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LSNative April 16, 2014 at 09:08 am
Kara - seems lately that EVERY story is shared state-wide. And then the "local" news thatRead More is posted is just linked to from other local news sources. Wondering what value the Patch even has any more.
Kara Seymour April 16, 2014 at 09:14 am
Patch no longer has staff people in the Pittsburgh area, which doesn't mean we never will again, weRead More just currently don't.
Kara Seymour April 16, 2014 at 09:42 am
Also, it's a free news service that you're under no obligation to read.
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Judge Amy Gray April 15, 2014 at 11:56 pm
Maria Houser Conzemius April 16, 2014 at 09:59 am
I can't believe this report is from THIS year, not last year. The good news is that this time, theRead More police found the real or fake bombs and detonated them. It's getting really hard to read or watch the news any more. I went out to dinner with some friends last night and we all agreed that it's very hard to digest the news these days. There's been a cumulative effect of one horror after another.
Gov. Tom Corbett signs into law Monday four bills to strengthen Pennsylvania's child-protection laws. (Photo courtesy of the Governor's Office)
tamarya April 16, 2014 at 08:38 am
What about the kids that get hurt at the hands of other children, sometimes that abuse is far worstRead More than what any adult does.
tamarya April 16, 2014 at 08:39 am
To me they should work on penalties for crimes committed by kids and bullying before tying our handsRead More more than they already are as parents.
Robert April 16, 2014 at 08:41 am
Now maybe we can pass some laws against constituent abusers. Thank God we only have to put upRead More with corbin for a few more months.
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
Bruce Cummings April 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm
@Kim Johnson. Not that it matters, but you have your facts wrong. President Barack Obama nominatedRead More Leonhart for the position of DEA Administrator on 2/2/2010. The issue here is people should be able to shop at a store without being followed or have the NSA track each word I am typing.
knee jerk April 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm
I'll do my shopping in either Lowe's or Wal-Mart's garden centers, at least for now, and only useRead More cash.
Bill Leseberg April 16, 2014 at 08:17 am
Topper N Mitzi - Obama does suck, 100% of the time!
BarbaraNJ April 16, 2014 at 05:35 am
Blessings to you Kimberlee, you never give up and you take such joy in the smallest of your son'sRead More accomplishments. You are so inspiring, not just to the parents of autistic children, but to many parents everywhere.
Sue Martin April 16, 2014 at 09:43 am
Beautiful! Thanks for writing this; the message is for everyone.
Stu Pidasso April 16, 2014 at 12:54 am
true dat. there is alot of waste in this country, perhaps tis the reason we are trillions of dollarsRead More in the hole!! Our Founding Fathers would be rolling in their graves if they knew what is going on in our country, going right down the shitter......
steve forte April 16, 2014 at 07:40 am
How broke are we you ask? Well we are 17trillion $ broke. Is that a lot of money? Well lets see. AllRead More single family homes combined in this country are worth about 16Trillion $. If none of us had a mortgage and everyone sold their home and gave the money to the gvmt we would still be broke. That's effin broke.
Pedro April 16, 2014 at 07:56 am
Chicago man should be a dead Chicago man-but we will put him in prison with all his buddies!
The man bought 25 winning Quinto tickets, but threw them away.
John Child April 15, 2014 at 08:41 am
What's worse? Throwing away the winning ticket? or everybody KNOWING that I threw away the winningRead More ticket? Reminds me of the dumb joke about the old man who went to church every day to pray to win the lottery... after years of constant prayer day in and day out finally a voice came from out of the sky commanding him: "You Gotta Buy A Ticket!!" Or in this case the punch line would be: "Don't Throw Away The Ticket!!"
jessmcginley April 15, 2014 at 10:27 am
My office has a lotto pool going and even when I see that our tickets haven't won, I scan them intoRead More the lotto machine the next day just to be sure. Measure twice, cut once.
Gary April 15, 2014 at 01:52 pm
I could swear I've heard where the lottery awarded the money to someone in the same situationRead More somehow. I suppose that no one disputed their claim at that time.
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 11:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 01:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
Kathleen April 15, 2014 at 09:47 pm
OK, let me take a wild guess here...This is Massachusetts so it shouldn't be that difficult toRead More figure it out. These two crack heads in their 40's are on SSI, claiming some phony disability and are living on SSI in a Section 8 apartment in a senior complex. Probably a good guess right? They put senior citizens in grave danger and will probably get a slap on the wrist and sent right back to live in the elderly housing... just a guess of course but probably pretty accurate. Either that or they are living in an apartment with one of their parents and are not on the lease but yet still live there...only in MA!
