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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Congratulates Jerry Oleksiak on Nomination to Secretary of Labor and Industry

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:15:49 GMT

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22, 2017 : The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder, congratulate Jerry Oleksiak, President of the Pennsylvania State Education Association on his nomination as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. President Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following joint statement: "Governor Tom Wolf has nominated Jerry Oleksiak to serve as secretary of Pennsylvania's Department of Labor and Industry.

'Let 1994 go': Simpson case's racial symbolism now a relic new

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:04:48 GMT

Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson attends his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star.

Simple financial incentive may improve rate of colonoscopy screenings

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:41:09 GMT

Offering $100 to patients eligible for a preventive colonoscopy screening more than doubled the rate of screening when compared to a simple emailed request, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Screening colonoscopies improve the chance of early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer, but tens of millions of Americans who should have preventive screenings fail to get them.

PA House's $2B no-new-taxes revenue plan could be thorny

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:15:22 GMT

The thorny question of where to find $2 billion will dominate the upcoming weekend session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. House members were expected to reconvene in Harrisburg on Saturday amid a three-week budget stalemate with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Senate.

Linkin Park cancels tour following Chester Bennington's death

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:55:45 GMT

LiveNation announced the North American tour was off a day after 41-year-old singer Chester Bennington died by suicide . The tour had its first show scheduled next week in Massachusetts and was set to continue on through October, ending in California.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds that Former Employees are Not...

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:13:43 GMT

It is an issue that human resources professionals frequently face. An employee is discharged.

Explore a marvel of Pennsylvania engineering at Kinzua Bridge State Park

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:23:38 GMT

With more than 11,000 miles of track, there was hardly anywhere the railroad didn't go. Even natural obstacles didn't pose a challenge to railroad engineers.

Veterans nearly miss Pirates game after bus gets stuck

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:36:42 GMT

Police officers and nursing home staff pushed the veterans in wheelchairs a half mile after the bus carrying them from the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie became trapped under an overpass in Pittsburgh. As the driver drove under the overpass, the roof of the bus tore off and the bus got, stuck tilting on two wheels.

Organizing Pennsylvania's 197: Cheri Honkala on Frontline Communities

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:15:05 GMT

At last year's Green Party Convention in Houston, Cheri Honkala, founder of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign , gave a workshop on organizing frontline communities. She began with a video of the devastated, post-industrial landscape of Kensington, her Philadelphia neighborhood.

Flash flood warning issued for region

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:49:09 GMT

Watch out for flash flooding as T-storms roll in The flash flood warning goes until 9:45 p.m. Thursday Check out this story on Ever wonder what it's like at the Press & Sun-Bulletin during a big rainstorm? We didn't either, until today. Visit for more storm coverage.

Police RETURN to Pennsylvania farm where four were killed

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:13:05 GMT

'He was never the same after Chris' death': How Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, 41, hanged himself on birthday of late friend Chris Cornell - despite friends believing he 'was in a good place' The Juice gets loose! Emotional OJ Simpson is granted parole after nine years in prison with former football star, 70, set to walk free in October after combative hearing in which he showed no remorse for his crime Mar-a-Lago joins the president's Made in America drive - by asking to hire SEVENTY foreign workers on special visas Down but not out: McCain sends out blistering statement accusing the Trump administration of 'playing into the hands of Putin' on Syria hours after former POW reveals cancer diagnosis BREAKING NEWS: Powerful earthquake off Turkish coast triggers Mediterranean tsunami: Beachfront hotels are damaged as terrified holidaymakers cower under tables for safety Harry Potter ... (more)

Md. plans lawsuit against EPA under Clean Air Act

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:30:33 GMT

Maryland plans lawsuit against EPA under Clean Air Act "Power plants in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia need to put human health above profits." Check out this story on The York-Dauphin-Lebanon region saw record cuts to ozone smog pollution, though it struggles with fine particle pollution.

Man arrested in connection with March shooting in York

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:04:27 GMT

Brian Freeman, of York, was arrested today in the 500 block of Madison Avenue in York. He was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and reckless endangerment, among other charges.

Minor injuries reported in crash at Allen and Pennsylvania Roads

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:04:26 GMT

A two vehicle crash had traffic blocked for about an hour at Allen and Pennsylvania Wednesday. Dave Herndon - The News-Herald A two vehicle crash had traffic blocked for about an hour at Allen and Pennsylvania Wednesday.

Do you know the new dog tethering restrictions?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:04:25 GMT

A Pennsylvania law has placed new restrictions on the length of time a dog can be tethered or chained outside. Do you know the new dog tethering restrictions? A Pennsylvania law has placed new restrictions on the length of time a dog can be tethered or chained outside.

Dakota Access developer's new pipeline rankling regulators

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:37:39 GMT

The company that developed the Dakota Access oil pipeline is entangled in another fight, this time in Ohio where work on its multi-state natural gas pipeline has wrecked wetlands, flooded farm fields and flattened a 170-year-old farmhouse. The federal commission that oversees gas pipelines told Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners last week to clean up its mess before it will allow the Rover Pipeline to flow.

Task force to examine system of grand juries in Pennsylvania

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:37:38 GMT

A group of Pennsylvania judges and lawyers is being asked to review how the state's investigating grand juries work and to recommend changes to the current system. The state Supreme Court on Thursday announced a seven-member task force, prompted by recent high-profile cases in which the juries played a part.