Man Killed, Another Hospitalized In North Versailles Crash | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in North Versailles just after 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

The police chief said one person was killed and another was taken to the hospital when the two vehicles collided in the 400 block of East Pittsburgh McKeesport Boulevard.

Source: Man Killed, Another Hospitalized In North Versailles Crash | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

More than $75,000 worth of drugs, gun, cash found at Lower Burrell home; 2 arrested

Police arrested two Lower Burrell residents after they raided two Lower Burrell homes where they found more than $75,000 worth of drugs, drug paraphernalia, a loaded shotgun and $38,000. Police on May 13 arrested Dalton Smith, 25, and Tessa Myers, 23, both of Lower Burrell, after searching their home.

Source: More than $75,000 worth of drugs, gun, cash found at Lower Burrell home; 2 arrested

North Huntingdon teenager struck by lightning while in her home

A 15-year-old girl was struck by lightning while inside her home in North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, on Monday evening, fire officials confirmed.

At least five homes in the area of Sedona Drive were hit by lightning, including the home where the teenage girl was struc

The fire captain of the Circleville Fire Department, Keith Gray, said the lightning went through the girl’s pinky finger and out of her left leg.Giana Scaramuzzo said she was treated by EMS and is OK.

“All of a sudden I hear the loud sound of thunder, and I see lightning, and I see it reflect from my mirror, and all of a sudden I feel like a shock in my pinky, and then it goes up my body and out through my leg,” Scaramuzzo said.

She said paramedics took her blood pressure, which was normal, as well as an EKG. She said the EKG was sent to a local hospital.

Source: North Huntingdon teenager struck by lightning while in her home

Gas prices increase again overnight with Pittsburgh average up 6 cents

National average is also up 4 cents on Wednesday morning

Get ready to pay even more at the gas pump on Wednesday morning.

AAA reports the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Pittsburgh is up six cents to $4.67.

Source: Gas prices increase again overnight with Pittsburgh average up 6 cents

Dow Jones Futures Fall As Target Crashes On Earnings Miss After Bullish Market Rally | Investor’s Business Daily

The major indexes boasted strong gains in higher volume Tuesday.

Dow Jones futures fell Wednesday morning, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. Target (TGT) plunged early Wednesday on a big earnings miss, a day after Walmart (WMT) did the same. The 10-year Treasury yield is back at 3%.

Source: Dow Jones Futures Fall As Target Crashes On Earnings Miss After Bullish Market Rally | Investor’s Business Daily

Driver becomes trapped during rollover crash in East Pittsburgh

Crash happened on Monday night

A driver became trapped in a vehicle after a rollover crash in East Pittsburgh.

The crash happened a little before 10:15 Monday on the 700 block of Braddock Avenue.

The condition of the driver has not been released through that person was reported to be conscious at the scene.

Source: Driver becomes trapped during rollover crash in East Pittsburgh

Eric Clapton will play Pittsburgh the same night as Elton John | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Guitar legend Eric Clapton will return to Pittsburgh for the first time in nine years to play PPG Paints Arena on Sept. 16.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 10 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com.

Clapton, 77, made his name as a member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Cream before launching a solo career and also forming Derek and the Dominos in 1970.

Clapton arrives in Pittsburgh on the same night fellow British rock legend Elton John is playing PNC Park. It is John’s second trip here on the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, which previously played PPG Paints Arena in November 2019.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers did a stadium tour together in 1992.

Source: Eric Clapton will play Pittsburgh the same night as Elton John | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Western Pa. 2022 primary day election guide: Information on races, candidates and issues

Primary election day in Pennsylvania is Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and anyone in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

The state has an online tool to let voters find their polling place by entering their address.

For more information on polling places, go to the official election pages for your county:

• Allegheny County election page

• Westmoreland County election page

• Armstrong County election page

Source: Western Pa. 2022 primary day election guide: Information on races, candidates and issues

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U.S. Senate

Democrat Republican
John Fetterman Kathy Barnette
Malcolm Kenyatta Jeff Bartos
Alexandria Khalil George Bochetto
Conor Lamb Sean Gale
David McCormick
Mehmet Oz
Carla Sands

• Pa. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman had stroke but is on way to ‘full recovery’

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate, has suffered a stroke but is on his way to a “full recovery,” the campaign said Sunday.

• John Fetterman brings bid for U.S. Senate to Greensburg as primary nears

John Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor and a leading Democratic candidate for a U.S. Senate seat, made his ultimate goal clear when he spoke to an informal gathering of about 130 people Tuesday evening in Greensburg.

