Though the Internal Revenue Service sent out the third monthly child tax credit payment last week, some families are still waiting for the funds.
President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population within the next year. The stepped-up U.S. commitment marks the cornerstone of the global vaccination summit Biden convened virtually on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, where he encouraged well-off nations to do more to get the coronavirus under control. World leaders, aid groups and global health organizations are growing increasingly vocal about the slow pace of global vaccinations and the inequity of access to shots between residents of wealthier and poorer nations.
A woman was arrested after police said a 5-month-old child was exposed to narcotics and emergency personnel had to use Narcan on the child.
When officers arrived, firefighters and paramedics were rendering aid to the child, who was then transported to UPMC Children’s Hospital in stable condition after first responders had administered Narcan.
According to the criminal complaint, officials at the hospital said the child presented symptoms of opioid overdose.
Special Victims Unit detectives interviewed Rexrode, who is the infant’s guardian. She told police her and her boyfriend went to a local park on Bausman Street where she noticed the child being very lethargic and her lips turning blue. They took her home where the child’s skin started to turn blue and she wasn’t waking up, so they went to the first station.
During the interview, Rexrode admitted to using heroin and cocaine recently. A search of her home turned up empty stamp bags, as well as suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia in the living room where she had been sleeping on the couch.
Someone who bought a $20 scratch-off lottery ticket at a Fayette County convenience store hit the jackpot for $1 million.
In his new book, “The Bidens: Inside the First Family’s Fifty-Year Rise to Power,” Politico reporter Ben Schreckinger says that evidence points to Hunter Biden’s laptop being legit.
While we appreciate the support, the truth is The Post’s reports always have been true, and it’s only because the media wants to protect Joe Biden that they keep referring to the laptop as “unsubstantiated.”
Schreckinger notes that “A person who had independent access to Hunter Biden’s emails” confirms two of the emails The Post published, including one about a potential deal with China with the line “10 held by H for the big guy?” — that is, Joe Biden.
But Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski already said those emails were authentic — the media just ignored him.
Schreckinger adds that emails released by the Swedish government also match emails from the laptop (Hunter had gotten into a kerfuffle when he was staying in a Swedish embassy building). That’s also been reported.
MSNBC host Joy Reid turned to race Monday while discussing the media’s coverage of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito, dismissing the focus on the case as “missing White woman syndrome.”
During a segment on her show “The ReidOut,” Reid said while Petito’s family deserved “answers and justice,” she felt the same media attention didn’t apply to non-White people when they go missing..
“It goes without saying that no family should ever have to endure that kind of pain. And the Petito family certainly deserves answers and justice,” Reid said. “But the way this story has captivated the nation has many wondering, why not the same media attention when people of color go missing?”
West Chestnut Street was closed while police investigated at the scene in Canton Township, Washington County.
An Ohio man was arrested after a high-speed pursuit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset County on Sunday, state police said.
State police said a trooper attempted to stop Kung’u Celli Njung’e, 26, of Trotwood, Ohio, for multiple traffic violations. He refused to pull over and a high-speed pursuit began.
Njung’e lost control of his vehicle and crashed in the eastbound lanes, state police said.
State police said he was taken into custody after resisting arrest.
Njung’e was charged with a felony count of fleeing or attempting to elude an officer; misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, recklessly endangering another person and resisting arrest; and several summary traffic offenses.
At an arraignment Sunday, Njung’e’s bond was set at $100,000 and he was sent to the Somerset County Prison, according to court records.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 28.
WASHINGTON — Haitians deported from the U.S. on Tuesday assaulted the pilots on board one of the flights when it arrived in Port-au-Prince and injured three U.S. immigration officers, according to a source familiar with internal reports of the incident.
Unrest broke out shortly after a flight carrying single adult men arrived and released the men to Haitian authorities on the airport tarmac. Then, according to the source, several of the men stormed another recently arrived flight carrying families.
The men assaulted the pilots of that plane, who work for a government contractor licensed to fly deportation flights for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, while the families were still on board. Three ICE officers were also attacked on that airplane, each suffering non-life-threatening injuries, the source said.
The attacks come as the United States ramps up its deportations of Haitians after more than 15,000 overwhelmed the U.S. border by congregating under one bridge in Del Rio, Texas in just a matter of days. As of Tuesday, just over 1,000 of the Haitian migrants had been deported to Haiti, according to two sources familiar with the operations.
A total of 4,000 have been either deported or moved to other processing centers along the border, the Department of Homeland Security said.
More than 18 months into this pandemic, shortages and delays are still everywhere.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have several injuries on defense as well, including T.J. Watt, Joe Haden, Devin Bush and Alex Highsmith.
Crash happened early Tuesday morning
Fire broke out late Monday night
NORTH APOLLO, Pa. —
Several people escaped when fire broke out inside a home in North Apollo, Armstrong County.
The fire was reported around 11 p.m. Monday at a home on Wysocki Avenue
Crash happened early Tuesday morning
ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
Route 906 was shut down near Turkey Hollow Road in Rostraver Township following a rollover crash.
The crash, which involved at least one vehicle, happened early Tuesday morning.
More than 60,000 fans flocked to Heinz Field today for the first time since 2019, but there were some issues getting into the game.
LIVE: Lava from volcano destroys homes on Spain’s La Palma island
Lava continued to flow slowly from a volcano that erupted in Spain’s Canary Islands off northwest Africa, but the head of the regional government said Monday that he expected no injuries to people in the area after some 5,000 were evacuated. Lava was flowing on the island of La Palma toward the sea, moving at 2,300 feet per hour, according to the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute.
