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    Alex Harvill. Moses Lake Airshow Stunt performer Alex Harvill, 28, died on Thursday while practicing a motorcycle jump.  Harvill was set to perform a 351-foot jump at an air show in Washington state. He was trying to break a ramp jump record set by Australian Robbie Maddison in 2008. Visit Insider's homepage for...
    MOTORCYCLE rider and daredevil Alex Harvill died in a crash on Thursday while practicing for a world record jump. The accident occurred at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, Grant County Coroner's Office said. 3 Daredevil Alex Harvill died in a crash on Thursday while practicing for a world record jump 3...
    Scientists in Washington state have found a dead Asian giant hornet near Seattle — marking the first sighting of a so-called "murder hornet" in the U.S. this year.  Entomologists from the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed Wednesday that a "dried out" deceased male hornet was found...
    GREENBELT, Md. (WJZ) — A Washington D.C. man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Wednesday to being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Maryland Office of the U.S. Attorney. Sherman Evans Jr. 33, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison followed by a maximum of three years of supervised...
    MINNESOTA (WCCO) – Chandramohan Laghuvaram from Plymouth, drowned Saturday evening while swimming with his children at William O’Brien State Park. The 46-year-old father went underwater during the family outing. The Washington County Fire Rescue dive team was called to the scene in an attempt to locate Laghuvaram. The team did locate Laghuvaram underwater and EMS attempted...
    WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) – If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, head out to Washington County for some good food and great music. The rib fest is in town. It’s the first-ever county Rib and Music Festival in Washington County and it’s at the fairgrounds, featuring famous rib vendors from all over the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania Auditor General Timothy DeFoor announced during a news conference in downtown Pittsburgh Friday afternoon that the state is out more than $500,000. He said the money was supposed to come from the Washington County Clerk of Courts Office. READ MORE: Firefighters To Light Up Old Jeannette Hospital For Major...
    A Seattle-area county council candidate once threatened to blow up a school bus and mocked the children who fled the vehicle as "cowards," according to court documents.  Progressive candidate Ubax Gardheere is running for the King County Council in the Seattle, Washington area and has been endorsed by some local Democratic officials, including state Senator...
    A therapy dog from Riverside County is set to join the U.S. Capitol Police in Washington, D.C. next month.Lila, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever, is expected to join the department on the Fourth of July. She will provide emotional support for a force still coping with trauma from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.Her...
    In an emotional jailhouse hearing Tuesday, the St. Paul man accused of starting a gunfight that ended with the death of his stepson had his bail set at $175,000. Keith Dawson, 35, appeared in a virtual court hearing over video in Washington County District Court. Keith Dawson  Dawson is charged with opening fire on a...
    Rangers recovered the body of a 26-year-old woman who witnesses said fell in a canyon at Zion National Park in Utah over the weekend. Search and rescue crews responded to the scene after park visitors reported seeing a woman fall 50-80 feet Saturday afternoon at Mystery Canyon, according to a National Park Service press release...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Seven men face charges in Washington County after authorities carried out a sex trafficking sting last week. Jason Weidner, Antonio Silva, Naveen Fitterer, Joshua Hickerson and Robert Engvall each face an underage prostitution charge, while Michael Fiedler and German Galicia are charged with electronic communication with a minor. The “juvenile exploitation operation”...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff EAST FINLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – The body found inside a burned car in Washington County last month has been identified. READ MORE: 2nd Coal Miner In West Virginia Killed In As Many Days Through DNA analysis, the coroner says the remains of 40-year-old Thomas Ringer of Waynesburg were identified....
    Two New Brunswick men were busted with loaded handguns during "Quality of Life" investigations in Somerset County, authorities announced Friday. Jared L. Washington and Nasiir East, both 23, were lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending bail detention hearings, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson said. Washington was arrested on May 17 around 2:45 p.m. while authorities were...
    Fifteen former members of a Washington State University fraternity were charged on Wednesday for involvement in the 2019 alcohol poisoning death of a student. The charges, filed by the Whitman County prosecutor, pertained to the death of 19-year-old WSU freshman Samuel Martinez of Bellevue, according to the Seattle Times. Martinez died of acute alcohol intoxication...
