Woman left paralysed from neck down after sit-up accident at gym | The Independent

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

A young woman was left paralysed from the neck down when she fell from a piece of exercise equipment while doing sit-ups at the gym. Marcelle Mancuso is a 23-year-old law graduate from São José do Rio Preto in Brazil.  In January 2016, Mancuso was performing a simple inverted sit-up at the gym when the accident occurred.  An inverted sit-up involves lying backwards on a piece of apparatus and doing […] READ MORE

Michelle Malkin | » Science, secrecy, and lies in Oklahoma

February 20, 2018 wpanews 0

  As the Oklahoma attorney general’s office fights to keep hidden from public view the results of secret hearings on the DNA science flaws and falsehoods in former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw’s case, two prominent experts have stepped forward to shed bright light on the government’s myriad mind-boggling failures. Forensic scientist, criminal profiler and crime reconstructionist Dr. Brent Turvey and independent forensic DNA consultant Suzanna Ryan spoke out about the Holtzclaw case for the newest episode of my investigative program […] READ MORE

Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues new congressional map, which could benefit Dems | Fox News

February 20, 2018 wpanews 0

Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections Monday, the latest attempt to carve out voting boundaries in time for the state’s May 15 primary. Candidates can start circulating petitions to run in their new district in a little over a week, Feb. 27. Pennsylvania has seen a surge in interest in running for Congress with six incumbents elected in 2016 not running again […] READ MORE

California Assemblywoman Christina Garcia Fired Staffer For Not Playing Spin The Bottle

February 19, 2018 wpanews 14

A complaint filed by the staffer’s lawyer stated Garcia was “very disparaging to the staff and others, used vulgar language, discussed topics inappropriate for the workplace and showed herself to be very vindictive in nature.” A complaint that was posted online by employee J. David Kernick’s lawyer Saturday stated during his time as a field representative in Garcia’s employment, she was “very disparaging to the staff and others, used vulgar language, discussed topics […] READ MORE

Winn-Dixie Owner Bi-Lo Prepares for Bankruptcy Filing

February 19, 2018 wpanews 0

Bi-Lo LLC, the supermarket company that owns the Winn-Dixie chain, is preparing for a potential bankruptcy filing as soon as next month, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Bi-Lo is laboring under more than $1 billion in debt following its 2005 buyout by Lone Star Funds. The company and its creditors have held talks to discuss a possible debt-to-equity swap, as well as alternatives such as asset sales, Bloomberg reported […] READ MORE

Buyer beware: Flooded cars flood Pennsylvania market | WPXI

February 18, 2018 wpanews 0

It’s a fact that could impact your safety and your money: Pennsylvania ranks third in the U.S. for having previously flooded cars out on the road. Source: Buyer beware: Flooded cars flood Pennsylvania market | WPXI TRENDING NOW: Police arrest man for allegedly threatening to shoot up Butler school TRAFFIC ALERT: ‘Bathtub’ area of I-376 among widespread road closures Flooding rains, strong winds result in major damage across area VIDEO: […] READ MORE

SEC blocks Chicago Stock Exchange sale to China-based investors

February 16, 2018 wpanews 1

U.S. regulators on Thursday killed the politically sensitive sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) to a group led by China-based investors, saying a lack of information on the would-be buyers threatened the ability to properly monitor the exchange after the deal. Source: SEC blocks Chicago Stock Exchange sale to China-based investors

How to get a Pennsylvania medical-marijuana card – pghcitypaper.com

February 15, 2018 wpanews 21

According to the state health department, there are 83 practices in the Pittsburgh metro area that can certify medical-marijuana card applications. 1. Create an online patient profile First, adult patients must fill out a form with accurate and up-to-date personal information, like name, address and date of birth, at the Pennsylvania Department of Health website. The state says the form should be filled out in all capital letters. A similar form […] READ MORE

Scores of top White House officials lack permanent security clearances

February 15, 2018 wpanews 0

  WASHINGTON — More than 130 political appointees working in the Executive Office of the President did not have permanent security clearances as of November 2017, including the president’s daughter, son-in-law and his top legal counsel, according to internal White House documents obtained by NBC News. Of those appointees working with interim clearances, 47 of them are in positions that report directly to President Donald Trump. About a quarter of […] READ MORE

Applebee’s fires 3 workers, apologizes after racial profiling allegation

February 13, 2018 wpanews 1

INDEPENDENCE, MO — A St. Louis woman claims she was racially profiled at an Independence Applebee’s when, she says, she and a friend were accused of leaving without paying their bill during a previous visit. Alexis Brison posted a video of the incident on Facebook on Saturday, reports CBS Kansas City affiliate KCTV. As of Monday, the video had been viewed 1.9 million times and shared 45,000 times. Applebee’s says three employees […] READ MORE

Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office under investigation | WPXI

February 13, 2018 wpanews 0

The Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office is under investigation for possible civil rights violations. Channel 11 first started hearing about the investigation when we discovered Chief Deputy Patricia Fritz, whom Held calls his right-hand woman, was out of the office. Late Monday afternoon, the county solicitor sent Channel 11 a statement saying the sheriff’s office and Fritz were under investigation for allegations of racial discrimination. Source: Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office under […] READ MORE

Fired officer who refused to shoot suspect settles lawsuit

February 13, 2018 wpanews 0

  The officer said he determined the man with the gun wanted to die by “suicide by cop” CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia police officer who was fired after herefused to shoot a man who had a gun has settled a lawsuit for $175,000. The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia announced the settlement with the city of Weirton on Monday. In the lawsuit, Stephen Mader said he did nothing […] READ MORE