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Pedestrian fatally struck by CSX train

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a CSX train near Ninth and Bingham streets at 6:24 p.m., CSX confirms.

According to CSX, the train was held for local authorities to investigate. It was then released and resumed its normal operations at 7:50 p.m.

https://www.wtae.com/article/pedestrian-fatally-struck-csx-train/29748148

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Three dead as fires bring ‘hell on Earth’ to NSW – YouTube

Three people have been killed and there are grave fears for at least five others still missing as an unprecedented bushfire crisis plagues New South Wales.

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‘Wheel of Fortune’ taping interrupted for Pat Sajak emergency surgery, Vanna White to host

“He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work,” the show’s representatives tweeted.

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Our taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine. He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work. Taping resumed today as scheduled and Vanna White has stepped in as host.

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Wheel of Fortune is in its 37th season of syndication, according to CBS. Sajak and White have hosted the show together since its debut.

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Buenos Aires Zoo Becomes Eco-park | Official English Website for the City of Buenos Aires

The historic zoo is being transformed into an educational, animal-friendly eco-park. Come to see the transformation in process!

The historic zoo

Buenos Aires zoo was opened in 1888 and functioned until 2016. Although today it is in the process of being transformed into the modern eco-park, visitors can still appreciate its original Victorian-era architecture. The pavillions, which have been declared national historic monuments, reflect the traditional architecture of the countries that the different animals came from – with Moorish, Indian, Chinese and Greek/Roman-style buildings.  The former zoo also boasts numerous pieces of art including work by Argentine scultress Lola Mora.

Source: Buenos Aires Eco-park | Official English Website for the City of Buenos Aires

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BIll Gates Sounds Off On Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Proposed Tax Plan

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Space.com: The Science of the 2019 Mercury Transit: How Astronomers Will Study the Rare Celestial Event

Space.com: The Science of the 2019 Mercury Transit: How Astronomers Will Study the
Rare Celestial Event.

On Monday (Nov.11), observers and scientists in North America will have their last opportunity to view a rare celestial event for three decades.

Mercury will cross in front of the sun, as seen from Earth, a process known as a transit. Although the last transit of Mercury occurred only three years ago, the next won’t happen until 2032 and won’t be visible from North America. These rare events provide the opportunity for scientists to gather both new scientific observations and re-creations of historical ones.

https://www-space-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.space.com/amp/mercury-transit-2019-science.html

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Western Pennsylvania CONFERENCE ON THE UNEXPLAINED ! Tickets, Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

Western Pennsylvania CONFERENCE ON THE UNEXPLAINED !

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If you love UFOs, Bigfoot, Cryptids, Ghosts, Hauntings and the Paranormal, you won’t want to miss this exciting weekend.

Source: Western Pennsylvania CONFERENCE ON THE UNEXPLAINED ! Tickets, Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

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UFO sighting: ‘Flying saucer’ found buried underground stuns Russian coal miners | Weird | News | Express.co.uk

A UFO has been discovered buried in a Russian coal mine, a recently-resurfaced Russia video has purportedly revealed.

Source: UFO sighting: ‘Flying saucer’ found buried underground stuns Russian coal miners | Weird | News | Express.co.uk

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he will reintroduce gun control measures after Dems take over state government – CNNPolitics

Washington (CNN)Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday said he will reintroduce gun control measures in the upcoming legislative sessions now that Democrats have taken control of the state legislature.

“Getting rid of bump stocks, high volume magazines, red flag laws. These are common-sense pieces of legislation,” he told CNN’s John Berman on “New Day.” “I will introduce those again in January. And I’m convinced, with the majority now in the House and the Senate, they’ll become law and because of that, Virginia will be safer.”
Democrats took control of the Virginia House and Senate on Tuesday for the first time in more than 20 years. Northam and Democrats will now have an advantage in the assembly to pursue gun control measures that Republicans have pushed against and blocked.

Source: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he will reintroduce gun control measures after Dems take over state government – CNNPolitics

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How a speech pathologist is teaching her dog to ‘speak’ – YouTube

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Trump impeachment trial may complicate Democratic presidential race – YouTube

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PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE CLOSURE: Eastbound turnpike will be closed between Allegheny Valley and Pittsburgh on Sunday morning

A section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed early Sunday morning, the turnpike commission said.

The eastbound turnpike will be closed between Exit 48 (Allegheny Valley) and Exit 57 (Pittsburgh) from 11:59 p.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Sunday, weather permitting.

Detour for eastbound traffic:
  • Freeport Road (1 mile) to
  • Route 910 west (0.5 mile) to
  • Route 28 south (12 miles) to
  • I-579 south Veterans Bridge (0.5 mile) to
  • I-376 east (14.2 miles) to Exit 15
  • Re-enter turnpike at Pittsburgh interchange (Exit 57), follow signs to Harrisburg and east

During the closure, workers will install beams for a new bridge to replace the Saltsburg Road Bridge that carries traffic over the turnpike in Plum.

