Woman gets jail for running over son in school parking lot | Fox News

A woman who pleaded guilty to reckless driving for running over her 9-year-old son while dropping him off at school in Michigan has been ordered to serve 30 days in jail.

Source: Woman gets jail for running over son in school parking lot | Fox News

BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down for consumers on May 31st | PhoneDog

It’s time to pour one out, because BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down.

It was announced today that the consumer version of BBM is closing on May 31st, 2019. After that date, the BBM app will stop working. Emtek, who licensed the BBM consumer business from BlackBerry in 2016, says that BBM stickers and BBMoji can’t be exported out of the app, so you won’t be able to use them after the shutdown. You can issue refunds of your in-app purchases for stickers that you’ve bought, though.

Source: BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down for consumers on May 31st | PhoneDog

Boy, 15, in critical condition following shooting in McKeesport

Teenage victim found shot in area of Dinsmore and Pirl streets

“Detectives learned that the victim was with some of other teens in the 1300 block of Hamilton Street when an unknown person began shooting at them. Only the victim was hit by the gunfire,” police said in a written statement.

Investigators have not established a motive for the shooting.

No suspects have been identified. Homicide detectives continue to investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call the county’s tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477). Anonymous calls will be accepted.

Source: Boy, 15, in critical condition following shooting in McKeesport

Democrat Nadler doesn’t think Barr is doing his job properly

Democrats in Congress are debating how to pick up Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation where he left off. Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his plans to subpoena the full Mueller report and why he doesn’t think Attorney General William Barr is doing his job properly.

New Mexico militia detains migrants at gunpoint until Border Patrol arrives: report

An armed right-wing militia group operating along the U.S.-Mexico border posted several videos to social media this week, including one in which they held about 200 asylum seeking migrants at gunpoint near Sunland Park, NM until U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived.

Source: New Mexico militia detains migrants at gunpoint until Border Patrol arrives: report

Titanic Sinking, Abraham Lincoln’s Death, Notre Dame Fire, And Other Horrible Things To Happen On April 15

While some may not realize it, April 15 is actually a date that has played host to a number of horrific events throughout history. Looking back into the past, some of the most famous incidents have happened on this date — and it is a day that is beginning to suggest bad omens.

Source: Titanic Sinking, Abraham Lincoln’s Death, Notre Dame Fire, And Other Horrible Things To Happen On April 15

More South African animal feed and pet food now contain insect larvae – thanks in part to Bill Gates

AgriProtein founder and CEO Jason Drew (supplied)

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in South Africa’s biggest producer of insect protein.

  • A number of South African pet food and animal feed products now contain insect larvae – a protein source produced by a Cape Town-based company.
  • AgriProtein processes up to 40 tonnes of food waste per day, and then gets black soldier flies to feed on the waste.
  • AgriProtein is building an additional five factories in 2019 – the aim is to have 100 by 2024.

Source: More South African animal feed and pet food now contain insect larvae – thanks in part to Bill Gates

3 climbers presumed dead after Banff avalanche

Three prominent mountain climbers are presumed to have died in an avalanche that hit Alberta’s Banff National Park this week.

American alpinist Jess Roskelley and Austrian climbers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer were missing after they tried to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway and “local search and rescue has assumed the worst,” outdoor apparel company The North Face said in a statement. The three were reported overdue on Wednesday, one day after the avalanche struck.

Source: 3 climbers presumed dead after Banff avalanche

McConnell to introduce bill for a minimum age to buy tobacco of 21

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 from 18.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 from 18, he announced Thursday.

McConnell will introduce the legislation, called the McConnell bill, in May, he said. The bill will cover all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. McConnell’s backing marks the strongest support yet in Congress for what’s been dubbed “T21.”

“For some time, I’ve been hearing from the parents who are seeing an unprecedented spike in vaping among their teenage children,” McConnell said in a statement. “In addition, we all know people who started smoking at a young age and who struggled to quit as adults. Unfortunately it’s reaching epidemic levels around the country.”

