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Breaking News!!: Erie, PA: Nationwide manhunt for Steve W. Stephens ends with Facebook murder suspect killing himself.

Breaking News!!: Erie, PA: Nationwide manhunt for Steve W. Stephens ends with Facebook murder suspect killing himself.

The nationwide manhunt underway for Facebook murder suspect accused of shooting death of an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio has ended on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 when his body was found in a vehicle in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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The Pennsylvania State Police confirmed that 37 year old Steve W. Stephens was spotted by employees at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant on Buffalo Road.

An employee at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant called 911 well employees held up the suspect’s order until authorities arrived.

According to TMZ, Steve W. Stephens’ order of a 20 piece McNugget and a large fry, and employees at a McDonald’s fast food restaurant made it seem the fries weren’t ready so they could buy time.

Steve W. Stephens later shot and killed himself as authorities approached his vehicle.

Steve W. Stephens was filmed himself killing an elderly man, identified as 74 year old Robert Godwin Sr., who walking along East 93rd Street collecting aluminum cans on Sunday, April 16, 2017 then posting the video on Facebook.

A nationwide manhunt was launched for Steve W. Stephens on Monday, April 17th, 2017 with the Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to his arrest.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

News Alert!!: Deerfield, IL: Walgreens confirms buying Rite Aid.

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News Alert!!: Deerfield, IL: Walgreens confirms buying Rite Aid.

Walgreens confirmed on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 that they will be buying rival Rite Aid for about $9.41 billion in cash, creating a drugstore giant with nearly 18,000 stores around the world.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., based in Deerfield, Illinois, has more than 13,100 stores around the world.

Besides its namesake stores, Walgreens also owns Duane Reade stores in the United States.

Rite Aid, based in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, has more than 4,600 stores in the United States, including at the Needles Towne Center in Needles, California.

The deal comes less than year after Walgreens bought European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots.

The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2016.

Customers, for the most part, may not see a huge impact on their wallets. But they will likely see some store closures or name changes and fewer brand choices after Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. adds the nation’s third-largest drugstore chain.

At this moment, Walgreens is saying that Rite Aid stores will initially keep its name after the deal closes, but that may change over time.

Customers may also see more clinics in Rite Aid Corp. stores and more products like vitamins and supplements aimed at keeping them healthy, as the sector continues to stretch well beyond simply filling prescriptions.

Many customers are worried about the fate of their favorite Thrifty ice cream, which according to Rite Aid, the ice cream was first sold in Thrifty drug stores in the 1930’s.

Over 60 years later, Rite Aid bought Thrifty, but kept the ice cream, which has been popular and nostalgic for shoppers.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

News Update!!: Philadelphia, PA: Latest information regarding Amtrak passenger train derailment and crash.

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News Update!!: Philadelphia, PA: Latest information regarding Amtrak passenger train derailment and crash.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding Amtrak passenger train derailment and crash that happened on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

** As of 8:54am PT on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015: **

A preliminary report released today by federal investigators found no anomalies with the braking system of the Amtrak passenger train or the signals and track at the site of the Amtrak passenger train derailment and crash that happened on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which killed 8 passengers and injured 200 other passengers and crew members.

The National Transportation Safety Board previously noted the Amtrak passenger train had been traveling at 106 mph before the emergency brake system engaged, and data from the Amtrak passenger train’s event recorder indicated that the engineer activated the emergency brakes seconds before the derailment.

** As of 3:00pm PT on Friday, May 15th, 2015: **

– The Federal Bureau of Investigation is joining the investigation into the Amtrak passenger train derailment and crash.

– Investigators and authorities are looking into a large dent on the side of a Amtrak passenger train car and reports that rocks were thrown at passing Amtrak passenger trains days before have a connection to the Amtrak passenger train derailing and later crashing.

– Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board have reportedly talked with the Amtrak passenger train engineer identified as 32 year old engineer Brandon Bostian.

** As of 9:00pm PT on Thursday, May 14th, 2015: **

At least 8 people have been confirmed dead and at least 200 people are injured.

Amoung the people who lost their lives in the Amtrak passenger train derailment and crash includes a US Naval Academy midshipman and an Associated Press employee.

According to Amtrak Officials, Amtrak passenger train, a Northeast Regional carrying at least 238 passengers and at least 5 crew members, left Washington, District of Columbia and was headed to New York City, New York when it derailed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania shortly after 9:00pm ET on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015.

Authorites are sayinf that all of the people on the Amtrak passenger train have been accounted for.

Over 200 people went to hospitals to be evaluated or treated for injuries that included burns and fractures.

Survivors recalled a terrifying wreck that plunged them into darkness and chaos with some of the passengers having to scramble through the windows of toppled cars to escape.

A passenger train car of the 7 passenger train cars was completely mangled.

