15-year-old found shot on sidewalk in Pittsburgh neighborhood dies at hospital – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — A 15-year-old boy died at a hospital after he was found shot and not breathing on a sidewalk in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood late Monday night, police said.

Multiple shots were reported to have been fired about 11 p.m. along Creedmoor Avenue

When police responded to the area, they found Christian Redinger on the sidewalk, officials said. He was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Source: 15-year-old found shot on sidewalk in Pittsburgh neighborhood dies at hospital – WPXI

‘Manifest’ Canceled By NBC After 3 Seasons – Deadline

EXCLUSIVENBC has opted not to renew missing-plane drama series Manifest for a fourth season. The decision came down Monday night, just hours before the options on the cast were to expire Tuesday and amid a strong showing of Manifest on Netflix, where it has been No. 1 in the U.S. for the past three days.

Manifest, from Warner Bros. TV and Universal TV, was the highest-rated on linear among NBC’s four bubble shows by a wide margin, especially in total viewers. Of the four, three — Debris, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and now Manifest, have been canceled. The remaining series, Good Girls, is looking good for renewal.

Manifest was conceived by creator Jeff Rake and was sold to NBC with a six-season plan that has been mapped out. That plan — and fans’ three years of devoted following — will fall through unless another network/platform steps in to pick up the series following its NBC cancellation.

Source: ‘Manifest’ Canceled By NBC After 3 Seasons – Deadline

Southwest Airlines grounds all flights amid computer outage

Southwest Airlines grounded flights across the country Tuesday for the second time in less than 24 hours, amid reports of nationwide computer issues.

Air travelers took to Twitter by the thousands with reports of what airline staff reportedly told them was a computer system outage — hours after “intermittent performance issues” with a third-party weather app forced a similar group stop Monday night.

“We are aware of system issues and are working quickly to resolve. We will share more info soon,” Southwest posted on its official Twitter account at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Airline operations resumed shortly before 4 p.m., Southwest said in a statement.

The carrier attributed Tuesday’s meltdown to “intermittent performance issues with… network connectivity,” and said it had “proactively canceled” about 500 flights because of the disruption.

“We’re working with those Customers to get them to their destinations as quickly as possible,” said spokesman Chris Mainz.

Source: Southwest Airlines grounds all flights amid computer outage

Toddler rushed to hospital after falling out of window in Pittsburgh – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — A toddler was rushed to the hospital Monday afternoon after falling out of a third-floor window of a home in Carrick.

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 3, EMS, and Fire responded to the 1800 block of Brownsville Road for reports of an injured toddler just before 3 p.m.

Once at the home, first responders located the boy who had fallen. Medics transported him to the hospital in critical condition.

Stay with WPXI.com and watch Channel 11 News for updates on this developing story.

Source: Toddler rushed to hospital after falling out of window in Pittsburgh – WPXI

Flag Day: Why is June 14 Flag Day? Stars and Stripes history, flag etiquette – al.com

Today, June 14, is Flag Day, a time set aside to honor the Stars and Stripes and the role the flag has played in American history.

The date of the commemoration is significant. June 14 is observed as Flag Day each year because, on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes for the flag of the U.S. The first national observance of the day took place on June 14, 1877, 100 years after the original resolution.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation for the national observance of Flag Day on the 14th of June. President Harry Truman made the holiday permanent in 1949.Flag history

The Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia adopted a resolution on June 14, 1777, declaring:“

Resolved, that the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation.”

The most well-known flag maker in Colonial America was Betsy Ross, though the federal history of the banner cites that it was made by others as well.

The American flag changed to add more stars as more states joined the union. The final stars added were the 49th with Alaska in 1959 and Hawaii as the 50th star in 1960. Ultimately, however, it was decided to leave 13 stripes to represent the 13 original colonies.

Source: Flag Day 2021: Why is June 14 Flag Day? Stars and Stripes history, flag etiquette – al.com

Over 69 pounds of cocaine discovered on cruise ship – CNN

 

(CNN)A cruise ship’s security services discovered 69.5 pounds of cocaine on board the vessel last week and turned over the haul to US Customs and Border Protection officers upon docking at a Florida port, CBP said in a statement.

Cruise officials alerted CBP officers assigned to Port Everglades seaport that a vessel inspection had found garbage bags with brick-shaped packages in a void space of the ship.
On June 6, CBP officers met the cruise ship and security team during a maintenance stop at Port Everglades, and the packages of white powder tested positive for cocaine, CBP said.
The CBP’s Advanced Tactical Cargo Enforcement Team performed a “thorough inspection” of the ship and did not find any other contraband, the agency said.