Source: McConnell to introduce bill for a minimum age to buy tobacco of 21

Rebuilding Notre Dame: The next steps for Paris’s famous cathedral – Washington Post

What experts say will need to happen to save Notre Dame

Officials began inspecting the damage of Notre Dame Tuesday. They declared the cathedral structurally sound while identifying “some vulnerabilities,” according to French Deputy Interior Minister Laurent Nunez. Specifically, the vault and gable of the north transept were of concern. Inspectors are also worried about structural damage that may be hidden.

Kirk Martini, who works for Archute, with a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley in structural engineering, said the transept is probably the greatest vulnerability. To ensure the structure is stable, additional shoring may be necessary after the full extent of the damage is assessed.

Source: Rebuilding Notre Dame: The next steps for Paris’s famous cathedral – Washington Post

The Penguins rallied back Thursday night by deflecting pucks past Braden Holtby – PensBurgh

It took a couple deflected shots to get pucks past the Capitals netminder

Last night, through two periods and change, Capitals netminder Braden Holtby looked dialed in, like he was going to be tough to beat. The Penguins kept at it, giving him their best looks but he was all over everything sent his way.

Into the third period, you could just feel that it was going to take a bounce or something tricky to get one behind him and the floodgates might open.

The Penguins rallied from down 2-0 to up 3-2 in 4 minutes and 46 seconds, with two of the three goals coming on deflected pucks from in front of the net.

On the first goal, Justin Schultz exercised great patience to wait out a diving Alexander Ovechkin before putting a shot on net that Patric Hornqvist would redirect around the defense and past Holtby.

Minutes later, Sidney Crosby would send a puck towards the Capitals net, where Jake Guentzel would get a stick on and just find enough room past Holtby to give the Penguins the lead, which they would hold onto for the 3-2 win.

 

Source: The Penguins rallied back last night by deflecting pucks past Braden Holtby – PensBurgh

Second time’s the charm: Mega Millions $533M jackpot winner announced

A New Jersey man’s plans for his winnings include helping his family, others and restoring a classic sports car.

Richard Wahl had $22 in his pocket to buy gas, a Diet Coke and a few Mega Millions lottery tickets. Days later, he won one of the largest lottery jackpots in history.

Wahl, of Vernon, New Jersey, won the $533 million Mega Millions jackpot on March 30 after playing the lottery two times. He has decided to take the cash option of $324.6 million over the annuity.

Wahl, 47, purchased his first ticket last month just after chatting with a co-worker about retirement. He didn’t win.

A week later, he stopped at a Lukoil gas station in Riverdale, New Jersey, went inside the store and bought more tickets.

When the winning numbers were announced on Good Friday, he initially thought he had won $1 million.

Source: Second time’s the charm: Mega Millions $533M jackpot winner announced

LA police seize $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics

Police seized $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics after raiding 21 locations in Los Angeles’ Fashion District, KABC reported.

The confiscated products included makeup similar to popular brands such as MAC, NARS, Urban Decay and Kylie Cosmetics, KABC reported.

The investigation began after customers called to complain about the bumps and rashes from the products, the television station reported.

The police department’s Anti-Piracy Unit did undercover buys in order to get the products tested, Detective Rick Ishitani said.

Source: LA police seize $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics

Russia responds to Syria airstrike, warns of ‘consequences’

Russia warned of “consequences” in the aftermath of the airstrikes launched by the United States and its allies on Syria, CNN reported Saturday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the attacks as an “act of aggression against a sovereign state,” CNN reported. On Twitter, the Russian embassy in the United States criticized the missile strikes, with Ambassador Anatoly Antonov tweeting that “The worst apprehensions have come true. Our warnings have been left unheard.”

>> Trump announces strike on Syria

“A pre-designed scenario is being implemented,” Antonov said. “Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences.”

Syria’s Foreign Ministry called the attacks a “flagrant violation of the international law,” CNN reported.

