Worker assaulted by teenager at The Outside In school in Westmoreland County

A 15-year-old boy is charged in the incident that took place Monday evening.

Investigators said the boy assaulted a worker at the school by striking and choking him with an extension cord.

The worker suffered injuries to his face, neck, hands, legs and back.

The Outside In school is a nonprofit organization that describes itself as offering care that includes substance abuse treatment, residential juvenile justice programs and in-home family services, among other things.

Source: Worker assaulted by teenager at The Outside In school in Westmoreland County

Safe with $12K inside stolen from Fayette County Shogun Hibachi Steakhouse

SOUTH UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Police are looking for suspects after a safe with more than $12,000 inside was stolen from the Shogun Hibachi Steakhouse in South Union Township.

Police said in a press release they’re continuing to investigate the burglary that happened last month at the restaurant on Mall Run Road.

According to police, two people broke into the restaurant, took a small black safe, then ran.

Troopers said there was $12,200 in the safe, and the door was also damaged in the burglary.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. They didn’t provide descriptions of the suspects.

Source: Safe with $12K inside stolen from Fayette County Shogun Hibachi Steakhouse

At least one person hospitalized following house fire in Washington County

Washington County 911 dispatchers said one person suffered burns and another suffered smoke inhalation at the scene of a house fire in Charleroi, Washington County.

The fire was reported around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday on the 700 block of McKean Avenue.

There was no report on the cause of the fire.

Source: At least one person hospitalized following house fire in Washington County

Hempfield teen convicted in brother’s slaying paroled from state prison

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Ian Bishop, who was 14 when he was charged with bludgeoning his 18-year-old brother to death in the family’s Hempfield home in 2002, was paroled this month after serving 21 years in prison. Bishop, now 35, was released Jan. 3, according to records made public by the Pennsylvania Parole Board.

Source: Hempfield teen convicted in brother’s slaying paroled from state prison

Josh Shapiro takes office as Pennsylvania’s 48th Governor

Josh Shapiro has become the 48th governor of Pennsylvania at the inaugural ceremony at the state Capitol.

Austin Davis, a McKeesport native, was sworn in as the first Black man to serve as Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor in a ceremony in the state Senate chamber.

Shapiro, 49, takes over in the nation’s fifth-most populous state with more experience in state government than any of his recent predecessors, including six years as Pennsylvania’s attorney general.

He took the oath from Chief Justice Debra Todd on a cold winter day, with lawmakers, ex-governors, members of Congress and several thousand others looking on.

“I am humbled to stand before you today as Pennsylvania’s 48th governor,” Shapiro said at the start of his remarks from the podium. “Along the winding road that has led to this moment, I have been grounded in my faith and family.”

Shapiro succeeds term-limited Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, and is the first governor of Pennsylvania since 1966 to be elected to succeed a member of his own party.

Source: Josh Shapiro takes office as Pennsylvania’s 48th governor

Fire under Pittsburgh bridge forces ‘T’ rail system into standstill

A fire underneath a Pittsburgh bridge caused the ‘T’ rail system to stop operations.

According to Pittsburgh Regional Transit, the fire was located underneath the Panhandle Bridge, the bridge the light rail cars take to cross the Monongahela River.

A Pittsburgh Regional Transit representative said the fire was at a homeless encampment and may have been out, but engineers needed to check the bridge for any potential damage.

Source: Fire under Pittsburgh bridge forces ‘T’ rail system into standstill

Lisa Marie Presley’s children will inherit Graceland

Lisa Marie will be buried at the Memphis, Tennessee estate next week.

Lisa Marie Presley’s three surviving children will inherit Graceland.

According to People, following Lisa Marie’s death last week, the Memphis, Tennessee estate will be passed down to her three daughters: actress Riley Keough, 33, and twins Harper and Finley Lockwood, 14.

Graceland was originally passed down to Lisa Marie upon her father Elvis Presley’s own death in 1977. It was subsequently turned into a public museum honoring the legendary musician. Upwards of 650,000 people now visit Graceland annually, and the property is estimated to be worth $500 million.

Lisa Marie had been adamant that Graceland remain in her family’s hands, saying in a 2013 interview, “Graceland was given to me and will always be mine. And then passed to my children. It will never be sold.”

Source: Lisa Marie Presley’s children will inherit Graceland

Car crashes into Eat’n Park at Clearview Mall

State police are investigating after a vehicle crashed into the Eat’n Park at the Clearview Mall in Center Township Monday morning.

Butler County 911 said a man was evaluated for an injury at the scene but refused transport to the hospital. No one inside the restaurant was injured.

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State police said the vehicle was traveling southbound when the driver lost control, crossed opposite lanes of traffic, and ended up plowing into the Eat’n Park.

Source: Car crashes into Eat’n Park at Clearview Mall

No visitor logs exist for Biden’s Wilmington home, site of classified doc discovery, WH Counsel’s Office says

No visitor logs exist for President Biden’s Wilmington home, the White House Counsel’s Office said Monday of the residence where Biden kept classified documents.

