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  • Comedy World Righteously Roasts Trump Over Gettysburg Gaffe

    04/17/2024 12:14:35 PM PDT · by AirForceVet1988 · 39 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 4-16-24 | Hafiz Rashid
    Speaking outside Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, Donald Trump left everyone confused when he attempted to explain the Battle of Gettysburg, praised (and invented a quote from) Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and generally had no idea what he was talking about. When his off-the-cuff remarks hit late-night television on Monday, the hosts couldn’t hide their laughter. . . .
  • Multiple People Shot During Ramadan Event In Philadelphia

    04/10/2024 12:55:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 30 replies ^ | 04/10/2024 | Bill Galluccio
    Multiple people were shot during a Ramadan event in Philadelphia on Wednesday (April 10) afternoon. Police arrested numerous people and recovered several guns at the scene. At least one police officer fired their weapon. Officials have not said how many people were injured in the shooting. According to WPVI, hundreds of people were gathering to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, when shots rang out. The area was littered with chairs and tables that were left abandoned as people fled the area.
  • Why Pa. should deploy the National Guard to SEPTA right now

    04/09/2024 6:27:02 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 04/09/2024 | opinion staff
    ---SNIP--- Every day, SEPTA employees see criminal acts, fare evasion, people experiencing mental illness, homelessness, or drug addiction. The union I lead, Transport Workers Union Local 234, which represents 5,000 SEPTA workers, has been sounding the alarm that unless conditions improve, the very survival of the public transit system is at stake. In response, we have been asked by image-conscious SEPTA managers and other public officials to tone things down and not draw too much attention to the transit agency’s challenges.
  • Federal LNG pause may spark 'electricity crisis'

    04/08/2024 10:49:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    The Center Square ^ | April 08, 2024 | Anthony Hennen
    (The Center Square) — Pennsylvania’s energy future hangs in the balance amid a federal pause on liquified natural gas production, leaving taxpayers on the hook for more costly and less reliable power. At least, so say the critics of President Joe Biden’s decision to temporarily block LNG exports – which they say has a particularly devastating impact in the commonwealth. “We have to put our natural gas to work,” Robert Bair, president of the Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades said during a House Republican Policy Committee hearing on Monday. If Pennsylvania doesn’t do the work, he argued, that other...
  • ‘Now They’re Voting Red’: A Pennsylvania Fracking Boom Weighs on Biden’s Re-Election Chances

    04/07/2024 12:32:31 PM PDT · by karpov · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 6, 2024 | Aaron Zitner and Kris Maher
    John Sabo and Josh Thieler grew up in Pittsburgh-area communities that were hit hard as 200,000 steel and manufacturing jobs disappeared from the region, upending their parents’ generation and leaving main streets pocked with empty storefronts. Sabo, the son and grandson of mill workers, says his father rarely found steady work after losing his job in a U.S. Steel mill, leaving Sabo to “know what government cheese tastes like.” Thieler spent part of his childhood in a trailer park in a small city that shed nearly half its population as families hunted elsewhere for work. Today, both men have good...
  • Months After Philadelphia Banned Ski Masks in Public Spaces, There's Still no Plan to Enforce the New Law

    04/06/2024 2:44:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Philadephia ^ | April 3, 2024 | Marquise Francis
    Some residents say the new regulation makes them feel safer, while others say it compromises their survival.For Leem Washington, ski masks aren’t just a fashion accessory that protects his face from the biting cold of Philadelphia winters — they also keep him from being a victim of mistaken identity. “In Philly, you have to pick your poison,” said Washington, 19, noting that growing up in West Philadelphia, one of the most crime-plagued parts of the city, has left him in a constant state of “paranoia.” Ski masks, he said, are a form of protection from being wrongly identified for a...
  • Pennsylvania bridge collapse can be Josh Shapiro’s presidential moment — but he has to earn it

    06/16/2023 7:11:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/2023 | GENE MARKS
    For the past two years, my wife and I have spent a few winter weeks on Florida’s Sanibel Island, an amazing place — except for last year. Last year, Hurricane Ian wreaked havoc on the island, destroying the Sanibel Causeway, a critical bridge that connects the island’s residents and businesses to the mainland. It was truly a disaster. But Florida’s governor (and now presidential candidate) Ron DeSantis stepped up. Realizing the importance of this road to the local economy, he marshalled both federal and state resources and oversaw a temporary reconstruction of the bridge that had it back up in...
  • Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident happened in 1979: a timeline

    03/28/2024 9:34:43 AM PDT · by lightman · 33 replies
    PennLive ^ | 28 March A.D. 2024 | Deb Kiner
    The Patriot-News, after intense coverage of the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin County, printed a special section on April 16, 1979, called “The Agony of the Atom.” That section included this chronology, detailing the days around the country’s worst nuclear power plant accident, 45 years ago now. Three Mile Island, March 28, 1979. (Allied Pix archive photo) WEDNESDAY, March 28 3:53 a.m. – A malfunctioning valve causes the shutdown of two pumps in the secondary feedwater system, a separate unit that cools the water circulating through the reactor core, and triggers a...
  • A city in Pennsylvania embraces immigrants as tensions over 'sanctuary' policies rise across the country

    03/19/2024 6:56:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    NBC News | Comcast ^ | March 19, 2024 | By Madison Lambert and Nicole Acevedo
    Officials in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, recently codified into law city policies that have been in effect since 2019 limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The all-Democrat Lancaster City Council unanimously passed an ordinance last month preventing local police and any city official from inquiring about a person’s immigration status unless it's required by state or federal law or by court order, or reasonably necessary in the course of a criminal investigation. It also prohibits them from providing any information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that could result in civil or noncriminal immigration enforcement actions. Such “sanctuary” policies have been at...
  • Police: German man traveled to Lancaster County to have sex with 15-year-old girl

    03/13/2024 9:32:24 PM PDT · by lightman · 45 replies
    WGAL ^ | 13 March A.D. 2024 | Staff
    LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — A German man is charged with having sex with a minor in Lancaster County. Police said Erik Weidling, 20, traveled to East Donegal Township from Germany to have sex with a 15-year-old girl multiple times between Feb. 29 and March 8. A criminal complaint alleges that Weidling knew the girl's age. Police said he was aware of her school schedule and her mother's work schedule, and he would come to the victim's home after her mother went to work. Weidling is facing charges that include involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault and unlawful contact with...
  • Pennsylvania Woman Suffers Severe Injury After Bear Attack, Recounts Horrifying Ordeal From Hospital Bed

    03/08/2024 11:51:21 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 08, 2024 | Mariane Angela
    A Pennsylvania woman is recovering in a hospital after a vicious assault by a mother bear .. The incident reportedly took place around 8:30 p.m. just outside the victim’s house. Lee Ann Galante, 55, stepped out to let her dog, a small black Pomeranian, enjoy the backyard, ... With injuries across her arm, face, neck and head, Galante’s condition necessitated urgent medical attention, police said,.. She was rushed to the nearby hospital following the attack ... "I thought I was going to die." A woman who was hospitalized after being mauled . ... Galante shared her ordeal from her hospital...
  • EXCLUSIVE Man, 52, arrested over death of pregnant Amish woman Rebekah Byler, 23, who was found dead in her Pennsylvania home

    03/02/2024 7:15:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 2, 2024 | Laura Collins
    Just two days after saying they had no suspects Pennsylvania State Police have arrested a 52-year-old local man and charged him with the murder of Amish mother of two, Rebekah Byler. The 23-year-old was six months pregnant when she was gunned down in her home in Spartansburg on Monday morning. Now, after what cops described as an 'exhaustive' five-day investigation the man charged with the murder of Byler and her unborn child has been named as Shawn Cranston. Cranston, pictured here for the first time, is married to nurse Jamie, 46, was taken into custody Saturday morning when he was...
  • Amish farmer Amos Miller can’t sell raw milk as Pa. Ag Department’s case proceeds, judge rules

    03/03/2024 7:08:47 AM PST · by xxqqzz · 47 replies
    Lancaster Online ^ | March 1, 2024 | Dan Nephin
    Amish people go into Lancaster County Courthouse for a hearing regarding farmer Amos Miller's raw-dairy business on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. Upper Leacock farmer Amos Miller cannot sell raw milk or dairy products made from it to the public under an order issued by a Lancaster County judge Friday afternoon. Judge Thomas Sponaugle’s order also allows the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to inspect any location where Miller packages or distributes raw milk and to test Miller’s dairy products. The ruling is a win for the agriculture department, which sought to prevent Miller from producing and selling raw milk and products...
  • MASSIVE WIN FOR TRUMP IN PA: Voting Machine Warehouse Official Withdraws Lawsuit Against Trump and Two Local GOP Poll Watchers Gregory Stenstrom and Leah Hoopes Regarding Election Fraud Claims in 2020 Presidential Election

