The Ohio attorney general filed a 58-count federal lawsuit against Norfolk Southern on Tuesday, charging that the derailment of a train carrying hazardous chemicals last month in the village of East Palestine was a product of the company’s negligence and recklessness, posing serious health risks to people in the area and causing “substantial damage to […]Read More
Colleges Have Been a Small-Town Lifeline. What Happens as They Shrink?
For decades, institutions of higher education provided steady, well-paid jobs in small towns where the industrial base was waning. But the tide of young people finishing high school is now also starting to recede, creating a stark new reality for colleges and universities — and the communities that grew up around them. As Americans have […]Read More
White Woman Facing Hate Crime Charges After Racist Rant In Pizzeria Caught On Video
NewsOne Featured Video Source: h4ckermodify / Getty A white woman who was seen on a video posted to social media belligerently ranting racist remarks to an employee at a pizza restaurant in Pennsylvania is now facing charges. Rita Bellew, 55, has been charged with ethnic intimidation and harassment by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office […]Read More
Cloistered at Walter Reed, Fetterman Runs His Senate Operation From Afar
WASHINGTON — In a cheerfully decorated common room at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, with floral paintings adorning violet walls, Senator John Fetterman of Pennsylvania begins most days meeting with his chief of staff, who arrives at around 10 a.m. carrying a briefcase full of newspaper clips, statements for him to approve, legislation […]Read More
Pennsylvania Woman Who Disappeared in 1992 Is Found Alive in Puerto Rico
In 1999, seven years after she went missing, nursing home employees found Ms. Kopta wandering the streets of Puerto Rico. She refused to discuss her private life or background with the nursing home staff, Chief Kohlhepp said, so they crafted a sparse narrative on her origins: A cruise ship from Europe had dropped her off […]Read More
The storm seemed likely to make for a difficult morning commute.
Feb. 28, 2023, 2:45 a.m. ET Feb. 28, 2023, 2:45 a.m. ET Snow was falling in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn on Monday night, at the start of a storm system expected to bring a wintry mix to the New York metropolitan area.Credit…Justin Williams Winter finally came to New York City on Monday, at […]Read More
With Snowfall, Winter Makes a Belated Appearance in New York
Winter finally came to New York City on Monday, at the tail end of February, in the form of a snowstorm that would have barely made headlines in years past. But the storm, which could last until late Tuesday morning in some parts of the region, seemed likely to make for a difficult morning, especially […]Read More
Biden speaks with Ohio, Pennsylvania officials on East Palestine train derailment
Biden speaks with Ohio, Pennsylvania officials on East Palestine train derailment | The Hill Skip to content President Joe Biden speaks at the construction site of the Hudson Tunnel Project, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) President Biden on Tuesday spoke with Ohio and Pennsylvania officials to offer his support in […]Read More
John Fetterman Checked Himself Into a Hospital for Depression, and That’s a Good Thing
Her audacity never to be discounted, Hochul then appeared at two New York City churches on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to rally support for her nomination. “My household knew the story of Dr. King,” Hochul preached to the unsuspecting audience. “When he was gunned down, assassinated, my family sat there and held hands and […]Read More
John Fetterman Checks Into Hospital to Seek Treatment for Clinical Depression
WASHINGTON — Senator John Fetterman, Democrat of Pennsylvania, who was hospitalized last week after feeling lightheaded, checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Wednesday night to receive treatment for clinical depression, his office said on Thursday. “While John has experienced depression off and on throughout his life, it only became severe in […]Read More
What Toxic Chemicals Were Aboard the Derailed Train in Ohio?
Health and environmental concerns are mounting after the train derailment and toxic chemical fire this month in eastern Ohio, near the Pennsylvania border. According to information provided to the Environmental Protection Agency by the rail operator, Norfolk Southern, around 20 of the train’s roughly 150 cars were carrying hazardous materials. Here’s a quick guide to […]Read More
Fetterman, Recovering After Stroke, Labors to Adjust to Life in the Senate
WASHINGTON — At Senator John Fetterman’s desk in the Senate chamber, there is a newly installed monitor that rises or lowers, depending on whether he sits or stands, and provides closed captioning so he can follow the proceedings. At the center dais, a custom desk stand has been built to accommodate the same technology for […]Read More
Bad Checks, Puppies and George Santos. What Could Go Wrong?
A month after he declared his intention to run for Congress in 2020, George Santos asked an old lawyer friend to do him a favor. Police in Pennsylvania were seeking him on a theft charge, but it was all a mistake. Could she help clear things up? She agreed, recalling later that the charge was […]Read More
Pennsylvania Democrats Win House Majority, Ensuring Protection of Abortion Rights
Moreover, the train appeared to have had its collective weight unbalanced; prior to PSR, the caucus said, trains would be built with the heavier cars on the head, and the lighter ones bringing up the rear. Such a practice would prevent what happened in Ohio: heavier cars slamming into lighter ones in front of them, […]Read More
Sweep in 3 Special Elections Gives Democrats Control of Pennsylvania House
Democrats swept three special elections in solidly blue House districts in western Pennsylvania on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press, putting the party in the majority by a single seat and breaking a Republican legislative monopoly that has recently focused on election restrictions and anti-abortion bills. All three races were in Allegheny County, which includes […]Read More
3 Special Elections Will Determine Control of the Pennsylvania House
For a month, the Pennsylvania legislature has been frozen by a handful of vacancies in the State House of Representatives that made the difference between Democratic and Republican control, and by representatives’ inability to agree on basic operating rules. Special elections on Tuesday could bring the General Assembly back to life. Those elections will fill […]Read More
Something Very Important for Democrats Just Happened in Pennsylvania
Also in The Washington Post, Ron Charles looked back at Norman Mailer, who “belonged to a time when writers could be jerks — and worse. He was virile, vile and viral.” Charles added: “Perhaps it’s a mercy that Mailer died just a few months after Twitter captured the public’s attention. Were the Great American Novelist […]Read More