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  1. I have had a few problems since moving into my apartment in September 2018, but lately there seems to be a situation in my building that has caused me to move out. I first reported to the landlord that somebody broke into and vandalized the Comcast box outside and attached to their building. This was also at the same time that I was experiencing frequent Wi-Fi intrusions and my settings kept getting changed in Feb 2019. I suspected then as I do now it is somebody who just moved in next to me because one of their walls is against my bedroom and when they moved in I heard a lot of drilling in the wall. It was so loud I thought they would drill right through my side. At the time I didn't think much of it until the situation worsened. Also the Wi-Fi seemed more vulnerable in that room so I moved my desk and computer to the living room then shut the bedroom door which seemed to help fewer attacks. The Comcast internet logs did show attempts in high numbers which I saved. Others were lost when the intruders kept resetting the router which deletes the logs. I asked Comcast if they still had those records and they said they don't. That loss is the intruders gain because it is harder to prove what was going on. However the logs I do have show there were numerous attempts to Port Forward from my system to somebody else's. This is how hackers can take control of our systems for those who don't know what it is. It also has legitimate purposes for the user. They were also receiving a number of large packages marked with company names related to computer and security camera companies. That got my attention immediately because soon after that my own camera surveillance system was compromised and overtaken by another person. It could be unrelated, but it was still suspicious since the attacks on my surveillance equipment destroyed both cameras and the base station. It is no longer any good and the camera ownership changed from myself to whoever hacked my system. That was hundreds of dollars wasted and I didn't even have a chance to catch the person because they physically accessed my router at the time and reset it thus deleting all logs and making my internet system vulnerable to tampering. There became obvious signs of physical access to my apartment because I took photos/video before I entered and after I left then compared them with previous photos that proved somebody had been in there. Also the lock on my door is cheap and unfit for that apartment, and the landlord refuses to install a deadbolt. I was told by maintenance because the door is metal they can't install one. I suggested they replace the door. I would think if there is even mention of a suspected burglary the landlord would install a deadbolt since most apartments have them. This is an old building, but I have lived in many other that are similar and they all had deadbolts. This doorknob and the one that replaced it recently are not sufficient because they are easy to break and I told the landlord this. They ignored me and said because there are two doors with "strong locks" that lead outside we do not need deadbolts. I told them that is not true if the intruders are living inside and many times I have found the outside doors propped open and left that way for hours. This management is dodging the truth and trying to profit from my bad experience when I told them I was forced into moving out. While I still maintain infrequent visits to check on the apartment, I no longer live there. I had to get my cat out because I did not feel it was safe when there was proof of illegal entry and the police officer I called never even entered the building. I found that very suspicious. A couple of days ago, I received a weekly notice from the electric company that my usage was very high (over 400 percent of my typical usage). The day in question is also a day I visited the apartment and had intent to check the outlets because I already suspected since they port forwarded my cameras to their system, probably to spy and check if I was home, there might be microphones located in that apartment. I only thought that because last year I had a similar problem with intruders that lasted nearly an entire year. The police discredited three complaints then just as the one did this year. Law enforcement does not want to enforce anything especially if it makes the city look bad. There's also a lot of favoritism in Pittsburgh so some people who have connections think they rule. I ran into many instances of this and try to avoid these people because they can be very vindictive. Anyway, I found the outlet cover in the bedroom on the wall that joins the next apartment to be very loose and the screws were not tightened. I took photos before and after. Since the outlet was in the open where it was easily seen I noticed it right away. I opened it, but I could not see anything unusual other than there was not a noticeable ground wire since it was three prong and from what I had seen before there is usually a third wire. However, I'm not an electrician so it's possible a wire way in the back of the socket could have been a substitute for a ground wire. I couldn't access further back into the outlet because I was afraid of an electrical shock from their side. I also did not want to tamper with it. I believe I reported this to the management, but they ignore everything I tell them even though I have enough proof from the beginning to now that show negligence and ignorance of my issues. This is a bad building with a lot of problems. I intended to stay in this apartment until the expiration