    CHARLEROI, Pa. (KDKA) – The restaurant industry was one of the hardest-hit industries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But thanks to funding from the state, many will be able to survive. On Wednesday, several of those restaurants were officially recognized in Charleroi. READ MORE: Pennsylvania State Police Hold Public Session On Training And Procedures...
    CHARLEROI, Pa. (KDKA) – Charleroi and Donora are on high alert after a rash of car break-ins and thefts. The Charleroi Regional Police chief said it appears there are three people working together. They broke into dozens of cars in Charleroi and Donora in a matter of three hours and got away with two...
    WASHINGTON (CBS13) – A plane has reportedly crashed just outside of the town of Washington in Nevada County. Cal Fire says they have made contact with the pilot. First responders are en route to the scene, which is said to be in a remote location. READ MORE: CHP Helicopter Rescues Swimmer Who Fell On Rocks...
    An Elizabeth man wanted for a pair of burglaries in Essex County was arrested in a motor vehicle stop, authorities said. Sean Crotty, 37, was taken into custody May 28 -- six days after breaking into a pizzeria on Washington Street in Bloomfield, Public Safety Director Sam DeMaio said. Crotty had also been wanted on...
    (CNN)A county in Washington state banned all local government agencies -- including the local sheriff -- from using facial recognition technology. The King County Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to prohibit its administrative offices from using software applications that identify a person from an image of their face."The use or misuse of these technologies has...
    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...
    A Minnesota mother is facing charges of attempted murder after prosecutors say she attacked two of her three children with an unspecified object, resulting in both youngsters being hospitalized. Details of the case against the suspect, identified as Sadiyo Ibrahim Mohamed, 32, of Woodbury, were spelled out in a "probable cause" statement issued by authorities...
    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - The Washington state attorney general on Thursday charged two Tacoma police officers with murder and one with manslaughter in the death of Manuel Ellis, a Black man who died after repeatedly telling them he couldn't breathe as he was being restrained.  Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed charges of second-degree murder against Christopher...
    When King County residents elect a county executive this fall, they will choose between two generations divided over how to build a better justice system. In 2021, the title of King County Executive belongs to Dow Constantine. A West Seattle native, Constantine's appetite for politics dates back to when he chaired the 34th District...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MCDONALD, Pa. (KDKA) — Three people were found dead in a home in Washington County. READ MORE: State Senate Advances Bill That Would Ban COVID-19 Vaccine Passports In Pennsylvania (Photo Credit: Cal Clark/ KDKA) Police were called to the scene in the 200 block of Valley Street around 8 p.m. on...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MCDONALD, Pa. (KDKA) — Three people were found dead in a home in Washington County. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Searching For Missing 12-Year-Old Twins Dreemah Matthews And Dreemare Matthews (Photo Credit: Cal Clark/ KDKA) Police were called to the scene in the 200 block of Valley Street around 8 p.m. on...
    SAUSALITO — Police said they arrested a man and woman from Washington who were driving a car that a rental agency in Eureka, California, had reported stolen — that had a loaded, stolen gun in the glovebox. An automated license plate reader on Rodeo Drive registered a stolen license plate entering the city on Thursday....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WASHINGTON COUNTY (KDKA) — The first Pride festival in Washington County has been postponed again by the Washington County Gay Straight Alliance. READ MORE: Analysis: COVID-19 Vaccinations In Ohio Jumped 33% After Vax-A-Million News It was planned for next month and was supposed to feature a parade, as well...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff CANONSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) – Anthony Fletcher, the man accused of putting a hidden camera in a bathroom at a Canonsburg youth center, has been extradited to Washington County. READ MORE: Imani Christian Academy Teaming With UPMC For Youth COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic He’s currently behind bars, held on $1 million straight...
    A popular Taiwanese restaurant with thousands of locations around the world has opened in Bergen County. Quickly is located on S. Washington Avenue in Bergenfield. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Quickly Boba Cafe (@quickly_auburnhills) Menu items include egg puffs, mochi waffles, a variety of chicken, shrimp and fries, rice bowls and...
    Despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars and taking hundreds of people off the streets and out of overnight shelters, the number of homeless people in Seattle seems to be growing. It’s estimated at around 12,000 people. Now, the King County executive finds himself flush with federal money to spend any way he wants on...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff EAST FINLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Human remains were found inside a burned vehicle in Washington County, according to the coroner. READ MORE: Port Authority To Eliminate Vehicle Capacity Limits In 2 Stages The Washington County coroner was called to the scene of a burned vehicle on Maple Road in...
    Police in Morris County have issued a warning after receiving a report of a sedan driver impersonating an officer and making a traffic stop. A Washington Township resident was stopped while driving home on Pleasant Grover Road just off Schooley’s around 9:30 p.m. May 14, police said. The vehicle — described as an older red...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff BUFFALO TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – A man was shot and killed inside a home in Buffalo Township on Saturday night at a graduation party. READ MORE: Police: One Dead After Reported Shooting On Frankstown Avenue According to state police, just after 10:00 p.m., they were called to a home on Pleasant...
    A North Carolina pastor who says he is related to Confederate general Robert E. Lee has no evidence to prove his lineage, according to the Washington Post fact checker. Rev. Rob W. Lee IV, who goes by Rob according to his website, has wagered since 2016 that Confederate statues be removed out of responsibility for bearing the family...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — An 86-year-old man is behind bars, facing child pornography and sexual assault charges. Riley Carl is in jail in Washington County after police say an OfficeMax employee tipped them off after Carl had files transferred from an old computer to a new one he’d just bought. (Courtesy:...
    CANONSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — Virginia police arrested a Crafton man accused of putting a hidden camera in the bathroom at a youth center in Canonsburg. Anthony Fletcher, 37, was arrested by the Prince William County Sheriff’s Department and is waiting to be extradited back to Washington County. READ MORE: School Districts Wait For...
    VALLEY TOWNSHIP — Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman stated that his office has currently been working jointly with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as a result of two bomb threats being called in to a local school. On Friday, May 7, 2021, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Communication Center received a call from Valley...
    WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) – A Washington County community is mourning the loss of 14-year-old Parker Muhleman. The teen died Monday night after complications from heart surgery. “The way he lived until he was 14, beat every odd,” said Parker’s mom Stephanie. READ MORE: Pennsylvania To Ease Restrictions Before Reopening May 31 That was Parker’s...
    WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — With a little more than a month to go, some southwestern Pennsylvania counties still have hospitality relief money to give out. That money is coming from the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program, which helps businesses impacted by the pandemic. Julian’s Banquet Facility and Catering in downtown Washington was one business...
    Eight Washington Democrats in the state Legislature have crossed party lines to call on Gov. Jay Inslee to reconsider his COVID-19 restrictions or face a special session. The letter, first obtained by Q13 Fox, is signed by eight Washington Democrats and four Republicans from the House and Senate. The letter follows Inslee's decision to halt...
    Josh Duggar is facing prison time after being indicted on federal child pornography charges last week -- but sources in Arkansas who are familiar with the disgraced "19 Kids and Counting" star tell Fox News his alleged crimes aren't shocking at all. "They're absolutely not a shock to me and honestly it makes me angry because if...
    A burglar broke into a dentists' office and stole 100 vials of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, then left them under a bush to spoil.  The unnamed 30-year-old suspect stole the vaccines along with $100,000 worth of equipment and a vial of Botox from North Harbor Dentistry in Purdy, near Seattle, late last Thursday or...
    An 86-year-old woman from Gloucester County was killed in a collision on Monday, authorities said. Maria Calabria of Sewell was a passenger in a two-car crash in Washington Township, who later died at the hospital.  A car was traveling south on Delsea Drive in Washington Township near the intersection of Parke Place Boulevard when it...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MT. LEBANON (KDKA) — Mt. Lebanon Police say that they have taken care of a situation involving a suspicious package left outside State Rep. Dan Miller’s office on Wednesday. READ MORE: Pittsburghers Cautiously Optimistic About COVID-19 Restrictions Being Lifted On Memorial Day Police called officials from the Allegheny County Bomb...
    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — A teacher in Washington County is using creativity to engage her students and stand out among the crowd. KDKA’s Amy Wadas traveled to Washington County to met Danielle Berdar, a third-grade math, science and social studies teacher at Beth-Center Elementary. READ MORE: Rite Aid, State Create Call Center To...