ZOMBIES AHEAD!! RUN!!!! That's what motorists in one Pennsylvania town were warned Thursday afternoon. But authorities want to be clear: There is no imminent threat of a zombie apocalypse. Police in Springettsbury Township, York County, posted a photo of the PennDOT sign that greeted drivers on East Market Street. Someone apparently gained access to the sign and typed in the message, police said. "We hope there was no public alarm today as there were no reports of Zombies anywhere in Springettsbury Township," police wrote. One Facebook user who commented on the post asked the question we all want answered: If there is an actual report of zombies, how will the public be alerted? "We use the color coded Zombie alert system," the police department wrote in response. "Right now we are green. If it ever gets to orange we will release further instructions." Currently, there is no information about said zombie alert system on PennDOT's website. I suggest you write to your local lawmaker to … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania police clarify that there are no zombies
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mayor has resigned nearly a month after his arrest on charges he patronized a prostitute.Police allege that 36-year-old Bloomsburg Mayor Eric Bower paid a state police informant for sex several times, most recently in early April. Authorities say Bower was arrested at a Hampton Inn after he showed up with $200 cash and condoms.Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Thursday that Bower has resigned as mayor, effective immediately.Bower, a Democrat, was elected in November. A day after his arrest, he told WNEP-TV the woman was a friend with whom he had a "very playful, you know, relationship." He called the charges a setup.Bower's attorney, Patrick O'Connell, said Thursday that Bower resigned for the good of the town.Bloomsburg is about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of Philadelphia. … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania mayor resigns amid prostitution charges
Jeff Stein, The Washington Post Published 8:36 am, Thursday, May 17, 2018 Two candidates from the Democratic Socialists of America won Democratic primary races for the Pennsylvania state assembly Tuesday night, putting them on track to become the first self-identified socialists in the legislature since the 1930s. The candidates, Summer Lee and Sara Innamorato, defeated two longtime Democratic incumbents in the Pittsburgh area. They are both expected to win the general election, as no candidates ran in the Republican primaries for the seats, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Two other candidates backed by DSA - Elizabeth Fiedler and Kristin Seale - also won Democratic primaries for statehouse seats in the Philadelphia area Tuesday night, and Fiedler does not face a GOP opponent in the general election. If they win, the candidates would be just four of the 203 members of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives in Harrisburg, and so their election would not on its own … [Read more...] about Two Pennsylvania socialists just won Democratic primaries. What do they want?
Senior Republicans are concerned over Rep. Lou Barletta’s campaign for Senate in Pennsylvania, saying he is not working hard enough, the Washington Examiner reported. President Donald Trump offered support for Barletta Wednesday, but Republicans in Pennsylvania and in Washington are concerned that the congressman is relying too much on the president and is not running a capable campaign. A Republican strategist with Pennsylvania ties tells the Examiner that nobody seems to know what he’s doing. "He’s not really working it hard. It’s a sad thing, because people like Lou." Barletta, a four-term Pennsylvania congressman, will face off against Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Casey. "Casey should be vulnerable. But Lou is just like a ghost," the strategist added. "He’s just not a good speaker," a second Pennsylvania-based Republican operative said about Barletta at a fundraising event, the Examiner reported. "Of the 20 people, 15 of them fell … [Read more...] about Senior GOP Concerned Over Barletta Pennsylvania Campaign
Investigators in suburban Pittsburgh now say the shooting death of a 33-year-old former teacher likely was a "crime of passion." Rachael DelTondo was shot multiple times in her mother's driveway on Sunday. Investigators believe she knew the shooter. A family member says DelTondo was returning from getting ice cream with friends on mother's day. As she was getting out of her car at her mother's home, neighbors in the quiet, tight-knit community say they heard as many as a dozen gunshots, reports CBS News' Nikki Battiste. Police say DelTondo was shot at point blank range on Sunday and died in the driveway. They are now reviewing surveillance video and speaking with neighbors to try and find out who pulled the trigger. Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier says investigators have sent DelTondo's cellphone to a lab to try and unlock any clues inside. "We're working with every resource we have," Lozier said. "We're investigating everyone that was driving around Aliquippa that … [Read more...] about Slain Pennsylvania teacher was warned she wouldn’t live to see end of 2018, reporter says