Deputies desperately wanted at Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department | TribLIVE

Despite myriad criminal and civil woes swirling around the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department in recent years, Sheriff Jonathan Held maintained Monday he believes “it’s still a pretty good place to work” and wants potential applicants to know that.

However, Held laments in recent months, the number of part-time sheriff’s deputies, who assist the department’s 55 full-time deputies with daily duties, has dwindled to an all-time low since he was elected in 2011.

Source: Deputies desperately wanted at Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department | TribLIVE

Trump’s ethanol move delivers gift to corn country – POLITICO

President Donald Trump has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to expand sales of corn ethanol, a senior White House official said on Monday, delivering a gift to farm state Republicans a month before the midterm elections.

The move ends months of bitter behind-the-scenes fighting between corn backers and the oil industry over Trump’s calls to increase ethanol sales, and it could benefit Iowa’s Republican governor, who is trailing her Democratic challenger in the polls, as well as at least two Iowa House incumbents who are also vulnerable. But the oil industry’s most powerful trade group immediately said it will fight to block the action.

Source: Trump’s ethanol move delivers gift to corn country – POLITICO

GREENSBURG MAN CHARGED WITH SHOOTING GUN INSIDE A HOME | 107.1 FM WHJB | Classic Hits 107.1 FM WHJB | Greensburg, PA

Greensburg city police have charged a man with firing a gun inside a home.

Police say 21-year-old Christopher Baldridge of Greensburg was arrested after police were called out for an incident where shots were fired in a home on Orchard Street at 11:30 on Friday. He allegedly fired two shots from a handgun. Two people were home at the time, but no one was injured.

Baldridge faces charges of reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, disorderly conduct and other crimes. His preliminary hearing will be held on October 18th.

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Google+ to shut down after vulnerability discovered that left customer data unprotected | iMore

From 2015 to March 2018, a security vulnerability exposed info for hundreds of thousands of Google+ users. Google chose to not disclose the breach and is now planning to shut down its failed social network.

Google+ has long been the butt of many jokes as a failed social network that refuses to die, but according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal and then an official response from Google itself, it looks like it’s been home to a serious security vulnerability for three years that Google chose to not disclose to the public.

Source: Google+ to shut down after vulnerability discovered that left customer data unprotected | iMore

Export man faces 29 charges after police chase ending in Murrysville | TribLIVE

A driver who fled police in Allegheny County on Sunday afternoon and ended up in a multi-vehicle crash in Murrysville faces 29 charges including two felonies and eight misdemeanors.

Darrell Gordon, 34, of Export faces charges including fleeing from police, resisting arrest, drug possession, driving under the influence and multiple counts of reckless driving and reckless endangerment.

Source: Export man faces 29 charges after police chase ending in Murrysville | TribLIVE

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, pvarine@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

Manhunt Underway In North Huntingdon « CBS Pittsburgh

Police in North Huntingdon are actively engaged in a manhunt.

NORTH HUNTINGDON (KDKA) – Police in North Huntingdon are searching for a man who attempted to buy a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk with a fake I.D.

North Huntingdon Police say that the male was attempting to purchase a vehicle worth $100,000.

Photo Credit: (Jim Shorkey)

“They went to apprehend him (and) he ran out across the street into the woods,” said Sean Rattigan, general manager at the dealership.

Anyone with information is urged to call the North Huntingdon Police at 724-863-8800.

Police called off the manhunt Monday night.

This story is developing. Details will be provided when they become available.

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Source: Manhunt Underway In North Huntingdon « CBS Pittsburgh

Hurricane Michael Forecast to Intensify and Bring a Dangerous Threat of Storm Surge, Damaging Winds to Florida Panhandle; Hurricane Warnings Issued | The Weather Channel

Michael will approach the Florida Panhandle as a dangerous hurricane.- Landfall is most likely to occur somewhere between the Florida Panhandle and the Big Bend of Florida Wednesday into Wednesday night. Depending on how quickly or slowly Michael begins to turn northeastward, landfall could be as early as late Tuesday night or delayed until early Thursday morning.
– Conditions may begin to deteriorate as early as Tuesday evening on the northeastern Gulf Coast.
– After landfall, Michael will then move farther inland across the southeastern U.S. into late-week with gusty winds and heavy rain.
– Michael could enhance rainfall in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern New England later this week.

Source: Hurricane Michael Forecast to Intensify and Bring a Dangerous Threat of Storm Surge, Damaging Winds to Florida Panhandle; Hurricane Warnings Issued | The Weather Channel