AP source: NFL pro killed five people, then himself in York County, S.C. shooting

York County Sheriff’s deputies say they are looking for a young black male wearing a black hoodie and camo pants last seen in the area of Marshall Road, Rock Hill.

YORK COUNTY, S.C. (WBTV/AP) – The gunman who killed five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife, their two grandchildren and a worker, was a former NFL pro Phillip Adams, the Associated Press reports. Adams killed himself early Thursday, according to a source who was briefed on the investigation.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly, said Adams’ parents live near the doctor’s home in Rock Hill, and that he had been treated by the doctor. The source said Phillips killed himself after midnight with a .45 caliber weapon.

Source: AP source: NFL pro killed five people, then himself in York County, S.C. shooting

Police investigating double shooting in Jeannette

Police are investigating a double shooting in Jeannette on Wednesday evening, a Westmoreland County homicide detective confirmed.

The detective said the two victims were taken to a local hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time, however, the homicide detective said that at this point no one has died.

Source: Police investigating double shooting in Jeannette

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls on Biden administration to close facility housing migrant children in San Antonio after reports of abuse, understaffing

Gov. Greg Abbott called on the federal government to close a facility housing migrant children at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio after complaints of abuse and understaffing were received Wednesday morning.

Source: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls on Biden administration to close facility housing migrant children in San Antonio after reports of abuse, understaffing

UK variant is now the dominant coronavirus strain in the US, Walensky says – CNN

The coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom is now the most common strain of coronavirus in the United States, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday.

Source: UK variant is now the dominant coronavirus strain in the US, Walensky says – CNN

Toddler shot in head in possible road rage incident in Chicago

By Phil Helsel

A toddler was shot in the head during an apparent road rage incident on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, police said.

The shooting around 11 a.m. Tuesday happened after an incident “escalated into shots being fired for approximately two blocks,” police commander Jake Alderden said at a news conference.

The 21-month-old suffered a bullet wound to his head and was in critical care at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

“We are doing all we can do for this little boy and thank everyone for their concern,” said Dr. Marcelo Malakooti, hospital associate chief medical officer and medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit, in a statement Tuesday.

Source: Toddler shot in head in possible road rage incident in Chicago

Chuck Schumer is thinking big — gridlocked Senate be damned – POLITICO

Chuck Schumer vowed in November that when his Democrats “take Georgia, then we change the world.” He wasn’t far off.

The New Yorker’s ascension to Senate majority leader gave President Joe Biden the power to spend trillions of dollars that would not have materialized had now-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell held onto one of Georgia’s two Senate seats. Schumer’s party now holds complete control of Washington, its members eager for success after a decade of setbacks.

It’s an opportunity, Schumer said in an interview this week, that comes around “maybe twice a century.” And he’s not wasting his hot hand, ensuring that the White House infrastructure plan includes two of his long-sought personal goals to reshape the economy: a clean-cars plan with more than $100 billion for electric vehicles and a sweeping measure designed to crack down on China’s influence. That’s not to mention his continued pressure on the White House, alongside Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), to enact major student loan forgiveness.

Source: Chuck Schumer is thinking big — gridlocked Senate be damned – POLITICO

Pa. boy, 2, dies after being found in storm water tunnel

A toddler died at a hospital after he was found in a storm water tunnel near his Pennsylvania home on Easter Sunday, authorities said.

The York County coroner’s office identified the victim as 2-year-old Kamdyn Torres of the borough of North York.

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Officials said he reportedly wandered away from his home Sunday evening, and his family “quickly noticed and reported him missing.”

Northern York County Regional Police said officers, volunteers and canine units began a search, and two hours later a volunteer found the child in a storm water tunnel that runs along a nearby avenue. Police said he was unresponsive “more than 300 feet from the entrance.”

Emergency responders and others tried to revive him at the scene, but he was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday at York Hospital, the coroner’s office said.

Authorities called the case a suspected drowning but said a ruling on the cause and manner of death are pending additional investigation.

Source: Pa. boy, 2, dies after being found in storm water tunnel

Extra-strength acetaminophen recalled nationwide | Fox Business

Nearly 200,000 bottles of extra-strength acetaminophen, used to relieve pain and fevers and sold under multiple brand names, are being recalled nationwide due to a mislabeling issue.

A-S Medication Solutions, LLM voluntarily recalled bottles of its Acetaminophen Extra Strength 500 mg tablets because they have “an incomplete prescription drug label rather than the required OTC Drug Facts label,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a notice.

Representatives for A-S Medication Solutions did not return FOX Business’ request for comment.

