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  • Federal stimulus package won’t erase PennDOT’s funding gap or plans for new tolls or taxes

    12/31/2020 1:48:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Allentown Morning Call Adware Farm ^ | December 22, 2020 | Tom Shortell
    Congressional leaders passed a new stimulus package meant to alleviate the financial pain of the coronavirus, but it won’t cure all that ails PennDOT’s pocketbook. PennDOT press secretary Alexis Campbell said Monday afternoon it wasn’t clear if the relief plan will cover the $600 million funding gap plaguing PennDOT. Early media reports indicate that $10 billion of financial relief could be distributed to the 50 states’ highway systems, though it’s unclear how much would come Pennsylvania’s way. State Sen. Pat Browne, a Lehigh County Republican and longtime chairperson of the Appropriations Committee, said Tuesday that transportation-specific wording included in the...
  • LIVE Saturday 11/28 'Stop the Steal' rallies in Atlanta GA and Harrisburg PA

    11/28/2020 9:39:06 AM PST · by Spirit of Liberty · 63 replies
    Stop the Steal ^ | 11/28/20 | NTD
    Stop the Steal rallies in several states today!
  • With dire report from the White House, state issues four new COVID-19 orders to limit spread

    11/18/2020 3:05:29 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 18, 2020 | Sean D. Hamill
    With the state and country’s COVID-19 surge worsening, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Tuesday said four new “targeted and strategic” state orders will begin Friday in an attempt to lower the number of new cases and prevent the health care system from becoming overwhelmed. The four new orders are: ● Masks must be worn whenever a person is away from home. That includes outdoors if a person cannot be socially distant — 6 feet away — from other people. But the order applies in every situation indoors, whether a person can stay socially distant or not, and...
  • Trump at Harrisburg International Airport: People line up early to see the president

    09/26/2020 9:34:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 37 replies
    PennLive ^ | September 26, 2020 | staff
    President Donald Trump is holding a campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport Saturday evening, but people were lined up hours before. The rally will be held at a hangar near the main terminal of the Lower Swatara Township airport. Doors open at 4 p.m., and the president is slated to arrive at 7 p.m. People were standing in long lines Saturday morning.
  • Wolf asks that Trump’s Saturday rally in Harrisburg be canceled, calls the event “dangerous” and “manipulative"

    09/25/2020 2:04:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 96 replies
    Phil Inquirer ^ | 9/25/20
    Trump is set to hold another rally at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Harrisburg International Airport, despite Wolf’s public pleas for the president not to endanger Pennsylvanians. The governor said he sent a letter to the president earlier this month asking that he abide by public health guidance in visits to the commonwealth. Wolf called Trump’s insistence on holding Saturday’s event “gravely concerning.” “No matter what party you support, all Americans should be very concerned that the President has put headlines and publicity above the health and safety of our families and communities," said Wolf, a Democrat. “It is dangerous...
  • Gov. Wolf to veto Pennsylvania school sports bill; override attempt expected

    09/21/2020 1:23:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    6abc ^ | 09/21/2020 | AP
    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania -- Gov. Tom Wolf will go through with a veto of a bill that would give school districts the sole ability to make decisions on sports, including whether and how many spectators to allow, he said Monday. The Wolf administration's gathering limits of 25 people indoors and 250 people outdoors apply to youth sports, but legislation that cleared the state House and Senate would empower schools to make their own rules about the number of spectators permitted at games. Some families have chafed at the statewide limits, saying attendance could safely be expanded while still allowing for adequate...
  • President Trump coming to Harrisburg International Airport next week

    09/18/2020 3:33:53 PM PDT · by lightman · 10 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 18 September A.D. 2020 | Ron Southwick
    President Donald Trump is returning to central Pennsylvania. The president is slated to appear at Harrisburg International Airport in Lower Swatara Township on Sat., Sept. 26. The event is slated to take place at 7 p.m. A release from the Trump campaign bills it as a “Great American Comeback Event.” Both Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, the former vice president, have made several visits to the Keystone State in recent months. Biden visited Harrisburg and Lancaster on Labor Day, speaking to union members and vowing to be an ally to unions in the White House. Both Trump and...
  • ‘He was pleading for his life.’ Registered sex offender charged in shooting death of fleeing boy in Harrisburg

