EDGEWOOD FIRE: Neighbors evacuated after man’s body found following house explosion | WPXI

Late Saturday night, emergency officials were at the scene of an explosion and fire evacuating nearby residents due to a safety issue. The county bomb squad was also called to the scene.

Source: EDGEWOOD FIRE: Neighbors evacuated after man’s body found following house explosion | WPXI

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PA FERRIS WHEEL FALL: 2 injured during Ferris wheel ride at Pennsylvania fair | WPXI

YORK, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a Ferris wheel at a Pennsylvania fair will remain closed following an accident that injured two people, one of whom fell from the attraction.

York Fair chief executive officer Bryan Blair said one person fell from a car on the Giant Wheel on the midway at about 8 p.m. Friday. He said the other person in the car didn’t fall but couldn’t confirm Saturday whether the person was on the ride or on the ground. He said both were taken to York Hospital, which has released no information about their condition.

Source: PA FERRIS WHEEL FALL: 2 injured during Ferris wheel ride at Pennsylvania fair | WPXI

Update: Fire destroys former car dealership in North Huntingdon, Route 30 reopens | TribLIVE.com

Passing motorists reported the fire near the intersection of Center Highway at about 6:30 p.m., according to Circleville Assistant Fire Chief William Sombo.

“Within minutes the entire structure was involved, and it was right at rush hour on Friday the 13th,” he said.

Source: Fire destroys former car dealership in North Huntingdon, Route 30 reopens | TribLIVE.com

Yosemite National Park visitor dies after falling from the Half Dome cables – CNN

A Yosemite National Park visitor died after falling from the cables at the Half Dome on Thursday morning, according to park officials.

29-year-old Danielle Burnett, from Lake Havasu City, Arizona, fell over 500 feet down a rocky surface and was pronounced dead when the Park Rangers arrived on the scene, National Park Public Affairs Officer Scoot Gediman said in a statement to CNN.
The incident is under investigation.

Source: Yosemite National Park visitor dies after falling from the Half Dome cables – CNN

Air Force: Air Force fighter jet on a training mission accidentally fires a ROCKET near Tucson | Daily Mail Online

  • An investigation is under way after a single M-156 rocket was launched unintentionally during a routine training mission Thursday morning
  • According to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, an A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron from the 355th Wing reportedly launched a rocket 
  • Rocket landed in the desert in an uninhabited area 60 miles northeast of Tucson 
  • Authorities say no injuries, damages or fires were reported in connection with the incident at this time 

Source: Air Force: Fighter jet accidentally fires rocket near… | Daily Mail Online

Minnesota woman, 62, killed by black bear in Canada | Fox News

 

Canadian officials have identified a Minnesota woman killed by a black bear on a secluded island in Ontario over the weekend.

Catherine Steatt-Mueller, 62, was staying with her parents on Red Pine Island in Rainy Lake for a family reunion when the bear killed her Sunday, Ontario Provincial Police said.

Source: Minnesota woman, 62, killed by black bear in Canada | Fox News

Woman pecked to death by aggressive rooster

On the heels of a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about backyard chickens spreading illness to people in 49 states comes a harrowing tale about a woman who was killed by a rooster.

According to the report, which was published in the journal Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, the 76-year-old had been collecting eggs at her home in Australia when the aggressive rooster attacked her lower left leg. The woman collapsed, with an autopsy later revealing two small lacerations on her leg, including one on a varicose vein, LiveScience reported.

Her cause of death was listed as exsanguination, which is a severe loss of blood, caused by the rooster’s aggressive pecking. The attack is considered “rare” by the report’s authors, with one telling LiveScience that it “demonstrates that even relatively small domestic animals may be able to inflict lethal injuries in individuals if there are specific vascular vulnerabilities present.”

Source: Woman pecked to death by aggressive rooster

Victims killed, injured in West Texas mass shooting identified

The identities of those who were killed and injured in West Texas mass shooting Saturday have been identified.