Extra-strength acetaminophen is sold under various brand names

The 100-count bottles labeled with National Drug Code (NDC) 50090-5350-0 were packed inside white pill bottles within a clear plastic bag as part of Health Essentials Kits.

The kits, which included other seasonal products such as Halls cough drops, were “distributed by Humana to its members,” according to the FDA.

The affected bottles were “likely” distributed nationwide between Jan. 14, 2021, and March 15, 2021. The expiration dates are either July 31, 2022, or Aug. 31, 2022.

The company is not aware of any reports of “adverse events” related to the recalled product. However, the agency said the affected bottles, which lack “the full OTC Drug Facts chart,” should be returned.

ASM or its distributors will provide pre-addressed return mailers for customers, the FDA said.

Source: Extra-strength acetaminophen recalled nationwide | Fox Business

Pittsburgh Public Schools students are returning to classrooms

Young students wearing masks entered the doors and were greeted by school staff, including Principal Nathan Berkowicz.

“This was very, very exciting today,” Berkowicz said. “I didn’t sleep a wink last night. This has been a year in the making since the students have last been in the building.”

Inside the school, stickers were on floors to remind students to keep 6 feet of distance, though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says 3 feet will suffice.

Teachers sat in classrooms behind their plastic shields near rearranged student desks.

It may not be perfect, but Berkowicz said in-person learning is the focus here.

“It’s very difficult in a remote environment — you know, students holding devices and keeping their attention span — so at that age, it’s real important to get them in front of their teachers,” Berkowicz said.

When you don’t get students in front of teachers, Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet said the educating starts to become undone, which is why expanded summer learning and Saturday courses are being explored for potentially 6,000 students.

“That’s something we’re planning for next year, and, so, traditionally, being in the situation we are with the learning loss, we’ve already had the summer slide, now what I call the COVID slide coupled with the summer slide, we know some kids will be behind,” Hamlet said.

To bring the students up to speed for later, day one for in-person is the first step.

“I was always confident we would be here at some point,” Hamlet said.

Source: Pittsburgh Public Schools students are returning to classrooms

Allen Police Find 6 Dead, Say Suicide Pact Shared On Social Media Mentions ‘Killing Family’ – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Police confirmed the identities as 19-year-old twins Farhan and Farbin Towhid, their older brother Tanvir, 21, and their parents Iren and Towhidul Islam died. The children’s grandmother, Altafun Nessa was also a victim.

Police said the deaths are a result of a murder-suicide.

The family is part of a tight knit Bangladeshi community.

“When I heard the news I couldn’t breathe for 20 to 30 minutes. How could it happen in a community like us? We’re so close and we visit each other and talk to each other, we have dinner and stuff, but inside the house… his children were unhappy for some reason and one thing led to another,” said family friend Shawn Ahsan. “We are heartbroken. I don’t know what else to say… ”

When officers arrived, they found the bodies, all dead from gunshot wounds. Police said the deaths are a result of a murder suicide — two of the brothers killing their family.

Police said Farhan Towhid linked a lengthy suicide note from his Instagram. In it he writes “Hey everyone. I killed myself and my family.” He goes on to talk about how he has battled depression since 9th grade.

In the suicide note, Farhan Towhid said in February of this year, his older brother — who was also battling depression — made a proposition. He wrote that his brother said, “If we can’t fix everything in a year we’ll kill ourselves and our family.”

Source: Allen Police Find 6 Dead, Say Suicide Pact Shared On Social Media Mentions ‘Killing Family’ – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

‘Genuine Pittsburgh’: Hazelwood riverfront plan pumps new life into old industrial relics | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Imagine fishing from a piece of deck that was once part of an old mill coal loader. Or gazing out over the Mon from the top of a large mooring cell once used to tether barges. Or perhaps paddling to a small floating island for an afternoon picnic.

They’re all part of the vision for 1.3 miles of Monongahela riverfront once claimed by the former LTV Coke Works in Hazelwood and largely left for dead for decades.

After six months of study, including ideas and feedback from neighborhood residents, Pittsburgh-based Environmental Planning & Design has crafted a plan that turns the rusting industrial relics that mar the water’s edge into modern-day recreational amenities aimed at enhancing it.

“It’s genuine Pittsburgh,” Andrew J.G. Schwartz, studio director of Environmental Planning & Design, said in an interview.

Mark Belko: mbelko@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1262.

