Gun-permit glitch fixed, state police say Faculty, state system to meet
HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania State Police say a glitch in the state computer system that handles applications for concealed-weapon permits is fixed.
State police spokeswoman Maria Finn said the problem was resolved Thursday afternoon, after four days of intermittent breakdowns that delayed permits for people who applied for them during that period. The computer problem prevented county sheriffs from uploading photographs and printing the concealed-carry licenses.
Finn says thousands of people apply for the permits each week but that she didn't know how many were affected by the problem. It didn't affect the separate computer system that is used to conduct instant background checks on most gun purchases in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania's state university system and its faculty are set to meet today as they try to resolve a prolonged contract dispute.
Union members have been working without a contract since June 2011. They have authorized their leadership to call a strike if necessary.
Hundreds of faculty members from the 14 state-owned universities, including Millersville University, protested last week outside the State System of Higher Education offices while the board of governors heard from both sides.
The union says the system is making unreasonable demands for concessions on health coverage and other issues. School officials say concessions are necessary to ensure affordable, quality education.
From our wire services