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Court: Man charged with child porn can withhold his password

Pennsylvania’s highest court has ruled that a man charged with distributing child pornography does not have to tell police his computer password.

By The Associated Press

Senate sends fight over Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to House

The Republican-controlled Senate approved the bill Wednesday, 42-7, to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage in four steps to $9.50 in 2022.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Pennsylvania Senate passes Down syndrome abortion ban bill

Pennsylvania’s Senate is passing a bill to outlaw abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, although it faces a veto on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Philly Council rushing to close deal on 10-year tax abatement before 2020

If City Council President Darrell Clarke has his way, Philadelphia’s 10-year property tax abatement on residential construction will be dramatically different by the end of this year.

By Jake Blumgart/WHYY

Court ponders discipline against Penn State case prosecutor

Amelia Kittredge ith the Office of Disciplinary Counsel told the state Supreme Court in Harrisburg that Frank Fina violated a rule against prosecutors issuing subpoenas without a judge’s approval to get information from lawyers about their current or former clients.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Arrest made in shooting death of Chambersburg man found dead in trunk

Justin Hockenberry will face several counts, including criminal homicide and tampering with evidence.
By The Associated Press

Philadelphia’s Christ Church preserves historic steeple

A centuries-old artifact of architectural, church and American history is being restored.

By Kimberly Paynter/WHYY

Pittsburgh City Council introduces legislation scrutinizing Parks Conservancy

Four city councilors introduced legislation on Tuesday that would scrutinize the city’s relationship to the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, calling for a review of all working agreements with the organization. 

By Ariel Worthy/WESA