Jeannette man arrested on drug charges after foot chase in city | TribLIVE.com

Rashaad Ricardo Shepard, 41, is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison without bond.

City police and agents from the state Attorney General’s office said they used a confidential informant this week to make a controlled buy from Shepard at his Columbia Court home. Officers were watching Shepard’s home at 5 p.m. Wednesday while a search warrant was being prepared when they saw him get into a pickup truck and travel a couple blocks to a store, according to court papers.

When police converged on the truck, they said Shepard fled on foot, attempting to hide in some brush behind a South Seventh Street home and running onto Bullitt Avenue. Officers used a Taser on the front stoop of his home and took Shepard into custody, according to court papers.

In a wallet he was holding, investigators reported finding the money used during the controlled buy. Officers retraced his route from the store and found 31 stamp bags of suspected heroin and almost 4 grams of crack cocaine, both of which appeared to have been recently dropped on the ground. Police said they seized two scales and plastic bags from his home.

Source: Jeannette man arrested on drug charges after foot chase in city | TribLIVE.com

US Capitol riots: Members of extremist Oath Keepers group planned attack, prosecutors say – CNNPolitics

(CNN)Prosecutors on Tuesday filed the first significant conspiracy charge in the US Capitol attack, alleging that three members of the so-called Oath Keepers, an extremist militant group, planned and coordinated ahead of the January 6 assault.

In an amended complaint unsealed Tuesday in federal court, an FBI agent divulged striking new details about the group’s efforts. Jessica Watkins, the alleged founder of an Ohio militia, had instructions to make explosives out of bleach printed out at her home, according to the court document.
Chilling messages sent between the militants during the siege that are quoted in the complaint appear to indicate they were searching for lawmakers inside the building as they sought to stop Congress from certifying the presidential election.

Source: US Capitol riots: Members of extremist Oath Keepers group planned attack, prosecutors say – CNNPolitics

Police investigating after man is shot in Pitcairn

Allegheny County homicide detectives are investigating after a man was shot in Pitcairn on Monday night.

Investigators said the shooting happened a little after 11 p.m. on the 400 block of Broadway Avenue.

The victim was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm.

No arrests have been announced.

Source: Police investigating after man is shot in Pitcairn

More Than $20,000 Worth Of Equipment And ATVs Stolen From Storage Sheds In Somerset Co. – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

SHADE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police are investigating after more than $20,000 worth of equipment was stolen from storage sheds in Somerset County.

The Pennsylvania State Police say a backhoe, two ATVs and a generator were among the things stolen from the sheds on Coffee Hill Road in Shade Township.

The burglary happened in November, police say. No word on any suspects.

Source: More Than $20,000 Worth Of Equipment And ATVs Stolen From Storage Sheds In Somerset Co. – CBS Pittsburgh

‘Beatles’ Music Producer Who Murdered Actress Dies at 81 – YouTube

To know him was to loathe him.

At least that’s the impression you get from heeding the accounts of many of those who worked with Phil Spector, the legendary record producer who died Saturday at age 81 while serving a prison sentence for murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2003.

His conviction for that crime solidified Spector’s reputation as a monster. But for years before that, artists in his orbit — Darlene Love, Leonard Cohen, the Ramones and especially his ex-wife, Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes — spoke of his abuse and his manipulations; others simply hated what he did to their music, including Paul McCartney, who famously re-released the Beatles’ “Let It Be” minus Spector’s trademark embellishments.

And yet, McCartney’s scorn aside, Spector is widely — and rightly — regarded as one of the most consequential figures in pop history: a sonic visionary whose so-called wall of sound greatly expanded the dramatic scope of the three-minute love song.

Source: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2021-01-18/phil-spector-producer-abusive-male-genius

Allegheny Co. Police Investigating Fatal Shooting In Penn Hills

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PENN HILLS (KDKA) — Allegheny County Police are investigating a deadly shooting that took place in Penn Hills.

Police say 32-year-old Jamal Pamplin was shot several times just before midnight on Saturday night along Frankstown Road.

