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  • [PA] State senator facing sexual assault allegation files lawsuit against accuser

    01/28/2019 6:35:53 PM PST · by lightman · 11 replies
    WGAL News 8 ^ | 28 January A.D. 2019 | Staff
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania state senator who was accused of sexual assault and asked to resign by the governor is now suing the accuser. Sen. Daylin Leach filed a defamation lawsuit Monday against a woman who said Leach sexually assaulted her in 1991, when she was Leach was an attorney at the time and represented the woman's mother in an attempted murder trial. In the defamation suit, the woman is said to have "publish(ed), republish(ed), and widely disseminate(d) a salacious and despicable falsehood." Last week, WGAL reported that state Senate Democrats launched an internal investigation into the complaint against...
  • PA Turnpike Reminds Travelers of 2019 Toll Increase

    01/10/2019 10:52:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike ^ | January 2, 2019 | Pennsylvania Turnpike News Release
    HARRISBURG, PA (JAN. 2, 2019) — The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) today reminded customers that, beginning 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 6, tolls will reflect a six-percent increase for cash, E-ZPass and PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE users. The increase, approved by commissioners last July, is needed to meet the PTC’s dual funding obligation to improve its toll-road system and support mass-transit improvements across the Commonwealth. As a result, the most-common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase a dime for E-ZPass customers from $1.30 to $1.40 and 20 cents for cash customers from $2.10 to $2.30. The toll increase —...
  • 301 ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report:‘They Were Raping Little Boys...

    08/14/2018 3:32:23 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 57 replies
    CBS PITTSBURGH ^ | 14 Aug 18 | Andy Sheehan
    The long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released. The 884-page document, two years in the making, shines a light into the dark corners of these dioceses going back seven decades, exposing the predators and the efforts of their bishops to protect them. “Today, the most comprehensive report on child sexual abuse within the church ever produced in our country was released,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “Pennsylvanians can finally learn the extent of sexual abuse in these dioceses. For the first time, we can all begin to...
  • [Harrisburg PA] Bishop Gainer: A sad, dark chapter for Harrisburg Diocese

    08/03/2018 4:36:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Daily Item ^ | 8/3/18 | Rev. Ronald W. Gainer
    As many of you have read, the Diocese of Harrisburg has released information and policy changes regarding child sex abuse. I wanted to take this opportunity to express my great sadness at the horror that innocent children were the victims of egregious actions committed against them. Many of those victimized as children continue, as survivors, to suffer from the harm they experienced. In my own name, and in the name of the Diocesan Church of Harrisburg, I express our profound sorrow and apologize to the survivors of child sex abuse, the Catholic faithful and the general public for the abuses...
  • Quotables: A closer look at Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's toll-jacking

    01/13/2018 8:09:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | January 7, 2018 | Tribune-Review
    Motorists frustrated by the unending cycle of toll increases by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission can take some comfort in a performance audit of the agency announced by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. The latest increase, effective Sunday, boosted tolls 6 percent; it's the 10th consecutive increase in as many years. Mr. DePasquale said the audit will examine the Turnpike Commission's assertion that traffic will increase despite increased tolls. It will also look at the turnpike's annual payments to PennDOT and the commission's process for awarding construction contracts. Given the increasing toll on motorists' wallets, a closer look at turnpike operations...
  • Muslim community: Harrisburg acts of terror 'go against any sense of mercy'

    12/26/2017 4:39:34 AM PST · by smileyface · 27 replies
    Pennlive ^ | Dec 25, 2017 | Wallace McKelvey
    "The acts of Friday night go against any sense of mercy," the statement reads. "We, the Central PA Muslim Community, are absolutely horrified and sickened by the targeting of those who serve to protect us each day. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us."
  • PAMELA GELLER’S 2017 REVIEW: Every Single Domestic Jihadi Attack and Terror Plot of 2017 (Excerpted)

    12/26/2017 4:19:43 AM PST · by x1stcav · 13 replies
    Dangerous ^ | 12/26/17 | Pamela Geller
    In each of the past few years, I have done an end-of-the-year summary on jihad activity and Islamization in the United States, so that people might better understand the overarching progress of the jihad in the U.S., and connect the dots. After years of shouting into the wilderness, the message hit critical mass in November 2016, and Donald Trump, to the absolute shock of the totalitarian left elite, was elected President of the United States. President Trump’s initiatives to stem jihad and sharia in America have been met with fierce resistance from the jihad-aligned left. Even just last Friday, the...
  • Shootings in Harrisburg 'a terror attack': Homeland Security

