CNN fires Chris Cuomo for helping his brother, ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in scandal

CNN said Saturday that anchor Chris Cuomo has been “terminated” by the network, “effective immediately.”

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Four people in custody following carjacking and robbery in Pittsburgh

Four people were taken into custody following a carjacking and robbery in Pittsburgh’s Northview Heights neighborhood.

The incident happened Thursday night on Hazlett Street near Northview Heights Estates.

Pittsburgh police said no one was hurt during the incident.

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Parents of suspected Michigan school shooter plead not guilty to manslaughter charges

James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the teenager accused of killing four people in a Michigan high school shooting, pleaded not guilty to charges against them.

The couple was arraigned in court Saturday morning on four counts each of involuntary manslaughter. A judge set their bonds at $500,000 each, saying there is some concern about them being a flight risk because they had to be apprehended.

The couple’s attorneys had asked for a bond of $50,000 or $100,000 and denied that James and Jennifer Crumbley fled.

Jennifer Crumbley cried as she told the judge that she understands the charges against her. She and her husband both appeared virtually for the arraignment.

They are being represented by Shannon Smith and Mariell Lehman, who are from the same firm.

James and Jennifer Crumbley were arrested earlier Saturday morning in Detroit following a manhunt.

Source: Parents of suspected Michigan school shooter plead not guilty to manslaughter charges

14 arrested for L.A. smash-and-grab robberies all released on zero-bail policies

 

Over a dozen suspects tied to the spate of nearly a dozen smash-and-grab robberies in Los Angeles were busted but then quickly released due to zero-bail policies, which has left the LAPD’s top cop frustrated.

The 14 arrests followed a “rash” of 11 “flash-mob type” raids in which nearly $350,000 in goods was swiped in just 10 days in the City of Angels last month, with the last on Nov. 28, LAPD chief Michel Moore said Thursday.

“All of the suspects taken into custody are out of custody,” Moore complained, blaming “zero-bail criteria” for the release of all but one, who was a juvenile.

“There’s criminal elements that are recognizing that condition and are capitalizing on it,” he warned of crooks emboldened by the soft-touch approach.

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Raising Cane’s is coming to Pennsylvania

Raising Cane’s, the popular fast-food chain known for its chicken tenders, Texas toast and special Cane sauce, could be coming to the Pittsburgh area.

Dustin Shearer, the vice president of company restaurants for Raising Cane’s, said they don’t know exactly where the restaurant may settle, but it will bring more than 200 jobs with it.

He said the company will also put 10% of its proceeds back into the community. The Johnstown native is hoping to make Pittsburghers “Caniacs.”

He said beginning next year, 20 restaurants will open in Pennsylvania, starting with one in Philadelphia.

The Raising Cane’s in the Pittsburgh area could open by the end of 2023.

“We do one thing. We are very focused,” Shearer said. “We say we do one thing, and we do it better than everybody else. We serve quality chicken meals — fast, friendly, clean — and we have fun doing it.”

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Authorities: Crumbley parents arrested early Saturday

The parents of the teen accused of killing four Oxford High School students Tuesday have been taken into the custody of authorities in Detroit early Saturday.

James and Jennifer Crumbley were arrested just hours after a gathering attended by thousands was held in downtown Oxford.

United States Marshals joined local, county and state officials who announced they were seeking to apprehend the pair after Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced at a Friday noon press conference they were being charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter each.

Tuesday, Ethan Crumbley, 15, was arrested and later charged with killing four Oxford High School students and wounding seven others, some severely. After the charges against Crumbley’s parents were revealed, attorneys representing the couple said they had left the area out of concern for their own health but when they did not return a manhunt ensured. By early evening Friday, United States Marshals offered a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of each.

The four killed were Tate Myre, 16, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, Hana St Juliana, 14, and Justin Shilling, 17. Seven others were injured.

Ethan Crumbley is being charged as an adult, and is facing one count of terrorism, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assaults with intent to murder and 12 counts of possession of a firearm.

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4 taken into custody after carjacking, robbery in Pittsburgh’s North Side – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — Four people were taken into custody in relation to a carjacking and a robbery that were reported late Thursday night in Pittsburgh’s North Side, police said.

