THE FLENSBURGER FILES Did Sandy push the presidential elections back? I hope so.
There is a proverb that I want to start this column on: It is about disaster. When disaster strikes, people chip in to help. When politicians help, disaster strikes again. Therefore, people go first o... Posted on 10/30/12 at 7:23 PM
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When I travel to Emmitsburg alone, I fly into the Harrisburg airport instead of BWI. The reason I do that is because the navigation from Harrisburg to Emmitsburg is much less complicated and the drive... Posted on 9/27/12 at 8:46 PM
A small Catholic college outside Pittsburgh mourned the loss of a women's lacrosse coach who died along with her unborn child when the team's bus crashed on the way to a game, remembering her Sunday as warm, outgoing and a natural leader.
The dolls of John Wilkes Booth with a handgun, which had sold well, were removed from shelves on Saturday, a day after a reporter for Hanover, Pa.'s The Evening Sun newspaper asked about them, officials said.
Mary Schaab's only daughter was fatally shot 17 months ago, so she understood the horror and pain of losing a child, even before a Pennsylvania state trooper knocked at her door late Thursday to tell her the same thing had happened again — this time to her son.
A gunman who killed a worker and shot several other people at a psychiatric hospital on the University of Pittsburgh campus lived nearby and used two semiautomatic pistols, one of them stolen, as he marched around checking offices possibly in an attempt to find more victims before campus police fatally shot him, authorities said Friday.
VIDEO: Bottom of article Police reported one of the dead was the gunman, said University of Pittsburgh Medical Center spokesman Paul Wood. It was unclear whether the wounded people were patients, employees or visiting family members, Wood said.
Republican Rick Santorum says he wants to dramatically curtail the role states and the federal government play in running schools. Yet back when Santorum was a senator from Pennsylvania, he got a Pittsburgh-area school district to help pay tens of thousands of dollars in tuition for his children to receive online schooling.
Seven of them — Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania — have either adopted a plan or are making substantial headway. But a recent Associated Press analysis found uneven progress among states setting up the new insurance exchanges, a linchpin of the law. In two states announced today — Kentucky and Tennessee — it's not clear whether policymakers will follow through. In Arkansas, officials concede that Washington will have to take the lead.
Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman alleged that NCO Financial Systems Inc. failed to adequately screen debt-collector applicants. He says the company also hired people with felony convictions and failed to notify the state when collectors were fired for breaking state laws.
A former Penn State vice president Tuesday asked a judge to throw out charges that he lied to a grand jury investigating former football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and that he did not properly report suspected child abuse.
The judge overseeing the child sex abuse case of Jerry Sandusky says the former Penn State assistant coach can see most of his grandchildren while he awaits trial. The judge ruled today that Sandusky can also use a jury chosen from the State College area to hear his case.
The forecasts come in the middle of an unusually mild winter that has taken even seasoned meteorologists by surprise. Environment Canada had warned this fall to expect colder-than-normal temperatures in the north and west.
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