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Laura Benshoff covers the suburbs for WHYY, 91 FM. Originally from Raleigh, N.C., Laura hasn't had a southern accent in years. She moved to Montreal for college before landing in Philadelphia in 2012.

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Feds charge Pa. banking secretary’s stepson in cyberstalking case

Fordham University student Mikael Laferla — also known as Mikael Zarett — is alleged to have used social media “to obtain nude or partially clothed pictures” of an unnamed minor in suburban Lower Moreland Township in 2018.

By Ryan Briggs/WHYY, Max Marin/WHYY and Laura Benshoff/WHYY

As restrictions lift, reopened Pa. businesses cast a wary eye towards the future

“A lot of restaurant operators are saying, ‘Lemme just get to April.’ It’s going to be warmer outside, windows open, people wanting to go out. So there is some hope.”

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

As Pa. cracks down on business defying shutdown, hundreds appear on scofflaw list

For some businesses, the decision to stay open is about staying afloat.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY and Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads
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