Police: Johnstown man assaulted, robbed woman, led chase through city | News | tribdem.com

A Johnstown man is accused of assaulting a woman in Westmont on Thursday, robbing her of her $800 cellphone and stealing her SUV, then leading police on a chase through the city.

West Hills Regional police charged William Eugene Huddleston, 32, of the 1000 block of Boyd Avenue, with aggravated assault, robbery, strangulation, theft, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license.

According to a criminal complaint, Huddleston was with the woman at a home in the 900 block of Bucknell Avenue when he became angry because she would not give him a ride. Huddleston allegedly strangled her, stole her cellphone and keys and drove off in her 2012 Kia Sorento.

The woman was taken by Hilltop EMS to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center on Franklin Street.

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‘Ice ball man’ Gus Kalaris is back on the North Side | TribLIVE.com

The “ice ball man” is back on the North Side. Gus Kalaris has been manning the bright orange ice ball cart under the rainbow-colored umbrella near West Park on Pittsburgh’s North Side for seven decades. The stand opened for the season on Wednesday, just in time for the Pirates home Opener.

On the menu at Gus & Yiayia’s are three items: flavored ice balls, peanuts and popcorn.

“I love the mix of people that come here,” said Kalaris on Thursday, as he shaved the 50-pound block of ice for what seemed like a never-ending line of customers. “They come from all walks of life and from all over the city.”

Kalaris turned 89 in January. He took over the business in 1951 from his father George, who started it in 1934. “Yiayia,” the Greek word for grandmother, first referred to Gus’ mother, Pauline, and then his wife, Stella, who died in 2016.

Source: ‘Ice ball man’ Gus Kalaris is back on the North Side | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh Weather: Warm Saturday, Chances Of Thunderstorms – CBS Pittsburgh

KDKA-TV’s Bryan Shaw

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s going to be hot again today with temperatures in the upper 70’s and lower 80’s.

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The record high temperature for today is 82 degrees.

That was set in 1978 and tied in 2011.

Source: Pittsburgh Weather: Warm Saturday, Chances Of Thunderstorms – CBS Pittsburgh

DMX Dead at 50

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PolitiFact | In gun policy address, Joe Biden exaggerates about background checks at gun shows

  • If you go to a gun show and buy a firearm from a federally licensed seller, you will have to pass a background check, just as if you went to a bricks-and-mortar gun store. You would only escape a background check at a gun show if you bought from a seller who isn’t federally licensed.
  • While the data is incomplete, federally licensed sellers have been found to make up a substantial share, and perhaps a majority, of gun show vendors.
In a Rose Garden event, President Joe Biden announced several actions his administration will take to address what he called an “epidemic” of gun violence.

Biden repeated his call for Congress to pass legislation to expand background checks. The House voted largely along party lines to pass a pair of background check bills this year, but they haven’t moved forward in the Senate.

“These bills, one, require background checks for anyone purchasing a gun at a gun show or an online sale,” Biden said at the April 8 event. “Most people don’t know it, you walk into a store and you buy a gun, you have a background check. But you go to a gun show, you can buy whatever you want, and no background check.”

When it comes to background checks for gun purchases, what matters is who sells the guns, not where the guns are sold — and when a federally licensed seller is a vendor at a gun show, they have to run a background check just as they would if they were back at a bricks-and-mortar gun store.

The White House told PolitiFact that Biden wasn’t suggesting that every gun transaction at a gun show would take place without a background check. Instead, he meant that sales without background checks could occur in some cases.

However, that’s not what he said.

What the laws say about sales at gun shows

Advocates for stricter gun control measures often talk about the “gun show loophole,” though some observers say the term is a misnomer. The phrase itself doesn’t explain who is and isn’t required to run background checks at gun shows.

Federal law requires that people in the business of dealing in firearms be licensed by the federal government.

Specifically, the law says that a license is required if “a person who devotes time, attention, and labor to dealing in firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the repetitive purchase and resale of firearms.”

The law specifically rules out a required license if a person “makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or for a hobby, or who sells all or part of his personal collection of firearms.”

This can sometimes be a fuzzy distinction, but it means many sellers of guns do need to have a license.

“Every federally licensed retailer, whether they are selling a gun at a brick and mortar store, a  gun show or the sale starts online,” must complete a signed background check form from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and get approval from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check system, said Mark Oliva, a spokesperson for the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Source: PolitiFact | In gun policy address, Joe Biden exaggerates about background checks at gun shows

N.Y. man in federal custody after Downtown assault and foot chase

 

New York man faces a federal drug charge after drug task force officers arrested him Thursday morning following a brief chase Downtown near the Greyhound station.

Demensio McCall was in U.S. custody this afternoon on a cocaine possession count.

Source: N.Y. man in federal custody after Downtown assault and foot chase

Loyalhanna Township couple charged with operating meth lab

State police arrested a Loyalhanna Township couple early Wednesday after shutting down what they called a methamphetamine lab at the couple’s home in rural Westmoreland County. Brian Miller, 51, and Jennifer Lynn Williams, 53, are charged with operating a methamphetamine lab, possession of a controlled substance, and possession with intent to deliver.

preliminary hearing on the new charges is April 19.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@triblive.com or via Twitter .

Source: Loyalhanna Township couple charged with operating meth lab

Prince Philip: An extraordinary man who led an extraordinary life is dead at 99

The Duke of Edinburgh’s life was filled with contradictions but will be remembered most for his unstinting support of the Queen.

