Health care program that helps homeless get housing will expand | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The partnership between Community Human Services and Medicaid plan UPMC for You can now serve only about 25 people at a time, but officials from the state, UPMC and Community Human Services, said Monday they aim to expand that to several hundred people in the coming years, some outside Allegheny County.

“If we don’t address these social determinants, we’re not going to be able to address the costs,” said Secretary Teresa Miller

Source: Health care program that helps homeless get housing will expand | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hempfield woman charged with bilking $36K from relatives accused of more thefts | TribLIVE

 By Paul Pierce

A Hempfield Township woman awaiting a hearing for allegedly bilking relatives out of more than $36,000 by forging checks and establishing credit accounts in their names had her unsecured bond revoked Tuesday after state police filed additional criminal charges against her.

Alanna C. Ferrett, 27, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of access device fraud, identity theft and theft

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

Source: Hempfield woman charged with bilking $36K from relatives accused of more thefts | TribLIVE

1 flown to hospital from New Stanton rollover crash | TribLIVE

One person was flown by medical helicopter following a one-vehicle crash in New Stanton, emergency dispatchers said Tuesday night.

The crash was reported at 7:37 p.m. on the 800 block of South Center Avenue, according to Westmoreland County 911 officials.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, pvarine@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

Source: 1 flown to hospital from New Stanton rollover crash | TribLIVE

Mineral created in lab that can remove CO2 pollution from atmosphere | The Independent

Scientists have found a way to produce a mineral, known as magnesite, in a lab that can absorb CO2 from the atmosphere, offering a potential strategy for tackling climate change. By reducing a process that normally takes thousands of years to a matter of days, the research could boost the burgeoning field of carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Source: Mineral created in lab that can remove CO2 pollution from atmosphere | The Independent

Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump’s picks – ABC News

Vermont Democrats have nominated the nation’s first transgender candidate for governor, one of many firsts from Tuesday’s primaries.

Minnesota Democrats backed a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. And in Connecticut, the party nominated a candidate who could become the first black woman from the state to serve in Congress.

Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face, Tim Pawlenty, in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. County Commissioner Jeff Johnson defeated Pawlenty, a former two-term governor once critical of Trump.

In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker, endorsed just this week by Trump, won the right to seek a third term.

Source: Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump’s picks – ABC News

CATHOLIC GRAND JURY REPORT: WPXI

On Tuesday, an extensive report from a two-year grand jury investigation into widespread sexual abuse and coverups in the Catholic Church was released. Attorney General Josh Shapiro held a lengthy news conference afterward where he reviewed the findings.

While the grand jury investigation took about 2 years to complete, the history of alleged abuse dates back more than five decades. Because there have already been investigations in the Philadelphia and Johnstown-Altoona dioceses, this grand jury focused on the six other dioceses in Pennsylvania. Below is a list of each diocese and the number of alleged offenders the grand jury heard testimony about.

  • Diocese of Allentown – 37 offenders
  • Diocese of Erie – 41 offenders
  • Diocese of Greensburg – 20 offenders
  • Diocese of Harrisburg – 45 offenders
  • Diocese of Pittsburgh – 99 offenders
  • Diocese of Scranton – 59 offenders

During the grand jury’s investigation, more than 1,000 child sex abuse victims were identified, but there are believed to be many more than that.

Channel 11’s Rick Earle spoke to Johnny Hewko, a catholic church sex abuse survivor from Beaver County who said he’s relieved and vindicated by the report.

“To me, it’s not just predators, it’s a massacre of these kids’ innocence. My innocence,” Hewko said.

We want to make sure you know where to reach out if you are a survivor of abuse.

  • Childline: 1-800-932-0313
  • Pittsburgh Diocese Abuse Hotline: 1-888-808-1235
  • SNAP Support Line: 1-877-762-7432
  • Pa. Attorney General’s Office Hotline: 888-538-8541
  • Pittsburgh Action Against Rape – 1 866 363 2773

 

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