A bus crash in central Pennsylvania Sunday left at least 30 people injured, six of whom are in critical condition, officials said.
A gunman opened fire in a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday morning, leaving at least eight dead, reports said.
A woman was struck by a vehicle following a dispute with a man in Pittsburgh’s Glen Hazel neighborhood.
The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday on the 600 block of Johnston Avenue
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — A Pittsburgh man was arrested and charged in Johnstown after police said he tried to rob a woman late Saturday night and then ran over her with a pickup truck.
Police said 25-year-old Denzelle Kendrick was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and robbery among other charges.
According to investigators, officers were called to an address in Johnstown around 10 p.m. Saturday for a report of a stabbing. When they arrived, they found a woman who had actually been beaten and run over by a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Kendrick was identified as the driver. He was seen on surveillance camera reportedly trying to steal the woman’s purse during the encounter.
Officers said Kendrick took off and was eventually pursued by state police troopers into Somerset County. Court documents said troopers were able to stop him using the “box” method, where law enforcement vehicles surround a suspect vehicle and all slow down. This causes the suspect vehicle to also slow as a result.
Troopers said speeds reached more than 105 mph before they were able to stop Kendrick.
He appeared before a judge Sunday morning.
Authorities say a body discovered Sunday in Wyoming is believed to be Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito.
Injury issues continue for the Steelers.The injuries are really starting to pile up for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense. Going into the game the team was already without defensive linemen Carlos Davis and Stephon Tuitt along with linebacker Devin Bush and cornerback Joe Haden. In game the Steelers lost nose tackle Tyson Alualu and now star outside linebacker T.J. Watt is questionable to return with a groin injury.
A military aircraft crashed in a Texas neighborhood Sunday afternoon, damaging several homes, police said.
The crash happened between the 4000 blocks of Tejas and Dakota in Lake Worth Texas, about 10 miles northwest of Fort Worth.
The department’s General Investigations Unit responded to a request for assistance in Duquesne about 7:20 p.m., according to a department news release.
First responders who were sent to the 1000 block of Duquesne Boulevard found the woman, who had been shot in “an upper extremity,” investigators said.
She was taken to a hospital with what was believed to be a non-life-threatening wound, they said.
Investigators asked anyone with information about the shooting to call them at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.
Lower Burrell Police Chief John Marhefka said in a news conference around 11:15 p.m. the shooting was an isolated family incident during a baby shower with around 25-30 people in attendance.
WEXFORD, Pa — One local police chief told Channel 11 that a recent crime spree in his community could be one for the history books.
Northern Regional Police Chief John Sicilia said the stolen cars are worth nearly $500,000.
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One Bentley, For F250 Platinum Truck, Two Mercedes Benz and Two BMWs were stolen from the Bentley Pittsburgh dealership along route 19 early Thursday morning. Chief Sicilia says the crime started across the street at the enterprise in Warrendale, where the same group stole several license plates from rental cars to use on the Bentleys.
The chief says thieves then broke into the Bentleys by manipulating the key lock box on each car.
“We did enter the license plates and the vehicles into NCIC so any police officer around the country who would run that plate or VIN it would come back stolen.”
It now appears the thieves left the state and the cars are long gone. So far police have been able to locate one Bentley which was found abandoned in Summerville, West Virginia.
“We are working to process that vehicle for any kind of evidence we’ve been working with the PA state police auto theft task force but at this time we don’t have any suspects.”
WASHINGTON — United States Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said Friday that there has been “chatter” about possible violence associated with the rally planned by far-right protesters outside the Capitol building Saturday.
Manger said during a briefing with reporters that Capitol Police leadership has been working over the last eight months to ensure there’s no repeat of the riot that occurred on Jan. 6 when supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol.
The multimillionaire New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been convicted of murdering his best friend Susan Berman more than 20 years ago, in a case that took on new life following the documentary The Jinx.
Durst was found guilty of first degree murder on Friday after a jury in Los Angeles deliberated for about seven hours over three days. Berman was shot at point-blank range in her Beverly Hills home in December 2000 as she was prepared to tell police how she helped cover up the killing of Durst’s wife.
Berman, the daughter of a Las Vegas mobster, was Durst’s longtime confidante who told friends she provided a phony alibi for him after his wife vanished.
EBENSBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Approximately $8,143 worth of items were stolen from a home along the 500 block of 3rd Avenue in Elder Township, according to state police.
Sometime between Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. to Aug. 23 at 10:30 a.m., the following items were stolen by an unknown suspect(s):
- 50″ ED HDTV – $400
- Samsung Galaxy Tablet, 8″ screen – $158
- DVD player – $40
- Weber Spirit stainless steel gas grill – $635
- Space Saver Sofa, cocoa – $1,125
- Desk and desk chair – $133
- 60″ espresso electric fireplace – $423
- Phillips 22″ LED TV – $189
- Nintendo Wii – $160
- Husqvarna 21HP Kohler 46″ Hydro-Static riding mower – $1,700
- Cub Cadet 42″ riding mower – $1,590
- Another Cub Cadet 42″ riding mower – $1,590
Anyone with information should contact state police at Ebensburg.
The military based the strike on a reasonable certainty standard to launch the strike on the vehicle. Tragically, it was the wrong vehicle.