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Transgender women with felony past fight name change rules

Similar efforts have been underway in other states, with varying degrees of success.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Pennsylvania high court OKs ‘comfort dogs’ for witnesses

Judges can limit any potential prejudice to a defendant by blocking jurors’ view of the dog and giving appropriate jury instructions, the court said.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

US appeals court revives lawsuit over gun club restrictions

An appeals court says a Pennsylvania federal judge shouldn’t have thrown out a legal challenge to township zoning rules that restricted operations at a gun range near Pittsburgh and limited “sportsman’s clubs” to nonprofit entities.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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Updated: August 3, 2021 | 4:51 pm

State College roadwork firm to pay $20M in workers’ retirement theft case

Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. has agreed to have a court-appointed corporate monitor perform oversight, including of the process of returning the money to 1,267 victims.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Cosby DA: Chief judge’s TV interview ‘fuels’ misinformation

The lead prosecutor in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case believes the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overstepped its power and added “fuel on the fire” when the chief justice gave a weekend television interview.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Bucks County senator announces bill to limit deals like the one that freed Cosby

Two Pennsylvania state senators plan to introduce legislation that would require all future non-prosecution agreements to be in writing in order to be enforceable.

By Darryl C. Murphy/WHYY