Car Gets Stuck In Rising Flood Waters During Torrential Downpours – CBS Pittsburgh

A car became stuck in rising waters on the city’s North Side this afternoon as torrential downpours drenched the area.

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Mauritius oil spill: Cargo ship has split in two – CNN

(CNN)A ship that has leaked tons of oil off the coast of Mauritius has split apart, authorities said on Saturday.

“At around 4.30 pm, a major detachment of the vessel’s forward section was observed,” the National Crisis Committee of Mauritius said in statement.
The Japanese-owned ship, MV Wakashio, ran aground at Pointe d’Esny in late July and began leaking tons of oil into a pristine Indian Ocean lagoon last week.
A massive clean-up operation involving thousands of local volunteers had been underway. But a crack inside the hull of the ship expanded earlier this week, according to the ship’s operator Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, a Japanese company.

Source: Mauritius oil spill: Cargo ship has split in two – CNN

J.C. Penney is closing 240 stores as part of its bankruptcy plan – CBS News

The 118-year-old retail chain has not said which stores will close. The company filed for bankruptcy last week.

The company’s bankruptcy comes days after J.C. Penney gave its top executives millions of dollars in bonus pay. Soltau received $4.5 million, while chief financial officer Bill Wafford, chief merchant officer Michelle Wlazlo and chief human resources officer Brynn Evanson each got $1 million.

Source: J.C. Penney is closing 240 stores as part of its bankruptcy plan – CBS News

Fire Destroys Restaurant In Monroeville – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh

The Overlook Lounge In Monroeville was destroyed by a massive fire on Saturday afternoon. KDKA’s Royce Jones has the story from the scene.


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Fire And Explosion In Downtown L.A. Leave 11 Firefighters Injured – Deadline

A massive fire broke out in downtown Los Angeles Saturday evening, touching off an explosion and leaving nearly a dozen firefighters injured.

“There was a significant explosion that caused a mayday report,” Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said in a briefing carried live on Twitter. “This was upgraded to a major emergency category.”

Several firefighters suffered injuries while trying to bring the raging flames under control.

“Tragically, we have 11 firefighters with burn injuries,” Scott said. Their exact conditions were not known.

The fire was initially reported at 327 East Boyd St. just before 6:30 p.m. It started in a single-story commercial building, and quickly spread to other nearby structures.

Source: Fire And Explosion In Downtown L.A. Leave 11 Firefighters Injured – Deadline

10 people without homes, 4 firefighters hurt after large blaze in Etna

ETNA — Multiple homes were damaged by a large fire in Etna Saturday afternoon.

Channel 11 crews confirmed the blaze spread to three homes on Wilson Street before crews were able to contain the flames. According to TribLIVE, four firefighters were injured while battling the fire.

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Source: 10 people without homes, 4 firefighters hurt after large blaze in Etna