San Francisco airport attack: 3 people assaulted with an ‘edged weapon,’ police say – CNN

(CNN)Three people suffered injuries Friday evening at San Francisco International Airport’s departure terminal after a man attacked them with an “edged weapon,” authorities said.

The suspect drove to the airport around 6 p.m. local time and walked around the departure terminal before pulling out the weapon and assaulting three men, San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Robert Rueca said in a statement.
The victims were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at the scene and released, Rueca said.
The suspect’s identity is being withheld at this time, pending charges and an active investigation, Rueca added.

Source: San Francisco airport attack: 3 people assaulted with an ‘edged weapon,’ police say – CNN

Stephen Colbert staffers arrested for trespassing on Capitol Hill

Seven staffers from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were arrested for allegedly trespassing in a Capitol Hill building on Thursday night, authorities said.

The rogue employees were found at about 8:30 p.m. by US Capitol Police officers inside the Longworth House Office Building, which houses offices for members of the House of Representatives, the department told The Post in a statement.

The ‘Late Show’ associates were “unescorted and without Congressional ID” in a hallway on the sixth floor, USCP said.

The building was closed to the public at the time, and Capitol Police said they had asked the group to leave the grounds earlier in the day.

While there were seven arrests, a total of nine people were stopped by officers, including Robert Smigel, the voice behind Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, the Associated Press reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Fox News reported that the same group had been escorted from the Jan. 6 committee hearing hours earlier because they lacked proper press credentials.

Source: Stephen Colbert staffers arrested for trespassing on Capitol Hill

$1M scratch-off ticket sold in Westmoreland County – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A $1 million lottery ticket was sold in Westmoreland County.

The winner bought a $20 Pennsylvania Lottery $1,000,000 Cash King Scratch-Off at the Jadden Stop-N-Go at 1542 Constitution Boulevard in Arnold.

The store will receive a $5,000 bonus from the state lottery.

A news release from the Pennsylvania Lottery didn’t reveal the identity of the winner or indicate when the ticket was sold.

Source: $1M scratch-off ticket sold in Westmoreland County – CBS Pittsburgh

Vestavia Hills, Alabama, church shooting: 2 dead, another wounded after gunfire near Birmingham. The suspect is in custody, police say – CNN

(CNN)Two people were killed and one injured Thursday when shooting erupted at a small church meeting in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, police said — the latest gun attack to unfold as Americans tried to go about their daily lives.

A suspect, who was not identified publicly, is in custody, said Capt. Shane Ware with the Vestavia Hills Police Department. The surviving victim is being treated at a hospital for injuries, he said without detailing them.
The attack on three parishioners at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills happened during an event dubbed Boomers Potluck, the Rev. John Burruss said in a written statement. It was reported around 6:22 p.m., Ware said.
“These are the pillars of our community, and I cannot begin to fathom how painful this is for our entire church, and the larger community,” Burruss said.

Source: Vestavia Hills, Alabama, church shooting: 2 dead, another wounded after gunfire near Birmingham. The suspect is in custody, police say – CNN

Man in his 20s killed in Pittsburgh shooting

A man in his 20s was killed when he was shot in the street in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood.

The shooting happened a little after 7 a.m. Friday on the 200 block of McKinley Street.

The identity of the man who was killed has not been released though police said they believe he is between 20 and 25 years old.

No arrests have been announced.

Source: Man in his 20s killed in Pittsburgh shooting

Body found in Allegheny River in Downtown Pittsburgh – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — A body was found in the Allegheny River in Downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon.

Pittsburgh Police said they were called to the Allegheny River near the 10th Street Bypass after someone spotted a possible body in the water.

River Rescue found a body face down in the water and paramedics confirmed that the person was dead.

The Allegheny County Coroner said that the drowning victim was 55-year-old Kevin Eggleston of New Castle.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

Source: Body found in Allegheny River in Downtown Pittsburgh – WPXI

Fauci tests positive for Covid-19

(CNN)Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden’s chief medical adviser, has tested positive for Covid-19, the institute said Wednesday.

Fauci, 81, has mild symptoms and has been boosted twice, the institute said in a statement. The institute told CNN that he is being treated with the antiviral medication Paxlovid.
NIAID said Fauci found out that he was positive on a rapid antigen test. The director will work from home and follow agency protocol, returning to the National Institutes of Health campus only after he tests negative.
Fauci was scheduled to speak Thursday at a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on the status of the federal response to Covid-19 and plans to manage the pandemic. The agency said he will attend by videoconference.

