Presidential Alert coming Wednesday – what you need to know | TribLIVE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The date is the backup date after the initial test was scrubbed on Sept. 20 due to response efforts to Hurricane Florence.

The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA. This is the fourth EAS nationwide test and the first national WEA test. Previous EAS national tests were conducted in November 2011, September 2016, and September 2017 in collaboration with the FCC, broadcasters, and emergency management officials in recognition of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month.

Source: Presidential Alert coming Wednesday – what you need to know | TribLIVE

Man flees after robbing New Stanton bank | TribLIVE

State police at Greensburg are searching for a man who fled Tuesday afternoon after robbing the First Commonwealth Bank in New Stanton.

The man entered the bank at 802 S. Center Ave. around 2 p.m. and threatened a teller, who complied by giving him an undisclosed amount of money, Trooper Steve Limani said.

The robber — wearing all black — fled south toward RIDC Westmoreland, the industrial park at the site of the former Sony assembly plant in East Huntingdon, Limani said.

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Body of missing woman hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park found | Fox News

The body of a woman who went missing while hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been found, park officials said Tuesday.

More than 100 people, in addition to around 30 state and local agencies, searched for Clements. Helicopters, canine teams and specialized drones were utilized to find the Cleves, Ohio woman, the NPS said on Saturday. She reportedly went missing on “unforgiving terrain.”

Further information on Clements’ death was not immediately available.

Source: Body of missing woman hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park found | Fox News

Ex-boyfriend’s letter prompts Chuck Grassley to question Ford’s truthfulness

An ex-boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford reportedly wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee contradicting her testimony last Thursday on polygraphs — prompting Sen. Chuck Grassley to raise doubts about her truthfulness.

The man, who says he dated Ford from 1992 to 1998, wrote in the letter — obtained by Fox News — that he once saw Ford help ease the nerves of a friend preparing to take a polygraph by “explaining in detail what to ­expect” and how they work.

Source: Ex-boyfriend’s letter prompts Chuck Grassley to question Ford’s truthfulness