ETNA — Multiple homes were damaged by a large fire in Etna Saturday afternoon.
Channel 11 crews confirmed the blaze spread to three homes on Wilson Street before crews were able to contain the flames. According to TribLIVE, four firefighters were injured while battling the fire.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Despite Gov. Wolf is giving Allegheny County permission to move into the yellow phase of reopening on May 15, Allegheny Courts have extended their closure.A court order has extended the closure through June 1.
This is the second closure extension for the courts, as it was originally ordered closed through April 14, then extended through May 8.
“All provisions of the March 16, 2020, Fifth Judicial District Emergency Operations Plan, as amended most recently on May 6, 2020, shall remain in effect through the duration of the judicial emergency,” the order read.
Governor Wolf announced on Friday that most Southwestern Pennsylvania counties can begin a slow reopening beginning on May 15.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh area DJs had a change of tempo on Saturday.
Truck beds became DJ booths with generators, laptops, and turntables strapped to the back.
Almost 40 local DJs hit the streets laying beats down in about 50 neighborhoods for a mobile DJ dance party.
“We host parties we host events and help people have the most amazing time with their families but we haven’t been able to do that,” said DJ Willie T, who was participating in the parade in the Elizabeth Township neighborhood.
By the looks of it, the message was well-received.
Residents emerged from their homes and onto their porches. They danced along from their stoops and lawns while maintaining social distancing.
The parade came as a total surprise for the family of little Finnegan Connors of Elizabeth Township, who was celebrating his 4th birthday with a block party when the mobile DJ booth rolled passed his house.
“We had a DJ and it turned into a dance party and it was amazing,” said Courtney Connors, Finnegan’s mom.
Shyheed Hatch was one of the DJs mixing it up on Saturday.
He told KDKA, music has helped him get through some tough times. He’s hopeful the community had the same reaction.
“I love music. Music is everything to me. It saved me a lot but today it’s for the community. It’s bigger than ourselves. That’s what we’re here to do,” said Hatch.
Three members of the White House coronavirus taskforce have placed themselves in self-quarantine after contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19. It comes as the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, prepares to unveil his “roadmap” to a new normality in a national broadcast and global infections pass four million.
Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Stephen Hahn, are all expected to work remotely due to potential exposure to Covid-19.
Fauci’s institute said that he has tested negative for Covid-19 and will continue to be tested regularly. It added that he is considered at relatively low risk based on the degree of his exposure, and that he would be taking appropriate precautions to mitigate the risk to personal contacts while still carrying out his duties. While he will stay at home and telework, Fauci will go to the White House if called and take every precaution, the institute said.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — The person attacked by a shark on Saturday at a Santa Cruz County beach has died, according to authorities.
The 26-year-old man was surfing at Manresa State Beach when he was attacked.
California state park officials responded around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department.
The type of shark species that attacked the victim is unknown.
Officials say the shark attacked the victim within 100 yards of the shore.
Under Santa Cruz County’s current COVID-19 social distancing beach rules, between 11 a.m.-5 p.m. the only place beach-goers are permitted to be is in the water. The sand is off-limits, but surfers are allowed to traverse the sand to reach the ocean.