Alec Baldwin is formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the ‘Rust’ shooting

New Mexico prosecutors said Baldwin should be held criminally responsible for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

New Mexico prosecutors on Tuesday charged Alec Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter, accusing the actor of skipping “required firearms training” and creating “a climate of recklessness” on the set of “Rust.”

Baldwin and “Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed were both charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with their alleged roles in the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced.

“Rust” assistant director David Halls was also charged with negligent use of a deadly weapon and has already agreed to plead no contest, according to Carmack-Altwies.

Prosecutors have evidence showing that Baldwin “was not present for required firearms training prior to the commencement of filming,” special investigator Robert Shilling wrote in a probable cause statement.

Source: Alec Baldwin is formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the ‘Rust’ shooting

Urgent search for tiny radioactive capsule missing in Australia – BBC News

An urgent search is under way in Western Australia after a tiny capsule containing a radioactive substance went missing between a town and city roughly 1,400km (870 miles) apart. The casing contains a small quantity of radioactive Caesium-137, which could cause serious illness if touched. The public has been warned to stay away from the capsule if they see it.

Pakistan reels after bombing kills almost 100, fears more terrorism to come – Washington Post

With 95 dead in police mosque attack, the nation is in shock as a political stalemate hampers the chance for a coordinated response.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — After frantically combing through the debris of a devastated mosque throughout the night and Tuesday morning, police called off the search for survivors of a terrorist suicide bombing in the highly guarded site where several hundred police and army men had gathered for afternoon prayers.

Source: Pakistan reels after bombing kills almost 100, fears more terrorism to come

2 Westmoreland Prison inmates accused of hiding cocaine in their cell

Two Westmoreland County Prison inmates are accused of having cocaine hidden in their cell, according to court papers.

Antjuan D. Smith, 39, of Oklahoma Borough, and Thomas M. Moore II, 33, of Unity, are charged by Westmoreland County detectives with contraband and drug possession.

Investigators said another inmate at the Hempfield jail reported to officials there in October that cocaine was being sold for $50 by one of the cell mates. When jail guards searched the cell, they reported finding a lighter and three plastic bags containing what was later determined to be about 1.5 grams of cocaine, according to court papers.

Source: 2 Westmoreland Prison inmates accused of hiding cocaine in their cell

1 person dies after Westmoreland County rollover crash

Crash happened on Tuesday morning

The Medical Examiner says 41-year-old William Henning died at the hospital after the crash along Route 993 near the Cleaveland Price Manufacturing Facility.

First responders said a truck crossed into the opposite lane of travel and hit a shale wall.

It’s not yet clear if Tuesday morning’s winter weather had anything to do with the crash.

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Source: 1 person dies after Westmoreland County rollover crash

Cindy Williams: Laverne & Shirley actress dies aged 75

Cindy Williams was best known for her role as Shirley Feeney in the popular American 1970s sitcom.

A family statement Monday announced her death, “The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed.” It continues, “Knowing and loving her has been our joy and privilege. She was one of a kind, beautiful, generous and possessed a brilliant sense of humor and a glittering spirit that everyone loved.”

Source: Cindy Williams: Laverne & Shirley actress dies aged 75

Vehicle crashes into gas pump in East Pittsburgh

It happened at the Sunoco along Lincoln Highway.

One of the convenience store’s employees tells Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 she saw a car coming down Lincoln Highway and thought it looked a little close toward the gas pumps, and the next thing she knew: it slammed into one.

“It was around 1:45 a.m., I turned to look out the window (and) they crashed into the pump, so I called 911,” said Savannah Vazquez, who talked with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 after clocking out of her last 7-Eleven shift ever on Monday morning. “She bounced off the pump and ended up with her back to the store, looking like she was going to pull out into traffic. The one girl was wedged into the backseat.”

Vazquez said she helped carry one person inside the store, then came back out to try and pry open the car’s backdoor to get to a girl pinned in.

“Me and three other guys got cut up from the metal trying to open up the door,” she said. “We got it (open) enough to see her face, talk to her to be able to calm her down a little bit.”

State police said the driver lost control of the 2016 Kia Soul along the roadway before spinning out into the gas station pump, striking it on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Source: Vehicle crashes into gas pump in East Pittsburgh

Charges filed in deadly Ross Township hit-and-run

A woman is now facing charges after a hit-and-run in Ross Township earlier this month that left a woman dead.

Elizabeth Griser, 32, was struck along Babcock Boulevard near the Sheetz on Jan. 13. She later died at the hospital.

Ross police said Erin Petroski, 39, was awaiting arraignment on charges that include homicide by vehicle while DUI and involuntary manslaughter after turning herself in at the Allegheny County Jail on Monday.

