Criminal Justice

As 15 states sue Trump over border wall, Pa. AG Josh Shapiro ‘won’t hesitate...

Attorneys general in 15 states, led by California, have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block President Donald Trump's effort to build a wall at America's southern border with Mexico, even though Congress had...

What’s stopping municipal gun control laws across Pennsylvania? Costly lawsuits, for starters

As the state Legislature stalls on gun control, there seems to be no shortage of local officials who want to pass gun control laws at the municipal level.

Harrisburg Police herald recovery of more than 600 illegal firearms.

Police in Pennsylvania's capital city say that aggressive seizure of illegal firearms has contributed to a decrease in violent crime rates over the last three years.The Harrisburg Police Bureau took almost 200 illegally possessed...

State lawmakers introduce ‘red flag’ gun bills on anniversary of Parkland shooting

On the one-year anniversary of a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Pennsylvania lawmakers and activists renewed calls for a “red flag” law that would limit firearm access for troubled individuals.Two state senators introduced...

Schuylkill County teachers will continue legal fight against arming school staff

A Schuylkill County judge says she needs more information from a local teachers union before ruling on a policy that would allow employees to carry firearms in schools.The Tamaqua Education Association said Thursday it will...

Pa. lawmaker wants to eliminate elected constables, report

A Republican state House member from Berks County says he wants to eliminate Pennsylvania's elected constables and their deputies and transfer their work to county sheriffs.State Rep. Barry Jozwiak, retired state trooper and former county sheriff,...

Parkland, One Year Later: You’re either part of the problem or part of the...

We shouldn't be celebrating just because the U.S. House holds a hearing on gun violence. We're setting our expectations too low. And we owe our children more than that.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro: Pennsylvania needs universal background checks for guns

Mandating background checks for all gun sales would be "a huge step forward" for the commonwealth, he said, and would "help us in law enforcement keep people safe."

Sooner – and probably not later – the time for legal weed in...

There are plenty of obstacles to legal weed in Pa. But it's impossible to put off the debate any longer.

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman offers ‘safe space’ for opinions on legalizing marijuana

It was the opening night of a listening tour that will take Gov. Tom Wolf's No. 2 all over Pennsylvania.