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  • Palestinians issue list of demands for extension of peace talks

    04/21/2014 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    A senior Fatah official said Monday that the Palestinian leadership has put forward seven terms by which they would extend peace talks with Israel beyond their April 29 deadline. Amin Maqboul, a member of the Fatah revolutionary council, told the Palestinian newspaper al-Quds that the Palestinian Authority would agree to an extension of negotiations if Israel agreed to: announce the basis on which future talks will be held; draw the outline of the borders of a Palestinian state within the next three months; halt settlement construction; withdraw Israeli troops from the West Bank’s Area C to the lines held before...
  • Lead, Netanyahu, lead

    04/16/2014 8:28:37 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/16/2014 | David Horovitz
    hen Frazier Glenn Cross is convicted of murder for gunning down physician William Corporon, his 14-year-old grandson Reat Griffin, and occupational therapist Terry LaManno, at the Jewish community facilities of Kansas City on Sunday, he will, at the very least, be jailed for life with no possibility of parole. The capital murder charge with which he has been indicted also carries the possibility of the death penalty. When the gunman who opened fire indiscriminately on Israeli vehicles outside Hebron on Passover eve a day later, killing Baruch Mizrahi, is tracked down and arrested [...]he will face a very different set...
  • Allentown property owners say they can?t afford city-ordered sidewalks

    04/16/2014 6:56:06 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    Cannot excerpt from phone. City demanding that citizens pay up to $10,000 for sidewalks in a crime ridden city. Watch as more people leave and the tax base dries up further. There is a special place in hell for people who impose things lime this on hard working citizens.
  • 4,000 take part in Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run

    04/15/2014 8:05:39 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 4 replies
    pennlive ^ | 4-14-14 | Joe Mermitt
    Approximately 4,000 participants took part in the Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run on April 13, 2014. The event consisted of a 3 Mile Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk. The entire course was on the Penn State campus; finishing inside Beaver Stadium after running through the players’ tunnel. Sue Paterno, wife of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno, was on-hand at the event, encouraging participants. Former Penn State and Pittsburgh Steeler great Franco Harris and former Lions' defensive coordinator, Tom Bradley, greeted runners as they crossed the finish line. The event raised an unofficial total of around $400,000...
  • State Sen. Lisa Boscola kicked out of Harrisburg bar (Dems getting violent)

    04/10/2014 3:20:56 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    HARRISBURG — State Sen. Lisa Boscola was kicked out of a bar here Tuesday night after a heated argument with one of the Legislature's top Republicans. But in a statement issued Wednesday evening, the longtime Democratic lawmaker from Bethlehem Township did not mention a physical altercation that a woman alleged on Facebook, saying Boscola hit her in the bar, the Brick Haus on North Second Street, blocks from the Capitol.
  • Egg sandwich suit against ex-Pa. Health Secretary Eli Avila ends with $75K deal

    04/08/2014 9:16:27 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 22 replies
    pennlive ^ | 4-8-14 | Matt Miller
    A long-running court battle between a Harrisburg restaurant owner and former state Health Secretary Elia Avila that stemmed from an argument over an egg sandwich apparently has ended quietly with a $75,000 settlement. The recently-reached accord between Avila and Richard M. Hanna, which falls to the state to pay, can be gleaned from records filed in Dauphin County Court. Eli Avila cropFormer Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Eli Avila.State of Pennsylvania Those documents state that Avila, who resigned his state job in October 2012, and Hanna and their lawyers are barred from discussing the agreement that resolved the suit Hanna filed...
  • Palestinians set new conditions for peace talks to continue

    04/03/2014 11:15:41 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/30/2014 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    The Palestinian Authority has set new conditions for agreeing to extend the peace talks with Israel after April, PA officials in Ramallah said Thursday. The new Palestinian conditions include Israeli recognition of the pre-1967 lines as the future borders of a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital and the release of 1,200 Palestinian prisoners, the officials said. The Palestinians are now demanding that Israel release three senior prisoners: Marwan Barghouti, Ahmed Sa’adat and Fuad Shobaki. The new conditions also include a complete cessation of settlement construction, PA sovereignty over Area C in the West Bank, a halt of...
  • X-Ray Released Of Tree Trimmer With Chainsaw Embedded Into His Neck (PA)

    04/02/2014 9:28:26 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | April 1, 2014
    ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A tree trimmer was seriously injured after being cut in the neck with a chainsaw Monday, and now we’re getting our first look at an X-ray of his injury. Police say the 21-year-old James Valentine, from Adler Tree Service in Gibsonia, was in a tree in Ross Township when the accident happened.
  • What methods do Amish leaders use to deal with inward sins when the youth return after Rumspringa?

