Westmoreland County shooting leaves one injured, shooter on the run

Incident happened late Thursday night

A shooting in Arnold, Westmoreland County, left one person injured.

The shooting happened a little after 11:55 p.m. Thursday on the 1500 block of Fourth Avenue

Source: Westmoreland County shooting leaves one injured, shooter on the run

Capitol Police chief warns of ‘chatter’ about possible violence during far-right rally

WASHINGTON — United States Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said Friday that there has been “chatter” about possible violence associated with the rally planned by far-right protesters outside the Capitol building Saturday.

Manger said during a briefing with reporters that Capitol Police leadership has been working over the last eight months to ensure there’s no repeat of the riot that occurred on Jan. 6 when supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol.

Source: Capitol Police chief warns of ‘chatter’ about possible violence during far-right rally

Real estate heir Robert Durst found guilty of murdering his friend Susan Berman | Robert Durst | The Guardian

The multimillionaire New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been convicted of murdering his best friend Susan Berman more than 20 years ago, in a case that took on new life following the documentary The Jinx.

Durst was found guilty of first degree murder on Friday after a jury in Los Angeles deliberated for about seven hours over three days. Berman was shot at point-blank range in her Beverly Hills home in December 2000 as she was prepared to tell police how she helped cover up the killing of Durst’s wife.

Berman, the daughter of a Las Vegas mobster, was Durst’s longtime confidante who told friends she provided a phony alibi for him after his wife vanished.

Deputy DA Habib Balian holds the latex mask that Durst used as a disguise.
Deputy DA Habib Balian holds the latex mask that Robert Durst used as a disguise. Photograph: Getty Images
Durst’s strange story gripped viewers of the hit television documentary series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, which chronicled the disappearance of his wife Kathie in 1982, the cold-blooded murder of Berman in Los Angeles 18 years later, and the violent 2001 death of a roommate in Galveston, Texas, where Durst was living under cover as a deaf-mute woman.

Source: Real estate heir Robert Durst found guilty of murdering his friend Susan Berman | Robert Durst | The Guardian

Pittsburgh shooting sends man to the hospital; shooter still on the run

Shooting happened late Monday night

A shooting in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood sent a man to the hospital and left police searching for the shooter.

The shooting happened a little before 11 p.m. Monday on the 7100 block of Frankstown Avenue.

Source: Pittsburgh shooting sends man to the hospital; shooter still on the run

Israeli jets strike Gaza after 2nd rocket attack in 24 hours | The Times of Israel

 

The Israel Defense Forces overnight Saturday-Sunday carried out another round of retaliatory airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, following two rocket attacks on southern Israel in less than 24 hours.

The military said the raids targeted a Hamas underground rocket production workshop, weapons storage site, training facility, and tunnel. The IDF said it holds Hamas responsible for all rockets emanating from the enclave.

Earlier Saturday night, Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel, raising the specter of renewed conflict. The rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. The attack triggered sirens in the town of Sderot and surrounding communities in southern Israel.

A 29-year-old man sustained a light head wound after he fell while running to a bomb shelter. He was taken to Ashkelon’s Barzilai Medical Center for treatment, medics said.

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday, Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a single rocket towards Israel that was intercepted by the Iron Dome system, the army said. The rocket triggered warning sirens in the Eshkol region and local residents reported hearing several explosions. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

Source: Israeli jets strike Gaza after 2nd rocket attack in 24 hours | The Times of Israel

Man stabbed at Color Park in Pittsburgh’s South Side – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — A man was taken to the hospital in serious condition after a stabbing that occurred at Color Park in Pittsburgh’s South Side.

The incident occurred just before 11:45 p.m., in the area of Color Park at 11 S. 4th Street.

Police said when officers arrived, a man was found with a stab wound to the neck. Medics transported him to the hospital in a serious condition.

Kabul strike killed US aid worker and family, not ISIS bombers

 

A US airstrike in Kabul against a supposed Islamic State bomber actually killed an innocent man who worked for a US aid group and his family, according to newly published testimony and footage — raising the specter that the Pentagon lied to the public about the strike.

The reported case of mistaken identity also further tars President Biden for his chaotic pullout of US troops from Afghanistan, which left behind hundreds of US citizens and thousands of at-risk Afghans.

