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    Fire crews rushed to douse a Warren County home that went up in flames before dawn Tuesday. The blaze broke out in the chimney of a home on the first block of Oak Ridge Road in Washington Township around 12:20 a.m., police said in a news release. All occupants had safely escaped the home as officers arrived, police said. No injuries were reported. The fire remains under investigation. Additional details were not released. Assisting agencies include the Washington Township Fire Department, Borough Fire Department, Oxford Township Fire Department, Mansfield Township Fire Department, Hackettstown Fire Department, Washington Emergency Squad, Mansfield Township Emergency Squad, Warren County Communications Center and the Warren County Fire Marshall. Scroll down to view more photos of the scene.
    AVELLA, Pa. (KDKA) — A shed was lifted up and carried away by flood waters in Washington County as the remnants of Hurricane Ida moved through the region. The man who owns the shed told KDKA that he did not realize it was gone until he saw a post on KDKA’s Facebook page about it. His neighbor captured video of the shred floating through Avella on Wednesday. READ MORE: Tracking Ida: Remnants Of Storm Brings Heavy Rains, Flooding, And Road Closures “I said, ‘Wait a minute. Let me go check something real quick,'” said Michael Redd, the shed’s owner. (Photo Credit: KDKA) Redd said inside the tool shed was lawn equipment, including mowers and tractors. The fast-flowing water was so strong that portions of Redd’s 6-foot privacy fence were ripped off and sent sailing. Other items were stopped by his neighbors, but they were unsalvaged. “The pool is ruined. It’s in my neighbor’s yard, but it’s gone pretty much. I just found my lawnmower in my neighbor’s yard, but it’s ruined,” Redd said. The whole situation has sent Redd on...
    A 59-year-old pedestrian was hospitalized after being hit by a PA driver in Warren County Monday night, authorities said. Raymond Hahn, 61, of Tyler Hill, PA was behind the wheel of a 2005 Saturn Vue when he hit Lawrence Walls, 59, on the 100 block of Rt. 31 north just before 11 p.m., Washington Township police said. Walls, of Port Murray, had been walking southbound in the travel lane of Rt. 31 at the time, police said. Walls was treated by the Washington Emergency Squad before being taken to St. Luke’s Warren Campus, police said. The road was closed until 1:30 a.m. during preliminary investigations, which showed that Walls was in a poorly lit area during the accident, police said. The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office – Serious Collision Accident Response Team, NJ DOT – Traffic Diversion Unit, Washington Borough Fire Department, Washington Emergency Squad, the Hunterdon Medical Center Paramedics and NJSP also assisted at the scene. The incident remains under investigation, police said.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff AVELLA, Pa. (KDKA) – A man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Washington County. READ MORE: Heres What Makes West Virginias New River Gorge, Americas Newest National Park, Worthy Of Its Upgrade The coroner says 43-year-old Chester Lesjak from Avella was riding a motorcycle westbound on Meadowcroft Road when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. It happened around 1:40 p.m. on Monday. READ MORE: After COVID-19 Cancels Prom, Parents Throw Prom In The Park For Perry High Students The coroner says he wasn’t wearing a helmet. MORE NEWS: Walk Brings Awareness To Mental Health Issues Facing Veterans The cause and manner of death are pending, and the crash is under investigation by state police.
    Loading the player... Former reality TV star Josh Duggar was jailed in northwest Arkansas on Thursday after his arrest by federal authorities. It was unclear what charges he may face. Duggar was held at the Washington County jail after being arrested in the afternoon by U.S. marshals, according to the jail website. The Marshals Service referred questions to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, which declined to comment. Duggar, 33, starred on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” until it was pulled from the network in 2015 over revelations Duggar had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter. Duggar’s parents said he had confessed to the fondling and apologized. Duggar also apologized for a pornography addiction and cheating on his wife that same year. He said at the time that he had been “the biggest hypocrite ever.” Read More: Ohio man arrested after calling Black motorist n-word: ‘I’m a racist motherf**ker’ This photo provided by the Washington County (Ark.) Jail shows Joshua Duggar. Former reality TV Star Josh Duggar is being held in a northwest...
    Seattle residents said they were ‘sad’ and ‘depressed’ over homeless encampments that have sprung up across city parks and fields where children normally play sports as new data shows a sharp increase in the number of unhoused locals. The homeless population in Washington State rose in 2020 by more than 6 per cent - or about three times the national average, according to the latest data. That increase is being felt in the Puget Sound region.  Parents have had to resort to conducting ‘sweeps’ of public parks to make sure there are no needles on the ground before allowing their kids to play on swing sets, according to local residents of the Emerald City. ‘How do we get to a place where we think that’s normal and a part of life in Seattle?’ one resident asked Fox News on Monday. ‘It’s a shame that people can’t enjoy the park,’ said another resident. The tent encampments include unsheltered people leaving needles and other drug paraphernalia in and around their living spaces that are usually just several dozen feet away from schools....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff CARROLL TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — The Washington County Coroner says one person was struck and killed by a train. The coroner said the person was hit by a northbound train on the Norfolk Southern railway near Route 837 and Jones Lane in Carroll Township around 4 p.m. on Friday. The person died a short time later, according to the coroner. The victim has not been identified. The Norfolk Southern Police are investigating.
