A pileup during a spring snow squall in Pennsylvania on Monday involving 50 to 60 vehicles killed at least three people and resulted in multiple injuries, officials said.
A portion of Interstate 81 about 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia was closed until further notice and at least 20 people were transported to local hospitals, according to Schuylkill County Emergency Management.
Three people died in the accident, according to John Mika, Schuylkill County Coroner’s Office.
Shu Ming Tang died of a single gunshot wound during an alleged daylight robbery in 1993. His killer’s trail went cold for the next three decades.A San Carlos murder that stumped investigators for nearly 30 years has finally been solved, with California authorities announcing Thursday the recent arrest of a 61-year-woman in Oklahoma. Rayna Hoffman-Ramos, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, is suspected of fatally shooting a corner store owner in April 1993, in what is believed to have been a daylight robbery gone wrong. The victim, Shu Ming Tang, was hospitalized with a single gunshot wound and later died. Despite learning that a woman had been seen leaving the Devonshire Little Store shortly after the 1 p.m. shooting, the case remained unsolved for 29 years. Detectives reopened the case in 2018. “We owe it to the families and victims, however long it takes, to give some measure of justice,” said San Mateo County Sheriff’s Lt. Jacob Trickett. Hoffman-Ramos, who had a criminal record prior to her arrest, is believed to have acted alone. As of Thursday, she was charged with first-degree murder and awaiting extradition to California
BEAVER COUNTY — A motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle accident early Monday morning.
According to Pennsylvania State Police Beaver, the crash happened at the intersection of state Route 18 (Big Beaver Boulevard) and Fairlane Boulevard in Koppel.
Jacob Watts, 29, was traveling north on state Route 18 when Michelle Stevens, 51, made a left turn onto Fairlane Boulevard and didn’t have clearance, police said.
DERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A 36-year-old woman died following a two-vehicle crash in Derry Township, Westmoreland County.
The crash happened shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Industrial Boulevard and Pandora Road.
State police said Jennifer Krinock, of Latrobe, was traveling west on Industrial Boulevard when a Toyota Camry turned off of Pandora Road in front of her vehicle.
Following the collision, Krinock was taken to the hospital, where she died of her injuries.
State police said she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Officers responded to Pryor St. around 10 p.m. to reports of a person shot.
ATLANTA — Three teenagers were shot and one was killed after an argument led to gunshots in southwest Atlanta, police said.
Channel 2′s Justin Carter spoke to Atlanta police who said there were at least three shots.
The shooting took place at the corner of Bass and Pryor streets near Central Avenue. The call initially came in from a nearby gas station.
Police said that at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday a 14-year-old, 16-year-old and a 19-year-old were shot. Police said all three were male.
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Police said it started with a fight, and then the shots started.
The three victims were taken to the hospital, where the 16-year-old died. The other two victims are stable.
Investigators said it’s too early to tell if others were involved in the shooting.
“I think we’re off to a decent start with this investigation. We recovered some ballistic evidence on scene. We’ve also began to assess video surveillance in reference to the incident, so we will be working through the night to determine all the persons involved in this incident,” Atlanta police Lt. Ralph Woolfolk said.
No arrests have been made. The identities of the victims have not been released.
The Atlanta Fair is being held across the street from Center Parc Credit Union Stadium. It’s unclear if the parties involved in the shooting were at the fair.
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By: KDKA-TV News Staff
SHALER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A standoff in Shaler has come to an end.
Police were called to a home on Middle Road around 4 p.m. for reports of a woman barricaded inside.
They spent nearly four hours talking to her and thought she was going to leave the home, but then the police said she took her own life.
Allegheny County Police are investigating.
Fourteen people were shot before dawn on Saturday at a hookah lounge in Las Vegas. Police said one man died and two people suffered critical injuries.
The shooting happened at about 3.15am and preliminary information indicated there was a party during which two people got into an altercation and exchanged gunfire, striking multiple people, said police captain Dori Koren.