Source: No visitor logs exist for Biden’s Wilmington home, site of classified doc discovery, WH Counsel’s Office says

Police ask Westmoreland County residents to disregard shelter in place alert

Police are urging residents to disregard the alert that was recently sent out to Westmoreland County stating there was a shelter in place.

Troopers Limani and Greenfield on Twitter did confirm that a police incident is underway in Westmoreland County.

Police said the incident is happening on Wencliff Lane in Hill Top Estates and that it is contained to that area.

No further information on the Wencliff incident was immediately available.

Source: Police ask Westmoreland County residents to disregard shelter in place alert

Ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in Pittsburgh

By Julia Felton

Several organizations are hosting events Monday to commemorate Marin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are some ways to honor King’s legacy in Pittsburgh: Prayer breakfast The Allegheny County Bar Association on Monday is hosting their 24th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast and Program at Ebenezer Baptist.

Prayer breakfast

The Allegheny County Bar Association on Monday is hosting their 24th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast and Program at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Wylie Avenue from 7:30 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.

Touted as one of the region’s largest Martin Luther King Jr. Day events, the program commemorates his contributions to changes in law and social justice.

The event will include a buffet-style breakfast, a prayer service and a recognition program.

Representative Summer Lee will be honored with the Drum Major for Justice Award during the event.

The event is open to the public, and the bar association requests that attendees bring donations of diapers, wipes or formula for Ebenezer Baptist Church’s community pantry for the event.

At the Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has several activities planned to engage youth in the day.

Events include opportunities to paint a self portrait of hopes and dreams, create art to be shared with local community groups and care homes and visit the “I Have A Dream” mural designed by artists from Gwen’s Girls, Youth Places and MuseumLab’s afterschool program.

Local artists Morgan Overton and Trenita Finney will host an art program from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. at the museum.

Nikki Giovanni talk

The University of Pittsburgh on Tuesday evening will host Nikki Giovanni, a retired professor from Virginia Tech University. Her career has focused on bringing awareness to issues of racism and gender identity. A renowned poet, Giovanni will host a discussion at the university titled “From Surviving to Thriving: Culturally Relevant Emotional Wellness.”

The event is free, but attendees will be asked to provide registration confirmation at the door.

Food drive at Trace Brewing

Repair the World is hosting a food and supply drive at Trace Brewing on Main Street. People can stop by to drop off donations and participate in their donation sorting party between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday.

Community mural at Pittsburgh Glass Center

Pittsburgh Glass Center is hosting a free community day from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. Monday. The event includes free demonstrations and activities, like glassblowing and flameworking demonstrations by local glass artists.

Visitors also can contribute to a collaborative community mural.

People are encouraged to bring books to donate to the center’s Free Community Little Library.

Julia Felton is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Julia by email at jfelton@triblive.com or via Twitter .

Source: Ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in Pittsburgh

Vehicle slams into North Huntingdon house in the middle of the night, flees scene during Saturday incident

 

A North Huntingdon woman spent much of Saturday on the hunt for the driver who crashed into her home and then drove away. By the evening, she said she was notified by township police that they had identified the driver in the 1 a.m. incident.

Source: Vehicle slams into North Huntingdon house in the middle of the night, flees scene

Repair costs undetermined for Westmoreland courthouse waterline break

Two weeks after a broken pipe caused water to cascade into four floors at the Westmoreland County Courthouse, officials still are assessing the cost of repairs. Crews worked for nearly 24 hours to fix water damage caused when sub-zero temperatures led to a waterline break the evening of Dec. 25,

Source: Repair costs undetermined for Westmoreland courthouse waterline break

Man arrested, charged with shooting wife, abandoning her on Pittsburgh highway

Allegheny County sheriffs have arrested a man who was wanted for allegedly shooting his wife earlier this winter and leaving her injured on the side of a highway. Kevin Crew, 37, whose home address is unknown, had been wanted since Nov. 28, 2022 for the shooting incident

Source: Man arrested, charged with shooting wife, abandoning her on Pittsburgh highway

Greensburg man accused of trading explicit images with 16-year-old girl

A Greensburg man is charged with possession of child pornography, corruption of minors, criminal solicitation and related violations after he and a 16-year-old girl allegedly shared explicit images of themselves with each other. Greensburg police said Paul Michael Fogle, 37, requested in December that the girl send him photographs.

Source: Greensburg man accused of trading explicit images with 16-year-old girl

Man accused of attempting to kidnap a jogger in Westmoreland County arrested

A man accused of attempting to kidnap a jogger in Westmoreland County has been arrested.

Police say Frank Springer from Bolivar was arrested on Friday.

Authorities believe Springer threatened a woman jogging with a handgun and tried to force her into his vehicle on Sunday.

Source: Man accused of attempting to kidnap a jogger in Westmoreland County arrested

2-year-old girl killed in Shaler fire; 8 others hospitalized

A 2-year-old girl died after being rescued from a house fire Friday night in Shaler, according to township police.