    More On: police shootings 1-year-old boy shot by Houston cop is ‘fighting for his life’: mother Woman fatally shot after pulling gun on cop in traffic stop-turned-shootout Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend files federal suit against Louisville PD Yonkers man found dead following police shootout and 9-hour standoff: cops A Washington state judge is facing calls to resign after he was caught on tape calling a black man fatally shot by police last year “so dumb.” Clark County District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman made the comments to another court official last week — which were captured on video and then broadcast on YouTube in adherence with the state’s open courtroom laws. The footage has since been taken down. He referred to 21-year-old Kevin Peterson Jr., who was killed by three Clark County deputies on Oct. 29, as “the black guy they were trying to make an angel out of” and described him as “so dumb,” according to the Atlanta Black Star. Zimmerman also alleged that Peterson’s father told a police chaplain that the shooting was justified — until he woke...
    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A large COVID-19 vaccination site in south central Washington state will be closed through the weekend because of weather delays in vaccine shipments. People with appointments for their second doses of Pfizer vaccine at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick should check their email for information on how to reschedule. Washington state health officials said Thursday they expect more than 200,000 doses to arrive late because of the winter storms elsewhere in the nation. Similar delays across the country are slowing the vaccination effort. Officials may consider opening extra lanes at mass vaccination sites to catch up when the vaccine eventually arrives, said Michele Roberts, the state Department of Health’s acting assistant secretary. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Washington, Associated Press
    A WOMAN has been rescued after a tree fell through her home, landing between her and her husband as they slept. Emergency crews rescued a woman who was pinned down in her bed inside her partially collapsed house. 5The image lays bare just how close the householder came to deathCredit: Spokane County Fire Service 5The woman was lying in bed with her husbandCredit: Spokane County Fire Service The drama unfolded in the early hours of this morning in Spokane, Washington, during high winds.  Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer told KXLY said the house was hit by part of a tree, which had snapped off the trunk.  Photographs show the tree had speared between a husband and wife who were in their bedroom. The woman was pinned and had to be delicately removed by firefighters.  She was taken to the hospital for a crush injury but is not in a life-threatening condition.  Her son said she suffered an injury to her arm. 5The tree had snapped in winds of more than 70mphCredit: Spokane County Fire Service 5Fire-fighter had to gently release...
    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The firearm a man carried when police killed him had been a duty weapon used by law enforcement, according to records released by prosecutors in Clark County, Washington. Kevin Peterson, who is Black, was shot by law enforcement officers near Vancouver on Oct. 29 during a drug sting operation. Police shot at Peterson 34 times, hitting him four times. There’s no evidence Peterson fired his gun. An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Investigative documents released by prosecutors show the gun Peterson had was originally sent from Glock, the manufacturer, to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Portland, Oregon in 2004, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported. The Glock is currently registered to Peterson’s cousin, who purchased the weapon from a firearms dealer this year. After Peterson was killed, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives performed an urgent trace on the weapon. A spokesperson for the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said when deputies get new duty weapons, old ones are sold to local gun dealers who can resell the firearms to the public. The measure is...
    A Sussex County woman was airlifted to the hospital after she was struck by a car while crossing Route 57 in Warren County Wednesday evening, police said. Penelope Taylor, 66, was attempting to cross Route 57 E. in Washington Township when she was struck by a 41-year-old Phillipsburg man driving a 2004 Pontiac Vibe westbound shortly after 6:05 p.m., police said. An initial investigation determined that Taylor was not using a crosswalk while crossing the road, authorities said. Taylor, of Franklin, was airlifted by NorthStar to St. Luke’s Bethlehem Campus with unspecified injuries, police said. Route 57 E. was reopened by 9 p.m. The investigation is ongoing, police said. The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office - SCART (Serious Collision Analysis Response Team), the Washington Borough Fire Department, the Washington Emergency Squad, the Warren County Fire Marshall, the Hunterdon Medical Center Paramedics and NJSP NorthStar also assisted at the scene.
    (CNN)A candlelight vigil in memory of a Black man shot and killed by sheriffs in Clark County, Washington state, turned tense on Friday night, leading to at least seven arrests and the vandalism of law enforcement buildings. The vigil was in memory of Kevin Edward Peterson Jr., 21, who was shot and killed Thursday evening after he displayed a handgun during an encounter with three Clark County Sheriff's Office deputies, according to the unit investigating the shooting. This August 2018 photo shows Kevin Peterson Jr., 21, who was shot and killed by law enforcement in Clark County, Washington state, on Thursday.After the vigil ended people gathered near a bar where there was a skirmish with counter-protesters, according to CNN affiliate KATU. Cars were seen circling the area, some people were seen with guns and flags, and there was an altercation between two people as well, KATU said.Peterson was fatally shot Thursday evening after he was approached by law enforcement while sitting in his vehicle in a motel parking lot. The deputies and officers with a local drug task force suspected...