    12/23/2017 7:34:23 PM PST · by lightman · 20 replies
    pennlive.,com ^ | 23 December A.D. 2017 | Travis Kellar
    The Department of Homeland Security referred to the three shootings in Harrisburg on Friday as "a terror attack." Tyler Q. Houlton, acting press secretary for agency, tweeted a statement Saturday about the incidents. Houlton said that Ahmed El-Mofty was a naturalized U.S. citizen who was admitted to the country from Egypt on a family-based immigration visa. "The long chain of migration that led to the suspect's admission into the United States was initiated years ago by a distant relative of the suspect," Houlton said in a release. "One of the most recent links in that chain was an extended family...
  • Homeland Security says chain migration let terrorism-related suspects into U.S.

    12/23/2017 7:17:38 PM PST · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 23m 2017 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    The Department of Homeland Security said chain migration is the common element in two cases allegedly tied to terrorism activities, according to a statement released Saturday. In the statement on Twitter, Acting Press Secretary Tyler Houlton said DHS “can confirm the suspect involved in a terror attack in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and another suspect arrested on terror-related money laundering charges were both beneficiaries of extended family chain migration.” The memo referred to Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty, 51, who it said was a naturalized U.S. citizen admitted to the U.S. from Egypt on a family-based visa. El-Mofty went on a shooting spree Friday...
  • What we know, what we don't know about Harrisburg shooting spree, suspect Ahmed El-Mofty

    12/23/2017 8:56:09 AM PST · by lightman · 20 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 23 December A.D. 2017 | Travis Kellar
    After three shootings throughout Harrisburg on Friday, one suspect is dead and an extensive police investigation is underway. Authorities identified the suspect as 51-year-old Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty at a news conference late Friday night. As the investigation into the shooting the suspect continues, here's what we know and what we don't know. What we know The series of incidents began around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, when there were a number of gunshots fired in the area of Third Street near the Pennsylvania Capitol. Dauphin County District Attorney EdMarsico said El-Mofty initially fired "several shots" at a police car belonging to...
  • Harrisburg shooting spree suspect named, 'directly' targeted police and chased trooper: DA

    12/23/2017 12:33:15 AM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 40 replies
    PennLive ^ | Travis Kellar
    Hours after three shootings resulted in a trooper shot and the suspect killed, police have released additional details about the shooter. Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico identified the shooter as 51-year-old Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty at a news conference late Friday night. Though details about El-Mofty are being unraveled by investigators, Marsico said it "certainly appears that there's no doubt" he was targeting police officers. Marsico said El-Mofty initially fired "several shots" at a police car belonging to a Capitol City police officer at 4:10 p.m. in the area of 3rd and Walnut streets. One shot came "very close" to...
  • Spare the rod, spoil the teacher?

    12/18/2017 6:58:48 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    We've come full circle on school discipline: Now students beat the teacher. "City teachers pleaded with district administrators Monday to help support them as they deal with what they are calling an unprecedented level of misbehavior among children, some of which is resulting in physical violence against teachers," Felix Rodriguez Lima reported on Fox 43 from Harrisburg, Pa. on November 21, 2017. "The Harrisburg Education Association says the behavioral issues have prompted the resignations of at least 45 teachers between July and October, and further resignations have since occurred, according to association president Jody Barksdale." "Some of the worst behavior...
  • Harrisburg, PA Violent Elementary School Students Have Caused 40 Teachers To Resign Since July

    11/22/2017 7:49:05 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    21 News ^ | 20 Nov, 2017 | ERIKA SHYCH
    HARRISBURG, Pa — Emotions were high inside the Harrisburg School Board meeting Monday night as The Harrisburg Education Association pleaded with the board for help following violent encounters in the classrooms at elementary schools throughout the district. First grade teacher Johanna Brown describes what's going on in her classroom at Downey Elementary, saying to the school board, "Are we getting hurt? This bruise is from last Friday.” HARRISBURG, Pa — Emotions were high inside the Harrisburg School Board meeting Monday night as The Harrisburg Education Association pleaded with the board for help following violent encounters in the classrooms at elementary...
  • 'I have been hit, kicked and restrained from behind - by FIRST-GRADERS': At least 45 Pennsylvania...

    11/21/2017 2:50:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 65 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 21, 2017 | James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'I have been hit, kicked and restrained from behind - by FIRST-GRADERS': At least 45 Pennsylvania teachers resign in just three months due to student violence and those that remain are 'begging' for help from school board Dozens of teachers have quit their jobs in Pennsylvania's capital city amid a wave of violence from students as early as the first grade, it has emerged. The Harrisburg Education Association (HEA) said that at least 45 teachers resigned between July and October, and more have followed since. Those who remain are now demanding more help from administrators. 'I have been...
  • President’s Harrisburg Rally Brilliantly Triggers the Media’s Borderline Personality Psychosis…

    04/30/2017 6:52:49 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 47 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 29, 2017 | Sundance
    Watching several minutes of CNN’s punditry coverage of President Trump’s Harrisburg rally is exceptionally interesting from the perspective of watching what happens when full-throated liberal media ideology is confronted by a political opponent inoculated from battered politician syndrome. The media cries foul. Many intellectually honest people throughout the political era have noted that liberalism -in its modern presentation- is similar to a psychological condition. That’s true. However, the actual condition displayed is more aptly described as Borderline Personality . The advancement of modern liberalism is contingent upon their abused recipient cowering to the demands of the progressive abuser. Modern democrats,...
  • Yo ho ho! Pennsylvania aims to smash US embargo on Cuban rum

    04/30/2017 7:22:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 30, 2017 11:42 AM EDT | Marc Levy
    Pennsylvania’s Cuban rum run got its start in a chance meeting last fall in the parking lot in front of the state Capitol. “‘You know, we have rum,’” a visiting Cuban government liaison told state Sen. Chuck McIlhinney, who was walking to his car when he was introduced to her as the senator whose committee oversees how alcohol is sold in Pennsylvania. “And I’m like, ‘Yeah, we should buy some.’” A few months later, the agency that controls Pennsylvania’s 600-plus state-owned wine and liquor stores is working to lift the United States’ 55-year-old embargo on Cuban rum, one of the...
  • Vanity - WHCD......simply a major Flop!!! Trump Rally...Rip Roaring Success!!!

    04/30/2017 12:10:45 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 37 replies
    To the point. Boring, all loser, WHCD "Dead On Arrival"...no one watched, listened, or cared!!! Massive Trump Rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania...success, success, success!!! End of story!!! Trump buries Media & Democrats!!! Millions of Trump supporters tune in on TV or live stream!!! MAGA...DJT!!!
  • LIVE Stream: President Donald J. Trump Rally in Harrisburg, PA 4/29/17

    04/29/2017 11:26:30 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 266 replies
    youtube ^ | April 29, 2017 | Right Side Broadcasting Network
    Saturday, April 29, 2017: RSBN will be in attendance with a full crew as President Donald J. Trump will hold a rally in Harrisburg, PA at the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in the New Holland Arena. Doors open at 4:30pm EST, and the rally starts at 7:30pm EST.
  • Trump schedules 'big' Pennsylvania rally on same night as White House reporter gala

    04/24/2017 4:59:26 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 22 2017 | Javier David
    President Donald Trump announced his intention to hold a "big rally" in Pennsylvania next Saturday, a date which marks his 100th day in office, and coincides with the White House Correspondent's Dinner—an event he previously declined to attend.... ...Interestingly, however, the rally will be held on the same night as the White House Correspondent's Dinner, and threatens to overshadow the gala known derisively as "Nerd Prom." Amid a spat with the press in February, Trump declared he wouldn't attend, departing with a long-held tradition where sitting presidents rub shoulders with the very reporters who cover the White House and Congress.
  • Trump to hold 'BIG rally' in Pennsylvania (Same night as White House Correspondent's Dinner)

    04/22/2017 10:30:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Philly Voice ^ | April 22, 2017 | Daniel Craig
    President Donald Trump plans to hold a "BIG rally" in Pennsylvania next weekend — although the exact time, place and reason for the event are not known. Trump, tweeted from his personal account Saturday afternoon that the rally would be held Saturday, April 29, without immediately providing further details. (TWEET-AT-LINK) As Politico notes, the rally will mark Trump's 100th day in office. The event also falls on the same night as the White House Correspondent's Dinner, which Trump has decided to skip, breaking years of precedent. The president spent much time campaigning in Pennsylvania, and taking the state proved a...