Danika DeRamo was found on the first floor and was taken to a hospital where police said she died.

Four firefighters were hospitalized for treatment of injuries.

Four other occupants of the house escaped the flames and were hospitalized.

Source: 2-year-old girl killed in Shaler fire; 8 others hospitalized

Man’s body discovered in Penn Hills

The body of a deceased man was found on a hillside in Penn Hills Friday afternoon. Allegheny County dispatch confirmed police activity shortly before 3 p.m. along the 9000 block of Frankstown Road. It was still an active scene a few hours later. Mayor Pauline Calabrese said she spoke with police Chief Ron Como about the discovery Friday evening.

“It doesn’t appear that there’s any foul play,” Calabrese reported. “They are investigating as to how he fell.”

No further information was immediately available.

Source: Man’s body discovered in Penn Hills

PennDOT lifts occupancy requirement on outbound HOV lane

PennDOT has temporarily lifted the occupancy requirement on the outbound High Occupancy Vehicle lanes on Interstate 279 and I-579 because of ongoing utility work near the HOV lane entrance in Downtown Pittsburgh. The occupancy requirement of at least two people per vehicle was lifted Wednesday, allowing motorists traveling alone to use the lane outbound.

Source: PennDOT lifts occupancy requirement on outbound HOV lane

6 dead after destructive tornadoes hit Alabama

A five-year-old boy was also killed in Georgia when a tree struck the car he was traveling in.

At least six people are dead in Alabama after tornadoes struck the state Thursday, destroying homes and causing what Selma’s mayor called “significant damage.” A five-year-old boy was also killed in Georgia when a tree struck the car he was traveling in.

The Alabama deathwere in Autauga County, northwest of Montgomery, county Emergency Management Agency Director Ernie Baggett said.

He said a tornado struck the communities of Old Kingston and Marbury, with a suspected path of around 20 miles.

Source: 6 dead after destructive tornadoes hit Alabama

Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden docs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate the presence of classified documents found at President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, and at an unsecured office in Washington dating from his time as vice president.

Source: Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden docs

Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, dead at 54 | CNN

Singer Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of the late Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, has died, her mother confirms in a statement. She was 54.

“Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie,” Priscilla Presley said in the statement, provided to CNN by a representative. “They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”

Source: Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, dead at 54 | CNN

Pedestrian hit, killed by car on Birmingham Bridge

PITTSBURGH — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car on the Birmingham Bridge in Pittsburgh Wednesday evening.

Police, firefighters and medics responded to the bridge just before 7:30 p.m.

When crews arrived, they found a pedestrian down on the road with injuries. The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but he later died.

Pittsburgh Public Safety officials said the driver of the vehicle remained on scene.

Pittsburgh police continue to investigate.

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Source: Pedestrian hit, killed by car on Birmingham Bridge

Tractor-trailer rig slams into Giant Eagle in New Kensington

New Kensington Police are trying to find out what caused the detached rig of a tractor-trailer to slam into the beer and wine section of the New Kensington Giant Eagle on Wednesday evening. No injuries were reported. Police were dispatched to the Giant Eagle plaza off Tarentum Bridge Road around 6:45 p.m.

Police at the scene said the truck driver was getting food at the nearby Asian Kitchen restaurant, which is located in a small strip shopping center at the top of the parking lot, when his unoccupied truck drifted backward the depth of the parking lot.

It struck one vehicle before slamming into the store backward.

Only the rear portion of the rig, the double set of wheels behind the cab, smashed through the storefront. The cab remained on the porch outside the building.

A large beer cooler inside the store was pushed out of position.

Source: Tractor-trailer rig slams into Giant Eagle in New Kensington

Biden rules out gas-stove ban after Republican backlash

Republicans furious at suggestion from US regulators that gas stoves could be phased out over links to childhood asthma

Joe Biden has ruled out any ban of gas stoves in the US, following a furious backlash from Republicans to suggestions they could be phased out due to their contribution to dangerous indoor air pollution that has been linked to childhood asthma and other conditions.

Biden “does not support banning gas stoves”, Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, said on Wednesday. Jean-Pierre added that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the federal agency responsible for consumer safety, “is not banning gas stoves. I just want to be very clear on that.”

The president’s intervention follows the possibility of a ban raised by Richard Trumka Jr, a commissioner of the CPSC, who called gas stoves a “hidden hazard” and that any option restricting their ongoing sale was “on the table”. In December, Trumka said that “we need to be talking about regulating gas stoves, whether that’s drastically improving emissions or banning gas stoves entirely”.

Gas stoves have become a target for public health advocates, as well as climate campaigners, due to their leakage, even when turned off, of various pollutants such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. The biggest concern is over their emission of nitrogen dioxide, which can trigger cardiovascular problems and cause the inflammation of airways.

Source: Biden rules out gas-stove ban after Republican backlash

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