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  1. Reported accident (vehicle-trees, entrapment) in area of 92.2 mm Eastbound on I-80. Time 5:20 PM. St.4 and ambulance to respond. Use caution in the area.
  2. Reported structure fire on 100 block of Blanchard Street in Osceola Mills . Time 3:03 PM. St. 22, 23, 24, 25, 14, Centre St.57 and ambulance to respond. Use caution in the area.
  3. Jan. 26 -17 new cases now 2,444 cases. 1 new death now at 71 in Jefferson.
  4. The Humanitarian Rider presented our Fire Company an animal rescue breathing kit.
  5. It seemed when she was Press Secretary the media would hardly let her answer a question before jumping on her.
  6. SARAH SANDERS Published 1 day ago Sarah Huckabee Sanders running for governor of Arkansas: What to know Sanders aims to follow in her father’s footsteps by winning election as Arkansas governor By Paul Steinhauser | Fox News Sarah Sanders slams media’s double standard towards women Biden chose for WH communications roles Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tells ‘Fox & Friends’ President Trump was never praised for empowering women and working moms in his administration. Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made it official on Monday: she’s running for governor of Arkansas in 2022. While most Americans know Sanders from her time in President Trump's White House, back home in Arkansas she’s also long been well known for her political pedigree. Sanders is the daughter of former longtime Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who later grabbed national attention as a two-time Republican presidential candidate. FORMER TRUMP WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SANDERS ANNOUNCES GUBERNATORIAL BID "My dad always said the real test of a leader is not the way you handle the issues you know are coming, it's rising to the moment in a crisis you could never plan for," Sanders said in a video announcing her candidacy. "I've been tested under fire." Here are five things to know about Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Sanders and Clinton share the same birthplace Huckabee Sanders was born on Aug. 13, 1982, in Hope, Arkansas. That’s the same town where former President Bill Clinton was born in 1946. Sanders was the youngest of three children and only daughter to Mike and Janet Huckabee, the former first lady of Arkansas. An early start in politics Sanders began political career as a child, helping her father on his unsuccessful 1922 GOP Senate challenge against Democratic incumbent Dale Bumpers. "I was stuffing envelopes, I was knocking on doors, I was putting up yard signs. I'm absolutely my dad's biggest fan, and anything he wanted to do, I wanted to be a part of," Sanders said in a 2010 interview as she looked back at her start in politics. Eight years later, Sanders attended her father's alma mater Ouachita Baptist University, in Arkansas. The 2004 graduate was active in student government and Republican organizations. She’s a presidential and Senate campaign veteran Sanders worked on her father’s 2008 and 2016 presidential campaigns, as well as President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign, and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s 2012 presidential campaign. At age 27, she steered John Boozman’s successful bid for Senate in Arkansas, serving as campaign manager. Four years later, she advised then-Rep. Tom Cotton of Arkansas on his successful campaign for the Senate. From Trump’s campaign to the White House Sanders served as campaign manager of her father’s unsuccessful 2016 GOP presidential nomination bid. After he father dropped out of the race, she joined Donald Trump’s campaign, ing as a senior adviserwork. She joined the Trump administration the next year as a deputy White House press secretary. In July of 2017, she became White House press secretary, succeeding Sean Spicer, who resigned. She served until July of 2019 before resigning. Sanders then joined the Fox News Channel as a paid, on-air contributor in September 2019. A Fox News Media spokesperson confirmed on Sunday that her contributor agreement with the network has been terminated. Found her husband on the campaign trail Sanders met her future husband, Republican political consultant Bryan Sanders, when they were both working on her father’s 2008 presidential campaign. They married in 2010 and have three children. SEE TWEETS, VIDEOS ; https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sarah-huckabee-sanders-running-for-governor-of-arkansas-what-to-know
  7. Emergency Personnel Respond to School Bus Crash in Indiana County January 26, 2021 12:34 am· Author: Aly Delp INDIANA CO., Pa. (EYT) – Emergency crews are currently at the scene of a crash involving a school bus in Indiana County. According to Indiana-based State Police, a crash involving a Blairsville-Saltsburg School District school bus was reported at approximately 8:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of Chestnut Ridge Road, Burrell Township, Indiana County. The crash occurred as the school bus was traveling along Chestnut Ridge Road when it slid off of the roadway and impacted into an embankment and a tree. Police say five students were on the bus at the time of the crash. No other vehicles were involved and only minor injuries were reported. Icy road conditions were observed in the area by responding troopers. Troopers are being assisted on-scene by officials with Blairsville-Saltsburg School District, Citizens’ Ambulance Service, and Black Lick VFD.
