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Latrobe’s Great American Banana Split Celebration promises a sweet weekend | TribLIVE.com

 

By Candy Williams

A classic ice cream dessert that’s been making people smile since 1904 is once again deserving of an annual summertime salute.

Latrobe serves up its 115th Great American Banana Split Celebration Aug. 23-25.

The banana split was first invented by David Strickler, an apprentice pharmacist at a local drug store.

This is the sixth year of the official celebration and new events have been added, says Isaac McDaniel of Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, event director.

Parking will be free in downtown Latrobe throughout the weekend.

Candy Williams is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

Source: Latrobe’s Great American Banana Split Celebration promises a sweet weekend | TribLIVE.com

2019 Great American Banana Split Celebration
When: Aug. 23-25, vendors and activities open noon-8 p.m. Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 24 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 25
Admission: Free
Where: Downtown Latrobe
Details: 724-537-2671 or bananasplitfest.com

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Airplanes Middle East Military Opinion

US military drone shot down over Yemen, official confirms | Fox News

A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News.

The drone was shot down late on Tuesday in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, officials told Reuters, which first reported the news.

A Houthi military spokesman was quoted earlier by the group’s Al-Masirah TV as saying that air defenses had brought down a U.S. drone.

Source: US military drone shot down over Yemen, official confirms | Fox News

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Military News Opinion

Thule Air Base: inside the US’s northernmost military base in Greenland

The Thule Air Base is a military base in Greenland belonging to the US. How was it established and what are some of its contemporary uses?

The Thule Air Base is a military base in Greenland belonging to the US. It is, in fact, the US’s northernmost military base in the world, located just 1,524km from the North Pole and 1,207km north of the Arctic Circle.

The US established the Thule Air Base in 1941 to help Denmark defend its colonies from increasing German aggression. Today, the military base in Greenland is used by the US Air Force (USAF) Space Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Specifically, it is home to the 21stSpace Wing’s network of sensors that provides early missile warning, space surveillance and control.

Source: Thule Air Base: inside the US’s northernmost military base in Greenland

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Celebrities News Opinion

(48) Larry King Files for Divorce from Wife Shawn King | TMZ – YouTube

Larry King is moving on … once again — he’s divorcing his 7th wife, Shawn Southwick King.

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Autos Technology

Toyota recalls 14,200 RAV4 SUVs over faulty backup camera – Roadshow

When the driver puts the vehicle in reverse, the backup camera may not flick on as it should.

According to the NHTSA documents filed earlier this month, 14,215 RAV4 models are subject to the recall but Toyota estimates fewer than 1% of the models have the actual defect. Affected RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models were made between May 27, 2019, and July 27, 2019.

The automaker traced the backup camera issue to a damaged electrical connector. During a part check, one of the pins on the audio display unit may have bent in a way that affects the backup camera. When the driver selects the reverse gear, the backup camera may not activate and display on the interior touchscreen as it’s supposed to.

Source: Toyota recalls 14,200 RAV4 SUVs over faulty backup camera – Roadshow

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crime Violence

Man shot in leg during street fight in western Pennsylvania | WTAJ

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) — A street fight in western Pennsylvania ended with a man being shot in the leg. Bethel Park police responded to Wallace Avenue around 8:20 p.m. Sunday

The man’s wound is not considered life-threatening. But his name and further details on his condition were not disclosed.

The other man involved in the fight was not injured.

No charges have been filed so far, but authorities say the fight and shooting remain under investigation.

It’s not clear what sparked the fight.

Source: Man shot in leg during street fight in western Pennsylvania | WTAJ

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Disasters News

Boaters find body floating in Pa. river – pennlive.com

A Sunday boat ride turned gruesome as those enjoying the water spotted a body in the river.

The boaters called 911 around 6 p.m., and the Point Marion Volunteer Fire Department recovered the body, prompting a police investigation.

At this point, all that is known is the body is male.

Information on the man’s identity and his cause of death was pending.

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Source: Boaters find body floating in Pa. river – pennlive.com

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crime Legal News Opinion

Jeffrey Epstein signed will 2 days before suicide, report says | Fox News

Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s will has been filed in the U.S. Virgin Islands and it showed that he signed it on Aug. 8 — two days before investigators said he hanged himself in his New York City jail cell.

Source: Jeffrey Epstein signed will 2 days before suicide, report says | Fox News

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News

INSIDER: US negotiators trying to end the Afghanistan war are frustrated that Trump keeps giving the Taliban a stronger hand

INSIDER: US negotiators trying to end the Afghanistan war are frustrated that Trump keeps giving the Taliban a stronger hand.
https://www.insider.com/trump-afghanistan-by-giving-the-taliban-what-they-want-2019-8

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Autos Crash

Semi trailer leans over Tarentum Bridge after truck crash

A trailer hauling scrap is leaning over the side of the Tarentum Bridge after a semi truck crashed on the span.

