Two killed in Germany as van ploughs into crowd in Muenster – BBC News

The driver shot himself after ploughing into people outside a restaurant in the city of Muenster.

What is known about incident?

A vehicle, reportedly a grey VW van, was driven into a restaurant terrace area at 15:27 local time (14:27 BST) on Saturday.

Eyewitnesses said it was driven at speed and photographs of the aftermath showed tables and chairs strewn across the popular tourist square.

An employee at one of the cafes told local media that she heard a bang and people screaming.

“I’m angry – it’s cowardly to do something like this,” she told German television channel N24.

The suspect’s motive and exact identity still remains unclear, but German media reported he was a national with mental health problems.

Source: Two killed in Germany as van ploughs into crowd in Muenster – BBC News

Man Dies Of His Injuries Following 4-Alarm Fire At Trump Tower « CBS New York

 

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –

The FDNY responded to an automatic alarm that sounded on the 50th floor of the high-rise on Fifth Avenue shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

A man has died of his injuries following a four-alarm fire at Trump Tower.

The FDNY responded to an automatic alarm that sounded on the 50th floor of the high-rise on Fifth Avenue shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

“The apartment was virtually entirely on fire. They pushed in heroically, they were knocking down the fire, they found one occupant of the apartment on the 50th floor,” Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

Source: Man Dies Of His Injuries Following 4-Alarm Fire At Trump Tower « CBS New York

Create a fresher home with a few laundering tricks

 

Whites, brights, dark colors and delicates — doing the laundry can sometimes seem overwhelming.

Pam Howarth of Menallen Township, a retired family consumer science teacher for Uniontown Area School District who also serves as a 4-H leader, shared some insights into cleaning clothes.

“First of all, stain treatment should be done as soon as possible,’’ Howarth noted.

Howarth prefers using a dish-washing detergent that cuts grease and doesn’t have to be laundered right away, but remarked that specific stain treatment products are also good. Read the label, however, to see if the clothing has to be washed within a certain amount of time. Howarth also mentioned some people like to carry stain treatment products that are made to be taken with you, such as wipes.

Howarth said sometimes she puts bleach on a garment held over the sink but then rinsed well to avoid bleach causing a yellow stain.

To make your whites their whitest, Howarth noted a lot of people put a cup of white vinegar in their loads.

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Pittsburgh’s first food truck park is open near 40th street bridge 

 

MILLVALE, Pa. – Pittsburgh Food Truck Park, is the first of its kind in western Pennsylvania.

Located along the Allegheny River near the 40th Street Bridge in Millvale, the park offers spots for five food trucks to park. It’s accessible by car, bike or boat.

According to the Food Truck Park’s calendar, they’ve got a good mix of cuisines available on opening weekend including pierogis, brisket, ice cream mac ‘n cheese and more.

Fill up on some of your favorite foods from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

There’s a bar featuring local draft beers, several fire pits and a game yard so people can hang out an enjoy their food with family or friends

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Motorist rescued after driving SUV into Slate Run in Hempfield | TribLIVE

 

Firefighters helped to rescue a man who drove his vehicle off a South Greensburg road and traveled about 50 yards before getting stuck in the fast-moving Slate Run in Hempfield on Wednesday afternoon.

Midway-St. Clair Fire Chief Rich Kepple said they assisted the driver out of his vehicle, which had water about halfway-up the front door. The driver, who was not identified, was talking to firefighters while inside the vehicle. The accident was reported at about 4:25 p.m., a Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety supervisor said.

The driver was taken to Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg for observation, Kepple said.

Source: Motorist rescued after driving SUV into Slate Run in Hempfield | TribLIVE

Ohio Man Arrested After Allegedly Hitting Woman With Pizza « CBS Pittsburgh

 

BROOKFIELD, Ohio (KDKA) — An Ohio man is facing charges after he allegedly screamed at a woman and hit her in the face with a pizza Wednesday.

 WKBN reports when officers arrived at the Masury home early Wednesday morning, they heard yelling inside, and when an officer tried to open the door, 24-year-old Kenneth Evans slammed it shut.

 

Police said Evans was screaming, belligerent and highly intoxicated, and the house was “trashed.”

Evans told police he had been arguing with a woman and flipped over a couch, but did not touch her.

According to WKBN, the woman told police Evans started screaming at her while she was driving him home, repeatedly pushed her head while she was driving and, at one point, hit her in the face with a pizza.

The woman said when they arrived at the home, Evans tried to fight a neighbor, threw tires into the road and smashed a mailbox.

WKBN says police arrested Evans on domestic violence charges and took him to the Trumbull County Jail, where authorities repeatedly told him to “stop boxing the wall.”

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Congressional candidate Rick Saccone to speak at pro-gun rally in Greensburg | TribLIVE

 

Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone is scheduled to speak at a pro-gun rally this month in Greensburg.

The April 22 rally at the Westmoreland County Courthouse was organized to support Rostraver police Officer Martin Palla, who faced backlash after standing with an AR-15 slung over his shoulder while March for Our Lives participants rallied across the street last month in Greensburg.

“Rick will be attending the rally and will be happy to say a few words in support of protecting our Second Amendment rights,” campaign spokeswoman Caitlin Carlisle said Wednesday in a statement.

Source: Congressional candidate Rick Saccone to speak at pro-gun rally in Greensburg | TribLIVE

14 dead in Canada after bus carrying junior hockey players collides with truck, police say

NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan — Canadian police said early Saturday 14 people were killed and 14 people were injured after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in Western Canada.

Police say there were 28 people, including the driver, on board the bus of the Humboldt Broncos team when the crash occurred around 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan.

“We can now confirm fourteen people have died as a result of this collision,” The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a release early Saturday.

Source: 14 dead in Canada after bus carrying junior hockey players collides with truck, police say

Royal wedding: The Windsor homeowners hoping to cash in – BBC News

Windsor residents are listing their homes on Airbnb for royal wedding tourists.

By renting out their homes and parking spaces to tourists, now some locals are hoping to cash in and even fund their own major life events.

Bill Hutchinson, 37, and his partner Annie have listed their luxury three-bedroom cottage on home rental website Airbnb for a nightly rate of £3,500.

“We bought the house last year and we have had a baby so we were looking for ways to make some extra money,” he said.

Despite having no bookings yet, he remains hopeful with still six weeks to go until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot on 19 May.

Source: Royal wedding: The Windsor homeowners hoping to cash in – BBC News

Police: Ohio Township man fatally shot leaving home for work, shooter kills self

 

Allegheny County homicide detectives confirmed two deaths at a house in Ohio Township.

A man was fatally shot outside his Ohio Township home, and the suspect killed himself when police officers arrived at the house, Allegheny County homicide investigators said Thursday.

James Westover, 56, was shot by Lex Miller, 62, when he came out of the house on Rebecca Street and got into his truck to leave for work shortly before 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, police said.

Source: Police: Ohio Township man fatally shot leaving home for work, shooter kills self

Food allergies may be linked to baby wipes, study says

Does your child suffer from food allergies? Baby wipes may be the cause, according to a new report.

Researchers from Northwestern University recently conducted a study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, to determine the environmental and genetic factors associated with the allergy.

To do so, they examined clinical evidence on food allergies. They learned that 35 percent of those with them have three gene mutations that diminish the skin’s barrier, which can expose the body to allergens.

However, they learned not everyone with the mutations develop food allergies. After exposing mice with similar mutations to food allergens like peanuts, they discovered the nuts alone had no effect.

“Then I thought about what are babies exposed to,” lead author Joan Cook-Mills said in a statement. “They are exposed to environmental allergens in dust in a home. They may not be eating food allergens as a newborn, but they are getting them on their skin. Say a sibling with peanut butter on her face kisses the baby. Or a parent is preparing food with peanuts and then handles the baby.”

Source: Food allergies may be linked to baby wipes, study says

Backpage.com, website known for sex-related classified ads, reportedly seized by FBI

Backpage.com, the website known for its sex and prostitution-related classified advertisements, was shut down and seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday, according to reports and a large notice displayed on the site’s homepage.

Cindy McCain, the wife of Arizona Sen. John McCain, and an activist against human trafficking, told AZ Central that she heard that in addition to raiding Lacey’s home, every office of the site around the world was raided.

“They’ve confiscated everything and shut the website down,” McCain said, adding that Friday was a “good day.”

Source: Backpage.com, website known for sex-related classified ads, reportedly seized by FBI

Route 65 ramp closure starts Monday, detouring drivers through Downtown | TribLIVE

 

About 14,200 drivers a day will be detoured through Downtown and the North Shore when the ramp from southbound Route 65 to northbound Interstate 279 and Route 28 closes Monday for construction, PennDOT says.

All traffic will be detoured across the Fort Duquesne Bridge and should take the Fort Duquesne Boulevard ramp, turn left at Ninth Street to cross the Rachel Carson Bridge, then turn right onto East General Robinson Street. Drivers continuing to northbound I-279 should take the East Ohio Street ramp to Madison Avenue, then take the I-279 ramp from there. Drivers going to Route 28 can follow signs from East General Robinson Street. Police will be posted at key intersections to assist traffic movement.

Matthew Santoni is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724 836 6660, msantoni@tribweb.com or on Twitter @msantoni.

Source: Route 65 ramp closure starts Monday, detouring drivers through Downtown | TribLIVE

‘Luxury Space Hotel’ to Launch in 2021

Well-heeled space tourists will have a new orbital destination four years from now, if one company’s plans come to fruition.

“Affordable” is a relative term: A 12-day stay aboard Aurora Station will start at $9.5 million. Still, that’s quite a bit less than orbital tourists have paid in the past. From 2001 through 2009, seven private citizens took a total of eight trips to the International Space Station (ISS), paying an estimated $20 million to $40 million each time. (These private missions were brokered by the Virginia-based company Space Adventures and employed Russian Soyuz spacecraft and rockets.)

“We are launching the first-ever affordable luxury space hotel,” said Orion Span founder and CEO Frank Bunger, who unveiled the Aurora Station idea today (April 5) at the Space 2.0 Summit in San Jose, California. [In Pictures: Private Space Stations of the Future]

“There’s been innovation around the architecture to make it more modular and more simple to use and have more automation, so we don’t have to have EVAs [extravehicular activities] or spacewalks,” Bunger said of Aurora Station.

Source: ‘Luxury Space Hotel’ to Launch in 2021

Sheetz hiring 2,500 additional employees

Sheetz will hold open interviews next week for more than 2,500 jobs company-wide.

“Our employees are so important to us,” Stephanie Doliveira, vice president of human resources, said in a news release. “We are deeply committed to investing in our people, rewarding our employees and attracting the best talent for the job whether it’s in the distribution centers, food production facilities, corporate office or one of our store locations.”

Open interviews will be held Wednesday at all Sheetz locations.

Prospective employees can visit https://jobs.sheetz.com.


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Man Arrested After Bomb Detonated in Ontario California Inside Sam’s Club: Police | KTLA

A man was arrested Thursday after a small explosive device was detonated inside an Ontario Sam’s Club, police said.It is unclear what time the incident was reported, but about 3:40 p.m. the Ontario Police Department tweeted that they responded to a possible fire at 951 North Milken Avenue.

Source: Man Arrested After Small Explosive Device Detonated Inside Ontario Sam’s Club: Police | KTLA

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County: East Liberty Dollar Tree has ‘significant mouse infestation’

The Allegheny County Health Department issued a consumer alert for an East Liberty store on Tuesday.

The Dollar Tree at 6009 Penn Ave. was found to have a “significant mouse infestation,” the department said in a report.

The inspector found droppings “too numerous to count” throughout the store, including near cash registers and in one food aisle. The inspector also found packages of food that appeared to have been gnawed.


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One dead after officer-involved shooting in Lawrence County

Sources tell Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 the shooting was fatal.

While police followed the vehicle, the driver began firing shots through the back windshield of his own car into the police car.

Officials said there was a short pursuit, followed by an exchange of gunfire.

The suspect was shot and later pronounced dead at the hospital. Officials said two Pennsylvania State Police officers and a New Wilmington police officer were involved in the shooting.

Officials said the suspect had ammunition “mainly used to penetrate body armor” and multiple weapons with high-capacity rounds.

The suspect’s identity has not yet been released.

Source: One dead after officer-involved shooting in Lawrence County

2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be slightly above-average, researchers say

Colorado State University hurricane researchers are out with their forecast for the season ahead

The Atlantic hurricane season will be slightly above-average this year, Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane researchers predicted Thursday. The researchers cited a “relatively low likelihood of significant El Niño” conditions as a main factor.

In total, the team believes there will be 14 named storms. Hurricane researchers predict seven of the storms will become hurricanes and three will reach “major hurricane strength with sustained winds of 111 miles per hour or greater.”

They explained why El Niño patterns are likely to make a difference.

“El Niño tends to increase upper-level westerly winds across the Caribbean into the tropical Atlantic, tearing apart hurricanes as they try to form,” the researchers said.

CSU hurricane researchers believe this season’s activity will be about 135 percent of the average season. For reference, last year’s hurricane activity — which included one major storm after another — was nearly two and a half times greater than average.

The team forms their forecasts by using 60 years of data, referencing sea surface temperatures, vertical wind shear levels, sea level pressures, El Niño conditions and other factors. They plan to provide updates on May 31, July 2 and Aug. 2.

