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  1. GANT: Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Retail Theft Investigation August 10, 2019 12:21 am· Author: exploreJefferson CLEARFIELD, Pa. (GANT) – The Lawrence Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with an investigation into a reported retail theft. (This article was provided by our News Partner GantDaily.com.) Police say the pictured male and female are wanted for questioning in relation to this incident, which occurred July 23 at 11:03 p.m. at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Clearfield. The suspects were seen leaving in a Chevy Blazer. Anyone with identifying information is asked to contact Officer Elliott Neeper at the Lawrence Township Police at 814-765-1647/48 or 814-765-1533 and reference incident no.: 2019-00785.
  2. Man Falls to His Death After Climbing Cell Tower August 10, 2019 12:30 am· Author: exploreJefferson VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – Police have released details on a man who fell to his death after climbing a cell tower in Venango County early Thursday morning. According to Franklin-based State Police, around 3:56 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, officers responded to the area of 523 Cooperstown Road in Jackson Township, Venango County, which was a neighboring property of 419 Cooperstown Road, for an apparent death investigation. The victim identified as 55-year-old William Eugene Wall, of Centerville, went from the neighboring property where family and friends were having a campfire to a nearby AT&T Tower on the adjacent property approximately 250 yards away. The victim then climbed an approximate seven-foot property fence that surrounded the AT&T Tower in a low-lighted area. The victim then climbed the 280-foot tall cellular tower for unknown means. The weather conditions consisted of a heavy fog that made the cellular tower slippery, and the victim is believed to have slipped while climbing to the top of the cellular tower, falling to the ground where he succumbed from his injuries. Life-saving measures were attempted by family members but were unsuccessful. PSP is currently investigating this incident as an accidental death due to the victim’s fall. The investigation is on-going with the assistance of the Venango County Coroner. Several calls to Venango County Coroner Christina Rugh have not been returned.
  3. If you have a dog in the house you will probably not have worry they have it covered.
  4. Believe transcript from Video report. Could not delete because wipe out whole article.
  5. Reported ATV rollover accident on Forest Colony Rd. off Rt.36 - Barnett Twp. north of Sigel. Time 12:12 PM. St.19, 10 and ambulance to respond. Use caution in the area. ----- UPDATE--- St.10 canceled - 12:24 PM.
  6. Police arrest suspect after woman stabbed to death at Downtown Pittsburgh bus stop; attack happened as police officer was checking on her 1 woman dead, another woman injured in stabbing on Sixth Avenue near Smithfield Street Share Updated: 6:53 PM EDT Aug 9, 2019 Police arrest suspect after woman stabbed to death at Downtown Pittsburgh bus stop; attack happened as police officer was checking on her 1 woman dead, another woman injured in stabbing on Sixth Avenue near Smithfield Street Share Video Player is loading. Play Video Play Mute Current Time 0:00 / Duration 1:59 Loaded: 31.62% 0:00 Stream Type LIVE Seek to live, currently playing liveLIVE Remaining Time -1:59 Playback Rate 1x Chapters Chapters Descriptions descriptions off, selected Captions captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected en CC1 Captions Audio Track default, selected Fullscreen This is a modal window. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. Text ColorWhite Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyOpaque Semi-Transparent Background ColorBlack White Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyOpaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Window ColorBlack White Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyTransparent Semi-Transparent Opaque Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400% Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow Font Family Proportional Sans-Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Serif Casual Script Small Caps Reset restore all settings to the default valuesDone Close Modal Dialog End of dialog window. Advertisement: 0:01 Share James Wyatt, 23, of McKeesport now is scheduled to face a preliminary hearing Aug. 21 in this fatal stabbing attack Thursday in downtown Pittsburgh.He'srged with first-degree homicide in the stabbing death of Janice Purdue-Dance, of Erie, at a bus stop shelter on Sixth Avenue near Smithfield Street. Police say he immediately then attacked a second woman, whose name has not been made public and who was apparently not seriously hurt. Wyatt faces a count of aggravated assault for attacking the second woman.A check of court records by Pittsburgh's Action News 4 shows that just months ago, Wyatt completed serving three years probation in a negotiated guilty plea to several non-violent offenses in his home community of McKeesport. The probation was for carrying a firearm without a license.The 2016 sentence included 100 hours of community service , part of which he was permitted to serve in North Carolina. As part of that agreement , he also pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and an accident causing injury and damage but he was sentenced to no further penalties. A receiving stolen property charge was withdrawn.Wyatt also faces a citation for disorderly conduct issued in McKeesport from in February 2019. Purdue-Dance was fatally stabbed in the neck Thursday morning at a downtown bus stop, right in front of a Pittsburgh police officer who had been checking on the woman's well-being at the time, police said.Watch the latest report from Pittsburgh's Action News 4 in the video player above. The suspect also stabbed a bystander near the bus stop before he was subdued and taken into custody at the scene on Sixth Avenue near Smithfield Street, police said.Police arrested Wyatt on charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault. The Allegheny County medical examiner identified the woman who was stabbed to death as Purdue-Dance, 61, of Erie. Purdue-Dance died at UPMC Mercy."We don't know the motivation at this time. We just don't know," said Cmdr. Vic Joseph, of the city's Major Crimes unit. He said the attack currently appears "by all accounts" to be a random act.Pittsburgh police later said in a press release that "there is no evidence to suggest that this attack was racially or religiously motivated."Joseph said an officer on patrol was talking to the woman, who appeared to be sleeping or possibly in medical distress at the bus stop, when a man came up and stabbed that woman and then