• Trump’s smackdown of David McCormick shows the risks for Republicans trying a MAGA makeover

Standing before a wall-sized American flag at an American Legion hall here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, David McCormick talked up his background in the Army, called himself a “happy warrior,” and ticked through the reasons he wants to be Pennsylvania’s next senator.

• Poll: Kathy Barnette is neck-and-neck with Oz, McCormick in Pa. Senate race

Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Kathy Barnette now appears to be running neck-and-neck with the two big-spending front-runners, Mehmet Oz and David McCormick, just days before the May 17 primary, according to a new poll.

Driver takes off after crashing into utility pole on busy Pittsburgh road

Police are searching for the driver who took off after hitting the utility pole.

PITTSBURGH — Police are looking for a person who drove a car into a utility pole along a busy road in Pittsburgh’s Bluff neighborhood.

Police said the driver took off after crashing into the pole in the 2200 block of Second Avenue around 1:11 a.m.

A pole and transformer were knocked down, causing wires to come down into the roadway.

Source: Driver takes off after crashing into utility pole on busy Pittsburgh road

Police respond to bomb threat in East Liberty

Pittsburgh Public Safety says 18 people were evacuated Saturday evening.

Pittsburgh Police responded to a bomb threat to an office building Saturday evening.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Public Safety says at around 6:45 p.m. a caller stated there was a bomb located inside the building along the 5900 block of Baum Boulevard in East Liberty. This building houses the offices for AAA Pittsburgh

Source: Police respond to bomb threat in East Liberty

‘Bans off our bodies!’: Hundreds rally in downtown Pittsburgh for abortion amid Supreme Court rumor – WPXI

 

PITTSBURGH — Hundreds are gathered downtown at the City-County Building as Women’s March Pittsburgh rallies against the Supreme Court’s pending ruling on overturning Roe vs. Wade.

Police at the rally said they estimate there to be about a thousand people in attendance.

Source: ‘Bans off our bodies!’: Hundreds rally in downtown Pittsburgh for abortion amid Supreme Court rumor – WPXI

Small plane crashes into Florida bridge, killing one person and injuring 5, officials say – CNN

(CNN)A small plane crashed Saturday into the Haulover Inlet Bridge in Florida’s Miami-Dade County, killing one person and injuring five others, authorities said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement a single-engine Cessna aircraft flying from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport lost power and struck a vehicle on the bridge while landing.
The plane carrying a pilot and two passengers was traveling northbound and hit a SUV traveling southbound before catching fire, the Miami Dade Police Department said in a news release.
Once firefighters put out the flames, they discovered a deceased person inside the plane, the release said.
A woman and two toddlers were inside the SUV and transported to a local hospital for medical evaluations.
Video taken from the balcony of a nearby hotel by Miami resident Alex Huberman showed the small, wrecked plane on fire, with dark smoke rising from it.
Several feet away from the plane was a maroon-colored SUV, which appeared to have sustained extensive damage, the video shows, suggesting it may be the vehicle the plane struck when attempting to land.
Huberman said he saw at least two people get out of the plane, adding several people were put on stretchers by emergency personnel.

Source: Small plane crashes into Florida bridge, killing one person and injuring 5, officials say – CNN

Gunman kills 10 in live-streamed racial attack on New York state supermarket

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 14 (Reuters) – An 18-year-old white gunman shot 10 people to death and wounded three on Saturday at a grocery store in a Black neighborhood of upstate New York, before surrendering after what authorities called an act of “racially motivated violent extremism.”

Authorities said the suspect, who was armed with an assault-style rifle and appeared to have acted alone, drove to Buffalo from his home several hours away to launch the afternoon attack that he broadcast in real time on social media platform Twitch, a live video service owned by Amazon.com (AMZN.O)

Eleven of the 13 people struck by gunfire were Black, officials said. The two others were white. The racial breakdown of the dead was not made clear.

Court papers named the suspect as Payton Gendron of Conklin, a town of about 5,000 people in New York’s Southern Tier region near the Pennsylvania border.

He was arraigned hours after the shooting in state court on first-degree murder charges, which carry a maximum penalty of life in prison without parole, said Erie County District Attorney John Flynn. New York has no capital punishment.

Flynn said the judge also ordered Gendron to remain in custody without bail and to undergo a “forensic examination.” Gendron was scheduled to return to court on May 19.

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Authorities said the teenager, reported by local media to have been a student at the State University of New York’s Broome Community College near Binghamton, had come close to taking his own life before he was arrested.

When confronted by officers at the store, the suspect held a gun to his own neck, but they talked him into dropping the weapon and surrendering, Buffalo police commissioner Joseph Gramaglia told a news briefing.

Source: Gunman kills 10 in live-streamed racial attack on New York state supermarket

Rangers vs Penguins: Blueshirts Back to Broadway as “Igor, Igor, Igor” Assists to Win.

Friday the 13th, on the anniversary of the Rangers clinching the Eastern Conference Finals in 2015, the Rangers headed back to Pittsburgh to attempt to stay alike another day and bring this serious back home to the Garden. The crowd not letting up at all with their chants of “IG – OR” that did seem to rattle the goalie in their last home games.

With Penguins captain Sidney Crosby out due to injury and Tyler Motte back in the lineup for the first time these playoffs, many looked at this as a glimmer of hope that the Rangers could muster enough to force a game 7. And they did just that.

The Penguins pulled the goalie in the third period, had a few chances, but Andrew Copp ultimately knocked in the empty net goal and the Rangers took a late 5-3 lead until the time ran out on the third period in Pittsburgh.

The Rangers will bring it back home for a seventh game in this series, coming back from being down three games to one.

Sunday night game moves to Madison Square Garden.

Source: Rangers vs Penguins: Blueshirts Back to Broadway as “Igor, Igor, Igor” Assists to Win.

3 shot outside Milwaukee Bucks game. Hours later, 17 others are shot a few blocks away – CNN

(CNN)Seventeen people were shot Friday night in downtown Milwaukee just hours after three were shot a few blocks away, near the arena where the Milwaukee Bucks were playing in the NBA Playoffs.

Ten people were taken into custody in the shooting downtown, and nine firearms were recovered, according to Milwaukee Police Capt. Warren Allen.
The 17 people shot ranged in age from 15 to 47, Allen said.
In the shooting near the arena, two men, 26 and 29, and a 16-year-old girl were wounded, according to Allen. All are expected to survive, he said.
“There was a 19-year-old male taken into custody in connection with this incident,” Allen said. “Charges are pending review by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.”
That incident occurred around 9:12 p.m. close to the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Highland Avenue, about a block from the Bucks’ home court at Fiserv Forum.
Police did not disclose the names of the people involved nor a possible motive.

Source: 3 shot outside Milwaukee Bucks game. Hours later, 17 others are shot a few blocks away – CNN

Pittsburgh Fire Chief injured in crash while responding to fire | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Chief Darryl Jones was injured late Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision while responding to a fire in Edgebrook, according to a Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman.

The crash occurred shortly after 5 p.m. at the intersection of Brookline Boulevard and Whited Street.

The fire was nearby at a home along the 900 block of Berkshire Avenue.

Public Safety spokeswoman Cara Cruz reported Jones had lights and sirens activated when his SUV collided with a car.

The driver of the car sustained a head laceration but was not hospitalized, officials reported.

Jones told first responders he experienced some shoulder pain.

The chief was transported for a hospital to undergo drug testing as per policy for any employee driving a City of Pittsburgh vehicle.

Source: Pittsburgh Fire Chief injured in crash while responding to fire | TribLIVE.com

Ukraine seeks evacuation of wounded fighters as war rages on

Very complex talks are underway to evacuate a large number of wounded soldiers from a besieged steelworks in the strategic southeastern port of Mariupol in return for the release of Russian prisoners of war, Ukraine’s president said.

  • Ukraine in ‘complex talks’ on evacuating wounded fighters
  • Ukraine deputy PM says war ‘entering new, long phase’
  • Hundreds of Russian war dead brought to rail yard
  • G7 nations vow more military and economic aid for Ukraine

Source: Ukraine seeks evacuation of wounded fighters as war rages on

Pa. governor hopeful drops out, backs rival as primary nears

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor said Thursday that he was ending his campaign and endorsing rival Lou Barletta, a move that comes as GOP leaders warn that leading candidate Doug Mastriano is too far right to win in a general election.

Jake Corman, Pennsylvania’s ranking state senator, announced his endorsement of Barletta at a news conference just days before the state’s Tuesday primary and amid hand-wringing by establishment Republicans that a Mastriano victory would doom their chances of flipping the governor’s mansion in November in the battleground state.

Corman’s name will remain on ballots statewide, and mail-in voting has been underway for weeks. It’s unclear what, if any, effect Corman’s decision to end his campaign will have on the race, since polls have showed him gaining little traction.

Source: Pa. governor hopeful drops out, backs rival as primary nears

Large fire reported at saw mill in Indiana County

There have been no reports of injuries.

