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  • Fortney sisters open up after filing lawsuit against Harrisburg Diocese and Newark Archdiocese

    NEWARK, NJ.- Two sisters living in the Harrisburg area are suing the Archdiocese of Newark in New Jersey and the Harrisburg Diocese in Pennsylvania, as new statute of limitations laws that take effect today. The new laws allow them to take legal action against a priest who they say sexually-assaulted them when they were children. Patty Fortney-Julius and Lara Fortney-Mckeever told the 40th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury how priest Augustine Giella abused them and their three other sisters during its […]

  • Biden lashes out at voter during town hall: “You’re a damn liar”

    NEW HAMPTON, IA.- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden blasted a man at an Iowa town hall as a “damn liar” Thursday, and challenged him to a push-up contest, after he accused the former vice president of being “too old” and took a swipe at son Hunter’s role on the board of a controversial Ukrainian natural gas firm. It happened during a Q-and-A session at the forum in New Hampton, Fox News reports. The voter described those two issues as his […]

  • 3 killed in National Guard helicopter crash

     ST. CLOUD, Minn. — UPDATE 8:52PM: A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went down in Minnesota Thursday killing all 3 members aboard,  Minnesota Gov. Tim Waltz said at a news conference. The National Guard Public Affairs Office confirmed that it lost contact with the helicopter at 2:05 p.m. CST while it was conducting a maintenance test flight that originated from St. Cloud. The St. Paul Fire Department tweeted that it had deployed a rescue squad in support of a Minnesota Aviation Air […]

  • Lancaster man sentenced to prison for raping girl, forcing her to drink alcohol

    LANCASTER, Pa.- A Lancaster man has been sentenced to serve the next five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to raping a teenage girl and forcing her to drink alcohol. Budha Gurung, 24, pleaded guilty to rape, sexual assault, and other charges for the incident back on March 10. Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker sentenced Gurung to five to ten years in prison, as part of the plea agreement. Assistant District Attorney Fritz Haverstick said Gurung, who is […]

  • Why convicted murderer Tabitha Buck could get out of prison early

    LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.- It’s been nearly 30 years since Conestoga Valley High School Student Laurie Show was stabbed to death by multiple people, including Tabitha Buck. Both were teenagers at the time. The incident made national headlines, and was even featured in TV shows like “American Justice” and “20/20”. On Oct. 1, 1992, Buck was found guilty of second-degree murder by a jury in Lehigh County. While jurors and prosecutors couldn’t prove Buck was the one who stabbed Show, she […]

  • Special counsel on gun violence holds first hearing on suicide prevention

    The state’s special counsel on gun violence, created by Governor Tom Wolf via executive order in August, held a public hearing in York today. The counsel has gone to different hearings across the Commonwealth to discuss different gun violence issues. But, this was the first time counsel talked about preventing suicide by firearms, which is the leading cause of firearms-related deaths in Pennsylvania. Restricting access to firearms was not a main point of the conversation, but getting gun shops to […]

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    Pennsylvania Medical Society endorses safe injection sites

    The largest organization of physicians in the state, The Pennsylvania Medical Society, announced it’s endorsing pilot programs for supervised injection sites in the Commonwealth to study their effectiveness. The endorsement reflects growing support for sites to help treat victims in the country’s ongoing opioid crisis. “The opioid epidemic is the biggest public health crisis we’ve faced as a state in decades,” said PAMED President Lawrence John, MD. “We owe it to those suffering from the disease of addiction to carefully […]

  • Controversy over proposed school choice program

    A bill moving through the state legislature is proposing to create a tuition voucher program to help students in the Harrisburg School District, but district officials are concerned it would cost the district more money and destabilize its already precarious budget. After finally making progress under state receivership, those officials say it could all be undone. The prime Co-sponsor of House Bill 1800, State Rep. Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland County, says the program would give tax dollars to students in the […]

  • How raising the minimum wage could help (or hurt) Pennsylvanians

    The debate to raise the minimum wage in the United States has escalated, and it’s taking center stage again in the Commonwealth. People from different backgrounds say the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is too low for a person or family to support themselves on. This is particularly true when it comes to people living in larger cities with rising standards of living like New York City, Washington, D.C., or even Pittsburgh. Advocates point out the federal […]

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