Pamplin was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

Allegheny County Police say that their initial investigations shows that Pamplin was shot while in the Monroe Muffler parking lot across from the Numbers Lounge, and that several vehicles were in the Monroe Muffler parking lot at the time.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area of Monroe Muffler or Numbers Lounge around midnight on Saturday night to contact the Allegheny County Police’s Homicide Unit.

Source: Allegheny Co. Police Investigating Fatal Shooting In Penn Hills

Capitol Police arrested a man with an ‘unauthorized’ inauguration credential and a gun at a security checkpoint. – The New York Times

The U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man at a security checkpoint in Washington on Friday after he flashed what an officer described as an “unauthorized” inauguration credential and a search of his truck found an unregistered handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition, the authorities said.

A federal law enforcement official said that the man, Wesley A. Beeler, 31, worked as a contractor, and that his credential was not fake, but was not recognized by the police officer. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the arrest.

Source: Capitol Police arrested a man with an ‘unauthorized’ inauguration credential and a gun at a security checkpoint. – The New York Times

One dead, another in critical condition after two nearby shootings in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH —Police said they found a man dead with gunshot wounds Friday night.Investigators responded to reports of gunshots on Stratmore Street around 9:55 p.m.

The man was found shot outside a home.

Medics rushed him to the hospital in critical condition where he died.

Shortly after that shooting, police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Middletown Road at Berry Street not far away.

A man in the first vehicle had gunshot wounds to his torso, and he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Police took the woman driving that first vehicle for questioning.

Witnesses told investigators two men ran away from the vehicle.

The driver of the second vehicle was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

Emergency sources said the two scenes were related.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 is working to learn who the victims in these shootings are, why they were shot, and if police have any suspects.

Source: One dead, another in critical condition after two nearby shootings in Pittsburgh

Man found dead inside home after shots reported in Allegheny County community

WILKINSBURG, Pa. — A man was found dead inside a home in Wilkinsburg early Thursday morning after a report of shots fired, police said.

Allegheny County 911 was notified just after 3 a.m. of the shots fired on Wright Street.

First responders found a man inside the home who had been shot, investigators said. He was pronounced dead.

Homicide detectives are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS.

Source: Man found dead inside home after shots reported in Allegheny County community

Police: Altoona man threatens to kill Sheetz employees

ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona man faces charges in Logan Township after police say he threatened to kill Sheetz employees.

Jeffrey Jackson, 57, allegedly made the threats over the course of several days in early January, according to Logan Township police.

The threats to employees of the store on the 1600 block of Pleasant Valley Boulevard were reported on Jan. 6. Charges of misdemeanor terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct are pending.

Source: Police: Altoona man threatens to kill Sheetz employees

Police investigate shooting in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood | TribLIVE.com

Police are investigating an apparent shooting early Saturday in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood.

Shortly before 3 a.m., authorities received a ShotSpotter alert of gunshots fired in the 200 block of Estella Street, Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman Cara Cruz said.

Police officers from the city’s Zone 3 station arrived to find “a crime scene but no victim,” Cruz said.

Then, “a short time later,” a nearby hospital treated a male patient who arrived with a gunshot wound to the lower leg.

“He arrived in stable condition,” Cruz said.

Source: Police investigate shooting in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood | TribLIVE.com

Vehicle crashes, burns in East End after carjacking, police say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A vehicle thought to be involved in an armed carjacking crashed and caught fire early Saturday in Pittsburgh’s East End, the city Department of Public Safety said.

Officers had spotted the vehicle and began following it just after 2 a.m., the department said. The carjacking occurred earlier in the evening on Race Street, according to the department.

“When [officers] activated their lights and sirens, the vehicle sped off at a high rate of speed well ahead of the officers,” then crashed at East Liberty Boulevard and Frankstown Avenue, the department said in a statement. The intersection is at the border of East Liberty and Larimer.

Police extinguished flames and extricated the driver and passenger — both men — after the vehicle caught fire, according to the department. Medics took the driver and passenger to a hospital with unknown injuries, the department said.

An investigation was continuing.

Source: Vehicle crashes, burns in East End after carjacking, police say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Police searching for escaped inmate in Beaver County

Beaver County police are currently searching for a man who escaped from the Beaver County Jail Thursday afternoon.

