Neighbors on the pipeline talk about water problems; Ex-Teacher Gets Shared Sexual Assault Verdict; Flyers report first Oilers loss

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Lawmakers Hear About Water Problems From Pipeline Neighbors

“All I want is good water,” said Ron Shawley, military veteran and resident of Johnstown, Cambria County. Shawley told three elected officials, reporters and the public at Wednesday morning’s event at the Capitol Rotunda that he lived 20 feet from a pipeline. Shawley blamed the Mariner East Sunoco / Energy Transfer pipeline builder for fouling its drinking water during pipeline construction underway at the event, “Standing for the Right to Clean Water: Stories from the Mariner Pipeline Project East ”.

Philadelphia man sentenced to 50-100 years for attempting to meet 14-year-old

A 56-year-old Philadelphia man was sentenced Wednesday to 50 to 100 years in prison for attempting to meet what he believed to be a 14-year-old girl for sex in 2019. “I fully agree that this is a woman. life sentence, “Common Pleas Judge John Capuzzi said. “This life sentence is what you have earned by your actions and what is needed to protect society.”

Former Owen J. Roberts Professor Gets Split Verdict on Sexual Assault

The jury that heard the case of former high school teacher Owen J. Roberts accused of sexually assaulting one of his students in a classroom as the district was closed in quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic returned a shared verdict. After two days of testimony and about 4.5 hours of deliberation on Tuesday evening, the panel of six men and six women found Stephen E. Raught not guilty of charges of institutional sexual assault of a student, bribery of minors and illegal contact with minors, all linked to his alleged contact with the then 17-year-old girl, who had been his philosophy student.

NASD lawyer worries about West Norriton Township tax collector

Monday night’s meeting of the Norristown area school board was moving into the final stages of the agenda when attorney Mike Clarke raised concerns about tax collection. “Before I get to the financial report, I wanted to give the council, and more importantly the public, an update on an ongoing issue that we are dealing with here at the District regarding West Norriton tax collector Mike Murray,” Clarke said. .

Tower Health Writes Off $ 370 Million In Losses But Finances Improve

Tower Health recorded a loss of $ 370 million in the value of hospitals, emergency care and other assets it purchased from a single Berks County hospital to a health system on the Philadelphia’s competitive suburban market, according to the audited financial statements for fiscal 2021 which were released Wednesday. This means that Tower and its auditors discovered that the assets no longer had the value stated in previous statements. When the fair value of an asset falls below its carrying amount, the difference is amortized.


Philadelphia Flyers Joel Farabee (86), Cam Atkinson (89) and Justin Braun (61) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers in the third period of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson / The Canadian Press via AP)

Flyers score twice in 3rd, win 5-3 to inflict Oilers first loss

Cam Atkinson scored two goals and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Wednesday night. Claude Giroux, Nate Thompson and Sean Couturier also scored for the Flyers (3-1-1). Carter Hart made 34 saves against his hometown team in the season opener in Philadelphia on the road.

Grotz: Don’t be quick to judge Nick Sirianni and the staff when rebuilding the Eagles

The math says the Eagles have time to change this season. Ten games to play in a 17-game season is an eternity when chasing the Dallas Cowboys, leading NFC East (5-1). Don’t count on a spectacular finish, however, or one of the conference’s three jokers. Not with this list and this coaching staff. I also wouldn’t count on Jalen Hurts to end the season as a starting quarterback. At some point, Gardner Minshew, the Baker Mayfield clone, is going to have an opportunity.

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