October 8, 2013
As the government slowdown continues Congressman Lou Barletta say the vote he made to defund Obamacare was fair, but he has gotten together with other republicans and democrats to possibly find a way to end the slowdown. The group says they would support a plan that would re-open the government fully in exchange for getting rid of portions of the health care bill.
The weekend shooting in Hazleton that resulted in a suspect being shot and killed by police is having an effect on neighboring communities. West Hazleton cops say they are in a higher state of alert and are taking extra precautions for officers.
Homecoming in Bloomsburg
This Saturday is homecoming for Bloomsburg University. Charles Housenick will be the grand marshall. Housenick was in BU's class of 1960 and is a former trustee. The parade will start at 11 AM in the parking lot of the Bloomsburg hospital. It will head west on Main Street and then down Market Street to Town Park. Bloomsburg High School's Homecoming Court will also be in the parade. Bloomsburg police say traffic will be detoured, but parking is permitted along the parade route.
If there is an economic recovery going on people in Pennsylvania don't feel it. A new poll by Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics shows that Pennsylvanians are pessimistic about the economy and their personal finances. The survey was taken in a sampling of 579 people between September 19th and October 3rd.
This Thursday you'll have a chance to have some fun with friends and help out the young folks in Bloomsburg. Kidsburg is hosting a guest bartender night at the Lightstreet Hotel. The tips between 6 and 8 PM will go to fund projects at Kidsburg. The Lightstreet Hotel is at 1361 Main Street in Lightstreet.
It's the time of year when you have to be especially watchful for deer on the road. AAA Mid Atlantic crunched some numbers and found that deer crash claims are on the rise in Pennsylvania. And spokeswoman Jenny Robinson says this is the time of year when the risk is highest. Robinson says for 37 PA counties where AAA had auto insurance claims filed--- Chester, Bucks and Delaware Counties led the list followed by Monroe and Luzerne. She says slow down and watch for deer standing along the road. If you see one, more will likely follow. The times of biggest risk are around dusk and dawn.
Supporters say a bill passed by the state House would protect newborns by strengthening the state's Safe Haven law. State Rep. Rosita Youngblood of Philadelphia sponsored the bill to allow police stations in the commonwealth to serve as safe havens, additional outlets for parents to place their newly born babies into protected custody. Youngblood says it helps the baby and the mother, she avoids prosecution. Twenty-six other states consider police stations to be safe havens for newborns. Youngblood's bill was inspired by an infant found by the trash in Philadelphia.