Source: Over 69 pounds of cocaine discovered on cruise ship – CNN

Storms Leave More Than 16,000 Duquesne Light Customers Without Power – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Duquesne Light Company is reporting that more than 16,000 customers are without power tonight as a result of the early evening storms.

READ MORE:Two Of The Three Victims Killed In The Biomat USA Plasma Center Car Crash Were Employees

“Our crews are actively restoring power and will work around the clock until all service has been restored,” the company said in a statement via email.

READ MORE:Sunday’s Severe Storms Leave Thousands Without Power And Cleaning Up

They also have said that a technical issue is preventing customers from reporting outages on their website and mobile app.

Anyone that needs to report an outage can do so by calling 412-393-7000.

MORE NEWS:Pittsburgh Police Searching For Missing 74-Year-Old Woman Janet McGregor

Stay With KDKA.com For More Details

Source: Storms Leave More Than 16,000 Duquesne Light Customers Without Power – CBS Pittsburgh

Police investigating after two people were shot in Hazelwood

Two people were shot in different locations in Hazelwood on Friday night.

Officers and EMS were notified of a shooting victim at the intersection of Second and Flowers avenues around 11:40 p.m.

Upon arrival first responders found a female with a gunshot wound. The victim was conscious and alert and was transported to a hospital.

While taking care of the female victim, officers were notified of a male with a gunshot wound to the chest at the 200 block of Renova Street.

The male victim was transported to a hospital in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing.

Source: Police investigating after two people were shot in Hazelwood

8 hospitalized after vehicle breaks through guardrail, drives into crowd at Texas racetrack – ABC News

At least eight people are hospitalized with three in critical condition following a crash during a race at a mud track in Texas Sunday, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said one of the vehicles, “due to unknown reasons,” left the track and broke through the guard rail, hitting spectators and three other vehicles.

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, citing a briefing he received from Chief Tom Whitten of the Sheriff’s Office, told ABC News El Paso affiliate KVIA that a total of 29 people were hurt.

The incident happened around 6:35 p.m. local time in the 17600 block of Island Guadalupe Road.

No other information, including the names of the victims, has been released. The driver’s identity and his or her condition have also not been released publicly.

Source: 8 hospitalized after vehicle breaks through guardrail, drives into crowd at Texas racetrack – ABC News

Time will tell: Kamala Harris’s presidential prospects | TheHill

© Getty Images

head-turning cartoon in the Raleigh News & Observer pictures President Biden in the Oval Office with a big inbox marked “Voter Rights, Immigration and Broadband Expansion.” Next to it is a sign that says: “The Bucks Stops with Kamala.”

One television network sent its anchor to cover Vice President Harris’s trip last week to Central America, The Economist wrote that she “already looks like her party’s prospective nominee.”

Only a short while earlier, there was Washington buzz of an “invisible” vice president. Some Republicans and right-wing cable bloviators were in a tizzy because she hadn’t visited the U.S.-Mexican border.

Any future political success for the California Democrat depends chiefly on the success of the Biden administration. Whether in 2024 or 2028 she can ride a wave of success, or — if the administration is seen as failing — it’ll drag her down. It further depends on her ability to grow, both in policy and political ways.

As captivating as the Kevin Siers cartoon may be, more important than any designated assignments is filling the “Mondale model” for the vice presidency. Crafted by the late Walter Mondale, vice president to Jimmy Carter, this entails a genuine partnership between the president and his number two. This is why we see Harris involved in every major decision and in the room for every important meeting.

Even given the inevitable spin, it appears the Biden-Harris relationship is going well in the first 20 weeks. With the COVID-19 travel limitations, they’ve probably spent more time together than usual. Her staff, headed by a veteran operative and Clintonite, Tina Flournoy, is said to be in sync with the president’s. Any residual resentments from a 2019 debate clash they had over school busing has been smoothed over. She’s cautious, giving interviews mainly to friendly journalists.

In voting rights and migration on the southern border, Harris has two exceedingly difficult charges. They are so big that — whatever role Harris plays — ultimately the buck will stop with Biden.

Source: Time will tell: Kamala Harris’s presidential prospects | TheHill

4 mass shootings in 6 hours leave 39 wounded, 5 dead across US – ABC News

At least four major U.S. cities were reeling from an onslaught of mass shootings over the weekend that left at least 39 people wounded, five dead and police officials alarmed that the surge in gun violence is a prelude to a bloody summer as the nation emerges from the pandemic.

