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April 9, 2014
A student reported that someone came into the school with a knife and started slashing people, including some of his friends. That information has not been confirmed by police.
Pittsburgh station WTAE • On the mass stabbing that took place at a Pennsylvania high school. The suspect is reportedly in custody.
8:53 // 5 months ago
8:49 // 5 months ago
January 17, 2014
Voting laws are designed to assure a free and fair election; the Voter ID Law does not further this goal.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley • In a decision striking down the state’s controversial voter ID law, which has been in place for two years and is one of the nation’s strictest.
11:05 // 8 months ago
January 13, 2014
This was a very extreme case, this was a rarity. And frankly the details of the case are disturbing.
Pennsylvania State Trooper Adam Reed • Discussing the situation with apparent road rage shooting victim Timothy Davison, who was reportedly run off the road by a motorist who chased him for 15 miles, then shot multiple times after his car was forced into the median. He called 911 multiple times as he was being chased. The suspect is still on the loose.
10:44 // 8 months ago
July 15, 2013
Most hitchhiker stories don’t end like this: When Emily Kraus and her boyfriend were heading towards Pennsylvania’s Hershey Park Stadium over the weekend to see her favorite band, the Dave Matthews Band, one thing they didn’t expect to do was pick up a hitchhiker. But they did anyway—which was a smart move, because Dave Matthews was stranded with a flat tire on his bike, miles away from the venue, without a cell phone. Dave, obviously appreciative, hooked up Kraus and her boyfriend with front-row seats and dinner backstage. So that’s pretty awesome. (image via Facebook)

Most hitchhiker stories don’t end like this: When Emily Kraus and her boyfriend were heading towards Pennsylvania’s Hershey Park Stadium over the weekend to see her favorite band, the Dave Matthews Band, one thing they didn’t expect to do was pick up a hitchhiker. But they did anyway—which was a smart move, because Dave Matthews was stranded with a flat tire on his bike, miles away from the venue, without a cell phone. Dave, obviously appreciative, hooked up Kraus and her boyfriend with front-row seats and dinner backstage. So that’s pretty awesome. (image via Facebook)

11:45 // 1 year ago
June 6, 2013

An update on yesterday’s building collapse in Philadelphia

  • 6 people have been confirmed dead following the collapse of a four-story building in Philadelphia yesterday. Rescue personnel continue to search the rubble, and pulled yet another survivor out of the remains last night, but Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says the emergency crews still haven’t searched roughly 25 percent of the area. source
15:15 // 1 year ago
June 5, 2013

Early numbers from the building collapse in Philadelphia

  • 12 people have been confirmed injured as a result of a building collapse in Philadelphia on Wednesday morning, an event which also destroyed a neighboring Salvation Army thrift store.
  • 100+ emergency personnel have responded to the collapse thus far, and members of the Philadelphia Fire Department continue to search the rubble for trapped survivors. Authorities remain unsure just how many victims are trapped under the rubble at this time. source
15:09 // 1 year ago
May 13, 2013
Dr. Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of murder on Monday, for killing three babies during supposed late-term abortion procedures he performed at a clinic which serves low-income women in Philadelphia. He was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, and 21 counts of performing an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Gosnell faces the death penalty for his crimes, and sentencing is expected next week. (Update: Clarified wording based on newer version of the story. — Scott @ SFB; Photo via MicahFries.com) source 

Dr. Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of murder on Monday, for killing three babies during supposed late-term abortion procedures he performed at a clinic which serves low-income women in Philadelphia. He was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, and 21 counts of performing an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Gosnell faces the death penalty for his crimes, and sentencing is expected next week. (Update: Clarified wording based on newer version of the story. — Scott @ SFB; Photo via MicahFries.com) source 

16:31 // 1 year ago
March 10, 2013
Have to admit, this is a really fresh take on the op-ed headline. Really honest about the contents of the piece. (ht Charles Apple)

Have to admit, this is a really fresh take on the op-ed headline. Really honest about the contents of the piece. (ht Charles Apple)

17:14 // 1 year ago
December 10, 2012
Recently, a Pennsylvania newspaper started using Pinterest to post pictures of wanted criminals in the area. It worked.

Recently, a Pennsylvania newspaper started using Pinterest to post pictures of wanted criminals in the area. It worked.

11:19 // 1 year ago