    04/02/2014 8:25:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 77 replies
    4/2/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    After Rumspringa (running around) is over, the Amish young person returns after being gone for two years, and agrees to live according to the Amish ordnung (rules for living) pertaining to clothing, trnasportation, electrical appliances/power, etc, how do Amish bishops, ministers and deacons deal with the inward person(s) that none can see? Which is a greater threat to an Amish person's salvation - the "English" or the carnal man/sinful nature that we (Christian or non-Christian still possess and have to deal with until we are are glorified in heaven? The Apostle Paul: I do the things that I don't want...
  • PA:Robbers Killed by an Armed Citizen, Now The Families Want To Sue

    03/31/2014 6:30:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 106 replies ^ | 24 March, 2014 | Kevin Michalowski
    Sad but true, this is the way it works in the United States. Two men entered a convenience store, pointed their guns at the clerk, and robbed the store. As they exited the store, an armed citizen confronted them. The robbers pointed their guns at the honest citizen and he shot and killed both of them. Now the family of one of the dead robbers wants “justice.” They want to sue the honest citizen. And leave it to the media to give the families of armed robbers a forum. In what has become a cliché, the mother of an armed...
  • Palestinian Religious Leaders: Jews Must not Pray at Kotel

    03/27/2014 4:15:34 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 60 replies
    The Palestinian Authority (P) Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash and the former Chief palestinians want soverignty over western wallJustice of the PA's Religious Court both recently declared that the PA's Islamic belief and political position is that Jews are prohibited from praying at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount. Palestinian Media Watch has documented that the PA denies Israel's history and rights in Jerusalem, but these statements by top religious leaders go even further. The PA claims that the area of the Muslim holy site, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, includes not only the mosque itself, but extends over the...
  • PA: Scofflaw Governments May be Held to Account in PA

    03/21/2014 6:44:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Pennsylvania has a state preemption statute that prevents local governments from creating a crazy patchwork of local firearm laws.  Such a patchwork would effectively chill the exercise of second amendment rights in the State.  From the Pennsylvania statutes: (a)  General rule.--No county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ownership, possession, transfer or transportation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition components when carried or transported for purposes not prohibited by the laws of this Commonwealth. The problem is that there are no teeth to the law, because there are no penalties imposed on local governments who violate...
  • Kane shut down sting that snared Phila. officials (this RINO should be a democrat)

    03/18/2014 3:06:43 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office ran an undercover sting operation over three years that captured leading Philadelphia Democrats, including four members of the city's state House delegation, on tape accepting money, The Inquirer has learned. Yet no one was charged with a crime. Prosecutors began the sting in 2010 when Republican Tom Corbett was attorney general. After Democrat Kathleen G. Kane took office in 2013, she shut it down. In a statement to The Inquirer on Friday, Kane called the investigation poorly conceived, badly managed, and tainted by racism, saying it had targeted African Americans.
  • Yuengling to release Summer Wheat seasonal beer

    03/15/2014 10:08:28 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 20 replies
    pennlive ^ | 3-12-14 | Sue Gleiter
    D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. appears to be building its seasonal beer brand. The Pottsville-based brewer will be releasing a new seasonal beer, Summer Wheat Traditional Weizen Beer in April. It is the third beer in Yuengling's seasonal lineup which includes Bock in the spring and Oktoberfest in the fall. The Summer Wheat is brewed with a combination of wheat and barley malts. A Hallertau hops and Bavarian-style top fermenting yeast will deliver a thick, creamy head with overtones of banana and clove, according to a press release. The authentic German Weizen style beer will boast a slight hazy appearance...
  • DASHCAM VIDEO: York Co. deputy shoots man reaching for cane

    03/13/2014 8:53:16 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 114 replies
    herald online ^ | 3-3-14 | unattributed
    The York County Sheriff's Office released dash cam video from a traffic stop in which a deputy shot an elderly man reaching for his cane. WARNING: Video includes some graphic material and language.

