Fans removed from Dua Lipa concert in China – BBC News

Some people suggest people were picked out and removed for dancing and holding pro-gay rights flags.

Videos posted on social media show security workers pulling people out of their seats.

Heavy-handed crowd control isn’t that unusual in China and many are saying people were ejected for standing up for or waving pro-gay rights flags.

Visibly upset, Dua told the crowd: “I want to create a really safe environment for us all to have fun.”

Source: Fans removed from Dua Lipa concert in China – BBC News

Police seize 50 bricks of heroin, fentanyl during traffic stop on Route 22 | TribLIVE

Three Allegheny County residents were arrested by state police Wednesday after troopers found drugs and a gun in a car traveling on Route 22 in Westmoreland County, according to court papers.

The vehicle was pulled over in the westbound lanes in Salem Township at 2:15 a.m. for a violation. Police identified Nicholas Antonio Miller, 30, of Brookline, as the driver and Samantina Maria Perri, 29, of Crafton and Joseph J. Baughman, 37, of Green Tree, as passengers.

Source: Police seize 50 bricks of heroin, fentanyl during traffic stop on Route 22 | TribLIVE

Bedford Heritage Trail gets more than $2M in federal funding | WJAC

BEDFORD, Pa. – PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards along with U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and former U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster announced federal funding for the North Extension of the Bedford Heritage Trail Wednesday.

The funding will allow for the construction of the extension that will connect Fort Bedford Park to Old Bedford Village and Friendship Village. This will allow visitors to walk or bike to and from the attractions.

Source: Bedford Heritage Trail gets more than $2M in federal funding | WJAC

The Pa Gov race roars back to life as Wagner, Wolf trade barbs over town halls, health care | PennLive.com

On the other hand, they’ve only agreed to one debate. So who’s dissing whom?

In an email blast to campaign reporters on Wednesday, Republican hopeful Scott Wagner kicked Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in the shins for apparently bailing out on a Sept. 12 town hall event in scenic Mauch Chunk, Pa., that had been on the books since August.

Source: The Pa Gov race roars back to life as Wagner, Wolf trade barbs over town halls, health care | PennLive.com

Man killed in mining accident in Jefferson County | WJAC

SNYDER TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A 27-year-old man was killed Tuesday in a mining accident in Jefferson County.

According to Jefferson County Coroner Brenda Shumaker, the man was pronounced dead at 6:01 p.m. at the Kojancic site in Snyder Township. The site is operated by Rosebud Mining.

Shumaker said an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

Vice President of Rosebud Mining Jim Barker said the accident was equipment-related and that state and federal agencies are investigating.

“It was a tragic accident and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family,” said Barker.

Source: Man killed in mining accident in Jefferson County | WJAC

White Castle’s plant-based Impossible Slider gets nationwide release

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After slinging tiny square beef sliders for decades, the company began testing meat-free burgers at 140 locations in April — and it’s become a cult favorite. Now, the Impossible Slider will be available at nearly 400 locations nationwide, White Castle said Wednesday.

The burger is a plant-based patty from Silicon Valley-start-up Impossible Foods that looks, tastes and “bleeds” just like real meat.

The product is made with an ingredient called soy leghemoglobin that releases a protein called heme that gives the meat substitute its distinctive blood-like color and taste. This ingredient was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in July, big win for Impossible Foods, which has been rapidly expanding in the U.S. and abroad.

Source: White Castle’s plant-based Impossible Slider gets nationwide release

California shootings: Six dead in Bakersfield – BBC News

Six people have been killed in linked shootings in the city of Bakersfield in California, police say.

A man and his wife drove to a trucking business in the city, where the man shot dead two men and his wife.

The man then drove to another residence where he shot dead two more people.

After hijacking a vehicle with a woman and child in it, the man was then confronted by a deputy and shot himself dead. Police are still investigating the motives behind the killings.

Source: California shootings: Six dead in Bakersfield – BBC News

Johnstown Salvation Army cleaning up after flooding, asking for donations | WJAC

In Johnstown, the cleanup isn’t over at the Salvation Army, which took on several inches of water in its basement, causing extensive damage to its kitchen and dining area.

“In this area, I mean, the water level came up to about here, about 6 inches,” said Capt. John Brand, pointing to the wall in the kitchen. “And you can actually feel it. It’s wet.”

Source: Johnstown Salvation Army cleaning up after flooding, asking for donations | WJAC

McCain Family Slams GOP’s Use Of Late Senator In Attack Ads | HuffPost

The family of the late Sen. John McCain said Wednesday it was “disappointed” that the lawmaker’s image was being used in political attack ads paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee.

The NRCC released a bevy of new political ads on Wednesday to help Republicans running for U.S. House seats, the chamber where the party is facing stiff competition amid a blue wave of activism before November’s midterm elections. McCain is featured in two of those spots, one criticizing Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, running for a House seat in Arizona, and another lambasting Elissa Slotkin, who is running for a seat in Michigan.

Source: McCain Family Slams GOP’s Use Of Late Senator In Attack Ads | HuffPost

Georgia Declares State Of Emergency | LEX18.com

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Communities along the Carolina coast buttoned up against the onslaught of Hurricane Florence as forecasters Wednesday warned that the monstrous storm could hesitate just offshore for days — punishing a longer stretch of coastline than previously feared — before pushing its way inland.

Georgia’s governor has declared a state of emergency for all 159 counties as forecasters now say Hurricane Florence could take a southwest turn.

In a news release Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal says the state “is mobilizing all available resources to ensure public safety ahead of Hurricane Florence.”

Deal’s declaration Wednesday covers comes as the National Weather Service’s storm forecast shows a chance that Florence’s track might turn toward the southwest as it approaches the Carolinas later this week.

Source: Georgia Declares State Of Emergency | LEX18.com