Police in Austin, Cleveland, Chicago and Savannah were all investigating on Sunday mass shootings that erupted over a six-hour streak that began around 9 p.m. on Friday and spilled over into Saturday morning.

“It’s very disturbing what we’re seeing across the country and the level of gun violence that we’re seeing across the country. It’s disturbing and it’s senseless,” Savannah Police Chief Roy Minter, Jr. said at a weekend news conference after one person was killed and eight others, including an 18-month-old baby and two teenagers, were wounded.

On Sunday morning, Savannah police were working to identify the suspect or suspects who rolled up in a dark-colored sedan and unleashed a barrage of gunfire around 9 p.m. Friday on a group of people standing in front of a home in a residential neighborhood of east Savannah. Minter identified a 20-year-old man killed in the ambush as Arthur Milton of Savannah.

He said two of the adults hit in the shooting were in critical condition. The baby and the two teenagers, ages 15 and 16, suffered non-life-threatening wounds.

Minton said investigators collected 60 shell casings from the shooting scene and added that three houses and several cars were damaged by gunfire.

The chief said the targeted home is the same one someone sprayed with bullets on Tuesday, a shooting that left no one injured.

“We don’t think it was a coincidence,” Minter said.

Roughly four hours after the Savannah shooting, gunfire erupted on a street in Austin’s downtown entertainment district, leaving 14 people wounded, two critically, police said.

One suspect was arrested and a second is being sought, said interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon.

Source: 4 mass shootings in 6 hours leave 39 wounded, 5 dead across US – ABC News

Naftali Bennett sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year grip on power – CNN

Jerusalem (CNN)

Naftali Bennett was sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister on Sunday, after winning a confidence vote with the narrowest of margins, just 60 votes to 59. His victory ends a 12-year grip on power by former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving leader.

After four elections in two years, Bennett’s incoming government breaks a long political deadlock and ushers in the most diverse coalition Israel has ever seen, including the first Arab party to serve in the government. In his speech before the Knesset confidence vote, Bennett celebrated the diversity and warned of polarization within the country.
“Twice in history, we have lost our national home precisely because the leaders of the generation were not able to sit with one and another and compromise. Each was right, yet with all their being right, they burnt the house down on top of us,” Bennett said. “I am proud of the ability to sit together with people with very different views from my own.”

Bennett became the premier as the leader of Yamina, a right-wing party with only seven seats in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, making him the only prime minister in the country’s history with such a small faction. By contrast, Netanyahu’s Likud party won 30 seats in March’s election. Once again, however, Netanyahu could not cobble together a governing coalition with a majority of the 120 members of Knesset.

Source: Naftali Bennett sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year grip on power – CNN

Keystone XL-Quashing Activists Demand Biden Block Other Pipelines – Bloomberg

Environmentalists emboldened by this week’s defeat of Keystone XL are pressuring President Joe Biden to revoke permits for other oil and gas pipelines, warning their votes depend on the administration blocking fossil fuel infrastructure.

“If you need and want us — as I know the Biden team does — to come out in stronger numbers for 2022, then you have to do right by our community,” Jane Kleeb, the president of Bold Alliance, who spent more than a decade battling TC Energy Corp.’s Keystone XL, said in a call with reporters Friday. “You have to stand up to these big oil and fracked-gas pipelines and say ‘no more.’”

Pipelines have been a focal point in the fight against climate change, putting leaders such as Biden and Canada’s Justin Trudeau in a tough spot as they pledge to help cut global carbon dioxide emissions at a Group of Seven summit in the U.K. The U.S. is the world’s biggest producer and consumer of oil, and it’s still unclear how plans to wean Americans off gasoline will pan out. Canada holds the world’s third-largest crude reserves and its economy benefits enormously from their development.

Source: Keystone XL-Quashing Activists Demand Biden Block Other Pipelines – Bloomberg

Pennsylvania hosts state’s 1st national mountain rescue conference at Seven Springs | TribLIVE.com

The national Mountain Rescue Association spring conference, in its 61st year, is making its first appearance in Pennsylvania this weekend — only its third venture east of the Mississippi River.

Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County welcomed about 200 guests from across the country and world for the three-day event, which featured helicopter demonstrations, ski-lift rescues, canine search sessions, educational speakers and the Search and Rescue Games, a series of field activities.

The all-volunteer Alle­gheny Mountain Rescue Group, or AMRG, hosted the event alongside the MRA. The Pittsburgh-­based group is the only accredited search and rescue team in Pennsylvania.

