YORK, Pa. (WHTM) — After arriving in York earlier this week for three nights of competition, Meghan Sinisi of Altoona will be waving hello to the 100th Miss America Competition in December.
The competition brought together 22 candidates from across Pennsylvania for the Miss Pennsylvania title and the opportunity to go forward to the national stage in Connecticut later this year. Sinisi came into the Miss Pennsylvania competition as Miss Central Pennsylvania, headquartered in Lewistown, Mifflin County.
Sinisi is a graduate of Syracuse University and University of Missouri. In the competition, she was proud to present her Social Impact Initiative, which is inspiring Autism acceptance. She was able to participate in Red Carpet Runway and On-stage Question and Talent, which she performed a baton twirling routine.
In addition to moving on to the Miss America competition, Sinisi will receive a $10,000 scholarship, presented by York businesswoman and community leader Chloe Eichelberger. Hanover Auto Team will provide the new Miss Pennsylvania a Volkswagen Taos to help travel through the Commonwealth during her year-long reign.
PITTSBURGH — Four kids and three adults were taken to local hospitals after a crash in Pittsburgh Sunday afternoon.
Police said they were called to the crash just before 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of West Carson Street and Corliss Street.
Medics transported seven people to the hospital. That included four children and one adult from one vehicle and two adults from the other vehicle.
One child was transported in critical condition. The others were reported stable.
Police said they are still investigating what caused the crash.
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By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are investigating after a body was recovered from the Allegheny River.
According to police, boaters informed police of a body in the water near the 40th Street Bridge around 1:15 p.m. on Sunday.
River Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene and recovered the body of a man.’
Police are investigating.
The cause and the manner of the death will be released by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The White House on Saturday announced the death of Champ, one of President Joe Biden’s dogs. Mr. Biden and first lady Jill Biden said in a statement that the 13-year-old German Shepherd “passed away peacefully at home.”
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, warned of growing extreme sentiment on the left, as evidenced by what “Life, Liberty & Levin” host Mark Levin described as the “Marxism” of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and the physical and political “embrace” by President Biden of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. – the latter a member of the far-left “Squad.”
HARRISBURG – Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Pittsburgh on Monday with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, Harris’ office said.
The visit to the presidential battleground state comes as President Joe Biden’s administration pushes a massive infrastructure plan in Congress. Walsh visited eastern Pennsylvania earlier in June to tout Biden’s infrastructure plan.
Biden originally went to Pittsburgh on March 31 to unveil a $2.3 trillion plan in what he billed as “a once-in-a-generation investment in America” that would also undo tax cuts for corporations under Biden’s predecessor, Republican Donald Trump.
Biden in late April went to Philadelphia’s William H. Gray III 30th Street Station to celebrate Amtrak’s 50th anniversary and his plan’s aid for rail service.
Biden is hoping for a deal with Republicans who are resisting his big ideas and trimming the potential spending, but he also is trying to assure Democrats that he will not leave behind their priorities.
Pennsylvania’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has backed Biden’s plans, while Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey countered with a smaller plan that he said is more narrowly tailored to infrastructure and does not include what he called social welfare programs.
Casey called that plan a “slap in the face” because it left out funding for home and community-based services for the elderly and disabled.
PITTSBURGH — One person was rushed to the hospital after a shooting happened on the 1700 block of Belleau Drive in Fineview.
Channel 11 saw at least 20 evidence markers at the Allegheny Dwellings housing complex in Fineview as police processed the scene.
Officers located a man with gunshot wounds to the face and chest.
Police responded to the 1700 block of Belleau Dr. for a Shotspotter alert just after 8:20 p.m.
Officers located a male victim with gunshot wounds to the face and chest.
He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
The investigation continues.https://t.co/uULewMdFAz pic.twitter.com/8bbHkukYUy
— Pittsburgh Police (@PghPolice) June 20, 2021
Stay with WPXI.com and watch Channel 11 News for updates on this developing story.
The NYPD released a new photo of a person of interest wanted in connection to Thursday’s brazen daytime shooting on a Bronx sidewalk, nearly missing two young children appearing to flee for safety.
Terrifying video tweeted by the department shows the moment an armed suspect chases down a 24-year-old man and shoots him several times. Police in the borough were still looking for the gunman on Saturday, as well as a second man who helped the shooter get away on a scooter.
“The Capitol Attack is likely the most complex investigation ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” the government said in a court filing.
Of the more than 480 defendants who have been arrested in connection with the riots, CBS News has reviewed court documents for 463 defendants’ cases that have been unsealed. Of those, at least 187 defendants were also indicted by grand juries.
So far, four defendants have pleaded guilty, including anwho agreed to cooperate with the government and a in the Senate chamber. For others, plea negotiations have been by the vast amounts of evidence involved in the investigation.
