STYLE
CHRIS PASTRICK
Style points

All threads turn for a good cause at David Alan Fashion Show

The Strip District's Room 16 was buzzing Friday night.

Style and colorful personalities came together — all for a great cause: to help fight breast cancer.

Men's fashion guru David Alan brought everyone together.

David Alan tells his story on the pink carpet.

The night might have been billed mainly as his clothing line's formal launch party, but Alan was donating 100 percent of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society's breast cancer initiatives; including research, support programs, and mission delivery services.

ESPN SportsCenter anchor Jonathan "The Coach" Coachman served as the night's emcee, getting the crowd rowdy for the dozen or so dudes that strutted the runway.

The Coach rallies the troops.

Upgruv's own Justin LaBar was stylin' along with Pittsburgh Steelers Arthur Moats, Jordan Dangerfield and Anthony Chickillo; WWE superstars Mojo Rawley, Rosa Mendes and Stu Bennett; Jason Carrion, of A&E;'s Married at First Sight"; Paul Alexander of ROOT Sports and WTAE's Mike Clark. DJ Bonics was in the booth.

It was bonkers at times! But always entertaining.

And Alan kept the night in perspective:

Here's some of the night's highlights:



David Alan Clothing is a Pittsburgh based men's clothing and fashion accessory company specializing in custom menswear, along with a patented necktie accessory, The Proper Knot.

Read more about him in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's recent piece.


WORLD
Scientists report 'substantial' reduction in methane emissions

Can seaweed make cow farts less potent?

Early indications of a University of California, Davis study show that feeding dairy cows seaweed may reduce methane emissions caused by their defecation, belching and flatulence, the university announced Thursday.

Keep reading ... Show less
NATION
quite the prank

Missouri student put school for sale on Craigslist; he's banned from graduation

It was supposed to just be a senior prank. But Truman High School officials weren't laughing when they banned the student from his graduation.

Keep reading ... Show less
NATION
PLAYING WITH FIRE

Man trying to kill weeds with torch ... torches his garage

How's this for second-guessing your decisions?

As if there wasn't a better way to kill weeds — you know, like any one of hundreds of products you can buy at your local home or hardware store or just some elbow grease and gloves — an Ohio man resorted to a blow torch.

He might have killed the weeds.

But the bigger casualty was his detached garage.

The Springfield News-Sun reports firefighters were called to the home about 4 a.m. Thursday to find the garage engulfed in flames.

Officials say losses from the garage, which also was storing tools and appliances, are between $10,000 and $15,000.

The cost of embarrassment? Priceless.

NATION
STREET SMARTS

Man helps wife deliver their own baby on side of highway

Gotta do what you gotta do.

Keep reading ... Show less
NATION
background check

Pawn shop says they’re not Dick’s in AR-15 sign

A pawn shop in South Carolina is using the backlash against Dick's Sporting Goods recent policy change of not selling guns, to advertise that they sell guns and aren't Dick's.

The Crossroads Pawn and Audio in Little River, S.C., put up the sign last week which reads, "We sell AR-15's because we're not Dick's."

The company also posted a photo of the sign to their Facebook page Tuesday, which was met with mostly supportive comments.



Barbara Davey, a manager of the shop, spoke to local TV station WPDE and said, "It was a simple marketing idea is all it was."

She said that the sign was met with some pushback, but has brought in more business.

"We have a few people, you know, who weren't in favor of the sign but our positive feedback really outweighed that negative feedback," said Davey.

The store posted a statement on Monday explaining their stance on guns: "An AR15 is NOT a combat weapon or a tactical assault rifle. In no way are the horrific massacres happening to our children and in our schools acceptable. This violence must stop."

They also support the NRA.



In February, Dick's, based in Findlay, announced that they would no longer sell assault-style weapons and restrict gun sales to those older than 21.

NATION
What the cluck?

Crash dumps 40,000 pounds of chicken feathers on highway

A semi made a fowl mess when it rolled over on Interstate 5 north of Tacoma: It dumped about 40,000 pounds of chicken feathers across the roadway.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson says the driver told investigators he fell asleep at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday and lost control of the truck, which hit a guardrail and overturned.


The truck was hauling the feathers from a Foster Farms poultry facility to West Coast Reduction, a rendering company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company's website says it recycles animal byproducts into ingredients for many items, including pet feed and soap.

The News Tribune newspaper of Tacoma reports that the highway backed up for 11 miles as crews worked to scoop up the feathers. All lanes reopened by about 7:30 a.m.

Johnson said the driver would be cited for negligent driving.

CRIME
Why? Just why?

Florida man arrested for telling playground kids where babies come from

Honestly isn't always the best policy. Well, at least when you're being crude about it.

Keep reading ... Show less
NATION
Home rule

Parents take 30-year-old son to court — he won't move out

We swear we saw this movie.

Keep reading ... Show less