Three members of the Minnesota National Guard have died after the Black Hawk helicopter they were in crashed 16 miles southwest of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz said at a news conference Thursday.Source: Minnesota National Guard members dead in Black Hawk helicopter crash - CNN
Friday, December 6, 2019
J.M. Smucker Co. is voluntarily recalling one of its canned wet cat foods amidst health concerns.Source: J.M Smucker Co. cat food line voluntarily recalled over health concerns | Fox Business
Cat owners, beware, as a line of wet, canned cat foods was recalled Thursday over health concerns regarding poor-quality ingredients.
J.M. Smucker Co. announced it is voluntarily recalling some of its Special Kitty wet, canned cat food product line, in particular its Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner Pate, which the company said didn’t meet its quality and safety standards. The recall is being conducted alongside the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to the company’s recall alert.
The recalled product in question is sold both individually as well as in variety packs, and the company urged cat owners to throw away any Special Kitty wet, canned cat food and stop feeding it to their pets immediately.
Nearly an hour-long police chase ensued in Coral Gables, Florida Thursday, ending in gunfire and multiple people shot dead.Source: UPS driver, at least 3 others dead in Florida gunfire following delivery truck hijacking, high-speed chase | Fox News
A harrowing police in South Florida on Thursday ended in gunfire with as many as four people -- including a United Parcel Service driver -- shot dead, according to law enforcement.Also among the dead were two robbery suspects, who had hijacked the UPS driver's truck, and a fourth person traveling in a nearby vehicle, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.Coral Gables police said the ordeal started with a robbery at Regent Jewelers at 386 Miracle Mile. Shots were fired and the two robbers jumped into the UPS truck and sped off, taking the delivery driver with them.
A woman was shot in the head at the jewelry store, Miami's WPLG-TV reported. Her condition was unknown.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Police are looking for a suspect accused of stealing an older woman's pocketbook while she was eating lunch at Panera, then going on a shopping spree.Source: Woman Accused Of Stealing Wallet From 71-Year-Old Eating At Panera, Using Credit Card To Buy iPad – CBS Pittsburgh
HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Police are looking for a suspect accused of stealing an older woman’s pocketbook while she was eating lunch at Panera, then going on a shopping spree.
Police say on Nov. 27 around 11:30 a.m., a 71-year-old woman was eating lunch a Panera Bread in Hempfield Township. The suspect allegedly took the 71-year-old’s pocketbook from her purse.
The suspect then allegedly went to a Best Buy in Hempfield Township and bought an iPad for nearly $1,060. She’s accused of using the victim’s stolen credit card to make the purchase.Pictured female used a stolen cc to buy an IPAD for $1059 @ Best Buy Hempfield Twp. The stolen card belonged to a 71 YOA female that had her purse stolen while she was eating at Panera Bread Hempfield Twp on 11/27. Anyone w/ info call Tpr Mitchell 724-832-3288 pic.twitter.com/9ToBmjKoOs— Troop A Public Information Officers (@PSPTroopAPIO) December 5, 2019
The suspect pictured in photos shared by state police is a white woman with medium-length light brown hair. At the time of the theft, she was wearing a black puffer coat with a furry hood and was carrying a silver crossbody purse.
Anyone with is asked to call Trooper Mitchell at 724-832-3288.
Greensburg police arrested two area men Wednesday for allegedly providing a fentanyl-laced heroin dose that killed a 48-year-old woman last summer.
Julian V. Cancro, 37, of Greensburg, and Matthew T. Caughey, 46, of Youngwood, were charged with drug delivery resulting in death in connection with the Aug. 30 death of Darice R. Franke, 48.
Police were called to Cancro’s apartment on the 500 block of Highland Avenue at 4:22 a.m. Aug. 29 for a report of a woman who had overdosed. Detective Sgt. John Swank said Franke was “unresponsive” on the bathroom floor with two empty stamp bags of heroin and a hypodermic needle lying nearby.
Franke, who has lived in Greensburg and Jeannette, was taken by ambulance to Excela Health Westmoreland hospital in Greensburg where she died the next day, Swank reported.
Source: Greensburg police arrest 2 men in woman’s overdose death | TribLIVE.com
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
For questions, call Fuji Foods’ customer service line at 1-888-667-1504.
(WKBN) – Some Ready-to-eat salads, sushi and spring rolls sold at several retailers in Ohio and other states are being recalled.
The recalled salads were produced by Fuji Food Products and distributed to Giant Eagle, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens and other outlets.
The products are being voluntarily recalled because they could have been contaminated with listeria during production.
The problem was discovered in Fuji’s Brockton, Massachusetts, facility during a routine inspection by the FDA, but no illnesses have been reported.
Exposure to listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems.