    09/01/2020 2:07:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 62 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/1/20 | Sarah Taylor
    A teenage boy who was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in Harrisburg was fleeing, naked, from a registered sex offender who is now facing criminal homicide charges, a witness said Sunday morning. “He was pleading for his life,” Tracy Burton recalled. She and several of her neighbors witnessed the slaying Saturday, and as police continue to investigate, neighbors are left wondering just how this happened in their otherwise quiet neighborhood. Orlando P. Duarte, 45, of Harrisburg, is facing charges of criminal homicide and prohibited possession of a firearm. The shooting happened around 1 p.m near 18th and Forster streets. Police...
  • HBG Flea announces that people of colore will now get free vendor space; market returns on Saturday

    07/10/2020 7:16:02 PM PDT · by lightman · 75 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 July A.D. 2020 | Daniel Urie
    The HBG Flea, a monthly “curated pop-up market,” has announced that it will hold its first event since March, a limited event on Saturday that will require face masks and encourage social distancing. “We’re excited to be back - this is like our family and we miss the vendors and community a lot,” Mary Imgrund and Meghan Weaver, co-founders of The HBG Flea said in an e-mail. The show’s organizers also announced via its Facebook page earlier this week that in an attempt to be more inclusive, people of color from here on out will be able to get a...
  • Naked gardening complaint leads to Harrisburg official’s suspension

    06/30/2020 3:33:14 PM PDT · by lightman · 63 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 30 June A.D. 2020 | Christine Vendel
    Harrisburg’s finance director has been suspended after a neighbor snapped a photo of him gardening in the nude and called police to complain. Bruce Weber is suspended pending the outcome of a police investigation. The neighbor, ShaVonne Moon, posted a photo Friday on Facebook of her naked neighbor, bent over, pulling weeds in his backyard garden on Boas Street . She complained on her social media post that she’s “sick of it,” and had to keep her young sons away from her home’s windows and backyard to avoid seeing the naked man outside. Weber confirmed Sunday that it was him...
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf: I Know It Was ‘Inconsistent’ to Violate Guidelines to Protest

    06/06/2020 10:43:26 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 06 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Gov. Tom Wolf (D) on Friday defended his decision to violate social distancing guidelines — and his state’s own orders — by attending a Black Lives Matter protest in Harrisburg but admitted that it was “inconsistent” for him to do so, particularly after threatening business owners. “That was inconsistent, I acknowledge that,” Wolf said during Friday’s press conference in response to a sharp critique from Pennsylvania Rep. Fred Keller (R-PA), who highlighted the hypocrisy of the governor:
  • Harrisburg mayor, police chief cite out-of-towners as cause of violent clashes during protest

    05/31/2020 5:17:26 PM PDT · by lightman · 43 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 31 May A.D. 2020 | Becky Metrick
    In describing the events that led to violence and a standoff between police in riot gear and protesters on Saturday, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Harrisburg Police Commissioner Thomas Carter said they believe the cause was an influx of people who were not residents of the city. The protest, which began at noon and continued into the evening, was held in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis. Papenfuse said the protest was peaceful during the first few hours of the event. However, after many of the original protesters left, a...
  • State troopers called in to assist Harrisburg police during violent clashes with George Floyd protesters

    05/30/2020 5:30:14 PM PDT · by lightman · 32 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 30 May A.D. 2020 | Ivy DeJesus
    Pennsylvania State Police on Saturday responded to a call to assist Harrisburg Police in responding to protests in Harrisburg that had turned violent. In an email to PennLive, Trooper Brent Miller, the spokesman for state police, said: “Local departments have requested the assistance of the Pennsylvania State Police. Troopers are currently responding to the Harrisburg Area to assist.” Reports of multiple other local law enforcement departments had been received. Saturday’s Black Lives Matter rally in Harrisburg, which had gathered in protest of the George Floyd death in police custody, began peacefully around noon but a few hours later, deteriorated into...
  • Harrisburg protest over George Floyd’s death leads to violent clash with police: live updates

