Accused Franklin Regional stabber allowed 1-hour furlough to pay respects to grandmother

The Murrysville teen charged with trying to kill 20 classmates and a school security guard will attend the funeral visitation for his grandmother Wednesday afternoon. Alex Hribal 16, was furloughed for one hour and will be driven by deputy sheriffs to the Saloom-Rega Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant to be with his family. Hribal’s grandmother, […]

Dying In America Is Harder Than It Has To Be, IOM Advises

It is time for conversations about death to become a part of life. That is one of the themes of a 500-page report, titled “Dying In America,” released Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine.  The report suggests that the first end-of-life conversation could coincide with a cherished American milestone: getting a driver’s license at 16, […]