FLINT, MI — A 19-year-old woman shot by police Saturday during a Juneteenth celebration parade in Flint has died of her injuries, according to the Michigan State Police.
The woman, from Flint, was shot by a Flint police officer after she allegedly drove up to the officer and fired at him at about 2:14 p.m., police say.
The officer, who was not injured, then shot the suspect. The incident took place on Saginaw Street near Leith Street.
The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment, where she died of her injuries, police said.
No bystanders were injured during the incident. It took place during the city’s Champions Parade, which honors the city’s athletic greats and community leaders. June 19 also marks Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
The Champions Parade began at noon in front of Flint City Hall and was to proceed north on Saginaw Street to Berston Field House, the historic hub for the city’s African American community.
The Flint police officer who shot the woman was working a “traffic point” at the time to the incident, according to police.MSP is investigating the shooting at the request of the Flint Police Department.
Four people were shot, one fatally, in the vicinity of Lake Merritt in Oakland, California, where a Juneteenth celebration was scheduled Saturday, police said.
“One of the victims was pronounced deceased at the hospital,” the Oakland Police Department tweeted.
Oakland Police are investigating a shooting, 2200 block of Lakeshore Avenue. 4 victims sustained gunshot wounds. One of the victims was pronounced deceased at the hospital. This investigation is still active. If you have information call OPD (510)238-3821 pic.twitter.com/aqRwUE0oDi
— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) June 20, 2021
Emergency operators fielded calls about shots fired along the northeast shore of Lake Merritt about 6:22 p.m., according to NBC Bay Area.
A Juneteenth celebration was scheduled nearby at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, featuring DJ D Sharp of the Golden State Warriors. Police made no connection between the events.
Press secretary Jen Psaki, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, national security adviser Jake Sullivan, senior adviser Anita Dunn, White House counselor Steve Richetti, deputy chief of staff Bruce Reed and presidential personnel office director Cathy Russell each have at least one direct family member working for the Biden administration.
“I’m sorry, I know some folks don’t like hearing any criticism of him. But this royally sucks. I’m disgusted,” Shaub wrote in a Twitter thread Friday, reacting to an article about the family ties of Biden officials.
“A lot of us worked hard to tee him up to restore ethics to government and believed the promises,” Shaub added, calling the string of family-related hires “a real ‘f*** you’ to us—and government ethics.”
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Two pedestrians at a Pride parade near Miami on Saturday were hit by a truck, leaving one dead and the other injured, according to police.”
Both males were taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where one was pronounced deceased,” said Fort Lauderdale Police Department detective Ali Adamson at a Saturday night press conference. The second victim is expected to survive.
Adamson said the FBI is assisting with the investigation but declined to say whether investigators believed the incident was intentional.
In response to a motion filed by NPR and other media organizations, the Justice Department released new videos which prosecutors say show the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6.
The Justice Department has released a trove of videos, including police body-worn camera footage, allegedly showing assaults against police officers defending the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
The videos, made available after NPR and other media organizations filed a legal motion for their release, are cited as evidence in the assault cases against Thomas Webster and Scott Fairlamb.
A group of senior American politicians have warned that UFOs pose “national security concerns” after getting a confidential briefing on a highly anticipated report on unidentified aerial phenomena that is set to be released later this month.
Some members of Congress were given advanced details about the contents of the Pentagon report, which is scheduled to be released before 25 June, and several said they are deeply worried about the findings.
The store has reopened and there are “Now Hiring” signs posted.
Officials said Wilkinsburg residents would see a steep cut in their property tax bill, and Pittsburgh would benefit from a 15,000-person gain in population.
Property taxes in Wilkinsburg are among the highest in Allegheny County. Wilkinsburg officials said that hurts homeowners and hinders redevelopment.
“If you’re a homeowner who makes $20,000 per year and your house is worth $45,000, you pay 35 percent more in Wilkinsburg than you do in the city so it’s really difficult for people in Wilkinsburg to absorb those costs,” said Tracey Evans, of Wilkinsburg Community Development Corp.
“There are a lot of people who want to stay here, and people who want to move into Wilkinsburg, but the taxes are too much of a burden to promote homeownership or to promote entrepreneurship,” said Wilkinsburg Mayor Marita Garrett.
Garrett said Pittsburgh already provides fire service and trash pickup for the borough.
Garrett said she supports a merger even though it would eliminate her job.
“As a public servant, it’s not about us, it’s about the public if you’re getting into it for the right reasons,” Garrett said.
The petition needs about 340 signatures of Wilkinsburg residents in order to go on the November general election ballot. Pittsburgh City Council must also approve the proposal.
The referendum would not affect Wilkinsburg School District, but officials said it may prompt a school merger with Pittsburgh. Wilkinsburg students from grades 7 through 12 currently attend Pittsburgh Public Schools.
