By CADY LANG
Here’s what you need to know
Rosh Hashanah ushers in the beginning of the Jewish year and is a holiday that celebrates the creation of the world, something that’s reflected in its name, which means “head of the year” in Hebrew.
Rosh Hashanah 2018 will begin at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 9, and will continue through nightfall on Tuesday, Sept. 11, marking the start of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of reflection and repentance that concludes with Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah starts on the first days of Tishrei (the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar), which usually places it in September or October, and many choose to celebrate the holiday on just one day.
As the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest times for those who practice Judaism, with many popular traditions that are observed.
Damage from heavy rain and flooding forced a number of closures throughout the Pittsburgh area Sunday.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for parts of Washington, Beaver, Indiana, Butler, Allegheny, Westmoreland and Armstrong counties around 3 p.m.
The warning remains in effect until 3 a.m. Between 2 and 3.5 inches of rainfall is expected in the area. The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh said they had a total of 3.09 inches at their office around 1 p.m.
The university initially said the suspect is still at large. Police, in an updated news release, did not provide information about the suspect.
A report Friday from the Labor Department showed that the U.S. added 201,000 jobs in August, higher than the average estimate of 189,000 in a survey of economists by the data provider FactSet. Workers’ average hourly earnings rose by 2.9%, the fastest pace in nine years. The unemployment rate, at 3.9%, is close to an 18-year low.
Dogs and their owners soon will have a new place to play in southwestern Westmoreland County, when a new dog park opens at Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver.
A grand opening ceremony will be held 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26. The large, fenced-in area where dogs can romp off-leash is the focal point in the first part of a multi-phase plan to improve the county park.
The college football season is in full swing as Week 2 brought drama despite not having many ranked matchups. The early games held chalk into the evening as high-ranked teams had no issues scoring.
We saw Heisman Trophy candidates Jonathan Taylor and Dwayne Haskins have great games, while Arizona’s Khalil Tate struggled once again to meet expectations.
With conference play coming soon, there were surprises such as Eastern Michigan over Purdue, Duke over Northwestern and East Carolina over North Carolina to highlight the early slate.
But the late games led to white-knuckle finishes among the top teams. Clemson barely survived as Texas A&M surged late, and Florida State had to pull out all the stops to defeat Samford. Florida lost to Kentucky after 31 straight wins against the Wildcats. Even Herm Edwards’ Arizona State squad was able to get into the upset fun and beat Michigan State 16-13.
“Under our horrible immigration laws, the Government is frequently blocked from deporting criminal aliens with violent felony convictions,” Trump tweeted.