Tag Archive: Pennsylvania


10-Year-Old Boy Charged With Homicide Of 90-Year-Old Woman

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Police said Tristen Kurilla, 10, of Damascus Township was visiting his grandfather on Saturday at his home on Skylake Road in Tyler Hill.

  Investigators said Kurilla went into the room of Helen Novak, 90, and after some kind of dispute, Kurilla punched Novak multiple times in the throat.

The boy’s grandfather was a caretaker for Novak, according to police.

According to an affidavit, Kurilla told police Novak yelled at him and he got mad, put a cane around her throat, and punched her numerous times.”

 

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Police: Naked Woman Stabs 3 Women During Street Fight In McKees Rocks

 

 

Nude Knife-Wielder

 

 

 

” Police are searching for a naked woman who waded into the middle of a street melee Monday afternoon in the Hays Manor section of McKees Rocks and stabbed or slashed three of the combatants before fleeing.

  The fight, apparently provoked by a love triangle involving women from two buildings, erupted shortly after 4:30 p.m. along Locust Street, Allegheny County Housing Authority Police Chief Mike Vogel said. One woman accompanied by a friend met the other woman accompanied by two friends in what Vogel described as “a mutual combative” situation.”

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” No one admitted knowing who the naked woman is or why she became involved, Vogel said. One of her victims was taken to Allegheny General Hospital for treatment of a facial laceration and her friend was taken to Ohio Valley Hospital with lacerations and puncture wounds to the back, he said. A woman from the other group was treated by paramedics for minor lacerations, Vogel said.

  Police are reviewing surveillance video in an attempt to identify and find the woman. The five original combatants will be charged and face possible eviction, Vogel said. “

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Pa. Doctor Shoots Patient Who Killed Caseworker

 

 

 

 

 

” A psychiatric outpatient opened fire Thursday inside a psychiatrist’s office at a hospital near Philadelphia, killing his caseworker and slightly wounding the doctor, who shot the gunman with his personal firearm, authorities said.

  The suspect, Richard Plotts, of Upper Darby, Pa., was reported in critical condition after the shooting at 2:20 p.m. in an office at the Mercy Wellness Center of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said at an evening news conference.

  The unidentified 52-year-old doctor shot Plotts three times and suffered a graze wound when the suspect returned fire, Whelan said at an evening news conference. Two guns were recovered.”

 

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Dead Body Falls Out of Coroner’s Van Along Busy Road

 

 

” Drivers traveling on a busy Bucks County, Pennsylvania, road on Friday had to navigate an unusual obstruction — a gurney carrying a corpse.

  A Bucks County Coroner’s Office van was traveling down the 100 block of E. Street Road in Lower Southampton, Pennsylvania, around noon when the vehicle’s rear door malfunctioned, the coroner’s office confirms. The body then rolled out of the van and onto the road near the Bucks Crossing Shopping Center.”

 

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NY Firearms Maker Kahr Breaks Ground In Pennsylvania For New Factory

 

Kahr Firearms Group President Justin Moon (left) and Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley (second from left), break ground on a new factory.

 

 

” One of several firearms companies upset with restrictions imposed under New York state’s latest anti-gun law broke ground last week on a new factory in central Pennsylvania as part of an exodus of gun manufacturers from the state.

  The Kahr Firearms Group held a ceremony in rural Pike Country to mark the beginning of a five-year relocation project on a 620-acre property located about 40 miles east of Scranton.

  Kahr was among several firearms manufacturers that last year announced plans to pull out of New York state in the months following Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signing into law restrictive anti-gun legislation known as the SAFE Act.”

 

 

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Insane Bike Crash – Motorcycle Launches And Hits Rider In Face

 

 

 

” KW Parrish was riding at the Beaverun private motor complex in Pennsylvania with some buddies, and was picking up a nice pace, gaining distance on riders in front of him.

  As he rounded a right-hander on his GSX-R1000 and closed in on the bikes in front of him, the riders ahead have come together when the lead rider appeared to have slowed and veered slightly to the left.

  With nowhere to go, the rider following has collided with the bike ahead and sent him off the bike and sliding off-track, after a spectacular high-speed faceplant.

  What happens next is astonishing, with the bike launching in the air and hitting him with full force in the helmet and bike.

  While he says he walked away with a few bumps and bruises, as well as a wrecked bike, KW says he is still feeling sore.

” What a bummer” he laments, as he reviews the footage, also adding that the engine builder of his AMA Spec 210hp bike warned him of the power of the bike on its first run out. 