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Kathleen I don't get the Massachusetts reference, having said that I think your about right.
century April 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Kathleen, your right. As for housing, the less number of homeless, the more grant money the city andRead More state receives for housing. It happens all the time in Pennsylvania. Free loaders like the crackheads mentioned in the story is why people who have legimate disabilities are judged as liars and have to fight for their rights.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Passover eatures six symbolic foods, including matzo, a cracker-like unleavened bread symbolizing the Exodus from ancient Egypt when there was not enough time to let the bread to rise. Patch file photo.
andy fischer April 14, 2014 at 11:41 am
"A number of contemporary scholars believe the story of the Exodus is apocryphal and that theRead More Israelites were never among the peoples subjugated by the ancient Egyptians. Regardless of any historical debate, most rabbis believe...." So even if it is pretty much agreed all or most of these events are myths, followers are encouraged to perpetuate superstitious practices - just like Catholics not eating meat on lent Fridays.
MIKE M April 14, 2014 at 01:43 pm
Correction: You state: "Unlike most Jewish holy days, there is no synagogue service forRead More Passover, although some congregations and other organizations conduct Seders." In fact, there is a holiday service for the first two days and the last two days of Passover, as there is for the other pilgrimage festivals of Sukkot, and Shavuot. On the last day of the holiday, next Tuesday, the Yizkor service, a memorial service for the dead is added to the service.
Apolinaire April 14, 2014 at 02:42 pm
To Martha Lieberman, some advice to find happiness in your life: Cook up a nice meal, invite aRead More homeless person from your neighborhood to share and read a story from the Haggadah. That homeless person would feel like a Mensch again, and, imagine, you, yourself, delivered him/her from bondage. G-d would smile at you throughout the whole Seder meal. Shalom!
A screen grab from WKYC's Facebook page.
JD tippit April 14, 2014 at 09:44 pm
santella stop your badmouthing of pigs you racist human
John Santaella April 15, 2014 at 12:40 am
My bad. I apologize to all pigs. I shouldn't have done it. No more bacon for a month for me
Andie April 15, 2014 at 08:50 am
Someone should have walked by him and whipped a big wad of crap at him and see how he likes it.
CBS Sacramento screenshot of the bus accident in Orland, which took the lives of 10 people, including five students from Southern California.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 02:16 pm
John the reports stated the vehicle was on fire. This was before the crash. Maybe the driver saw hisRead More tractor on fire and had a massive heart attack? Who knows.
John Chrusciel April 14, 2014 at 02:21 pm
Decaturette back in the days before collapsible steering shafts it was a bad idea to wear a seatbeltRead More because during a head on collision the steering shaft would act as a spear and run you through. I never wore a seat belt my old MGA or TR3. However, this is no longer a problem because of modern design and engineering. Some people will hem and haw about being t-boned at an intersection and the harm that a three point harness can do. I personally know many people who have had their lives saved by seat belts. I always wear mine. They should afford children the same opportunity to protect themselves. A 25 mile per hour head on collision with another vehicle travelling at 25 miles per hour is like a 50 mile per hour collision. So I do not buy the argument about shorter distances nor do I buy the article about lower driving speeds. What can is cost to have simple lap belts installed in a school bus? Are we that greedy?
Becky April 14, 2014 at 04:03 pm
I think the real reason they don't install them is that it would raise a whole other level ofRead More liability -- like that then they would have to keep the seatbelts in good working order, and maybe enforce that people wear them. Could I sue them because another passenger flew out of their seat and hit me. Etc, etc.
Palm crosses made and photographed by Hadissah M. (@sweetheartx14) on Twitter.
Issy April 15, 2014 at 07:46 pm
Clewson, please stop making up nonsense (it makes you look foolish), if you actually paid attentionRead More to what other said you would see that my very first comment was "While of course we should all commend the Catholic Church for its humanitarianism...." so take your fake outrage somewhere else................. Secondly the church may have paid heavily for their actions but they are nowhere near done, they need to account for their actions and that means that they need to allow for an audit and stop harboring known enablers and facilitate prosecutions.
christie nicolle April 15, 2014 at 09:35 pm
folks, please stop trashing the Mystical church of Jesus over the horrible mistakes of the CorporateRead More church - stop using pedophile priests to denigrate Jesus -- He already warned us all of the demonic forces. Why do you think pedophiles join the church? To tear it down.
Buzz351 April 16, 2014 at 08:07 am
@ Christie, you are correct on why these pedophile priests joined the church. The Blessed VirginRead More Mother appeared to the children of Fatima and demanded that the pope ,along with all the bishops of the world,to consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart. After Vatican II the church was swamped with many new priests... many devout communists, Marxists who had no intention of serving God but to destroy souls, ala pedophile priests, and shut down the Catholic Church to forge ahead with their godless communists agenda. Our Blessed Virgin Mother promises a long period of world peace when/if the consecration of Russia takes place. With a large amount of communists infiltrated in the upper ranks of the Vatican it will be a miracle if our current pope heeds the Blessed Mother and performs the consecration. Dominus Vobiscum
Benjamin Lee Fullwood.
Grumpy Old Man April 15, 2014 at 10:59 am
@Igor - I'm no fan of Obama but your comment as to others bringing him up regarding this article isRead More right on.
A Delargo April 15, 2014 at 06:50 pm
5 Years ? Are you kidding me ? It's a stinking pig. I've seen people that stab humans get farRead More less time. Thank god it wasn't a panda, that's life !!