A saw mill has caught fire in Indiana County, Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 has learned.

The blaze is happening at 1274 Brush Creek Road in Homer City. At least 10 fire departments are assisting to knock the fire down. There have been no reports of injuries.

Source: Large fire reported at saw mill in Indiana County

Sidney Crosby injury update: Penguins captain has upper-body injury, will be evaluated again before Game 6

Crosby missed all of the third period in Game 5

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby left the ice early during Game 5 against the New York Rangers after taking a hit in the head courtesy of defenseman Jacob Trouba. He missed most of the second period and all of the third period in the Penguins’ loss.

On Thursday, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan head coach announced that Crosby has been diagnosed with an upper-body injury. The Pittsburgh star’s status for Game 6 on Friday is unknown, but he will undergo further evaluation before then.

The incident happened with 10:45 left in the second period as Crosby had possession of the puck and three defenders close to him. Defenseman Jacob Trouba hit Crosby’s face with his left arm, which caused Crosby to fall. Instead of chasing the puck again, he skated toward the bench.

Source: Sidney Crosby injury update: Penguins captain has upper-body injury, will be evaluated again before Game 6

Biden administration cancels Alaska oil and gas lease sale – CBS News

The Biden administration has canceled one of the most high-profile oil and gas lease opportunities pending before the Interior Department. The decision, which halts the potential to drill for oil in over 1 million acres in the Cook Inlet in Alaska, comes at a challenging political moment, when gas prices are hitting painful new highs.

In a statement shared first with CBS News, the Department of the Interior cited a “lack of industry interest in leasing in the area” for the decision to “not move forward” with the Cook Inlet lease sale. The department also halted two leases under consideration for the Gulf of Mexico region because of “conflicting court rulings that impacted work on these proposed lease sales.”

Federal law requires the Department of the Interior to stick to a five-year leasing plan for auctioning offshore leases. The administration had until the end of the current five-year plan — set to expire at the end of next month — to complete these lease sales.

Source: Biden administration cancels Alaska oil and gas lease sale – CBS News

North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a perfect record keeping out the virus that has spread to nearly every place in the world.

The outbreak forced leader Kim Jong Un to wear a mask in public, likely for the first time since the start of the pandemic, but the scale of transmissions inside North Korea wasn’t immediately known. A failure to slow infections could have serious consequences because the country has a poor health care system and its 26 million people are believed to be mostly unvaccinated. Some experts say North Korea, by its rare admission of an outbreak, may be seeking outside aid.

However, hours after North Korea confirmed the outbreak, South Korea’s military said it detected the North had fired three suspected ballistic missiles toward the sea. It was its 16th round of missile launches this year, in brinkmanship aimed at forcing the United States to accept North Korea as a nuclear power and negotiate sanctions relief and other concessions from a position of strength.

Source: North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

Man shot, woman injured during shooting in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — A man was shot and a woman was injured during a shooting in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood.

Our crew on the scene saw police and crime scene tape around Seneca Street and Watson Street.

Our crew spoke with a witness who said he saw a man pull out a gun and shoot another man.

The witness said the shooter then held a gun up at him and he hit the deck as shots were fired toward him. He said he considers himself lucky to be alive.

Source: Man shot, woman injured during shooting in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood – WPXI

Sen. Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Pittsburgh – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will be visiting Pennsylvania just before the primary elections.

Sanders will hold a rally at 1000 Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh to show support for candidate Summer Lee on May 12.

Doors to the rally will open at 3:30 p.m

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey will also attend the rally.

For those who can not attend the event in person but wish to be involved, they can stream the event online. 

Source: Sen. Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Pittsburgh – WPXI

Vicky White, Alabama corrections officer who escaped with Casey White, has died in hospital, sheriff says – CNN

(CNN)Former Alabama corrections officer Vicky White has died from injuries after she and escaped inmate Casey White were arrested in Indiana earlier Monday, Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh County told CNN.

She was hospitalized earlier with self-inflicted gunshot wounds after being taken into custody following a car chase in Evansville, Indiana, US Marshals previously told CNN. Her wounds were “very serious,” Wedding said at the time.
No law enforcement officers fired shots, according to Sheriff Rick Singleton of Lauderdale County, Alabama, where the pair — who are not related — fled on April 29.
Before the chase ensued, officers conducting surveillance spotted Vicky White exiting a hotel with a wig on, according to US Marshal Matt Keely. Then, she and Casey White got into a car and drove away.

Source: Vicky White, Alabama corrections officer who escaped with Casey White, has died in hospital, sheriff says – CNN

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