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  • Green PennDOT service trucks still towing strong

    Q: Driving Route 22 every day from Bethlehem to west Allentown, I have noticed that the PennDOT Highway Service Patrol vehicles have been a welcome addition to aid motorists. However, nowhere on the trucks is a phone number. On numerous occasions I have seen a motorist in need of assistance, and having a very visible number on the trucks to call would be of great benefit.
  • Interstate 78 fatality shows need for crackdown on road hogs

     Interstate 78 fatality shows need for crackdown on road hogs
    For reasons too complicated to explain here, it was decided that the Mother's Day gift, a large potted flower plant, would not be taken home after Sunday's family gathering west of Harrisburg. Instead, promises were made that the plant would be picked...

    Roadway shootings reveal two facets of road rage

    Many people in the East were in a tizzy several years ago because of a spate of roadway shootings in California. Road hogs who got in the way of other motorists had their vehicles shot full of holes. While I do not advocate gunplay to settle such...

    Revenge porn should be a crime, lawmaker says

    Revenge porn should be a crime, lawmaker says
    While breaking up is hard to do, eventually you move on. But the heartache doesn't end for jilted lovers who find their ex has posted naked or sexually explicit photos or videos of them online as a parting shot. Their pain may only worsen as word of...

    Sunshine Act gutted as Pa. Supreme Court winks at trifling illegalities

    Some of the worst cases of government wrongdoing occur when elected officials are able to hide what they're doing until it's too late for public scrutiny. They slither into secret meetings to plot what they want to do — perhaps selling out...