assaulted a second woman who was walking down the street.The officer drew his gun, ordered the man to get on the ground and drop the weapon, then began applying pressure to the first woman's wound and tried to stop her bleeding, Joseph said.Hear from witnesses who saw the violence unfold in Pittsburgh's Action News 4 reporter Bob Mayo's report below: Police news conference on Downtown bus stop stabbing: Watch the video below.In response to another published report about the victims' clothing, officials said the woman who was fatally attacked at the bus stop was not wearing religious garb. Police said the woman who was stabbed while walking by the scene "may have been" wearing one. The woman who died has not been identified. The severity of the second victim's injuries was not clear; police said she was in stable condition at a hospital.The suspect was taken to police headquarters, where he was being interviewed by detectives Thursday afternoon. Witnesses gave Pittsburgh's Action News 4 their accounts of what they saw."A man came out of nowhere, coming from that way, and stabbed her in the neck twice and then proceeded on to the Muslim woman and started punching her in the face," witness Kimberly Andrews, of Homewood, told Pittsburgh's Action News 4. "The officer then pulled out his gun and told him to get onto the ground. He wouldn't . I then yelled to him to just lay on the ground. Then when he was on the ground, I ran into this building right here and got paper towels for the woman."Another witness described what he perceived from a different perspective."There was two ladies in the booth over there, and the guy got in an argument with one of them and the other one jumped in, and then he just pulled out a knife and started stabbing both of them," said George Williams, of McKees Rocks.From across the street, another witness saw the police officer react to the attacks."I was standing here and I heard some screaming. And then the cop, I looked over and the cop was screaming at this guy. Then he backed up and the cop pulled his gun and then he got down onto the ground and then all these cop cars pulled up and they restrained him," said Nick Emery, of the North Side.Another man says he knows one of the victims and spoke with her."She said 'I got stabbed!' I said, "Oh my God!' I knew her," said Chester Clark, of Oakland.Andrews, who returned to the scene later in the afternoon, was surprised and troubled that the bus stop was already back in service."I went and got flowers to put at the site," Andrews said, adding she was upset to see commuters in the bus shelter. "That they're sitting there. That it's not closed out for like respecting (the victim who died)," she said.Stay with the WTAE mobile app for updates. Download the app now to get connected with breaking news updates. PITTSBURGH — James Wyatt, 23, of McKeesport now is scheduled to face a preliminary hearing Aug. 21 in this fatal stabbing attack Thursday in downtown Pittsburgh. He's charged with first-degree homicide in the stabbing death of Janice Purdue-Dance, of Erie, at a bus stop shelter on Sixth Avenue near Smithfield Street. Police say he immediately then attacked a second woman, whose name has not been made public and who was apparently not seriously hurt. Wyatt faces a count of aggravated assault for attacking the second woman. Related Content WATCH: Video shows police arresting suspect after double stabbing in downtown Pittsburgh A check of court records by Pittsburgh's Action News 4 shows that just months ago, Wyatt completed serving three years probation in a negotiated guilty plea to several non-violent offenses in his home community of McKeesport. The probation was for carrying a firearm without a license. The 2016 sentence included 100 hours of community service , part of which he was permitted to serve in North Carolina. As part of that agreement , he also pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and an accident causing injury and damage but he was sentenced to no further penalties. A receiving stolen property charge was withdrawn. Wyatt also faces a citation for disorderly conduct issued in McKeesport from in February 2019. Purdue-Dance was fatally stabbed in the neck Thursday morning at a downtown bus stop, right in front of a Pittsburgh police officer who had been checking on the woman's well-being at the time, police said. Watch the latest report from Pittsburgh's Action News 4 in the video player above. The suspect also stabbed a bystander near the bus stop before he was subdued and taken into custody at the scene on Sixth Avenue near Smithfield Street, police said. Police arrested Wyatt on charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault. The Allegheny County medical examiner identified the woman who was stabbed to death as Purdue-Dance, 61, of Erie. Purdue-Dance died at UPMC Mercy. "We don't know the motivation at this time. We just don't know," said Cmdr. Vic Joseph, of the city's Major Crimes unit. He said the attack currently appears "by all accounts" to be a random act. Pittsburgh police later said in a press release that "there is no evidence to suggest that this attack was racially or religiously motivated." Joseph said an officer on patrol was talking to the woman, who appeared to be sleeping or possibly in medical distress at the bus stop, when a man came up and stabbed that woman and then assaulted a second woman who was walking down the street. The officer drew his gun, ordered the man to get on the ground and drop the weapon, then began applying pressure to the first woman's wound and tried to stop her bleeding, Joseph said. Hear from witnesses who saw the violence unfold in Pittsburgh's Action News 4 reporter Bob Mayo's report below: Video Player is loading. Play Video Play Mute Current Time 0:00 / Duration 0:00 Loaded: 0% Stream Type LIVE Seek to live, currently playing liveLIVE Remaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate 1x Chapters Chapters Descriptions descriptions off, selected Captions captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected Audio Track Fullscreen This is a modal window. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. 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Play Video Play Mute Current Time 0:00 / Duration 0:00 Loaded: 0% Stream Type LIVE Seek to live, currently playing liveLIVE Remaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate 1x Chapters Chapters Descriptions descriptions off, selected Captions captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected Audio Track Fullscreen This is a modal window. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. Text ColorWhite Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyOpaque Semi-Transparent Background ColorBlack White Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyOpaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Window ColorBlack White Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta CyanTransparencyTransparent Semi-Transparent Opaque Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400% Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow Font Family Proportional Sans-Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Serif Casual Script Small Caps Reset restore all settings to the default valuesDone Close Modal Dialog End of dialog window. Advertisement In response to another published report about the victims' clothing, officials said the woman who was fatally attacked at the bus stop was not wearing religious garb. Police said the woman who was stabbed while walking by the scene "may have been" wearing one. The woman who died has not been identified. The severity of the second victim's injuries was not clear; police said she was in stable condition at a hospital. The suspect was taken to police headquarters, where he was being interviewed by detectives Thursday afternoon. Witnesses gave Pittsburgh's Action News 4 their accounts of what they saw. "A man came out of nowhere, coming from that way, and stabbed her in the neck twice and then proceeded on to the Muslim woman and started punching her in the face," witness Kimberly Andrews, of Homewood, told Pittsburgh's Action News 4. "The officer then pulled out his gun and told him to get onto the ground. He wouldn't . I then yelled to him to just lay on the ground. Then when he was on the ground, I ran into this building right here and got paper towels for the woman." Another witness described what he perceived from a different perspective. "There was two ladies in the booth over there, and the guy got in an argument with one of them and the other one jumped in, and then he just pulled out a knife and started stabbing both of them," said George Williams, of McKees Rocks. From across the street, another witness saw the police officer react to the attacks. "I was standing here and I heard some screaming. And then the cop, I looked over and the cop was screaming at this guy. Then he backed up and the cop pulled his gun and then he got down onto the ground and then all these cop cars pulled up and they restrained him," said Nick Emery, of the North Side. Another man says he knows one of the victims and spoke with her. "She said 'I got stabbed!' I said, "Oh my God!' I knew her," said Chester Clark, of Oakland. Andrews, who returned to the scene later in the afternoon, was surprised and troubled that the bus stop was already back in service. "I went and got flowers to put at the site," Andrews said, adding she was upset to see commuters in the bus shelter. "That they're sitting there. That it's not closed out for like respecting (the victim who died)," she said. SEE VIDEO REPORTS ; https://www.wtae.com/article/stabbing-in-downtown-pittsburgh-sixth-avenue/28647022
  7. Is the 5-second rule true? What happens to food dropped on the floor Is the food still safe if you pick it up right away or will it make you sick? Sept. 21, 2016, 9:40 AM EDT / Source: TODAY By Barbara Mantel Everyone's done it: Dropped some food on the floor, quickly picked it up and eaten it -- or fed it to a child. The old 5-second rule claims bacteria will have no time to climb aboard if the food hasn't been in contact with the floor for more than five seconds. But is it right? Wrong, according to researchers at Rutgers University, who studied four different foods, dropped onto four different surfaces, for four different amounts of time. As part of the test, the researchers liberally applied Enterobacter aerogenes, a nonpathogenic “cousin” of salmonella, to each surface. “At the shortest amount of time we studied, which was a fraction of a second, no matter what food and what surface, we always found some bacteria transfer in at least one of our experimental trials,” says Donald Schaffner, a food science professor at Rutgers University and the lead author of the paper, published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. The researchers conducted multiple trials of each combination of food, surface and contact time. Seconds count While they showed the 5-second rule to be untrue, time does matter, said Schaffner. For many foods and many surfaces, the longer the food sat on the floor, the more bacteria it collected. That’s probably gravity at work, he said, pressing the food down and expanding the surface area in contact with the floor’s germs. You may think it's no big deal, but about 12 percent of food-borne illness reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the result of cross-contamination of food from surfaces. Related: Is the five-second rule real? Why research says the '10-second rule' is dangerous and could kill you March 29, 201601:57 To eat or not to eat In the study, not all foods were bacteria magnets and not all surfaces easily parted with bacteria. Carpet can be hard to clean compared to stainless steel, ceramic tile and wood. But, of the four, carpet transferred the least bacteria in the study. That’s because the bacteria sank down into the carpet’s fibers and away from its surface, said Schaffner. As far as the foods, watermelon had the most contamination, while gummy candy had the least. Bread and butter and plain bread were between the two extremes. “Watermelon was the most moist food we studied, and we saw almost all the bacteria transfer in the fraction of a second,” said Schaffner. The other contact times were five, 30 and 300 seconds. Bacteria need some way to get from point to point, and water is a great vehicle for that, he says. Related Food FoodAre you defrosting chicken correctly? 10 frozen food safety myths debunked The results for wood, stainless steel and tile varied depending on food and contact time. There have been other, sometimes contradictory, tests of the 5-second rule, but only one other peer-reviewed published paper in 2006. In that research, Clemson University researchers used bologna and bread and came to basically the same conclusion as the new report: If you eat food dropped on the floor, you’re taking a chance no matter how long it’s sat there, said food safety expert Paul Dawson, lead author of the Clemson study. “It really depends on what’s on that floor,” said Dawson. Before you eat the dropped food, stop. Think. Do you have pets who’ve stepped into who knows what or people tramping about your kitchen in dirty shoes? Another consideration: Who is eating the floor food? “Is the person very young, very old or immune compromised? All those things put that person at a higher risk of getting sick,” said Schaffner. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://www.today.com/health/5-second-rule-dropped-food-safe-t103093
  8. Reported structure fire on Jared St. in Brookville. Time 8:08 AM. St.2,6,10, DuBois 73 and ambulance to respond. Use caution in the area. ------ UPDATE - All units to cancel except St.2 - 8:10 AM.
  9. US Published 8 hours ago Suspect in disturbance at Missouri Walmart says he was testing 2nd Amendment rights: prosecutors By Bradford Betz | Fox News close Off-duty firefighter detains armed man at Missouri Walmart Police arrested suspect who wore body armor and had a loaded rifle; Matt Finn reports. A 20-year-old man who sent shoppers fleeing after he entered a Walmart store in Missouri while wearing body armor and carrying a rifle and handgun on Thursday, said he wanted to see whether the store would respect his Second Amendment rights, according to a probable cause statement released Friday. Dmitriy Andreychenko is facing a terrorist threat charge for the incident, which comes five days after a gunman walked into a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and opened fire, killing 22 people. The next day, another shooter killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, in an unrelated episode that has heightened discussions about gun control legislation and firearms safety. This undated booking shows 20-year-old Dmitriy Andreychenko, who police say entered a Walmart in Springfield, Missouri while carrying a rifle and wearing body armor. (Greene County Sheriff via AP) In the Missouri incident, Andreychenko started recording himself with his cellphone while still in the parking lot of the Springfield Walmart on Thursday afternoon. He got the body armor from the trunk of his car before grabbing a shopping cart and walked into the store, the probable cause statement said. A store manager activated a fire alarm, prompting shoppers to flee, police said. An off-duty firefighter apprehended Andreychenko and he was arrested. No shots were fired during the dramatic episode. Video The probable cause document quoted Andreychenko as saying he “wanted to know if Walmart honored the Second Amendment.” He said he had bought the rifle and body armor because of three recent shootings and a stabbing, and wanted to protect himself. “Missouri protects the right of people to open-carry a firearm, but that does not allow an individual to act in a reckless and criminal manner endangering other citizens," Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson said in a statement announcing charges. Patterson compared the actions of the accused to "falsely shouting fire in a theater, causing a panic." Andreychenko faces up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 if convicted of the felony charge of making a terrorist threat in the second degree, according to the prosecutor’s office. MISSOURI WALMART THREAT SUSPECT ID'D BY POLICE, MUG SHOT RELEASED Walmart issued a statement Friday that praised authorities for stopping the incident from escalating. It said Andreychenko is no longer welcome in its stores. "This was a reckless act designed to scare people, disrupt our business and it put our associates and customers at risk," said spokeswoman LeMia Jenkins. "We applaud the quick actions of our associates to evacuate customers from our store, and we're thankful no one was injured." Since January 2017, Missouri has not required a permit to openly or conceal carry a firearm for those 19 years or older. Roughly 30 states allow the open carrying of handguns and rifles and shotguns in public without a permit. https://www.foxnews.com/us/suspect-in-disturbance-at-missouri-walmart-said-he-was-testing-2nd-amendment-rights-prosecutors
  10. US Published 1 day ago Last Update 22 hours ago Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri, police say By Talia Kaplan | Fox News close Fox News Flash top headlines for August 9 Fox News Flash top headlines for August 9 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com An armed man reportedly wearing body armor and pushing a shopping cart at a Walmart store in Missouri on Thursday led a store manager to pull the fire alarm and sent customers fleeing -- but an armed off-duty firefighter was able to detain the man until police officers arrived, Springfield police said. The 20-year-old suspect was carrying loaded tactical weapons, according to reports. He was arrested at the scene and taken into custody, however, police didn't immediately say what charges he was arrested on. “His intent obviously was to cause chaos here, and he did that,” Springfield police Lt. Mike Lucas told The Springfield News-Leader. It wasn't immediately clear if the man who was detained told cops why he was at the store, however, the incident comes five days after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, that resulted in 22 deaths. In a Facebook post, Springfield police wrote that officers were dispatched to the Walmart store around 4:10 p.m. Thursday on reports of “an armed white male.” The suspect was wearing body armor and military-style clothing, according to the News-Leader, which cited information from Lucas. He walked inside the Walmart carrying a “tactical rifle” and another gun, the newspaper reported and had more than 100 rounds of ammunition. The suspect grabbed a cart, pushed it around the store and recorded cell phone video of himself walking through the Walmart, Springfield's KY3 reported, citing police. The television station reported that the store manager pulled a fire alarm, which prompted people to flee from the store. The suspect then made his way out an emergency exit where the firefighter held the man at gunpoint, the station reported, adding that police showed up about three minutes later and made the arrrest. Police said no shots were fired and no one was injured. Lucas described the suspect as “pretty stoic” during initial police contact, the News-Leader reported. “At this time, the investigation is on-going and we are working to determine his motives,” police said in the Facebook post. A fire marshal was reportedly called out to the scene to inspect the suspect’s car in the parking lot, to make sure there were no bombs in the vehicle. Police said investigators will review surveillance video from the store and also check the suspect’s social media accounts to see if he was live-streaming the events, the newspaper reported. SEE TWEETS ; https://www.foxnews.com/us/armed-man-arrested-at-missouri-walmart-police-say
  11. EPA won't approve warning labels for Roundup chemical by ADAM BEAM Associated Press Friday, August 9th 2019 AA 4 VIEW ALL PHOTOS FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco. The Trump administration has instructed companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a move aimed at California as it fights one of the world's largest agriculture companies about the potentially cancer-causing chemical.(AP Photo/Haven Daley, File) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration has instructed companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a move aimed at California as it fights one of the world's largest agriculture companies about the potentially cancer-causing chemical. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will no longer approve labels warning glyphosate is known to cause cancer. The chemical is marketed as a weed killer by Monsanto under the brand Roundup. (Cropped Photo: Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0 via MGN Online) California requires warning labels on glyphosate products because the International Agency for Research on Cancer has said it is "probably carcinogenic." The EPA disagrees, saying its research shows the chemical poses no risks to public health. "It is irresponsible to require labels on products that are inaccurate when EPA knows the product does not pose a cancer risk," EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement. "We will not allow California's flawed program to dictate federal policy." California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, approved by voters in 1986, requires the government to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, as determined by a variety of outside groups that include the EPA and IARC. The law also requires companies to warn customers about those chemicals. California regulators have twice concluded glyphosate did not pose a cancer risk for drinking water. But in 2015, the IARC classified the chemical as "probably carcinogenic," triggering a warning label under California law. Monsanto sued, and last year a federal judge blocked California from enforcing the warning label until the lawsuit is resolved. (Photo: Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0 via MGN Online) Federal law regulates how pesticides are used and how they are labeled. States are often allowed to impose their own requirements, but they can't be weaker than the federal law, according to Brett Hartl, government affairs director for the Center for Biological Diversity. Hartl said it is unusual for the EPA to tell a state it can't go beyond the federal requirements. "It's a little bit sad the EPA is the biggest cheerleader and defender of glyphosate," Hartl said. "It's the Environmental Protection Agency, not the pesticide protection agency." In a letter to companies explaining its decision, Michael L. Goodis, director of EPA's registration division in its Office of Pesticide Programs, said the agency considers labels warning glyphosate to cause cancer to "constitute a false and misleading statement," which is prohibited by federal law. (Photo: Mike Mozart / CC BY 2.0 DE via MGN Online) Chandra Lord, a representative for Monsanto's parent company Bayer AG, said the EPA's announcement "is fully consistent with the science-based conclusions reached by the agency and leading health regulators worldwide for more than four decades." "Glyphosate is not carcinogenic," Lord said. An estimated 13,000 plaintiffs have pending lawsuits against Monsanto concerning glyphosate. Three of those cases went to trial in California, and juries awarded damages in each case, although judges later reduced the amounts. In May, a jury ordered Monsanto to pay a California couple $2.055 billion dollars after a trial where they blamed the company's product for caused their cancers. Last month , a judge reduced that award to $87 million. https://wjactv.com/news/nation-world/epa-wont-approve-warning-labels-for-roundup-chemical
  12. Police: Father charged after 3-year-old girl drowns in pool by Associated Press Friday, August 9th 2019 AA A Pennsylvania man whose 3-year-old daughter drowned last week is now facing charges after police say he left his two young children alone in the pool to go inside and make a drink. (MGN) PLUM, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man whose 3-year-old daughter drowned last week is now facing charges after police say he left his two young children alone in the pool to go inside and make a drink. According to a criminal complaint filed Thursday, 27-year-old Charles Mitchell told officers he returned to the backyard Aug. 1 to find his daughter submerged in the deep end of the pool and pulled her out and started CPR. Mitchell has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and two counts of child endangerment. No attorney is listed in court documents. Police say he told them his 4-year-old son wanted to swim but his daughter didn't, so he put a life vest on his son and his daughter stayed outside while he left for five minutes to fix a ginger ale mixed with an apple-flavored alcohol. They say he later changed his statement to say it was only ginger ale. https://wjactv.com/news/local/police-father-charged-after-3-year-old-girl-drowns-in-pool-08-09-2019
  13. Forest Fire prevention icon Smokey Bear is turning 75 by Jason Hall Thursday, August 8th 2019 AA 3 VIEW ALL PHOTOS FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, a giant Smokey Bear statue greets children at the Fire Department Open House at Fire Station One in Kinston, N.C. The icon of the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S., was born on Aug. 9, 1944, when the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed that a fictional bear would be the symbol for a fire prevention campaign. (Janet S. Carter/Daily Free Press via AP) CAPITAN, N.M. (AP) — There will be 75 candles on his birthday cake and Smokey Bear still hopes none of them start a forest fire. The icon of the longest-running public service campaign in the U.S. is being honored with birthday parties around the country this week, a celebration that includes a social media campaign to share his safety message. "My friends at the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters are counting on #OnlyYou to send in your videos to celebrate my 75th birthday!" Smokey urges residents on his official Facebook page, operated by the agency and nonprofit group. "Take a video singing 'Happy Birthday' to me, your pal Smokey Bear and use the hashtag #SingForSmokey." Besides the social media campaign, the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters are using voices of CBS "Late Night" host Stephen Colbert, Al Roker of NBC's "Today Show" and comedian Jeff Foxworthy with an animated talking Smokey on online videos. Smokey promoters also have shared vintage fire prevention videos like the 1968 commercial with the bear and "Twilight Zone" creator Rod Sterling. Smokey Bear was born on Aug. 9, 1944, when the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council agreed that a fictional bear would be the symbol for a fire prevention campaign. At the time, federal officials feared the nation's national forest could become targets as the country was deep into World War II. Six years later, firefighters found a