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Pennsylvania: Single bed bug at 911 center costs Pittsburgh county $12,000

Published August 23, 2015 by godshope1971

PITTSBURGH (AP) — How much does it cost to get rid of a single bed bug? At an emergency dispatch center in Pittsburgh, about $12,000 so far.

A dispatcher found one bed bug Friday at Allegheny County’s 911 dispatch center and the county shelled out $12,000 to Terminix to set 140 traps during the weekend but caught no additional bugs, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported (http://bit.ly/1foSBpu ). ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»

Pennsylvania: ‘Silence of the Lambs’ house, sans dungeon, for sale in Pennsylvania

Published August 22, 2015 by godshope1971

A Pennsylvania house that portrayed the lair of a serial killer who raises insects and makes a suit out of human skin in the thriller “The Silence of the Lambs” just hit the market.

The house featured in the Academy Award-winning film as the residence of a psychopathic criminal known as Buffalo Bill is located in a Pittsburgh suburb and listed for $300,000. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»

Pennsylvania: Defense lawyer skips hearing so wife in labor won’t kill him

Published August 21, 2015 by godshope1971

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh defense attorney got a hearing postponed at the last minute after convincing a judge that his wife’s labor was a matter of life — or his death.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/1hQ0LJm) reports Marc Daffner was granted a continuance Thursday after filing a blunt request with a Pittsburgh City Court magistrate. ∞∞∞∞∞ CLICK HERE FOR MORE »»»»

Pennsylvania: Dead Poets Society founder wraps up tour, visits 500th grave

Published August 13, 2015 by godshope1971

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Maine man who travels the nation to document the final resting places of poets has completed a summer tour in which he visited his 500th grave.

Dead Poets Society of America founder Walter Skold wrapped up Friday at the graves of Philip Pendleton Cooke in Millwood, Virginia, and Marianne Moore in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He visited his father’s grave in York, Pennsylvania. He’s heading back home to Freeport, Maine. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»

Pennsylvania: Scott Walker orders American on cheesesteaks, avoiding gaffe

Published August 3, 2015 by godshope1971

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The governor of the nation’s top cheese-producing state visited the capital of cheesesteaks on Tuesday and ordered two topped with American, skipping the customary Cheez Whiz but avoiding the blunder of a former presidential candidate who was ridiculed for wanting his with Swiss.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Geno’s Steaks owner Geno Vento he’s had cheesesteaks with Cheez Whiz in Philadelphia before and would have been dripping the orange goo if he ordered his the usual way.

“That’d be your trademark,” Vento, the son of Geno’s founder Joey Vento, joked as Walker signed a book filled with autographs of other dignitaries and celebrities who have indulged in the Philly delicacy. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞

Pennsylvania: School closes after venomous spiders found for a 3rd time

Published August 3, 2015 by godshope1971

MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has closed one of its elementary schools due to an infestation of venomous spiders.

WHTM-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1DVzTvV ) this is the third time brown recluse spiders were found at Montgomery Elementary School in Mercersburg.

The Tuscarora School District made the decision to close the school Tuesday after officials met with the district’s pest control management company. The company found five to six spiders in the school’s library in mid-July. They were also found last year at different times in the lunchroom kitchen and the boiler room. ∞∞∞∞∞ SEE MORE ∞∞∞∞∞