    03/01/2024 11:35:33 AM PST · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    GP ^ | Mar. 1, 2024 | Jim Hᴏft
    Greg Stenstrom and Leah Hoopes, alongside former President Donald Trump, emerged victorious in a high-profile defamation case in Pennsylvania. The lawsuit, known as “SAVAGE VS TRUMP ETAL,” alleged malicious and defamatory statements against the Plaintiff, James Savage, following the 2020 Presidential election. The case was one of the only remaining 2020 election cases on the books.
  • Pennsylvania cops say they have NO SUSPECTS for murder of heavily-pregnant Amish woman Rebekah Byler, 23, but now have 'evidence' about how she died, as locals recall seeing mysterious red Jeep

    02/29/2024 12:50:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Leap Day 2024 | Mackenzie Tatananni
    Authorities have said they still have no suspects for the murder of a 23-year-old pregnant Amish woman found dead in her Pennsylvania home on Monday. Rebekah Byler was six months pregnant when she was shot dead in her Crawford County home, where her two children were found unharmed. Trooper Cynthia Schick said on Tuesday that an autopsy has provided some evidence, including her time of death. Schick did not offer additional details besides that Byler was the victim of homicide, after locals reported seeing a red Jeep at the property around the time of the killing. 'Keep being vigilant. This...
  • Pennsylvania's high court sides with township over its ban of a backyard gun range

    02/23/2024 2:34:20 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 32 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | February 22, 2024 | Mike Scholforo
    A township ordinance that limits firing guns to indoor and outdoor shooting ranges and zoning that significantly restricts where the ranges can be located does not violate the Second Amendment, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The man who challenged Stroud Township's gun laws, Jonathan Barris, began to draw complaints about a year after he moved to the home in the Poconos in 2009 and installed a shooting range on his 5-acre property. An officer responding to a complaint said the range had a safe backstop but the targets were in line with a large box store in a nearby shopping...
  • What I Heard When Trump Addressed the NRA in Harrisburg

    02/20/2024 2:10:48 PM PST · by CFW · 5 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 2/14/24 | John Petrolino
    Thousands of patriots assembled at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo center on Friday the 9th of February, 2024. There was static in the air and the energy was beyond high. People started lining up as early as 1 p.m. in order to be able to hear President Donald J. Trump speak at 6 p.m. that evening. The NRA Presidential Forum marked the eighth time Trump has addressed National Rifle Association members and there are plans for the NRA to host him again at the upcoming NRA annual meeting in Dallas. Before Trump took to the stage and lectern...
  • PA Gov. Shapiro: Trump Is an ‘Agent of Chaos Who’s Trying to Restrict Our Freedom’

    02/18/2024 9:11:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/18/2024 | Pam Key
    Governor Josh Shapiro (D-PA) said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that former President Donald Trump is an “agent of chaos who’s trying to restrict our freedom.” Partial transcript as follows: SHAPIRO: Joe Biden is going to be our nominee, and I’m proud to support him. He talks about being a bridge — and let me tell you something, he helped us repair that bridge on I-95 in 12 days. He was my partner in that, and he’s been a partner to many of us across the country in moving our country forward and saving our economy from ruin and helping...
  • McCormick avoids nasty GOP primary in Pennsylvania's Senate race

    02/16/2024 2:02:41 PM PST · by T Ruth · 15 replies
    Axios ^ | Feb. 12, 2024 | Stef W. Kight
    Republican David McCormick is on the verge of clinching the GOP nomination for one of the most competitive Senate races in the 2024 cycle, with a Tuesday filing deadline in Pennsylvania and no challengers in sight. Why it matters: McCormick's challenge to Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is expected to be one of the most expensive and competitive races this year — in a swing state that could determine control of the Senate and the presidency. • McCormick, a former hedge fund CEO, was the runner-up in 2022's Senate GOP primary in Pennsylvania, losing to Trump-backed celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz. •...
  • $59M mortgage on 1515 Market St. sent to special servicing as woes mount for city's office market. [ Philadelphia ]

    02/15/2024 6:02:05 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | Feb 6, 2024 | Paul Schwedelson
    Almost $60 million in debt backed by 1515 Market St. was transferred to special servicing in December, adding the 20-story building to the growing list of distressed office properties surrounding City Hall. The building's owner, Florida-based Accesso Partners, has a $59.4 million balance on the loan it took out to acquire 1515 Market for $85 million in 2014. The loan, which was originated by JPMorgan Chase & Co. before being converted into a commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) and sold to investors, is set to mature in January 2025. Contacted by the Business Journal for comment, Accesso issued a statement saying...