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    A Saddle River patrol officer on the lookout for car thieves caught a fugitive sex offender wanted out of Rockland County sleeping in his car, authorities said. Michael Rosen, 32, of Washington Township, remained held Wednesday in the Bergen County Jail pending extradition proceedings on a fugitive warrant issued by a judge in New City....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — The Humane Society of Washington County rescued 21 pigs left behind after an eviction. (Photo Credit: Humane Society Of Washington County) In a Facebook post, officials said four adult males, five females and 12 piglets are looking for new homes. The humane society said each pig...
    A Sussex County man was drunk when he drove into oncoming traffic on Route 46 with a flat tire, authorities charged. Shawn B. Hirschel, 28, was seen driving west on Route 46 in the eastbound lane, head-on into oncoming traffic with a flat front tire just after 11 p.m. Sunday, Washington Township Police Lt. Mark...
    SEATTLE (AP) — A passenger ferry in Washington State was struck by lightning that impacted its navigation system and temporarily knocked the ferry out of service. The M/V Puyallup was near the dock in Edmonds during a run between Edmonds and Kingston when it was hit by lightning Saturday evening. NN one was injured but...
    CROSS CREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – The coroner has been called to scene of a deadly motorcycle crash in Washington County. Dispatchers confirm the accident happened at the 400 block of Avella Road in Cross Creek Township. The call came in about 3:51 p.m. Wednesday. The coroner has been called to the scene while state...
    An Oregon Department of Corrections officer in the Portland area allegedly assaulted a Trump supporter by threatening him with a knife. The alleged assault occurred during an “Oregon Women for Trump” parade in Hillsboro. The man has also served in a communications role for the Washington County Democrat Party. Event organizer Janira Brannigan posted a...
    A Maryland educator who wrote on her Facebook page she wished President Trump would die from coronavirus will officially resign Tuesday from her school board position. “Jacqueline Fischer, who was first elected to the Washington County School Board in 2002, wrote: ‘Since he has tested positive for COVID19, maybe the country will get lucky and...
    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...
    A Washington County School Board member who wrote she hoped President Donald Trump would die after his positive coronavirus test has resigned. Jacqueline Fischer, from Clear Spring, Maryland, shared multiple posts criticising the President on her social media last week. The board said it would be accepting her resignation its public business meeting today, after the...
    A Warren County man whose blood alcohol level (BAC) was three times the legal limit hit a parked car, fled the scene, drove across two lawns and hit a retaining wall over the weekend, authorities said. Matthew Prendergast, 28, hit a vehicle parked on Flower Avenue in Washington Borough just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Lt....
    SEATTLE (AP) — After two COVID-19 clusters in Washington’s most populous county this week, a public health official said Friday people need to remain vigilant. KING-TV reports King County is averaging 119 cases a day in the past week which is up 40% from the previous week, according to Dr. Jeff Duchin, head of Public...
    A Wisconsin youth football coach was fired for exposing colleagues and players to COVID-19 during a scrimmage — when he already had learned he tested positive for the virus, league officials said. The assistant coach, who was not identified, had been tested for the coronavirus after showing symptoms but still decided to attend Saturday’s...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Two new communities received Main Street Maryland designations on Friday. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the two are Reisterstown in Baltimore County and the Town of Williamsport in Washington County. Main Street Maryland has now designated 33 communities statewide. “Main streets are the heart of our communities, and these designations are the result...
    A Morris County had been drinking when he hit a car parked at a local restaurant and drove away, authorities charged. Robert Sikorski, 58, struck a parked car while leaving Valley Restaurant and Pub on E. Mill Road in Long Valley on Sept. 8, Washington Township Police Lt. Mark Niemynski said. Officers later located Sikorski...
    School districts in Oregon and Washington are nearing the benchmark for in-person instruction, but many are still falling short of public health metrics amid fluctuating COVID-19 case counts. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said in late August that it could take as many as 200 days for Oregon schools to meet the state's public health...
    Bodycam footage has shown a Washington state cop telling partygoers 'the key is out of sight, out of mind' and advising them to move their maskless event indoors in order to avoid penalties for breaking COVID-19 gathering rules. Pullman police officers had been called to reports of a party in the driveway of WSU women's...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A behavioral health specialist from Washington County will become the first Black Republican woman to serve in Maryland’s General Assembly following her appointment by Gov. Larry Hogan. Hogan announced on Wednesday he was appointing Brenda Thiam to a vacant seat in the House of Delegates. On Twitter, the governor wrote he...
    WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — A Washington County mother is in jail, charged with assaulting her 3-month-old son. Symantha Sullivan, 25, is facing multiple charges in the incident, including two counts of attempted criminal homicide and two counts of aggravated assault. State police say the incident happened on Sept. 11 when they were called to the...
    Facebook Kassanndra Cantrell Police say the body of Kassanndra Cantrell, a pregnant Washington woman who went missing at the end of August, has been found in Tacoma. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department announced the development on Twitter, writing that Cantrell’s ex-boyfriend has been taken into custody: Minutes ago our SWAT Team took a...
    KNOXVILLE Md. (WJZ) — A hiker was rescued from remote mountainous area in Washington County Sunday. Maryland State Police Helicopter Trooper 3, which is based at the Frederick Municipal Airport, was dispatched to on Weverton Cliffs areas around 1:40 p.m. to assist in the rescue of an injured hiker. The hiker had fallen 20 feet...
    A Warren County fire company is celebrating a milestone that marks the first of its kind: An all-female interior crew. “Today, for the first time in Washington Fire Department’s history, we had an all female interior crew,” Washington Township Fire Department 83 wrote in a Facebook post. The message was accompanied by a photo featuring newly certified Warren...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two of the three victims in Sunday’s plane crash in Washington County have been identified by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office. Larry Schlichting, 60, was from Eagan, and 24-year-old Lucas Knight was from North Mankato. The Washington County Sheriff’s office says their bodies were recovered Tuesday, but the search continues for...
    Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee thought he was helping victims of wildfires when he handed out apples to people in 3 Washington counties, but it turns out he was bringing apples that had tested positive for maggot larvae into a pest-free zone. It’s illegal to bring fruit that is under “apple quarantine” into a pest-free...
    Washington state is thought for its apples — however Gov. Jay Inslee didn’t seem to do the favored fruit any public-relations favors final week. The Democrat, in an effort to convey consolation to communities in Japanese Washington devastated by latest wildfires, unknowingly and illegally gifted baskets of apples from his orchard in Olympia that...
    Washington state is known for its apples — but Gov. Jay Inslee didn’t appear to do the popular fruit any public-relations favors last week. The Democrat, in an effort to bring comfort to communities in Eastern Washington devastated by recent wildfires, unknowingly and illegally gifted baskets of apples from his orchard in Olympia that were...
    Washington state is known for its apples -- but Gov. Jay Inslee didn't apear to do the popular fruit any public-relations favors last week. The Democrat, in an effort to bring comfort to communities in Eastern Washington devastated by recent wildfires, unknowingly and illegally gifted baskets of apples from his orchard in Olympia that were later found to...
    An Oregon man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly tried to rob a cab driver at gunpoint before getting shot by his own firearm, investigators said. Josiah Johnson, 18, was picked up by the cab driver in Gresham, Ore., where he was asked to provide his phone as collateral due to the long drive. When they...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the bodies of two of three victims involved in a plane crash Sunday have been recovered. On Tuesday afternoon, the sheriff’s office said two of the three registered occupants were located onboard the aircraft. Authorities say the wreckage is located over 70 feet down...
    Shocking details of how alleged arsonists ignited some of the blazes which have engulfed the north west United States can now be revealed. At least 33 people have died, dozens are missing and thousands of properties have been destroyed in multiple massive fires which are blanketing the coastal zone from Seattle to LA in sun-blocking...
    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state county announced its goal to remove the Electron Dam on the Puyallup River located roughly 42 miles (68 kilometers) southeast of Seattle following the pollution of the river by the dam's owners. Electron Hydro, the dam's owners, polluted over 40 miles (64 kilometers) of the river with black crumb...
    BY: KDKA-TV’s Jennifer Borrasso WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — A Washington County commissioner said a federal judge’s ruling that the state’s pandemic restrictions are unconstitutional is a “huge victory.” On Monday, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration says it will appeal the judge’s ruling. Butler, Fayette, Greene and Washington counties — and some Republican officials like Congressman Mike...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — There are new developments out of the south metro, where crews have been searching since last night for a missing plane. Three people were aboard when it took off from a South St. Paul airport Sunday afternoon. Search teams believe the plane is located in a water-filled quarry on Grey Cloud Island,...
    GREY CLOUD ISLAND TOWNSHIP, Minn. (AP) — Crews are searching the Mississippi River in Washington County for a plane that's overdue at a South St. Paul airport. The search Sunday night was focused near Grey Cloud Island, which is southwest of St. Paul Park and Cottage Grove. Dakota County and Washington County personnel were involved...
    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.”...
    SEATTLE -- Emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest are fighting misinformation along with raging wildfires as people spread unsubstantiated social media posts blaming coordinated groups of arsonists from both the far left and far right for setting the blazes.The FBI said Friday that it's investigated several claims and found them to be untrue, while officials...
    WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) – A homeless couple is facing criminal charges for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of checks in Washington County. According to police, the pair was caught on video surveillance camera pulling up on churches and cemeteries in their minivan and swiping checks from the mailboxes. Thirty-five-year-old Ionel Mihai and 27-year-old Adela...
    By ALI SWENSON, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest are fighting rumors along with raging wildfires as people spread unsubstantiated social media posts blaming coordinated groups of arsonists from both the far left and far right for setting the blazes. A sheriff’s office and a firefighters union in Washington state...
    By Ali Swenson | Associated Press SEATTLE — Emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest are fighting rumors along with raging wildfires as people spread unsubstantiated social media posts blaming coordinated groups of arsonists from both the far left and far right for setting the blazes. A sheriff’s office and a firefighters union in Washington state...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest are fighting rumors along with raging wildfires as people spread unsubstantiated social media posts blaming coordinated groups of arsonists from both the far left and far right for setting the blazes. A sheriff’s office and a firefighters union in Washington state were among the officials who...
    By Carlos Barria and Adrees Latif (Reuters) - Around half a million people in Oregon evacuated as dozens of extreme, wind-driven wildfires scorched U.S. West Coast states on Friday, destroying hundreds of homes and killing at least 16 people, state and local authorities said. Since Monday 11 people have died from fires in California, while...
    A NASA MODIS satellite image shows wildfires in Oregon, U.S. September 8, 2020. Picture taken September 8, 2020.Maxar Technologies | via Reuters Dozens of extreme, wind-driven wildfires burned through forests and towns in U.S. West Coast states on Thursday, destroying hundreds of homes, killing at least nine people and forcing hundreds of thousands to flee,...
    SEATTLE — Raging wildfires in the Pacific Northwest have fueled a barrage of false information this week as unsubstantiated social media posts blamed coordinated groups of arsonists from both the far left and far right for setting the blazes. Officials turned to Facebook on Wednesday and Thursday to squash competing narratives — some posts blamed...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Eric Trump hosted a rally on Thursday in Washington County. The president’s son was at American Legion Post 175 hosting a “Make America Great Again” event. During his speech, Trump condemned protests against the police, athletes who kneel during the national anthem and Democratic trade deals....