Koren told reporters no arrests had been made and no suspect descriptions were immediately available but added that authorities did not believe there was any danger to the general public.
State police say 30-year-old Devin Glace from Pittsburgh was walking in the right lane of the westbound turnpike in New Sewickley Township, Beaver County. The driver of a tractor-trailer could not stop in time and hit Glace head-on. He landed in the right driving lane, where he was hit by two more tractor-trailer drivers.
The fatal crash shut down the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
CNN)Two campus officers were shot and killed Tuesday during an active shooter situation at Bridgewater College in Virginia, according to college spokesperson Logan Bogert.“I can confirm that a campus police officer and a campus safety officer died from gunshot wounds today,” Bogert told CNN’s Josh Campbell.A male suspect was taken into custody and an investigation is ongoing, according to Virginia State Police.A news conference on the incident was planned for Tuesday evening.
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert this morning that led to finding a woman struck by a car and a man with a gunshot wound to the head.
Police responded to the alert in the 300 block of Minton Street in Pittsburgh’s Sheraden neighborhood around 5:40 a.m.
When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive woman who was pronounced dead at the scene. Early into the investigation, police learned she was hit by a car.
Police were then notified of a shooting victim at the Sunoco in Esplen, the neighborhood next to Sheraden.
Two New York City police officers were shot in a Harlem gunfight Friday night – one fatally and one critically wounded, days after a 16-year-old boy allegedly wounded another officer in the Bronx, according to police sources.
A man died after being shot in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood on Thursday night.
Police got the call around 10:15 p.m. Thursday about a person shot on the 800 block of Loyal Way.The victim was found unresponsive inside a home and pronounced dead at the scene.
No arrests have been announced.
At least 70 people were killed and more than 130 injured when an airstrike hit a detention center in Yemen on Friday, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said, as the Saudi-led coalition continued to ramp up its deadly offensive on rebels in the war-torn nation.
(CNN)At least 70 people were killed and more than 130 injured when an airstrike hit a detention center in Yemen on Friday, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said, as the Saudi-led coalition continued to ramp up its deadly offensive on rebels in the war-torn nation.Another airstrike early Friday hit a telecommunications building in the strategic port city of Hodeidah, causing a nationwide internet blackout, according to NetBlocks, an organization that tracks network disruptions. At least three children were killed in that attack, Save the Children said.The Norwegian Refugee Council said the internet blackout, which was still ongoing as of Friday evening, would affect aid delivery.The Iran-back Houthi rebels, who control much of Yemen, blamed the Saudi-led coalition for the strikes. CNN has reached out to the coalition for comment.
A Hill District man with a history of domestic violence is accused of killing a woman with her own gun Wednesday in Bellevue, Allegheny County police said.
Deangelo Zieglar, 25, was arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting death of 28-year-old Rachel Dowden of Pittsburgh’s South Side, according to a criminal complaint.
Zieglar is charged with criminal homicide, tampering with evidence and firearms charges.
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
BELLEVUE, Pa. (KDKA) — Police are investigating after a 28-year-old woman was fatally shot in Bellevue.
The Allegheny County Police Department said officials were notified of a shooting Wednesday night in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue.
First responders found the victim, who was shot multiple times. She was taken to a local hospital, where she died.
A witness told KDKA-TV’s Erika Stanish that the woman was standing at the bus stop when two men approached her and started shooting. The shooting happened near the Dollar General store and Pizza Hut. An employee at Pizza Hut said they heard at least two shots.
No word on any arrests or suspects.
A 15-year-old boy waiting to go home after school Wednesday died after at least one person opened fire on the school van he was sitting in outside his school on Pittsburgh’s North Side.
Two suspects, at least one of whom had a handgun, remained at large hours after the shooting outside Oliver Citywide Academy in Marshall-Shadeland. Pittsburgh police investigators confirmed shortly before 5:30 p.m. that the child had died. Authorities did not identify the teen.
“As a former principal, I know just the possibility of an incident like today is what keeps us up at night,” said interim Superintendent Wayne Walters.