Igor April 15, 2014 at 07:33 pm
Well maybe they should change the law and give people who stab other humans longer than 5 years. OneRead More thing to kill an animal for food, it's another thing to do to be sadistic.
Screen grab from KTLA report
Darla April 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm
More Liberal Common Core thinking... If a teacher can think a partially eaten PopTart looks like aRead More gun, then why wouldn't this marshmallow shooting device look like a WMD? It is sad and it is clear, that we will have very few students coming out of the public school system and go into any of the STEM programs. The dumbing down of America Marches onward...
A Delargo April 15, 2014 at 06:53 pm
Step back and look at what this administration has done to us. The countless wars on everything byRead More the Obaiacs have really done a disservice to this country. This is PC garbage.
Frank Estrada April 15, 2014 at 09:44 pm
Pubic unions have destroyed the City of Los Angeles....
Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich was sold for $120 million on April 11, 2014. Photo: David Ogilvy & Associates.
Srpska dobrovoljačka garda April 13, 2014 at 05:28 pm
I'll take two
Ohairs April 14, 2014 at 08:14 am
Disappointed they didn't show the kitchen. Def for that price needs air conditioning. I know youRead More "get the breezes" but there are times....$120 is only the asking price...it is beautiful, god bless the person who can afford it
Lakehouse Guy April 14, 2014 at 02:33 pm
Wow. How about a short term rental
Senator Bob Casey
Jay April 13, 2014 at 11:05 am
GM stills owes money to US, the taxpayers. Government Motors can do what ever it likes--whose goingRead More to stop them? The great exalted leader will crush any opponents. Yet another "oops" moment that cost us our financial future! Thanks Obama
GM Recall Survivors April 13, 2014 at 01:58 pm
Let's hold GM accountable for their actions. Please, please sign this petition. If you or I injuredRead More or killed another human being, we would be held accountable and rightly so. So should GM be held to a different standard. Frankly my friends, GM knew about this in 2001. No one had to die. They looked at it again a few months before our Amber died in 2005. Again they did nothing. And again in 2006 and 2007. Never have I seen a corporation act with such malice. Please help us and sign. http://www.change.org/petitions/u-s-house-of-representatives-and-u-s-senate-and-president-of-the-united-states-prosecute-to-the-fullest-extent-the-employees-from-gm-involved-in-the-cover-up-and-gross-neglegence-concerning-the-2005-2007-chevy-cobalt-and-pontiac-g5?share_id=RhYwkTYyzT&utm_campaign=friend_inviter_chat&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=permissions_dialog_false
GM Recall Survivors April 13, 2014 at 01:58 pm
My name is Laura Christian. I am the birth mother of Amber Marie Rose, the first known fatalityRead More regarding the Chevy Cobalt defect. For those that are also concerned please follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gmrecall.survivors
(Patch file photo)
dwayne roberson April 15, 2014 at 06:49 am
Chance of snow tonight.
Joe Barnett April 15, 2014 at 10:20 am
I implore you if you are quoting real dangers try quoting studies not news articles. There areRead More hundreds of real science based documents that show this substantially less harmful. If is only proven further by the public health now resorting to main stream media for sensationalize obscure statistical facts like if there were 0 calls last year and now there are 300 it is a 300 percent increase, but they fail to report the 16000 cosmetic related poisoning that occur yearly. Check your data and compare apples to apples. E-cigs are substantially less harmful than tobacco combustible EVEN the American Lung Association admits this. Why stand by and 400,000 continue to cause harm to themselves by vilifying the e-cig industry. Put you outrage on the FDA who has sat for 7 years on this product and allowed 2.8 million people to die from combustible tobacco related illness. This quit smoking or die mentality is childish and irresponsible. Help a smoker live, stop these insane legislation and civil ordinances
tiredoftheviolence April 15, 2014 at 02:33 pm
This is really getting ridiculous! Are we the strong American citizens that proudly stand and singsRead More "the land of the free and the home of the brave"? Or are we sniveling, sissified, compliant order takers who let's our government decide what is and isn't good for us? Why doesn't the mayor focus on the rampant violence, trash strewn streets, drug infested neighborhoods, children without role models, school closings that are very much needed open, veterans sleeping on the streets while a welfare recipient of 5 years with 6 kids has government housing? How about focusing on the why the "City of Brotherly Love" is a crime ridden cesspool that ranks in the top 5 most dangerous cities in the US? We left our food in the hands of government and we now have GMO's, an outrageous amount of people dying from cancer and an even bigger count of thyroid disease patients, due to the government's need to remove iodine from our foods. We left our medications and health in the hands of government, and we now have people dying bc they can't afford 2k a pill for liver or lung cancers, medications with so many side effects that some just choose to live with their illness unmedicated and insurance companies deciding what medications are right for you. Instead he is focusing on people complaining about others blowing out water vapor? Guess he can't fix the real problems of this city, so he's grabbing at anything he can. What's the matter? Are there too many people smoking water and getting healthier, that they no longer have to pay higher insurance premiums? Rich losing kickbacks from the healthier poor? Sickening!
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