Sunday, March 19, 2017

Trump Honors Andrew Jackson, Rosie the Riveter in Weekly Address
Source: Trump Honors Andrew Jackson, Rosie the Riveter in Weekly Address - Breitbart
GREENVILLE, S.C. — A large Confederate flag is flying from the top of a parking garage next to the arena that’s hosting two men’s NCAA tournament second-round games Sunday evening. The flag is being flown by a small group of protesters, according to the Associated Press, which arrived Sunday morning and plans to say throughout the games Sunday night. Protesters said they hoped to make their presence known to the NCAA, which lifted its ban against the state of South Carolina last year because the Confederate flag no longer flies at the statehouse.
Source: Confederate flag flies next to NCAA arena in South Carolina

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

McDonald's employee jumps out window after officer becomes unconscious in drive-through

DORAL, Fla. - What was supposed to be a quick stop for breakfast Tuesday morning in the drive-through of a Doral McDonald's turned into a critical life-saving effort.
Pedro Viloria is used to working the drive-through window at the fast-food restaurant, but he's never jumped out of it until Tuesday morning.
Viloria said the customer, an off-duty Miami-Dade police officer, with her two children in the backseat, pulled up and paid without a problem. But he realized something was wrong once he returned to the window with their food."In that moment, I thought, I'd rather save that woman's life," he told Local 10 News.
"I see she's like inflating her neck, like trying to breathe, like 'ahh,' and basically I thought something was going wrong," he said.
The officer became unconscious and her foot slipped off the brake.
Surveillance video from the restaurant shows the SUV rolling forward and Viloria jumping out the window.
"(I thought,) 'Oh my God, this woman is unconscious. I've got to do something, because she's going to crash, maybe,'" he said.
Video shows the SUV narrowly missing another car before hitting a curb. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

President's Weekly Address

President Donald J. Trump Delivers the Weekly Address

Today marks President Donald J. Trump's 50th day in office and while delivering his Weekly Address, he spoke about an issue of paramount importance to families across our Nation: healthcare.  
Seven years ago this month, Obamacare was signed into law over the profound objections of American people. Our citizens were told they would have to pass Obamacare to find out what it was and how bad it was. 
Now we know that the hundreds of pages were full of broken promises. And this is why we must repeal and replace Obamacare -- to deliver relief to American workers, families, and small businesses, who right now are being crushed by Obamacare, by increasing freedom, choice, and opportunity for the American people. 

Schwarzenegger says he's not running for U.S. Senate

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be back.
“I'm deeply flattered by all of the people who have approached me about running for Senate, but my mission right now is to bring sanity to Washington through redistricting reform like we passed here in California,” Schwarzenegger wrote on his Facebook page early Sunday morning.
Redistricting reform – or changing how districts are drawn for members of Congress and state legislatures to avoid gerrymandering – is a normally dry subject that Schwarzenegger has been trying to draw increased attention to in recent weeks. He has also been sparring with President Trump.
“Gerrymandering has completely broken our political system and I believe my best platform to help repair it is from the outside, by campaigning for independent redistricting commissions,” Schwarzenegger wrote. “Thank you for your kind messages and all of the support and I hope you'll join me in my battle against gerrymandering with the same enthusiasm.”
The rumors about a potential Senate run went into overdrive last week after a report in Politico cited anonymous GOP insiders who said Schwarzenegger was mulling a run, potentially as an independent.

Greensburg City Council to vote on adding police officers

  | SaturdayMarch 11, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

Greensburg City Council will vote Monday on whether to hire two new police officers, bringing the department to full strength for the first time in years.
The department has recommended hiring Kenneth Burke and Frank Tempo, who have completed the necessary testing and background checks. If approved, both will be sworn in at Monday's council meeting.
Burke is a sergeant with the Ligonier Borough Police Department, and Tempo is a patrolman with the Latrobe Police Department. Both would join the Greensburg department as patrolmen.
The contract between the police union and city mandates a staff of 27 officers. However, a 2011 agreement left one vacancy unfilled to save money.
That agreement expired at the end of 2015, just as many officers started retiring from the force.

Bus plows into parade crowd in Haiti, killing 38

People stand by the body of a man who died when a bus crashed into crowds at a festival in Gonaives, Haiti, early Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Story highlights

  • A bus drove into several groups of people during a popular festival in northern Haiti
  • The driver fled and is still at large, police say
(CNN)At least 38 people were killed and 13 others injured in northern Haiti after a bus plowed into a festival crowd before dawn Sunday, in what local authorities said was a hit and run incident.
The bus, owned by the transportation company Blue Sky Logistics, was carrying people from the northern Haitian city of Cap Haitien to the nation's capital, Port Au Prince. The bus encountered streets crowded with revelers celebrating Rara, a popular festive season in Haiti that stretches from Mardi Gras until Easter Sunday.