of my lease which is the end of August 2019. However with these people connecting to my power I can no longer tolerate this abuse and the management does not believe me. They never visit the buildings or if they do it's just for a quick tour then leave. I am retired and home most of the time and face the back where they park so I would see them and I only remember seeing office staff once or twice, and they never visited my apartment ever. I had to get my keys initially under a doormat out front after their office closed so I was denied learning more about the building. I had to find out from strangers because this management is very hands off. They are not interested in tenant problems. As it stands now, I have a problem with the landlord. They are requiring me to pay a few thousand dollars to break this lease and move out unless either they can find or I find somebody to rent the place. Nobody I know would want to live there because the living conditions are unsafe and unhealthy not including my apartment. There are many other issues that I do have proof of on video and correspondence to show negligence on the landlord's part, but I cannot get anybody in this miserable city to help me. It appears since police officers have discredited me several times it is working against me. It appears more to me there is a cover up. This is not in my head when I see evidence of intrusions. My last apartment they were shutting off my power to kill my surveillance cameras. Near the end prior to leaving that apartment I caught on video the landlord breaking in. I turned that over to police and they ignored it. Cover up. I was also lied to several times when first shown this apartment. I was told there was a thermostat in the apartment and there isn't one which I didn't discover until after paying all the deposits and first month rent. They also added a few other fees I didn't know about to jack the price up to $810 a month which is way too high for this apartment building since it is obsolete and should have been torn down. Who does construction in January during frequent snow and ice storms then does not notify tenants? I was never informed and had to endure a week and a half of noise, blocking our paid-for parking spaces, blocking access to the back, and creating a very hazardous situation. I have video and photo proof of that. When I called to complain about it they sent out their CYA email letting tenants know. It would have been nice to get it a week before so I could stay elsewhere. As I said, I had two cats and the loud banging was deafening and scaring my cats. I tried wearing earplugs and headphones and it was still loud. I think I still have audio of it, but it wouldn't prove much. The building also has a lot of safety issues that I reported like unsafe conditions Labor Day weekend 2018 when they refused to install my air conditioning during a long heatwave. This year they kept delaying installing my air conditioner then did so when they changed my lock from one broken one to another bad one that was also broken during another burglary. I can't win with this landlord and it's all about money for them. I cannot install my own A/C unit because it won't fit their crank windows and even if I had regular windows they have to install the bracket. Everything has a price tag attached to it for these people. I didn't even request their parking and that is $30 a month for a bad parking lot where the lines and numbers are so faint tenants often park in my space. I gave up on it and started parking out front. I'm still paying it even though I don't live there. The stairways are hazardous because the fire doors are too close to the bottom stairs making it very difficult for older people to carry groceries or other items, and the doors have tight hinges which will slam shut too quickly. I have been knocked down the stairs twice. I reported it and the person who works for the landlord just laughed. They don't care. Their recent email giving me no choices claims they do care, but they don't. The end result proves it. That email is also a joke, but too large to include here and may not be appropriate for a public forum. However, it does show their greed. The landlord controls the heat too. The tenant has no thermostat even though the lease shows we have to keep the thermostat down to a certain level or we will be charged for electricity. The lease does not even apply for these apartments in many cases since we pay for our own electricity and there are no thermostats in these apartments. The heat was always set too high and not a typical comfort level for me because the apartment was too hot. Often I had to open the windows because sometimes when it was in the 50's or 60's outside during the day they had the heat turned up too high and the apartment got too hot. Since they removed our window air conditioners after summer, I was not able to cool off the apartment and my windows face the tar roof of garages out back where sunlight hitting it also generates excessive heat. This is what caused major health issues last September during the Labor Day and after heatwave. Both my cats suffered badly and one cat stopped eating for a couple of weeks and lost too much weight. During winter it continued until the point he could not regain that weight. The management knew I had cats (I still have one left), but ignored the problem. Video proof shows the weight loss of the cat and other things since my surveillance cameras (before vandalized) usually ran all the time especially when I left the apartment. Not having those anymore and unable to use my own internet and power caused me to