Zemari Ahmadi and nine members of his family, including seven children, were killed in the airstrike on Aug. 29, one day before the final US evacuation flights from Kabul, his brother Romal Ahmadi told the New York Times.

Ahmadi, who was the apparent target of the strike, worked for 14 years as a technical engineer in Afghanistan for the Pasadena, Calif.-based charity group Nutrition and Education International, which feeds hungry Afghans.

The aid group had applied for him to move to the US as a refugee.

New security footage from his workplace shows Ahmadi, whose neighborhood had unreliable water service, filling containers with water at his employer’s office at 2:35 p,m. shortly before he returned home. Fire-damaged containers consistent with the water canisters were photographed by the Times.

Source: Kabul strike killed US aid worker and family, not ISIS bombers

Struggle ensues after man tries to steal vehicle from Hempfield Township Sheetz

 

State police said a 19-year-old victim was able to stop a man from stealing his car outside of a Sheetz on Lincoln Highway in Hempfield Township.

The incident happened a little before 4 a.m. Saturday.

Police said the victim confronted Burton and Burton tried to steal the keys from his pocket.

Police said a physical struggle ensued and the victim was able to maintain control of the keys and throw Burton to the ground.

State police said Burton ran off but was later arrested.

Online court dockets show Burton is facing several charges and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

Source: Struggle ensues after man tries to steal vehicle from Hempfield Township Sheetz

FBI Releases A New Video Of The Capitol Riots Pipe Bomb Suspect : NPR

The FBI is asking the American public to review the new information and come forward with any information about the possible identity of the bomb-maker.

The FBI released new information on Wednesday on the suspect who left pipe bombs in Capitol Hill the night before hundreds of people stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.

The new information includes a virtual map and clear surveillance video that shows the route the suspect walked while placing the two bombs on Jan. 5.

The suspect planted the devices between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. that night. One device was placed in an alley behind the Republican National Committee Headquarters. The other was placed next to a park bench near the Democratic National Committee Headquarters.

Both are just blocks from the Capitol building.

The FBI said Wednesday that investigators also believe the suspect was operating out of the Folger Park area of Capitol Hill the night of. It’s also a location just blocks from the Capitol office buildings. The FBI says based on the behavior in the video, they believe the suspect wasn’t from the area.

The video recordings are very clear. The person’s identity is not.

The suspect wore a face mask, glasses, a grey hooded sweatshirt, gloves, and black and light grey Nike Air Max Speed Turf shoes with a yellow logo. A backpack was used to transport each of the devices.

Source: FBI Releases A New Video Of The Capitol Riots Pipe Bomb Suspect : NPR

2 adults, 2 children with gunshot wounds found dead at scene of SW Houston house fire, police say

 

HOUSTON – A man, woman and two children with gunshot wounds were found dead at the scene of a house fire Sunday, authorities said.

At approximately 8:10 a.m., fire crews with the Houston Fire Department were dispatched to a residence in the 7500 block of Imogene Street in response to reports of a house fire. Firefighters put the fire out shortly after arriving.

During a search of the home, firefighters found two adults and two children dead.

Investigators believe the deaths were the result of a domestic violence incident as there were no signs of forced entry into the home.

As of 11 a.m., police had not yet identified the victims.

The case remains under investigation by the Houston Police Department. The investigation is in its early stages.

Source: 2 adults, 2 children with gunshot wounds found dead at scene of SW Houston house fire, police say

SWAT called after shooting in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood – WPXI

 

PITTSBURGH — An hour-long SWAT incident concluded early Saturday morning after a man who police believe fired several shots was taken into custody in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood.

The incident occurred in the 4500 block of Torley Street just before 3:30 a.m., when police responded to a ShotSpotter activation for multiple rounds fired.

There police found spent shell casings in the area and tried to make contact with the resident, but were unsuccessful. Friends and family members told police that there were several firearms available inside the home and that the male was in crisis, and SWAT and negotiators responded.

More than two hours after police were called, the man came to the door and surrendered. He was evaluated by tactical medics before being taken to receive the assistance he needs, police said.