    03/10/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-10-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The most anti-Israel President in US History We were warned. [video] BUT THIS IS STUNNING– A top Obama official this weekend told the Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper that there is no need for Palestinians to recognize Israel. Israel National News reported: The United States believes there is no need for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a peace agreement, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. Psaki, who spoke to the PA-based Arabic-language Al-Qudsnewspaper, said, “The American position is clear, Israel is a Jewish state. However, we do not see a need that...
  • U.S.: No Need for PA to Recognize Israel

    03/08/2014 7:09:08 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/9/2014 | Elad Benari
    The United States believes there is no need for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a peace agreement, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. Psaki, who spoke to the PA-based Arabic-language Al-Quds newspaper, said, “The American position is clear, Israel is a Jewish state. However, we do not see a need that both sides recognize this position as part of the final agreement.” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been adamant on the PA recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, explaining that the Arabs’ refusal to recognize Israel stands at the heart...
  • PA: Former Police Officer Ordered to Stand Trial for Murder of Gun Shop Owner

    02/24/2014 11:32:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Entrance to Frank's Gun Shop by Ashley Hardway In this highly unusual case, the action was all caught on video.  The gun shop owner, Frank Petro, knew the former officer, Jack O. Edmundson.  Family members said that Edmundson had been extorting Petro by impersonating a state lottery officer.  The scam was that Edmundson claimed that Petro's winnings were fraudulent, and that he would jail Petro unless Petro paid him the winnings.   Petro, as a highly regulated gun shop owner was particularly vulnerable.  Even an accusation might have resulted in the BATFE pulling his license and livelihood.   When Petro's...
  • Pa. Warns Same-Sex Married Couples To File Taxes Separately

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Same-sex couples legally married in another state may face extra time filling out their tax forms in Pennsylvania.Pennsylvania doesn’t recognize same-sex marriages, so if a couple was legally married in another state, the partners can not file a joint state tax return here. “Typically, if folks file jointly or separately, they most times would not have any difference in the tax liability in Pennsylvania,” notes Rosalind Sutch, a CPA with the firm of Drucker & Scaccetti, in Philadelphia, “so the requirement that Pennsylvania has recently noted on its web site that folks of the same sex...
  • Pa. woman admits killing man she met on Craigslist, claims she killed others

    02/16/2014 9:48:27 AM PST · by metmom · 25 replies
    Fox NEWS ^ | February 16, 2014
    A Pennsylvania woman has admitted to killing a man she met through a Craigslist advertisement and claimed to have killed more than 20 other people across the country. Miranda Barbour, 19, claims in an interview with the Daily Item of Sunbury, Pa., to have killed at least 22 other people in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California in the last six years. Barbour reportedly claimed it was part of her involvement in a satanic cult, though she offered few details of the murders she claimed to have participated in. “I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them,”...
  • Former Corbett aide significantly cut email keeping rule

    02/15/2014 5:06:43 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 14 replies ^ | 2-14-14 | Brad Bumsted
    HARRISBURG — Former Acting Attorney General William H. Ryan Jr., a top aide to Tom Corbett when the governor was attorney general, changed the period for retaining the office's emails from five years to six months, according to a document released on Friday by Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The revelation was disclosed as Kane reviews whether Corbett's investigation of serial predator Jerry Sandusky was slowed for political purposes. It took almost three years until Sandusky's arrest in November 2011 — 11 months after Corbett became governor. “I can assure you it had nothing to do with protecting anybody,” Ryan said...
  • Penn State to hire Eric Barron as new president

