Recall Alert: The 2021 Ford F-150 Has Structural Issues

The 2020 and 2021 Ford F-150 and Super Duty trucks have recalls for structural issues. See if your Ford F Series truck needs to be repaired.

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Seven Springs seeing surge of catalytic converter thefts | TribLIVE.com

 

Thieves have been hacking parts off cars to sell for scrap in and around the borough of Seven Springs in Somerset and Fayette counties, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI.

State police spokesman Steven Limani told WPXI about 30 catalytic converters have been stolen off of area vehicles in the past few weeks.

Catalytic converters, which are located between the engine and muffler of almost all modern cars, filter harmful emissions that would otherwise pollute the air.

They contain precious metals like palladium, platinum and rhodium — which makes them valuable targets for thieves who sell them for scrap.

 

Source: Seven Springs seeing surge of catalytic converter thefts | TribLIVE.com

Huge explosion erupts after 18-wheeler hits fuel train in Texas

An 18-wheel truck hit a train carrying chemicals and fuels in Cameron, Texas, early Tuesday, causing a huge explosion and starting a fire that is expected to burn for several days.

The Milam County town of 5,400, about 72 miles northeast of Austin, was rocked by the boom around 6:45 a.m., according to Cameron Sheriff Chris White.

White said the driver of an 18-wheel flatbed truck lost control of his vehicle, was unable to stop, swerved around a parked vehicle and into a rail crossing, where his truck struck a passing BNSF train.

“Nobody was injured or killed,” White said.

Source: Huge explosion erupts after 18-wheeler hits fuel train in Texas

Parkway East Reopens Following Multi-Vehicle Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – All lanes of the Parkway East have reopened after a multi-vehicle accident shut a portion down earlier on Saturday evening.

The crash had shut down the lanes between the Wilkinsburg on-ramp and the Edgewood/Swissvale exit.

It is unknown at this time if there are any injuries.

Source: Parkway East Reopens Following Multi-Vehicle Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

Police: 24-year-old thinking ‘it’d be fun’ to drive across North Park Lake, ends up in the water | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A 24-year-old Franklin Park man faces charges after he attempted to drive across a partially frozen North Park Lake on Wednesday night, only to get his car stuck in the frigid water.

Allegheny County police said the man was not injured.

“He said he thought it’d be fun to drive on the ice but then he thought it was a parking lot,” said Lt. Cmdr. Scott Scherer of the county police department.

Cmdr. Scherer said the driver, who was not identified, passed several signs around 10:30 p.m. noting he was in a boat launch area and ended up on an icy part of the lake. Soon after, the ice gave way and the rear driver’s side of the car fell through the ice. The driver was able to get out of the car, and someone else called 911, according to police.

 

 

Source: Police: 24-year-old thinking ‘it’d be fun’ to drive across North Park Lake, ends up in the water | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

World’s first flying car that travels 100mph at altitudes of 10,000ft is cleared for by the FAA | Daily Mail Online

  • The company received a Special Light-Sport Aircraft airworthiness certificate from the FAA
  • It has a 27-foot wingspan with wings that fold up to fit in a one-car garage 
  • Pilots can now purchase flight-only models, which run on gas or airplane fuel  
  • A full air-road hybrid model of the two-seater is planned for 2022  
  • Transition owners will need both a driver’s license and a sport pilot’s certificate 

The dream of a flying car just got one step closer to reality, after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted approval to a hybrid ground-air vehicle that can soar at speeds of 100 mph.

The Terrafugia Transition received a Special Light-Sport Aircraft airworthiness certificate from the agency, giving it the green light for takeoff.

A flight-only version of the craft is now available to pilots and flight schools, though it will be another year or so before its car components are ‘street legal’ – it still needs to meet road safety standards.

Source: World’s first flying car that travels 100mph at altitudes of 10,000ft is cleared for by the FAA | Daily Mail Online

Police: Johnstown man charged after shooting out vehicle window with gun | WJAC

Police say a Johnstown man has been charged with reckless endangerment after firing a gun at a vehicle near several homes.

According to the West Hills Regional Police Department, officers were called Friday to the 100 block of Norton Road after neighbors reported hearing a gunshot.

The neighbors reported that 31-year-old Randy Spicher was inside the home and intoxicated, according to police.

Police say they announced more than 30 times for the home to be evacuated and for Spicher to come to the front door with his hands in the air.

Spicher is being lodged in the Cambria County Prison in lieu of $30,000 bail.

Source: Police: Johnstown man charged after shooting out vehicle window with gun | WJAC

Pittsburgh Police Cruiser Crashes Into North Side Home – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Pittsburgh Police officer was taken to the hospital following his cruiser crashing into a home on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

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The crash happened along Milroy Street around 6:30 a.m. when the officer was responding to a collision in Zone 1.

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Source: Pittsburgh Police Cruiser Crashes Into North Side Home – CBS Pittsburgh

Stolen car gets stuck between 2 Mount Washington houses

PITTSBURGH — A stolen car ended up stuck between two houses on Mount Washington.

Police said the car was stolen from McKeesport and ended up stuck between the homes on Ruth Street just a few blocks from PJ McArdle Roadway and the Liberty Tunnel.

Investigators said a towing company and insurance company were working with the owner to remove the car.

Source: Stolen car gets stuck between 2 Mount Washington houses

Man purposely crashes into Pittsburgh gas station, tries to steal ATM

PITTSBURGH — A man purposely crashed his pickup truck into a gas station and tried to steal an ATM Friday morning in Pittsburgh’s Hill District neighborhood, police said.

The crash happened about 7 a.m. at the Sunoco gas station on Centre Avenue.