Source: Semi trailer leans over Tarentum Bridge after truck crash

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News

Missing Beaver County teenager found

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News

Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Is Meghan Markle Responsible for Destroying Prince Harry’s Popularity?

Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Is Meghan Markle Responsible for Destroying Prince Harry’s Popularity?.
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/is-meghan-markle-responsible-for-destroying-prince-harrys-popularity.html/

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arrest crime Violence

Four charged following baseball bat attack in Westmoreland County

Police say victim was standing outside his home when he was jumped

According to court documents, the victim told police that he was standing outside his home taking care of some trash just after midnight when four people attacked him and beat him with a baseball bat.

Police said the victim was knocked unconscious but was able to get to a neighbor’s house to call 911 after he woke up.

Source: Four charged following baseball bat attack in Westmoreland County

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arrest crime News Robbery

Police: Westmoreland jail inmate made shank from toothbrush | TribLIVE.com

Douglas Allen Bartrug, 33, of Bloomfield, was charged last week with inmate possessing a weapon and prohibited offensive weapons.

Bartrug, previously of Hempfield, has been held at the jail since Feb. 15 on $100,000 bail on theft and related charges. He was arrested after residents in the Fort Allen neighborhood reported a suspicious man riding a bicycle at 3:50 a.m., according to police.

Source: Police: Westmoreland jail inmate made shank from toothbrush | TribLIVE.com

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Celebrities Entertainment Music Opinion

Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire replace Brad Paisley at CMA Awards, join Carrie Underwood as co-host | Fox News

Carrie Underwood, who has hosted the Country Music Association Awards since 2008 with Brad Paisley, is losing her partner-in-crime.

Source: Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire replace Brad Paisley at CMA Awards, join Carrie Underwood as co-host | Fox News

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crime Legal Opinion police Politics

Live updates: NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo fired – CNN

Eric Garner’s mother Gwen Carr said that while it’s been disheartening to go through this process, she’s not finished.

New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill just announced his final decision regarding officer Daniel Pantaleo’s future with the NYPD.

What we covered here

  • NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo was fired.
  • Department trial: A New York Police Department judge earlier this month said Pantaleo — the officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner in 2014 — should be fired. However, the commissioner had the final say.
  • No federal charges: Last month Attorney General William Barr declined to bring federal charges against Pantaleo.

Source: Live updates: NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo fired – CNN

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crime

Man charged with rape, sexual assualt taken into custody in North Versailles

Police in Greensburg have obtained an arrest warrant for a man they say fled a home in Duquesne.

Source: Man charged with rape, sexual assualt taken into custody in North Versailles

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Autos Economy Legal Medical News Opinion Politics

Amid Homelessness Crisis, Los Angeles Restricts Living In Vehicles : NPR

Nearly 10,000 people in Los Angeles live in vehicles. The City Council recently extended a ban on sleeping overnight in cars, vans or RVs in residential areas and near parks or schools.

The Los Angeles City Council recently reinstated an ordinance that bans sleeping overnight in vehicles in residential areas. The law also forbids living in a vehicle within a block of a park, school or day care. Tickets for violating the rules start at $25 for a first offense, $50 the second time and $75 after that.

Neighborhoods divided

Residents who support the restrictions say vehicle encampments have caused parking shortages and sanitation issues. Critics say that without alternatives to parking on the street, the rules are inhumane.

Source: Amid Homelessness Crisis, Los Angeles Restricts Living In Vehicles : NPR

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crime Medical

BETHEL PARK SHOOTING: Man shot during fight in Bethel Park | WPXI

A person was shot during a fight in Bethel Park Sunday night, according to police.

Bethel Park Police Department

10 hours ago

At approximately 8:20pm, BPPD and Tri-Community South EMS responded to Wallace Ave for a report of two males fighting in the street with possible gun shots. A second call confirmed a person shot. Officers located two males that were engaged in a fight with one person having been shot in the leg. That person was transported to a trauma center with non-life threatening injuries. The incident is currently under investigation by BPPD. There is NO danger to the residents of that area.

Source: BETHEL PARK SHOOTING: Man shot during fight in Bethel Park | WPXI

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crime

Drug bust: Nearly 4 tons of marijuana found in shipment of jalapeño peppers in San Diego – CBS News

Nearly 4 tons of the drug was found among the peppers at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego on Thursday

CBP news release said officers discovered more than 7,500 pounds — nearly 4 tons — of marijuana in the peppers’ pallets.

The release mentioned CBP found a “37-year-old male Mexican citizen entered the port of entry driving a tractor pulling a trailer with cargo manifested as jalapeño peppers.”