    02/14/2014 3:51:13 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 2-14-14 | Mike Dawson
    The next president of Penn State will be a familiar face on campus here — Florida State President Eric Barron, a source confirmed Friday. Barron, a 20-year faculty member and a former dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been chosen to be Penn State’s 18th president. Penn State’s board of trustees will vote to hire Barron during a special board of trustees meeting at noon Monday at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. The board’s compensation committee also must approve his contract. Barron will succeed Rodney Erickson, who delayed retiring and opted to lead the university...
  • PA and Hamas Guilty of Rampant Human Rights Abuses

    02/13/2014 11:14:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/2/14 | Ari Yashar
    A recent report from January, which the media has kept a tight lip on, has exposed the widespread human rights abuses of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas in Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The report, from the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR), charges PA and Hamas for repeated cases of torture, oppression, assaults on freedom of expression and academic freedoms, as well as ignoring court orders. In January alone the report notes ten Arab residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza were killed through "anarchy, lawlessness and misuse of weapons," reports Mosaic Magazine. In the same month, ICHR reports...
  • Teacher Claims He Was Fired For Reporting Suspicion Of Child Sexual Abuse

    02/12/2014 4:33:46 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    opposing views ^ | 2-12-14 | Sarah Fruchtnicht
    By Sarah Fruchtnicht, Wed, February 12, 2014 A Pennsylvania substitute teacher claims he was wrongfully terminated after he reported suspicion of child sexual abuse to police. Meadville Area High School teacher Christopher Harmon insists he was threatened for reporting his suspicions to authorities, instead of the principal, and was fired the day after he made the report. Harmon filed suit in federal court against the Crawford County School District, its Superintendent Charles Heller and MASH Principal John Higgins on Feb. 3. The lawsuit states that Higgins "attempted to intimidate and dissuade Harmon from making any additional reports of suspected child...
  • Eagles Mere [PA]Ice Toboggan Slide Is Back!

    02/08/2014 6:36:04 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    wnep ^ | 1-7-14 | wnep
    EAGLES MERE — A popular winter attraction in Sullivan County is back on after a two year hiatus. The ice toboggan slide in Eagles Mere is up and running and Friday night fans came out in droves for ride. Flying at neck-braking speeds, feeling icy winds slap your face, the ice toboggan slide in Eagles Mere is simply a pure adrenaline rush. “Most amazing thing in the world,” said Elizabeth Decherney of Eagles Mere. “I’m like freaking out about going on it but that’s just because I’m a worrier,” said Tori Garcia, who was up from Virginia visiting her grandmother....
  • Israel said set to accept Kerry’s framework proposals

    02/02/2014 7:32:44 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 2/2/2014 | YIFA YAAKOV
    Israel is set to give its wary assent to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework peace proposal as the basis for continuing talks with the Palestinian Authority through to the end of 2014, Channel 2 news reported on Saturday night. The TV report said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman are all inclining to accept the US framework terms, some of which were detailed by Martin Indyk, the State Department’s lead envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, in a conference call with American Jewish leaders on Thursday. The framework document would have to...
  • Phil Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter!!!!!

    02/02/2014 4:46:25 AM PST · by Gefn · 86 replies ^ | February 2,2014
    Phil predicts six more weeks of winter!!!!
  • Judging Jewell - ESPN Films 30 for 30 short [21 minute video link]

    01/30/2014 6:00:29 PM PST · by FlJoePa
    espn ^ | 1-30-14 | n/a
    Video Link - 21 minute video
  • Russian man faces weapon of mass destruction charges in Pennsylvania

    01/26/2014 6:33:56 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    cnn ^ | 1-26-14 | Steve Almasy
    <p>Police officers were investigating a reported marijuana-growing operation when they discovered a homemade bomb and bomb-making materials in a suitcase, the news release said.</p> <p>Vladislav Miftakhov, a Russian citizen, was arrested and charged with possessing a weapon of mass destruction, risking a catastrophe and drug-related offenses. He was arraigned Friday and bail was set at $500,000, Blair County corrections officer James McMahon said Sunday.</p>
  • New Harrisburg, Pa. bishop 'stunned' by appointment