shut everything off. I had already moved out last month and removed everything of value before the first sign of a break in. I suspected something was going on with the Wi-Fi hacks and my computer being hacked which prompted me to remove everything. Fortunately I was right because either the next day or day after is when there were obvious signs of illegal entry. Every time I visited the apartment weeks before I was finding my Comcast router reset and this is usually only possible with physical access unless these people have other means of doing it. I want to know how can I get help to justify breaking this lease since it is long past me wanting to live in an unsafe apartment. Being that I had to remove my internet service and power, there's no going back especially since the management refuses to acknowledge there is a problem. I suspect they are selling the building because they sold the one next to it a few months ago and the fact they performed construction on the garages during the worst weather makes me believe they are trying to sell it in Spring or Summer. I have seen different people outside the building looking at it so I assumed they are potential buyers or inspectors. A lot of tenants have also recently moved out which may be related or their lease was up. If management is trying to sell it then maybe they're trying to gain back as much money from me as they can before unloading it on the next unsuspecting owner. I have tried several local agencies and everybody refers back to places that I have tried and they failed. Nobody seems interested in the problem and a typical Pittsburgh response I get is if it never happened to them it doesn't happen. I plan to leave PA after I get this settled and have been here since 2004. The attached photo is only an example to show one instance when I found the doorknob had been tampered with and how cheap it is. There is a chain at the top for use from inside, but can easily be broken as can this doorknob. The doorknob was replaced, but was also broken into. I told the management that the doorknob is too small for the hole in the door which an intruder can easily place a knife or other object either above or below the doorknob and pry the knob loose. I check the doorknob each time and often it was very loose and could be turned in either direction prior to inserting the key. That's when I figured out there had been possible breakins plus I was finding appliances left on and I don't leave them on when I know I may not be back for several days. I found fans on. Now they have overtaken my power. I dread seeing that bill. Fortunately it was supposed to have been turned off yesterday (May 17, 2019).
  2. I live on a farm in SE PA. I have been named the heir to the original farm house. There is a garage apartment on the same property that was left to an uncle. The water from the garage apartment comes directly from the basement of the original farm house. My uncle is causing a lot of legal problems for me. I would like to shut off the water which is coming through my house. We are paying for the electricity to pump his water. Can I do this? The estate has not yet been distributed. I live in the original farm house.
  3. My husband recently passed away. He had 2 investment accounts. 1 with me as beneficiary , the other for some reason the didn't no beneficiary. Do I need Letters of testamentary to reregister investment account in PA?
  4. If my husband and I make out a living will, or revocable trust, in one state and move to another, will it be good in the state we move to?
  5. How many persons are allowed on personal checking account?
  6. I was just recently surprised by a mortgage payment today of $729.30 and it said "unapplied funds" underneath. I have been paying my mortgage every month and a few times I was 10 days late because I don't make a lot of money and had to sacrifice prescription drugs and food to pay it. I have not gone on vacation in a couple of years because I am trying to save money. In other words, I don't have much of a social life. I have been making my payments each month, even paying the extra fees to pay it online. The mortgage's website as well as I have evidence that the mortgage was paid each month. What the hell is "unpaid funds" because I have been making my payments each month. I was never 30 days late in payments and I cannot afford $729.00 if I cannot meet the original payments. Desperate for an answer. I called the mortgage company within their business hours at 7:30 pm and was kept on hold for over an hour until 8:30 pm when an automated message told me at 8:30they are closed for the day when they advertise their business hours until 9:00 pm.
  7. Hello im looking for the set guidelines police have to follow pretty much like there code of conduct and the laws they have to follow for search warrants, and for starting investigations like looking at a person suspected as a crime. rules and regs for C.I. for them watching a target if someone could point me in the right direction to finding this that would be very helpful
  8. Wife was caught changing price tags and arrested after walking out of the store for paying the lower price. The difference was not even $100. Husband is a full US citizen and not involved in the theft, but she is not a citizen, but a permanent resident for almost 30 years. She was allowed to return home but we have a court date in 2 weeks. She had a similar, even smaller theft amount in 1989, which was successfully expunged, sometime around 10 years ago. To deal with this latest misdemeanor(?) do they just pay a fine and after some time, get the charge expunged?