    Patriot Prayer member Chandler Pappas (L) speaks with a Black Lives Matter activist (R) on October 30, 2020 in Vancouver, Washington following the police killing of Kevin E. Peterson Jr. Nathan Howard/Getty Images There was unrest in Vancouver, Washington on Friday following the vigil of a Black man who was shot dead by police officers. Hundreds gathered to pay tribute to Kevin E. Peterson Jr, 21, of Camas, Washington who had been shot dead by police officers from Clark County Sheriff's Office the night before, AP reported. While the crowds dispersed near the vigil, hundreds of protesters later marched through downtown Vancouver shattering windows and burning flags, and two shots were heard, nobody was hurt, AP added. Clark County is only a short drive from Portland where Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests have been held almost every night since George Floyd was brutally killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota in May, according to CBS News. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. There was unrest in Vancouver, Washington on Friday following the vigil of a Black man shot dead...
    DEVERAUX TOWNSHIP, Maine (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was hospitalized after being hit by shotgun pellets from a hunter over the weekend in Washington County, wardens said. The boy's father was shooting at a grouse and some of the pellets hit his son, WABI-TV reported. The boy was transported to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, wardens said. The Maine Warden Service declined to release identities and the shooting remains under investigation. Officials did not say what type of shotgun pellets hit the boy. Buckshot is larger than birdshot. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Maine
    The Amazon.com Inc.-funded park at the base of its first HQ2 towers received final approval from the Arlington County Board Saturday. The $14 million proposal would expand what was a planned 2-acre park to roughly 2.8 acres and revise what was once envisioned as a largely flat, grassy field into a sloping “forest walk.” The park’s expansion would cut into what would have been roughly 15 on-street parking spaces on South Elm Street. Construction on the park, designed by New York’s James Corner Field Operations, will likely begin in either 2021 or 2022, Amazon previously told Washington Business Journal. It is expected to come online in 2023, the same year that Amazon’s first two towers at Metropolitan Park would deliver. The design endured a months-long revision and review process, as the team behind the park fielded comments and suggestions from the public and a host of county panels, including the Arlington Urban Forestry Commission, which was thrilled by the “highlighted… Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.
    A group of Washington state teens sprung into action Saturday and saved a King County deputy who was allegedly being choked by a DUI suspect, police said Tuesday. A female officer, who was referred to as Deputy Eliot, was reportedly off-duty when she came upon a multi-vehicle car wreck, The King County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. Eliot confronted an inebriated suspect who allegedly caused the pile-up, and the person began struggling with the deputy and placed her in a chokehold, the sheriff’s office said in the social media post. “Get off of her!” yelled five young men who jumped on the suspect and pried the him off Eliot, the post said. The good men then restrained the alleged aggressor, as Eliot collected herself and cuffed him, according to the post. The group of what appeared to be teenagers were seen in a photograph hugging the deputy after the violent encounter. “We cannot thank these five young men enough for coming to Deputy Elliott’s rescue,” The sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook. “They quite possibly saved her life. The...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington officials have reduced the number of coronavirus deaths in the state by 39. The News Tribune of Tacoma reported that the state Department of Health reported 1,101 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday — bringing the total to 41,757 — but revised the number of deaths down to 1,399 from the previous 1,438 after determining 39 deaths to be from natural causes. King County continues to have the highest numbers in Washington, with 12,077 cases and 624 deaths, followed by Yakima County, which has reported 8,325 cases and 180 deaths. The virus causes mild to moderate symptoms in most patients, and the vast majority recover. But it is highly contagious and can cause severe illness and death in some patients, particularly the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Washington
    By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Cirio Hernandez Hernandez was thinning apple trees on a June morning in Yakima, grabbing a fistful of tiny apples and knocking off all but one that was left to grow to a marketable size. It wasn't the Yakima Valley's hot temperatures, or the strenuous work, that was causing him discomfort. “The hardest part is the mask,'' Hernandez Hernandez said, because it heats up his face. But he and his fellow workers in the apple orchard were at least wearing face coverings, the primary protection against the coronavirus, which has surged in eastern Washington state. While the coronavirus at first pounded the greater Seattle area, the epicenter has now moved east across the Cascade Range thanks to exploding case loads in June. Washington is seeing rising cases of COVID-19, driven in large part by increasing numbers in Yakima, Benton, Franklin and Spokane counties, the largest communities in eastern Washington. “We are seeing very high activity in Yakima, Benton and Franklin counties,'' Dr. Kathy Lofy, the state health officer, said on Monday....
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