Newborn safe after being left in ‘baby box’ outside fire department

​”We don’t know the situation, but to make this choice, to be strong enough to make this choice is wonderful.”

For the second time in five months, an infant has been left in a baby box at a northwestern Indiana volunteer fire station.

WSBT reports the infant still had the umbilical cord attached.

“The whole first responder, father thing kicks in. You want to make sure that the baby is OK,” Kohler said.

He said there are no words to describe how he felt when he heard the child crying inside.

“When I pulled the baby out of the box, actually my first thought was ‘baby Grace’… ‘Saving Grace.’ It just popped into my head,” said Kohler.

Kohler said he wants to thank Grace’s parents for putting the child somewhere safe.

“We don’t know the situation, but to make this choice, to be strong enough to make this choice is wonderful,” said Kohler.

The girl appeared healthy and was taken to a hospital for care. She will be placed in the custody of the Indiana Department of Child Services.

On Nov. 7, another baby girl was safely rescued after being left in the box. She was named “Hope.”

The padded, climate-controlled baby box was installed about two years ago. There’s also one near Fort Wayne.

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Body Found In Allegheny River Near Sycamore Island « CBS Pittsburgh

A body was found in the Allegheny River in Blawnox on Thursday.

According to the Allegheny County Police Department, someone called 911 around 7:30 p.m. to report a male floating in the Allegheny River near Sycamore Island.

 

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A Tree Falls In Puerto Rico, And 840,000 Customers Lose Power : NPR

A single tree plunged more than half of the island’s population into darkness. It was a humbling reminder for some that power restoration is not yet complete in more remote parts of the island.

One tree was all it took. Around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, a wayward trunk tumbled over onto a major transmission line in Puerto Rico’s still-fragile electrical grid and cut power to roughly 840,000 customers, affecting more than half of the island’s population.

Officials from the island’s electric utility company – PREPA — said the accident occurred in the region of Cayey, where crews were working to restore power to people still waiting nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. Increasingly, that work requires clearing away heavily forested mountainsides to gain access to the large utility poles that carry transmission lines from one mountain peak to the next.

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4 in 10 millennials don’t know 6 millions Jews were killed in Holocaust, study shows – CBS News

Survey of U.S. adults found “critical gaps both in awareness of basic facts as well as detailed knowledge of the Holocaust”

NEW YORK — More than one-fifth of millennials in the U.S. — 22 percent — haven’t heard of, or aren’t sure if they’ve heard of, the Holocaust, according to a study published Thursday, on Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day. The study, which was commissioned by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and conducted by Schoen Consulting, also found that 11 percent of U.S. adults overall haven’t heard of the Holocaust or aren’t sure if they did.

Additionally, 41 percent of millennials believe two million Jews or fewer were killed during the Holocaust, the study found. Six million Jews were killed in World War II by Nazi Germany and its accomplices.

Two-thirds of millennials could not identify in the survey what Auschwitz was.

“The survey found there are critical gaps both in awareness of basic facts as well as detailed knowledge of the Holocaust,” said a news release on the findings.

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Algeria military plane crash: 257 dead near Algiers – BBC News

 

The aircraft came down just after taking off from Boufarik military airport, west of Algiers.

An inquiry is under way into the cause of the crash – Algeria’s worst-ever air disaster. The government has declared three days of national mourning.

Most of the dead are army personnel and their families, the defence ministry says. Ten crew members also died.

Passengers from Western Sahara, a disputed territory annexed by Morocco after Spain withdrew in 1975, were among the fatalities.

The Polisario Front, which is seeking independence for the territory and is backed by Algeria, says 30 Western Saharans, including women and children, died. A senior member of Algeria’s ruling FLN party said those killed included 26 Polisario members.

Map of Algeria showing Boufarik near Algiers in the north

The plane, an Ilyushin Il-76, was travelling to Bechar and Tindouf in the south-west of the country. The Tindouf region, which borders Western Sahara, is home to refugee camps and serves as a base for the Polisario Front.

Source: Algeria military plane crash: 257 dead near Algiers – BBC News

Route 30 westbound in East Pittsburgh closed indefinitely – WTAE

 

Here is the posted detour:

  • All westbound Route 30 traffic will turn left onto Navy-Marine Corps Way
  • Right onto East Pittsburgh-McKeesport Boulevard
  • Rright onto Braddock Avenue toward East Pittsburgh/Turtle Creek
  • Turn left onto Electric Avenue and follow it back to westbound Route 30.

Eastbound Route 30 will remain one lane in the area. It was restricted on March 1 when the dip developed and westbound was reduced to a single lane last week.

The closure came after a new landslide occurred next to the the dip going downhill toward Electric Avenue. The area is just west of the Westinghouse Bridge

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Trump slams Mexico, current immigration laws

 

President Donald Trump spent his Easter Sunday morning railing against existing U.S. immigration policy and arguing that the nation’s “dumb laws” are leading to “big flows of people” trying to cross the U.S.-Mexican border.

“Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Getting more dangerous. “Caravans” coming.”

The two sides reportedly differed on just how many undocumented immigrants would be covered by an agreement. DACA technically came to an end March 5, but federal court rulings have allowed parts of the program to remain in place while the legal fight continues.

He added: “These big flows of people are all trying to take advantage of DACA. They want in on the act!”

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