  9. I am a student working on an assignment that has to do with the case of William B***** in York, Pennsylvania, Docket Number: CP-*****. I have some questions because I have never looked at a docket sheet before and it is very confusing. William B***** was charged with criminal homicide, but the victims didn't die. Why does the docket sheet say 'criminal homicide' and not attempted murder? I thought homicide involved the killing of another human. He tried to kill the young woman and man, and I think he had the intent to kill them, but they survived, thankfully. I am confused. Are there instructions anywhere on how to decipher a docket sheet?
  10. Many years ago I was attacked by a soldier with a knife. The administration lied and swept it under the rug meanwhile not only violating my rights as a victim but they further victimized me. Captain A. P. - SSGT A.- SSGT W. - "Where is my watch?" The next few should be proof of the truth that i not only had ongoing issues with this soldier as far as him being insubordinate but that i had asked for help. They can also validate the extra duty assignment as well as this individual getting in trouble more than enough in the past. The extra duty i was put in charge of never even was brought up as to why i was there in the first place. SFC S. G. - SSGT R. - SGT C. - unrelated to this or part of the proceedings SSGT D. warned me they wanted to make an example of me for some reason? She worked right alongside of those listed in charge and was this soldiers superior so she knew this smelled bad and they were up to no good. They not only should be charged with this crime but accessory to murder of the other if the rumors are true. Could this have been something created many miles or years ago. Take me out so i can't fight back about foster care abuse. How many kids end up in prison after they age out of care because no one is looking out for them? Facts: I came home looking for help with the situation and how to proceed with bringing them to justice. I complained about his actions more than once, was told i was the room commander to handle it. I was put in charge of this detail because he was in the same room as me. I was not on extra duty for any reason. In fact i had just came off a 16 hour shift supporting some exercise or whatever it was we were doing. I was making rank and even had passed unit armorer school Han many accreditation's as well including one of the best sites during an exercise from the Company Communications co or something like that. So i am asking how can I prove beyond a reasonable doubt they failed to be objective and truly investigate the situation. Which would open them up to both charges. Next issue a guy was killed shortly after and the only thing i was looking for was help with my situation where i was attacked. There were witnesses supposedly willing to testify against me but should have known the truth as to what i was talking about and i have proof because on numerous occasions these witnesses names have been brought up. One point they supposedly lived close to a relative. To intimidate someone over a incident is still a crime correct? Which would make the authorities not only an accessory to murder but both incidents right? The plot thickens I was a foster child from this particular county from 10 months old. The witnesses name never came up till i started blogging about foster care and the abuses we went through. Before that i had only heard about it from my ex wife who is really the instigator in that situation. She was the one who wanted to stir the pot and i tried to keep everyone separate as much as possible. I may not be able to prove her involvement but when the chips fall into place she will crack or slip up as she has already done when i get her on messenger and grill her for information. She blatantly stated like i suspected she would She did not do or say anything but went on about how she is always blamed for things. LMAO I then stated a poly and karma, she then stated **** you! I then brought up more and she left the conversation. All screen shot. I want them for foster care abuse, both incidents of stabbings, felony conspiracy charges as well as much more that I'm compiling.
  11. Hello all a couple of months ago I applied for a position that I am highly qualified for. thought everything went well did not hear back from the company that I interviewed for. today while speaking to the human resources (we share the same human resource department) I was told the following my current supervisor said the following " I am lazy, unproductive and I smoke pot" and that others have complained that I smell and have horrible body hygiene first.. my work employee performance review has never been anything less than satisfactory. i am obese - and also one day i arrived after work from a fire scene, i am a volunteer fire fighter i have never done drugs... so with all this being told to the employer i interviewed for they did not extend an offer i am lost
  12. wife and I arrested in 2013 on marijuana charge - recently paroled, both to halfway houses in Harrisburg, Pa., wife released from half way house recently but i"m not being allowed to live with her because of what they call co-defendant stipulation. My wife has never been arrested in her life, we've been married for 30 years, we have no no but our selves but this is causing a hugh problem. I've exhausted most avenues and now am looking to file civil suit against Pa parole board for "emotional Abuse/distress". Is this possible and can someone point us in the right direction to do this?