The Amtrak passenger train derailment and crash closed the rail corridor between New York City, New York and Washington, District of Columbia for for federal investigators, clean up, and repairs of the railroad tracks.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Railroad Administration have been dispatched to the derailment and crash site.

The black box has been recovered from the Amtrak passenger train late Tuesday night.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the Amtrak passenger train was traveling 106 mph in 50 mph zone limit along this portion of the railroad line, and the emergency break was activated.

The Amtrak passenger train engineer, who name was not released, refused to give a statement to law enforcement on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 and left a police department precinct with a lawyer, but federal accident investigators hope to interview him will give him in the next few days.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 the following statement in response to the Amtrak passenger train derailment saying, “My thoughts and prayers are with all of those impacted by tonight’s train derailment. For those who lost their lives, those who were injured, and the families of all involved, this situation is devastating. I want to sincerely thank our first responders for their brave and quick action. I am closely monitoring the situation and I am in contact with state and local authorities.”

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story.

News Alert!!: Philadelphia, PA: Amtrak passenger train derailment.

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News Alert!!: Philadelphia, PA: Amtrak passenger train derailment.

At least 7 people are dead including a US Naval Academy midshipman and an Associated Press employee, and dozens more people are injured after an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania shortly after 9:00pm ET on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015.

According to Amtrak Officials, Amtrak passenger train, a Northeast Regional carrying at least 238 passengers and at least 5 crew members, left Washington, District of Columbia and was headed to New York City, New York when it derailed.

According to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, not all of the people on the Amtrak passenger train have been accounted for.

Over 200 people went to hospitals to be evaluated or treated for injuries that included burns and fractures.

Survivors recalled a terrifying wreck that plunged them into darkness and chaos with some of the passengers having to scramble through the windows of toppled cars to escape.

A passenger train car of the 7 passenger train cars was completely mangled.

The Amtrak passenger train derailment closed the rail corridor between New York City, New York and Washington, District of Columbia as federal investigators begin sifting through the twisted remains to determine what went wrong.

According to Amtrak, the cause of the derailment was not known and that it was investigating.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Railroad Administration were also dispatching investigators to the site.

The black box has been recovered from the Amtrak passenger train derailment.

There is reports that the train was traveling over 100 mph, twist the speed limit, and the emergency break was activated.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement in response to the Amtrak passenger train derailment saying, “My thoughts and prayers are with all of those impacted by tonight’s train derailment. For those who lost their lives, those who were injured, and the families of all involved, this situation is devastating. I want to sincerely thank our first responders for their brave and quick action. I am closely monitoring the situation and I am in contact with state and local authorities.”

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

Live Breaking News!!: Building collapses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Live Breaking News!!: Philadelphia, PA: Building collapses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

** Live streaming news coverage of the building collapses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the following website addresses: **

– ABC affiliate WPVI Channel 6:

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/live

– Fox affiliate WTXF Channel 29:

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/category/242043/breaking-news-video

– CBS affiliate KYW Channel 3:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/live-video/

Breaking News!!: Building collapses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Breaking News!!: Philadelphia, PA: Building collapses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

**** Updated at 10:30pm PT on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013: ****

A 4 story building collapses onto a 1 story Salvation Army Thrift Store located at 2140 Market Street and is on the southeast corner Market Street and South 22nd Street.

Good Samaritans jumped into action as first responders raced from a fire station just down the street.

At least 6 person are reportedly dead and 13 people have been rescued and have been taken to local hospitals with minor injuries after a building collapsed onto another building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Late Wednesday, search and rescue crews pulled a woman alive from the rubble of the building collapse.

There is no confirm information to how many people were inside the open thrift store.

First responders, search and rescue crews, and construction workers worked feverishly to find survivors.

Philadelphia’s Counter-Terrorism Task Force is on the scene along with all the major utility companies.

Witnesses felt the 4 story building collapse then seen first responders racing to the scene.

According to Philadelphia Fire Department Commissioner Lloyd Ayers, 125 people were working to locate survivors and they were using 35 different pieces of equipment in the search.

City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is asking the public to please avoid the area from the Ben Franklin Parkway to Walnut Street and from 18th Street to the Schuylkill River so that first responders and search and rescue crews can continue rescue work.

Market Street is closed between 18th Street to 30th Street.

According to Philadelphia Fire Department Officials, the building next door to the collapse was under demolition.

According to the demolition permit from Philadelphia’s Licenses and Inspections, that building was a 4 story structure.

According to City Officials, there were no existing violations on the property and the contractor conducting the demolition had a license.

According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration Officials, they were aware of the incident and would be launching an investigation.

** Live streaming news coverage of the building collapses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the following website addresses: **

– ABC affiliate WPVI Channel 6:

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/live

– Fox affiliate WTXF Channel 29:

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/category/242043/breaking-news-video

– CBS affiliate KYW Channel 3:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/live-video/