Pittsburgh diocese says priest accused of sexual abuse; allegation dates back to 1990s in Plum

The Rev. Robert Cedolia formerly served at Our Lady of Joy in Plum; now priest-administrator of parishes in Clairton, West Mifflin, Jefferson Hills, Pleasant Hills

Source: Pittsburgh diocese says priest accused of sexual abuse; allegation dates back to 1990s in Plum

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U.S. Space Command: President Trump marks establishment of U.S. Space Command today – CBS News

The president’s “Space Force” must receive congressional approval


President Trump is holding a Rose Garden event to commemorate the establishment of the U.S. Space Command, as the president pushes for the creation of his sixth branch of the military, the Space Force.

Source: U.S. Space Command: Watch live stream as President Trump marks establishment of U.S. Space Command today – CBS News

Area gas prices cheaper this Labor Day | New Today | heraldstandard.com

The upcoming Labor Day weekend will have motorists hitting the road with cheaper gas prices in the region.

According to GasBuddy.com, gas prices in Connellsville on Wednesday averaged $2.69 per gallon, $2.74 in Rostraver and ranged from $2.66 to $2.89 in Uniontown, and $2.79 to $2.99 in Monongahela.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission expects 3.6 million motorists to travel the turnpike for Labor Day weekend as reports have summer travel on the system up 1.5% over last summer.

Source: Area gas prices cheaper this Labor Day | New Today | heraldstandard.com

DHS vaping investigation: Majority of patients cite THC products

WISCONSIN (WFRV) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says an investigation of lung disease among people who reported vaping shows a majority of the patients claim they inhaled THC products.

Officials say 89 percent of the 27 cases investigated show patients reported inhaling THC products such as waves and oils via e-cigarettes or other vaping devices.

DHS says they continue to investigate all possible causes and say the connection to THC products is based on interviews with cases. They add the agency is working with the FDA to determine the contents of used vaping products.

Source: DHS vaping investigation: Majority of patients cite THC products

New York Daily News: Mayor de Blasio doesn’t make the cut for third Democratic debate

New York Daily News: Mayor de Blasio doesn’t make the cut for third Democratic debate.
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-de-blasio-democratic-2020-debate-20190829-atyqyiwlcvcqrki4lexr43zwe4-story.html

CNBC: Ex-FBI Director Comey violated DOJ policies in handling Trump memos, inspector general says

  • Former FBI Director James Comey violated Justice Department and FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting conversations with President Trump, the DOJ’s Office of Inspector General says.
  • Comey, who was fired by Trump in May 2017, is not being prosecuted for the alleged violations detailed in the scathing report.
  • “Comey set a dangerous example for the over 35,000 current FBI employees—and the many thousands more former FBI employees—who similarly have access to or knowledge of non-public information,” the report says.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/29/ex-fbi-director-james-comey-violated-fbi-policies-and-employment-pact.html

Homeowner shoots dead two teens allegedly trespassing on his property in Ohio

The shooter was taken into police custody for questioning about the deaths of the two 17-year-olds.

Source: Homeowner shoots dead two teens allegedly trespassing on his property in Ohio

Hurricane Dorian could be a Category 4 storm when it makes landfall Monday

The latest forecast cone shows the storm making landfall early Monday somewhere along the Florida or Georgia coast.

Source: Hurricane Dorian could be a Category 4 storm when it makes landfall Monday

‘American Idol’ to hold auditions in Pa.; here’s what you need to know – pennlive.com

“American Idol” will be in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7 for a giant open call. However, judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan won’t be there. Instead, singers will be performing in front of producers to see if they can land a spot auditioning on camera in front of the judges.

Source: ‘American Idol’ to hold auditions in Pa.; here’s what you need to know – pennlive.com

California joins a handful of other states that provide community college tuition-free – CNN

California will provide free tuition for two years of community college to first-time, full-time California students.

California governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to increase the 2019-2020 state budget to $42.6 million. This expansion allows the California College Promise program to make a second year of free community college tuition possible for approximately 33,000 students.

