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September 8, 2013

Local and state briefs 9/9/2013

EcoKids program will focus on baby safety

The Learning Lamp’s EcoKids will hold Mom’s Night Out, a free event for moms from

6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the consignment shop, located at 2025 Bedford St. in Johnstown.

September is National Baby Safety Month, so activities will focus on keeping young ones safe and giving new moms all the information they need for the road ahead.

There will be refreshments, a winter clothing preview, after-hours shopping with discounts and free massages. Demonstrations will cover a variety of topics from homemade baby food to car seat safety.   

To register, call 266-0111.

Allentown mayor joins Dems running for governor

PHILADELPHIA – Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski will seek to become the next governor of Pennsylvania, joining what could be a crowded race for the 2014 Democratic nomination.

Pawlowski, who is also running for a third term as mayor, announced his gubernatorial bid Sunday.

“I have seen firsthand the damage that has been done to our commonwealth over the past four years,” he said in a statement, referring to Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s tenure.

“I cannot sit idly by and let our state continue to suffer.”

No sitting governor has lost a bid for a second term, but Corbett is widely considered vulnerable. None of his major initiatives – new taxes to bolster transportation projects, prospective rollbacks in public pension benefits and the privatization of state-controlled liquor and wine sales – got majority support despite Republican control in both chambers of the state Legislature.

Most of the Democrats running in the

May 20 primary, or considering a run, have high-level experience in state government.

 

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  • PennDOT contractor arraigned on $3.6M theft charge

    A Department of Transportation contractor stole $3.6 million in public funds by billing the state for work that was never done, state prosecutors said Thursday in what they described as an ongoing corruption probe of PennDOT’s southeastern Pennsylvania district.

    July 31, 2014

  • Police: Women stole thousands from elderly sisters, used money to show St. Bernards

    Two western Pennsylvania women have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from two elderly sisters and using the money to attend dog shows.

    July 29, 2014

  • Intervening neighbor’s death now ruled homicide

    The Allegheny County medical examiner says a neighbor who died after he intervened in a fight between a couple next door is the victim of homicide.

    July 29, 2014

  • Housing police: Naked women slashes 3 in melee

    Allegheny County Housing Authority police were trying to identify a naked woman who allegedly slashed or stabbed three other women in an apparent lovers’ quarrel at a public housing complex.

    July 29, 2014

  • Police: Rescued boys never mentioned drowned teen

    Police say two teens who were rescued from a jetty in Presque Isle Bay in Erie last week, and two others who were with them, never mentioned a fifth boy who drowned and whose body wasn’t found until Saturday.

    July 29, 2014

  • 2 arraigned, denied bail in deadly Philly carjacking

    Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have been ordered held without bail.

    July 29, 2014

  • PennDOT pushes ‘Yellow Dot’ vehicle stickers

    It’s the car sticker that could save your life.
    PennDOT’s “Yellow Dot” program has been around for several years, said Daniel Zakraysek, coordinator of the Cambria Allegheny Regional Highway Safety Network.

    July 28, 2014

  • Remembering elephant’s rampage

    The circus elephant paced the landing outside the Jaffa Mosque in Altoona.
    Police formed an uneasy line around the perimeter of the venue’s lawn, rifles at the ready.
    It was a cloudy, cold day in April 1993, and Tyke the elephant had just run around the circus ring, slapped a baboon and burst through a building’s front door, tearing off part of the wall above the door.

    July 28, 2014

  • State briefs 7/29/2014

    July 28, 2014

  • TSA finds gun, ammo in Pittsburgh airport carry-on

    The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in man’s carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport.

    July 28, 2014

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