Lawmakers hear testimony on Pennsylvania’s urban search and rescue capabilities
After Pittsburgh’s Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed into a ravine one snowy morning in 2022, it took hours before authorities could confirm that no one had been killed or trapped beneath the rubble. Pennsylvania’s only urban search and rescue team with dogs trained to locate victims of structural collapses is based in Philadelphia, about five hours […]
Calls to Pittsburgh-area high schools claiming ‘active shooter’ appear to be hoax
Central Catholic and Oakland Catholic high schools in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood received the calls around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Shapiro orders Pa. flags to half-staff for victims of West Reading candy factory explosion
Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of seven people killed in an explosion at a chocolate factory in West Reading on Friday. The Democratic governor’s order, announced Monday, remains in effect until March 31, the administration said in a statement. On Monday, officials released the names of […]
Biden touts public safety policy in visit to Wilkes-Barre
The president also knocked Republicans who have defended the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
On the road, as in life, there’s a balance between freedom and responsibility | Ray E. Landis
A trait of United States society generally celebrated throughout our history has been the “rugged individualism” of Americans. Sadly, however, much of that “rugged individualism” has morphed into an uncaring selfishness which has become more pervasive in the era of Donald Trump. I was reminded of this when reading the letter that appeared in last […]
FBI to investigate threats made against school board members, teachers
School board meetings have also been under attack for mask mandates to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.
Lead foots beware: Automated speed cameras finally coming to Roosevelt Boulevard
On Monday, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) began installing 32 speed cameras as part of a pilot program along the city’s most dangerous road.