Source: Russia responds to Syria airstrike, warns of ‘consequences’

 

 

Bon Jovi reunites to enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND — Bon Jovi reunited with former members Richie Sambora and Alec John Such for a powerful performance on Saturday night as the band earned a spot in the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Jon Bon Jovi, Sambora and Such were joined by current bandmates David Bryan, Tico Torres and Hugh McDonald at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, where the Rock Hall is based.

They performed crowd favorites like “You Give Love a Bad Name” and “It’s My Life.”

Source: Bon Jovi reunites to enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

More Than A Dozen Campers Burglarized In Venango County

A number of campers at a Venango County campground were ransacked this month.

State police say an unknown suspect or suspects burglarized about 21 separate campers at the Kibbe’s Island Campground in President Township sometime between April 3 and April 13.

According to police, windows were smashed, screens were cut and doors were damaged. The campers were all ransacked.

It’s unclear at this point what all was stolen because some camper owners weren’t at the campground at the time. Police do know that a BB gun and liquor were stolen.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at (814) 676-6596.

 

Source: More Than A Dozen Campers Burglarized In Venango County

200M eggs recalled over salmonella fears

You may want to check your eggs as more than 200 million are being recalled because of potential salmonella contamination.

The eggs that are part of the recall can be identified by the plant number, P-1065, with the Julian date range of 011 through 102 printed on either the side portion or the principal side of the carton or package.

The FDA urges consumers to stop using the recalled eggs right away and return them to the store you bought them from for a full refund.

According to the FDA, the recalled eggs may be contaminated with salmonellabraenderup, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Source: 200M eggs recalled over salmonella fears

Police chief defends officers’ actions in viral Starbucks arrest video

Videos posted online show officers handcuffing the men in the downtown establishment Thursday

Melissa DePino@missydepino

@Starbucks The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing. All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing.

“What did they do,” one man can be heard saying in the video. Another says, “They didn’t do anything, I saw the entire thing.”

Late Saturday, Starbucks’ CEO Kevin Johnson issued a statement saying the situation had a “reprehensible outcome.” He promised the company has “immediately begun a thorough investigation of our practices.”

Johnson insisted “Starbucks stands firmly against discrimination or racial profiling.”

Source: Police chief defends officers’ actions in viral Starbucks arrest video

Uniontown Police looking for Walgreens robber

Uniontown City Police Department is looking for a man they say robbed Walgreens on West Main Street Wednesday, telling a clerk he had a gun.

Police believe he either walked to a home or a getaway vehicle nearby, fleeing toward North Mount Vernon Avenue after the clerk gave him money and cigarettes. Kolencik said police are unsure if he had a gun or simply claimed to have one.

The suspect was wearing a pink shirt, glasses and a black beanie, he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or Fayette County Crime Stoppers at (724) 320-2042.

Source: Uniontown Police looking for Walgreens robber

Waiting until the last minute to file taxes? You’re not alone

If you still haven’t filed your tax return (which is due April 17 this year), you’re far from alone

The IRS processes about 152 million individual returns every year. As of April 6, just over 103 million had been filed. That means nearly 50 million taxpayers have either spent the last week scrambling to locate key documents and file their returns, or have scrambled to locate key documents and instead filed for an extension.

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Nearly 1 in 10 tax filers takes advantage of an even further delay that IRSautomatically grants: the 6-month extension. About 14 million Americans will get an extension this year, the IRS said in a press release.

An extension, however, only serves to delay any refund you have coming; any tax owed must be paid by Tuesday.

Source: Waiting until the last minute to file taxes? You’re not alone

Pens-Flyers Game 2 Recap: Penguins unlucky on Friday the 13th, lose 5-1 – PensBurgh

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1st Period

Both teams were feeling each other out through much of the first period. The Flyers brought much more physicality to the contest and made sure to finish their checks early on.

There wasn’t a lot of meaningful action to report. The Penguins hit the post a few times throughout the period, but never found the back of the net.