Police said the man was unable to pick up the ATM and took off in the truck, but he was found and arrested on Fifth Avenue in the city’s Uptown neighborhood.

Source: Man purposely crashes into Pittsburgh gas station, tries to steal ATM

Greensburg woman charged with endangering children, drug possession after traffic stop | TribLIVE.com

A Greensburg woman pulled over early Tuesday for driving erratically during a snow storm without functioning headlights was later arrested by city police and charged with illegal possession of crack cocaine and heroin.

Sarah K. Walters, 28, also was charged with child endangerment because, police say, she had two young children, ages 3 and 5, in her van who were not secured in child safety seats and left a third child, 8, at her apartment unsupervised during the trip.

Patrolman Henry Fontana Jr. said the incident began at 12:41 a.m. on the 700 block of Highland Avenue when he noticed Walters’s van with improperly working headlights having trouble navigating the snow-covered road. He pulled her over in the Nature’s Way parking lot, according to police reports.

Fontana said, when he questioned Walters, he saw two children not properly secured in child safety seats and discovered Walters in possession of suspected crack cocaine, heroin and devices to ingest the drugs.

“Through investigation, it was determined that Walters left a third child, an 8-years-old girl, at home and unattended as she drove to a Greensburg residence to purchase crack cocaine and heroin,” Fontana wrote in court documents.

Source: Greensburg woman charged with endangering children, drug possession after traffic stop | TribLIVE.com

Police: Woman Found Dead On Interstate 80 Ramp In Pa. Was Victim Of Homicide – CBS Pittsburgh

NEW COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) — A Virginia woman found dead on an interstate ramp in Pennsylvania was the victim of a homicide, officials said.

The Pennsylvania State Police on Monday did not release how Rebecca Landrith, 47, died or where in Virginia she had lived.

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Her body was found Sunday along an Interstate 80 eastbound ramp in Pennsylvania’s Union County. She was wearing maternity jeans and a purple shirt with a black leather jacket.

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The section of highway was closed for several hours because of the investigation.

Landrith had recently traveled through parts of the Midwest, state police said, and she had ties to several states, including South Dakota and Utah.

Source: Police: Woman Found Dead On Interstate 80 Ramp In Pa. Was Victim Of Homicide – CBS Pittsburgh

Bruce Springsteen Faces Drunken Driving Charge in New Jersey | Newsmax.com

Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunken driving charge in New Jersey.

Springsteen was arrested Nov. 14 in a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area on the New Jersey coast, a spokesperson for the National Park Service confirmed Wednesday.

The park is on a narrow, beach-ringed peninsula, with views across a bay to New York City. It is about 15 miles north of Asbury Park, New Jersey, where Springsteen got his start as a musician and bandleader and later made famous with his debut album, “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.”

Springsteen received citations for driving while under the influence, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area. The spokesperson said Springsteen was cooperative.

Source: Bruce Springsteen Faces Drunken Driving Charge in New Jersey | Newsmax.com

One Person Killed, Another Left In Critical Condition In Saw Mill Run Blvd. Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A crash along Saw Mill Run Boulevard has left a 26-year-old woman dead and another in critical condition.

Police say the single-vehicle crash happened around 11:20 p.m. on Saturday night.

When first responders arrived at the scene, there were two female victims inside a sedan that had struck a utility pole.

Paramedics pronounced 26-year-old Katherine Lynn Barvilchak dead at the scene. The other occupant was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

Saw Mill Run Boulevard was closed in both directions while the Collision Investigation Unit processed the scene.

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

Source: One Person Killed, Another Left In Critical Condition In Saw Mill Run Blvd. Crash – CBS Pittsburgh

Source: https://triblive.com/local/1-killed-1-hurt-in-crash-on-saw-mill-run-boulevard/

Police issue warning after dozens of vehicles are stolen in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH —Pittsburgh police said dozens of vehicles were stolen in the city last month and many of the thefts were preventable.

That’s because many of the vehicles that were stolen were left running and unoccupied with the keys still inside.

Source: Police issue warning after dozens of vehicles are stolen in Pittsburgh

Tesla to recall more than 130,000 cars following regulators’ pressure

Tesla voluntarily recalled 134,951 Model S and Model X vehicles with touchscreen failures that led to the loss of several safety-related features.

Following pressure from U.S. regulators, Tesla is recalling 134,951 Model S and Model X vehicles due to common touchscreen failures that can lead to the loss of several safety-related features while driving.

Cars that are part of the voluntary recall were made at Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California, and include Model S sedans manufactured between 2012 and 2018 and Model X SUVs in model years 2016 to 2018.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked Tesla on Jan. 13 to recall 158,716 of its Model S and X electric vehicles after it concluded that media control unit failures were increasingly common in aging Tesla vehicles, and posed significant safety issues.

Source: Tesla to recall more than 130,000 cars following regulators’ pressure

Pregnant teen shot in Leetsdale, found in vehicle that crashed along Route 65 | TribLIVE.com

Police responding to a 911 call for a shooting in Leetsdale late Monday night found the victim — a 19-year-old pregnant woman — several miles away after the car she was riding in crashed, according to authorities.

The shooting was reported at 11:25 p.m. at the intersection of Route 65 and Broad Street, according to Allegheny County police, who were asked to assist with the case.

At about 11:29 p.m. a vehicle crash was reported 4 miles away on Route 65 in Emsworth.

Police and first responders from Ohio Township found the woman and a 20-year-old man who was injured in the wreck, police said.

The woman was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The man was treated for his injuries and released.

Source: Pregnant teen shot in Leetsdale, found in vehicle that crashed along Route 65 | TribLIVE.com