Source: SWAT called after shooting in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood – WPXI

Public Safety Blotter

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Summary As Reported On Police Blotter Aug 27:

Date: August 27, 2021
Incident Type: Stabbing
Location: Zone 2

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 2 were called to 11th Avenue at Liberty Avenue for reports of a stabbing around 6:45 p.m. outside the Greyhound bus station.

Arriving units found one male victim with a stab wound to the arm and a wound to the back of the head. Officers applied a tourniquet to his arm until medics arrived.

He was transported to the hospital in stable condition. The second male was apprehended by police inside the station without incident.

The two males had reportedly been arguing inside before moving out onto the sidewalk where the stabbing occurred. The actor was positively identified by the victim.

He will be transported to the Allegheny County Jail after he is treated at the hospital for an injury to his hand.

Date: August 27, 2021
Incident Type: Stabbing
Location: Zone 2

Source: Public Safety Blotter

Kabul airport explosions: US troops, Afghans killed – CNN

(CNN)Twelve US service members and dozens of Afghans have been killed in two bombing attacks outside Kabul’s airport, according to the Pentagon and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health.

The deadly blasts came as the United States and other Western countries raced to complete a massive evacuation of their citizens and Afghan allies following the Taliban takeover of the country.
An official with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health told CNN on Thursday that more than 60 people were dead and 140 wounded.
Fifteen US service members were injured in addition to the 12 dead, said Gen. Frank McKenzie, Commander of US Central Command.
US officials have been warning over the past week that a threat of a terror attack at the airport was becoming more acute. Earlier on Thursday local time, US diplomats in Kabul warned American citizens to “immediately” leave several gates into the airport, citing security threats.
A US defense official had also told CNN that officials were concerned by a “very specific threat stream” involving the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan.
US officials believe the group, ISIS-K, was likely behind today’s attack but are still working to confirm its involvement, according to a senior US official and another source briefed on initial assessments. The second source told CNN it may take a few hours before US officials are able to identify the specific individuals who carried out the apparent suicide bombing.

Source: Kabul airport explosions: US troops, Afghans killed – CNN

Hempfield retiree helps fend off attack on sheriff’s deputy in emergency room | TribLIVE.com

Joseph Twigger said he didn’t think twice in the emergency room at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg this week when he saw a county jail inmate trying to grab a sheriff deputy’s gun.

Source: Hempfield retiree helps fend off attack on sheriff’s deputy in emergency room | TribLIVE.com

Portland clashes: Antifa, right-wing demonstrators clash, nearby gunshots ring out | Fox News

Hundreds of people took part in opposing rallies in Portland on Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of major clashes in the city, leading to new violence and a nearby shooting that may be tied to the unrest.Members of the far-right Proud Boys clash with counter-protesters during rival rallies in Portland, Oregon, U.S., August 22, 2021.  REUTERS/David Ryder

A right-wing rally called “Summer of Love: Patriots Spreading Love not Hate” took place in a parking lot of a former Kmart and drew about 100 people. Tension increased when a van attempted to drive in, but crashed, KOIN-TV reported. There were “splinter groups” from left-wing counter-protests who confronted the right-wing group and the situation deteriorated at about 4 p.m., OregonLive.com reported. The report said both sides were armed with “bats, paintball guns and wooden spears.”

Source: Portland clashes: Antifa, right-wing demonstrators clash, nearby gunshots ring out | Fox News

Man stabbed during argument in Pittsburgh’s South Side – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — A man is in stable condition in hospital after being stabbed several times during an argument in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood early Sunday.

Police said the incident occurred in the 2200 block of E. Carson Street around 2 a.m. Officers responded to a call for a man who was stabbed, and found him with multiple stab wounds to the upper body.

He was taken to hospital in critical condition, but was upgraded to stable condition shortly before arriving at the hospital.

Witnesses stated the victim was stabbed after an argument. There were no suspect descriptions and the investigation is ongoing.

Source: Man stabbed during argument in Pittsburgh’s South Side – WPXI

Man killed in shooting at Fayette Co. apartment complex – WPXI

NORTH UNION TWP, Pa. — State police are investigating a deadly shooting Friday afternoon in North Union Township.

It happened at Meridian Point Apartments on Confer Vista Drive shortly after 12:30 p.m.

According to police, Michael Cole Debeary, 32, was shot during an altercation involving two other men.

Debeary died at the scene.