A list of names of those killed and injured were released Monday:

Deceased 

  • Leilah Hernandez, 15, of Odessa
  • Joe Griffith, 40, of Odessa
  • Mary Granados, 29, of Odessa
  • Edwin Peregrino, 25, of Odessa
  • Rodolfo Julio Arco, 57, of Odessa
  • Kameron Karltness Brown, 30, of Brownwood
  • Raul Garcia, 35, El Paso

Injured 

  • Quadri Fatai, 41, of Houston
  • Nathan Hernandez, 18, of Odessa
  • Marc Gonzalez, 38, of Odessa
  • Zachary Owens, an officer at Midland Police Department
  • Timmoth Beard, 55, of San Antonio
  • James Santana, an officer at Odessa Police Department
  • Glenda Dempsy, 62, of Odessa
  • Marco Corral, 62, of San Diego, CA.
  • Coy Edge, 53, of Odessa
  • Joseph Glide, 60, of Odessa
  • Anderson Davis, 17-months-old, of Odessa
  • Daniel Munoz, 28, of Yuma, AZ.
  • Robert Cavasoz, 38, of Alice, TX.
  • Maria Boado, 27, of Hialeah, FL.
  • Efe Obayagbona, 45, of Rockport, TX.
  • Chuck Pryor, a trooper at the Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Timmothy, Hardaway, 54, of Brownwood
  • Jesus Alvirez, 21, of Gardendale
  • Lilia Diaz, 46, of Odessa
  • Krystal Lee, 36, of Odessa
  • Larry Shores, 34, of Odessa
  • Juvenile male, 9, of Odessa

 

Source: Victims killed, injured in West Texas mass shooting identified

Rescue crews locate remains of 25 people after California boat fire

By Yuliya Talmazan, Elisha Fieldstadt and David K. Li

Rescue crews located what they believed were the remains of 25 people who died after a diving boat caught fire off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, north of Los Angeles, according to a U.S. Coast Guard official.

The 75-foot commercial vessel called the Conception, carrying 33 passengers and six crew, went up in flames at about 3:30 a.m. Monday, officials said.

In a text message conversation with NBC News, Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr Matthew Kroll said crews collected what appeared to be the bodies of 25 people. He said that figure needed to be confirmed by the coroner.

Source: Rescue crews locate remains of 25 people after California boat fire

Unity Repair Shop in PA Destroyed by Fire Aug 27

By Megan Tomasic,

The owner of Rain’s Auto BodyDean Rain, said workers had started welding a car when sparks flew, igniting the fire at about 2:16 p.m. He said workers tried to put the fire out, but “it spread really fast.”

Rain’s Auto Body is on the 1500 block of Mt. Pleasant Road along the border of Unity and Mt. Pleasant townships in Pennsylvania.

Rain opened the business in 1988 and said he plans on rebuilding.

“I don’t like it, but what are you going to do?” he said.

After the fire was out, some walls were left standing, but the building was a total loss, Dryridge fire Chief Rich Levay said. A burned vehicle sat in what appeared to be a bay, while firefighters sprayed foam to put out remaining flames. A “Tire Sale” sign was mostly untouched to the right of the building.

Firefighters from 17 departments, including Unity, Mt. Pleasant, Greensburg, Youngstown and Hempfield and Salem townships were on the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Source: Unity Repair Shop in PA Destroyed by Fire

Coroner identifies Pittsburgh-area man who died in Ohiopyle rafting accident | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The man who died rafting Saturday in the Youghiogheny Rivernear Ohiopyle has been identified as Pete Quigley, 46, of Mt. Lebanon, according to the Fayette County coroner.

Ken Bisbee, Ohiopyle’s operations manager, said Mr. Quigley’s raft struck a rock and capsized. Mr. Quigley’s foot apparently got entrapped in the shallow river, and he was pushed over by the force of the water.

His body was recovered at 2:30 p.m., Mr. Bisbee said Saturday. He was wearing a life preserver.

Source: Coroner identifies Pittsburgh-area man who died in Ohiopyle rafting accident | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette