Suspect wanted in connection with Florida homicide killed in trooper-involved shooting in Washington County

Pennsylvania authorities say a man wanted for gunning down a Florida trombone player as she left orchestra practice has been killed after he pulled a gun on officers trying to make a traffic stop.

Police in Madison County, Alabama, say Brooks was tracked to a home there. That led to a standoff with police Wednesday night, but he managed to flee.

Source: Suspect wanted in connection with Florida homicide killed in trooper-involved shooting in Washington County

Trump orders Syria strikes: Will attacks lead to US war with Russia? | Fox News

All sides of this conflict, no matter their loyalties, must work to end the Syrian Civil War once and for all. If not, a much greater crisis could be in the offing.

After President Trump’s Friday night announcement that U.S., French and British military forces have launched missile strikes against Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities in response to that nation’s recent deadly attack on its own citizens with poison gas, the world wonders: Will the American action spark a war between the U.S. and Russia?

CIA Director Mike Pompeo pointed out Thursday that the U.S. has already killed a large number of Russians in Syria. “A handful of weeks ago, the Russians met their match,” Pompeo said at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his nomination to become secretary of state. “A couple hundred Russians were killed.”

Source: Trump orders Syria strikes: Will attacks lead to US war with Russia? | Fox News

 

Oklahoma wildfires kill 1, force evacuations – CNN

Wildfires have killed one person and forced the evacuation of four towns in Oklahoma, authorities said Friday.

Source: HLN
(CNN)Wildfires have killed one person and forced the evacuation of four towns in Oklahoma, authorities said Friday.
The state chief medical examiner’s office reported a 61-year-old man died Thursday in Roger MIlls County as a result of injuries sustained in a fire that began southeast of Leedey, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said.
A 54-year-old hunter reported missing in the large Dewey County fire was found alive, Oklahoma Forestry Services Fire Chief Scott Huff said. The man was flown to an area hospital Friday, but his condition was unknown.
Officials said the man was one of three hunters who got caught in the wildfire. The two others were found Thursday.
About 1,000 people evacuated Vici, more than 100 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander said.

Source: Oklahoma wildfires kill 1, force evacuations – CNN

Toys ‘R’ Us Gets 11th-Hour Bid From Little Tikes’s Larian – Bloomberg

  • Billionaire toy marketer Isaac Larian offered to save Toys “R” Us from liquidation with an almost $900 million bid for its stores in the U.S. and Canada that relies in part on crowdfunding.

Larian is offering $675 million for the U.S. stores and $215 million for the outlets in Canada, he said Friday in a statement. The funds will come from Larian himself, other investors and bank financing. A representative for Toys “R” Us didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Isaac Larian

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The would-be rescuer is the chief executive officer of MGA Entertainment Inc., which sells toys including Little Tikes, Bratz and L.O.L. Surprise! Larian previouslystarted a GoFundMecampaign to help keep Toys “R” Us open, with the page showing pledges of about $200 million.

Source: Toys ‘R’ Us Gets 11th-Hour Bid From Little Tikes’s Larian – Bloomberg

Netflix pulls out of Cannes amid feud with festival – CBS News

NEW YORK — The feud between Netflix and Cannes Film Festival is growing. Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, on Wednesday said the streaming giant is pulling its films from the Cannes Film Festival, further intensifying an ongoing dispute between Netflix and the world’s most prestigious film festival.

Cannes earlier banned any films without theatrical distribution in France from its Palme d’Or competition. That essentially rules out Netflix movies, which are released either on a day-and-date strategy — meaning simultaneously on Netflix and in some theaters — or simply go straight to Netflix. In France, it’s a law that films can’t be released on home entertainment platforms until 36 months after their theatrical release.

That still left Netflix the option of participating outside of competition at Cannes. But in an interview with Variety published Wednesday, Sarandos said he doesn’t want to send Netflix releases if they won’t be treated equally with other movies.

Source: Netflix pulls out of Cannes amid feud with festival – CBS News

Newborn safe after being left in ‘baby box’ outside fire department

​”We don’t know the situation, but to make this choice, to be strong enough to make this choice is wonderful.”

For the second time in five months, an infant has been left in a baby box at a northwestern Indiana volunteer fire station.

WSBT reports the infant still had the umbilical cord attached.

“The whole first responder, father thing kicks in. You want to make sure that the baby is OK,” Kohler said.

He said there are no words to describe how he felt when he heard the child crying inside.

“When I pulled the baby out of the box, actually my first thought was ‘baby Grace’… ‘Saving Grace.’ It just popped into my head,” said Kohler.

Kohler said he wants to thank Grace’s parents for putting the child somewhere safe.

“We don’t know the situation, but to make this choice, to be strong enough to make this choice is wonderful,” said Kohler.

The girl appeared healthy and was taken to a hospital for care. She will be placed in the custody of the Indiana Department of Child Services.

On Nov. 7, another baby girl was safely rescued after being left in the box. She was named “Hope.”

The padded, climate-controlled baby box was installed about two years ago. There’s also one near Fort Wayne.

Source: Newborn safe after being left in ‘baby box’ outside fire department

Conor Lamb sworn in as congressman

Conor Lamb is the newest member of the House of Representatives.

“One of the the things I have my eye on is, they’ve decided they want to spend a lot of new money on the heroin epidemic, but we have to decide how much is going to go to law enforcement, how much is going to go to treatment, how much is going to go to prevention. I’d really like to be part of that debate,” Lamb said.


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Source: Conor Lamb sworn in as congressman

Will Ferrell Hospitalized After Serious Car Accident | Hollywood Reporter

Video footage taken at the scene showed Ferrell conscious, talking on his phone while he was being loaded into an ambulance.

Will Ferrell was involved in a serious car accident Thursday night in Orange County, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The Saturday Night Live icon was in a two-car crash around 11 p.m. along Interstate 5, Rafael Reynoso, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol told THR.

The car Ferrell was in flipped after it was hit by another car, Reynoso said.

Four people were in Ferrell’s car; they all suffered injuries, none life-threatening, and were taken to the hospital. It is unclear if Ferrell has been released.

Video footage taken at the scene showed Ferrell conscious, talking on his phone while he was being loaded into an ambulance.

Neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected in the crash. At this time, no citation or arrests have occurred, Reynoso said.

A rep for Ferrell did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Weed for Warriors Project: Advocating for Veteran’s Rights to Cannabis

Weed for Warriors Project was started in the San Francisco Bay Area by an OEF United States Marine Corps Veteran who found relief from his service connected disabilities through medical marijuanaand the fellowship of other like minded Veterans within the cannabis community. Weed for Warriors Project is able to provide Veterans with medical marijuana information, a safe place to fellowship with other Veterans and safe access to free medicine with proof of service/ current medical recommendation.

Source: Weed for Warriors Project: Advocating for Veteran’s Rights to Cannabis

Trout season opens Saturday in Southwestern Pennsylvania | TribLIVE

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Opening day applies to all stocked trout waters in Pennsylvania, with the exception of 18 southeastern counties that have an early opening on March 31.

Nemacolin guides prefer the following waterways , according to Steiner:

• Youghiogheny River, from Confluence to Ohiopyle;

• Laurel Hill Creek, a tributary of the Casselman River, which is a tributary of the Yough;

• Meadow Run, a tributary of the Yough; and

• Dunbar Creek, a tributary of the Yough.

With the exception of Laurel Hill, which is in Somerset County, all are in Fayette County.

Source: Trout season opens Saturday in Southwestern Pennsylvania | TribLIVE