  13. injured on the job 9/7 after 7days employer decided to put me on comp received a letter today from dept labor work comp bureau stating employer decided to pay temp comp for wages and medical (max 90 days) everything i've read on this and other sites indicates ins co. has 21 days to accept or deny claim Does the 21 days start after the 90 days are up? I've been treating with a Dr. that the ins co. referred me to. (There is no posting of treating Drs at work), after cervical and lumbar MRI, Dr is indicating surgery may be necessary. This would put me well beyond the 90 day time frame.
  14. I am a resident of Pennsylvania. I am in the midst of changing careers. I'm currently attending classes for this career change. Along with my coursework, I must complete an externship. However, I just learned that applicants will not be accepted into the externship program if they have been convicted of a misdemeanor. In 1992, I was convicted of a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge in Pennsylvania, when I was a college undergraduate. I was wondering if I could have the misdemeanor conviction expunged from my record, even though, I was over the age of 18 at the time of the charge. If I can have it expunged, do I have to report it on my externship application?
  15. A contractor performing work on the municipality sewer line as part or a larger contract performed work on the property owners lateral line resulting in damages to the line requiring 25K to repair. Municipality claims they are held harmess and the contractor is responsible. The contractor subcontracted the work and states that the subcontractor is responsible. The subcontractor claims they did not work on the branch line but later admitted to working on the branch line. The branch line was not verified to be operational following the work and had to be repaired by the property owner. . Did the contractor trespass by working on the lateral line without knowledge and permission of the property owner? The subcontractor indicates that the limit of liability for a claim had expired. Work was performed in June 2012. Problem was discovered in Oct 2014. Initial claim was filed Oct 2014 Municipality assisted the property owner in searching out the problem Response to Sanitary Sewer Line claim denial From Stefanick' Insurance Co..wps property owner
  16. injured at work 3 weeks ago Co. waited 1 1/2 weeks to decide if they were going with work comp. needless to say no treatment for 3 weeks. asked Co safety officer if they had panel drs for me to treat with. was told "no", and to wait to hear from ins carrier before i start treatment. ins carrier finally called to inform which dr to see. my question; If the Co. does not have panel dr's posted, can the Ins carrier require me to treat with a Dr of their choosing, or can I treat with my Dr?
  17. My spouse and I have been married 31 yrs, have 2 grown children out on their own with own families. I am looking seek a divorce in PA (cambria county). I was a state employee for 23 yrs, retired on disabily pension and also rec ss disabilty each month just under $3,000. My husband is earning aprrox $55-60k yrly. He has no medical or dental ins except thru me, premiums for him (he is not medicare elig, he is 58 yrs old) are ded monly from my penzion checks. We have a $82,400 mtg, and $$35,000 home equity loan in both our names, the home equity was for our daughters wedding ($30,000) and to pay off some bills, we also have about $10,000 in credit card debt in my name but both of us reaped the rewards if you may from it, did update on house. Our home is poss worth about $180,000- $200,000. Our mortgage will be paid in 6yrs at $1275 monthly, no pmt on home equity only intrest is due mnthly which is all I have paid on it. In 1993 I recvd a cash award from workers comp at approx $150,000. We both spent it on bills, home improvements, new vehicle for him (which he still drives by the way) and our kids. Ive sought counceling reg our marriage before, ive packed up and moved out only to return numerous times, for the kids sake and finnancial reasons as I see it now. With me being on disability, seeking a divorce on grounds of incompatability, could I recv allimony from my husband if so for how long and at wht % of his pay? He avgs $3,000-3500 monthly. I have my pension set up as well that if I pass before him he shall recv $1050 monthly til he dies, he has aprox $110,000 in a traditional IRA. I am willing to let him keep that $1050 a month IF he pays me $1,000 mon NOW to help with the mortgage and taxes and ins til the mortgage is satisfied and HE splits the home equity loan and credit card debt down the middle with me. I would be willing as well to let him keep his IRA to himself. If I have no recourse such as that as I have stated in the state of PA, then I will need a good attorney because I fear I would loose the house on just my income. He will keep all his paychecks starting with this coming friday as I am only paid 2x per mon, 2nd weds of mon and last working day of month. Please guide me in the right direction and into a good attorneys office.
