Archive for November 2019

Train derails in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

Multiple fire departments in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania responded to a train derailment today along the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks in Hempfield. A county dispatch supervisor said the derailment occurred at about 3:25 PM along the tracks near the village of Bovard in the vicinity of Georges Station Road.  There were no initial reports of injuries or chemical leaks and no evacuations were deemed necessary, the dispatcher said. Witnesses at the…

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Azrael Franz Stands with Public Libraries

On Tuesday, November 6, 2019, the Baltimore Sun published an op-ed titled “Libraries: Macmillan unfairly restricts access to e-books.”  The publication was written by CEO and President of Enoch Pratt Free Library, Heidi Daniel, and Director of Baltimore County Public Library, Paula Miller.  The article discusses Macmillan Publishers’ new policy that restricts public libraries from purchasing more than one e-book copy for the first eight weeks of a new release. …

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3 lawsuits filed against maker of Banana Boat sunscreen

Three Florida families have filed lawsuits against Edgewell Personal Care, the company that makes Banana Boat sunscreen, claiming chemicals in the product burned their children.  All three cases involve parents applying Banana Boat Sport for Kids on their young child, aged between 4 and 6 years old.  Reports state that the day after applying the sunscreen, parents noticed red marks on their child’s bodies which progressively got worse and eventually…

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Police identify victims in triple-fatal crash

Police are investigating a two-vehicle collision that killed three people and injured a fourth in western Maryland on Friday, November 1.  Maryland State Police Crash Team investigators say the incident took place shortly before 7:00 PM on Greencastle Pike, Route 63, just south of Findley Mill Road in Washington County. The preliminary investigation indicates an SUV attempted to make a U-turn from the southbound lanes into the northbound lanes when…

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