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Penn State to Re-Examine Controversial Freeh Report

10.21.14 | Terry Diener

Penn State's board plans next week to discuss the Freeh Report, a document regarding the school's response to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal that has divided the university and its alumni since it was issued more than two years ago. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pennsylvania Senate Bypasses 11 PM Rule

10.15.14 | Bill Price

The Pennsylvania state Senate bypassed a good-government rule that it end its voting day at 11 p.m. before adjourning without any contested votes as Republicans scramble to pass pet bills in the winding-down fall legislative session. The ...

First Lady Comes to Pennsylvania

10.15.14 | Bill Price

A well-traveled first lady Michelle Obama is coming to Pennsylvania to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf and rally voters in the party's stronghold of Philadelphia. Mrs. Obama will speak Wednesday at the Dorothy Emanuel ...

10-Year Old Boy Charged as Adult in Homicide

10.14.14 | Bob Price

A 10-Year old Boy from Wayne County Pennsylvania has been charged with criminal homicide in connection with the death of a 90-year old woman, according to the District Attorney. WBRE-TV reports the boy is identified as Tristen Kurilla of ...

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