1 Person Hospitalized After Shooting In Uniontown – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Fayette County that sent one person to the hospital.

It happened just after 2 a.m. along North Gallatin Avenue in Uniontown, near the Family Dollar store.

Police responded to the area and spent more than two hours at the scene.

One person was taken to the hospital with injuries. That person’s condition has not been released.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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FIRST NIGHT PITTSBURGH: Schedule of events for Pittsburgh’s 2020 New Year’s Eve celebration

The Future of Pittsburgh Ball will be raised and fireworks will light up the sky over downtown Pittsburgh as the city rings in a new year with Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2020.

A full schedule of events for the New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31 is posted at FirstNightpgh.org, along with directions, maps and information about how to purchase a button for admission.

Beginning at 6 p.m., there will be plenty of outdoor street shows — including a fire and ice-carving exhibit, dancers, magicians, acrobats, face painting, balloon sculpting, live music, visual art and hands-on activities for kids.

The annual New Year’s Eve Parade will step off from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center at 8 p.m. and march down Penn Avenue, featuring giant puppets, art cars and performance groups along the way.

The Shadowboxers, a pop/soul/R&B group, are the headlining act for the night. They will play an outdoor concert at the Highmark stage at Stanwix Street and Liberty Avenue starting at 10:45 p.m.

As the city counts down to midnight, the ball will rise atop Penn Avenue Place and a Zambelli fireworks display will end the night with a bang. There will also be an early fireworks show for children at 6 p.m.

Source: FIRST NIGHT PITTSBURGH: Schedule of events for Pittsburgh’s 2020 New Year’s Eve celebration

Back to Winter Reality: Cold, Breezy with Snow Showers for New Year’s Eve in Pittsburgh

Snow showers to end 2019 in Pittsburgh

Source: Back to Winter Reality: Cold, Breezy with Snow Showers for New Year’s Eve in Pittsburgh

Crowd storms US Embassy compound in Baghdad, gunshots heard, report says

Dozens of Iraqi Shiite militia supporters gained entry to the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday after they smashed down a gate and stormed inside, the Associated Press reported.

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A scientist who genetically edited babies to be HIV-resistant was just sentenced to 3 years in prison. Here’s how he did it and why scientists around the world are outraged.

He Jiankui, who claimed in 2018 that the first two gene-edited babies had been born, was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday.

Source: A scientist who genetically edited babies to be HIV-resistant was just sentenced to 3 years in prison. Here’s how he did it and why scientists around the world are outraged.

Jeep Cherokee watching: Pa. to start automated speed enforcement in work zones | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike will monitor drivers’ speed in construction zones and send tickets by mail to reduce accidents.

Beginning Jan. 4, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Turnpike will begin a 60-day pilot program to formally test what’s called the Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program. The program is designed to cause drivers to slow down in construction areas by setting up speed monitoring equipment in work areas.

After the pilot program is finished, the two state agencies expect to deploy private contractors in white Jeep Cherokee SUVs at various sites throughout the state to monitor speed beginning March 4. If the monitors detect someone going more than 11 miles an hour over the speed limit, the motorist will receive a notice by mail with a warning for the first violation, followed by a $75 fine for a second offense and $150 for each future ticket.

Source: Jeep Cherokee watching: Pa. to start automated speed enforcement in work zones | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump jumps to 50% approval, beating Biden, Sanders, Bloomberg, Warren: Poll

Voter approval of President Trump has hit 50%, the magical and much-needed baselevel for reelection, and he is leading the top Democratic presidential candidates in the 2020 presidential race, according to a new national survey.

Source: Trump jumps to 50% approval, beating Biden, Sanders, Bloomberg, Warren: Poll

Somerset department store to host job fair | News | tribdem.com

A Somerset Township department store will host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 in advance of its scheduled conversion into an off-price clothing and home decor retailer, store officials said Monday.

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The job fair will be held at Peebles, 1610 N. Center Ave., Somerset, which is slated to be rebranded soon as a Gordmans location. Interested candidates should apply online at gordmans.com/careers, then attend the job fair on Jan. 7. Walk-ins also are welcome, according to a press release issued by a Gordmans representative.

