Authorities in Indonesia lifted a tsunami warning on Sunday after a massive earthquake rocked the popular tourist mecca of Bali, a week after another quake in the same region killed more than a dozen people.
The United States Geological Survey said the quake, initially listed as a magnitude 7.0 earthquake but later downgraded to a magnitude 6.9, was reported around 7:46 a.m. ET off the country’s Lombok Island, located next to Bali.
The quake was about 19 miles deep and had an epicenter about a mile east-southeast of Loloan, according to the USGS. Najmul Akhyar, district chief of North Lombok, told MetroTV that there was an electrical blackout so he was unable to assess the entire situation, but that at least three people had been killed.
Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency promptly issued an alert, saying that there was the “potential” for a tsunami to take place.
The reward for the safe return of a missing Iowa college student has ballooned to $260,000.
Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa said Sunday that relatives of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts believe she’s alive but has potentially been kidnapped. Spokesman Greg Willey says the family hopes the reward money will lead to her return.
Tibbetts went missing on July 18 from her small hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa.Investigators are being tight-lipped about the case, saying holding back basic details may help solve it. That includes saying whether they believe Tibbetts returned home from a jog the evening she went missing.
Willey says Crime Stoppers will protect the anonymity of tipsters who call in or submit tips online . He says the organization has shared more than 200 anonymous tips with law enforcement since Monday.
If you’ve ever done a day hike that stretched your limits, you know that hiking really gets you in touch with your hunger. That’s especially true if you start backpacking, which often requires you to carry more than 20 pounds on your back while facing backcountry terrain. So what do you pack when you won’t have full access to your kitchen fridge that night?
Last summer I backpacked 1,000 miles
To help beginner backpackers avoid making the same mistake I did—and as a reminder to myself—I decided to compile my best advice, plus tips from a few pros, for properly packing food for your first backpacking trip.
1. Stock up on a few basic pieces of equipment you’ll need to cook.
1. A stove.
3. A pot.
4. A utensil to eat with.
5. A lighter.
6. Food! Naturally.
2. When choosing what actual food you’ll bring, consider the weight, first and foremost.
3. Bring a variety of foods that cover important nutrients and different flavors.
4. Take the the length and intensity of your trip into consideration.
5. Save weight and space by repackaging everything before you leave.
6. You can get a little fancy if you want—the key is finding recipes you can prep ahead of time.
“Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” heading for a solid $35 million second weekend, estimates showed Saturday.
Paramount’s second weekend of “Fallout” easily topped the launch of Disney’s live-action “Christopher Robin,” which debuted with a respectable $27 million at 3,602 screens at the low end of forecasts. Lionsgate’s action-comedy “The Spy Who Dumped Me” will finish third with about $12.4 million at 3,111 locations, matching expectations.
Fox’s opening of dystopian sci-fier “The Darkest Minds” debuted quietly with about $6 million at 3,127 locations behind a quartet of holdovers — Universal’s third weekend of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” with $9 million, Sony’s third weekend of “The Equalizer 2” with $8.3 million, Sony’s fourth weekend of “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” with $8.1 million and Disney’s fifth weekend of “Ant-Man and the Wasp” with $6.3 million.
By Louise Carroll / For The Ledger
ELLWOOD CITY — One-room schools were common in the day.
For those too young to remember, you have to imagine children from first to sixth grade, and often eighth grade, in one room with one teacher. The teacher usually taught reading, writing, arithmetic, history and geography. Students memorized and recited their lessons and learned all about working together.
Many people attended the one-room schools and share memories of the pot-bellied stoves and outdoor bathrooms, one for boys and one for girls.
Karen Covert of Ellwood City attended two schools: Hazel Dell located on Whitestown Road and Bloomfield School.
“There were 18 kids in four classes. And we got our drinking water from a pump outside. I have great memories. It was a fun time,” she said.
Vonnie Kaye Brough recalls going to two one-room schools: Wiley Hill School, which is now a private residence, and the Molly Main School on Brighton Road.
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PITTSBURGH – – The search continues for a person who shot two people near a busy grocery store.
“You could hear boom, boom, boom,” said Diane Kennedy, who was inside the Giant Eagle when it happened.