Source: Pennsylvania hosts state’s 1st national mountain rescue conference at Seven Springs | TribLIVE.com

Man found dead inside home in Brighton Heights

A man was found dead inside of a home in Brighton Heights Saturday morning.

First responders were called to the 4000 block of Brighton Road for reports of an unresponsive man around 10:15 a.m.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner’s office, but Pittsburgh Public Safety officials said it is believed to be accidental.

Source: Man found dead inside home in Brighton Heights

McDonald’s becomes latest company to be hit by data breach – CBS News

McDonald’s has become the latest company to be hit by a data breach after unauthorized activity on its network exposed the personal data of some customers in South Korea and Taiwan.

The fast-food giant said Friday that it quickly identified and contained the incident and that a thorough investigation was done.

“While we were able to close off access quickly after identification, our investigation has determined that a small number of files were accessed, some of which contained personal data,” the burger chain said.

Source: McDonald’s becomes latest company to be hit by data breach – CBS News

3 lives lost after car crashes into a Pittsburgh plasma clinic – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — Police say three people are dead after a car crashed into a plasma donation center on Western Avenue in the Manchester neighborhood.

A Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) notification was issued due to the severity of the damage and the unknown amount of entrapped victims at the time that police and EMS arrived.

Medics pronounced three victims dead, one of them being a person in the vehicle.

There were around 10 employees and five doners in the building at the time, now many of them are left shaken. One witness was inside the building at the time of the crash and says it was a surreal moment for him.

“Just, I mean just shock really, it was just numb, like I, I’m still you know heart racing, just not sure what was happening,” explained donor Shane McDevitt.

A small fire started in the building after the crash and two first responders were treated for smoke inhalation.

Crews managed to pull a red Hyundai out of the building.

In a statement about the incident the Biomat USA Corporate Office said:

Police said two others were also injured. One of them is in critical condition. or center. The safety of our employees and donors is always our first priority. We are grateful to the first responders and our employees who acted quickly to prevent any additional injuries. Biomat USA is cooperating with the local authorities as the investigation continues.” A Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) notification was issued due to the severity of the damage and unknown amount of entrapped victims.

Police continue to interview witnesses about what happened. The next step is to figure out whether the building is structurally sound. Channel 11 will let you know as we get those updates.

Source: 3 lives lost after car crashes into a Pittsburgh plasma clinic – WPXI

Unruly passenger on diverted Delta Air Lines flight identified as off-duty flight attendant

“This is the captain speaking,” a voice can be heard saying in footage of the incident. “We’d like all strong males to the front of the aircraft to handle a problem passenger.”

Delta Air Lines on Saturday identified an unruly passenger on a Friday night flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta as an off-duty flight attendant.

Cellphone video shows passengers on top of the person and reveals a voice on the plane’s public-address system: “This is the captain speaking. We’d like all strong males to the front of the aircraft to handle a problem passenger.”

The flight was diverted to Oklahoma City, and the FBI took the person into custody based on unknown allegations. The passenger’s name was not released.

FBI spokeswoman Megan Lauro would only say the FBI was investigating the incident.

Source: Unruly passenger on diverted Delta Air Lines flight identified as off-duty flight attendant

Charges filed following large fight, shooting outside Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh – WPXI

 

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police made an arrest in connection with a large fight and shooting outside of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Thursday night.

Two people were shot outside the hospital after the fight, authorities said.

Source: Charges filed following large fight, shooting outside Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh – WPXI

1 dead in Savannah shooting, 2-year-old among multiple people injured | WSAV-TV

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah Police are on the scene Friday night of a shooting in the 200 block of Avery St. where one person has died and multiple others were hurt.

According to Police, nine people were shot including a 13-year-old and a 2-year-old. The 13-year-old and the 2-year-old received non-life threatening injuries.

One adult lost their life.

Police have not released any information regarding a suspect or suspects.

Savannah Police continue to investigate.

Source: 1 dead in Savannah shooting, 2-year-old among multiple people injured | WSAV-TV

Austin shooting: At least 13 people injured in a shooting downtown, authorities say – CNN

(CNN)At least 13 people were injured early Saturday morning in a shooting in downtown Austin, Texas, officials said.

