GREENSBURG APARTMENT COMPLEX OWNER GIVEN TIME TO SERVICE ELEVATORS | Classic Hits 107.1 FM WHJB

A judge on Wednesday gave the owner of a downtown Greensburg apartment complex some time to get their elevators up to snuff.

The Tribune-Review reports that the attorneys for the owners of Pershing Square Apartments said that the upgrades they want to do are substantial and will cost them $280,000. The owners, a California-based LLC called “I Choose Not To Run,” came under fire over two code violations, one pertaining to the elevators, the other pertaining to a fire safety and evacuation plan. Judges said that both elevators need to be in service, but only one is and that is suffering overheating because of overuse. Both elevators were up and running in October, and repair crews were hired to upgrade the elevators.

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Colombia car bomb attack leaves at least 11 dead – CNN

At least 11 people were killed Thursday after a car bomb detonated in the Colombian capital of Bogota, the country’s Defense Ministry told CNN en Español.

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Officials said 65 others were injured in the blast, which occurred outside the General Santander National Police Academy.
A high-ranking police official told CNN that the explosion appeared to be the result of a suicide attack.

Source: Colombia car bomb attack leaves at least 11 dead – CNN

Netflix now has 139 million paying subscribers – CNN

(CNN)Netflix is quickly approaching 150 million subscribers.

Netflix (NFLX) said Thursday that it added nearly nine million new paying subscribers during the final three months of 2018, beating its own expectations of 7.6 million new subscribers.
The service now has 139 million subscribers globally. It expects to add another 8.9 million subscribers in the quarter that ends in March, the vast majority of which are expected to come from strong growth in its international markets.
Expectations were high for the company heading into the holiday quarter report. The stock had soared roughly 50% from its low hit in late December amid a broader market sell-off.
Netflix stock was down about 3% in after hours trading Thursday following the report.

Source: Netflix now has 139 million paying subscribers – CNN

Two skiers buried by New Mexico avalanche in critical condition

By Dennis Romero

Two people were hospitalized in critical condition Thursday after they were buried in an avalanche at Taos Ski Valley resort in New Mexico.

The two were described as male skiers who were “caught in an avalanche at Kachina Peak at Taos Ski Valley,” Taos County Emergency Medical Services Chief Christopher Medina said by email.

The avalanche was reported shortly after 11:30 a.m., according to a statement from Chris Stagg, vice president of Taos Ski Valley, Inc.

No other victims were found, according to Taos Ski Valley.

Source: Two skiers buried by New Mexico avalanche in critical condition

Winter Storm Harper: 9 Things to Know | The Weather Channel

At a Glance

  • Harper will have impacts from California to Maine.
  • Heavy snow will blanket an expansive area through Sunday night.
  • Accumulating sleet or ice is possible in some areas.
  • This will lead to a number of travel problems through the weekend.
  • This may also lead to power outages in some areas.
  • One-Foot-Plus Ohio Valley Snowstorms Aren’t Typical

    While snowstorms producing at least a foot of snow aren’t unusual in, say, northern New England or upstate New York, they’re much more rare in parts of the Ohio Valley outside the Great Lakes snowbelts.

    The last time this happened in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, was the March 7-8, 2008, snowstorm. Columbus has only seen a trio of snowstorms produce a two-day total of at least one foot of snow in records dating to 1948.

    Pittsburgh has only seen 13 snow events with at least 12 inches of snow over two days dating to 1948, the last occurring on Feb. 5-6, 2010.

Source: Winter Storm Harper: 9 Things to Know | The Weather Channel

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez helps recruit a new wave of Democrats

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off a stunning upset over longtime Congressman Joe Crowley and now she’s helping the progressive group that recruited her to find others to challenge

“Everybody knows someone in their life that is already an amazing public servant,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a nine-minute video released Wednesday by Justice Democrats.

“Nominate that amazing public servant to take their service to the halls of Congress. Give them that nudge,” she said, adding that “my brother did it for me.”

Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated Crowley in the Democratic primary last June, talked about how she became disenchanted with politics but then became energized after President Trump’s election.

Source: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez helps recruit a new wave of Democrats

Susan Rice ordered by judge to answer questions in Clinton email case

Last month, Judge Royce Lamberth said the case of Clinton’s email server involved “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”

Judge Royce Lamberth ruled Tuesday that Obama administration officials, including national security adviser Susan Rice and deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, must answer written questions as part of a conservative judicial advocacy group’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department over Clinton’s emails.

The lawsuit by Judicial Watch – now with the U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit – was first filed in 2014 in an effort to obtain records related to Clinton and her staff’s response to the Benghazi attack. Specifically, the group sought documents about Rice’s explanation immediately after the attack on the U.S. compound that characterized it as a protest turned violent instead of a deliberate terrorist assault. At the time of the attack, Rice was serving as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

“But the case has since expanded to question the motives behind Clinton’s private email use while Secretary and behind the government’s conduct in this litigation,” Lamberth wrote in his Tuesday order.

Judicial Watch claims that Clinton intentionally used her private email server in an attempt to shield her communications from FOIA requests and that the State Department acted deceptively and did not really try to complete the request.

Source: Susan Rice ordered by judge to answer questions in Clinton email case

Aging Brains Stay Sharper With Daily Housework And Exercise : Shots – Health News : NPR

Now a study finds even simple housework like cooking or cleaning may make a difference in brain health in our 70s and 80s.

