2019 CICADAS: Cicada brood starts emerging in western Pennsylvania | WPXI

The 17-year cicadas are starting to emerge from the ground. We first told you earlier this month they were coming.

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MARIJUANA IN SCHOOL: Mother admits to giving teen THC gummies, police say | WPXI

CARROLL TOWNSHIP, Pa. – A woman is now sitting in jail, after admitting to intentionally giving her step-daughter marijuana gummies.

Police say Lisa Recaldini confessed to giving the 14-year-old about 10 THC gummies straight from the package.

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The girl said she ate two or three of them at night, then went to school at Ringgold the next day after eating two more.

Once at school, she was bragging and gave two gummies to a classmate.

The gummies were confiscated and sent to the state police crime lab where they tested positive for THC.


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14 arrested in ‘Operation One-Pot’ targeting meth labs

State police in Indiana County still searching for three suspects

More than 50 total felony charges were filed against these 14 suspects:

Christopher Adams, 34, New Florence

Freddie Barker, 46, Vintondale

Chad Cahill, 36, Armagh

Derek Colberg, 30, Marion Center

Andrew Elliott, 29, Homer City

Amy Hillegas, 36, Seward

Amanda Malloy, 31, Robinson

Melvin McCloskey, 57, Homer City

William Meagher, 45, Homer City

Christie Ray, 46, New Florence

Christopher Ray, 40, New Florence

Tammy Ressler, 42, Vintondale

Charles Waddell Jr., 51, Armagh

Elyse Zak, 31, Indiana

State police said it can be easy to spot if someone is purchasing the ingredients needed to make methamphetamine. Police continue to urge anyone with information to take advantage of the state’s anonymous drug tip line by calling 1-877-PA-NODRUGS.

Source: 14 arrested in ‘Operation One-Pot’ targeting meth labs

Dressbarn is going out of business, to shut all 650 stores

The announcement comes amid a wave of store closures across the country this year.

Ascena Retail Group said Monday it’s winding down its Dressbarn business and plans to shut all 650 or so of the women’s clothing stores in order to focus on its more profitable brands.

Ascena, which also owns apparel chains Ann Taylor and Loft, said the decision wasn’t an easy one. But the “Dressbarn chain has not been operating at an acceptable level of profitability in today’s retail environment,” Dressbarn CFO Steven Taylor said in a press release.

Source: Dressbarn is going out of business, to shut all 650 stores

Pa. Dept. Of Health Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak, Allegheny County Hit Hardest – CBS Pittsburgh

The state’s department of health has declared a hepatitis A outbreak and Allegheny County is one of the hardest hit counties.

Hepatitis A is a liver infection, caused by the virus and it spreads from person-to-person after someone puts something in their mouth that has been contaminated with the fecal matter of a person infected with the virus.

People at risk for contracting the virus are:

 

  • A person that has encountered a person with hepatitis A
  • People who use intravenous drugs
  • Homeless
  • Men that have sex with other men

 

Symptoms are mild and can last several weeks. More severe infections could last several months and many people infected do not experience any symptoms.

Source: Pa. Dept. Of Health Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak, Allegheny County Hit Hardest – CBS Pittsburgh

Whole Foods will ban plastic straws and offer smaller produce bags – CNN

Responding to customers’ demands, Whole Foods is ramping up its war on disposable plastic.

zon (AMZN)-owned company announced Monday that will stop offering plastic straws across all of its 500 stores in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Whole Foods claims it’s the first national grocery chain to make the environmentally friendly move.
The company currently offers plastic straws to customers at its juice and coffee bars, as well at its cafes. It will start offering paper straws beginning in July. Plastic straws will still be available for customers with disabilities, upon request.
Whole Foods will also reduce its plastic usage in other parts of the store. It will also offer smaller plastic bags in the produce department and will start using new bags for its rotisserie chickens that use 70% less plastic than the hard plastic cases they will replace.

Source: Whole Foods will ban plastic straws and offer smaller produce bags – CNN

Game of Thrones Finale Goofs Again With Plastic Water Bottle

After eight seasons of watching Game of Thrones, last night’s series finale left many thirsting for resolution. Including some cast members.

The goof occurs about halfway through the episode in a scene where Peter Dinklage’s crafty imp Tyrion Lannister makes a case for the future of Westeros, some eagle-eyed viewers spotted not one but two plastic water bottles. The first was spotted at 46:19 minutes into the episode, behind the foot of one Samwell Tarly.

Source: Game of Thrones Finale Goofs Again With Plastic Water Bottle

US sailors made ‘rape list’ of female colleagues, investigation finds | The Independent

A US sailor was arrested after allegedly breaking into a Japanese couple's home over the weekend.

Sailors aboard a US Navy submarine circulated sexually explicit lists that ranked female crew members, an investigation has found.

The lists, first reported on Friday by Military.com, were uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The 74-page investigative report reveals two lists – one with Yelp-like star ratings on the women and another containing “lewd and sexist comments” beside each woman’s name, according to Military.com.

In February 2018, the guided-missile submarine USS Florida became the second to integrate female members.

The misconduct came to light four months later, when two sailors aboard the Florida brought the lists to a superior officer, reporting that they were stored on an internal computer network and updated regularly, Military.com reported.

Source: US sailors made ‘rape list’ of female colleagues, investigation finds | The Independent