” Power wasn’t the problem, as the last thing I wanted to do was wreck the bike on its first day out, so I played it safe”

” I didn’t really expect to have some motorcycle hit me in the face”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IG: VA Investigations Expanded To 26 Facilities

 

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” The number of VA facilities under investigation after complaints about falsified records and treatment delays has more than doubled in recent days, the Office of Inspector General at the Veterans Affairs Department said late Tuesday.

  A spokeswoman for the IG’s office said 26 facilities were being investigated nationwide. Acting Inspector General Richard Griffin told a Senate committee last week that at least 10 new allegations about manipulated waiting times and other problems had surfaced since reports of problems at the Phoenix VA hospital came to light last month.

  The expanded investigations come as President Barack Obama’s choice to help carry out reforms at the Veterans Affairs Department was set to travel to Phoenix to meet with staff at the local VA office amid mounting pressure to overhaul the beleaguered agency.

  Obama announced last week that White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors would be assigned to the VA after allegations of delayed care that may have led to patient deaths and a cover-up by top administrators in Phoenix. Similar claims have been reported at VA facilities in Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Georgia, Missouri, Texas, Florida and elsewhere.”

 

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Dog Stuck Neck Deep In Mud Rescued By Police Officers In Willistown Township

 

 

 

” Police officers rescued a dog after he was found stuck in the mud in Chester County. You have to look closely to see the dog.

  In the middle of the screen you can just see his head poking out of a mud pit that nearly swallowed him.
“We just knew we had to get the dog out of there. It was in distress. It wasn’t really moving a whole lot,” Willistown Township Police Officer Mike Kushner said.

“It just followed us with its eyes, so it was exhausted,” Willistown Township Police Sergeant Michael Martin said. The officers used some boards just to get to Pluto, a 13-year-old Australian Shepard that had been missing for two and half days.”

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Disabled Boy Records Bullies Tormenting Him, Police Charge Him With Illegal Wiretapping

 

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” After a disabled special education child tried to record how bullies were tormenting him at school, the police in Pennslyvania responded by slapping him with the charge of felony wiretapping.

  Back in 2012, the Huffington Post documented the new trend of parents having their disabled children wiretapped based upon abuse from teachers and bullying students alike. Although some organizations like the National Autism Association “strongly suggest” using recording devices if they suspect a problem, others like the National Association of Special Education Teachers say that secret recordings are a bad idea based upon legal issues and the privacy rights of other children. In the worst case scenario, the children being bullied might themselves get in trouble under the law. Unfortunately, this is apparently exactly what happened.

  The disabled boy in this new incident was not named specifically, but his mother’s name is Shea Love, and she did not demand that her son record what the bullies were allegedly doing to him. The 15-year-old boy was previously diagnosed with a comprehension delay disorder, ADHD, and an anxiety disorder. The boy claims he was constantly being bullied at his school, and in order to prove to his mother that he “wasn’t lying” he decided to use his school-issued iPad to record the bullying: “

Continued at The Inquisitor


Gun Control Advocate: Gun Rights Supporters ‘Parasites’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In a video posted Saturday at Townhall, a gun rights supporter is called a “parasite” by a gun control advocate after passing out literature at a church-based rally promoting gun control in Buckingham, Pa., near Philadelphia.

  According to Townhall, the woman making the charge was an organizer of CeaseFirePA who later threatened to “crash” pro-gun rallies.

  The unidentified person who was labeled a “parasite” discussed the encounter at Live Leak. “

 

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Suit: Elderly Man Tasered 6 Times After Being Mistaken For His Brother

 

 

 

” An elderly Pennsylvania man was tasered by police not once, not twice, but six times in a Wal-Mart parking lot after being mistaken for his brother, according to a suit filed in federal court.

  According to the suit, Robert Gross, 76, had driven his brother, Carl Gross Sr., to see Carl’s granddaughter Aug. 21, 2012 at an Allentown hair cutting salon.

  Carl walked into the Cost Cutters on the 1000 block of Millcreek Road. When Carl did not return after 10 minutes, Robert Gross decided to walk to the nearby phone store to see what it might cost to replace his cell phone. Shortly after getting out of his pickup truck he encountered two Berks Lehigh police officers, the suit states.

