Getting Around: Update on transportation funds
Sunday, March 23, 2008 By Joe Grata, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The mishmash of news you’ve been reading and hearing about transportation funding has created “March Madness” in Pennsylvania.
The odds aren’t in your favor.
Therefore, “Getting Around” provides a review/update of the confusing situation, believing you care about your wallet, your future, smoother roads, safer bridges and better public transit. Continue reading
Sheriffs, deputies seek more arrest authority
Published: March 22, 2008 10:45 pm
By KATHY MELLOTT / The Tribune-Democrat
EBENSBURG – Last year, a pair of Cambria County sheriffs deputies serving bench warrants arrested the robber of an East Taylor Township bank as he came out of a convenience store.
State police recognized the two with a good citizenship award Continue reading
DELAWARE: Trooper faces termination over robbery case
Trooper 1st Class HyunJin Kim, 27, was originally interviewed as a victim in the Feb. 22 robbery but is now being accused of being an accomplice. Continue reading
The Information charges that Mr. Coleman was a trooper for the Pennsylvania State Police, stationed at Troop H, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. One of his duties as a trooper was to conduct anti-prostitution patrols at the Gables Truck Stop in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Continue reading
Widow’s accusations ‘unfounded’
By Chris Togneri/TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Friday, March 21, 2008
A Pennsylvania State Police trooper accused of refusing to help a Maryland woman after paramedics took her dying husband to a Pittsburgh hospital has been cleared of wrongdoing, according to a letter the widow received Thursday. Continue reading
Towing company gets $3.25M in state police suit
Friday, 21 March 2008
By BOB KALINOWSKI
Staff Writer / Standard Speaker Hazleton
WILKES-BARRE – A federal jury in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday awarded a $3.25 million verdict to a Monroe County towing operator who claimed two Pennsylvania State Police officials were responsible for him being improperly removed from a referral list to tow vehicles.
The jury ruled in favor of Jimmy A. Schlier of Wreckers International in Tannersville and against state police Major John G. Rice and Lt. David Douglas. Continue reading
Schlier’s awarded $3.5 million in suit against state police
March 20, 2008
WILKES-BARRE – A jury has awarded $2.5 million to Jim Schlier and $1 million to Wrecker’s International, Inc., in Tannersville, which is owned by Schlier and does business as Schlier’s Towing & Service Center, attorneys said Thursday. Continue reading
Illegals not crux of traffic detail
By KATHARINE HARMON
Evening Sun Reporter
03/19/2008 09:53:56 AM EDT
The police traffic detail that resulted in eight illegal immigrants being deported was a routine patrol and centered on traffic safety, not immigration issues, state police said.
In 41/2 hours, the joint patrol conducted March 5 by state and local police stopped 69 vehicles along Route 15 in Cumberland Township, said Cpl. Kenneth Hassinger of the Pennsylvania State Police Troop-H Vice Unit. Continue reading