Source: Drug bust: Nearly 4 tons of marijuana found in shipment of jalapeño peppers in San Diego – CBS News

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News Opinion

No Joke: Trump Really Does Want To Buy Greenland : NPR

The president confirmed a recent report in The Wall Street Journal that he’d asked his advisers to look into purchasing the Arctic island. But Denmark’s prime minister says Greenland is not for sale.

Greenland is about three times the size of Texas with a population of just over 57,000. Most of Greenland sits above the Arctic Circle. It is the world’s largest island — Australia and Antarctica are larger and also surrounded by water, but are considered continents. Greenland has its own parliament, premier and Cabinet, though Denmark controls foreign policy, security and financial policy in consultation with Greenland’s government.

Inuit from North America are believed to have first arrived in Greenland about 4,500 years ago. In the 10th century, it was settled by the Viking explorer Erik the Red. In the 13thcentury, it became part of Norway and, a century later, part of Denmark.

Source: No Joke: Trump Really Does Want To Buy Greenland : NPR

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crime Terrorism

There could have been three more mass shootings if these men weren’t stopped, authorities say – CNN

Authorities this weekend announced they had foiled three potential mass shootings after arresting three men in different states who expressed interest in or threatened to carry them out.

Source: There could have been three more mass shootings if these men weren’t stopped, authorities say – CNN

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Opinion Politics Space

Newt Gingrich: We’re in a space race with China – We must win to protect our economic and national security

The country that masters orbit between Earth and the moon will set the rules for future space commerce.

Source: Newt Gingrich: We’re in a space race with China – We must win to protect our economic and national security

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Football Sports

Steelers defeat Chiefs, 17-7

Steelers win their second preseason game

Devlin Hodges put the icing on the cake when he hit Diontae Johnson for a 24-yard touchdown with 4:22 to play in the game, giving the Steelers the 10-point lead.

Source: Steelers defeat Chiefs, 17-7

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Fires

Family says hoverboard caught fire overnight, set home on fire

The fire broke out on Shaw Street after the hoverboard was charging overnight

NEWS THIS MORNING OUT OF NEW CASTLE, LAWRENCE COUNTY.

A TOY EXPLODES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.

A FAMILY WHO LIVES ON SHAW STREET SAYS THIS HOVERBOARD IS NOW BURNT TO A CRISP. IT WAS PLUGGED IN TO CHARGE OVERNIGHT.

WHILE THEY WERE SLEEPING, IT EXPLODED. THE HOMEOWNER SAYS THERE WERE FLAMES UP TO THE CEILING. THE LITTLE BOY WHO OWNED THAT HOVERBOARD EXPLAINED THAT HIS COUSIN CAME IN FOR HIS UNCLE’S BIRTHDAY, AND HE NEEDED HIS HOVERBOARD CHARGED. HE COULD NOT FIND HIS CHARGER, AND SO  DECIDED TO USE HIS COUSIN’S CHARGER.  IT SAYS DO NOT USE OTHER’S CHARGERS.

HIS DAD WOKE UP TO SOMETHING THAT BLEW UP IN A FIERY FLAME. 

CHRIS LOVINGOOD REPORTS: THE BOY’S DAD WAS ABLE TO PUT THE FIRE OUT USING A FIRE EXTINGUISHER THEY HAD ON HAND.

Source: Family says hoverboard caught fire overnight, set home on fire

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crime

STOWE SHOOTING: Person shot overnight in Stowe Township | WPXI

At least one person was hurt in a shooting in Stowe Township overnight.

The victim was taken to an area hospital.

Police have not yet released any other information. Stay with Channel 11 for updates on this story.


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Source: STOWE SHOOTING: Person shot overnight in Stowe Township | WPXI

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Fires

PITTSBURGH APARTMENT FIRE: 74 people displaced by apartment building fire in West Oakland; 2 firefighters injured | WPXI

Crews battled a massive apartment fire on De Raud Street in West Oakland on Saturday.

Source: PITTSBURGH APARTMENT FIRE: 74 people displaced by apartment building fire in West Oakland; 2 firefighters injured | WPXI

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Computers Internet Opinion Technology

Oh Great, Microsoft’s Important Windows 10 Update Might Be Causing Some PCs To Crash

Some users have reported issues getting Microsoft’s latest Patch Tuesday update to install, and others claim it is causing their PCs to randomly restart.

Source: Oh Great, Microsoft’s Important Windows 10 Update Might Be Causing Some PCs To Crash

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Disasters Middle East

Bomb kills 63 at wedding in Kabul

More than 180 others were wounded when a suicide bomber struck in the west of the Afghan capital.

Source: Bomb kills 63 at wedding in Kabul

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‘Something was wrong’: Mom warns others after finding out formula was switched with flour

https://www.wtae.com/article/something-was-wrong-mom-warns-others-after-finding-out-formula-was-switched-with-flour/28690070