cub with severely burned paws and hind legs in the aftermath of a blaze in New Mexico's Capitan Mountains. The cub was named Smokey Bear after a New York Assistant Fire Chief, "Smokey" Joe Martin. When the bear died in 1976, his remains were buried in what is now Smokey Bear Historical Park in Capitan, — not far from where he was found. This week, the Gila National Forest in Silver City, New Mexico, and Wingfield Park in Ruidoso will hold community birthday parties for the bear. Parties also are scheduled in Reading, Pennsylvania, and Entiat, Washington. Smokey's anniversary comes as scientists warn the world's forests are vulnerable amid climate change. Human-caused wildfires remain one of their biggest concerns. According to a study published in February 2017 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 84% of the blazes that firefighters were called to fight in the U.S. between 1992 and 2012 were ignited by people. SEE TWEET ; https://wjactv.com/news/nation-world/forest-fire-prevention-icon-smokey-bear-is-turning-75
  14. 3-year-old dies after being trapped inside washing machine After the heartbreaking accident in Orlando over the weekend, police are offering tips on how to keep your kids safe. Getty Images stock Aug. 8, 2019, 12:28 PM EDT / Source: TODAY By Kerry Breen After a 3-year-old boy died inside a front-loading washing machine in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend, police are asking parents to take precautions to keep young children safe. It appears the child, whose name has not been released, was playing with a sibling when he climbed into the machine, according to Cory Burkarth, the public information officer for the Orlando Police Department. Police believe that the door closed and created an airtight seal inside the drum of the washing machine. "We are currently investigating this tragic death as an accidental death," Burkarth told TODAY in a statement. "... While inside the drum of the washing machine, we believe the child may have died due to a lack of oxygen." Burkarth said that while investigators will look at the specific model of the washing machine to determine what exactly happened, it's important for parents to make sure their children know to be careful around front-loading washers. Video Will Begin In... 3 Swim safety 101: Protecting small children in and around the water July 6, 201903:30 "From a safety standpoint, this heartbreaking case should serve as a reminder to parents and adults out there about speaking to their children about the dangers of appliances," he said. "When I was a kid, washers and dryers were white and they didn't look cool. But today, washing machines come in multiple colors like red, blue, black, stainless steel and they have buttons that light up, make cool sounds, and have clear see-through windows. So to a young child, they look like a fun piece of equipment and often will want to play on or in them." Burkarth said that parents should make sure that any friends, family members or babysitters who take care of their children know about the risks of washing machines. It helps to lock the doors to laundry rooms with a childproof handle, he said. Burkarth also recommended making sure that the machines are kept closed so that small children aren't able to reach up and open them. "No family should have to experience what this family is currently going through so we're asking parents to use this (as) a teaching lesson for their own children," Burkarth said. https://www.today.com/parents/3-year-old-dies-after-being-trapped-inside-washing-machine-t160383
  15. Officials exhume body of man found frozen in cave in 1970s by Associated Press Thursday, August 8th 2019 AA Investigators in Pennsylvania have exhumed the body of an unidentified man who was found frozen in a cave along the Appalachian Trail about four decades ago. (MGN) HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — Investigators in Pennsylvania have exhumed the body of an unidentified man who was found frozen in a cave along the Appalachian Trail about four decades ago. Officials in Berks County say the man's dental records recently were matched to missing men from Florida and Illinois. Berks County Coroner Dennis Hess tells WFMZ-TV the only way to conclusively identify the man is to exhume his remains and test his DNA. The test results could take about three weeks. The man's body was found in January 1977 by two hikers in a cave near an area called The Pinnacle, not far from Hamburg. Authorities at the time said there was no sign of foul play and the man was buried in a potter's field in Berks County.
  16. Police: Brookville woman charged after dog bites boy by WJAC Staff Thursday, August 8th 2019 AA A Jefferson County woman is facing charges after police say her dog bit a child. (MGN)<br> BROOKVILLE, Pa. (WJAC) — A Jefferson County woman is facing charges after police say her dog bit a child. According to Brookville police, a 25-year-old woman was charged with harboring a dangerous dog following an incident where her pit bull-type dog bit a 10-year-old boy on the leg. Police say the boy was taken to Penn Highlands Brookville by ambulance and treated for his injuries. Police say the dog will be quarantined for 10 days. Charges were filed at Magistrate Gregory Bazylak’s office. The identity of the woman has not yet been released. https://wjactv.com/news/local/police-brookville-woman-charged-after-dog-bites-boy
  17. Punxsy Residents Face Animal Cruelty Charges August 8, 2019 12:30 am· Author: Aly Delp PUNXSUTAWNEY BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – Two Punxsutawney residents are facing animal cruelty and related charges after a dog in their care was found neglected and in need of veterinary care. Court documents indicate Willow Run Sanctuary & Adoption Inc. filed animal neglect citations against 40-year-old Robert E. Stormer Jr. and 38-year-old Laura Cordwell, both of Punxsutawney. According to citations filed by Jefferson County Humane Officer Debbie McAndrew, Robert Stormer and Laura Cordwell failed to provide a clean and sanitary shelter, water and necessary sustenance, and veterinary care to a male brown labrador named Spike. According to the citations, Spike was also found to have open wounds on his head and ears. The following charges were filed against Stormer and Cordwell through Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock’s office on July 19: – Cruelty to Animals, Summary – Neglect of Animals – Vet Care, Summary – Neglect of Animals – Sustenance/Water, Summary – Neglect of Animals – Shelter/Protection According to McAndrew, the dog (Spike) was seized after a search warrant was issued and served. He is currently in the care of Willow Run Sanctuary & Adoption Inc.
