SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014

Two Dead In School Shooting
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - More details are emerging about a Washington state student who officials say killed one classmate, wounded four others and then took his own. Officials say two of the victims were the cousins of Marysville-Pilchuck freshman Jaylen Fryberg. Marysville is about 30 miles north of Seattle. Students said the Fryberg was staring at his victims as he shot them inside the cafeteria. Three of the victims had head wounds and are in critical condition. Another victim is in serious condition. Students and parents said Fryberg was a member of a prominent family from the nearby Tulalip Indian tribes and a freshman who played on the high school football team. He was introduced at a football game as a prince in the 2014 Homecoming court, according to a video shot by a parent. A motive is unclear, but one student says Fryberg had recently gotten into a fight with another boy over a girl.

Nurse Who Overcame Ebola Is Home
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - A nurse who became ill with Ebola has returned home virus-free to Texas. Nina Pham arrived just before midnight CDT Friday at a Fort Worth airport after being released from the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center near Washington. She was exposed to the deadly virus while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Oct. 8 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Earlier Friday, Pham said she felt "fortunate and blessed" during a news conference at the Washington-area hospital. She later received a hug and thanks from President Barack Obama during a visit to the White House. Pham said she looked forward to being reunited with her dog Bentley. A second nurse from Dallas, Amber Vinson, remains at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

New York Doctor Has Ebola
NEW YORK (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the New York doctor who has tested positive for Ebola sought help with a 100.3-degree fever, not a higher temperature. In appearance on CNN, the governor said Spencer "presented himself" to the hospital when he had a 100-point-3 fever ... not 103 ... as has been reported." He repeated the comment on another morning program. Cuomo says Dr. Craig Spencer acted responsibly, even though he rode the subway, bowled and rode a cab. The governor said the doctor obviously felt he wasn't symptomatic" when he went out "in a limited way." Spencer recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa. As a doctor, Cuomo said Spencer knew you're not contagious until you're symptomatic. Spencer tested positive for the virus on Thursday. He is the first case in the city.

Attack On NYC Police
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police Commissioner William Bratton says the hatchet attack on four rookie officers was a terrorist act by a homegrown radical. Bratton said Friday the suspect, Zale Thompson, was a Muslim convert who ranted online against America, but had no clear ties to international terrorism. He believes Thompson was self-radicalized. Thompson was killed by police. One officer is hospitalized with a head wound. Bratton says investigators are trying to determine whether the attack was planned. Police are examining Thompson's computer for clues. Bratton says investigators found that Thompson browsed for organized terror groups, as well as beheadings and the shooting in Canada earlier this week. Authorities also are trying to determine if Thompson had any history of mental illness. But Bratton says he is comfortable calling it a "terrorist attack."

Overnight Shootings In Washington
Police are investigating two separate shootings overnight in the City of Washington. Just after midnight one victim was shot near Lincoln Terrace. Then around 2:30am another victim was shot outside the Comfort Lounge on Jefferson Ave. Both victims were taken to the hospital for treatment - no word on their condition. Police continue to investigate and say the shooting may be gang related.

President To Campaign For Tom Wolf

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - President Barack Obama will make a campaign stop for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf as part of a multi-state campaign swing ahead of the Nov. 4 election. The White House said Obama's travels will include a Philadelphia campaign stop Nov. 2. It said further details will be available in the coming days. Wolf is challenging Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's re-election bid. Obama is the fourth high-profile Democrat to campaign for Wolf in as many weeks. Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Pittsburgh on Monday, following separate appearances in Philadelphia by his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and first lady Michelle Obama. Corbett is Pennsylvania's former two-term attorney general from suburban Pittsburgh. Wolf is a first-time candidate from York County who ran his family's cabinet-distribution business for almost three decades.

WVU Riots Cause $45,000 Worth Of Damage
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Riots that erupted after West Virginia University's win over Baylor are costing the city of Morgantown more than $45,000. In a news release late Friday, officials said the expenses include the cost repairing damage to street lights and light posts, as well as replacing street and traffic signs removed by rioters. Authorities said crowds pushed over street lights and threw rocks, beer bottles and other items at public safety personnel and their vehicles. Numerous fires also were set. More than a dozen people are facing criminal charges stemming from disturbances following last Saturday's football game. Fire officials reported costs for damaged items and overtime but didn't include more than $2,600 needed to repair several vehicles. Authorities also are ordering helmets, gas masks and other supplies needed to improve crowd control.

PennDot Announces Bridge Replacement Parternship
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is choosing a partnership's $899 million proposal to replace and then maintain 558 bridges. The highway department announced Friday its choice of Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners for the project, which calls for construction to be finished in three years, followed by maintenance over the following 25 years. Borrowing costs are expected to bring the total price tag to $1.8 billion over the 28-year life of the deal. Bridges were selected based on whether they had a similar, relatively simple structure and required full replacement, as well as those that were structurally deficient, more than 50 years old or ready to be built soon. Bundling the projects together means the average cost per bridge is about $1.6 million, compared to $2 million under a standard approach.

Primanti Bros. Sandwiches Available By Mail
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh restaurant that stuffs its sandwiches with French fries and coleslaw will be stuffing those fixins in the mail. Primanti Bros. is teaming up with Goldbely.com, an online firm that delivers food to homes, to make $109 sandwich packs available anywhere in the United States. Primanti's, which now has several Pittsburgh-area locations, started in the city's Strip District in the 1930s, when food wholesalers there once took delivery of most of the produce sold in western Pennsylvania. The sandwiches were meant to be a complete one-handed meal that truckers could eat while they worked. The kits contain enough lunch meat, cheese, fries, coleslaw and Italian bread to make four of the sandwiches. The kits come with instructions on how to store and heat the food and a T-shirt.


 
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