  18. Can the owner of a mobile trailer sitting in a trailer park, that he or she is renting from the owner of that park, be forced to pay property and School tax to that State if they do not own that property?
  19. Wife went to sign up for a $25 once a week yoga class and comes out after high pressure sales tactics having signed a contract for $500 per month, 2 days per week, minimum 3 month commitment. Realizes she made a mistake and calls back within the hour and leaves a message (they would not answer) to say she has changed her mind and cannot afford the payment. In addition, she didn't receive a copy of the contract. In todays email, she received an acknowledgement of her call but said she signed a contract and they intended to hold her to it. My question, is the FCC's "cooling off rule" applicable here? I have read that courses of instruction and training are covered by this rule stating you have until midnight of the 3rd business day to void a contract simply because you've changed your mind. In any case, I was able to put a hold on the charge card and am trying to talk amicably with the representatives but they seem to want to play the heavy. Thoughts?
  20. My child just turned 15 and has lived with me full time for his whole life. His father and I have not had a legal custody agreement through the courts just a mutual agreement that we decided together. My child has basically spent every other weekend with his father and several weeks at a time during the summer. Two years ago we tried a different arrangement where he spend two weeks at his dads house then two weeks at my house all while still going to and from school from both households. His behavior has changed and his grades have gone down but his desire to see his father more made me agree to continue to keep it the same. He now is fighting with me to stay with his dad full time saying that now that he is older he can choose where he wants to live. My question is does a child have a right to dictate which parent he can live?
  21. We live along a rural township roadway. It is barely wide enough for two cars to pass by one another. It has a township right of way of 16 from its center. Therefore approximately 3 feet of that easement is in the front yard of my property. A troublesome neighbor enters that area in my front yard. He states that he can legally be there because he is in the township road right of way. I feel that he is illegally encroaching on my private property. Who is right?
  22. I have been having ongoing issues with visitation with my kids. Most recently my ex-wife encouraged my daughter to refuse to going with me for visitation, she is 12 years old. About a month back I was asked by my ex to have a talk with one of my daughters concerning inappropriate pictures between her and a boy that is 14. Since then my ex has become friends with this boys parents and so allowed a relationship to continue. My daughter wanted to go to a baby shower for one of this boys family members. Being my weekend for visitation and not approving of a relationship with this boy I told her she would not be able to go. My ex then influenced my daughter that she did not have to go with me that weekend because her mom didn't force her to go with her Dad. So now I receive a call saying that they someone how got alone and had sex. The local police say there is nothing illegal or criminal that can be done because of their age. I only wish I had money for an attorney, but after child support I am left with just enough to live on. I am currently trying to save money for a consultation and retainer for a lawyer but don't see this being done in a timely manner. Legal aide says I make to much and doesn't consider child support as a deduction. What can I do to ensure the welfare and well being of my kids to have the proper guidance in life. My ex leaves them home alone while she works cause my oldest will be 14 this year.
  23. I have a part-time sales position in Philadelphia, I work about 10 hours per week and payroll taxes are withheld appropriately. We receive commission for sales and minimum wage for hours in which there are no sales. There is a listing on my paystub, "Vaca Hrs" and each pay period the adjacent number increases a bit. I am not aware of being entitled to accumulate vacation hours, the number can't be related to Philly's part-time worker sick time law passed in 2015 (too big a number) and other sales agents dont know what it is either. Beyond the obvious of 'ask the boss', any ideas of what this might be???? Thanks,
  24. My question pertains to reporting statutory rape years after it occurred. Say someone is a mandated reporter of child abuse and is told about an incident of statutory rape that occurred years ago. In this scenario, the perpetrator is a 30-year-old teacher and the student was 15 and 16 when the incidents occurred. The victim is not yet 50, so they could still report because that statute of limitations in PA doesn't run out until victim is 50. Victim does not report, but does tell someone who is a mandated reporter. First, it is my understanding that if you don't have a name of a perpetrator, you cannot report. Is that true? Second, are mandated reporters required to report even if the victim is no longer a child, but middle-aged? Finally, who would you even report to--child line? What if the abuser is still teaching? What if the mandated reporter doesn't know if they are teaching or not?
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