Lockdown lifted at Lackland Air Force Base following reports of gunshots off-base

The lockdown at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has been lifted following reports of gunshots heard off-base on Tuesday morning.

Brig. Gen. Russell D. Driggers, the commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, said that security personnel heard about six to eight shots fired at around 9:30 a.m.

The shots were reportedly fired off-base toward the base, he said.

San Antonio police said that officers did not find a shooting scene, and it was not an active shooter situation, despite initially being called one by JBSA. SAPD added that there was no threat to the public.

“In times like these, with the events that have been happening recently, we want to take these types of situations very seriously. We have procedures that we put in place to do that,” Driggers said.

Further details about the shooting are unknown at this time. Driggers said he did not know if a gunman was in custody, but he believes it was only one incident.

Source: Lockdown lifted at Lackland Air Force Base following reports of gunshots off-base

Police in the Dallas area kill a gunman who entered a summer camp for kids : NPR

A gunman opened fire inside a building where more than 250 kids and staff were starting a day of summer camp on Monday, setting off a panic that ended with a gunfight with police in Duncanville, Texas.

Officers shot the attacker, who was later declared dead at a local hospital. Authorities are crediting the fast response by camp staff and police with preventing injuries to anyone else.

The assault in the Dallas suburb initially triggered fears of a new tragedy, coming weeks after a mass shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas. Across the country, there have been 267 mass shootings so far this year, according to the independent Gun Violence Archive.

Source: Police in the Dallas area kill a gunman who entered a summer camp for kids : NPR

Conflicting explanations over why Wednesday’s Jan. 6 committee hearing abruptly postponed

 

The Jan. 6 committee announced Tuesday morning that its hearing set for Wednesday has been postponed — but conflicting explanations were offered as to why.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., told reporters on Capitol Hill following the committee’s announcement that there was no issue with witnesses in moving the hearing but “technical issues.”

“It’s just technical issues. I mean, we were, you know, the staff putting together all the videos, you know, doing 1-2-3, It was overwhelming, so we’re trying to give them a little room,” she said. “It’s not a big deal.”

Source: Conflicting explanations over why Wednesday’s Jan. 6 committee hearing abruptly postponed

What Is June 14th, Flag Day?

Discover the history of the annual holiday and facts about the American flag and how to properly display it.

Bernard Cigrand, a small-town Wisconsin teacher, originated the idea for an annual flag day, to be celebrated across the country every June 14, in 1885. That year, he led his school in the first formal observance of the holiday. Cigrand, who later changed careers and practiced dentistry in Illinois, continued to promote his concept and advocate respect for the flag throughout his life.

Etiquette calls for American flags to be illuminated by sunlight or another light source while on display.

Source: What Is Flag Day?

Man killed in Westmoreland County crash

A 40-year-old man was killed in a crash in Westmoreland County over the weekend.

State police said the crash happened late Saturday night on Serbondy Road in South Huntingdon Township.

Detman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Source: Man killed in Westmoreland County crash

South Greensburg drug suspect found hiding behind attic door | TribLIVE.com

The subject of a drug-related arrest warrant was found Friday by Westmoreland County sheriff’s deputies hiding behind an attic door in the closet of an East Huntingdon home, according to Sheriff James Albert.

Donald Michael Young, 44, of South Greensburg, was arraigned Monday on weapons and drug violations, in addition to child endangerment charges, stemming from an April search at his Broad Street home.

In a criminal complaint, investigators said they were tipped off about possible criminal activity at Young’s home and served a search warrant there April 5.

Police said they found ammunition, 551 stamp bags of heroin, 16 bags of marijuana and two pistols, according to court papers. Young was not permitted to have a firearm and police said one of the guns appeared to have been subject to an attempt to scratch off its serial number.

Young and his girlfriend Shanna B. Fletcher, 37, of East Huntingdon, arrived at the home as police were searching. He allowed police to look at what he described as his “drug dealing cell phone,” according to court papers.

Source: South Greensburg drug suspect found hiding behind attic door | TribLIVE.com

Severe thunderstorms with hurricane-force winds could strike Pittsburgh region overnight before potential record heat | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Though Monday started warm and partly sunny, Western Pennsylvania is looking at the possibility of severe thunderstorms that could produce hurricane-force winds late Monday into Tuesday morning.

