Bali rocked after 6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Lombok Island, deaths reported | Fox News

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.

Source: Bali rocked after 6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Lombok Island, deaths reported | Fox News

Reward for missing University of Iowa student hits $260,000 | Fox News

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.

Source: Reward for missing University of Iowa student hits $260,000 | Fox News

6 Food Packing Tips to Fuel Your First Backpacking Trip | SELF

Plus, a list of “kitchen” essentials.

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.

2. Stove fuel. 

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.

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Tops ‘Christopher Robin’ – Variety

“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.

Source: Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Tops ‘Christopher Robin’ – Variety

In the Day: One-room schools brought children together – Ellwood City Ledger

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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GIANT EAGLE SHOOTING: Man, woman shot outside Pittsburgh Giant Eagle | WPXI

“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.

Gabriella DeLuca


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 

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.

Source: GIANT EAGLE SHOOTING: Man, woman shot outside Pittsburgh Giant Eagle | WPXI


GREENFIELD SHOOTING: Man, woman injured in crossfire during shootout in Greenfield | WPXI

Two people were shot in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood on Saturday after being caught in crossfire, according to police.


Lindsay Ward WPXI@LindsayWardTV

JUST IN: Pittsburgh PIO said two ppl were shot. Those two men in gray shirts in handcuffs, later released, are NOT related to the shooting. Working to learn more. @WPXI

Police responded to reports of shots fired near the intersection of Kaercher Street and Greenfield Avenue around 4:13 p.m.

Source: GREENFIELD SHOOTING: Man, woman injured in crossfire during shootout in Greenfield | WPXI

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