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

Source: 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be slightly above-average, researchers say

Landfall probability

The report also includes the probability of major hurricanes making landfall:

  • 63 percent for the entire U.S. coastline (average for the last century is 52 percent)
  • 39 percent for the U.S. East Coast, including the Florida peninsula (average for the last century is 31 percent)
  • 38 percent for the Gulf Coast from the Florida panhandle westward to Brownsville (average for the last century is 30 percent)
  • 52 percent for the Caribbean (average for the last century is 42 percent)

The forecast team also tracks the likelihood of tropical storm-force, hurricane-force and major hurricane-force winds occurring at specific locations along the coastal United States, the Caribbean and Central America through its Landfall Probability website.

A Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Hit Los Angeles, California Today: The Strongest In Years

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A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off the coast of southern California today, the strongest one to hit the area in several years. The United States Geological Survey puts the earthquake epicenter 17 miles southwest of Santa Cruz Island off southern California.

The earthquake struck today, on April 5th at 12:29 PM local time at a depth of 10 kilometers. Even though the earthquake struck off the coast of California, shaking was felt as far away as Bakersfield, Palmdale and the city of Orange over 100 miles away. The quake’s epicenter was 85 miles west of Los Angeles and 41 miles southwest of Ventura. Thankfully, the shaking subsided just as quickly as it came, lasting roughly 10 seconds.

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Winning $200K Cash 5 ticket sold in Cranberry | TribLIVE

A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Cash 5 ticket for Wednesday’s drawing was sold in Cranberry.

The winning ticket matched all five balls drawn, 01-15-24-30-36, to win $200,000.

Shop ‘N Save, 1197 Freedom Road, earns a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Winners can be identified only after prizes are claimed and tickets validated. The ticket holder should sign the ticket, call the lottery at 717-702-8146 and file a claim at the nearest Lottery office.

Source: Winning $200K Cash 5 ticket sold in Cranberry | TribLIVE

Route 30 westbound in East Pittsburgh closed indefinitely – WTAE

 

Here is the posted detour:

  • All westbound Route 30 traffic will turn left onto Navy-Marine Corps Way
  • Right onto East Pittsburgh-McKeesport Boulevard
  • Rright onto Braddock Avenue toward East Pittsburgh/Turtle Creek
  • Turn left onto Electric Avenue and follow it back to westbound Route 30.

Eastbound Route 30 will remain one lane in the area. It was restricted on March 1 when the dip developed and westbound was reduced to a single lane last week.

The closure came after a new landslide occurred next to the the dip going downhill toward Electric Avenue. The area is just west of the Westinghouse Bridge

Source: Route 30 westbound in East Pittsburgh closed indefinitely

Wind causes tree to crash into house -WPXI

 

LOWER BURRELL, Pa. – A Lower Burrell family says they experienced a true miracle after winds brought a massive tree down onto their house, narrowly missing one of the people who lives inside. They believe their house was spared from further problems.

Their roof is destroyed. Branches and parts of the tree are strewn across their house and front yard. A gutter is torn off and their chimney has moved out of place.

The Negleys say they are waiting on a tree removal service to take down what’s left of the tree. Insurance adjusters are set to come out Thursday to assess the damage, which the family says is in the thousands of dollars.

Source: Wind causes tree to crash into house

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CIA Operative Says Ted Kennedy Didn’t Know Mary Jo Kopechne Was in the Car at Chappaquiddick | TMZ.com

Ted Kennedy didn’t abandon Mary Jo Kopechne when his car plunged off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island.

We’ve been asked not to use the CIA person’s name, but he worked for the agency for decades. He says back in 1969, Kennedy was romantically involved with the wife of a very powerful politician, and if word got out about the affair Kennedy was afraid it would ruin his career.

The operative says the night of the accident Kennedy and some of his buddies were all drunk and drove to a party on the Island. They went there because the politician’s wife was at the party and Kennedy wanted to hook up with her. Mary Jo Kopechne was at the party … she and Kennedy were acquaintances but not romantically involved.

According to the operative, Mary Jo was drunk, said she had a headache, got up and said she was going into one of the bedrooms to lie down.

At some point later in the evening, Kennedy and the politician’s wife wanted “some alone time” and didn’t want to do anything in front of the group, so they got in the car and drove … eventually plunging off the bridge into the water. They both swam to shore safely. The operative says both were not injured.

The operative says unbeknownst to either Kennedy or the politician’s wife, Mary Jo apparently was unable to sleep in the house because of the noise, so she went into the back seat of the car where she fell asleep … which is where she died. At least one person at the party knew Mary Jo had gone into one of the cars and told authorities that after the accident.

