Egypt mummies: New tombs found in Minya – BBC News

Fifty mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era (305-30BC) have been found by Egyptian archaeologists, the antiquities ministry says.

The mummies, of which 12 were children, were found in four burial chambers 9m (30ft) deep in the Tuna El-Gebel site in Minya, south of the capital Cairo.artefact fragments on display in Minya

Some were wrapped in linen, others were in stone coffins or wooden sarcophagi.

Their identities were unknown, officials said, but they were likely to have held important positions.

Source: Egypt mummies: New tombs found in Minya – BBC News

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Ohio sheriff’s deputy killed, another injured in standoff; suspect in custody | Fox News

The Ohio man who was taken into custody after an 11-hour standoff with police officers was identified as 23-year-old Wade Edward Winn. During the standoff, which ended Sunday morning and took place in Pierce Township, one police officer was killed and another was wounded.

Source: Ohio sheriff’s deputy killed, another injured in standoff; suspect in custody | Fox News

The Top 7 Video Games Releasing In February (2019)

February is here at last and it’s actually a decent month for video game releases. January through March can be slow at times, which makes February a great time for indies that want some extra visibility or new IP in the AAA space.

We have that and more coming this month, with quite the spread of tactical games, open-world adventures, JRPGs and more.

Source: The Top 7 Video Games Releasing In February (2019)

FDA is failing to protect kids from e-cigarettes, American Lung Association says

US Surgeon General: E-cigarette youth use epidemic
by Associated Press
 

The American Lung Association gives a federal agency and individual state governments poor marks in a new report card evaluating tobacco prevention programs.

The federal government is failing to act to protect kids from e-cigarettes, which can lead to a potential addiction, according to the association’s 17th annual State of Tobacco Control report. Tobacco, the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the nation, kills 480,000 people in the United States each year, while an additional 16 million are living with a tobacco-related disease.

Source: FDA is failing to protect kids from e-cigarettes, American Lung Association says

WTAE Editorial: Black History Month

WTAE President & General Manager Charles W. Wolfertz III speaks on behalf of the editorial board regarding Black History Month and how the station will honor the accomplishments of Pittsburgh African-Americans throughout February.

HIS NAME WAS DR. CARTER G. WOODSON, AND HE HAD A PASSION FOR HISTORY. IN 1926, DR. WOODSON’S IDEA LED TO WHAT IS NOW CELEBRATED AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH. THIS FEBRUARY, WTAE CHANNEL 4 IS PROUD TO HONOR THE GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF PITTSBURGH AFRICAN AMERICANS. OUR STATION WILL AIR PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS TO SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON MUSICIANS, EDUCATORS, AND ATHLETES, SUCH AS JOHN WOODRUFF, A PITT STUDENT WHO CAME FROM LAST PLACE AND PASSED EVERYONE TO WIN AN 800 METER OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL IN 1936 OR CHILD PRODIGY MARY LOU WILLIAMS, WHO COMPOSED ONE OF THE VERY FIRST JAZZ-INSPIRED CATHOLIC MASSES. THESE STORIES ARE JUST A PART OF THE MANY PROGRAMS AND EXHIBITS HONORING BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT THE HEINZ HISTORY CENTER. YOU CAN ALSO EXPLORE RARE ARTIFACTS ASSOCIATED WITH AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIERS WHO SERVED AT SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MEMORIAL HALL AND MUSEUM. TAKE TIME THIS MONTH TO VISIT LOCAL EXHIBITS WITH YOUR CHILDREN AND FAMILY. WE BELIEVE IT IS TIME WELL SPENT. ANNOUNCER: WTAE WELCOMES RESPONSIBLE REPLIES TO THIS EDITORIAL.

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Brooklyn inmates living in cold cells at jail without power – CNN

(CNN)Many inmates at the federal detention center in the New York borough of Brooklyn were still sitting in their cold and dark cells Saturday because of a partial power outage, the director of Federal Defenders of New York David Patton and a representative for the union representing the facility’s workers said.

Federal officials said work to fix the power situation at the Metropolitan Detention Center will not be finished until Monday.
One US representative who visited the facility Saturday told CNN affiliate WPIXthat the temperature was as low as 49 degrees in the detention center.

Source: Brooklyn inmates living in cold cells at jail without power – CNN

WASHINGTON BLVD SHOOTING: Argument between tow truck drivers leads to shooting

Pittsburgh police are investigating a suspected shooting along Washington Boulevard in Homewood.

Police said this all started when both tow truck drivers responded to the same accident scene. The tow truck drivers got into an argument, police said.

One driver went to his truck, pulled out a baseball bat and approached the other driver. The other driver then pulled out a gun and shot the driver who had the baseball bat.

The shooting victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said

Source: WASHINGTON BLVD SHOOTING: Argument between tow truck drivers leads to shooting

Federal move could ‘virtually destroy’ online gambling in Pennsylvania, N.J., but help big GOP donor

Online gaming is already a big hit even though it is still in its infancy. Internet gaming has generated a billion dollars in revenue for New Jersey casinos and millions in new income for the state treasuries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

But an unwelcome guest crashed the internet gaming party last month. The U.S. Department of Justice on Jan. 14 released a legal opinion that reinterprets the federal Wire Act, which prohibits interstate wagering, to apply to any form of gambling that crosses state lines, not just sports betting.

Source: Federal move could ‘virtually destroy’ online gambling in Pennsylvania, N.J., but help big GOP donor

Woman Killed In Derry Twp. Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

DERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A woman was killed in a car crash in Westmoreland County late Saturday morning.

It happened around 10 a.m. on U.S. Route 22 at Rushwood Road in Derry Township.

The Westmoreland County coroner says 59-year-old Mary Mastriano, of Pittsburgh, was in the front passenger seat of a 2005 Dodge Caravan that was traveling west on Route 22.

The vehicle went off the side of the road, crashed into a utility pole then went into an embankment and rolled multiple times.

According to the coroner, Mastriano was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:25 a.m.

The coroner says Mastriano was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Source: Woman Killed In Derry Twp. Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

Five children die in car crash in Maryland, state police say

The children were riding in a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica traveling northbound on Route 301 in Prince George’s County when for unknown reasons it went off the road and struck several trees, Maryland State Police said in a statement. The fire department notified state police of the crash shortly before 5 a.m.

The children, who were ejected in the crash, were identified by state police as Paris Dixon, 5, and London Dixon, 8, of Bowie, Maryland; and Rickelle Ricks, 6, Zion Beard, 14, and Damari Herald, 15, of Washington.

The driver, Dominique R. Taylor, 32, of Bowie, and passenger Cornell D. Simon, 23, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, were injured but survived, state police said.

A preliminary investigation indicates the five children were not properly restrained in the vehicle when the crash occurred, police said.

Source: Five children die in car crash in Maryland, state police say

PWSA: Pa. attorney general files criminal charges against PWSA over lead issues | WPXI

RELATED STORY: Timeline: Lead levels in Pittsburgh water

Shapiro filed 161 charges against the agency for failing to notify residents when the agency replaced lead water lines.

Source: PWSA: Pa. attorney general files criminal charges against PWSA over lead issues | WPXI

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