    05/30/2020 3:21:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 13 replies
    PennLive ^ | May 30, 2020 | Chris Mautnee
    A rally in Harrisburg protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police turned violent as protesters clashed with police. A PennLive photographer on the scene reported that protesters had surrounded a police car along Front and Forester streets and were chanting obscenities at officers. Police in riot gear reportedly arrived and responded by shooting pepper spray into the crowd.
  • Why isn’t Dauphin County in the yellow phase of Wolf’s reopening plan? What the state, 2 commissioners, and the numbers say

    05/15/2020 4:36:23 PM PDT · by lightman · 11 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 15 May A.D. 2020 | Greg Pickel
    Dauphin County will not yet move into the yellow phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus reopening plan, even if neighboring counties like Cumberland and York are among the 12 new ones that are allowed to do so next Friday. Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste and Mike Pries responded to the news with frustration, with Haste calling it “political payback.” Here is everything we know as to why Dauphin is stuck in the red phase, otherwise known as the complete stay at home order. Who is moving to yellow next week? The twelve counties are: Adams, Beaver, Carbon, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata,...
  • Coronavirus lockdown protest outside Pa.’s Capitol in Harrisburg: Live updates

    05/15/2020 9:59:51 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 30 replies
    PennLIVE ^ | 5/15/2020 | Christine Flack (+ 3 others)
    Thread with running coverage, pictures and video of the protest underway at the PA State Capitol in Harrisburg.
  • Gov. Wolf, state health department preparing for spread of coronavirus (Pennsylvania)

    02/27/2020 5:46:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | February 26, 2020 | Lacretia Wimbley and Cynthia Fernandez, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Spotlight PA
    No one has tested positive for the new coronavirus in Pennsylvania, but the state’s health secretary said Wednesday preparations are underway to deal with the “very serious health issue.” “Since the start of this outbreak, we’ve taken a proactive approach to prepare and carefully monitor the health and safety of Pennsylvanians that were returning from China,” Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine said at a Capitol press conference. “It is critical now that we be prepared for the possibility of community spread of COVID-19.” There are more than 80,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, according to the World Health Organization....
  • Harrisburg Catholic Diocese Declares Bankruptcy, the First to Do So in Pa. Under Weight of Clergy Sex-Abuse Claims

    02/21/2020 6:44:05 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2/19/20 | Jeremy Roebuck and Angela Couloumbis
    HARRISBURG — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, becoming the first diocese in the state to seek protection from financial claims in the aftermath of a 2018 grand jury report that revealed decades of sexual abuse and cover-up by the church’s top leaders. And, said a lawyer for the diocese, it’s not likely to be the last. Citing the fallout from that probe and recent court decisions that opened new avenues for some victims with time-barred claims to sue, attorney Matt Haverstick said Harrisburg, like each of the state’s eight other Catholic dioceses, faces the prospect...
  • Progressive activist challenges longtime incumbent Readshaw in 36th District

    12/01/2019 12:00:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 1, 2019 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    A self-described progressive activist, who helped found an advocacy group in Pittsburgh that supports autistic people, is mounting a challenge against longtime incumbent state Rep. Harry Readshaw. Jessica Benham, 28, of the South Side Slopes, is bidding for the Democratic nomination in the 36th legislative district, shaping her candidacy after the campaigns of a number of progressive women who have toppled longtime Democratic incumbents in the past two years. Her campaign is framing the race that way, too, and in a recent email, used the secondary headline to proclaim “Progressive Benham to challenge conservative incumbent Harry Readshaw.” “In some ways,...
  • Pennsylvania ends future child sex abuse charges time limits

    11/27/2019 8:21:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 26, 2019 | Associated Press
    READING, Pa. — Pennsylvania overhauled its child sexual abuse laws Tuesday more than a year after a grand jury report showed the cover-up of hundreds of cases of abuse in most of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses over the last seven decades. The central bill signed by Gov. Tom Wolf gives future victims of child sex abuse more time to file lawsuits and to end time limits for police to file criminal charges. The grand jury report spurred several states to change their laws and other states to begin similar investigations.