  18. Why Is It Called A 'Charley Horse'? Caroline Bologna 9 hrs ago Whenever I’ve had the displeasure of experiencing one of those painful leg muscle spasms known as a charley horse, I’ve often wondered why it’s called that (and also, “Why does this hurt so much?”). © Jan-Otto via Getty Images Charley horses are incredibly painful muscle spasms, typically in the legs. Admittedly, the pain is the dominant thought, but still, I’ve been left asking, “Who is Charley? What was the deal with his horse?” It turns out there are a few theories on the origin of the term, but most lead to baseball. In the 1880s, multiple publications referred to the term “charley horse” (often capitalized as “Charley horse” or spelled “Charlie horse”) as something familiar to baseball players, who reportedly used it to describe certain muscle injuries or pains. Two ballplayers, Jack Glasscock and Joe Quest, are each credited as the originator of the phrase. A version of the Glasscock story appears in a July 1886 issue of a West Virginia newspaper called the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer: "Base-ballists have invented a brand new disease, called ‘Charley-horse.’ It consists of a peculiar contraction and hardening of the muscles and tendons of the thigh, to which ball players are liable from the sudden starting and stopping in chasing balls ... Jack Glasscock is said to have originated the name because the way the men limped around reminded him of an old horse he once owned named Charley." Other accounts suggest Glasscock adopted this phrase from his father, who took care of Charley. When the dad saw his son limping due to this kind of leg injury, he supposedly remarked, “Why, John, my boy, what is the matter; you go just like the old Charley horse?” The Quest story has a few variants as well. Outfielder Hugh Nicol told the Chicago Tribune in 1906 that Quest coined the phrase in 1882 while playing for the Chicago White Stockings. Apparently, the teammates spent an off day watching horse races on the South Side. According to a tip they’d received the previous night, a horse named Charley was practically guaranteed to win. “The tip was touted as a cinch, it simply couldn’t lose, and we all got on,” Nicol recalled, noting that everyone placed bets on Charley except for Quest. The other players teased him for his choice. But Quest got the last laugh. Although Charley had a sizable lead from the beginning, he ultimately stumbled and injured himself going around the last turn and lost. Quest allegedly told his teammates “Look at your old Charley horse now!” Per Nicol’s account, he kept up the ribbing the next day and even exclaimed, “There’s your old Charley horse ― he’d made it all right if it hadn’t been for that old Charley horse” when a teammate strained himself in a similar way while running to second base. Another theory is similar to the Glasscock story. In June 1889, the Grand Rapids Daily Democrat reported: "Years ago, Joe Quest was employed as an apprentice in the machine shop of Quest & Shaw in Newcastle, his father, who was one of the proprietors of the firm, had an old white horse by the name of Charley. Doing usage in pulling heavy loads had stiffened the animal’s legs so that he walked as if troubled with strained tendons. Afterwards, when Quest became a member of the Chicago club, he was troubled, with others, with a peculiar stiffness of the legs, which brought to his mind the ailment of the old white horse Charley. Joe said that the ball players troubled with the ailment hobbled exactly as did the old horse, and as no one seemed to know what the trouble was, Quest dubbed it ‘Charley horse.’" It’s worth noting that “charley horse” initially seemed to refer to more serious athletic injuries, rather than the painful but short-lived spasms people often experience in the middle of the night. As a January 1887 article in the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, New York, noted, “Let a man suffer from a genuine attack of ‘Charley horse,’ and he is lucky if he gets over it in a season, while it may cling to him through life.” Another name origin theory is that charley horse comes from an old horse named Charley that dragged equipment at the White Stockings ballpark. Apparently injured players would compare their limping to Charley’s gait and called a leg muscle injury a charley horse. Some have theorized that it was Quest specifically who made that comment in reference to the horse while playing for the White Stockings. Yet another theory is that “charley horse” referred to pitcher Charles “Old Hoss” Radbourn, who experienced bad cramps while playing in the 1880s. The Washington Post published this anecdote in 1907: "Just as Charley passed third base something seemed to crack in his leg, and he came down to the home plate limping, and evidently in pain. [A teammate named] Nova, who had sprung from the players’ bench in excitement, rushed up to him. ‘What’s a mattah wit you, Charley Hoss?’ he shouted, combining Charley’s given name and nickname. ‘My leg is tied up in knots,’ said Charley. And from that day to this lameness in baseball players has been called ‘Charley Hoss,’ or ‘Charles Horse.’" Others have offered an even simpler explanation. According to a July 1887 edition of the Boston Globe, “The name is said to owe its origin to the fact that a player afflicted with it, when attempting to run, does so much after the fashion of a boy astride of a wooden horse, sometimes called a ‘Charley horse.’” While we may never know the true origin of the term “charley horse,” one thing is certain: They hurt, so stay hydrated and remember to stretch. SEE RELATED ARTICLE ; http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/why-is-it-called-a-charley-horse/ar-AAFxm55?li=BBnb4R7&ocid=HPCDHP
  19. Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued: 12:8/8/2019 12:38:46 PM PM Aug. 8, 2019 – National Weather Service THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 562 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN MARYLAND THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 COUNTY IN WESTERN MARYLAND GARRETT IN OHIO THIS WATCH INCLUDES 11 COUNTIES IN EAST CENTRAL OHIO BELMONT CARROLL COLUMBIANA COSHOCTON GUERNSEY HARRISON JEFFERSON OH MONROE MUSKINGUM NOBLE TUSCARAWAS IN PENNSYLVANIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 15 COUNTIES IN NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA FOREST MERCER VENANGO IN SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA ALLEGHENY FAYETTE GREENE WASHINGTON WESTMORELAND IN WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA ARMSTRONG BUTLER CLARION INDIANA JEFFERSON PA IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BEAVER LAWRENCE IN WEST VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA PRESTON IN NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA MARION MONONGALIA WETZEL IN NORTHERN PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA BROOKE HANCOCK MARSHALL OHIO THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALIQUIPPA, AMBRIDGE, BEAVER FALLS, BROOKVILLE, BUTLER, CADIZ, CALDWELL, CAMBRIDGE, CANONSBURG, CARROLLTON, CLARION, COLUMBIANA, CONNELLSVILLE, COSHOCTON, DOVER, EAST LIVERPOOL, ELLWOOD CITY, FAIRMONT, FOLLANSBEE, FORD CITY, FRANKLIN, GRANTSVILLE, GREENSBURG, GROVE CITY, HERMITAGE, INDIANA, KINGWOOD, KITTANNING, LATROBE, MARTINS FERRY, MASONTOWN, MONACA, MORGANTOWN, MOUNDSVILLE, MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MURRYSVILLE, NEW CASTLE, NEW KENSINGTON, NEW MARTINSVILLE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OAKLAND MD, OIL CITY, PITTSBURGH METRO AREA, PUNXSUTAWNEY, SALEM, SHARON, ST. CLAIRSVILLE, STEUBENVILLE, TERRA ALTA, TIONESTA, UNIONTOWN, WASHINGTON, WAYNESBURG, WEIRTON, WELLSBURG, WHEELING, WOODSFIELD, AND ZANESVILLE.
