National Issues, Paris Attacks, PSA, Statement Updated: November 14, 2015, 11:36 AMPosted: November 13, 2015, 7:40 PMHarrisburg, PA – In the wake of the attacks last evening in Paris, the Wolf Administration reminds Pennsylvanians to be vigilant and report suspicious activity to law enforcement.There remains no known imminent threat to the commonwealth or its citizens. However, the Office of Homeland Security advises that police in Philadelphia have announced increased security for the weekend and citizens may experience increased security in other areas of the commonwealth as a result of the attacks. Pennsylvanians should be vigilant, remain patient and be respectful towards law enforcement.Pennsylvania State Police are encouraging the public to report suspicious activity to 1 (888) 292-1919 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, State Police also have a smartphone app to help citizens report suspicious activity. The “See Something, Send Something” app is available at no cost for iPhone and Android users.If any citizens feel like they are in imminent danger or emergency, they should always call 9-1-1 immediately.# # #Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the attacks in Paris:“On behalf of all Pennsylvanians, Frances and I extend our deepest condolences to the French people and all those affected by these horrific acts of violence. Our thoughts and prayers are with victims of this heartbreaking tragedy and their families.“At this time, law enforcement reports no credible or increased threat to Pennsylvanians. The Pennsylvania State Police and Office of Homeland Security are in communication with the FBI and other federal agencies regarding the attacks in Paris and are continuing to monitor the situation for any changes.”# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf November 13, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter UPDATED: Governor Wolf Statement on Attacks in Paris; Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians to be Vigilant, Report Suspicious Activity
A gunman killed two people when he opened fire on at the University of North Carolina on Tuesday.Police are describing one of the victims, 21-year-old Riley Howell, as a hero citing that he was most likely the last fatality in the school shooting.The alleged gunman, identified as 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell, encountered Howell in a building on campus.According to police, Howell tackled the gunman and most likely saved lives in the final moments of his life.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney says Howell lost his life trying to shield others from the gunfire.Adding, that if Howell didn’t approach the gunman, he “might not have been disarmed.”“Unfortunately, he gave his life in the process,” he said of Howell “But his sacrifice saved lives.”“What he did was he took the assailant off his feet, and then the heroes that we have here were able to apprehend him from there.”19-year-old Ellis Parlier was identified as the second victim in the shooting.Four other students were injured in the attack.Wednesday, shooting suspect Terrell was charged with two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm on educational property and discharging a firearm.
Published on August 28, 2012 at 1:33 am Contact Chris: email@example.com | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ Sean Hickey’s time at Syracuse has been marred by injury. Finally healthy, he’s getting a chance to play because of an injury to SU’s most reliable offensive lineman, whom head coach Doug Marrone considers the best in the Northeast at his position.Hickey is taking over the left tackle spot for 2011 All-Big East first-team tackle Justin Pugh, who had shoulder surgery in the spring and will likely be out until the end of September. After injuries to both knees, including tearing the ACL in his right knee before the start of last season, Hickey’s finally going to see some playing time.Hickey, a junior, is a member of a revamped offensive line that is a major question mark heading into the season. Though Syracuse has veterans in left guard Zach Chibane and center Macky MacPherson to count on, the right side of the line is inexperienced after losing starters Michael Hay and Andrew Tiller to graduation. Hickey’s performance will be critical for the line early in the season.“I trained as hard as I possibly could this past year with Coach (Will) Hicks in the weight room, and with my footwork once I was cleared to do that,” Hickey said. “I had to shake some playing rust off because you’re going to have that.”Hickey came to Syracuse as a left tackle, but Pugh already had that position locked up. The coaches moved the 6-foot-5, 285-pound Hickey to the right side to back up Hay. The knee injuries, though, ended those plans.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the injury to Pugh, Hickey is back at left tackle.From the start of training camp, Marrone raved about Hickey’s work ethic and ability to practice at a high level despite his limited action with the team in the previous two years. At the start of preseason, Marrone also said Hickey is among the best linemen that he and his staff have recruited.“He’s been solid. I think that’s a credit to him because going into it, I was very concerned,” Marrone said. “Going through those injuries and really not being on the field, for him to come in and do the job he’s done, I think that’s very commendable on that part.”While Hickey’s role as the starting left tackle is likely only until Pugh returns, his status as a starter might not be as temporary.Right tackle Lou Alexander never showed the SU coaches consistency during camp. Even on Saturday, when Marrone released the depth chart of the season opener against Northwestern, the head coach said Alexander still has to improve.Marrone said Alexander is starting because he was the best player “available” for that position. When Pugh returns, Hickey could slide over to right tackle.Marrone called it a “good problem,” and offensive line coach Greg Adkins said the coaches have some decisions to make as the season progresses.“We’ll have some options down the road,” Adkins said. “We’ve got some good decisions down the road that we can certainly look at.”Syracuse looks to develop specific qualities in its offensive linemen. Rather than only focusing on brute strength, the Orange wants linemen who are strong enough to handle defensive linemen off the ball while also being athletic enough to block the linebackers in open space.It’s a combination of strength and quickness that doesn’t come right away.“We’re making progress still,” Adkins said. “We’re not a finished product, but I see the arrow pointing up.”Guards Ivan Foy and Rob Trudo battled for the starting spot on the right side, and while Foy is listed as the starter, he technically hasn’t won the competition. On the depth chart, Marrone listed the starter as Foy “OR” Trudo.Foy has also never played in a game at Syracuse.If Hickey lives up to Marrone’s expectations, then the left side of the line shouldn’t suffer much without Pugh. If the right side falters, though, the Orange likely has to get through the first month of the season before Pugh returns and the line can be shaken up.For now, Hickey’s waited too long to get caught up in hypotheticals. He’s finally getting his chance, and he’s not about to waste it.“I’m going to go out there and play the best football I can play,” Hickey said. “And the coaches, it’s up to them whatever they decide to do.” Comments