Winter Weather Advisories, Winter Storm Warning Thursday

This is the home page for emergency managers, county officials, the public, etc. to do a self briefing.  For information on a particular hazard, just click on the appropriate tab below. Winter Flooding Fire Heat Thunderstorms Tropical Today’s Minimum Relative Humidity Map displays 24 hour minimum relative humidity values for Day 1. Map is updated […]

Penn Scientists Describe the Function of an Enzyme Critical to Male Fertility

Researchers are one step closer to unraveling the extraordinarily complex series of processes that lead to an event crucial to human reproduction: the creation of sperm. In a study published in the journal Genes and Development, University of Pennsylvania researchers have filled in details of how an enzyme, through interactions with a network of nearly […]

Penn Medicine: Gorilla Origins of the Last Two AIDS Virus Lineages Confirmed

Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses (HIV-1 groups O and P) have originated in western lowland gorillas, according to an international team of scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Montpellier, the University of Edinburgh, and others. The scientists, led by Martine Peeters from Montpellier, […]

Twitter Chatter Predicts Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment, Penn Study Shows

An increase in Twitter sentiment (the positivity or negativity of tweets) is associated with an increase in state-level enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplaces — a phenomenon that points to use of the social media platform as a real-time gauge of public opinion and provides a way for marketplaces to quickly […]

How One University Unexpectedly Found Itself Ranked Among the ’25 Most Dangerous Colleges’

A colleague told Tom Delahunt the news: Drake University had been named one of the nation’s “25 Most Dangerous Colleges.” In early February a website called published a ranking of institutions with the most reported crimes per student, based on an analysis of campus statistics. AOL, Fox News, and several other media outlets reproduced […]

Hockey Locker Room Theft Suspect Arrested in NY

Police in New York have arrested a suspect in connection to a number of thefts from hockey rink locker rooms. Police say it appears to be the same man who recently burglarized the Erie Insurance Arena. The suspect is identified as Robert Drewry, 49, of Buffalo, New York.  He’s facing felony charges of burglary in […]

Erie Cheer Team Lands Spot in All Star Championship

One Erie cheer team is heading to Orlando, FL to compete in the Summit All-Star Championship this May. The competition has been called the super bowl of cheerleading. “Team Platinum,” of the Erie gym X-Cel Athletics landed the spot after taking first place out of more than 200 teams at a national competition in Indiana, […]

Mark Zuckerberg has one rule for hiring

By Hope King NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Want to work for Facebook? You’d better be prepared to act like Mark Zuckerberg’s boss. At a town hall style QA at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Wednesday afternoon, the Facebook CEO said he has one rule for hiring people to work for the social network. “I will […]

Edinboro VFD Moves Forward in Social Club Plans

EDINBORO— A win for the Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department.  Washington Township council members voted unanimously in a meeting Tuesday for a liquor license transfer.  The fire department wants a license to start selling alcohol at a social club that is currently in the works.  The Borough struck down their plan back in December, but Washington Township […]