His mother and father met at the funeral of Queen Victoria in 1901. At a time when all but four of Europe’s nations were monarchies, his relatives were scattered through European royalty. Some royal houses were swept away by World War One; but the world into which Philip was born was still one where monarchies were the norm. His grandfather was the King of Greece; his great-aunt Ella was murdered along with the Russian tsar, by the Bolsheviks, at Ekaterinberg; his mother was a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

Source: Prince Philip: An extraordinary man who led an extraordinary life

Bryan, Texas shooting: 1 person killed and 5 wounded after a shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets facility, police say – CNN

(CNN)A gunman killed one person and wounded at least five others — four of them critically — at a cabinet manufacturer in Bryan, Texas, on Thursday afternoon, police said.

The gunman, who is believed to be an employee of the company, Kent Moore Cabinets, fled before police arrived but was later taken into custody, Bryan Police said.
A trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety was shot while pursuing the suspect, the department tweeted. The trooper is in stable condition at a local hospital, DPS Lt. Craig Cummings said at a news conference Thursday night.
Bryan Police Chief Eric Buske said it’s not known how long the suspect had been working at the company, located inside an industrial park, or what the motive is. Police are not naming the suspect.
The gunman used a handgun and acted alone, Buske said.

Source: Bryan, Texas shooting: 1 person killed and 5 wounded after a shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets facility, police say – CNN

Police: Johnstown man borrows woman’s car, crashes it into her home | WTAJ – www.wearecentralpa.com

 

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Cambria County man is accused of assaulting a woman after he borrowed her car and crashed it into her home.

Trevor Madison, 32, of Johnstown, was arrested at about 1 am. Tuesday after Johnstown police responded to a home on the 500 block of Dorothy Avenue to find Madison forcing a bleeding woman into a running shower, according to the charges.

When officers arrived, they saw a 2010 Mazda sedan that looked as if it had been driven into the front of the home. A blood trail led to the open front door and police could hear a woman screaming upstairs.

Source: Police: Johnstown man borrows woman’s car, crashes it into her home | WTAJ – www.wearecentralpa.com

AP source: NFL pro killed five people, then himself in York County, S.C. shooting

York County Sheriff’s deputies say they are looking for a young black male wearing a black hoodie and camo pants last seen in the area of Marshall Road, Rock Hill.

YORK COUNTY, S.C. (WBTV/AP) – The gunman who killed five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife, their two grandchildren and a worker, was a former NFL pro Phillip Adams, the Associated Press reports. Adams killed himself early Thursday, according to a source who was briefed on the investigation.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly, said Adams’ parents live near the doctor’s home in Rock Hill, and that he had been treated by the doctor. The source said Phillips killed himself after midnight with a .45 caliber weapon.

Source: AP source: NFL pro killed five people, then himself in York County, S.C. shooting

Police investigating double shooting in Jeannette

Police are investigating a double shooting in Jeannette on Wednesday evening, a Westmoreland County homicide detective confirmed.

The detective said the two victims were taken to a local hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time, however, the homicide detective said that at this point no one has died.

Source: Police investigating double shooting in Jeannette

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls on Biden administration to close facility housing migrant children in San Antonio after reports of abuse, understaffing

Gov. Greg Abbott called on the federal government to close a facility housing migrant children at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio after complaints of abuse and understaffing were received Wednesday morning.

Source: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls on Biden administration to close facility housing migrant children in San Antonio after reports of abuse, understaffing

UK variant is now the dominant coronavirus strain in the US, Walensky says – CNN

The coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom is now the most common strain of coronavirus in the United States, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday.

Source: UK variant is now the dominant coronavirus strain in the US, Walensky says – CNN

Toddler shot in head in possible road rage incident in Chicago

By Phil Helsel

A toddler was shot in the head during an apparent road rage incident on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, police said.

The shooting around 11 a.m. Tuesday happened after an incident “escalated into shots being fired for approximately two blocks,” police commander Jake Alderden said at a news conference.

The 21-month-old suffered a bullet wound to his head and was in critical care at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

“We are doing all we can do for this little boy and thank everyone for their concern,” said Dr. Marcelo Malakooti, hospital associate chief medical officer and medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit, in a statement Tuesday.

Source: Toddler shot in head in possible road rage incident in Chicago

Chuck Schumer is thinking big — gridlocked Senate be damned – POLITICO

Chuck Schumer vowed in November that when his Democrats “take Georgia, then we change the world.” He wasn’t far off.

The New Yorker’s ascension to Senate majority leader gave President Joe Biden the power to spend trillions of dollars that would not have materialized had now-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell held onto one of Georgia’s two Senate seats. Schumer’s party now holds complete control of Washington, its members eager for success after a decade of setbacks.

It’s an opportunity, Schumer said in an interview this week, that comes around “maybe twice a century.” And he’s not wasting his hot hand, ensuring that the White House infrastructure plan includes two of his long-sought personal goals to reshape the economy: a clean-cars plan with more than $100 billion for electric vehicles and a sweeping measure designed to crack down on China’s influence. That’s not to mention his continued pressure on the White House, alongside Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), to enact major student loan forgiveness.

Source: Chuck Schumer is thinking big — gridlocked Senate be damned – POLITICO