPXI

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Husky Houdini Strikes Again: Dog Rescued From Roof for a Third Time | WNEP.com

NANTICOKE — A dog in Luzerne County took loneliness into his own paws Monday afternoon. He would not let anything hold him back from taking a perch on the roof to look for his owners.Maverick the dog sure lives up to his name. He has busted open the second-floor window with his powerful paws not once, not twice, but three times now!

Source: Husky Houdini Strikes Again: Dog Rescued From Roof for a Third Time | WNEP.com

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PennDOT Releases New Pennsylvania Driver Licenses

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — PennDOT is updating Pennsylvania’s driver licenses and state-issued identification cards beginning this year.

The announcement was made Tuesday.

PennDOT says it worked for nearly two-years with the company MorphoTrust USA on the planning, execution, and design of the new cards.

The agency says the new design has more to do with security enhancements and less to do with aesthetics.

Source: PennDOT Releases New Pennsylvania Driver Licenses

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14 passengers injured on United flight from Panama to IAH due to turbulence | abc13.com

Paramedics have been called to assist passengers onboard a United flight from Panama City, Panama to George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Source: 14 passengers injured on United flight from Panama to IAH due to turbulence | abc13.com

 

United issued the following statement to ABC13 about the incident:

“United flight 1031 experienced turbulence while en route from Panama City, Panama to Houston. Paramedics met the aircraft to provide medical care and initial reports are that nine customers and one crew member were transported to the hospital for evaluation. Our thoughts and concerns are with those who were injured and our team is reaching out directly to our customers to provide further care and support.”

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City weighing options for ‘moat road’ around Allegheny Center | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Changes to the traffic circle around the former Allegheny Center on Pittsburgh’s North Side, derisively known as the “moat road,” could be coming by the end of summer.

Pittsburgh officials will meet with the neighborhood on Thursday to discuss whether to begin part of the $1.4 million project with bike lanes this year. The other option is to wait until next year for all of the work, which will include changing from four counter-clockwise lanes of traffic to one lane in each direction with bike lanes on the inner part of the circle and parking on the edge.

The project also will replace most traffic lights with stop signs and extend sidewalks with bumpouts at intersections to make it easier for pedestrians to cross the street.

Source: City weighing options for ‘moat road’ around Allegheny Center | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Blowout bars are popping up across Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The nationwide blowout bar chain Drybar will open its first Pittsburgh location this month in Upper St. Clair.

Messy hair, don’t care — that’s a thing of the past for devoted believers of the blowout. With just a wash, blow dry and a little styling with the right products, a look can last multiple days with minimal upkeep, depending upon a woman’s lifestyle.

Source: Blowout bars are popping up across Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Family loses everything after flooding in McCandless | WPXI

MCCANDLESS, Pa. – Friday’s storms caused severe flood damage to a home McCandless and neighbors stepped up to help Sunday before more storms rolled in.

Flash flooding devastated the area, causing one family to lose practically everything.

“It was flowing from this garage into there and within three minutes it blew the door open and it got up to the landing,” said Nick Kalich, a victim of the flooding.

Source: Family loses everything after flooding in McCandless | WPXI

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TRAFFIC: Liberty Bridge closing this weekend | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Liberty Bridge is scheduled to close this weekend for continued reconstruction work, starting Friday night at 8 p.m.

The bridge will reopen around 5 a.m. Monday. Crews will conduct barrier removal, line eradication and painting, lane control system adjustments, and other construction activities.

Source: TRAFFIC: Liberty Bridge closing this weekend | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Tourism to National Parks in Western Pennsylvania Create $88 Million in Economic Benefits | GantNews.com

SHANKSVILLE – A new National Park Service report shows that 1,061,400 visitors to the five western Pennsylvania National Park Service sites in 2016 spent $64 million dollars in communities near the park.

That spending supported 1,058 jobs.

The five Western Pennsylvania parks are Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Flight 93 National Memorial, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Friendship Hill National Historic Site and Johnstown Flood National Memorial.

Source: Tourism to National Parks in Western Pennsylvania Create $88 Million in Economic Benefits | GantNews.com

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Coast Guard searching for woman who fell into Lake Erie | TribLIVE

The Erie Times-News says authorities have not released the name of the woman who fell when the boat was about 2¼ miles northwest of the Presque Isle Lighthouse about 1 p.m. Sunday.

The woman’s husband told authorities he was putting fishing nets into the water when the woman fell into the water.

Crews couldn’t find the woman Sunday and resumed their search Monday.

Source: Coast Guard searching for woman who fell into Lake Erie | TribLIVE

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The 71st Annual Tony Awards TV Review | Hollywood Reporter

Kevin Spacey debuted as emcee of Broadway’s annual honors ceremony, with ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and ‘Hello, Dolly!’ receiving much of the love.

Spacey is a brilliant actor, but warmth and humility are perhaps not his strongest suits. So opening on the defensive, with a messy mashup of songs from current-season musicals that he repurposed to head off any eventual criticism of his hosting performance, started the show on a strained note.

Source: The 71st Annual Tony Awards TV Review | Hollywood Reporter

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Trump crashes New Jersey wedding – CNNPolitics.com

Kristen Piatkowski and Tucker Gladhill got a big surprise at their wedding reception late Saturday night: a visit from President Donald Trump.

 

Guests were unaware that Trump, who stayed at the club this weekend, was stopping by until Secret Service agents came into the room minutes before his arrival to clear the way and make sure guests wouldn’t surround him, the source said.
Once he was there, Trump asked the names of the bride and groom and posed for photos. The source said the President also signed some “Make America Great Again” hats and gave them to guests, some of whom cheered him and chanted “U.S.A.!”

Source: Trump crashes New Jersey wedding – CNNPolitics.com

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Megyn Kelly gets outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin on her NBC premiere ‘Sunday Night’ – LA Times

The hour-long news show promised to be a “a tough conversation” between Kelly and the Russian leader. But for Putin, it was child’s play as he displayed an elusive and ultimately dismissive demeanor toward Kelly.

The interview, which was teased for weeks on NBC as a must-see exclusive, lasted less than 10 minutes. But that was just about enough time to confirm that she’s still not a great interviewer, and he’s still one of the most deceptive interview subjects around.

Source: Megyn Kelly gets outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin on her NBC premiere ‘Sunday Night’ – LA Times

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Malaysia Airlines close to deal for more widebody Airbus planes | Reuters

“We’ve found the planes, we’re in the process of doing due diligence,” Peter Bellew told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the International Air Transport Association. He said he hopes to sign a deal in July and the planes, which have Wi-Fi and lie-flat seats in business, could enter the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.

Bookings for the next six months are looking good and yields – a measure of revenue per passenger – are up around 10 percent from a year earlier in June, July and August after coming under pressure at the start of the year, Bellew said.

Source: Malaysia Airlines close to deal for more widebody Airbus planes | Reuters

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Gay man says church members beat, choked him for hours to expel ‘homosexual demons’

A church leader from the Word of Faith Fellowship in North Carolina is accused of kidnapping and assaulting a gay church member.

As he told police, a church leader and more than 20 other members of the Word of Faith Fellowship — based in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Spindale, N.C. — repeatedly punched, beat and knocked him down for about two hours. At one point, someone grabbed him by the throat and shook him, he said.

Source: Gay man says church members beat, choked him for hours to expel ‘homosexual demons’

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