Monthly Archives: October 2008

“No endorsement means more to me than the endorsement of the Pennsylvania State Police,” Barletta said.

Pa. troopers endorse Barletta


Pocono Record Writer

October 24, 2008

In the waning days of the campaign for Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district, Republican Lou Barletta not only leads in the polls, but also secured a symbolic endorsement Thursday from the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association. Continue reading

Northern York County Regional Officer David Tome struck and killed by vehicle while reconstructing accident

Death shakes county

Officer hit while probing crash

York Daily Record From staff reports / 10/22/2008 

If York City Police Officer Kyle Hower could get a message to his friend, Northern York County Regional Officer David Tome, it would be this: “Your city brothers will miss you.”  Continue reading

“It’s my job to rule on the facts, but it’s also my job to do what’s right,” District Judge Joseph Lindsey

Trooper absolved in school bus case

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Of The Patriot-News

When Eric Sebastian saw his 5-year-old daughter’s school bus drive away with the kindergartner still aboard, he did what almost any parent would do. He gave chase. Continue reading

Gov. Ed Rendell signs bill at FOP Lodge No. 5

Rendell Signs Gun Bill: NewLaw Gives 20 YearsFor Targeting Officers

By Bradley Vasoli, The Bulletin / 10/20/2008 

Philadelphia – Gov. Ed Rendell, D, signed a bill Friday at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5 imposing mandatory 20-year minimum sentences on offenders who fire on police officers. Continue reading

PA State Senator James Rhoades dies from injuries sustained in crash

Sen. James Rhoades Dies After Crash

Oct 18, 2008 04:47 PM EDT /

State Senator James Rhoades has died from injuries suffered Friday evening in a crash in Monroe County.  The three-vehicle wreck also injured two other people, including the senator’s wife, Mary. Continue reading

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Social Security benefits for 50 million people will be going up 5.8 percent

Social Security benefits are going up

Change in cost of living adjustment is sharp departure from recent years Continue reading

“There’s no question Western Pennsylvania is a racist area,” Western PA Congressman John Murtha (D-PA) 12th.

Murtha expects Obama to win Pa.

Says it has taken time for voters to embrace black candidate Continue reading

“Daniel Giddings was a worthless piece of trash whose exit from this world can only make it a better place.”

Christine M. Flowers: Patrick McDonald: It’s time to bury the excuses

By Christine M. Flowers
Philadelphia Daily News

WE SHOULD be used to this.

I’m not talking about the murder of heroes. Or the grieving loved ones, faces contorted in pain. The flag-draped coffins. Or the phalanx of blue sending brother and sister officers home with a final, heartbreaking salute. Continue reading

“Mrs. Palin violated a state ethics law… pursuing her family’s grudge against Trooper Mike Wooten”

Sarah Palin ‘unlawfully abused power’ in feud with state tooper, report finds

It started as a bitter family dispute over an ugly divorce and allegations ranging from illicit moose hunting to death threats in the small Alaskan town of Wasilla. Continue reading