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New batch of $1,400 stimulus checks includes ‘plus-up’ payments

  • As the government continues to send $1,400 stimulus checks, some people are getting plus-up payments to the payments they already received.
  • People who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income or Railroad Retirement benefits could see their checks deposited in the coming days.
  • Here’s what we know about who has received the money so far and who may still be waiting.

Source: New batch of $1,400 stimulus checks includes ‘plus-up’ payments

Psaki answers for Biden over false Georgia election law claims

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday was pressed by both liberal and conservative members of the media about President Biden’s opposition to a new Georgia voting law after he earned “Pinocchios” from fact-checkers for making false statements about its provisions.

Biden last week urged Major League Baseball to relocate its July all-star game from Atlanta in protest and MLB took the advice, outraging Republicans who say the law was inaccurately portrayed and attacked.

Biden was awarded “Four Pinocchios” by the Washington Post, which endorsed his candidacy, for spreading misinformation about the state law’s impact on voting hours.

The law does not alter Election Day hours but expands early voting by adding a second mandatory Saturday. It also affirms that counties have the option of opening two Sundays and allowing counties to extend early voting hours beyond standard business hours.

Source: Psaki answers for Biden over false Georgia election law claims

Here’s how Nancy Pelosi could personally benefit from Biden’s $2T spending bill | Fox News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is positioned to potentially personally benefit from President Biden’s $2 trillion spending bill – and here’s how she could do it.

Due to the massive electric car subsidies proposed in Biden’s infrastructure plan, Tesla is poised to be a big winner from Biden’s plan should it go through.

And, due to her husband’s massive Tesla investment, Pelosi could personally, financially benefit as Tesla grows from the  government subsidies, as the Free Beacon reported Friday.

Congressional spouses are legally allowed to invest in firms that their lawmaker husbands and wives work to regulate. However, the non-lawmaker spouse cannot act on information given to them by their congressional consort.

Source: Here’s how Nancy Pelosi could personally benefit from Biden’s $2T spending bill | Fox News

Hunter Biden says he has no ‘recollection’ of encounter with ex-stripper whose child he fathered | Fox News

In his forthcoming memoir “Beautiful Things,” Hunter Biden writes he “has no recollection” of an encounter with an ex-stripper from Arkansas who gave birth to their child in 2018.

The recovering addict and the son of President Biden in the book details his struggles with drugs, particularly in the wake of the death of his older brother Beau in 2015. Fox News obtained a copy in advance of its publication.

During what Hunter describes as “more than four years of active addiction” with intermittent failed attempts to get clean, he fathered a child with a stripper who worked at a Washington, D.C., club at the time. The younger Biden mentioned the woman and her child as he was explaining in his book that he’d had very little in the way of meaningful romantic relationships for most of his adult life.

Source: Hunter Biden says he has no ‘recollection’ of encounter with ex-stripper whose child he fathered | Fox News

SWAT called to Arlington home after neighbor dispute

PITTSBURGH —SWAT was called after a dispute in Arlington Sunday afternoon.

Pittsburgh police responded to the 2800 block of Spring Street around noon for man in dispute with his neighbors.

When officers arrived, they were alerted that the man went inside of his residence. Police say the man refused the commands from officers to come outside.

Police learned the man had warrants after he had barricaded himself inside the house.

Upon the arrival of SWAT, the suspect walked out of the house and surrendered to police without incident.

Source: SWAT called to Arlington home after neighbor dispute

Trio of earthquakes rattles L.A. area before dawn – Los Angeles Times

Three earthquakes centered in Inglewood shook the Los Angeles area early Monday.

A magnitude-4.0 earthquake was reported at 4:44 a.m. Monday near Inglewood, less than half an hour after two smaller foreshocks hit the same area.

The larger quake was felt across Southern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A magnitude-3.3 temblor that preceded it hit the same area at 4:15 a.m., while a magnitude-2.5 shaker struck at the same time about two miles away. There were no immediate reports of damage.

The main earthquake was centered near the intersection of Prairie and Century boulevards. It occurred less than a mile from Lennox, less than a mile from Hawthorne and one mile from Los Angeles.

It was followed by several smaller quakes in the Inglewood and Lennox area.

Earthquake expert Lucy Jones said on Twitter that the magnitude-4.0 quake was strong enough to be “felt by most people awake in LA” but noted that it had occurred “very deep” in the earth, about 12 miles down. She added it was likely not on any mapped faults. The foreshock and flurry of aftershocks occurred at about the same depth, Jones said.

A KCBS-TV news broadcast was on the air when the magnitude-4.0 temblor struck.

Source: Trio of earthquakes rattles L.A. area before dawn – Los Angeles Times