Deputy chief Brian Kohlhepp said surveillance and traffic cameras helped police identify a vehicle and get a license plate.

“Officers were able to respond to the area, see fresh damage on the car. They were able to speak with Ms. Petroski,” Kohlhepp said. “At that point, she had been taken, and a blood draw was done to determine if she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash, and then our investigation continued to gather more surveillance video as well as other evidence that we would need to prepare to come to trial.”

Source: Charges filed in deadly Ross Township hit-and-run

Wilkinsburg shooting leaves one injured

Allegheny County police are investigating reports of a shooting Sunday afternoon in Wilkinsburg.

First responders were called to the Get-Go on Penn Avenue around 3:43 p.m. Police and emergency medical services found a male victim with multiple gunshot wounds.

The man was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. Police are investigating this shooting. No suspect has been named yet in connection to the shooting.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the County Police Tip Line 1-833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

Source: Wilkinsburg shooting leaves one injured

Drones attack military plant in Iran, Tehran says | CNN

Drones attacked a military plant in Iran’s central city of Isfahan, Tehran said on Sunday.

“An explosion has occurred in one of the military centers affiliated to the Ministry of Defense,” the deputy head of security for Isfahan governorate Mohammad Reza Jan-Nesari told the semi-official Fars News Agency.

Jan-Nesari said the explosion left some damage, “but fortunately there were no casualties.”

The state news agency IRNA later said the explosion had been caused by “small drones.”

“There was an unsuccessful attack by small drones against a defense ministry industrial complex and fortunately with predictions and air defense arrangements already in place, one of them (struck),” IRNA said in a post on Twitter, citing the country’s defense ministry.

“The air defense system of the complex was able to destroy two other drones. Fortunately, this unsuccessful attack killed no one and minor damage was sustained to the roof of the complex.”

The ministry said the attack took place at 10:30 p.m. local time.

The plant is about 440 kilometers (270 miles) south of Tehran.

In the past few years, several explosions and suspicious fires have occurred around Iranian military and nuclear facilities.

Source: Drones attack military plant in Iran, Tehran says | CNN

Bear goes selfie-crazy by snapping 400 pictures on Colorado wildlife camera

A motion-activated camera near Boulder contained a surprise for officials monitoring wildlife activity

Selfie mania in wild beauty spots is definitely a thing – but this camera hog had no real idea what she was doing.

When a curious bear stumbled upon a wildlife motion-activated camera near Boulder, Colorado, she ended up triggering hundreds of “selfies”, officials have said.

The unnamed residents called the Bear League, who helped usher the bear family into the woods.
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Coyotes, beavers, mountain lions, black bears, all kinds of birds and many other creatures inhabit the landscape outside town, and Boulder’s open space and mountain parks department – which states its function as preserving and protecting the natural environment and land resources – set out to monitor them.

But they were amazed when they checked one camera out of many they have placed across thousands of acres and found that out of 580 images on it about 400 were of one bear, NBC News reported.

Bear poses for ‘selfies’ on wildlife camera
A black bear was caught on a wildlife camera posing for hundreds of ‘selfies’. Photograph: City Of Boulder Open Space And Mountain Parks
The bear pops its tongue out.
In one shot, the bear was snapped popping its tongue out. Photograph: City Of Boulder Open Space And Mountain Parks
The bear in three-quarter pose.
Another shot captured the bear in three-quarter pose. Photograph: City Of Boulder Open Space And Mountain Parks
The bear looking sideways.
‘Is this my best side?’: yet another view of the ‘selfie-crazy’ bear. Photograph: City Of Boulder Open Space And Mountain Parks

Source: Bear goes selfie-crazy by snapping 400 pictures on Colorado wildlife camera

Shooting in Baltimore kills 1 and wounds 2 others | CNN

At least one person was killed and two wounded in a shooting in Baltimore on Saturday, police said.

Authorities responded near the intersection of Pennsylvania and Laurens Ave. after 6 p.m. Saturday evening and found two adult males and one adult female shot, according to Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison.

Police believe a gunman or multiple gunmen opened fire but do not know if the intended targets were people in a vehicle or individuals who were on the sidewalk.

One of the adult males, a 43-year-old driver, was pronounced dead at an area hospital, according to Baltimore police. The adult female, 23, and the other adult male, 65, are listed in stable condition.

Two male children, ages two months and three years, were also injured in a car accident that resulted from the shooting, the Baltimore Police Department said in an updated news release on Sunday. Harrison had initially said a two-year-old child was among the shooting victims, but that was incorrect.