The shooting happened around 1:45 p.m., said Cmdr. Richard Ford. He said the teen was taken to Allegheny General Hospital in critical condition where he later died.
Oliver Citywide is a special education center for students in grades 3 through 12, according to the district website.
The school remained under lockdown until shortly after 3 p.m. Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said the family of the student had been notified of the shooting, and a notification was sent to parents of other Oliver students.
Walters said the boy had been a student at Oliver Citywide since he was in third grade, and teachers at the school are inconsolable.
“He loved school, and he was so happy today to be back after the long weekend and school covid closure,” Walters said a teacher relayed. “His sense of humor was infectious.”
By Michael DiVittorio
Allegheny County Police said an 81-year-old pedestrian was killed by a vehicle on Tuesday evening in White Oak.
The tragedy happened in the 3200 block of Jacks Run Road around 7:20 p.m.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified the man as Craig Peden of White Oak. Peden died at the scene.
Police said the car that hit the man, a Ford sedan, was stopped by White Oak police in the 1100 block of Jacks Run Road.
The car was driven by a 65-year-old man, police said. No further information regarding the driver was immediately released.
Detectives and Allegheny County Police Collision Reconstruction Unit are investigating.
No further information was available.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tipline 833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, email@example.com or via Twitter .
While Abu Dhabi police did not immediately offer any suspects, Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for an attack targeting the United Arab Emirates.DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A possible drone attack may have sparked an explosion that struck three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi and another fire at an extension of Abu Dhabi International Airport on Monday that killed three people and wounded six, police said.
Abu Dhabi police identified the dead as two Indian nationals and one Pakistani. It did not identify the wounded, who police said suffered minor or moderate wounds.
Police said an investigation was underway.
A Pittsburgh-area woman has died two days after being struck by a Port Authority bus in downtown Pittsburgh.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner says 64-year-old Dal Rai of Whitehall died Friday evening at the hospital after being struck by a moving vehicle early Tuesday morning.
Police are investigating after human remains were found in a shed behind a house in Pittsburgh’s Knoxville neighborhood.
Police were alerted to reports of human remains found in a shed behind a residence on the 300 block of Reifert Street around 4:30 p.m.
Early Sunday morning, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office identified the woman as Crystal Leshner, 38.
Major Crimes Detectives and the Pittsburgh Crime Scene unit were called to the scene to collect evidence.
Neighbor Ronnie Davis said the scene was unsettling.
“I’m a single father, and I have two kids, and if it was a homicide, I need to know,” Davis said.
Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman Cara Cruz said the investigation could take time.
“It is going to be a long investigation, of course. This is not usual. We are used to other things in the city, but this is definitely unusual,” Cruz said.
She said it was unclear at that point if the initial report came from someone who lives there.
Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 crew on scene saw the medical examiner come to the scene and take the body away.
No information on the demographic or identification of the remains was provided at this time. Cruz said she had no information if there is anyone in custody at this time.
This is a developing story. Stay with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 for updates.
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A further 32 people were injured, nine of them seriously, after a canyon wall plunged into the water and onto motorboats on Furnas lake in Capitolio, Minas Gerais state, on Saturday.
Videos posted on social media showed a cluster of small boats near the cliff face when the rock smashed into the water, landing on two of the vessels. Onlookers could be heard screaming as other boats close to the scene sped off to escape.Minas Gerais Fire Department commander Edgard Estevo said divers were searching for up to 20 people missing following the disaster, but some of those feared lost were located by phone.
Two boats were hit directly by the rocks and 24 people rescued from them alive, fire department spokesman Pedro Aihara said. Seven bodies have been recovered.
DENVER, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Three people are missing and feared dead after a wind-stoked wildfire roared through two towns in Boulder County, Colorado, prompting thousands of evacuations and destroying nearly 1,000 homes, authorities said on Saturday.
