Uniontown Man Shoots Friend
UNIONTOWN, Pa. — A Uniontown man is thankful to be alive after a shooting at Pershing Court Manor on Thursday. According to police, they found several people in the residence, including a man upstairs on the bed bleeding from a gunshot wound. Police say that the bullet went through the neck of the victim, 18-year-old Dametrious Addison, and damaged a major artery. Police said it was his friend, Amar Chisler (photo left), who admitted to accidentally shooting Addison in the face with the .38 revolver. According to him, he picked the gun up after the victim set it down and he said the gun went off," said Capt. David Rutter Sr., of Uniontown Police. Chisler, 17, is now being charged as an adult. (photo & story: WPXI-TV)
UNDATED (AP) - The Super Bowl of shopping has begun. For some, it started right after Thanksgiving Day dinner, with stores such as Wal-Mart and Toys R Us opening in the late afternoon Thursday. The National Retail Federation expected about 30 million people to shop on Thanksgiving, and about 99.7 million on Black Friday. And for the first time, more shoppers are expected to visit retailers' websites on their smartphones than on desktop computers and tablets this weekend.
Crash In Rostraver Township
A major accident took place in Rostraver Twp. on Route 51 near Simmons Lane Thursday evening. Authorities say the driver lost control, went up a cliff about 20 feet before hitting a pole. Two adults and three children, including a baby were flown to the hospital. No update on injuries.
State Bear Harvest Up
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Hunters killed 223 bears during the third day of Pennsylvania's statewide bear season, raising the three-day total to nearly 2,500. That's almost a 9 percent increase over the number of bears taken during the first three days of last year's season. The figures come from preliminary data released Wednesday by the state Game Commission. With one day remaining, bears have been harvested in 54 of 67 counties. The heaviest bears taken so far weighed 713 pounds each. One was killed in Granville Township in Mifflin County, the other in Blair Township in Blair County. Hunters harvested 3,366 bears during the 2014 season. The state's largest bear harvest happened in 2011, when 4,350 bears were
Two Arrested Over Hotel Attack
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - Mali's security forces say they've arrested two men in connection with last week's attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 19 people. Officials say Friday's arrests in Bamako "would shed more light on the motivations" of the attackers at the Radisson Blue hotel on Nov. 20. Two gunmen were killed at the scene.
Pope Holds Final Event In Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Pope Francis says the way to prevent young people from being radicalized and going off to fight with extremist groups is to give them an education and a job. Francis was asked Friday in Kenya what young people can do to prevent their friends and family members from being seduced by radical ideologies. Kenyans make up the largest contingent of foreign fighters in the Somali based al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab, which has staged a series of attacks in Kenya. The pope has been visiting Africa.
Small Business Saturday
Well most of the holiday shopping attention focuses on - Black Friday - but not everyone may be aware that Saturday is "Small Business Saturday." It's a chance to allow the smaller businesses to compete with those big box stores that many shoppers may want to avoid. Here in Washington, more than a dozen small businesses will be open Saturday. A member of the Washington Business District Authority and owner of the Washington Winery and A&M wine and Beer supplies, Angela Burgess, says visiting the local, downtown stores, is a great way to prepare for the holidays. For more information on Facebook—Click Here.
Back To School - For Now
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Classes have resumed in a western Pennsylvania school district following a 21-day teachers strike, but the educators still don't have a contract. About 4,300 students went back to school in Peters Township on Friday. State law mandated they return in order to get the required 180 days of instruction by June 15. Nearly 300 teachers in the suburban Pittsburgh district went on strike Oct. 28. Disputed issues include salaries, class size and the length of work days. According to the district website, state law calls for nonbinding arbitration after a strike. If an agreement still isn't reached, teachers can strike a second time for a limited duration. The teachers' previous five-year contract expired Aug. 31.
Century Inn Hopes To Open By Next Christmas
The Historic Century Inn opened 221 years ago, and this year, the inn will not be open to visitors with the normal joy and cheer. According to the Trib, Owner Megin Harrington, says she is hoping to only skip one Christmas. She wants to have the inn opened by next Christmas but that will be no easy feat. Back in August, the 1794 tavern was gutted by fire and many artifacts destroyed in the process. Harrington managed to save a historic Whiskey Rebellion flag but many more items were lost in the fire. Light Up Night in Scenery Hill will still kick off with the lighting of the Century Inn's roadside sign at 8 p.m. Friday.
Holiday Fence Jumper
WASHINGTON (AP) - The first family had its holiday punctuated by an unwanted visitor: A man draped in an American flag who jumped the White House fence. A witness says she heard the man take a deep breath and mutter "let's do this" before rushing toward the fence. The Secret Service says he was immediately apprehended and taken into custody pending criminal charges.
Ohio State Student Dies From Neck Injury
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A coroner says the student who died after jumping into a lake on the Ohio State University campus broke his neck. Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz said Thursday that preliminary autopsy results show 22-year-old Austin Singletary, of Dayton, suffered a fracture of his C-5 vertebra, in the neck area, during the plunge into Mirror Lake on Wednesday. He was participating in a student-led lake jump that's become a tradition to mark the Ohio State-Michigan football rivalry. Ortiz says additional testing will be conducted to make a final determination of what caused Singletary's death. Ohio State says it is moving to end the annual lake jump, which has raised safety concerns for the school. It has been a tradition for throngs of students since roughly the 1990s.
Hollande And Putin Agree To Fight IS
MOSCOW (AP) - French President Francois Hollande says the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey was a "serious incident, obviously regrettable." Hollande, who was speaking Thursday after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, added that it's necessary to draw conclusions from that and to "strengthen the coordination between the countries." Meanwhile, Putin says Russia is ready to cooperate with the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group. He says Russia is open to closer cooperation with both France and the U.S.-led coalition on selecting IS targets. At the same time, he's lashing out at the U.S. over the downing of the Russian fighter jet, saying the U.S. should have prevented its coalition ally Turkey from making such a move. He says Russia will hold "serious consultations" with the U.S. over the incident.
Vegetable Mix Recall
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that's been linked to an outbreak. Nineteen people in seven states have been sickened. Taylor Farms Pacific Inc. of Tracy, California, has recalled a mix of diced celery and onion used in Costco chicken salad and other foods containing celery. The Food and Drug Administration says the company is acting "out of an abundance of caution."