(Update) Suspect Identified in Trooper Ambush

A Pennsylvania State Trooper walks into a wooded area as investigators return to scour the woods across the street from the state police barracks on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Blooming Grove Township, Pa. On Friday night, State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, of Dunmore, Pa.,was killed and Trooper Alex T. Douglass, 31, of Olyphant, Pa., was wounded after a shooting ambush at the barracks. No arrests have been made yet.  (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)

A Pennsylvania State Trooper walks into a wooded area as investigators return to scour the woods across the street from the state police barracks on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Blooming Grove Township, Pa. On Friday night, State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, of Dunmore, Pa.,was killed and Trooper Alex T. Douglass, 31, of Olyphant, Pa., was wounded after a shooting ambush at the barracks. No arrests have been made yet. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)

[Update 12:36 pm] AP reports that a suspect has been identified in the attack:

A law enforcement official says Pennsylvania State Police have identified a suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a barracks.

The official says an arrest warrant will be issued soon. State police are looking for the suspect.

No other details were available.

[Original] Investigators haven’t identified a suspect in the weekend ambush that killed one Pennsylvania state trooper and wounded another, but they have released a psychological profile they say should fit the gunman.
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Trump Plaza Has Officially Closed

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The end came for Trump Plaza this morning.

As expected, the Atlantic City casino shut down its gambling operations shortly before 6 a.m. — reducing the total number of casinos in town to eight; Atlantic City started 2014 with 12 casinos.
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John Baer Wrote Today’s Funniest Line About Pennsylvania Politics

The Daily News‘ John Baer writes today that Gov. Tom Corbett is on the verge of a defeat so deep and humiliating it would be kinder to use a “mercy rule” to award the governorship to Tom Wolf right this second.

Corbett’s excuse for trailing? He didn’t realize he needed to work so hard to tout his own accomplishments. Which leaves Baer’s mouth agape, metaphorically speaking:

If Corbett loses, he needn’t look far for the principal reason why.

In a recent interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, he himself spelled it out:

“Frankly, I always was of the philosophy – and I certainly am changing that now – that if you do a good job, people will recognize it and it will get reported.”

This betrays either a profound misunderstanding of politics, a long-term disconnect from reality or the cognitive powers of a cocker spaniel.

Ouch. Funny. But ouch. We’re guessing Baer won’t get a Christmas card this year.

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