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Local News

1-Year Old Struck & Killed By Vehicle

BROWNSVILLE, Pa. — (WPXI) – A one-year-old girl is dead after she was hit by a vehicle in Fayette County. A 58-year-old man was taken into custody on the scene. Pennsylvania State Police were called to Green Street in Brownsville for reports of the accident at around 5:14 p.m. Police are still investigating.

Commonwealth Flags Will Fly At Half-Staff To Honor Deputy

Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds in Washington County to fly at half-staff immediately in honor of Washington County Deputy Sheriff Chad Beattie, who died in the line of duty on Wednesday, August 10th.  Wolf says the commonwealth flag shall be flown at half-staff until sunset on Monday, August 15th.  The Washington County Coroner’s office said the 45-year-old died of “sudden cardiac event” after assisting South Strabane police with a call.  The Washington County Sheriff’s office says police were alerted to the presence of a suspect with outstanding warrants from multiple counties at the Target Store, and after the incident, which included a brief foot pursuit within the store, Beattie returned to the patrol vehicle where he suffered the cardiac event. He was transported to Washington Hospital where he was pronounced deceased in the emergency room. The coroner has ruled he died of natural causes. Beattie began law enforcement career in 2002 with the Sheriff’s office.

Search On For Suspect In Failed Bank Robbery

NORTH HUNTINGDON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — (WPXI) – North Huntingdon Township Police need your help trying to track down a bank robbery suspect who tried to rob the PNC Bank on Norwin Avenue 45 minutes before it closed for the day Wednesday. He told the teller he was armed and demanded money, but ended up walking out empty-handed. “He passed a note to the teller asking for money and she didn’t have any money to give him, and he walked out of the bank with no money at all,” Detective Tom Harris said.  Police said the teller did not have much money in her drawer. The man became frustrated, then walked out and got into a black BMW. The suspect is described as a white man, who was wearing what appears to be an Adidas bucket hat, a surgical mask and reflective sunglasses.

Father Surrenders In Connection With Infant Death

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — (WPXI) – The father of a 3-month-old baby who died after being left inside a hot car earlier this summer has turned himself into police. Khang Nguyen is facing charges as a result of the incident on June 16 along Fort Couch Road in Upper Saint Clair. Police found the baby unresponsive after he was left inside the father’s hot minivan for hours in the driveway of a home. Paramedics attempted to save the infant but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Earlier this summer, the medical examiner identified the baby as Kayden Nguyen. Thursday morning, Kayden’s father Khang Nguyen turned himself in with his attorney at Pittsburgh Municipal Court. He is charged with involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of children, and recklessly endangering another person.

World News

Trump Calls For ‘Immediate’ Release Warrant

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former President Donald Trump is calling for the “immediate” release of the federal warrant the FBI used to search his Florida estate. In messages posted late Thursday on his Truth Social platform, Trump writes, “Release the documents now!” The Justice Department had asked a court to unseal the warrant earlier Thursday, with Attorney General Merrick Garland (pictured) citing the “substantial public interest in this matter.” Garland said he had personally approved the search warrant, which was part of an ongoing Justice Department investigation into the discovery of classified White House records recovered from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, earlier this year.

Suspect Who Tried To Breach FBI Office Dies In Standoff

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) – Authorities are investigating the motives of an armed man who they say tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office, fled, and was shot and died hours later in a rural standoff with law enforcement. The case Thursday unfolded as the FBI warns its agents to take extra precautions amid an increase in social media threats to bureau personnel and facilities following a search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. A law enforcement official briefed on the Cincinnati matter says federal investigators are examining whether the suspect in that case, identified as 42-year-old Ricky Shiffer, may have had ties to far-right extremist groups, including the Proud Boys.

Dems Set To Overcome GOP For Climate, Health Care Win

WASHINGTON (AP) – A flagship Democratic economic bill is perched on the edge of House passage. Friday’s expected vote would mark final congressional approval. That would hand President Joe Biden a back-from-the-dead triumph on his climate, health care and tax goals. Democrats hope that will energize voters ahead of November’s congressional elections. Republicans are solidly opposed, but the same was true last Sunday when Democrats used Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote to power the measure through the 50-50 Senate. The package is much smaller than Biden’s original environment and social program. But it still gives Democrats bragging rights to addressing long-term party goals.

Anne Heche On Life Support, Survival ‘Not Expected’

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A spokesperson for Anne Heche says the actor is on life support after suffering a brain injury in a fiery crash a week ago and isn’t expected to survive. The statement released on behalf of her family said she is being kept on life support to determine if she is a viable organ donor. Earlier Thursday, police said they are investigating Heche for driving under the influence of drugs. Heche crashed her car into a Los Angeles area house on Aug. 5. A police spokesman said Thursday that detectives with a search warrant took a blood sample from Heche, and it showed narcotics in her system. A spokeswoman for Heche declined comment on the investigation.