On November 13, 2012, the PA Senate Local Government Committee held its second public hearing examining the massive debt of the Harrisburg Incinerator. Attorney Carol Cocheres of the law firm Eckert Seamans testified during the proceedings. Cocheres was bond counsel to the underwriter RBC Capital for the 2003 Incinerator financing and bond counsel to the Harrisburg Authority for the 2007 financing. Videos: Part I: "We did not make any public policy decisions." Part II: Self-liquidating debt Part III: "All the public officials knew what the situation was." Part IV: "It was understood that there was going to be a fix here." Part V: "We presented it to DCED that there's been one continuous project really going back to 1993." Part VI: "That's what caused this whole problem to blow up." (Read More)
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http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/flooding_closes_springhouse_restaurant_and_bakery Flooding closes Springhouse Restaurant and Bakery Springhouse Restaurant and Bakery is closed today due to flooding Sunday evening. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:15:39 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/flooding_closes_springhouse_restaurant_and_bakery http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/hearing_scheduled_for_brother_accused_of_impersonating_one_of_missing_twins Hearing scheduled for brother accused of impersonating one of missing twins PITTSBURGH (AP) – The brother of Pennsylvania twins whom welfare caseworkers haven’t been able to locate for 10 years is scheduled for a preliminary hearing. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:14:44 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/hearing_scheduled_for_brother_accused_of_impersonating_one_of_missing_twins http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/mylan_launching_generic_version_of_epipen Mylan launching generic version of EpiPen NEW YORK (AP) – Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism continued to mount over the price of its injectable medicine. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:26:41 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/mylan_launching_generic_version_of_epipen http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/police_driver_found_shot_to_death_in_car Police: Driver found shot to death in car PENN HILLS (AP) – Police are investigating after a body was found with a gunshot wound in a car against a barrier in Western Pennsylvania. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:26:34 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/police_driver_found_shot_to_death_in_car http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/many_tv_shows_were_x2018strandedx2019_during_mid-x201960s_glut Many TV shows were ‘Stranded’ during mid-’60s glut Much has been written about the 1966-67 television schedule. It was the first season in which the vast majority of shows were broadcast in color. It marked the debut of “Star Trek” and “The Monkees.” It was the year “Amos ’N Andy” reruns were pulled from syndication.">Fire damages Canton Township home
http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/fire_damages_canton_township_home Fire damages Canton Township home No injuries were reported in a house fire early today in Canton Township. The fire at 65 Veltri Drive broke out about 12:30 a.m., with fire departments from Canton, South Strabane Township and Washington extinguishing the flames by 3:15 a.m. No other information was immediately available. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:15:43 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/fire_damages_canton_township_home http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/flooding_closes_springhouse_restaurant_and_bakery Flooding closes Springhouse Restaurant and Bakery Springhouse Restaurant and Bakery is closed today due to flooding Sunday evening. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:15:39 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/flooding_closes_springhouse_restaurant_and_bakery http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/hearing_scheduled_for_brother_accused_of_impersonating_one_of_missing_twins Hearing scheduled for brother accused of impersonating one of missing twins PITTSBURGH (AP) – The brother of Pennsylvania twins whom welfare caseworkers haven’t been able to locate for 10 years is scheduled for a preliminary hearing. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:14:44 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/hearing_scheduled_for_brother_accused_of_impersonating_one_of_missing_twins http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/mylan_launching_generic_version_of_epipen Mylan launching generic version of EpiPen NEW YORK (AP) – Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism continued to mount over the price of its injectable medicine. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:26:41 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/mylan_launching_generic_version_of_epipen http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/police_driver_found_shot_to_death_in_car Police: Driver found shot to death in car PENN HILLS (AP) – Police are investigating after a body was found with a gunshot wound in a car against a barrier in Western Pennsylvania. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:26:34 -0400 http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/police_driver_found_shot_to_death_in_car http://www.observer-reporter.com/20160829/many_tv_shows_were_x2018strandedx2019_during_mid-x201960s_glut Many TV shows were ‘Stranded’ during mid-’60s glut Much has been written about the 1966-67 television schedule. It was the first season in which the vast majority of shows were broadcast in color. It marked the debut of “Star Trek” and “The Monkees.” It was the year “Amos ’N Andy” reruns were pulled from syndication.">Former Cecil Township police chief gets jail time for misuse of funds
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