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Pete Ferraro Jr.


Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Joe, Frank, Mike, Victor and Jimmy Ferraro; and five sisters, Pauline Ducroux, Lilly Getto, Annie Decicco, Minnie Parise and Dorothy Ferraro. The Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m ...

Hot Night, Cool Music around corner


East Texas country singer/songwriter Chris Colston will open the ...
271, so I talked with the Chamber directors in Gladewater, Gilmer, Pittsburg and Mount Pleasant last year and got everybody on board and then we had a lot of people asking if we were ...

TxDOT roadwork report for week of March 29


Texas 19 North — From the U.S. 287/Texas 19 split to Montalba ...
Camp County U.S. 271 — At Kansas City Southern railroad crossing in Pittsburg, repairing crossing. Highway will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Louise Mitchell


PITTSBURG — Louise Mitchell ...
Sean Clifford and wife, Kristen, of Austin, Texas, Christopher Mitchell Small of Seal Beach, California, Andrea Ripley of Marina, California, Chantel Amey Randall and husband, David, of Kirby, Vermont; Dana Amey and ...

Cavender's celebrating 50 years, is undeniably Texan


Cavender’s first rodeo, it seems. In the 1950s, the young entrepreneur tried his hand in the restaurant business, opening up a little burger spot in the East Texas town of Pittsburg. He soon tired of food service and branched into retail, selling cowboy ...

AP: Blue Bell recall linked back to Broken Arrow plant


Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued March 24 at 8:40PM CDT expiring March 24 at 10:00PM CDT in effect for: Latimer, LeFlore, Pittsburg Severe Thunderstorm ...
to a production line at a plant in Brenham, Texas, where the company is based.

Wine and art on tap in Old Town Spring


The Texas Wine and Art Festival is slated for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m ...
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards from Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill Winery from Brenham and Red Road Vineyard from Naples. New to the festival this year is Red 55 Winery from Lindale.

Emporia State's Kathryn Flott overcomes knee injuries to play big role for Hornets


The Olpe native has been a big factor in Emporia State’s run to the Elite Eight, helping No. 9 ESU advance to meet No. 5 West Texas A&M at 2:30 ...
nine rebounds in the regional semifinal against Pittsburg State before going for 13 points and 10 boards ...

West Texas Resources : ELITE EIGHT


After advancing out of the Central Region with wins over MIAA rivals Pittsburg State and Fort Hays State, ESU will take on West Texas A&M at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sanford Pentagon. Emporia State (28-4) is 8-6 all-time against the Lady Buffs, including ...

Pittsburg Police seeking identity of armed robber


Pittsburg, TExas (KETK) — The Pittsburg Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a person involved in an aggravated robbery overnight at a local business. Authorities stated a Hispanic male walked into the EZ Mart, located at 400 S ...

Upcoming ‘Aging with Attitude’ Regional Expo in Pittsburg


The educational event for seniors, their families and caregivers will take place Friday, April 24. PITTSBURG, Kan. – Those who have watched David Letterman on late-night television over the years know…

Carpenter Pittsburg (CA) – Pittsburg Carpenters


Carpenter Pittsburg (CA) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Pittsburg (CA). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Pittsburg, California work with, builds and fixes items and structu…

Crews Clean Up Chemical Plume Release At Dow Pittsburg Plant


PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — More than 20 workers worked to clean up an unintended chemical release at Dow Chemical’s waterfront processing facility in Pittsburg Friday afternoon, according to a Dow Chemical …

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Townhouse for rent in Pittsburg.


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Fighting against human trafficking in PITTSBURG TEXAS

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking


After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.

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The Guardian and a warning to PITTSBURG TEXAS: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in PITTSBURG TEXAS

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Office on Violence Against Women

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