Locked-Out Commuters Break Down Door Of Amtrak Station To Catch Train

Locked-Out Commuters Break Down Door Of Amtrak Station To Catch Train

So it’s pre-dawn on a chilly November morning in Lancaster, PA, and you arrive at the Amtrak station to catch the train, but no one is around to open the station and now you can’t get to the platform. What do you do? The answer for some locked-out commuters this morning was to break down the door. [More]

Pennsylvania Moves To Shut Down Gambling At "Internet Sweepstakes Cafes"

Pennsylvania Moves To Shut Down Gambling At "Internet Sweepstakes Cafes"

If you’ve never heard of an “Internet Sweepstakes Cafe,” or whatever other description the owners use, it’s basically a place where customers purchase pre-paid “phone cards” that they then use to buy time on a computer to play in various “sweepstakes” for which they can possibly win cash. How is this now gambling? Well, that’s the the question that the Pennsylvania state legislature is asking. [More]

Absentee Landlords Help Kill Philly Neighborhoods

Absentee Landlords Help Kill Philly Neighborhoods

Investors have been snatching up houses in Philly and then applying a “rent ‘em n’ forget ‘em” policy. Once-picturesque blocks where neighbors competed to have the nicest flowerbed have degenerated into ones where they seem to be fighting to see who can have the highest unmowed lawn. [More]

Pennsylvania Woman Wins Fifth Lawsuit Against Walmart Over $.02

Pennsylvania Woman Wins Fifth Lawsuit Against Walmart Over $.02

A woman in Pennsylvania is once again making headlines after she successfully sued Walmart over a $.02 price discrepancy and won $100 for her troubles. But this isn’t the first — or second, third, or fourth — time she’s taken Big W to court over small change. [More]

Amazon Realizes Fainting Workers Are Not Effective Employees, Installs Air Conditioners At Warehouses

Amazon Realizes Fainting Workers Are Not Effective Employees, Installs Air Conditioners At Warehouses

After a summer in which upward of 15 warehouse employees passed out from heat exhaustion in a single day at one Pennsylvania warehouse, the folks at Amazon have realized this may not be the most effective way of maintaining a workforce and has recently spent millions to install air-conditioning units at four facilities in the Keystone State. [More]

Pennsylvania Pulls Plug On Wine Kiosk Experiment

Pennsylvania Pulls Plug On Wine Kiosk Experiment

As anyone who has tried to buy booze, wine or beer in Pennsylvania can tell you, the Keystone State has some of the most bizarre and byzantine liquor control rules on the books. Last year, the state tried to clear things up by introducing overly complicated wine kiosks in supermarkets, but it now looks like those have fallen victim to a payment dispute. [More]

Workers At Amazon Warehouse Complain Of Sweltering Heat

Workers At Amazon Warehouse Complain Of Sweltering Heat

When most of us make a purchase from Amazon.com or some other e-tailer, we rarely give much thought to the folks behind the scenes responsible for fulfilling your order at the warehouse. But several employees at an Amazon warehouse in Pennsylvania are trying to make people aware of the humans behind all those cardboard boxes after a summer of working through stifling heat. [More]

PA Judge Deems Health Insurance Mandate Unconstitutional

PA Judge Deems Health Insurance Mandate Unconstitutional

Even though three U.S. Courts of Appeal have ruled on challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — though they haven’t all agreed — and it will all inevitably be decided by the Supreme Court, lower courts are apparently still issuing rulings on the matter. [More]

Man Arrested At Walmart For Sampling Raw Meat From Packages

Man Arrested At Walmart For Sampling Raw Meat From Packages

A man in Pennsylvania was arrested yesterday after he allegedly chose to forgo the traditional route of shoplifting food from Walmart and instead decided to just chow down on some raw meat right there in the store. [More]

Newlyweds Shoplift Food For Reception, Spend Honeymoon In Jail

Newlyweds Shoplift Food For Reception, Spend Honeymoon In Jail

In these tough times, lots of engaged couples look for ways to trim the cost of their wedding reception. Here is one we most certainly do not recommend: shoplifting more than $1,000 in food from Wegmans. [More]

Restaurant Just Says No To Children Under 6

Restaurant Just Says No To Children Under 6

Less than a year after a North Carolina restaurant made headlines by saying it would eject “crying, screaming, whining” kids, a Pennsylvania eatery has gone one step further and banned anyone under the age of 6 from eating there. [More]

Target Customer Uses Baseball Bat To Demonstrate Her Displeasure With Store's Return Policy

Target Customer Uses Baseball Bat To Demonstrate Her Displeasure With Store's Return Policy

There are so many ways to express one’s outrage with a retail store’s policies. You can complain to the company, start a grassroots campaign, write to Consumerist, or just take your business elsewhere. But for one displeased Target shopper in Pennsylvania, the answer was clear: baseball bat. [More]

Pennsylvanians Still Paying Tax To Rebuild Town Flooded In 1936

Pennsylvanians Still Paying Tax To Rebuild Town Flooded In 1936

It’s been 122 years since Johnstown, PA, was nearly wiped off the face of the planet by a flood that killed more than 2,000 people. And it’s been 75 years since even more damage was done to the down by the St. Patrick’s Day flood of 1936, spurring the commonwealth to enact a tax on alcohol sales to help rebuild the town. Luckily, that tax was only needed for a few years, so it’s obviously long since been repealed… right? [More]

Woman With Hand Stuck In ATM Freed By Firemen

Woman With Hand Stuck In ATM Freed By Firemen

ATMs are no longer satisfied with just nipping fees from you. Now they want your flesh. [More]

Woman Sues Target Over Credit Card Debt Collection Practices

Woman Sues Target Over Credit Card Debt Collection Practices

A woman in Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit against the retail chain, alleging that it used false affidavits to collect debts on Target-issued credit card accounts. [More]

Cable Co. RCN Tried To Bill Fire Victims For Incinerated Cable Boxes

Cable Co. RCN Tried To Bill Fire Victims For Incinerated Cable Boxes

A family in Allentown, PA was lucky to escape with their lives after a natural gas explosion destroyed their block and took five of their neighbor’s souls. Then their cable company RCN told them they would have to pay $170 a pop for the cable boxes that were destroyed in the fire. [More]

Guilt-Burdened Shoplifter Pays For Stolen Hammer… 25 Years Later

Guilt-Burdened Shoplifter Pays For Stolen Hammer… 25 Years Later

Earlier this week, we asked you to opine on the situation of a Target customer who had inadvertently walked out of the store without paying for a DVD. Many of you said he should return the disc or contact Target to pay for it. Now comes the story of another shopper so burdened with guilt that he recently sent money to a hardware store from which he’d stolen a hammer decades earlier. [More]

Lawsuit: Capital One Sent Me Letter Demanding $286 Million

Lawsuit: Capital One Sent Me Letter Demanding $286 Million

A woman in Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit against Capital One after a dispute over a few thousand in credit card debt spiraled out of control until, she alleges, it culminated in the credit card company sending her a letter demanding the immediate payment of more than $286 million. [More]