The product was sold and/or distributed in the following states and includes the following retailers:
Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Source: Some ready-to-eat salads recalled from Giant Eagle and others | WKBN.com
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering a significant expansion of the U.S. military footprint in the Middle East, including dozens more ships, other military hardware and as many as 14,000 additional troops to counter Iran, U.S. officials said.
The deployment could double the number of U.S. military personnel who have been sent to the region since the start of a troop buildup in May. President Donald Trump is expected to make a decision on the new deployments as soon as this month, those officials said.
Trump, facing an election next year, has long sought to exit foreign entanglements and avoid new conflicts. But on Iran — and partly at the behest of Israel — he is convinced of the need to counter the threat his aides say Tehran poses, the officials said. He also could approve a smaller U.S. deployment, the officials said.
Source: U.S. may deploy 14,000 more troops to Middle East - MarketWatch
Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a reported fatal crash in McCandless early this morning.Source: ME’s Office Called To Crash In McCandless – CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a reported fatal crash in McCandless early this morning.
The crash was reported around 8 a.m. at Cumberland Road and Babcock Boulevard. It was slowing traffic in both directions.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office was also called to the scene.
Facility brings new life, jobs to previously abandoned section of Jeannette
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The California senator took a deep look at the campaign’s resources over the holiday and decided she did not have a path to the nomination.Source: 'One of the hardest decisions of my life': Kamala Harris ends once-promising campaign - POLITICO
Kamala Harris is ending her presidential campaign after months of failing to lift her candidacy from the bottom of the field — a premature departure for a California senator once heralded as a top-tier contender for the nomination.Harris told aides of her intentions in an all-staff call on Tuesday, and a person familiar with the conversation said she sounded distraught. While Harris had qualified for the December debate in her home state later this month, she was running dangerously low on cash — lacking the resources to air TV ads in Iowa — and her staff was gripped by long-running internal turmoil.
Source: 1 Person Dies From Injuries Sustained In House Fire In Peters Township – CBS Pittsburgh
MCMURRAY (KDKA) — Multiple fire companies respond for hours Monday night in Peters Township.
The fire broke out in a home at the end of a secluded road where an elderly couple lived.
When firefighters arrived the wife was out of the home but her husband was not able to make it out.
Firefighters had to go in to rescue him. The first time they tried to reach him, the smoke was heavy and they had to wait for a pumper truck to arrive.
“And they had said that there was entrapment inside the house,” said Chief Michael McLaughlin, of the Peters Township Fire Department.
A neighbor called 911 shortly before 5:30 p.m. after seeing smoke coming from the home at the end of the street on Clara Lane.
Neighbors told fire crews that an elderly couple lived at the end of the cul-de-sac. The wife had made it out, but her husband was still inside.
“We stretched the line into the house and we were able to stretch the line and continue our search, they found a victim at that time, inside of the house,” Chief McLaughlin said.
Source: US experiencing shortage of potatoes used for french fries - Business Insider
- Cold weather has damaged potato yields in North America, which is now threatening the availability of french fries in the US, Bloomberg reported Monday.
- In some places, harvests were lost altogether, Bloomberg said, while frosts also stunted the growth of the long potatoes that are preferable for making french fries.
- The US Department of Agriculture said on November 8 that potato production for the 2019 crop year was forecast at 22.4 million tons, down 6% from the prior year.
- "French-fry demand has just been outstanding lately, and so supplies can't meet the demand," Travis Blacker, the industry-relations director with the Idaho Potato Commission, told Bloomberg.
- Cold weather from September to November affected potato yields in Alberta, Idaho, Manitoba, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
State Reps. George Dunbar, Eric Nelson and Mike Reese and state Sen. Kim Ward are seeking re-election
Four Republican state lawmakers representing Westmoreland County residents announced on Monday their joint candidacy for their respective seats.
State Reps. George Dunbar, Eric Nelson and Mike Reese and state Sen. Kim Ward are seeking re-election
Source: 4 Republican state lawmakers from Westmoreland County seeking re-election | TribLIVE.com
Monday, December 2, 2019
A customer at a GetGo in Carnegie won $800,000 on Saturday after purchasing a jackpot-winning lottery ticket.
The Pennsylvania Lottery reported that someone purchased a Cash 5 ticket at the gas station that matched all five of the winning numbers 05-07-15-24-26.
The odds of matching five out of five numbers is about one in a million, according to the lottery.
The GetGo that sold the winning ticket will earn a $5,000 bonus.
The identity of the ticket holder won’t be known until the ticket is redeemed. Christy Hooub, a GetGo employee who was working the day the ticket was sold, said the store doesn’t have any ideas as to who the winner might be. Hooub said it is really exciting to have sold the winning numbers.
Source: Carnegie GetGo sells jackpot Cash 5 ticket worth $800,000 | TribLIVE.com