today’s news … Saturday, February 11

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! 

Quote for today… “”Freedom is never given; it is won.” – A. Phillip Randolph

The intriguing beauty of rooftop sculptures enveloped by a grey sky as the snow began. Looking west from the 400 block of Locust Street.

  • Federal assistance may be available to help Pennsylvania communities rebuild infrastructure to higher, more disaster-resistant standards and commonwealth officials are encouraging local governments to take advantage of that funding. – FEMA Press Release
  • POLICE LOG:MOUNT JOY: Shane F. O’Brien, 22, of 551 E. Market St., Marietta, has been charged in a Jan. 1 incident in the 200 block of West Main Street. He also was charged with possession of a controlled substance after police found amphetamines in his vehicle, they said.” Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
  • Hospital Compare: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Website that provides comparison information about America’s hospitals.
  • From U.S. Representative Joe Pitts’ e-newsletter to constituents: “Yesterday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the STOCK Act, 417-2. This bill would make it clear that Member of Congress and Congressional employees are prohibited from using nonpublic information for private profit. The bill we passed this week is slightly amended from the Senate’s bill to add executive and judicial branch employees. No one who is working in the government should use their insider knowledge to play the stock market. I hope that the Senate accepts our additions and sends this bill to the President as soon as possible.”
  • Penn DOT Travel Notice – “PennDOT reminds motorists to be alert for sudden snow squalls while traveling in south central Pennsylvania this weekend. According to recent weather forecasts, a blast of arctic air is predicted to enter Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon and evening that will bring rapidly falling temperatures, as well as snow showers and squalls.”

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