“After medical treatment, doctors determined that the children did not sustain gunshot wound injuries. Both victims sustained head trauma and lacerations, as a result of the vehicle collision that occurred when the driver was shot,” the release said.

The 3-year-old is in stable condition and the 2-month-old is listed in “critical, but stable condition,” police said.

Police have not released any information about a potential suspect or suspects in the shooting.

At a news conference Saturday night, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott gave an impassioned plea to community members to come forward with any information.

Source: Shooting in Baltimore kills 1 and wounds 2 others | CNN

Alleged Pelosi attacker DePape calls news outlet from jail, makes ‘chilling and bizarre’ remarks

DePape, 42, called a reporter from the Oakland-based KTVU news outlet on Friday.

DePape, 42, called KTVU reporter Amber Lee from San Francisco County jail in California, where he is being held on charges of attempted murder and elder abuse. He has pleaded not guilty.

DePape’s call to Lee, the news outlet said, was unexpected. He did not allow Lee to challenge his statements, or ask follow-up questions.

During the call, DePape said he wanted to “apologize” for not going further in the attack.

“I’m so sorry I didn’t get more of them. It’s my own fault. No one else is to blame. I should have come better prepared,” he said, according to KTVU.

Source: Alleged Pelosi attacker DePape calls news outlet from jail, makes ‘chilling and bizarre’ remarks

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Memphis disbands police unit linked to fatal beating

Bushy Run Battlefield reenactment canceled amid new state guidelines

A new state policy may scuttle reenactments of the Battle of Bushy Run. The battle was part of Pontiac’s War, a pan-Native campaign that opposed British settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains. The British routed members of the Seneca, Cayuga and Lenape nations on Aug. 5-6, 1763.

Source: Bushy Run Battlefield reenactment canceled amid new state guidelines

Community in shock as Greensburg police chief’s apparent double life is exposed

Shawn Denning got a tip Aug. 10 and the next day staked out Spring Avenue in Greensburg, eyes peeled for a blue Chevrolet Colorado. The driver had a few bundles of heroin, according to the criminal complaint Denning would file Jan. 5 after the suspect apparently decided not to cooperate with authorities on future narcotics investigations.

About three weeks later, the tables would turn.

Armed, in part, with information from an informant, federal investigators would be the ones filing the drug-related charges last week against the now ex-police chief in the West­moreland County community of 15,000.

Source: Community in shock as Greensburg police chief’s apparent double life is exposed

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South Side Slopes shooting sends one to the hospital

Pittsburgh police responded around 1 a.m. Saturday after a Shotspotter alert. Officers found shell casings in the area as well as a firearm near Shamokin Street.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Stay with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 for updates. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with breaking news.

Source: South Side Slopes shooting sends one to the hospital

’I want to know who did this to my son’: Missing man found shot dead in Pittsburgh

 

CINDY LENNEX SAYS HER SON LEAVES BEHIND FOUR KIDS.

SHE SAID HE WAS MISSING FOR 4 DAYS BEFORE HE WAS FOUND SHOT IN PITTSBURGH’S ELLIOTT NEIGHBORHOOD. WHEN SHE HEARD THAT SOMEONE WAS FOUND IN THAT WOODED AREA OF SHE KNEW IMMEDIATELY IT WAS HER SON TODAY POLICE INFORMED HER KENNETH’S DEATH WAS RULED A HOMICIDE AND POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR HIS KILLER.

The mother of a man who authorities say was found dead in a wooded area of Pittsburgh’s Elliott neighborhood is asking anyone with information to call police.

Source: ‘I want to know who did this to my son’: Missing man found shot dead in Pittsburgh

Mostly peaceful protests held across the U.S. after release of Tyre Nichols footage

Numerous mostly peaceful protests were held across the U.S. following Friday’s release of body camera footage of the killing of Tyre Nichols. All five officers involved in Nichols’ arrest were fired and charged with second-degree murder, assault and kidnapping earlier this week.

Protests in some cities led to the calling of the National Guard, while others affected transit.

Source: https://www.npr.org/2023/01/27/1152255708/memphis-police-killing-tyre-nichols-protests

LIVE | Death Of Tyre Nichols | 5 Former Cops Charged With Murder | Memphis | George Floyd | US News

US authorities have charged five former police officers with murder over the death of Tyre Nichols. The 29-year-old was stopped on January 7 for what the Memphis Police Department said was reckless driving. The former officers, who are also Black, are accused of having brutally beaten Nichols after the traffic stop. Nichols died 3 days later in hospital. The officers had been fired after an internal investigation found them to have deployed excessive use of force and to have failed to render aid, police said.

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