Authorities in Allegheny County are investigating a fire that destroyed a home in Rankin this morning. Two individuals who were in the home at the time of the blaze escaped unharmed, but officials are at a loss at this point as to what might have started the whole thing to go up in smoke and flames.
Summer is nearly here. What could be better than piling a crew of youngsters into the car and heading off to the nearest amusement park for some fun time on the rides? The answer for many Pennsylvania parents may depend on whether their idea of a good time includes a possible visit to the emergency room.
Two people are dead and another eight people are injured as the result of a horrible bus-train crash in Evans City. Criminal charges have been filed against the bus driver in connection with the incident late last month, but questions are also being raised about whether there isn't some liability to be shared by the railroad.
When a drunk driver causes a serious accident that leaves someone injured or dead, that driver should expect to be held accountable. So should the restaurant or person that serves the individual and then lets that person get behind the wheel. When they don’t they are not only displaying disregard for the community they serve, but it stands as a violation of Pennsylvania’s Liquor Code’s dram shop law.
"To err is human; to forgive, divine," Alexander Pope once said. Assuming the divine nature of it, forgiveness is hard to be certain of after someone has been hurt as a result of human error.