Stage Stores Inc., the Houston-based company that operates Peebles, Gordmans and several other retail chains, announced last year that it plans to rebrand most of its stores under the Gordmans name. 

Twenty-three Peebles stores in Pennsylvania, including the Somerset Township store, will be reopened on Feb. 18 as Gordmans locations.

Positions for which the company is looking to hire vary by location, but include store managers, assistant store managers, sales associates and stockroom associates, according to Monday’s press release.

Source: Somerset department store to host job fair | News | tribdem.com

1 man arrested after shots fired incident in Mingo Junction | WTRF

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UPDATE:

One man was taken into custody yesterday after the shots fired call in Mingo Junction.

Dennis Bernardi Jr. , 20 of Mingo Junction was arrested with charges pending and public intoxication.

The call came in around 1 am in Mingo on Grandview Avenue.

Stay with 7News for updates.

ORIGINAL:

According to Jefferson County 911 police were called to Grandville Avenue in Mingo Junction after getting reports of shots fired.

Police arrived at the scene and found no activity.

7News will update this story if more details become available

Source: 1 man arrested after shots fired incident in Mingo Junction | WTRF

Ramen joins nation’s egg recall | Fox Business

Egg recall now hits ramen product

Veggie Noodle Co. is recalling Cece’s Veggie Co. brand Fresh Veggie Ramen with Chicken Broth (11.5 oz., UPC 5228700653). The recall includes this product with all expiration dates. The recall was made because the separately packaged egg (branded Peckish) that is included with the ramen has the potential to be contaminated with listeria.

Source: Ramen joins nation’s egg recall | Fox Business

UCLA researchers say there is a way to predict who will become homeless | TribLIVE.com

LOS ANGELES — With the ranks of homeless people growing faster than housing is being built, one of the most popular strategies for reducing homelessness has become to simply keep people in their homes.

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Homeless encampment in LA

In theory, a small infusion of cash, counseling or legal aid could be the difference that prevents someone from ending up on the street. But reality isn’t so simple.

Of the tens of thousands of people who are on the brink of losing their homes every year in California and across the country, only a tiny fraction do.

“Only 1 in 10 people who seem like they are going to become homeless — actually become homeless,” said Phil Ansell, director of Los Angeles County’s Homeless Initiative.

Source: UCLA researchers say there is a way to predict who will become homeless | TribLIVE.com

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2 more stores close at Westmoreland Mall | TribLIVE.com

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While December brought droves of shoppers to Westmoreland Mall, one store has shut its doors and another has announced its impending closure.

PacSun, also referred to as Pacific Sunwear, is slated to close, according to signs posted around the store. Based in Anaheim, Calif., the clothing store caters to teens and young adults

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Man Who Murdered 90-Year-Old Was Walking His Dog, Stole Victim’s Wedding Ring – CBS Pittsburgh

 

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — New details have emerged in the murder of Samuel Rende, including possible motives and bizarre details about the suspect himself.

90-year-old Samuel Rende succumbed to his injuries after being shot in the head by 27-year-old Anthony Miller yesterday. He died at 12:59 p.m. at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Medics transported him there from his pickup truck after having been found in critical condition.

Source: Man Who Murdered 90-Year-Old Was Walking His Dog, Stole Victim’s Wedding Ring – CBS Pittsburgh

Samuel Rende was among those charged in 1981 in the murder-for-hire slaying of Norman McGregor. He pleaded no contest in 1985 to conspiracy.

In a bygone era when guys involved in questionable business dealings sported memorable monikers such as “Egghead,” “Codfish,” “Monster” and “Snooky,” Samuel Rende was just plain Sam.

The 90-year-old Mr. Rende — who was shot to death Saturday near the same Hazelwood streets where he grew up, in what police said was a targeted killing — never had a nickname. He was a man who had long stayed out of the public eye after doing time in the 1980s for his alleged involvement in a murder-for-hire scheme.

Source: 90-year-old homicide victim was once linked to contract killing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2 Dead, 1 Critically Injured After Shooting At West Freeway Church Of Christ In White Settlement

Two people are dead and another person is critically injured after a shooting at a church in the Tarrant County city of White Settlement, officials said.

