Aug. 15, 2015

PENNSYLVANIA

Pittsburgh: Allegheny Technologies Inc. locks out union employees

Stalled contract negotiations have led ATI to escort union members off of worksites and lock them out. ATI offered a “final” contract to union members, with a deadline of Aug. 10, that went unaccepted. ATI’s union plants will now be operated by salaried employees and temporary staff.

Pittsburgh: Consol Energy Center to install metal detectors

Consol is replacing wands with 36 walk-through metal detectors. The Sports & Exhibition Authority board will reimburse the Penguins more than $100,000 for the install, which will take place before the 2015-16 kicks off.

Butler County: Hunt ends when man surrenders

Robert Amend turned himself in at the Allegheny County Jail on Friday morning alongside his attorney. Amend is accused of attempting to kill his estranged girlfriend last Saturday. Other charges include aggravated assault and reckless endangerment of another person.

Allentown: Plane crash in Little Lehigh Creek

Around 11 a.m. on Friday, a small plane crashed close to the bank of the creek, trapping the pilot inside. Fire officials are trying to prevent the plane’s oil and fuel from leaking into the creek. The pilot was conscious when he was transported to the hospital.

Harrisburg: School asks court to revoke liquor license

Milton Hershey School filed a petition that claims the restaurant, Ole Barn, is too close to the school to serve alcohol. School officials claim that exposure to intoxicated people would be “detrimental to the students’ health, morals and well-being.”

NATIONAL

U.S. flag raised in Cuba

Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to the Cuban government on Friday on the necessity of improving relations via reciprocal acts of goodwill. The U.S. flag was raised by Marines above the newly-opened Embassy for the first time in 54 years on Friday.

OxyContin approved for children

The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of OxyContin, an extended release painkiller, for use in children as young as 11 who suffer from cancer, trauma or surgery. Doctors have looked for more painkillers to use in children, but others feel that it could put kids at risk for addiction.

Man killed in Cedar Point accident

According to police, early on Thursday evening a man was struck and killed by a roller coaster at the Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park. He lost some of his belongings on the ride and jumped into a restricted area to look for them when the car hit him.

IN OTHER NEWS

‘Rocky Horror’ turns 40

The 1975 cult classic hit its 40th anniversary this week. It’s probably time to do the “Time Warp” … again.

The daily report was compiled by Stephanie Roman, a PublicSource intern. You can reach her with questions or suggestions at sroman@publicsource.org.