Nationwide Manhunt For Men Accused Of Kidnapping, Raping 2 Ohio Teens « CBS Pittsburgh

A nationwide manhunt is underway for three men accused of kidnapping and raping two teenagers in northern Ohio.

Nationwide arrest warrants have been issued for all three on two counts of kidnapping and rape.

Anyone having information related to this incident, to include the identity of the suspects and their whereabouts, is encouraged to contact the Bowling Green Police Division (419) 352-1131.

A $1,000 reward is being offered.

Bowling Green Police say the incident took place in the Bowling Green area and involved a 13-and 14-year old victim.

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Trump Dump – Pittsburgh Current

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence admire several Harley Davidson bikes on the South Lawn driveway of the White House in Washington, D.C. President Trump hosted a lunch for Harley Davidson executives, as well as union representatives for machinist and steel workers, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Thursday, February 2, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

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Woman dies after falling from Myrtle Beach resort balcony, police say

A woman has died after falling from a balcony Tuesday at a Myrtle Beach resort, according to police.

The woman fell at the Westgate Resort at 415 South Ocean Blvd., according to Capt. Joey Crosby with Myrtle Beach police.

The victim’s name has not been released.

Source: Woman dies after falling from Myrtle Beach resort balcony, police say

Ohio bill seeks to require notification on transgender kids | News, Sports, Jobs – The Herald Star

The Dayton Daily News reports the bill sponsored by two southwest Ohio Republicans seeks to give parents the right to withhold gender dysphoria treatment from their minor children.
Rep. Paul Zeltwanger, of Mason, says he wants to protect parental rights and that once children reach age 18 they can “do whatever they want.”
Rep. Tom Brinkman, of Cincinnati, says he knows one transgender person but didn’t speak with any transgender people before introducing the bill.
The state’s largest teachers’ union opposes the legislation. President Becky Higgins of the Ohio Education Association says the union believes students should be guaranteed a “safe and inclusive environment.”
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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

Source: Ohio bill seeks to require notification on transgender kids | News, Sports, Jobs – The Herald Star

Independence Day closings | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

All federal, state, Allegheny County and City of Pittsburgh offices and courts are closed today for the Independence Day holiday. Post offices are closed, with no regular pickup or delivery. Banks are closed. State liquor stores normally open on Wednesdays are open. Garbage pickup is being delayed one day.

The Port Authority of Allegheny County is operating holiday service, with the Light Rail Transit System running two-car trains throughout the day and additional shuttle service between Station Square and Mount Washington following the fireworks display Downtown. The Downtown service center is closed.

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Anna Mae Blessing, 92, allegedly killed son in Arizona – CNN

(CNN)A 92-year-old woman allegedly killed her son in Arizona because she did not want to be sent to an assisted living facility, authorities said.

Anna Mae Blessing was charged with first degree murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping after authorities found her 72-year-old son dead Monday at their home in Fountain Hills, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said.
Blessing hid two pistols in the pockets of her robe and shot her son several times in his bedroom, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Her son’s girlfriend was also in the room and said she heard Blessing telling her son she was tired of the way he treated her, court documents said.
“From my understanding, she had thought about it for a few days because there was a dispute regarding her son wanting to put her in an assisted living home,” Maricopa County Sgt. Bryant Vanejas told CNN affiliate KPHO.
Blessing then pointed the gun at her son’s girlfriend, who struggled with her until she lost her grip of the gun. When Blessing pulled out the second pistol from her robe, her son’s girlfriend also knocked it out of her hand, the statement said.

Source: Anna Mae Blessing, 92, allegedly killed son in Arizona – CNN

Wildfire acreage up 25% nationally as California battles new blazes

Wildfire acreage is up 25 percent nationally, as California battles several new blazes and prepares for “potentially critical fire weather conditions” in the coming days.

  • Northern California’s so-called County fire began Saturday and as of Monday afternoon had exploded to 60,000 acres.
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown announced late Monday that more wildfire acreage had burned statewide so far this year than during the same period last year.
  • At least eight wildfires are burning across Colorado and six in Utah.
  • Heading into the Fourth of July holiday, authorities are preparing for even greater risk of wildfires due to illegal fireworks or campfires.

Source: Wildfire acreage up 25% nationally as California battles new blazes

Smart meter fears persist | Mail Tribune

 

BY  DAMIAN MANN OF THE MAIL TRIBUNE

Despite assurances and a paucity of serious blazes reported, the potential for a smart electrical meter to catch fire worries Gold Hill resident Marty Becker.

This summer, Pacific Power will swap out existing meters for its 88,000 customers in Jackson County with new ones that relay information through a cellular connection, but some residents are skeptical about the safety claims of the digital meters.

“Fire is our concern,” said Becker, 58, who lives in a remote wooded area. “We just don’t want it here.”

Becker is one of many customers in Jackson County concerned about fire dangers from the new meters, even though Pacific Power officials say their Aclara meters are the latest technology and won’t cause the kinds of fires that plagued the earlier generation of meters years ago.

Source: Smart meter fears persist | Mail Tribune