With 1:30 left in the first frame, Zach Aston-Reese was penalized for boarding Ivan Provorov. With 36.9 seconds left, Shayne Gostisbehere capitalized on a failed clear and shot the puck pastMatt Murray for a 1-0 lead.

The period would conclude with the 1-0 Philadelphia lead intact.

2nd Period

47 seconds into the period, Sean Couturier was the beneficiary of the puck bouncing off Kris Letang’s body and the Flyers would extend their lead to 2-0.

Claude Giroux delivered a brutal backside hit to Kris Letang near the halfway mark of the second period. Letang would leave the ice under his own power.

With 12:28 left in the period, Travis Konecny was called for roughing Chad Ruhwedel. The penalty was killed by the Flyers after a few good Penguins chances.

Four minutes later, Patric Hornqvist and Andrew MacDonald were sent off for matching slashing minors.

Sidney Crosby was sprung on a breakaway, but was denied by Brian Elliott.

With five minutes left in the period, Travis Sanheim was penalized for hooking Derick Brassard. This power-play effort resulted in absolutely nothing for the Penguins.

With 1:37 left in the period, Wayne Simmonds was cited for roughing Evgeni Malkin. Kris Letang would return to the bench before the start of the power-play.

The Penguins ran out of time at the end of the period to halve the deficit. The Flyers would maintain their 2-0 lead through forty minutes of play.

3rd Period

The carryover power-play time expired to resume 5v5 play.

1:29 into the third period, Travis Konecny would extend the Flyers lead to 3-0. He would not be denied by the defense or Matt Murray.

Four minutes into the period, Bryan Rust was called for slashing. Nolan Patrick would bury an easy one, catching Murray out of position. The lead was upped to 4-0.

Right after the power-play goal, Patric Hornqvist would snap the shutout. Hornqvist simply beatBrandon Manning to beat the goaltender.

With 13 minutes left in regulation, the goalscorer, Hornqvist, was called for roughing Nolan Patrick. The penalty would be killed off.

9:29 remained in regulation when Wayne Simmonds was penalized again for slashing Malkin. During the power-play, Hornqvist was cross-checked into boards by Andrew MacDonald. He was called for boarding while Hornqvist was called for embellishment.

The Penguins pulled Murray for the extra attacker with four minutes left in regulation. Hornqvist and Brandon Manning were subsequently sent off for the rest of the contest with matching misconduct penalties.

Andrew MacDonald scored the empty-netter. 5-1 Flyers.

The game would come to an end with the Flyers taking Game 2 by a score of 5-1.

Source: Pens-Flyers Game 2 Recap: Penguins unlucky on Friday the 13th, lose 5-1 – PensBurgh

Woman’s body found near where SUV plunged into river with family

LEGGETT, Calif. — Searchers looking for a family of four whose SUV plunged into a Northern California river have found the body of a woman believed to be from the vehicle, authorities said Friday. The woman had not been formally identified but Mendocino County Sheriff Thomas Allman earlier said the body was believed to have been one of the people in the car.

A search team found the body about 7 miles south of where the family’s SUV fell into the rain-swollen Eel River last week, Allman told a news conference in the community of Leggett.

Initially, Allman said the body was that of a child but the sheriff’s office later corrected that it was a woman’s.

Source: Woman’s body found near where SUV plunged into river with family

Nikki Haley warns that U.S. forces ‘locked and loaded’ if Syria stages another chemical attack

A senior Pentagon official told reporters that the Syrian government still retained a “residual” chemical capability after the attack.

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Western leaders warned Syria on Saturday that they could launch further missile strikes if chemical weapons are used again, while the pre-dawn attacks were denounced by Damascus and its backers as illegal actions that would carry repercussions.

U.S. forces were “locked and loaded” to strike again if Syria unleashed another chemical assault, said Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, at an emergency Security Council meeting called by Russia.

Source: Nikki Haley warns that U.S. forces ‘locked and loaded’ if Syria stages another chemical attack