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‘Tragic and too often fatal:’ In York, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey touts bill fighting...

YORK, Pa. -- In 2014, it took Dave Sunday no time at all to tally up the number of fentanyl-related overdose deaths in York County. That's because there weren't any.That's not the case anymore.In...

Can prosecutors dismiss jurors who agree with the O.J. Simpson verdict? | Opinion

The U.S. Supreme Court is going to take up that very question.
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Three things to know about Pa.’s latest legal cannabis proposal

Pennsylvanians over the age of 21 would be able to legally use recreational cannabis under a bill expected to be introduced soon in the Pennsylvania state Senate.But the bill has a long way to...

In Lancaster, concerns about legal marijuana’s impact on kids meets fierce libertarian spirit

The audience of hundreds in downtown Lancaster's Ware Center included at least one man in a Make America Great Again hat and another in a "Fuck Donald" T-shirt. Opinions on legalization were about as divergent.
Senators Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, and Anthony Williams, D-Philadelphia, announce their probation and parole reform bill in the Capitol rotunda on Jan. 28.

This is every way the state Senate plans to reform criminal justice this session

Over the last decade, lawmakers from both political parties have worked to overhaul punitive criminal justice practices.

This is how the Sandy Hook lawsuit court victory opens cracks in gun makers’...

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims could sue a gun maker, a decision that could open the floodgates to more lawsuits.

Local officials would be able to ban guns on public grounds under state Senate...

Guns may be banned in Pennsylvania’s courthouses and the Capitol, but they’re fair game in municipal buildings, parks, and playgrounds across the state.A state senator from the Philadelphia suburbs wants to change that.Sen. Maria...

The Operation Varsity Blues college admission scandal grew out of a system that was...

The college admission scandal that involved big bribes, coaches and Hollywood actors grew out of a system that favors rich parents and gives coaches too much leeway in admissions, a Villanova University sociologist argues

Most of Pa.’s sick and elderly inmates die in prison. Medical parole could change...

Pennsylvania’s prison population grows older by the day, but only a handful of people are released from state corrections facilities each year due to failing health.That’s according to state Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, who...

A viral video captured a travesty at Hazleton High School. It can’t be allowed...

We’re demanding answers and reforms. But have yet to get any.