  8. **Heavy Entrapment, Roadway Shut Down** 01/26/21 10:30AM Clearfield County Rescue Box 38-B MVA w/Entrapment 1800 S Main Street Ext Sandy Township Company 38 & 36 EMS 42 & 43 Sandy Chief Due 10:35 - Confirmed Entrapment, Units Working 10:37 - S MAIN ST EXT SHUT DOWN AT THIS TIME 10:40 - Extrication In Progress, 1 in Trauma Arrest
  9. Reported accident (entrapment) on South Main Street Ext. between Blinker Parkway and Thunderbird Rd. - Sandy Twp. - DuBois Area. Time 10:21 AM. St.36, 38 and ambulance to respond. Use caution in the area. Believe road is closed.
  10. DuBois Humanitarian Riders club replaces DuBois Wendy’s flag Posted on January 26, 2021 by wcednews DuBois, PA – After someone online mentioned that they noticed the American flag at the DuBois Wendy’s restaurant was starting to look tattered, the DuBois Humanitarian Riders, a local bikers club, stepped up to help out. The Humanitarian Riders donated a flag to the restaurant and raised it on Monday. They say it is their honor to do so. Thank you! According to DHR member Jerry Volpe, there has been in an incredible outpouring of gratitude for the riders. In a Facebook post to DuBoisLive.com, he said, “Our club would like to say thank you for all of the kind words and support for our club. Your kind comments are so much appreciated.” The previous flag, which had served its duty and was no long in good condition, was disposed of properly at the Brockway American Legion. https://www.facebook.com/groups/duboislive/permalink/4440604599301023
  11. DNA cold case: Missing 14-year-old girl identified as victim of notorious Green River Killer Wendy Stephens, pictured top left in a family photo, has been identified as one of the 49 known victims of Gary Leon Ridgway, the infamous Green River Killer. The Denver 14-year-old, pictured at bottom left in an image made using her skeletal remains, was a Jane Doe for more than 35 years after being found in March 1984. She is believed to be Ridgway's youngest victim. (King County Sheriff's Office, NCMEC, AP Photo By: Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated: January 25, 2021 - 9:09 PM SEATTLE — More than 35 years after her remains were found near a Washington state baseball field, a 14-year-old Colorado girl has been named as one of the 49 known victims of Seattle’s Green River Killer. Wendy Stephens is believed to be the youngest victim of notorious serial killer Gary Leon Ridgway, according to KIRO in Seattle. The King County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that Stephens, who ran away from her Denver home in 1983, was identified through genetic genealogy, The Associated Press reported. Cold case detectives worked with the DNA Doe Project and forensic anthropologist Dr. Katherine Taylor to identify the teen, KIRO reported. “Every person needs their name,” Taylor said in a statement obtained by the new station. Gary Leon Ridgway is pictured in mugshots taken in 1982, left, and in 2001, at the time of his arrest for Green River Killer serial murders that plagued the Seattle area in the '80s and '90s. Ridgway, now 71, is serving life in prison for a total of 49 murders. (King County Sheriff's Office) Cairenn Binder of the nonprofit DNA Doe Project said the team working the case entered the unidentified victim’s DNA information into a geneaology website, which gave back several of the girl’s distant cousins from both her mother’s and father’s side of the family, the AP reported. Using birth records, Census data and other information publicly available, they found where the two families met — with Stephens’ parents. Investigators then learned that Stephens had been reported missing in 1983. Her DNA was subsequently matched directly to that of her mother and father. In a news release from the sheriff’s office, investigators praised the technology that helped bring Stephens’ family answers about her fate. “Cases once thought unsolvable are now within reach thanks to such pioneering work,” the news release said, according to KIRO. “It is our hope today’s development brings those who love Wendy one step closer to healing.” A spokesman for the department told the AP that Stephens’ family, seeking privacy as they grieve, had declined to speak to reporters. ‘Bones 10’ Stephens was one of four victims who remained unidentified when Ridgway, a suspect in the long-unsolved Green River murders, was arrested in 2001 and later pleaded guilty to 48 counts of aggravated first-degree murder. His 2003 plea deal allowed him to avoid the death penalty by promising his full cooperation with authorities. Ridgway claimed to have killed many more victims than those who have been found or identified. At one point, he claimed there had been as many as 70 or more victims but said he had lost count. Besides Stephens, one more of the four unidentified victims has since been Ridgway’s sentencing. Sandra Denise Major, 20, was identified in June 2012 after a family member, who watched a movie about Ridgway, asked authorities to look into whether Major, who was last known to be in the Seattle area, might have been one of his victims. DNA proved that her body had been found in 1985 in a cemetery with two other Ridgway victims, CNN reported. Beginning as early as the summer of 1982, he targeted prostitutes and runaways he picked up on the streets in and around Seattle. Ridgway continued killing until at least 1998, when his final known victim was slain. The killer, named for the river in and near which many of his victims’ bodies were found, was sentenced to 48 life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murders. He received an additional 480 years in prison for tampering with evidence, charges that stemmed from the disposal of each of the dead. In 2011, he pleaded guilty to a 49th murder, that of Rebecca Marrero. The 20-year-old vanished in December 1982 after leaving a motel located near the Seattle-Tacoma Airport. Her skeletal remains were found in December 2010 in a ravine in Auburn. Mary Marrero, center, the sister of Green River Killer victim Rebecca "Becky" Marrero, far right, reads a statement in court as their mother, Rebecca Marrero, far left, wipes her eyes Feb. 18, 2011. Marrero, 20, was a victim of the Green River Killer in 1982. (AP Photos) Stephens’ remains were found March 21, 1984, in an area directly north of the airport, near some Little League fields in what is now the suburb of SeaTac. According to “Riverman,” a book about Ridgway written by former detective Robert Keppel, a dog belonging to the caretaker of the Highline Baseball Fields had brought home a human thigh bone. “The caretaker called police and a search began of a swampy, wooded area behind centerfield at the westernmost baseball diamond, just west of the intersection of 16th Avenue South and South 146th Street,” Keppel wrote. Two of Ridgway’s other victims, Shawnda Summers and Cheryl Lee Wims, were found in the same area as Stephens. The body of Wims, 18, was found by a bloodhound March 22, 1984, about 200 yards north of where Stephens’ bones were recovered the day before. The body of Summers, 16, had been found Aug. 11, 1983, about a half-mile from those of the other two girls. According to authorities, Summers had been killed and her body dumped in October 1982. Gary Leon Ridgway is pictured in December 2003 during his sentencing for the Green River Killer serial murders. Ridgway, now 71, is serving life in prison for a total of 49 murders. (AP Photo) Keppel wrote that the area in which the three teens were found was one of Ridgway’s dump sites, what he called his “clusters.” He told authorities that he grouped some of his victims together so he would not forget where he had put them. Ridgway sometimes went back to the bodies of his victims and sexually abused their remains. Though her identity was still unknown at the time, Ridgway confessed to killing Stephens, who was known as Jane Doe “B10” or “Bones 10,” on the first day of his interviews with detectives following his arrest. He told investigators he believed he’d picked her up a few miles from the dumpsite. Ridgway recalled killing her during the day and said he had to be certain she was dead because he’d tried to kill another woman nearby, but that woman had escaped, the book states. When taken to the area in June 2003, he was able to show investigators where Stephens’ body had been found nearly 20 years before. Ridgway initially said that Stephens was the only victim he’d placed in that dumpsite, but after authorities told him Wims’ body had been found, he admitted that he did not keep track of how many women he left at the location. He remembered walking with a prostitute on a road just north of the ball fields before killing her, Keppel wrote. Aerial photos from 1984 showed a paved road in that spot. Wims’ body was found under a spruce tree just off the roadway, the former detective’s book states. Decades later, Ridgway was unable to remember details about Wims, including her race, but was able to point to where he’d left her body. “He explained that, after killing 60 women, he could not describe her,” Keppel wrote. “He had a better memory for garbage that he noticed strewn along the road while walking with his victim than for the woman he’d killed.” SEE TWEET ; https://www.wpxi.com/news/trending/dna-cold-case-missing-14-year-old-girl-identified-victim-notorious-green-river-killer/7LACYJ4ZDBCV5K4WSRLIL6JWT4/
  12. These bugs have been underground for 17 years. This year, they'll resurface in 15 states. Keith MathenyGeorgea Kovanis Detroit Free Press Updated Jan.26, 2021 View Comments DETROIT – It’s an underground movement now, but it will be all the buzz this spring and summer. This year will mark the re-emergence after 17 years of Brood X, or the Great Eastern Brood, of periodical cicadas – those large, winged, kind of scary-looking but mostly harmless flying insects known for their almost deafening buzz. “The end of May through June, it can get pretty loud – if you are in an area where they are numerous, there can be hundreds of thousands, or millions, of them,” said Howard Russell, an entomologist (insect scientist) at Michigan State University. One of the largest broods of periodical cicadas in the nation, Brood X will emerge this spring in 15 states: Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as Washington D.C. Unlike greenish, annual cicadas, periodical cicadas are known for their black bodies and bold, red eyes. Their mass, in-unison emergence every 17 years is one of nature’s great mysteries. But the bugs haven’t been in hibernation since their last mass appearance in 2004. “They are always there, that’s what people don’t realize,” said John Cooley, an entomologist at the University of Connecticut who studies periodical cicadas. The cicadas live underground in wingless nymph form, about a foot or two down, feeding on sap from tree roots – “and that’s where they feed for 17 years,” Russell said. Sharks! 2020 was an 'unusually deadly year' for shark attacks, with the most deaths since 2013 How do they all know when to resurface? Most cicadas don’t have fixed periods of development like this. When they reach adulthood, away they go, as individuals or small groups. But with periodical cicadas, after 17 years underground, on just the right spring day, when soil temperatures reach 64 degrees Fahrenheit, the nymphs, all together, burrow their way to the surface and make their mass emergence, Russell said. “They climb up on the nearest thing they can find, and molt for the final time,” he said. “At that time they are white – their exoskeleton hasn’t hardened yet. That takes five or six days. Then the adult is ready to look for a mate.” Why they aren't triggered to do this in, say, the 15th or 16th spring isn't fully understood. “No one knows what mechanism they use to trigger their mass emergence,” Russell said. From underground, periodical cicadas have some method of counting the number of times deciduous trees – the kind that lose their leaves in the winter – regrow their leaves, Cooley said. “The cicadas come out after the ‘right’ number,” he said. “Whatever the specific change is, the cicadas can detect that.” The bugs will even, in unison, postpone their emergence for a day or two if the weather is rainy or otherwise uncooperative, he said. That telltale Brood X buzzing noise are the males up in trees, trying to attract a female. “If you go along the Wabash River Valley, on the Illinois-Indiana border, they have all three species there at the same time,” he said. “The noise is just head-splitting.” After mating, female periodical cicadas will lay eggs in soft, new twigs, using a sharp organ called an ovipositor to cut into the branches and place her fertilized eggs inside. This can kill young branches, making the periodical cicada swarm more harmful for tree nurseries and orchards. “You can’t spray enough pesticide to kill them all without also wiping out everything else in the environment,” Cooley said. The solution is to put nets or bags over trees for the period of time the cicadas are active, until around the start of July, he said. Laid eggs hatch in six to 10 weeks, with the tiny nymphs falling to the ground, burrowing in, and starting the 17-year cycle again. Aside from being loud – their sound is a cross between a buzz and a rattle – the cicadas really won't do any major damage. They aren't drawn indoors. They don't bite. "While they may cause cosmetic damage to trees when laying their eggs, cicadas actually provide a number of benefits to nature," Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist for the National Pest Management Association, said in a statement. And you can eat them, too If you're so inclined, cicadas can even make a low-fat, high-protein snack. Dried cicadas provide a crunch with a nutty, earthy taste, according to those who've tried it. In their softer form, before their exoskeletons harden, others say the cicadas are shrimp-like. A group at the University of Maryland even published a periodical cicada cookbook entitled Cicada-licious, featuring recipes for dishes such as Cicada Dumplings, Emergence Cookies and El Chirper tacos. Periodical cicadas have seen some retraction of their habitat. “They seem to be sensitive to habitat degradation,” Cooley said. “I think they are going to be very susceptible to climate change.” The question Cooley gets the most whenever the periodical cicadas’ re-emerge is how to kill them, he said. “The answer is, ‘Don’t,’" he said. "They are one of our natural wonders. Enjoy them while you have them.” SEE VIDEO ; https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/01/26/17-year-cicadas-coming-to-michigan/4250507001/
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