Monthly Archives: November 2008

Black police chief being paid $160,000 for “racial slur” not even directed toward him

W.Pa. police chief accepts $160K settlement

The Associated Press/ Updated: 11/26/2008 07:09:26 AM EST

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa.—The black police chief of a western Pennsylvania borough is being paid $160,000 to end a federal racial discrimination case following the mayor’s use of a racial slur. Continue reading

Foreign-born Muslims charged with conspiracy to kill military personnel, attempted murder and weapons offenses frequented firing range in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania.

Fort Dix Suspect Contacted Police About Concerns

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 / CAMDEN, N.J.  — 

One of the men on trial for allegedly planning to attack soldiers on Fort Dix spoke with police, then an FBI agent, about his concerns that a man had asked him for a map of the Army installation. Continue reading

With Regrets: Brother Joseph R. Kruse

Joseph R. Kruse Published: Friday, November 21, 2008 4:15 AM EST

Nov. 20, 2008

Joseph R. Kruse, 96, of Susquehanna Boulevard, West Hazleton, passed away Thursday morning at the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas. Continue reading

For Sale: American Citizenship

Posted on Tue, Nov. 18, 2008

Rendell pushing to use Chinese loans for Convention Center

By Marcia Gelbart  / Inquirer Staff Writer

After being rebuffed during the summer, Gov. Rendell is again pushing the Convention Center Authority to consider using a loan program backed with Chinese funds to generate millions of dollars for the center. Continue reading

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Rep. Tim Solobay, D-Washington has heard that some Troopers working casinos “are bored, there’s nothing to do.”

Point/Counterpoint: What is gaming’s impact on Pennsylvania?

November 23, 2008 /

Q. The State Police are concerned about not being able to staff casinos 24/7. Should casino patrons be particularly worried about their safety? Continue reading

“Senate Minority Leader Robert J. Mellow (D., Lackawanna) defended the raise as reasonable”

Posted on Fri, Nov. 21, 2008

Despite hard times, Pa. lawmakers getting raise

By Mario F. Cattabiani / Inquirer Staff Writer

HARRISBURG – Despite a growing budget deficit, the very real prospect of tax increases, and unemployment rates not seen in years, Pennsylvania lawmakers are about to get a raise. Continue reading

Swiftwater Troopers “fired 11 shots”

State police shoot 75-year-old Pennsylvania man

The Associated Press

Posted: 11/20/2008 10:51:25 AM EST

SWIFTWATER, Pa.—A 75-year-old man with dementia has undergone surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital after being shot by two troopers during a confrontation at his home. Continue reading

Power shifts East: House Speaker Keith McCall (D, Carbon) and Majority Leader Todd Eachus (D, Luzerne)

House Democratic caucus bows toward the east

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

By Tom Barnes, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau

HARRISBURG — The House Democratic leadership, which will run the chamber for the next two years, took a decided tilt toward the east yesterday. Continue reading

State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo (D-Philadelphia) boasted of spending “OPM,” or “other people’s money.”

Posted on Tue, Nov. 18, 2008

Ex-Fumo girlfriend tells of ‘other people’s money’

By Craig R. McCoy / Inquirer Staff Writer

An ex-girlfriend of State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo took jurors yesterday on a detailed guided tour of his high-flying and coddled lifestyle, his rages and romantic messages, and his resolve to make others pay for his pleasures. Continue reading