Two of the people injured are in critical condition, Austin Interim Chief of Police Joseph Chacon said at a news briefing Saturday.
Six people were taken to a hospital by the Austin Police Department, and the Austin-Travis County EMS brought in four others for medical treatment, Chacon said. Three other victims brought themselves to the hospital.
One hospital received 11 of the victims for treatment while another person was transported to a different hospital. One person went to an urgent care facility with multiple gunshot wounds, Chacon said.
Police have a very general description of the suspect and the incident appears to be isolated to the area, but could not say for certain that there was no additional public danger because the suspect is not in custody, Chacon said.
Police are currently reviewing camera footage from multiple sources, including the Public Safety Camera System, police body cameras and business surveillance video to determine what happened.
Detectives from the Aggravated Assault, Homicide, Organized Crime and Gang units are involved in the investigation, police said. Investigators have not ruled out gang involvement, but say the motive and circumstances that led to the shooting are not clear at this time.
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Team is also on scene, Chacon said.
Shortly after the shooting, the Austin Police Department had urged in a post on Twitter for people to stay away from the 6th Street downtown area.

Source: Austin shooting: At least 13 people injured in a shooting downtown, authorities say – CNN

Four people were rescued off a boat ‘teetering’ at the edge of a Texas dam, police say – CNN

 

(CNN)When police in Austin, Texas, responded to calls about a boat at the edge of Longhorn Dam earlier this week, they found it teetering over the edge — with four people aboard.

The group was rescued Thursday with the help of the Austin Police Department’s lake patrol unit and other first responders. But the situation could have been a lot worse if the officers hadn’t shown up so quickly, authorities said.
“This would have been very tragic had they gone over the dam,” Austin Police Department Assistant Chief Scott Perry said in a Friday news conference. “It’s a very high dam and there would have been probably severe injuries if not loss of life due to that.”
The group, which was visiting from out of town, was touring Lady Bird Lake on an electric boat Thursday afternoon and got close to the dam’s spillway, Perry said.

They were distracted and didn’t notice the boat had passed two marked buoys notifying them to turn around, officer Bradley Smith, with the police department’s lake patrol unit, said during the news conference. Smith was one of three Austin lake patrol officers who were part of the rescue.”

By the time they realized they were almost at the dam, they tried to turn around to avoid it but the suction was too powerful and pulled them against the dam,” Smith said.

Source: Four people were rescued off a boat ‘teetering’ at the edge of a Texas dam, police say – CNN

Part of PA Turnpike to close in Western Pa. this weekend

Part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in western Pennsylvania will close in both directions over the weekend.

Part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in western Pennsylvania will close in both directions over the weekend.

The turnpike will be closed in both directions between Allegheny Valley, Exit 48, and Pittsburgh, Exit 57, starting at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday through 5 a.m. on Sunday, weather permitting.

Source: Part of PA Turnpike to close in Western Pa. this weekend

Chicago police officer arrested, charged for alleged role in Capitol riot

A officer with the Chicago Police Department was arrested and charged Friday for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, according to the city’s police chief.

Karol J. Chwiesiuk, a 29-year-old officer with the Chicago Police Department, was arrested by FBI and CPD officers around 8 a.m. local time and charged with five misdemeanors Friday afternoon, including knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building and violent entry or disorderly conduct at the Capitol, according to Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown.

Brown said Chwiesiuk was relieved of his police powers on June 2, as soon as federal authorities informed the department of their investigation.

Source: Chicago police officer arrested, charged for alleged role in Capitol riot

New candidate for Pittsburgh mayor: Marlin Woods enters race as an Independent

PITTSBURGH —Marlin Woods gathered with supporters at the Highland Park Reservoir, not far from his East Liberty home, to announce Thursday he’s jumping into the race for mayor of Pittsburgh as an Independent candidate. Before the event, he spoke with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 about why he wants the job and what he believes he can bring to the office.

“This is the responsibility that falls upon my shoulders with the burden of solution through service. And service is merely defined as raising the quality of life for another,” Woods said

Woods is a motivational speaker and business consultant who’s also worked as a minister.”

My product is leadership. That is what I am here to implement into this region — to make an impartation of leadership. That I can raise the quality of life for each resident and the small business community of this great city,” Woods said.

Source: New candidate for Pittsburgh mayor: Marlin Woods enters race as an Independent

Man shows up at the hospital after being shot in the face in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Public Safety said a man showed up at the hospital after being shot in the face in Pittsburgh.

The victim showed up at UPMC Mercy Hospital on Friday morning with a gunshot wound to the face.

Pittsburgh Public Safety said the man told officials he had been shot on Pittsburgh’s South Side, though a location was not confirmed.

Around the same time as this incident, there was police activity in the 200 block of Arabella Street in the city’s Knoxville neighborhood, although it was unconfirmed if that was related to this incident.

The victim was last reported to be in stable condition.

No arrests have been announced.

Source: Man shows up at the hospital after being shot in the face in Pittsburgh