Beaver County emergency dispatchers confirmed police are searching for 41-year-old John Broman near the railyard and a water plant in Hopewell Township.

Broman is charged with burglary and criminal trespass. Police describe him as a white man, 5’10”, 160 pounds, with brown hair.He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.If seen, police ask that you do not approach him and call 911.

Source: Police searching for escaped inmate in Beaver County

Boeing To Pay $2.5 Billion Over 737 Max Fraud, Faces No Other Charges : NPR

Boeing will pay more than $2.5 billion to settle criminal charges that it repeatedly concealed and lied about the 737 Max’s engineering problems that led to two catastrophic crashes claiming hundreds of lives.

The company admitted to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States as part of the deferred prosecution agreement announced on Thursday and will face no further charges from the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Boeing’s employees chose the path of profit over candor by concealing material information from the FAA concerning the operation of its 737 Max airplane and engaging in an effort to cover up their deception,” Acting Assistant Attorney General David Burns of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, wrote in a statement.

Boeing, which is the country’s second-biggest defense contractor behind Lockheed Martin, will pay the DOJ a criminal penalty of $243.6 million.

Source: Boeing To Pay $2.5 Billion Over 737 Max Fraud, Faces No Other Charges : NPR

Person Found Shot On Side Of Road In Robinson Township, State Police Investigating – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — State Police are investigating after a person was found shot along Maple Grove Road in Robinson Township.

Washington County dispatchers tell KDKA that the person was found shot on the side of the road near Steubenville Pike. Police said a man was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital.

Source: Person Found Shot On Side Of Road In Robinson Township, State Police Investigating – CBS Pittsburgh

Trump administration officially says huge hack was likely a Russian espionage operation

WASHINGTON — Nearly a month after reports emerged of a massive hack of U.S. government agencies and corporations, the Trump administration announced Tuesday that it had formed a task force to deal with the repercussions of what it officially acknowledged — for the first time — was likely a damaging Russian espionage operation.

“This is a serious compromise that will require a sustained and dedicated effort to remediate,” said a joint statement from the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

The statement said that “fewer than 10” federal agencies had been compromised by “an intelligence gathering effort” that is “likely Russian in origin.”

The statement did not name the agencies that have been hacked, but NBC News has reported that among them are Treasury, Commerce, State and Energy.

The acknowledgement that the hack appeared to have been carried out by Russia — sources have told NBC News it was likely the SVR, Russia’s equivalent of the CIA — came despite President Donald Trump having cast doubt on that finding, saying last month it could have been China.

Source: Trump administration officially says huge hack was likely a Russian espionage operation

California man being held without bail after Hempfield incident | TribLIVE.com

A California man is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison without bail after state police accused him of taking a vehicle from a relative in North Carolina and was found in Hempfield Thursday.

Lorenzo Watson, 39, of Oakland, Calif., is charged with receiving stolen property and drug possession.

Source: California man being held without bail after Hempfield incident | TribLIVE.com

47-Year-Old Man In Critical Condition After Penn Hills Shooting – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PENN HILLS, Pa. (KDKA) — Police say a man is in critical condition after a shooting in Penn Hills.

On Monday, the Allegheny County Police Department said it was notified of a shooting in the 8800 block of Marion Way. Law enforcement says first responders found a 47-year-old man who was shot multiple times.

He was taken to a local hospital, and police are investigating

Source: 47-Year-Old Man In Critical Condition After Penn Hills Shooting – CBS Pittsburgh

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio arrested in connection with burning of Black Lives Matter banner, D.C. police say – The Washington Post

The banner was ripped from a historic Black church after a rally last month, according to police.

Source: Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio arrested in connection with burning of Black Lives Matter banner, D.C. police say – The Washington Post

Woman Killed in First DC Homicide of 2021 – NBC4 Washington

A woman was shot and killed in Southeast D.C. early Sunday, in the city’s first homicide of the new year.

Kaailyah Rainey was found shot in a vehicle in the 900 block of Wahler Place SE, police said. She was 22.

Officers responded at about 2:30 a.m. after more than 40 shots were detected

Source: Woman Killed in First DC Homicide of 2021 – NBC4 Washington