Pennsylvania

Jim and Evelyn Piazza stand by as Centre County, Pa., prosecutors discuss an investigation into the death of their son Timothy Piazza
Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File
May 02, 2018 - 11:30 am
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A judge's illness is delaying a hearing for members of a Penn State fraternity charged after the FBI recovered security camera footage from a basement bar area the night a pledge was fatally injured. Twelve members of the shuttered Beta...
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro stands with Timothy Piazza's parents
Tony Romeo-KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
May 01, 2018 - 12:53 pm
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he’ll pursue a new legal theory in an effort to prosecute Penn State frat members involved in a fatal hazing incident last year. Shapiro is seeking to reinstate certain charges -- including involuntary manslaughter -- against five former fraternity...
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Golf Generic
April 29, 2018 - 9:32 am
By Nicole Chavez, CNN (CNN) -- A Pennsylvania state senator is calling for an investigation after a group of African American women said a golf course called the cops on them because they were golfing too slow. "We have to deal with situations like this too frequently," State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes...
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School Strike
Tony Romeo
April 22, 2018 - 2:30 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The state Senate Education Committee has held hearings on school strikes in Pennsylvania and ways to limit them and their impacts. The Senate Education Committee chairman says one possible alternative is binding arbitration. But Jeffrey Sultanik, chairman of Fox...
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Pat Loeb
April 22, 2018 - 2:30 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The state attorney general says after a review, there will be changes to the list of states whose concealed carry permits for firearms are recognized by Pennsylvania. Concealed carry permits issued by Virginia will, in few weeks, no longer be recognized in...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
April 18, 2018 - 4:55 pm
The Pennsylvania Senate has passed a bill that would, for the first time, make repeated convictions for DUI a felony offense. The bill, approved overwhelmingly by the Senate, is sponsored by suburban Philadelphia Republican John Rafferty. “Pennsylvania is still one of only four states that does not...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
April 17, 2018 - 2:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A state Senate panel on Tuesday took up a proposal to expand family leave in Pennsylvania. The bill would grant unpaid leave to include, with certain conditions, employees caring for a gravely ill grandparent, grandchild or sibling. The bill is sponsored by...
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Tablet with the text Abortion on the display
Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
April 16, 2018 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - The Pennsylvania House has sent to the Senate a bill that would prohibit abortions based on a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome. Currently in Pennsylvania, abortion is allowed up to 24 weeks for any reason, unless the sole reason is the sex of the fetus. The bill,...
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Tony Romeo
Tony Romeo
April 16, 2018 - 3:53 pm
The state health secretary has decided to implement the recommendations of the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board, including one that will make medical cannabis available in dry-leaf or flower form. State law prohibits the smoking of medical marijuana, but Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says in...
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Governor Wolf
Photo Credit: Tony Romeo
Tony Romeo
April 16, 2018 - 2:03 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed a bill intended to improve judges’ ability to evaluate the threat posed by defendants in domestic violence cases. Judges use ‘risk assessment’ tools – such as examining criminal backgrounds – when setting bail in domestic...
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