Meghan Markle’s future sister-in-law is arrested for assault | Daily Mail Online

Darlene Blount, 37, the fiancee of Thomas Markle Jr, was arrested in Grants Pass, Oregon, on Friday on a charge of assault.

  • Darlene Blount, 37, the fiancee of Thomas Markle Jr, was arrested on Friday
  • She was bailed on Saturday, a deputy at Josephine County Jail has confirmed
  • Police were called to Thomas Markle Jr and Blount’s home on New Year’s Eve
  • She was arrested for assault but District Attorney decided not to press charges

Source: Meghan Markle’s future sister-in-law is arrested for assault | Daily Mail Online

SpaceX has a successful second launch of its Block 5 rocket | Ars Technica

For those up late tonight, the webcast should begin 15-20 minutes before launch.

Original post: Having worked through its fleet of used Block 4 rockets, SpaceX will now transition into flying its more advanced Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket full time. As early as 1:50am ET (05:50 UTC) Sunday, SpaceX will attempt to launch the Telstar 19V satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The mission has a four-hour launch window.

This will be the second launch of the new version of SpaceX’s Block 5 rocket. The first one had a flawless debuton May 11, and the first stage made a safe return to a drone ship, as expected. Since then, SpaceX engineers have been assessing how that Block 5 core, optimized for reusability, actually performed during that flight.

“We are going to be very rigorous in taking this rocket apart and confirming our design assumptions to be confident that it is indeed able to be reused without taking apart,” SpaceX honcho Elon Musk said in May, at the time of the first Block 5 flight. “Ironically, we need to take it apart to confirm it does not need to be taken apart.”

Source: SpaceX has a successful second launch of its Block 5 rocket | Ars Technica

George H. W. Bush’s Former Doctor Gunned Down by Bicyclist – The Daily Beast

The former president offered his condolences.

A cardiologist well-known for treating former President George H.W. Bush was fatally shot by a bicyclist near a Houston medical complex on Friday. Houston police are now trying to determine whether the attack on Dr. Mark Hausknecht, who was killed while riding his bike to work, was random or a targeted act.

Source: George H. W. Bush’s Former Doctor Gunned Down by Bicyclist – The Daily Beast

Early-morning Murrysville house fire put out | TribLIVE

Firefighters battled a house fire early Friday morning in Murrysville.

The fire at 3475 Hills Church Road was reported shortly before 4:30 a.m., a Westmoreland County dispatcher said.

There were no initial reports of any injuries.

Brian Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, brittmeyer@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

Source: Early-morning Murrysville house fire put out | TribLIVE

Silver Lake Trader Joe’s barricade: 1 dead, suspect in custody

A woman is confirmed dead following a barricade situation involving a shooting and chase suspect who held hostages inside a Trader Joe’s in Silver Lake on Saturday.

The suspect, who sustained a gunshot wound to his arm, ran into the Trader Joe’s, located in the 2700 block of Hyperion Avenue, where several SWAT officers and an armored vehicle surrounded the building.

Los Angeles Fire Department officials confirmed another 20-year-old woman was transported in fair condition. It’s unclear what type of injuries she sustained.

A family reunification location for family members affected by the barricade situation is at LAPD Northeast Station, located at 3353 N. San Fernando Road. You can also call 323-561-3211.

The public is urged to avoid the area of Hyperion Avenue and Griffith Park Boulevard.

Source: Silver Lake Trader Joe’s barricade: 1 dead, suspect in custody