Dr. K. James Evans, vice president and dean of student affairs at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, presents the Student Affairs Special Recognition Award to senior criminal justice majors Nicolette Kellogg (second from right) and Richard Obermeyer, far right, during the 20th annual Honors Convocation today. Kellogg, who is from Cuba, N.Y., was honored for her advocacy and education efforts in the areas of LGBTQ equality and human trafficking as well as her volunteer work with the campus Habitat for Humanity chapter. Obermeyer, who is from Bradford, was recognized for being a founding member of the Pitt-Bradford hockey team as well as for working with inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution McKean and completing an internship with the U.S. Marshals.
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The Main Street Movie House has announced its fall Independent Film Series, and something new is being added to it this year.
The Movie House is partnering with restaurants Beefeater's and A Slice of the 80s for a couple of special promotions. After each film Beefeater's will offer wine tastings, and A Slice of the 80s will offer half price whole pizzas
Films will be shown every Monday evening at 5:30. Tickets are on sale for $7 each or a Season Pass can be purchased for $63 and includes a free medium popcorn for each show.
Washington DC- U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today released the following statement on the Senate passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA):
“I am pleased the Senate came together today in a bipartisan manner to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA has proven to be extremely effective in protecting Pennsylvania women and supporting victims of abuse and assault, and I call on the House to quickly pass this legislation so that these critical protections are not lost. I am particularly encouraged by the inclusion of my provisions to combat sexual violence on college campuses so that college campuses are safe and secure places to learn and work.”
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At just aftern 5 o'clock this afternoon New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into a law a new package of gun regulations to fortify the state's existing assault weapons ban, limit the number of bullets in magazines and strengthen rules that keep the mentally ill from owning firearms.
The measure is the nation's first gun-control bill since last month's school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.
State Senator Cathy Young voted against the measure saying it goes too far in penalizing law-abiding gun owners who are not part of the problem, and doesn't go far enough to address the root causes of violent crimes.
She says untreated mental illness of those who are dangerous is not adepquately addressed. Young says while she's glad parts of Kendra's Law were passed, too many people will still fall through the cracks and there will be more victims as a result.
Kendra’s Law allows for court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment for mentally ill people who won’t…