Excessive alcohol use is estimated to be responsible for about 80,000 deaths in the United States every year. According to the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the number of traffic deaths in Pennsylvania attributed to drunk driving in 2011 (the latest year for which numbers are provided) came in at 407, or about 32 percent of all traffic deaths. Many hundreds of others certainly were injured in such accidents.
Have you ever taken that long trip across the state of Pennsylvania, into New Jersey and all the way to the coast to experience the casinos of Atlantic City? Many Pittsburgh residents have and will, but according to a tourist from Texas, there is one resort that they might want to avoid.
First Niagara Pavilion proved to be a busy site for police and emergency responders last Saturday. According to at least one news report, the evening ended with at least two persons needing medical treatment and three people being arrested on assault charges in separate incidents.
A New Orleans woman recently sued a gas station, claiming that an overflowing toilet was responsible for her falling and injuring herself.
Nearly every city in Pennsylvania likely has one of these kinds of places; a restaurant-bar operation that serves peanuts in the shell as a snack. In an effort to promote a relaxed atmosphere, patrons are allowed to just toss their shells on the floor.