MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has posted a winter weather advisory for Washington County until 7 p.m. A winter weather advisory in Greene County was canceled overnight. The area is expected to receive 1-3 inches from the storm that started moving through Sunday. In this early morning photo of South Main, sidewalks had a coating of snow but South Main Street was wet. Many areas saw only about one inch of wet snow overnight. In Greene County, state police in Waynesburg reported rain, not snow. Temperatures will fall from the low 30's to the upper 20's this afternoon with a low tonight of 17. Major roads this morning are wet but in good shape. State police in Washington reported two accidents overnight--one in Canton Township, the other near the Laboratory exit on I-79, but no injuries in either accident. The Burgettstown school district reported several inches of snow and canceled classes for today. For the latest school information, listen throughout the morning to "The Pete Povich Show on 95.3/1450 or click on the school delays logo at the top of the page. Breaking news updates are available on this page or check out @JimWJPA on Twitter.

Blizzard Predicted In Northeast
NEW YORK (AP) - A blizzard warning is in effect for a 250-mile stretch of the northeast, including New York, Boston and Philadelphia. It's being called a "potentially historic" storm that could blanket the Northeast today and Tuesday with up to 2 feet of snow, and officials are urging residents to prepare for the worst. Airlines are getting ready to shut down operations along the East Coast, and the flight tracking site FlightAware says already some 1,700 Monday flights have been canceled.

Senators Want More Forces In Yemen
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein are calling on President Barack Obama to send more U.S. special operations forces to hotspots in the Middle East. The suggestion on CBS' "Face the Nation" is a direct challenge to Obama, who says he doesn't want to increase the U.S. military presence in Yemen despite the tumult there.

 



 



Pump Prices Still Dropping
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the lowest prices in more than five years are likely to increase because of rising wholesale prices. Lundberg says rising costs of crude oil the past 10 days should eventually be seen at the pump. San Francisco continued to have the highest-priced gas in the Lower 48 states at $2.54 a gallon. Albuquerque, New Mexico, remained lowest at $1.73 a gallon. Lundberg says prices at the pump are $1.24 lower than this time last year. The average price in California was $2.43 a gallon. The average national price for midgrade gas is $2.31. For premium, it's $2.47.

Planes Evacuted
SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a "security concern." Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. The flights arrived late Sunday afternoon. Cooper said that out of an abundance of caution, passengers were bused to their gates from the airport's third runway. Additionally, a Delta Air Lines spokesman says a flight from Los Angeles to Orlando was diverted to Dallas Sunday afternoon due to "a security concern." Spokesman Morgan Durrant did not give specifics about the nature of the concern on Flight 1061, saying the company would defer to authorities on providing further details. He says passengers exited the Boeing 737-900, which was being examined by authorities. It was unclear if any of threats were connected.

Doctors Weigh In On Medical Marijuana
CHICAGO (AP) - The nation's most influential pediatricians group says medical marijuana should only be used for kids who are severely ill and have no other treatment option. The American Academy of Pediatrics says there's virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, but there is evidence that it may harm developing brains. The doctors also recommend that marijuana be removed from the government's most restrictive drug category to make it easier to study and develop marijuana-based treatments.

New Miss Universe
MIAMI (AP) - Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is the new Miss Universe. She accepted the crown during Sunday night's competition in Miami. Vega beat out contestants from 88 other countries. Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha were the runners-up. Vega is from Barranquilla, Colombia, and is studying business administration.

 

 

 

 







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