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PA Superior Court Rules In Favor Of Street Preachers

10.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court has ruled that a controversial group of black street preachers in Philadelphia who spew hate speech at whites, Asians, gays, and women have a right to continue preaching. The decision affirmed a Philadelphia ...

Woman Allegedly Comes Within 15 Feet of Eric Frein In PA

10.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Investigators have received a “highly credible” report of a sighting of Eric Frein, the suspect accused of killing a Pennsylvania trooper in an ambush shooting outside state police barracks September 12th. The sighting, characterized as ...

HarborCenter Nearing Completion: Says Goodbye to Crane

10.17.14 | Bill Price

As HarborCenter prepares to open its doors in the next two weeks, a sort of milestone was reached at the end of Thursday's workday. It was the last day on the job for the site's crane operator. "The crane you'll see start to come down early next ...

Prescription Drug Database Bill Sent To Governor

10.17.14 | Bill Price

The Pennsylvania Senate has sent Governor Tom Corbett legislation to set up a new monitoring program to prevent prescription drug abuse. Senate Bill 1180 is designed to prevent so called "doctor shopping," where people visit different doctors to ...

PA Legislature Closes Drunken-Driving Loopholes

10.17.14 | Bill Price

The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed legislation Thursday to close a loophole that for years has let repeat drunken drivers legally stay behind the wheel. The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association applauded the passage. "It is ...

Cuomo says New York Is Ready If Ebola Arrives

10.17.14 | Bill Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that New York state is ready to tackle the Ebola virus - even if it never arrives. Cuomo said eight hospitals across the state are especially prepared with go-to teams that have been drilled in anti-Ebola protocols. ...

US Panel Hears Appeal On NY Stop And Frisk Case

10.16.14 | Bill Price

Police unions should be able to appeal a federal judge's ruling that the New York Police Department's stop and frisk policy violated civil rights even though the city no longer wants to fight, union lawyers argued Wednesday. A lower court judge ...

Candidates For NY Comptroller Square Off In Debate

10.16.14 | Bill Price

New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Wednesday night in a candidates' debate that his office is continuing to review expense payments to state legislators, like the audit that led to criminal charges against an assemblyman two weeks ...

PA Lawmakers Tighten Teacher Background Checks

10.16.14 | Bill Price

Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees will undergo more rigorous background checks under legislation sent to Gov. Tom Corbett. The House voted unanimously on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would require schools and their contractors ...

PA Senate Votes To Ban Pigeon Shoots

10.16.14 | Bill Price

Guns are a hot topic in the Pennsylvania Senate, which is backing a ban on pigeon shoots as well as a law to give groups like the National Rifle Association legal standing to sue municipalities over strict local gun laws. Senators favored ...

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