Colombia prison riot kills at least 23 amid coronavirus fears, officials say | Fox News

At least 23 people died in a prison riot Sunday in Bogotá, Colombia, after prisoners attempted to escape in light of rising tensions over the spread of the coronavirus, officials said.

Inmates at La Modelo prison planned the escape attempt as inmates across the country protested overcrowding and poor health services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Colombia’s Justice Minister Margarita Cabello also said the riot injured 83 prisoners Sunday. Cabello added that 32 prisoners and seven guards were hospitalized, and two guards were in critical condition.

Source: Colombia prison riot kills at least 23 amid coronavirus fears, officials say | Fox News

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Islamists hurl stones and shoes at Women’s Day marchers in Pakistan – Reuters

Women and men joined the event in Islamabad, one of several rallies across the country, for what is known in Pakistan as the Aurat March, using the Urdu word for women.

Hundreds of men and women from the Red Mosque brigade, consisting of several local militant groups, and a Taliban allied religious party staged a rival rally just across from the women’s march venue, District Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat said.ers

Police official Mazhar Niazi said the officers blocked the Islamists as they tried to break through a cordon to attack the marchers.

A Reuters witness and Niazi said the Islamists threw stones, bricks, sticks and shoes at the marchers. Niazi said no one was injured.

He said a criminal case would be registered against the Islamists for violating the law and attempting to attack the women’s march.

Source: Islamists hurl stones and shoes at Women’s Day marchers in Pakistan – Reuters

Former Jeannette man with history of domestic violence arrested again in Youngwood | TribLIVE.com

State police said Jesse Hassinger, 38, attacked the woman when an argument over a pet cat turned physical.

Hassinger was charged with a felony count of strangulation, and misdemeanor charge of simple assault and a summary harassment offense

.Hassinger’s preliminary hearing is scheduled to be heard by Youngwood District Justice Anthony Bompiani on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Hassinger, according to court records served a 15-to-30 month prison sentence after pleading guilty in 2017

Source: Former Jeannette man with history of domestic violence arrested again in Youngwood | TribLIVE.com

Israel-Palestinian violence escalates in Jerusalem as military search for ‘terror attack’ suspect | Fox News

Israel’s military says it is on the hunt for the Palestinian “terrorist” who rammed his car into a dozen soldiers in Jerusalem on Thursday, triggering a new spike of violence in the region.

Source: Israel-Palestinian violence escalates in Jerusalem as military search for ‘terror attack’ suspect | Fox News

Hong Kong: Protesters and police in fiery stand-off at university – BBC News

A stand-off at a Hong Kong university campus has led to fiery clashes overnight, as hundreds of protesters tried to repel a police advance.

Large fires broke out at entrances to the Polytechnic University (PolyU), where protesters hurled petrol bombs and shot arrows from behind barricades.

Officers earlier warned they could use live ammunition if protesters did not stop attacking them using such weapons.

Months of anti-government protests have caused turmoil in the city.

The latest violence is some of the worst the semi-autonomous Chinese territory has seen since the movement began.

The police have become targets for radical demonstrators, who accuse them of excessive force.

Demonstrators have been occupying the PolyU for days. Fresh clashes erupted on Sunday, with tear gas and water cannon being met with petrol bombs, bricks and other improvised weapons.

A police media liaison officer was wounded in the leg with an arrow on Sunday.

Source: Hong Kong: Protesters and police in fiery stand-off at university – BBC News

Yellow vest protests: More than 100 arrested as violence returns to Paris – BBC News

Rioters clash with police, unleashing some of the worst violence Paris has seen in months.

With many clad in black and wearing masks to hide their faces, rioters in parts of the city burned barricades, vandalised banks, set rubbish bins on fire and hurled cobblestones at police.

By Saturday evening, Paris police said 147 people had been arrested across the capital.

The nationwide protests were intended to send a message to French President Emmanuel Macron, whose government has been accused of ignoring the needs of ordinary citizens.

