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Batter up! Protecting Little League World Series

August 20, 2014Amy Canfield

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.—A 13-year-old female pitching phenom has drawn unexpected crowds to the Little League World Series this month, testing physical security for the annual event in this small town. With her 70 mph fastball, Mo'ne Davis became the first girl to a throw a shutout in LLWS history. She plays for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons, and her fans have been attending semifinal games in their home state by the busloads, according to Robert Muehlbauer, business development manager...

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Pennsylvania city mulls future of antiquated alarm system

March 1, 2013SSN Staff

YORK, Pa.—City officials in this Pennsylvania city are considering a proposal to terminate a 127-year-old fire alarm system, according to an article from the York Dispatch, a newspaper based here. Installed in 1886, the Gamewell systems' operating and maintenance costs are becoming onerous for the city. The 83 street boxes are connected to 320 properties, mostly businesses. Maintaining the system costs about $84,000 a year, the report said. Despite the age of the street boxes, the...

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Pennsylvania town looks to replace old fire alarms

February 13, 2013SSN Staff

EMMAUS, Pa.—The city council in this Philadelphia suburb wants to do away with its 60-year-old Gamewell fire alarm system, according to a report from the East Penn News. The antiquated system, installed in 1953 and still connected to seven buildings, costs the town $455 a month to run. While the fire boxes run on an independent power supply and tend to keep working even when power outages occur, a recent study recommended that the houses get rid of the boxes and replace them with a modern...

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Abington, Pa. revises alarm ordinance

February 17, 2011SSN Staff

ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa.—A Feb. 14 story in the Montgomery News reports the Abington Township Board of Commissioners on Feb. 10 voted 12-3 in favor of amending the current alarm system ordinance, which charged nonresidential alarm users a fee each time their alarms sounded without merit. Under the original ordinance, nonresidential customers were charged $35 for the third offense. Fees went up to $100 for six or more offenses. According to the newly adopted amendment, nonresidential customers...

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