Source: California joins a handful of other states that provide community college tuition-free – CNN

North Carolina student was planning mass shooting at university, police say – ABC News

Officers charged Paul Steber, a 19-year-old freshman at High Point University in North Carolina, with two felony counts of having a gun on campus and an additional count for making threats of mass violence on Tuesday after a classmate reported him, police said.

The suspect told authorities that he came to North Carolina because it was easier to gain access to guns.

Source: North Carolina student was planning mass shooting at university, police say – ABC News

Toddler killed by falling store display in Illinois mall, police say – CNN

A 2-year-old girl is dead after part of a store display fell and hit her on the head in Orland Square Mall in Orland Park, Illinois, on Tuesday.

“It appears that two temporary steel walls, approximately 8 feet high and 3 feet wide, somehow fell over,” said Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy, according to CNN affiliate WGN-TV. The walls weighed between 75 and 100 pounds each, said McCarthy.

Source: Toddler killed by falling store display in Illinois mall, police say – CNN

School family-teacher organization president charged with taking thousands in funds meant for students

School family-teacher organization president charged with taking thousands in funds meant for students

A criminal complaint said Jennifer Murawski, 38, of Monroeville, took $3,600 from book fairs at Evergreen Elementary School and Moss Side Middle School in the Gateway School District.

The complaint said she took another $7,300 directly from the Mosside Family-Teacher Organization bank account.

Source: School family-teacher organization president charged with taking thousands in funds meant for students

Actor Matthew McConaughey joins University of Texas as faculty professor

Before starring in Dazed and Confused, Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective, among dozens of other notable roles, he earned a film degree from the University of Texas in 1993.

Right now, University of Texas students are running to the registrar’s office or firing up their computers to sign up for an upcoming Matthew McConaughey class.

UT’s Moody College of Communication announced Wednesday that the Academy Award-winning actor has been appointed as a professor of practice to the Department of Radio-Television-Film faculty.

Source: Actor Matthew McConaughey joins University of Texas as faculty professor

PENNSYLVANIA LOTTERY: $650,000 winning ticket sold at Rite Aid at Fox Chapel Plaza in O’Hara Township

O’HARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. —Someone who played the Pennsylvania Lottery at the Fox Chapel Plaza shopping center is now holding a winning ticket worth $650,000.Lottery said a winning Cash 5 ticket from the Tuesday drawing was sold at Rite Aid at 1125 Freeport Rd.

The ticket matched all five white balls — 1, 3, 18, 24 and 29.

The winner’s name is not known yet. The ticketholder has one year to come forward and claim the prize.

Source: PENNSYLVANIA LOTTERY: $650,000 winning ticket sold at Rite Aid at Fox Chapel Plaza in O’Hara Township

SCAM ALERT: Someone is spoofing the Allegheny County Police phone number

People in Allegheny County are getting calls soliciting money and threatening arrest. The call looks like it’s coming from the county police, but police say the caller is spoofing their phone number.

Source: SCAM ALERT: Someone is spoofing the Allegheny County Police phone number

Another One Bites The Dust: Gillibrand Is Out

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who presented herself in the presidential race as a champion of women and families, said Wednesday that she was withdrawing from the Democratic primary after failing to qualify for a third debate next month — a development she described as fatal to her candidacy.

Ms. Gillibrand said in an interview that she would endorse another candidate in the primary but had not yet picked a favorite. Though she stopped short of saying she would endorse a woman, Ms. Gillibrand, who has made electing women to Congress a personal cause, said the next president had to be capable of uniting the country and suggested that a woman might be best suited for the job.

“I think that women have a unique ability to bring people together and heal this country,” Ms. Gillibrand said, adding, “I think a woman nominee would be inspiring and exciting.”

But she added: “I will support whoever the nominee is, and I will do whatever it takes to beat Trump.”

Source: Another One Bites The Dust: Gillibrand Is Out