Source: CIA Operative Says Ted Kennedy Didn’t Know Mary Jo Kopechne Was in the Car at Chappaquiddick | TMZ.com

Woman finds spider in McDonald’s chicken sandwich | Fox News

Classical singer Ciara Harvie was eating at a McDonald’s in Edinburgh, Scotland, when she discovered the dead spider.

A spokeswoman for McDonald’s said in a statement to the Mirror:

“We are sorry to hear about this customer’s experience. Food quality and safety are of the utmost importance to us and we place great emphasis on quality control, following rigorous standards in order to avoid any imperfections. At the time, we apologized to the customer and provided her with a replacement McChicken Sandwich. We have since spoken again with the customer to apologize once more and offer another replacement meal, which was declined.”

Source: Woman finds spider in McDonald’s chicken sandwich | Fox News

NYPD cops shoot, kill bipolar black man with metal pipe in NYC – NY Daily News

Authorities are investigating a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn.

A bipolar Brooklyn man waving a metal object at passersby was fatally shot by police Wednesday when cops responding to 911 calls for a man with a gun said he “took a two-handed shooting stance” and pointed at them.

The man, identified by family members as Saheed Vassell, 34, was a Jamaica-born welder and the father of a teenage boy.

Police said they were responding to three 911 calls that came in around 4:40 p.m. about a black man wearing a brown jacket waving what people thought was a silver gun on the corner of Utica Ave. and Montgomery St., NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan said at a press conference.

When the officers got to the street corner, Vassell turned to face them, aiming the object at them, Monahan said.

Source: NYPD cops shoot, kill bipolar black man with metal pipe in NYC – NY Daily News

State Police Probe Explosive Device Found In Derry Twp. « CBS Pittsburgh

State Police in Westmoreland County are looking for the person who left an apparent explosive device in a Derry Township man’s yard.

DERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — State Police in Westmoreland County are looking for the person who left an apparent explosive device in a Derry Township man’s yard.

Police were called to Longview Court around 2:45 p.m. Monday afternoon for a caller who reported that “there appeared to a pipe in his yard that he thought might be rigged up as a bomb.”

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PSP Greensburg received a report of a suspicious device located in the yard at 568 Longview Court Derry Twp. As a precaution a “bomb squad” was called. Currently the device is contained and no one else needs evacuated. We will provide additional information tomorrow morning.

According to state police, the trooper who responded to the scene, took some photos of the device from a safe distance, which were then analyzed and then the call went out for the bomb squad to respond.

Source: State Police Probe Explosive Device Found In Derry Twp. « CBS Pittsburgh

Bomb Squad Probes Suspicious Package Outside PNC Park « CBS Pittsburgh

 

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police and the bomb squad investigated a possible suspicious package outside of PNC Park during the Pittsburgh Pirates game Wednesday evening.

Pittsburgh Police cordoned off the area at the corner of Federal Street and W. General Robinson, near the Roberto Clemente Bridge, around 6 p.m.

Source: Bomb Squad Probes Suspicious Package Outside PNC Park « CBS Pittsburgh

Trump to deploy National Guard to southern border | TheHill

President Trump will sign an order to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S. southern border, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Wednesday.
Speaking at the White House, Nielsen framed the move as a way to toughen an immigration system that “rewards bad behavior,” including illegal drug smuggling and border crossings.
“It’s time to act,” Nielsen told reporters, adding that the deployments could begin “immediately.”
Nielsen did not share key details about the operation, including how many troops will be sent to the border, the length of the deployment or its cost.

Source: Trump to deploy National Guard to southern border | TheHill

Peduto Introduces ‘Safe Leave’ Policy For Abuse, Assault Victims « CBS Pittsburgh

 

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The City of Pittsburgh is about to join the ranks of other major American cities and offer paid safe leave for employees.

That leave would be for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, among other things. Organizations that advocate for victims of domestic abuse say the policy is long overdue.

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Stephanie Fox, a victim, says it’s definitely a step in the right direction, but more is needed.

“I’ve been stabbed with a screwdriver. I have cigarette burns all over me. I’ve had my teeth knocked out and my jaw redone. I have a bullet in the back of my leg,” she said.

Fox says she was in an abusive relationship for 14 years and lost half as many jobs because she couldn’t go to work.

 

Source: Peduto Introduces ‘Safe Leave’ Policy For Abuse, Assault Victims « CBS Pittsburgh

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