The crimes happened shortly after 11:30 p.m. in the area of East Ohio Street and Cedar Avenue in the city’s East Allegheny neighborhood. Police had East Ohio Street blocked off for a time.

No one was hurt, police said.

Further information has not been released.

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14 people arrested for group thefts at high-end Los Angeles stores – CNN

 

(CNN)Fourteen people involved in recent group thefts at high-end Los Angeles stores have been arrested, authorities said.

Groups working in tandem stole property “using weapons and physical force to overwhelm and intimidate store employees and other patrons” in 11 instances from November 18-28, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore announced in a press conference Thursday.
Among these incidents were four robberies, six burglaries and one grand theft, said Moore, who linked them to a series of what he described as smash-and grab thefts in the state and across the country.

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Police in Westmoreland County to target DUI, aggressive drivers through New Year’s Day

Westmoreland County drivers can expect to see more police patrols focused on cracking down on aggressive and impaired drivers in the region through the New Year’s holiday.

“Whether it’s day or night, people can expect to see increased state police patrols targeting impaired drivers,” said Lt. Ryan Maher of Troop A in Greensburg.

Maher was among the local and state police officers and PennDOT officials who Thursday at the Latrobe Municipal Building announced the launch of the annual Operation Safe Holiday Campaign.

The patrols in Cambria, Indiana, Somerset and Westmoreland counties with Troop A will not only be focusing on impaired drivers, “but aggressive drivers and speeders,” Maher said.

During 2020, between Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, Troop A investigated six traffic fatalities and 96 additional wrecks that resulted in injuries. Maher said 27 of those “holiday” accidents involved impaired drivers.

“Our goal is to attempt to reduce that number this year,” Maher said.

Source: Police in Westmoreland County to target DUI, aggressive drivers through New Year’s Day

William Shatner To Make Pittsburgh Appearance

PITTSBURGH, PA — Actor-turned-astronaut William Shatner will make a Pittsburgh-area appearance early in 2022. The “Star Trek” star will be live on stage March 2 at the Carnegie of Homestead.

Shatner will speak and take questions following a screening of perhaps the most renowned of the Star Trek movie series, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”

In October, Shatner, then 90, became the oldest human ever to travel into space. He was on the second crewed flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship that launched from the west Texas desert. The private space company’s founder is Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

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CNN suspends Chris Cuomo for helping his brother, ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in scandal

CNN is suspending anchor Chris Cuomo pending a further review of documents revealing how he helped his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, when he was facing charges of sexual harassment.

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School shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan leaves 3 dead, several injured – CNN

(CNN)Three people died and six were injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon at a high school in Oxford, Michigan, authorities said.

The three killed at Oxford High School are believed to be students, Oakland County Undersheriff Michael G. McCabe said at a news conference. One of those shot is believed to be a teacher.
The suspect was identified as a 15-year-old boy who is a sophomore at the school, McCabe said.
A handgun was recovered from the suspect, McCabe said. Authorities recovered multiple shell casings in the school and believe around 15-to-20 shots were fired.
“At this point in time, we believe he acted alone,” McCabe said.
The 15-year-old did not resist arrest, has invoked his right not to speak and is not telling law enforcement officers anything right now, McCabe said.
Officers were searching the school for possible additional victims.
All evacuated students were relocated to a nearby store for reunification with relatives.

Source: School shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan leaves 3 dead, several injured – CNN

Report: 4 children dead, 6 people injured in shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan, officials say

Three children are dead and multiple people were injured in a shooting Tuesday at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit, authorities said.

A suspected shooter is in custody, according to Michael McCabe, undersheriff with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. A handgun was also located, he said.

Source: Multiple people injured in shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan, officials say

Man and woman shot in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — Two people were injured in a shooting in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood on Friday night.

The shooting occurred in the area of Amanda Avenue and Bausman Street just after 10 p.m.

Pittsburgh police said a woman was found with a gunshot wound to the leg, and she was taken to the hospital in stable condition. A man was also shot in the foot, but refused medical treatment.

The Mobile Crime Unit processed the scene.

There are no arrests at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Source: Man and woman shot in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood – WPXI

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World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant | AP News

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent.

A World Health Organization panel named the variant “omicron” and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category that includes the predominant delta variant, which is still a scourge driving higher cases of sickness and death in Europe and parts of the United States.

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