On the outside, grocery carts, shattered glass and dozens of evidence markers were seen after the shootout.
“It appears the gun exchange occurred outside the supermarket, there were two vehicles hit and appears we are very fortunate no other individuals were struck by bullets,” Director of Public Safety Wendell Hissrich said.
Witnesses told Channel 11 it was chaos.
“People were running that way, this way, ran into the Giant Eagle to get away from the gunfire, jumping in their cars. It was just chaos,” Beth Blair said.
Hissrich said a man and a woman were shot in the parking lot.
Witnesses said one of them fired back, then the man and woman both ran into the grocery store.
For two hours, Kennedy and the other shoppers were told not to leave since the store was on lockdown.
“Everyone was hysterical cause they did not know was out of the store so we all had to stay in one place and wait and wait,” Kennedy said.
UPDATE 8 P.M. – Investigators are searching for at least one shooter tonight after two people were transported to the hospital in Greenfield.
Police they got calls for a “gun battle” after a man and woman were shot in the parking lot at the Giant Eagle on Murray Avenue.
The shooting prompted a lockdown at the Giant Eagle, forcing shoppers to one side of the store for two hours.
UPDATE from police: man & woman both shot at the bus stop on Loretta/Murray. Man has serious injuries, woman has minor. Police are looking for at least one other shooter tonight. Witnesses tell us there was some sort of shoot out. @WPXI https://on.wpxi.com/2Kpskag
GIANT EAGLE SHOTS FIRED: 2 people transported after gunshots reported near Pittsburgh Giant Eagle
Channel 11’s Gabriella DeLuca is at the scene and will have a LIVE report on 11 News NOW.
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PITTSBURGH – Two people were shot in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood on Saturday after being caught in crossfire, according to police.
Police responded to reports of shots fired near the intersection of Kaercher Street and Greenfield Avenue around 4:13 p.m.
In a new report, CNet’s well connected Microsoft specialist Mary Jo Foley reports the company will soon launch ‘Microsoft Managed Desktop’ which will charge a monthly fee to configure computers running Windows 10 and keep them running smoothly as new updates are released.
Police around the world are warning parents of a disturbing, violent internet challenge that could be encouraging children to take their own life.
According to the Daily Mail, the so-called “Momo Challenge” began appearing all over the world in recent weeks and follows the same style every time. The challenge asks the user to add and contact someone called “Momo”. They then send a barrage of frightening images and violent messages encouraging violence or suicide.
Yesterday, Scripps researchers logged the warmest sea-surface temperature at Scripps Pier since records began in August 1916. The record temp—78.6 ℉—is the highest in 102 years of measurements. Data is maintained by the @shoresta100 program at Scripps. https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/highest-ever-seawater-temperature-recorded-scripps-pier …
Portland, Oregon, is bracing for what could be another round of violent clashes between a right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counterprotesters who have pledged to keep Patriot Prayer and other affiliated groups out of this ultra-liberal city.
A rally organized Saturday by Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson was expected to be the third to roil Portland this summer. Two previous events ended in bloody fistfights and riots, and one counterprotester was sent to the hospital with a skull fracture.
This time, Gibson changed the venue from a federal plaza outside U.S. District Court to a waterfront park so some of his Oregon supporters can carry concealed weapons as they demonstrate. Chartered buses will bring participants from Vancouver, Washington — where Gibson lives — to downtown Portland with armed security on board.
(CNN)A tornado roared through parts of central Massachusetts on Saturday, the National Weather Service said, downing trees and electrical lines, causing power outages and damaging buildings.At least one person sustained minor injuries on a day that started with torrential rain and heavy winds in southeast New England, prompting flash-flood warnings across most of Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts, officials said.The National Weather Service confirmed shortly after 10 a.m. that a tornado touched down in the town of Webster in Worcester County — about an hour southwest of Boston. It was the third tornado in the county in the past two weeks.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the “single-engine” plane crashed “shortly after taking off from Ponca City Regional Airport.”
“The aircraft was destroyed by a post-crash fire,” she added.
Highway Patrol Lt. Kera Philippi said it appeared that the victims had attended a breakfast at the airport.