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The man who died after falling from the upper deck at Atlanta’s Turner Field has been identified as Gregory Murrey. The 60-year-old man from Georgia fell to his death during Saturday night’s game between the Braves and New York Yankees. One fan who witnessed the fall told ESPN the man had been screaming at Yankees pinch-hitter Alex Rodriguez in the seventh inning when he lost his balance and tumbled over the railing. This was the third fatal fall at Turner Field in the last seven years.
Michelin is recalling around 104,000 BF Goodrich tires because the sidewalls can rupture under severe use. Michelin North America says the recall involves several types of commercial and rugged-terrain tires made in 2014 and 2015 and sold in the United States. The tires are used on commercial trucks, heavy-duty vans, small RVs and some one-ton pickup trucks.
It is now easier to register to vote in the state of Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Wolf announced yesterday that the state of Pennsylvania is now the 23rd state in the nation to provide online voter registration. To register to vote online you can go to the website www.register.votespa.com and complete the form. Once completed the form is forwarded electronically to the person’s county voter registration office. If the information matches the person’s PA ID, the signature on file will become the signature used for voting.
There are no games at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport today, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of activity on the other side of the river. The city of Williamsport and the Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce is throwing a big street party today from 5 to 9pm with Williamsport Welcomes the World. Dozens of vendors with many different types of food as well as crafts will be on hand. Former Major League reliever and Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter will be on hand to sign autographs.
Budget talks occurred in the state capitol in Harrisburg this week with lines still drawn in the sand. Republican leaders say they have agreed on the majority of spending lines in the budget including $400 million dollars in new education funding, but they say the Governor remains unwilling to accept any comp-0romise to his plan which calls for billions of dollars in higher taxes. The Republican legislative leaders say they have presented another compromise plan but continue to wait for word from the Wolf Administration. Another meeting scheduled for yesterday was cancelled by the Governor.
SmartAsset, a New York based financial technology company recently released results of a study ranking citiies in the U.S. by the number of days that homes spend on the market, and the Williamsport area is amongst the easiest places in the state of Pennsylvania to sell your home. The study shows that the Average days on the market for a home in Williamsport is a little over 62 days, ranking it 10th amongst state cities. State College leads with an average of 32.4 days on the market.
The Pentagon aims to close the terror detention facility at Guantanamo Bay as soon as possible. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told a briefing that Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants to get it done on President Obama’s watch and not leave it to the next President. Pentagon officials are currently assessing alternative military sites to transfer some of the remaining prisoners from the Gitmo facility. Plans are being worked out to transfer some other prisoners overseas. There are only a little more than 100 detainees remaining at Gitmo.
Hunters could see their first license fee increase in nearly two decades. A plan unveiled by the Pennsylvania Game Commission would boost the cost of an adult hunting license by 20-dollars over five years. The current 19-dollar fee would be increased by 10-dollars the first year, and by 5-dollars in years three and five. The fee hike still requires legislative approval.
The budget stalemate presses on stronger than ever in Pennsylvania. An attempt to override Governor Tom Wolf’s budget veto failed in the House. Members defeated more than a dozen proposals under an unprecedented line-item override of the budget bill. Wolf had vetoed the entire bill but didn’t exercise his line-item veto power. Democrats argued the procedure violated the state’s constitution, but majority Republicans claim they’re in the right.
The sides continue to spar over the budget issue in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf yesterday blasted a Republican plan to vote to override his budget bill veto piece by piece as unconstitutional. Republican leaders plan to start taking those votes today and Wolf says not only do they not follow the state constitution but that they would also cause even longer delays in trying to get a budget done. Budget talks are scheduled to get underway between the Wolf administration and Republican leaders as they continue to spar over planned tax increases and other issues.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign continues looking for undercover conservative stings. Time says the campaign worries that conservative operatives may try to infiltrate the campaign in an attempt to uncover illegal or improper activities. This follows three volunteers asking questions about skirting campaign finance laws. Clinton continues dealing with questions over how she used her email during her time at the State Department.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will head to trial on charges she leaked secret grand jury information and lied about it under oath. The ruling came Monday after a hearing where Kane’s lawyer tried to get some charges dropped. Kane has been charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. She’s denied any involvement and has, so far, refused to step down.