By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is reporting a two-day total of 3,176 new Coronavirus cases and 39 additional deaths. READ MORE: Report: The Pennsylvania Turnpike Is The World's Most Expensive Toll Road The statewide total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic has risen to 950,161 since Saturday’s report, according to the state’s data. As for the vaccine, 2 million first doses have been administered and more than 951,000 people have been fully vaccinated. There are 1,587 people across the state hospitalized with COVID-19 infections. Of those hospitalized, 314 patients are in the ICU. Gov. Tom Wolf recently eased gathering limits and lifted out-of-state travel restrictions . The statewide death toll has risen to 24,356. READ MORE: CDC Releases New Guidelines For People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19 There are 3,948,020 individuals across the state who have tested negative for the virus to date. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Dept. Announces 2-Day Total Of 3,176 Cases, 39 Deaths
Bangkok – Pro-democracy group “Free Youth” has announced another gathering this Saturday, March 6th, at the Ladprao intersection of the capital at around 5:00 P.M. before planning to march to the Criminal Court, claiming to seek true ‘justice’ and ‘democracy’. The next leaderless protest will be staged tomorrow after the majority of pro-democracy activists have democratically voted on the Free People’s social media platform. Another two pro-democracy protests will also be planned by ‘Progressive Red’ and the ‘Anti-dictatorship Vacation’ at the 11th Infantry Regiment and the Democracy Monument, respectively. Meanwhile, Bangkok police told the press that about 32 groups of crowd control police officers will be deployed to maintain peace and order at each protest site. The deployment of forces will be varied according to the situation and the number of demonstrators in each site, according to Bangkok police chief Pol Lt Gen Pakapong Pongpetra. The chief stated: “The biggest … [Read more...] about Total of 32 groups of crowd control police to be deployed at three pro-democracy protests around Bangkok tomorrow
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. consumers and businesses are filing for bankruptcy at a pace that made 2009 the seventh-worst year on record, with more than 1.4 million petitions submitted. An Associated Press tally found 1.43 million filings, an increase of 32 percent from the previous year. There were 116,000 recorded bankruptcies in December, up 22 percent from the same month a year before. Filings have been rising steadily each year since the beginning of 2006, shortly after Congress overhauled the U.S. bankruptcy system. Bankruptcies surged to around 2 million in 2005 as consumers rushed to file before the new law took effect but then plummeted in 2006. They’ve been climbing ever since. The West saw a particularly fast rise in 2009, with Arizona jumping 77 percent and Wyoming up 60 percent from 2008. … [Read more...] about AP: 2009 bankruptcies total 1.4 million, up 32 pct
The past year of pandemic precautions and cutbacks has radically altered the way the East Baton Rouge Public Defender’s Office works to represent clients. It is not the first time public defense has weathered a crisis. When much of the parish flooded in 2016, the office suffered: financially with fewer traffic tickets that provide much of the local public defense revenue, and personally with staffers losing their homes. However, the practice of defending clients, while hampered, went back to normal in about a month, according to Lindsay Blouin, deputy district defender. During the pandemic, setbacks have lingered and “normal” has a different meaning. “The pandemic has totally impacted how we represent people,” Blouin said. “It’s changed how we’ve practiced as public defenders. Financially, things are bad — but they’ve been bad.” Future of public defense threatened with fiscal collapse as coronavirus closes courts across state The Louisiana Public Defender Board … [Read more...] about During chaos of pandemic year, EBR public defenders face client restrictions, financial woes
Cadarius Johnson, seen here at 16 years old when he was booked into Claiborne Parish Detention Center in July 2013. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Cadarius Johnson shuffled into a Shreveport hospital dressed in a prison uniform, his legs in shackles and wrists chained to his thin waist. Two armed guards escorted the 17-year-old with a developmental disability to see a psychologist, ready to intervene in another outburst. In childish, uneven handwriting, Cadarius wrote his name onto a legal form, releasing his right to medical privacy. Whatever unpredictable thing he might say next could be turned over to a judge. It had been three months since an early morning in July 2013 when Cadarius, then 16, was left alone at his mobile home despite a court order telling his mother to stay with him. For reasons that remain unclear, he called 911 and hung up four times before sunrise. Within the hour, Cadarius was in custody, and a sheriff’s deputy was accusing … [Read more...] about A Louisiana teen with disabilities needed help. Why was he accused of trying to kill a cop?