Pennsylvania authorities discover source of mysterious booms in the middle of the night

first_imgWPVI-TV(PHILADELPHIA) — Authorities have discovered the source of the mysterious booms heard rocking a Pennsylvania neighborhood last week, ABC Philadelphia station WPVI-TV reported.The loud sounds — which have been heard in Bucks and Lehigh counties — resulted from someone setting off explosives in the middle of the night, according to WPVI-TV. Police have not rounded up any suspects and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible, WPVI-TV reported.Residents in those counties, some whom live miles apart, have been reporting explosion-like sounds that apparently rattled their homes and shifted the ground beneath them since April, according to WPVI-TV. There have now been more than 20 explosions.Upper Black Eddy resident Nick Zangli told WPVI-TV that locals shoot guns and set of fireworks in the area “for fun,” but described the noises he heard as “above and beyond.”The first time Zangli heard the noises was May 12 at 3:35 a.m. — the Saturday before Mother’s Day, he said.“I happened to be awake and it scared the heck out of me,” Zangli said, adding that it caused him to jump out of bed. “It was definitely a very large explosion.”Richland Township Police Chief Richard Ficco told WPVI-TV last week that the reports typically come in overnight before dawn. Most of them detailed “the ground shifting, almost shaking” as well as moving ceiling tiles and rattling windows, Ficco said.Zangli said another resident reported a large hole nearby along the side of Lonely Cottage Road the day after he heard the explosion for the first time.“I stopped and looked at it,” he said. “It was obviously an explosion. It had blown debris across the road and stuff.”Haycock Township resident Sue Crompton told WPVI-TV that she heard a loud boom near her trailer along Old Bethlehem Road that “actually rumbled the whole room.”Two Richland Township Police officers have also heard the noise, and one of them even saw a flash of light, the police chief said.The Pennsylvania State Police, who are leading the investigation into the reports, did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment Wednesday.The FBI and ATF are assisting state police in the investigation.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Pochettino will Discuss Tottenham Future after Champions League Final

first_imgMauricio Pochettino has said that he would discuss his future with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy following the Champions League final next month.The Argentine led Spurs to a dramatic semi-final victory against Ajax on Wednesday, recovering from 3-0 down on aggregate with 45 minutes to play in Amsterdam to progress to the final on away goals.However, before the game he suggested he could leave Tottenham if they win the Champions League this season as it would be too difficult to repeat “the miracle”. While he did not quite repeat that suggestion before their final Premier League game of the season against Everton, Pochettino did say: “After five years I think it is a moment to close a chapter.“It’s not going to be the same in July when we start pre-season. It’s so important to have clear ideas of the project and the challenge we are going to have ahead.“It was very clear five years ago that the priority was going to be until the stadium was finished. We feel so proud because our capacity to manage this situation, that was very difficult, is amazing.“But what is next? That is the question. It’s difficult for me to explain. I need to listen to Daniel – he is the boss.“The final is going to be an amazing moment. After the final is going to be a time to talk a lot, and listen to what is next.”Pochettino confessed it has been tough to concentrate on the home game against Everton on Sunday after leading Spurs to their first ever Champions League final, but said they have a responsibility to recover that focus before kick-off.Spurs are not yet guaranteed a place in the top four although it would take a remarkable swing in goal difference for Arsenal to overhaul them, and Pochettino said: “We are living a dream and it’s difficult to be in reality.“But Sunday is an important day for us and to be ready is our priority, and to finish in the right way in front of our fans.“It was an amazing moment to live altogether after five years. Our responsibility is to be ready. We are in a good position but it is almost; it’s not done.“To finish in a good way would be a massive boost to prepare for the final in Madrid against Liverpool.”Tottenham have a number of players unavailable for the game against Everton, including Heung-Min Son and Juan Foyth , who are serving three-game bans following their red cards against Bournemouth last week.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more