  The officers began shouting and screaming.  When they reached Robert  they threw him to the ground on his chest. When Gross asked what was going on, the police replied “you know.” “

 

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Accused Craigslist Killer Claims More Slayings

 

 

” A Pennsylvania teen accused of killing a man she met on Craigslist told a local newspaper she and her husband did kill Troy LaFerrara — and dozens of other men.

  She is accused of stabbing LaFerrara, 42, 20 times as her husband strapped a cord around LaFerrara’s neck from the back seat.

  Miranda Barbour told the newspaper they participated in several slayings in Alaska and others in Texas, North Carolina and California. She said she “stopped counting” at 22 victims.

” I can pinpoint on a map where you can find them,” she said.

  Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against both Barbours. Police have said that Elytte Barbour, 22, told investigators the couple are members of a satanic cult and that they committed the crime because they wanted to kill someone together. The couple married in North Carolina and moved to Pennsylvania about three weeks before the first crime.”

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Oops , That’s Not What I Voted For

 

 

Published on Jan 30, 2014

” A local news station brings viewers inside one Pennsylvania company as the employees their learn about their new health care plans under Obamacare.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex-Marcus Hook Mayor Sentenced To 10-20 Months

 

 

 

” Despite impassioned pleas from family and friends of former Marcus Hook Mayor James Schiliro, a Delaware County Court judge on Monday sent him to jail.”

 

 

 

” Schiliro was sentenced to 10 to 20 months for an alcohol-fueled episode last February in which he had a police car bring a former neighbor – a 20-year-old to whom he said he was attracted – to his home, made him drink wine, and refused to let him leave for 3 1/2 hours.

  During the encounter, Schiliro threatened to kill himself and fired a gun into a stack of papers. The man eventually left and later called police.

  In November, Schiliro was convicted of recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, official oppression, and furnishing liquor to a minor.”

 

   Left unsaid in the above referenced article is the convicted mayor’s former membership in Nanny Bloomberg’s anti-gun group MAIG . You can read about the original event here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Discomfort: U.S. Army Seeks Removal Of Lee,

‘Stonewall’ Jackson Honors

 

 

” The U.S. Army War College , which molds future field generals, has begun discussing whether it should remove its portraits of Confederate generals — including those of Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.

  Nestled in rural Pennsylvania on the 500-acre Carlisle Barracks, the war college is conducting an inventory of all its paintings and photographs with an eye for rehanging them in historical themes to tell a particular Army story.

  During the inventory, an unidentified official — not the commandant, Maj. Gen. Anthony A. Cucolo III — asked the administration why the college honors two generals who fought against the United States, college spokeswoman Carol Kerr said.

“ I do know at least one person has questioned why we would honor individuals who were enemies of the United States Army,” Ms. Kerr said. “There will be a dialogue when we develop the idea of what do we want the hallway to represent.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Couple Spends Month In Prison After Cops Find ‘White Powdery Substance’

 

 

 

 

” Annadel Cruz, 26, and her companion Alexander Berstein, 30, spent an entire month in prison on cocaine trafficking charges after a state trooper in Pennsylvania pulled them over for traffic violations and found two “bricks” of a white substance they determined was cocaine.

  Cruz maintained it was only homemade soap, not cocaine. When the official lab tests came back, officers realized a big mistake had been made. All charges were immediately dropped when it was determined the substance was, indeed, soap.

  When a state trooper pulled Cruz over, he claimed he smelled marijuana in the car. Cruz actually admitted that she had smoked some weed before she left New York City, but not while she was driving. The trooper then asked if he could search the car, a request Cruz granted.”

Do not voluntarily allow the search of your vehicle .

An Implied Threat To Remove Exxon Mobil From States That Refuse Common Core?

Rutherford Institute Defends 10-Year-Old Suspended For Shooting Imaginary Arrow, Threatened with Expulsion Under Weapons Policy

 

 

 

 

” The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a 10-year-old boy who was suspended under a school zero tolerance policy for shooting an imaginary “arrow” at a fellow classmate, using nothing more than his hands and his imagination. Johnny Jones, a fifth grader at South Eastern Middle School, was suspended for a day and threatened with expulsion under the school’s weapons policy after playfully using his hands to draw the bowstrings on a pretend “bow” and “shoot” an arrow at a classmate who had held his folder like an imaginary gun and “shot” at Johnny. In coming to Jones’ defense, Rutherford Institute attorneys have asked Rona Kaufmann, Superintendent of the South Eastern School District in Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania, to rescind the suspension and remove all references to the incident from Jones’ permanent school record.