State Police said the Fayette County district attorney has been consulted as part of the ongoing investigation.

Source: Man killed in shooting at Fayette Co. apartment complex – WPXI

Police Investigating After Man Shot At Rivers Casino Parking Garage, Suspect Taken Into Custody – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man was arrested following a shooting in the parking garage at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.

According to police, a man was shot in the leg in the upper levels of the parking garage just before 1:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Source: Police Investigating After Man Shot At Rivers Casino Parking Garage, Suspect Taken Into Custody – CBS Pittsburgh

Afghan resistance fighters take back territory from Taliban

 

The fight for Afghanistan may not be entirely over.

A high-ranking former Afghan government official said Friday that resistance fighters — mainly made of about 300 battle-ready mujahideen members and commanders linked to the Northern Alliance — wrestled three districts in the northeastern Baghlan province out of Taliban control on Friday, killing upwards of 36 Taliban fighters and wounding dozens more.

The local fighters, often referred to as the public uprising forces, are said to have used their own weapons to retake control of Banu, Pol-e-Hesar and De Salah districts in the beleaguered province.

“The advance continues towards Khenjan in North Salang now,” the former official said, noting that locals were quick to remove the Taliban flag in the re-captured regions.

As the Taliban swept to control of Afghanistan’s provincial capitals and big cities last week, culminating by their capture of Kabul on Sunday, local warlords appealed en masse to the central government for air support and heavy weaponry to repel the offensive — to no avail.

Source: Afghan resistance fighters take back territory from Taliban

Man Shot Multiple Times In Clairton On Halcomb Avenue – CBS Pittsburgh

 

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

CLAIRTON, Pa. (KDKA) — Police are investigating a shooting in Clairton.

The Allegheny County Police Department said officials were notified of a shooting on Thursday in the 400 block of Halcomb Avenue.

First responders found a man who was shot multiple times. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

2 women dead after shooting at Indiana factory: Sheriff’s office – ABC News

The two people shot dead Wednesday at an NHK factory in Frankfort, Indiana, were employees of the company — a grandmother and granddaughter who were arriving for their shift, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

The alleged suspect, 26-year-old Gary C. Ferrell, was an employee at the factory is in custody, authorities said.

The shooting took place in the parking lot of NHK Seating of America in Frankfurt, Indiana. The plant manufactures seats and seating parts for a Subaru plant in nearby Lafayette.

“Please avoid the area of our new NHK,” the sheriff’s office wrote shortly after the incident began. “This is an active scene.”

ABC News’ Will Gretsky contributed to this report.

Source: 2 women dead after shooting at Indiana factory: Sheriff’s office – ABC News

Afghanistan: striking image appears to show 640 people fleeing Kabul in packed US military plane | Afghanistan | The Guardian

The picture obtained by US defence and security news site Defense One is believed to show 640 people crammed into a C-17 Globemaster III, among the highest number of people ever carried in such an aircraft.
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US defence officials reportedly said the passengers – among them women and children – on the flight were safely evacuated from Kabul to Qatar on Sunday.

Source: Afghanistan: striking image appears to show 640 people fleeing Kabul in packed US military plane | Afghanistan | The Guardian

Taliban take over Afghanistan: What we know and what’s next – ABC News

The insurgents stormed across the country, capturing all major cities in a matter of days, as Afghan security forces trained and equipped by the U.S. and its allies melted away.

WHY DID THE AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES COLLAPSE?

The short answer? Corruption.

The U.S. and its NATO allies spent billions of dollars over two decades to train and equip Afghan security forces. But the Western-backed government was rife with corruption.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT IN AFGHANISTAN?

It’s not clear.

The Taliban say they want to form an “inclusive, Islamic government” with other factions. They are holding negotiations with senior politicians, including leaders in the former government.

They have pledged to enforce Islamic law but say they will provide a secure environment for the return of normal life after decades of war.

But many Afghans distrust the Taliban and fear that their rule will be violent and oppressive. One sign that worries people is that they want to rename the country the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, which is what they called it the last time they ruled.