PITTSBURGH — A 40-year-old woman was arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old North Hills High School graduate outside his mother’s bar in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.
Police said detectives from the Violent Crime Unit took Chayla Robinson into custody at her home in Brentwood Borough. She was charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution following the shooting death of 18-year-old Ahmir Tuli.
MONROEVILLE, Pa. —
Part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in western Pennsylvania will close for five hours this weekend.
The westbound turnpike will be closed between Pittsburgh (Exit 57) and Allegheny Valley (Exit 48), starting at 11:59 p.m. Saturday through 5 a.m. on Sunday, weather permitting.The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission said beams will be put in place for the new bridge that carries traffic on Center Road over the turnpike in Monroeville.
Drivers are being asked to use the following recommended detour:
WESTBOUND TRAFFIC Exiting at Pittsburgh Interchange:
- I-376 west (16 miles) to
- I-279 north/Ft. Duquesne Bridge (1 mile) to
- PA State Route 28 north (23 miles) to
- PA State Route 910 east (Exit 11, Harmarville) (.2 mile)
- Left onto Freeport Road (.7 mile)
- Reenter I-76 at the Allegheny Valley Interchange.
During the closure, drivers should expect higher traffic volumes on detour roads.
(CNN)About 50 officers assigned to the Portland police department’s crowd control team resigned one day after one of the team’s officers was indicted for allegedly using his department-issued baton to assault a protester last summer.The wholesale resignation of the police department’s Rapid Response Team (RRT) took place after a Multnomah County grand jury handed down an indictment Wednesday charging Officer Corey Budworth with fourth-degree battery. All the officers who resigned their positions on the team returned to their regular assignments
- Alex Harvill was at the Moses Lake Airshow in Washington, where spectators were recording his practice jumps ahead of the world record attempt
- In the video, which was shot from a distance away, Harvill can be seen riding his bike through a field before launching off a ramp
- Harvill came up short of his destination and crashed into a dirt mound
- The Grant County Coroner said that Harvill, 28, was attempting a practice jump when the crash occurred, with the injuries ultimately resulting in his death
- Harvill was reportedly taken to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake after first responders tried to treat him at the scene
- An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on Friday to determine cause of death
- Harvill is the Guinness World Record holder for dirt-to-dirt distance jump
- He also set a world record for ramp-to-dirt distance jump in 2012
- Just a month ago, Harvill took to Instagram to share the birth of his second baby
Dr. Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician, called on President Biden to immediately undergo a cognitive test so the commander-in-chief can prove to the American public sound mental capabilities.“We can’t sit on this any longer,” Jackson told “Hannity” Thursday night, citing Biden’s “embarrassing” performance overseas this week with world leaders.
“He’s not physically or cognitively fit to be our president right now,” Jackson added.
The freshman Texas congressman and 13 of his GOP colleagues sent a letter to Biden Thursday expressing “concern” with his cognitive state and cited several examples of potential memory lapses, including apparently forgetting the name of his Defense Secretary, telling an Amtrak story with a timeline that didn’t add up and seemingly blanking on the often-quoted first line of the Declaration of Independence.
The storm was about 450 miles south of Louisiana as of Thursday evening, with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph. A tropical storm warning is in effect, ranging from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to the Alabama-Florida border, according to the National Weather Service.
A flash flood watch will also be in effect starting Friday afternoon. Rainfall totals of 4-10 inches are expected in New Orleans, with higher amounts in isolated areas.
More than 460 companies are observing Juneteenth at this point, with many offering a paid day off or holiday pay. Here are some companies continuing PTO this year.
Amid the wave of discussions about racial injustice that began to gain momentum last summer, companies such as Allstate, Google and Nike have announced over the past year that they will recognize Juneteenth as a paid holiday for their employees.
After passing both the Senate and House earlier this week, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act was signed into law Thursday by President Joe Biden, making it the 11th federal holiday established by law, along with Christmas, Thanksgiving and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The day celebrates the delayed news that President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, freeing “all persons held as slaves” in the United States. However, it wasn’t until June 19, 1865 – referred to more informally as Juneteenth – that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, learned of their freedom when Union soldiers arrived.
Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed last year that Juneteenth would be an official holiday. City workers learned this week they would not be getting a paid day off after all.
One person is dead and a dozen people injured after an apparent drive-by shooting spree near Phoenix, authorities said.
SWISSVALE, Pa. —
Allegheny County police are investigating after a 19-year-old man was found shot in the leg inside an apartment building in Swissvale.
The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at a building on the 2700 block of Hawthorne Avenue.The victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Although the victim was found in the apartment building, investigators said they haven’t been able to determine exactly where the shooting occurred.
No arrests have been announced.