During the incident, two men died from their injuries and another man was critically injured. Fort Worth spokesman Mike Drivdahl said in a news conference that they believe the gunman is among the three but it’s unknown if he was killed or is injured.

“When White Settlement PD and White Settlement Fire Department arrived on scene, they did find a total of three patients that have been transported in critical condition. That includes who they do believe is the shooter, so that is a total of three, including the shooter, who have been transported.”

MedStar has since said the third man in critical condition died en route to the hospital but was resuscitated and is currently undergoing surgery. Two other victims were injured trying to duck and cover but have been treated and released.

Source: 2 Dead, 1 Critically Injured After Shooting At West Freeway Church Of Christ In White Settlement

Alleged assault at SCI-Somerset under investigation | News | tribdem.com

SCI-Somerset’s investigation into an alleged Christmas Day assault on a corrections officer by an inmate is still ongoing, Susan McNaughton, communications director for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, wrote on Friday.

McNaughton wrote in an email to The Tribune-Democrat that the officer who allegedly was assaulted has returned to work. That officer reportedly had been transported to a nearby hospital for evaluation after the assault on Wednesday. 

The housing unit where the assault allegedly took place was briefly locked down afterward.

Pennsylvania State Police will determine whether criminal charges will be filed in connection with the incident, according to McNaughton.

Source: Alleged assault at SCI-Somerset under investigation | News | tribdem.com

Gander Outdoors closes Greensburg location | TribLIVE.com

2117658_web1_gtr-GanderClose27-010319Less than two years after reopening under the Gander Outdoors name, the Greensburg location has permanently shut its doors.

A sign reads: “It is with great regret that we announce the closing of Gander Outdoors of Greensburg, PA. We have enjoyed serving our customers in the community and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the store.”

A worker who was at the store Friday said the location closed Dec. 22.

The move comes months after Camping World Holdings Inc., the entity that bought Gander Mountain’s assets in bankruptcy proceedings in 2017, according to a news release.

Shortly after the company acquired the Gander Mountain name, they reopened 69 former Gander Mountain stores as Gander Outdoors, including the 31,000-square-foot Greensburg location.

The former Monroeville Gander Mountain was not reopened, and eventually became a Goodwill in March, while the Greensburg location had a grand opening celebration in April 2018.

Dan Dibartola, 47, of Greensburg, was looking to buy a fishing license Friday when he discovered the Greensburg store was closed. He noted he had purchased a three-year membership to the store about six months ago.

Source: Gander Outdoors closes Greensburg location | TribLIVE.com

New York City mugging victim, 60, dies 3 days after brutal Christmas Eve beating over $1 | Fox News

A 60-year-old New York City man died in a hospital Friday, three days after unidentified suspect brutally beat him, demanding money while he walked down a Bronx street early Christmas Eve morning,  police said Saturday.

Source: New York City mugging victim, 60, dies 3 days after brutal Christmas Eve beating over $1 | Fox News

No injuries after shots fired incident in Steubenville | WTOV

 

A shots fired incident on Friday night in Steubenville has left a community on edge.

The incident happened at Sixth Street and Ross Street just after 9:00 p.m.

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A bullet pierced a window at Catherine’s Care Center which is an assisted living center located on Sixth Street.

No one was injured in the incident.

According to police, no arrests have been made.

Source: No injuries after shots fired incident in Steubenville | WTOV

Multiple people stabbed at synagogue in Rockland County, New York

A knife-wielding assailant stabbed four people in a rabbi’s basement synagogue in Rockland County during a crowded Hanukkah celebration Saturday night, according to a law enforcement source.

The suspect fled the scene in a car, driving over the George Washington Bridge into Manhattan — and was promptly arrested by the NYPD  in Harlem at midnight, the source said.

He was being held early Sunday at the 32nd Precinct until State Troopers, the lead agency responding to the attack, could transport him back upstate, the source said.

One victim was left in critical condition in the attack, which happened at around 10 p.m., when a man walked into the basement synagogue in Monsey with a machete or similarly large knife and began attacking people, the source said.

Source: Multiple people stabbed at synagogue in Rockland County, New York