Officials initially said there were no reports of fatalities or missing residents following the rare urban wildfire that erupted Thursday morning on the northern outskirts of the Denver metropolitan area.Wind gusts in excess of 100 miles per hour (160 kph) pushed flames eastward into the towns of Superior and Louisville, prompting the evacuation of both communities.
In about two hours, the fire had scorched 6,000 acres, officials said.
An airplane crashed Monday evening in the El Cajon area of Southern California, leaving no survivors, authorities said.
(CNN)An airplane crashed Monday evening in the El Cajon area of Southern California, leaving no survivors, authorities said.The plane was scheduled to land at a local airfield when it went down just after 7 p.m, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.Firefighters found no survivors at the scene, authorities said in a news release, but they did not specify how many victims were found.No one was hurt on the ground, the Sheriff’s Department confirmed. The medical examiner will investigate and identify the victims once family members have been notified, the release added.The Sheriff’s Department said the plane was a Learjet, and authorities are uncertain how many people were on board, CNN affiliate KGTV reported.“When firefighters arrived at the scene there was significant rain occurring and there was a large debris field that stretched about 200 feet,” Lakeside Fire Protection District Chief Don Butz told CNN.
A Florida real estate agent was killed outside a home she was showing in a shooting that may be linked to a separate landlord-tenant dispute, a report said.
Sara Michelle Trost, 40, was gunned down inside her car outside the home in Coral Springs at about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, WSVN reported, citing police. She died on scene.
Trost, a mother of one, was showing the home the day she was murdered, neighbors told the outlet.
Investigators are probing whether the deadly violence stemmed from an earlier dispute involving a former tenant of the residence and the landlord.
Soon after the shooting, Raymond Wesley Reese, 51, was arrested in West Palm Beach and later charged with murder.
By Renatta Signorini
A Greensburg man died Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle in Jeannette, according to police Chief Donald Johnston Jr. and the Allegheny County Medical Examiner.
Ronald Momeyer, 65, was in a cross walk on Claridge-Elliott Road heading into work at Elliott Group at 6:15 a.m. Monday when he was hit, Johnston said. Momeyer had parked in a lot across the street from the building.
The driver called 911 and stayed at the scene until police and paramedics arrived. Momeyer was taken by medical helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. He died there shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Penn Township police are helping with the crash reconstruction, Johnston said.
The road has a few crosswalks in the area of the Elliott Group building and signs alerting drivers to pedestrians. Elliott Group declined to comment.
TOWNSHIP OF HANOVER, Pa. —
A 47-year-old woman was killed when she was hit by a vehicle moments after she was involved in a crash in Washington County on Friday morning.
The crash happened a little after 2 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Route 22 in Hanover Township.The Washington County coroner said Lori Ann Dickey, of Aliquippa, was driving a vehicle traveling east and crossed the center media and entered the westbound lanes, crashing into an oncoming tractor-trailer.
The coroner said Dickey got out of her vehicle after the collision, began to approach the operator of the tractor-trailer and was struck by another vehicle.
State police are investigating.
Shooting happened early Sunday morning
FRANKLIN, Pa. —
State police in Venango County said an Allegheny County man was shot and killed in Rockland Township early Sunday morning.
Peter Bernardo Spencer, 29, was found deceased in the front yard of a home on Carls Road.
The unnamed local woman in her 60s was pulled from the car by a rescue swimmer dangling from a US Coast Guard helicopter about 50 yards from the American Falls, police said.“We have never had a vehicle in the water this close to the brink,” New York State Park Police Captain Chris Rola said in a press conference.The woman was the only occupant of the car, which witnesses spotted floating down the river, Rola said.
The shooting happened near Palisades Plaza in Rankin.
RANKIN, Pa. —
Allegheny County police are investigating after a 20-year-old man was shot and killed in Rankin.
Police said the victim was found a little after 9:35 p.m. Monday at the Palisades Apartment Complex on the 2100 block of Rankin Boulevard.
A suspected shooter is in custody, according to Michael McCabe, undersheriff with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. A handgun was also located, he said.