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Gov. Wolf signs into law 6 bills that expand rights of victims in criminal trial

07.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

It's considered to be a big win for Pennsylvania Democrats and the Wolf Administration. One of the measures allows victims to attend any criminal proceeding unless the court determines their testimony would be altered by hearing other...

Court rules lawmakers did not violate PA constitution with failure to pass budget

07.16.19 | Terry Diener

The ruling from the Commonwealth Court comes after a trio of individuals filed a suit in 2017 claiming the Wolf administration used a line of credit from the state treasury to balance a budget deficit.  However, the court ruled that...

Pennsylvania gettin' tough on crimes committed with guns

07.12.19 | Bill Price

On Thursday, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the Track and Trace Program. It calls for police departments all across the commonwealth to enter serial numbers from every gun sold into a police database, so the guns original seller...

Well-known grocery chains in NY and PA is warning of a Facebook voucher scam

07.12.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Officials for the Rochester-based Wegmans says the webpage includes the chain logo and wrongfully claims the company is giving away free $80 vouchers for store locations. Wegmans is urging folks not to click on or share the bogus posts. The...

Adopt-a-Highway turns 30 in Pennsylvania

07.10.19 | Terry Diener

Started in 1990, the program currently has over 4,900 participating groups, more than 100,000 volunteers, and over 10,000 miles of adopted state-maintained roadways. The savings generated by these programs – over $5 million annually that...

Reaction pours in after Gov. Wolf orders bond issue to help counties pay for voting machines

07.10.19 | Brandon Dickson

It comes after Wolf vetoed a Republican bill that would have eliminated straight-party ticket voting. Jerry Feaser with the Dauphin County Elections and Voter Registration  says he "hopes the General Assembly is able to respond with a...

PA colleges have 1 year to develop online reporting for sexual assault complaints

07.09.19 | Brandon Dickson

Governor Wolf signed the law yesterday that allows for anonymous reporting. Tracey Vitchers with the "It's on Us" campaign says victims typically report assault more quickly when they can report it anonymously online.  

Parents across PA push for equal custody in cases of parental separation

07.09.19 | Terry Diener

House Bill 1397 would require any judge issuing a ruling other than a 50-50 custody arrangement to have a compelling reason for doing so — including evidence of abuse or neglect against one party. Many have dubbed this fight the...

Plan would freeze some Keystone State seniors' school district property taxes

07.08.19 | Terry Diener

The proposal, introduced as House Bill 1675, now includes the support of 20 Democrats and three Republicans. Sponsors of the measure cited U.S. Census statistics, pointing out 17,000 Pennsylvania seniors bring in no income each month. An...

UNESCO designates Fallingwater as World Heritage site

07.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization has added Fallingwater and seven other U.S. buildings designed by Wright in the first half of the 20th century to its World Heritage list. Wright designed Fallingwater in 1935...

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