Category Archives: Melissa Nann Burke

Angel Food Ministries leaders plead guilty to federal charges

Joe and Linda Wingo, the husband-and-wife founders of the food nonprofit Angel Food Ministries, and their son Andy have pleaded guilty to federal charges, according to court records (scroll down for documents). In December 2011, a Georgia grand jury indicted … Continue reading

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Report: Angel Food Ministries’ fraud case held up by mountainous paperwork

A Georgia newspaper reports that the federal government’s case against the leaders of Angel Food Ministries, a nonprofit that used to operate several sites in York County, has been delayed because of massive amounts of paperwork.

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Open Records deputy dies while cycling

Barry Fox, deputy director of the state’s Office of Open Records, died Sunday while on vacation with his family in State College, the Patriot-News reports. He was 47. A former Patriot-News reporter, Fox helped to develop the office’s regulations and … Continue reading

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What’s lurking in stadium inspection records?

ESPN found numerous food-safety violations at stadiums and ballparks around the country, based on its review of inspection records from local health departments. At the jump, read the results for Pennsylvania and Maryland’s venues — ranked by those with the … Continue reading

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New blog by National Security Archive

Unredacted is a “behind-the-scenes” blog just launched by the nonprofit National Security Archive at GWU: “The Archive’s own experience with thousands of Freedom of Information Act and Mandatory Declassification Review requests provides a wealth of data and fundamental lessons that … Continue reading

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Documents show abuse in Naval canine unit

Listening to NPR yesterday, I was blown away by the reporting done by young journalists involving a successful FOIA request. The FOIA’d documents led to an investigative story detailing the hazing and abuse of U.S. sailors in a canine unit … Continue reading

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Pa. high court: Preserve records

The state Supreme Court has changed its tune on records it initially ordered destroyed. From the AP: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court now says it wants to preserve the records of thousands of juveniles who appeared before an allegedly corrupt judge … Continue reading

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Watch ‘Secrecy’ in action

A free showing of the documentary film “Secrecy” is planned for 7 p.m. July 15 at the Midtown Cinema (215 Reily St. in Harrisburg). The film was directed by Harvard professors Peter Galison and Robb Moss and looks at whether … Continue reading

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Toxic air outside schools

USA Today spent eight months examining the impact of industrial pollution on the air outside schools across the nation. A computer simulation predicts the path of toxic chemicals released by thousands of industrial companies located near schools. Type in the … Continue reading

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Saddam Hussein’s interviews with FBI

FBI special agents had 20 formal interviews and at least five casual conversations with former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (“High Value Detainee #1″) after his capture by U.S. troops in 2003. That’s according to secret FBI reports released via Freedom … Continue reading

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