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Sun Sep 15, 2019, 10:40 AM

Owner blew up house on his daughter's wedding day

EDGEWOOD, Pa. (AP) — A homeowner near Pittsburgh blew up his house on his daughter’s wedding day, police said shortly after his body was found in the rubble late Saturday. The man had been seen standing in front of his house in Edgewood shortly before it exploded and caught fire, authorities said, but for several hours he couldn’t be accounted for. His death has been ruled a suicide.

Officials are still investigating the explosion’s cause, but “it looks like he disconnected the gas line in the basement of the house,” Police Chief Robert Payne said. “And of course, it wouldn’t take much of a spark to explode the house.” Most of the family was out of the house at the time for the wedding, officials said.

Police said they had been to the home before for domestic issues relating to mental illness.

A house next door that was damaged by the fire had recently been sold, and officials say a family had been planning to move in soon.

https://www.apnews.com/dabe000f836942e69cfbcfed0a8f7af4

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Reply Owner blew up house on his daughter's wedding day (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Sep 15 OP
bluedigger Sep 15 #1
left-of-center2012 Sep 15 #2
unblock Sep 15 #3
Harker Sep 15 #4
bluedigger Sep 16 #6
left-of-center2012 Sep 16 #7
FakeNoose Sep 15 #5

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 11:17 AM

1. "Most of the family was out of the house"

That seems unnecessarily nebulous.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 11:18 AM

2. As stated in the OP ...

"Most of the family was out of the house at the time for the wedding, officials said."

They were at the wedding.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 11:28 AM

3. "Most" hopefully means "all the other members" of the family

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Response to unblock (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 12:12 PM

4. Or that most were out for the wedding

and the others were away for different reasons.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:55 PM

6. It's just poorly written.

"The rest of the family was out of the house at the time for the wedding, officials said."

See the difference?

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 02:58 PM

7. The decline in the quality of American news/journalism

A local TV news station recently reported that a man had been arrested for murder
and his victim was recovering in a local hospital.

HUH?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2019, 01:29 PM

5. More details in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette news story

(link) https://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2019/09/14/Edgewood-home-collapses-explosion-injuries-fire-marshal/stories/201909140042

The explosion appears to be intentional, but there's no explanation as to why this man wasn't attending his daughter's wedding. Hmmm...


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