Source: Yellow vest protests: More than 100 arrested as violence returns to Paris – BBC News

Police won’t investigate Browns Steelers Brawl – Pittsburgh Current

The hit that Browns defensive end Myles Garrett laid on Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will not trigger an automatic police investigation

By Charlie Deitch
Pittsburgh Current Editor
charlie@pittsburghcurrent.com

A Cleveland Police spokesperson says that the hit that Browns defensive end Myles Garrett laid on Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will not trigger an automatic police investigation. Garrett ripped Rudolph’s helmet off the signal-caller’s head and bashed him in the head with it.

Cleveland Police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said that in order for there to be an investigation in this instance, Rudolph would have to return to Cleveland and file formal charges with the police. Ciaccia says an investigation would then take place and the prosecuting attorney’s office would decide what, if any, charges would be filed.

On Friday morning, Rudolph’s agent Timothy Younger told the Post-Gazette’s Ray Fittipaldo: “that he is still gathering information on Thursday night’s incident before any decisions regarding legal or civil action on Rudolph’s behalf are made,” Fittipaldo wrote. On Thursday night Younger tweeted:

Younger & Associates/QB Limited@YoungerAssoc

There are many risks an NFL QB assumes with every snap taken on the field. Being hit on your uncovered head by a helmet being swung by a 275 lb DE is not one of them. Tonight could have had a catastrophic ending. The matter will be reviewed thoroughly.

Source: Police won’t investigate Browns Steelers Brawl – Pittsburgh Current

Police: Greensburg man shot at neighbors’ homes through attic window | TribLIVE.com

Joshua Aaron Dowell-Miller, 26, is charged with discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

Police were called to a Harrison Avenue apartment Friday morning after a resident reported three rounds had been fired into his home, according to court papers. Two rounds hit walls in the bedroom and kitchen and the third shattered the door of the oven.

Two bullet holes were found in the siding of another home. Police said no one was hurt.

Source: Police: Greensburg man shot at neighbors’ homes through attic window | TribLIVE.com

Video shows attack at downtown Pittsburgh McDonald’s that left man paralyzed, employee charged

Smartphone video captures verbal altercation between couple, employees

A criminal complaint names 24-year-old Roneese Davis as one of the employees who attacked Marc Conn and his companion, Billie Jo Goldsworthy.

Source: Video shows attack at downtown Pittsburgh McDonald’s that left man paralyzed, employee charged

DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH ROBBERY: Woman followed by man, pistol-whipped during robbery in downtown Pittsburgh | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – A woman was pistol-whipped during a robbery Sunday afternoon in downtown Pittsburgh, police said.

The robbery was reported about 1:45 p.m. at a business in the 400 block of the Boulevard of the Allies.

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Source: DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH ROBBERY: Woman followed by man, pistol-whipped during robbery in downtown Pittsburgh | WPXI

Violence worsens in Hong Kong as cops fire tear gas at activists

Some of the worst violence in 22 weeks of protest erupted in Hong Kong Saturday, as police responded with tear gas to activists throwing Molotov cocktails and setting fire to street barricades and a subway station.

Reuters reported that peaceful protests featuring families making origami paper cranes in a park devolved into a battle between anti-government protesters and police.

“Some masked rioters vandalized shops and committed arson. Some even placed nails on the roads threatening the safety of all road users,” police said in a statement.

The protesters, angry at Chinese meddling with Hong Kong’s freedoms, threw the homemade bombs on the streets in front of the headquarters of HSBC and the Hong Kong base for the Bank of China. Protesters also smashed the windows of China’s local branch of the Xinhua news agency for the first time, the Associated Press reported.

Source: Violence worsens in Hong Kong as cops fire tear gas at activists

Iranian oil tanker near Saudi Arabia coast hit by missiles, officials say | Fox News

An Iranian oil tanker cruising 60 miles off the coast of Saudi Arabia was rocked by a pair of missiles Friday, causing an oil leak and more broadly threatening to further inflame fraught regional tensions between the two heavyweight Muslim nations.

Source: Iranian oil tanker near Saudi Arabia coast hit by missiles, officials say | Fox News

91-year-old widower attacked, robbed while visiting wife’s grave in California

The 91-year-old man was hit with a rock and then robbed during a visit to the cemetery where his wife is buried.