Source: PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE CLOSURE: Eastbound turnpike will be closed between Allegheny Valley and Pittsburgh on Sunday morning

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Pittsburgh activist charged with assault in pepper-spraying incident – News – The Times – Beaver, PA

AMBRIDGE — A Pittsburgh-based activist is facing more than a dozen charges after police say she pepper-sprayed a family outside of their Ambridge home.

Dena Stanley, 35, of 252 Butler St. in Pittsburgh, is facing 14 charges, including several counts of felony aggravated assault, following an Oct. 29 incident.

According to a criminal complaint, officers were dispatched to 1027 Beaver Road in response to reports of an assault late last month.

Cecilia Melvin said she and her two children, 15 and 7 years old, were pepper-sprayed and assaulted by Stanley — someone she claims to have never met — following an argument between Stanley’s niece and Melvin’s family.

Source: Pittsburgh activist charged with assault in pepper-spraying incident – News – The Times – Beaver, PA

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Weather forecast: Arctic blast next week to hit Midwest, East, South

Get ready for a taste of January. The incoming Arctic blast will bring cold temperatures to the Midwest, Plains, East Coast and Deep South.

“The National Weather Service is forecasting 170 potential daily record cold high temperatures Monday to Wednesday,” tweeted Weather Channel meteorologist Jonathan Erdman. “A little taste of January in November.”

The temperature nosedive will be a three-day process as a cold front charges across the central and eastern U.S. from Sunday into Tuesday.SOURCE AccuWeather

The front will plunge quickly through the northern Plains and upper Midwest Sunday, into the southern Plains and Ohio Valley Monday, then through most of the East Coast and Deep South by Tuesday, the Weather Channel said.

Melting ice:One of the world’s thickest mountain glaciers is melting because of global warming

Source: Weather forecast: Arctic blast next week to hit Midwest, East, South

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JAMES CONNER: Steelers running back will not play against Los Angeles Rams

James Conner will miss his second straight game when the Steelers host the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at Heinz Field.

Conner was ruled out by the Steelers on Friday. The running back is still dealing with a shoulder injury from Pittsburgh’s Oct. 28 game against Miami.

https://www.wtae.com/article/steelers-james-conner-ruled-out-los-angeles-rams/29741670

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NBC News: Kroger shootout captured on video

NBC News: Kroger shootout captured on video.

Dramatic police body camera footage released Friday shows officers outside a Louisville Kroger grocery store engaged in a shootout with a suspect who was killed in the firefight.

Police responding to a report of an active shooter Thursday evening came upon the suspect who had been firing off rounds inside the market, Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Steve Conrad told reporters.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dramatic-video-shows-police-shootout-outside-kroger-grocery-store-n1079126

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LIVE VIDEO: Train derails in Hempfield Township

Several cars were derailed.

Firefighters and a hazmat team responded to the scene, though officials said there was no hazmat concern or risk to public safety.

Officials from Norfolk Southern are investigating the cause of the derailment. They said a Norfolk Southern train was heading west transporting empty crude oil tank cars from Altoona to Conway when it collided with the back of another Norfolk Southern train.

The two train locomotives pulling the crude oil cars were knocked off the track but remained upright. Three rail cars transporting 18 shipping containers derailed off the freight train.

Officials said some of the equipment that derailed hit a portion of another train that was traveling east on the adjacent mainline track, causing the derailment of eight rail cars transporting 32 containers.

Norfolk Southern officials said no hazardous materials are known to have spilled.

The derailment has blocked train traffic on both tracks.

Crews are working to clear the tracks and restore service, though cleanup could take days.

This is a developing story. Stay with the WTAE mobile app for updates.

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NORTH STRABANE: Man trapped in trench in North Strabane Township

The extent of the man’s injuries was not immediately known.

It’s also unclear how he became stuck in the trench.

This is a developing story. Stay with the WTAE mobile app for updates.

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Trump may give Congress another Ukraine call transcript

KEY POINTS
  • President Donald Trump is willing to give House impeachment investigators the transcript of an April call he had with Ukrainian President Volodimyr Zelensky.
  • “I have a second call, which nobody knows about, and I guess they want that to be produced as well,” Trump said.
  • Trump’s then-envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, posted a tweet about the call at the time.

Source: Trump may give Congress another Ukraine call transcript

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New intercity bus service, FlixBus, to begin service in Pittsburgh on Nov. 14 | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Until now, the only options in Pittsburgh for long-distance ground transportation besides cars have been Greyhound bus, MegaBus, and the sporadic Amtrak train. FlixBus, a bus service originating in Germany, will expand its U.S. service to Pittsburgh starting Thu., Nov. 14.

FlixBus will launch service between Columbus, Ohio, Pittsburgh, and Washington D.C. Unlike other bus services, which usually stop in other areas like State College or Harrisburg, FlixBus is direct. The estimated travel time for a MegaBus trip from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., is around six and a half hours, while the same trip for Greyhound is anywhere between six and eight and a half hours. On FlixBus, the estimated travel time is around four and a half hours.

Source: New intercity bus service, FlixBus, to begin service in Pittsburgh on Nov. 14 | News | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper