1 Person Killed, 1 Injured In Crash Between Tractor-Trailer And Car Along Interstate 279 – CBS Pittsburgh

At least one person is dead following a late-night crash along Interstate 279.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One person is dead following a late-night crash involving a tractor trailer along Interstate 279.

Pennsylvania State Police say the victim was in his 30s and was driving the car involved. Police also said that the impact was so intense that the tractor trailer itself was damaged, which they say is rare.

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

According to state police, the driver of the car was traveling the wrong way in the northbound lane of I-279. The tractor trailer, which was a Pepsi truck, was traveling northbound.

It was around midnight when the two crashed head-on.

“Struck each other head-on,” State Police Tpr. Melinda Bondarenka said.

Watch as KDKA’s Lindsay Ward provides the latest updates:

The car was crushed underneath the tractor-trailer.

“After impact, the vehicle at fault caught fire. The operator of the semi-trailer was able to get out and extinguish that fire,” said Tpr. Bondarenka.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Brian Smithmyer)

I-279 was closed for several hours overnight, forcing early-morning drivers to take detours. It finally reopened around 6 a.m.

At this time, state police say they do not know if speed or alcohol was a factor.

As for the driver of the Pepsi truck, he’s expected to recover.

“Was transported to a local area hospital with minor injury,” Tpr. Bondarenka said.

At this point, it’s being investigated as to why the driver of that blue car was traveling the wrong way.

Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.

LINDSAY WARD

Source: 1 Person Killed, 1 Injured In Crash Between Tractor-Trailer And Car Along Interstate 279 – CBS Pittsburgh

San Francisco archbishop holds exorcism where protesters toppled Junipero Serra statue | Fox News

A Roman Catholic archbishop performed an exorcism in Northern California on Saturday morning at the site where racial injustice protesters toppled a statue of 18th-century Spanish missionary Junipero Serra days earlier.

Source: San Francisco archbishop holds exorcism where protesters toppled Junipero Serra statue | Fox News

Biden-Harris hay bale display in Massachusetts set on fire 24 hours after it was finished

‘It’s actually hard to believe anyone who says they love this country would do this,’ the owner of the farm said.

Organizers wanted to create a response to the signs and flags supporting President Donald Trump that outnumber Biden visuals in the rural community.

“We just did it to be heard,” Kate Pike, a manager of the farm, told USA TODAY. “We wanted to be louder.”

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But at 6:42 p.m. Friday night, the Dalton Fire Department arrived at the farm after farmers spotted the 1,000-pound hay bales ablaze.

“Within about 24 hours is when it went up in flames,” Pike said. “So it didn’t take long.”

The Biden-Harris hay bale display in Dalton, Massachusetts after it was set on fire Friday night.

Dicken Crane, the farm’s owner, posted images of the fire on Facebook.

“It’s actually hard to believe anyone who says they love this country would do this,” he wrote.

The Dalton Police Department said they arrested Lonnie Durfee, 49, and charged him with burning personal property. He will be arraigned Tuesday. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Pike said she doesn’t know the individual personally but heard that he was boasting about the fire to friends shortly afterward.

Source: Biden-Harris hay bale display in Massachusetts set on fire 24 hours after it was finished

Russia evacuates hundreds following munitions explosions in Ryazan region – CNN

Moscow (CNN)More than 2,300 people were evacuated from villages in the Russian region of Ryazan after a wildfire set off explosions at an ammunition depot, Russian state media reported Wednesday, citing the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

The fire had not been contained as of Thursday morning, and more than 20 people were taken to hospital, the state news agency TASS reported, citing local officials.
Local authorities imposed a state of emergency in the region, located in western Russia.

Source: Russia evacuates hundreds following munitions explosions in Ryazan region – CNN

Napa Valley’s Chateau Boswell winery destroyed by Glass Fire | Daily Mail Online

The Glass Fire in northern California’s Sonoma County and Napa Valley wine country that burned down the Chateau Boswell more than quadrupled in size overnight to 11,000 acres on Monday.

  • Chateau Boswell in St. Helena Napa Valley was destroyed Sunday in the Glass Fire
  • It’s one of only a handful of family-run wineries in the famous California wine region and opened in 1979 
  • Fire has also ravaged the likes of Castello di Amorosa and Venge, plus Merus Wines and Davis Estates were under imminent threat
  • Officials said 64 other wineries were within the evacuation or evacuation warning areas 
  • The Black Rock Inn bed and breakfast was also up in flames as 1,000 firefighters struggled to contain the blaze
  • Around 2,000 people have been told to leave their homes, and a further 3,000 to prepare to do so as the wildfires ripped into Santa Rosa and St. Helena
  • California wildfires have scorched more than 3.7 million acres so far in 2020, far exceeding any single year

Source: Napa Valley’s Chateau Boswell winery destroyed by Glass Fire | Daily Mail Online

One person injured, over a dozen townhouse units damaged in Canonsburg fire | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Around 18 townhouse units in an apartment complex along Summit Avenue in Canonsburg were damaged after a large fire broke out Sunday afternoon.

First responders arrived at the scene of the apartment complex building for reports of a fire around 1 p.m. Sunday, according to Washington County dispatch. Around 10 fire departments responded to the scene, dispatch said.

Source: One person injured, over a dozen townhouse units damaged in Canonsburg fire | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Three dead after rare Mediterranean storm batters Greece | Reuters

Three people have died after Cyclone Ianos, a rare storm known as a medicane, battered Greece, flooding streets and homes, Greek authorities said on Sunday.

The heavy rainfall on Saturday turned Karditsa, in one of Greece’s biggest plains, into a lake. Video footage showed flooded highways, collapsed bridges and agricultural land turned into mud lakes with farmers carrying their sheep to rescue.

A river flooded its banks and damaged roads and a medical centre in the town of Mouzaki.

Experts estimate that about 5,000 houses were flooded in the area of Karditsa. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who is expected to visit the region in the coming days, said the government will provide economic relief to the affected areas.

Source: Three dead after rare Mediterranean storm batters Greece | Reuters

Major Fire Hits Pittsburgh-Area Restaurant, Bravo Italian Restaurant | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

The fire broke out Sunday evening at the popular eatery.

According to various reports on social media, the fire broke out at around 8 p.m. Smoke could be seen coming from the roof, and firefighters opened the roof to battle the blaze.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

It’s unclear when the restaurant will reopen.

Source: Major Fire Hits Pittsburgh-Area Restaurant | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

Plane crash kills four in Leon County

HILLTOP LAKES, Texas (KBTX) – Four people died Sunday morning in a plane crash near Hilltop Lakes in Leon County.

According to flight records, the 1984 single-engine plane left Horseshoe Bay Resort near Marble Falls, west of Austin, at 10:00 a.m. Sunday and was headed to the Natchitoches, Louisiana Regional Airport.

Troopers say on the way, the plane started to have engine issues. The aircraft was attempting to make an emergency landing at Hilltop Lakes Airport when it crashed near the Hilltop Lakes stables north of Normangee around 10:45 a.m.

Officials say the pilot had been in contact with the FAA before the crash, saying the plane was having engine problems.

Source: Plane crash kills four in Leon County

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