Source: 91-year-old widower attacked, robbed while visiting wife’s grave in California

Westmoreland County Man Facing Charges After Threatening Another Man With A Weed Whacker – CBS Pittsburgh

LOYALHANNA TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A Loyalhanna man is facing charges after he allegedly threatened another man with a weed whacker.

According to police, 35-year-old Joshua Maloney stopped his lawnmower, blocking a 73-year-old man’s movement. He then swung a running weed whacker at the man.

Maloney then proceeded to threaten to “beat the man up” and again threatened to hit him with the weed whacker.

He is facing charges of terroristic threats.

Source: Westmoreland County Man Facing Charges After Threatening Another Man With A Weed Whacker – CBS Pittsburgh

6 people shot in downtown Indy | FOX59

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Six people were shot in downtown Indianapolis late Saturday night.

The Indianapolis Metro Police Department has confirmed that it’s investigating a shooting that occurred on the 100 block of West Maryland Street.

IMPD officers in the area of Illinois and Maryland Streets heard gunshots coming from nearby at approximately 11:20 p.m.

Officers were able to find 6 victims at multiple locations near the Steak N Shake restaurant on Maryland Street.

Source: 6 people shot in downtown Indy | FOX59

Police unleash tear gas as protesters take to the street in Paris | TheHill

Paris police reportedly used tear gas on Saturday to break up demonstrators protesting French President Emmanuel Macron’s government and what they say is economic injustice.

Police donned riot gear and attempted to disperse the crowds with tear gas in several areas, including the iconic Champs-Elysees avenue, which have banned protests this weekend, the AP reports.

More than 7,000 police officers have been deployed to thwart the demonstrations, which have been banned in other places such as the presidential palace, the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Source: Police unleash tear gas as protesters take to the street in Paris | TheHill

Tallahassee stabbings: At least 5 people are hospitalized after a workplace attack in Florida – CNN

(CNN)Police have a suspect in custody as they investigate a stabbing incident Wednesday at Dyke Industries in Tallahassee, Florida, a police spokesman said.

“Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare received five patients from the incident, not six as initially reported,” the hospital said in a statement.
“One patient is in serious condition; two patients are in fair condition; and two patients are in good condition.”

Source: Tallahassee stabbings: At least 5 people are hospitalized after a workplace attack in Florida – CNN

WALMART AMMUNITION SALES: Walmart to stop selling handgun ammunition | WPXI

NEW YORK (AP) – Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it.

The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed seven lives in Odessa, Texas and follows two other back-to-back shootings last month, one of them at a Walmart store.

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based discounter said Tuesday it will stop selling short-barrel and handgun ammunition after it runs out of its current inventory. It will also discontinue handgun sales in Alaska, marking its complete exit from handguns and allowing it to focus on hunting rifles and related ammunition only.

Source: WALMART AMMUNITION SALES: Walmart to stop selling handgun ammunition | WPXI

Mass shootings in America claimed 51 victims in August alone | The Independent

The month of August ended as it began: with a shooting rampage and a significant death toll.

Five people were killed near Odessa, Texas, on Saturday as a gunman started shooting indiscriminately at cars, bringing the number of victims of mass killings by firearms to 51 for the month.

The term mass killings is defined by the Justice Department as three or more killings in a single episode, excluding the death of a gunman.

There is no legal definition for the term mass shooting, despite its frequent use by gun control groups and the news media.

This month’s loss of life was most acute in Texas, where four of the eight deadliest shootings occurred, including an August 3 massacre at a Walmart in El Paso that killed 22 people.

Source: Mass shootings in America claimed 51 victims in August alone | The Independent

George Washington Bridge shut down after report of pipe bomb

A report of a pipe bomb shut down the upper level of the George Washington Bridge in both directions on Thursday evening, authorities said.

The pipe bomb was reported to be on the New Jersey side of the bridge soon after 9 p.m., cops said.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. the bottom lanes were reopened, but Bergen County Police and the Port Authority Police were still investigating.

It was not immediately clear if an explosive device was actually found at the scene.

Source: George Washington Bridge shut down after report of pipe bomb