The storm won’t likely reach the Pittsburgh area until early Tuesday morning, National Weather Service meteorologist David Shallenberger said.

The system bringing this storm is expected to develop over Michigan and moving toward southwestern Pennsylvania later Monday evening.

“It’s looking more and more like it’s going to be a direct hit to eastern Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania,” Mr. Shallenberger said. “There is some uncertainty on the exact track of this, but it does look like the Pittsburgh area is going to see some severe weather.”

Forecasters expect the main threat from the storm to be the winds, which could reach between 60 and 70 mph.

Hail or even small tornadoes are possibilities, too, Mr. Shallenberger said.

Source: Severe thunderstorms with hurricane-force winds could strike Pittsburgh region overnight before potential record heat | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

American Airlines flight forced to make emergency landing in Pittsburgh Sunday 

The plane was forced to turn around shortly after taking off.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A plane taking off from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. had to turn around for an emergency landing this afternoon.

Authorities said the American Airlines flight had a mechanical issue shortly after taking off.

It landed safely back at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Source: American Airlines flight forced to make emergency landing in Pittsburgh

One dead, one wounded, in Manchester shooting

Police responded to multiple shots in the Warlo Street area

One man is dead in a shooting on Warlo Street in Pittsburgh’s Manchester section, police say.

A second male showed up at nearby Allegheny General Hospital with a gunshot wound and is listed in critical condition, according to police.

Source: One dead, one wounded, in Manchester shooting

Gary, Indiana, shooting: 2 people dead and 4 wounded after nightclub shooting – CNN

(CNN)Two people are dead and four are injured, with one in critical condition, after a shooting at a nightclub early Sunday morning in Gary, Indiana, according to police.

A 34-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were the fatal victims, Gary police said in release.
The other three wounded victims appear to have non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
The Metro Homicide Unit is investigating the incident, according to the release.
The shooting is one of 263 mass shootings in the country this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit that tracks shootings in the US.
CNN and the GVA define a mass shooting as one with four victims or more, not including the shooter. The Gary incident was one of nine mass shootings this weekend, according to the GVA.

Source: Gary, Indiana, shooting: 2 people dead and 4 wounded after nightclub shooting – CNN

Gas prices hit new record high | The Hill

 

 

Gas prices hit a new record high on Sunday, climbing to a national average of $5.01 for a gallon of gas, according to AAA.

The average spiked about 16 cents from last week as summer rolled in and Americans started driving more for vacations, trips and outings.

Americans have watched prices at the pump soar since 2021 and then accelerate this year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Now, gas prices have shattered records. In California, the average for a gallon of gas climbed to $6.43 on Sunday, the highest in the country.

Even states with typically lower averages, such as Texas and Mississippi, are seeing gas prices inch past $4.50 per gallon.

The latest record comes after inflation hit a 40-year high in May, driven by increases in government spending during the pandemic, international turmoil, disrupted supply chains and increased consumer demand in a period of post-COVID-19 restrictions.

Source: Gas prices hit new record high | The Hill

Stock futures fall after Wall Street’s worst week since January

U.S. stock futures fell Sunday night as Wall Street tries to recover from one of its worst weeks of 2022.

Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 176 points, or 0.6%, while S&P 500 futures slid 0.95%. Nasdaq 100 futures pulled back by 1.5%.

The major averages last week posted their biggest weekly declines since late January. The Dow and S&P 500 fell 4.6% and 5.1%, respectively, while the Nasdaq Composite lost 5.6%.

A chunk of those losses came Friday, when hotter-than-expected U.S. inflation data spooked investors. The Dow dropped 880 points, or 2.7%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq lost 2.9% and 3.5%, respectively.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the U.S. consumer price index rose last month by 8.6% from a year ago, its fastest increase since December 1981. That gain topped economists’ expectations. The so-called core CPI, which strips out food and energy prices, also came in above estimates at 6%.

On top of that, the preliminary June reading for the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index registered at a record low of 50.2.

Source: Stock futures fall after Wall Street’s worst week since January

Juvenile shot in Terrace Village

Pittsburgh Police are investigating the shooting of a 13-year-old boy in the city’s Terrace Village neighborhood.

Police confirm the teen was shot once in the forearm near the intersection of Rose and Elmore Streets shortly before 7 p.m. on Saturday. He was transported to a local hospital, Allegheny County 911 said.

Source: Juvenile shot in Terrace Village

Senators strike bipartisan gun deal, heralding potential breakthrough

The handshake deal, which will include modest new gun restrictions alongside significant new mental health and school security investments, came after three weeks of intensive talks. Now the negotiators must build support among a broader group of Republicans.

Source: Senators strike bipartisan gun deal, heralding potential breakthrough

1 person killed in head-on Route 130 crash in Greensburg

At least one person was killed after a car accident in Greensburg.

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One person is dead after a collision with a vehicle heading in the opposite direction in Greensburg.

The coroner’s office of Westmoreland County said that 61-year-old Karen Botteicher was killed after a Ford F-350 crossed the center line and collided with her GMC Envoy.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating if alcohol, speed or other distractions played a role in the accident.

Source: 1 person killed in head-on crash in Greensburg

Sharay Newson: Woman found dead in Pittsburgh home

Pittsburgh officials said Friday a man suspected in a Pittsburgh homicide was found dead in Philadelphia.

Pittsburgh officials said Friday a man suspected in a Pittsburgh homicide was found dead in Philadelphia.

Officials said a woman, identified as Sharay Newson, was found dead in her Hazelwood home on Wednesday. Her death has been ruled a homicide. The day before, Newson had been reported missing.

A GoFundMe has been set up for Sharay Newson’s children. Click here for more information.

Source: Sharay Newson: Woman found dead in Pittsburgh home

5 US Marines confirmed dead after military aircraft crashes in California | Fox News

All five U.S. Marines onboard a military aircraft that crashed in Southern California on Wednesday were killed, U.S. Marine Corps officials confirmed Thursday.

The five Marines, part of Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, were on a training mission aboard the MV-22B Osprey when the crash occurred near Glamis, First Lieutenant Duane Kampa said in a statement. Glamis is located just a few miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border and west of the California-Arizona border.

“We mourn the loss of our Marines in this tragic mishap. Our hearts go out to their families and friends as they cope with this tragedy,” Maj. Gen. Bradford J. Gering, commanding general of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, said in a written statement.

Source: 5 US Marines confirmed dead after military aircraft crashes in California | Fox News

Port Authority rebrands to Pittsburgh Regional Transit | TribLIVE.com

After more than 60 years as the Port Authority of Allegheny County, the region’s largest public transportation provider announced a rebrand on Thursday to Pittsburgh Regional Transit.

“We stand at the very beginning of a new era in public transportation,” said Pittsburgh Regional Transit CEO Katharine Kelleman at a press conference in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Regional Transit, or PRT, will make some changes to the bus, light-rail, and incline system that currently serves Allegheny County and some communities on the county’s border. Most noticeably, PRT will be moving to a new, and more consistent color scheme.

All PRT buses will be teal and yellow. Kelleman said that Port Authority buses since 2004-5 have been different colors, which can be confusing to riders at times. Port Authority buses are red, yellow, green, and purple.

Source: Port Authority rebrands to Pittsburgh Regional Transit | TribLIVE.com

Two injured after gunshots ring out on Pittsburgh’s North Side

Two people were injured after gunshots rang out on Pittsburgh’s North Side late Thursday night.

The incident happened around 11:50 p.m. on the 1300 block of Federal Street.

A second victim walked into a local hospital.

Police said that person was not struck by gunfire but did not say more about what that person’s injuries were.

No arrests have been announced.

Source: Two injured after gunshots ring out on Pittsburgh’s North Side

Westmoreland commissioners halt public meeting after violation claim raised

 

Westmoreland County commissioners briefly walked out of their public meeting Thursday after an audience member accused them of violating the state’s open meeting law.

Westmoreland County commissioners briefly walked out of their public meeting Thursday after an audience member sitting in the front row shouted out an objection, claiming commissioners violated the state’s open meeting law.

The voting session was recessed for about 30 minutes to meet requirements of Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Law, which was amended by state lawmakers last year to require public bodies to post meeting agendas online at least 24 hours prior to the session.

Thursday’s 16-page agenda was posted on the county website at 2:18 p.m. Wednesday for the meeting that was to start at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

“We just recessed and reconvened, waited for that 24-hour period to hit the mark, and came back,” said Commissioner Sean Kertes.

Source: Westmoreland commissioners halt public meeting after violation claim raised

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