“ The Rutherford Institute has been called on to intervene in hundreds of cases like this involving young people who were suspended, expelled, and even arrested for violating school zero tolerance policies that criminalize childish behavior and punish all offenses severely, no matter how minor or non-threatening the so-called infraction may have been,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute and author of A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State. “We all want to keep the schools safe, but I’d far prefer to see something credible done about actual threats, rather than this ongoing, senseless targeting of imaginary horseplay.” “

 

 

 

    This insanity must be stopped . Our children are being taught to be unthinking automatons by the very system that is supposed to foster imagination and creativity . If you are as offended by the “zero tolerance” as we are perhaps you would like to help the Rutherford Institute in it’s invaluable efforts to restore our liberties .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From The Land Of The Liberty Bell: Investigate The NSA

 

 

” Here in Pennsylvania, we have a full-time legislature, so as the lobbyist for the Pennsylvania affiliate of the ACLU, I have plenty of opportunities for face time with state legislators and staff. Since June, I’ve been hearing a similar refrain repeatedly: NSA surveillance is a major problem. We deal with a lot of state-level surveillance legislation, and I’ve joked with legislators and staff that Edward Snowden has made my job a lot easier.

Last week, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives formalized that concern by passing a resolution to protest the NSA’s sweeping surveillance activities and to call on Congress to create a special committee to investigate and to recommend revisions to the USA PATRIOT Act and for reforms at the NSA and the FBI. The vote on House Resolution 456 wasn’t even close.

The final tally: 194 to 2.” 

 

Good for Pennsylvania … Good for US . Here’s to the other states following the Keystone state’s example .

 

 

 

 

 

 

15-Year-Old Girl Attacked By Group of Teens In Delaware County

 

Girl Beaten By Boys

 

 

” Speaking exclusively to CBS 3, a 15-year-old high school student, whose identity we are concealing, described a terrifying attack by a gang of at least nine teenage boys as she was leaving an Interboro High School football game Monday night.

The teenage victim described first being taunted by the attackers, who followed her down a neighborhood street, cursing and spitting at her, before she was repeatedly kicked and punched, at least one of the blows to her head.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pennsylvania Police Department Claims Departmental Policy Forbids Them From Being Recorded in Public

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” A Pennsylvania cop responding to a report of an accident refused to talk to the citizen unless his friend turned off the camera.

The citizen insisted on his friend recording, so Lancaster police officer Philip Bernot walked back to his car and drove off, refusing to take the report.

The citizen said he called the desk sergeant to complain, but was told it is a departmental policy not to be recorded.

A departmental policy has to be in writing, so will someone please call them and ask for a copy while recording the conversation?

If you live in a two-party consent state, which you can find out through this link, inform them that you’re recording and just start asking them questions. “

Does This Image Show TWO Bigfoot Creatures? Woodsman Photographed ‘Moving Beast’ In Pennsylvania

 

Apeman: A close up shows one of the 'beasts' spotted just yards from a main road through trees in Kinzua State Park

 

 

” You wait years for a decent sighting of the legendary ape-like creature known as Bigfoot, and then two come along at once.

The fascinating photographs, taken just two weeks ago near Bradford, Pennsylvania, appear to show a pair of Bigfoots, or perhaps that should be Bigfeet, wandering through the trees.

Keen hiker John Stoneman claims he spotted the seven-foot-tall beasts just yards from a main road through trees in Kinzua State Park.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naked Haunted House Scares Up New Halloween Business (Video)

 

 

 

” What’s scarier than a haunted house on Halloween? A haunted house full of naked people, what else?

In a video published to YouTube on Sep. 30, the Shocktoberfest Scream Park in Sinking Springs, Pa. shows off the latest attraction, called “Naked and Scared”, which is already doing brisk business.

The idea is simple. Anyone who wants to enter must strip totally naked first.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The student debt crisis continues to grow larger and more dangerous with each passing school year. The skyrocketing price for a college degree is causing an epidemic with student loans as more people rack up unsustainable amounts of debt to further their education. Using debt to obtain a degree can be beneficial if done properly, but there are certainly some states worse off than others when comparing debt to earnings .

 

With lenders handing out loans like candy, the amount of student loan debt in America has nearly doubled in the past five years, from $550 billion in late 2007 to $986 billion in the first quarter of 2013. In fact, two-thirds of recent graduates have student loans, with an average balance of more than $27,000, according to a new report from the Joint Economic Committee.”

 

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