After 28 events since October 2010, the Positively Pottstown Happy Hour is taking a break! These mostly-monthly gatherings showcased local businesses, arts organizations, bakers, restaurants, and caterers and brought people together for networking. I have a feeling it won't be too long before we're all getting together again... in the meantime, be well and buy local!
RUFFSDALE, Pa. >> A state police spokesman says a trooper was seriously injured when a car rear-ended a sport-utility vehicle, which then struck the trooper who was clearing debris from a southwestern Pennsylvania highway.Trooper Steve Limani is not releasing the name of the injured trooper, who is stationed at the Greensburg barracks.
GREENSBURG, Pa. >> A western Pennsylvania coroner is auctioning off about 100 guns used in suicides and accidental shooting deaths.Coroner Ken Bacha says the Nov. 8 surplus weapons sale is Westmoreland County government's first since his father was coroner in the 1980s.He says state law requires local governments sell off unclaimed property.
PHILADELPHIA >> Philadelphia's city council has passed a bill authorizing added penalties for gender identity and sexual orientation hate crimes that aren't covered under state law.The administration-backed bill won unanimous approval Thursday. Mayor Michael Nutter has two weeks to sign it into law.