| Oct 5, 2013
| 4:55 PM
There are two certainties Pennsylvanians should keep in mind as the sensational story of motorcycle group violence in New York City continues to unfold.
Could such an episode happen here?
I cannot say what was in the minds of those bikers as they...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Let this be a warning to all you al-Qaida types: If you want to engage in terrorism in Pennsylvania, you'll be committing a crime under state law, unless, of course, you do it in the name of labor union activism.
The state House Judiciary Committee, now...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 3:38 AM
Hurricane Sandy did not slam into Pennsylvania with as much devastation as first forecast. It fizzled a bit, not living up to its "Frankenstorm" predicted potential.
Still, this was no laughing matter. Several lives were lost after the storm hit...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:26 PM
This sort of thing has become so routine it's hardly news any more, but Monday's online version of The Philadelphia Inquirer carried a story about a dog that "resembles a pit bull" attacking and killing a 7-month-old child in Dayton, Ohio.
| May 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Ever since the Supreme Court ruled organized prayer and Bible study in public schools unconstitutional in the early 1960s, conservative Christians have been trying to re-enter the secular arena.
Take Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971). The case, The New York Times...
| May 13, 2014
Playing catch-up after a week of enjoying the outdoors is perhaps worse than suffering from cabin fever.
Sorting through the lengthy email list and voice mails is not the type of indoor activity that makes the heart beat faster, but it sure does raise...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:46 PM
For the past 21/2 months, five nights a week, Amber Schabdach, senior paintings conservator for the Conservation Center, wrapped small sticks in cotton, creating makeshift Q-tips. Then she climbed onto a hydraulic lift and rose 20 feet in the air. There...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:07 AM
Two weeks ago, a white supremacist opened fire outside of the Jewish Community Center and at an assisted living facility in Overland Park, Kan. He is charged with murdering three people.
After his arrest, he yelled "Heil Hitler" from inside a squad car....
| Jul 18, 2012
| 2:13 PM
“The Dark Knight Rises” has already been a blessing for Pittsburgh and Newark, N.J., two non-traditional film locations that replaced Chicago as Gotham City in the third Christopher Nolan-directed Batman film.
The superhero movie, in...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Christmas came early for Alburtis residents, at least those hungry for a sit-down restaurant in the borough.
Thanks to a six-month overhaul of the former Iron Horse Inn, which had significantly deteriorated under longtime owner Hermann Sulderits, the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The death this week at age 96 of former Pennyslvania Gov. Bill Scranton, briefly a Republican presidential candidate in 1964, was also in a sense a final obituary on moderate Republicanism that began fading from the political scene half a...