    01/25/2014 4:55:28 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    cna ^ | January 24, 2014 | Elise Harris
    Bishop Ronald W. Gainer. Vatican City, Jan 24, 2014 / 09:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced that Bishop Ronald Gainer will be leaving his post in Lexington, Ky. to take the helm in the diocese of Harrisburg, Pa. – a transfer which is both a surprise and a joy. “While I was completely surprised and, quite frankly, stunned by the news of my transfer, I willingly and happily accept our Supreme Pastor’s decision as God’s will for us and for me,” Bishop Gainer stated in a Jan. 24 press release announcing the transfer. Bishop Ronald William Gainer, 66, will...
  • PA:Head of Philadelphia Gun turn in "buy back" Deep in Scandal

    01/19/2014 6:09:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Private buyers purchased these guns at a turn in in 2013 Reuters ran article (16 January) about the U.S.  Justice department's Inspector General claiming that the head of the Philadelphia gun "buy back" gave himself unauthorized raises totaling $82,000 over four years.  From WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a Philadelphia gun buyback program gave himself unauthorized pay raises and failed to hold down other expenses paid from federal grant money, the U.S. Justice Department's inspector general said in a report on Thursday. Compensation given to the Philadelphia Safety Net's executive director, Raymond Jones, was unreasonably high and...
  • Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting (Jan. 17, 2014)

    01/18/2014 8:00:22 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 7 replies
    Chron ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | JOE MANDAK
    Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him. Raisheem Rochwell, 17, was being held on $500,000 bail after he was charged as an adult and arraigned Saturday night, said police spokesman Lt. John Stanford. Stanford said Rochwell turned himself in earlier Saturday.
  • Judge spikes photo ID requirement for Pa. voters

    01/17/2014 6:43:12 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 72 replies
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - A state judge has struck down the law requiring Pennsylvania's voters to show photo identification at the polls. Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley said the requirement that was the centerpiece of Pennsylvania's embattled 2012 voter identification law places an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote.
  • AccuWeather Announces the Launch of the AccuWeather Channel in Q3 2014

    01/16/2014 2:12:54 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 23 replies ^ | 1-16-14 | n/a
    AccuWeather Global Headquarters, January 13, 2014 - AccuWeather is pleased to announce it will launch a 24X7 weather channel, to be known as the AccuWeather Channel, in the third quarter of 2014. AccuWeather had not planned to make the announcement at this time, but decided to accelerate the announcement in light of the controversy that has developed between DIRECTV and The Weather Channel and in order to make the public aware of an additional offering that will be available to them later this year. AccuWeather is already the leading source of weather forecasts, information and data and is considered to...
  • St. Joseph Monastery Closing After Over 160 Years

    01/15/2014 6:43:28 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    ST. MARYS, ELK COUNTY - The St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys is the oldest in the United States, and after 161 years of serving the community, it's closing its doors. At its peak in the 60s and 70s, the St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys, Elk County had 125 sisters. Today, there are 17 left, ages 58 to 91, and they'll have to find a new home. We spoke with many people in the St. Marys community who say the St. Joseph Monastery is a huge institution for the community. They say the news of it closing is devastating....
  • Family-Run Business Tells Supreme Court: Stop Obama’s HHS Mandate (Mennonite)

    01/10/2014 2:31:02 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    A family-run business filed papers with the Supreme Court today telling the high court that it must stop the “unjust” Obamcare mandate that requires companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees.This is the companion case to the legal challenge the Supreme Court accepted from Hobby Lobby.Alliance Defending Freedom and allied attorneys representing a Pennsylvania Mennonite family and its woodworking business filed their opening brief with the U.S. Supreme Court Friday in one of two major legal challenges to the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate that the high court agreed in November to hear.“Unjust laws are...
  • PA:Gun Shop Owner Goes Down Fighting

    01/05/2014 8:16:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Entrance to Frank's Gun Shop by Ashley Hardway It appears that Frank Petro, the owner of Frank's Gun and Taxidermy Shop in Tunnelton, Pennsylvania, was being extorted by Jack Edmunson, who was poising as a dirty undercover police officer.    Frank found out that Jack Edmunson was a fake, and went to a lawyer to see if he could recover the money, somewhere over $130,000.  Edmunson is reported to have threatened Petro with arrest and jail if Petro did not turn over lottery winnings to him.  Police have not yet found anything illegal about Petro's actions, but are investigating. Edmunson...
  • Czech Officials Want PA Embassy Moved Following Blast

    01/04/2014 7:30:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/14 | Elad Benari
    The Prague district hosting the embassy of the Palestinian Authority wants it moved after the ambassador was killed in a mysterious explosion this past week, local officials told AFP on Friday. "We asked the Czech foreign ministry for the embassy to be moved out of our district," Petr Hejl, senior councilor of Prague's Suchdol district, said. "The district feels betrayed by the behavior of diplomats who kept weapons and explosives at the embassy, violating Czech and international law," he told the news agency. Police said they found unregistered weapons at the PA’s diplomatic mission, but would not elaborate on the...
  • Teens in Muslim burkas try to rob Delco gun shop

    01/04/2014 5:27:40 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 2 January, 2013 | William Bender
    Most teenagers do dumb things. But not trying-to-rob-Joe-Galiano dumb. Who is Joe Galiano? He's the owner of Suburban Armory, the gun shop on MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale Borough, Delaware County. He is surrounded by guns, including the one on his hip. Like his .45-caliber pistol. Can't miss it. Despite this fact, police say two teenagers dressed in burkas walked into his store this afternoon, pulled a gun on Galiano and tried to stick him up. Galiano, less than thrilled about having a man in female Muslim garb pointing a silver handgun at him inside his own store, decided not to...
  • Principal Kicks Nativity Scene Out Of School

    12/18/2003 6:35:37 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 1,300+ views
    Principal Kicks Nativity Scene Out Of School Parents Want To Speak With School Officials POSTED: 7:30 PM EST December 17, 2003 UPDATED: 8:39 PM EST December 17, 2003 A controversy over holiday decorations at a school in Montgomery County continues over the removal of a nativity scene where other holiday displays were allowed to remain. There's a Christmas tree in the lobby of Horsham's Dorothea Simmons Elementary School, along with a Menorah and items representing Kwanzaa. Around the corner, a holiday display is complete just in time for the school's first holiday concert in 12 years. But there's a problem,...
  • PA Diplomat in Prague Had Secret Arms Cache

    01/02/2014 9:17:47 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 1/2/14 | Ari Yashar
    An illegal arms cache was found Thursday in the home of the Palestinian Authority (PA) ambassador to Prague, Jamal al-Jamal, who was killed there in an explosion the day before. Initially the PA claimed his death was a "work accident," that occurred when he opened an old safe that had been untouched for 20 years. Apparently the safe was moved from an older embassy building to Al-Jamal's new apartment in the recently built PA embassy complex. However, the PA later backtracked on its story, as a spokesman stated that the safe "was used on a daily basis at the embassy...
  • Group Finds Way Around Nativity Scene Drama

    12/11/2012 9:33:40 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies
    cbs ^ | December 6, 2012
    One group in Ellwood City has found a creative way to circumvent a potential lawsuit by displaying a nativity scene in front of the municipal building. Instead, they’re going to put it on a truck.The Beaver County Times reports that the Moose lodge is going to park a trailer carrying a nativity scene in front of the building.The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based out of Wisconsin, threatened to sue the borough if it did not remove the creche.Many locals were disappointed by the decision and vocalized opposition to the change.The new, nativity on wheels is expected to make its way...
  • PA to receive $440 million in US funds in 2014, an increase of $14 million from 2013.

    01/01/2014 12:59:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    The United States has increased its financial aid to the Palestinian Authority, but linked this aid to progress in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Wednesday. The American aid will be increased from $426 million in 2013 to $440 million in 2014, said Maen Rashid Areikat, the head of the PLO delegation in Washington DC. Despite the increase, the 2014 US aid is significantly lower than previous years. In 2011, the US provided the PA $545 million in aid money, and $495 in 2012. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provides funding for economic projects,...
  • Palestinian Authority Ambassador to Prague Killed in Explosion

    01/01/2014 10:56:21 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/14 | Ari Soffer
    The Palestinian Authority's ambassador to the Czech Republic has died of wounds sustained in an explosion which rocked his house in the capital Prague. Jamal al-Jamal was rushed to hospital in a serious condition following the explosion, which apparently occurred as he was opening a safe or container of some kind. Contrary to initial reports that his family were unharmed despite being in the building at the time, it has been confirmed that al-Jamal's wife was also hurt in the blast. A spokeswoman for Prague Emergency Services told CNN that the 57 year-old ambassador has been taken to Prague military...
  • PA:Judicial Insanity: State Trooper can Carry on Duty, but not off Duty

    12/28/2013 5:41:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    From, we find the latest bit of judicial folly: Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael L. Keyes is in an odd situation. When on duty, he can carry a gun. Yet while off duty, he is barred by law from possessing any firearms, because seven years ago he suffered from deep depression, repeatedly tried to kill himself by taking drugs and was involuntarily committed for mental health treatment. This reminds me quite of bit of Dick Heller, of D.C.  v. Heller, who was trusted to carry a gun to guard government buildings in the District of Columbia, but not as...
  • Deer walks into Pa. sporting goods store through front door, gets tackled by customer

    12/27/2013 6:34:19 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 32 replies
    startribune ^ | December 26, 2013
    READING, Pa. — Shoppers looking for post-Christmas bargains have gotten a surprise at a northeastern Pennsylvania sporting goods store after a deer decided to join them. WFMZ-TV says the deer walked through the front door of a Dick's Sporting Goods store in Reading on Thursday afternoon.
  • State trooper can't have gun while off duty due to mental health record, Pa. court rules

    12/27/2013 3:21:24 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 43 replies
    Pennlive ^ | December 26, 2013 | Matt Miller
    Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael L. Keyes is in an odd situation. When on duty, he can carry a gun. Yet while off duty, he is barred by law from possessing any firearms, because seven years ago he suffered from deep depression, repeatedly tried to kill himself by taking drugs and was involuntarily committed for mental health treatment. Keyes' latest attempt to be allowed to have a gun all the time was rejected this week by the state Superior Court. That court upheld an earlier ruling by Perry County Senior Judge Keith B. Quigley that Keyes' involuntary mental health commitment constitutes...
  • 10,000 carolers grant dying girl's wish

    12/24/2013 9:06:53 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    KION ^ | Dec 24, 2013 | Steve Almasy
    Eight-year-old Laney Brown will never see Christmas again. Her doctors say leukemia will take her soon. Laney loves music. Loves to dance, loves Taylor Swift, loves Christmas carols. As her dying wishes, she asked to meet the country superstar and for some people to come by her house for a night of caroling, CNN affiliate WFMZ reported. On Friday -- her birthday -- Laney and Swift video chatted through FaceTime, a software application that allows callers to see each other on Apple products. Saturday night the singers came. At first it was hundreds of people, then thousands. Then it was...
  • Professors question enforceability of 3-D printer legislation

    12/23/2013 8:11:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 8 December, 2013 | Jill Castellano
    While it is now illegal to use 3-D printers to manufacture firearms without proper licensing, some Penn professors question the significance of that legislation. In September, Philadelphia became the first city to ban the use of 3-D printers to create part or all of a firearm by anyone other than a licensed gun manufacturer. The legislation follows debate over 3-D printed guns, which stems from a public computer file released by the Texas company Defense Distributed in May, which could be used to create a firearm called “The Liberator” on a 3-D printer. This November, the manufacturing company Solid Concepts...
  • PETA Reprimands Teen Hunter After She’s Attacked by a Bear

    12/19/2013 1:38:57 AM PST · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    IxInsider ^ | Dec 17 2013 | staff As seen on The Real Story with G
    A Pennsylvania teen was attacked by a bear while hunting, causing injuries so severe that she almost lost her ear. Following the attack, PETA wrote her a letter, saying, “This seems to be a good opportunity to put yourself in the place of the individuals you and the rest of your hunting party were trying to kill. As terrifying as it must have been to be attacked by a bear, please consider the frightening and painful experiences that hunters set out to impose upon animals.” Lisa Lange, Senior Vice President of PETA, stood by the letter on Tuesday’s The Real...