Source: Taliban take over Afghanistan: What we know and what’s next – ABC News

Mother of Capital rioter Ashli Babbitt says Nancy Pelosi has ignored 12 calls pleading for help | Daily Mail Online

The mother of Air Force veteran and Capitol rioter Ashli Babbitt says she hasn’t heard from any lawmaker about her death on Jan. 6, after Babbitt climbed a broken window at the Capitol.

  • Micki Witthoeft says she’s gotten no answers about who shot her daughter
  • She says she’s called Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, among other local and Congressional lawmakers
  • In a podcast interview last week, she said a staffer for Feinstein told her that her daughter ‘should not have stormed the Capitol’ 
  • Ashli Babbitt, 35, was shot by an officer while she tried to climb a broken window
  • Video from Jan. 6 shows an officer trying to stop a violent crowd from entering the Speaker’s Lobby before firing a single shot, which hit Babbitt in the shoulder 
  • The Justice Department has cleared the officer who shot her of any wrongdoing 

Source: Mother of Capital rioter Ashli Babbitt says Nancy Pelosi has ignored 12 calls pleading for help | Daily Mail Online

One Man Stabbed In Downtown LA As Dueling Protesters Clashed – YouTube

One Man Stabbed In Downtown LA As Dueling Protesters Clashed

“Breaking: Brutal right-wing vs antifa brawl breaks out at anti-mask protest in Los Angeles,” journalist Andy Ngo tweeted Saturday along with a video from videographer Sean Carmitchel who was at the scene. “One of the antifa who charges in to fight gets pummeled to the ground. A woman trying to help him gets hit on the head. The antifa end up retreating.”

PORTLAND POLICE DON’T INTERVENE AS ANTIFA, PROUD BOYS BATTLE IN STREETS

At one point, Carmitchel tweeted that a man had been stabbed which he says was confirmed by the LAPD. That man was transferred to a hospital via ambulance.

 

ANTIFA SYMPATHIZERS CELEBRATE DEATH OF WASHINGTON STATE SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

Source: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/antifa-agitators-clash-with-anti-mask-protesters-in-bloody-skirmish-1-stabbed

Five people dead after mass shooting in England

Five people, including a young child, were killed in a mass shooting in southwest England on Thursday, authorities said.

The shooter, who was also killed, kicked in the door of a home then gunned down a woman and her young daughter before randomly opening fire on other people in the streets of Plymouth, reports and officials said.

Two women and two men were found dead at the scene as well as another man believed to be the gunman, Devon & Cornwall police said in a statement. A woman was transported to a local hospital and later died, police said.

More people were being treated for their injuries in the hospital, a local member of Parliament said.

“We should prepare ourselves for more grim news tomorrow,” MP Luke Pollard said on Twitter. “Please look out for one another.”

Pollard said he was “utterly devastated” that one of those killed was a child under 10 years old.

Source: Five people dead after mass shooting in England

Man Dies After Downtown Pittsburgh Shooting – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man is dead after he was shot in downtown Pittsburgh.

The shooting happened at Fort Duquesne Boulevard and Barkers Place Thursday afternoon.

 

Police say responding officers found the man in an alley with a gunshot wound to the chest. Officers with life-saving gauze administered first aid until paramedics arrived. EMS then took the man to the hospital in critical condition.

He was later pronounced dead, police said.

A heavy police presence was on scene after the shooting. An alleyway was taped off and police could be seen placing multiple evidence markers.

(Photo: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson)

(Photo: KDKA Photojournalist Tim Lawson)

Police say a short time later, they stopped a vehicle on the South Side. Two people inside were taken to police headquarters for questioning.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

Source: Man Dies After Downtown Pittsburgh Shooting – CBS Pittsburgh

Arrest made after man found shot to death inside car parked on Pittsburgh street – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — A Westmoreland County man is facing a homicide charge after police said he shot another man dead in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood on Aug. 2.

Roemon Howard, 21, of Export, was charged with homicide, carrying a firearm without a license, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and recklessly endangering another person, after he was arrested by the Fugitive Task Force in connection to the fatal shooting of Erik Thomas, 22, on Monticello Street on Aug. 2.

Howard is currently held in the Allegheny County Jail.

Police said Thomas was found shot to death inside a car after police responded to a ShotSpotter alert for multiple gunshots fired just after 10:30 p.m.

Source: Arrest made after man found shot to death inside car parked on Pittsburgh street – WPXI