  20. Attacker kills 4, wounds 2 in California stabbing rampage by Associated Press Thursday, August 8th 2019 AA 4 VIEW ALL PHOTOS Garden Grove police stand watch at the scene of a stabbing in Garden Grove, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was "full of anger" stabbed, slashed and robbed his way across two Southern California cities in a bloody rampage that killed four people and wounded two others who were apparently targeted at random, authorities said. The 33-year-old man from Garden Grove robbed more than half a dozen businesses and killed two men at his own apartment complex during the two-hour wave of violence Wednesday, police said. Sponsored by ZINC Garden Grove police work the scene of a stabbing in Garden Grove, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) He was arrested as he walked out of a convenience store in neighboring Santa Ana, dropping a knife and a gun he had taken from a security guard he had just killed. The attacker's name wasn't immediately released. The violence appeared to be random and the only known motives seem to be "robbery, hate, homicide," Garden Grove police Lt. Carl Whitney said at a news conference. "We know this guy was full of anger and he harmed a lot of people tonight," Whitney said Wednesday. The attacker and all the victims were Hispanic, police said. The two people who were wounded were listed in stable condition Wednesday night and were expected to survive. Surveillance cameras caught some of the carnage. "We have video showing him attacking these people and conducting these murders," he said. Whitney said the man lived in a Garden Grove apartment building where he stabbed two men during some kind of confrontation. One man died inside an apartment and another was found wounded on the balcony and died at a hospital. Whitney said a bakery also was robbed. The owner, who asked not to be identified, told KCAL-TV that she was charging her cellphone at about 4 p.m. when the man drove up and apparently mistook her for a customer. "He went directly to the register and tried to open the register ... he showed me a gun," she said. He took all the money and fled. "I think I was very lucky because he thought I was a customer, not the owner," she said. The man also robbed an insurance business, where a 54-year-old employee was stabbed several times and was expected to survive. He was armed with "some sort of machete knives" when he confronted the woman, Whitney said. The woman "was very brave," Whitney said. "She fought as best she could." An alarm company saw the robbery on a live television feed and called police. "They could see that the female victim was on the ground with blood and multiple injuries," Whitney said. The man fled with cash and also robbed a check-cashing business next door, the lieutenant said. Shortly after 6 p.m., the attacker drove up to a Chevron station, where he attacked a man pumping gas "for no reason," Whitney said. "There was no robbery." The man was stabbed in the back and "his nose was nearly severed off his face," the lieutenant said. Bystanders rushed to help the man, he said. Undercover detectives tracked the suspect's silver Mercedes to the parking lot of the 7-Eleven store in Santa Ana and within a minute of their arrival the man came out of the store, carrying a large knife and a gun that he had cut from the belt of a security guard after stabbing him, Whitney said. The man had followed the guard into the store and stabbed him several times during a confrontation, Whitney said. Police ordered the man to drop his weapons and he complied and was arrested. Police then learned that a male employee of a nearby Subway restaurant also had been fatally stabbed during a robbery, Whitney said. The brutal and puzzling attack came just days after a pair of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio left 31 people dead and stunned the nation. The shooter in El Paso, Texas, apparently posted an anti-immigrant screed before killing 22 people at a Walmart on Saturday. Less than a day later, a man opened fire on a Dayton, Ohio, entertainment district, killing nine people before police shot him dead. https://wjactv.com/news/nation-world/attacker-kills-4-wounds-2-in-california-stabbing-rampage
  21. Woman charged after lifeguard rescue of child, 3, at pool by The Associated Press Thursday, August 8th 2019 AA Woman charged after lifeguard rescue of child, 3, at pool. (MGN) EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) — A woman has been charged with child endangerment after lifeguards had to rescue a 3-year-old from a Pennsylvania pool. Authorities in Lancaster County say the child was in the toddler pool when they allege 42-year-old Casilda Barrera de Rodriguez walked away to talk to a relative June 1 at Ephrata Community Pool. Police say the toddler, who couldn't swim and wasn't wearing a flotation device, was found face-down in the main pool, which is connected to the toddler pool. Lifeguards rescued and resuscitated the child, who was taken to a hospital for additional care. The pool `s website says children under 10 must be supervised. Court documents don't list a defense attorney. A listed number for Barrera de Rodriguez couldn't be found Wednesday; a number at her address rang unanswered.
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