Lawmakers hear testimony on Pennsylvania’s urban search and rescue capabilities

BY: - August 2, 2023

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 […]

A view of Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh

Calls to Pittsburgh-area high schools claiming ‘active shooter’ appear to be hoax

BY: - March 29, 2023

Central Catholic and Oakland Catholic high schools in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood received the calls around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro traveled to West Reading, Pa., on Saturday, March 25,2023 to survey the scene of a candy factory explosion and to meet with local leaders (Commonwealth of Pa. photo).

Shapiro orders Pa. flags to half-staff for victims of West Reading candy factory explosion

BY: - March 27, 2023

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 […]

President Biden meets rally attendees Tuesday at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre.

Biden touts public safety policy in visit to Wilkes-Barre

BY: - August 30, 2022

The president also knocked Republicans who have defended the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Driver behind the wheel

On the road, as in life, there’s a balance between freedom and responsibility | Ray E. Landis

BY: - August 28, 2022

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

BY: - October 6, 2021

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

BY: - January 14, 2020

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.