“Exercise is an inexpensive way to improve health and our study shows it may have a protective effect on the brain,” says Dr. Aron S. Buchman with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, who led the study.

Previous research found just 45 minutes of walking three days a week actually increased brain volume among individuals 65 and older.

Source: Aging Brains Stay Sharper With Daily Housework And Exercise : Shots – Health News : NPR

Police Issue Amber Alert for 16-Year-Old Marjani Aquil – CBS Pittsburgh

Police are looking for 16-year-old Marjani Aquil, who they believe was abducted by her ex-boyfriend on Wednesday night.

Aquil, a black female, is 5-foot-4, 140 pounds with long black hair and blonde highlights. She is wearing a grey long-sleeved T-shirt, light blue denim jeans and tan boots.

The suspected abductor is 19-year-old Jermaine Laquay Rodgers. He is a 19-year-old black male who is 5-foot-8, 160 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and he is driving a red sedan.

Anyone with information is urged to call the police at 412-473-3705.

Source: Police Issue Amber Alert for 16-Year-Old Marjani Aquil – CBS Pittsburgh

AG nominee Barr backs Trump on border wall, but parts with president on Russia probe questions

President Trump’s nominee for attorney general William Barr told senators during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday that he supports the president’s call for new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, while departing from the president’s public stances on the Russia probe.

Source: AG nominee Barr backs Trump on border wall, but parts with president on Russia probe questions

Sears chairman prevails in bankruptcy auction for retailer with $5.2 billion bid: sources | Reuters

Lampert’s bid, boosted from an earlier $5 billion offer, prevailed after weeks of back-and-forth deliberations that culminated in a days-long bankruptcy auction held behind closed doors. The billionaire’s proposal, made through his hedge fund ESL Investments Inc, will save up to 45,000 jobs and keep 425 stores open across the United States.

Lampert boosted his bid by adding more cash and assuming more liabilities, the sources said. The auction, held at the Manhattan offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, the law firm representing Sears, concluded in the early morning hours of Wednesday.

Source: Sears chairman prevails in bankruptcy auction for retailer with $5.2 billion bid: sources | Reuters

‘Tacos for Teachers’ GoFundMe feeds striking LA teachers – CNN

(CNN)A GoFundMe campaign called “Tacos for Teachers” is sending taco trucks to schools across Los Angeles to feed staffers striking for higher salaries and smaller class sizes.

The strike prompted the International Socialist Organization and Democratic Socialists of America to set up the fundraising page to help feed an estimated 32,000 striking teachers and staff members. Campaign organizer Clare Lemlich says the campaign started with the intention of bringing awareness of education issues to the city and to include more locals in the effort.

Source: ‘Tacos for Teachers’ GoFundMe feeds striking LA teachers – CNN

Walmart pharmacies likely to leave CVS network because of pricing dispute

Walmart pharmacies are expected to leave the drugstore networks offered by CVS because of an ongoing pricing dispute.

  • CVS announced Tuesday that Walmart pharmacies are leaving its network because of a dispute over pricing.
  • Both Walmart and CVS are saying that the other company is trying to make prescriptions more expensive for consumers.
  • CVS said it has asked Walmart to stay in its networks through April 30.

Source: Walmart pharmacies likely to leave CVS network because of pricing dispute

New migrant caravan leaves Honduras for journey to US border | Fox News

A new caravan of at least 500 migrants late Monday began its perilous journey from a rain-soaked bus station in Honduras to the United States border, members of the group told Fox News.

The scene was a familiar one: The group had a mix of people that included some mothers carrying their young children on their shoulders. It’s unclear where the group will rest, but past migrants have used the Honduran city of Quimistan, which is 35 miles from the bus stop, as an early checkpoint.

As they walked, some migrants pleaded with local store owners to give them food or water for their journey, according to the Associated Press.

Source: New migrant caravan leaves Honduras for journey to US border | Fox News

Car Seat Falls Out Of Vehicle With Child Still In It | HuffPost

A mother in Mankato, Minnesota, may be facing charges of child endangerment after a car seat fell out of her vehicle on Monday while the child was still in it.

Chad Mock was driving behind the vehicle and saw the 2-year-old in the middle of the road, still strapped in the seat, which he captured on dashcam video.

Mock immediately stopped his truck, and got out of it in hopes of flagging down the child’s mom.

He then got down to check if the child was OK.

Minnesota officials are considering charging the toddler’s mother with child endangerment.

Source: Car Seat Falls Out Of Vehicle With Child Still In It | HuffPost

Where is the collusion? Was the investigation a waste of government money? Mueller report to be ‘almost certain to be anti-climactic,’ sources tell ABC’s Karl | Fox News

Mueller just got a bit older and wasted a lot of government money. “Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report may not be as shocking as it has been built up to be” – at least according to ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl.

Karl’s comments come two days after the New York Times reported that the FBI opened an investigation into whether Trump was working on behalf of Russia in 2017 following the president’s dismissal of former FBI director James Comey.

Source: Mueller report to be ‘almost certain to be anti-climactic,’ sources tell ABC’s Karl | Fox News

Cannabis-based beer debuts to high demand | WPXI

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A craft beer brewer in South Africa is debuting a new cannabis lager.

Poison City Brewing started up in 2015 and makes five different beers including its latest brand, Durban Poison Cannabis Lager. Durban Poison is blended with hemp instead of hops.

Hemp and cannabis are from the same family, but hemp doesn’t contain the psychoactive chemicals found in marijuana.

Source: Cannabis-based beer debuts to high demand | WPXI