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Pennsylvania Republicans try to make Philadelphia crime a central campaign issue — even outside of the city

Fear-mongering commercials pop up in breaks when the Phillies are duking it out in the World Series, or the Eagles are fighting it out on the gridiron.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

Alan Byerly, a Berks County man, sentenced to prison for attacking a journalist during January 6th Capitol attack

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced on Friday to nearly three years in prison for assaulting an Associated Press photographer and attacking police officers with a stun gun during the U.S. Capitol riot.

By The Associated Press

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Philadelphia caseworker charged in connection to child’s beating death

A Philadelphia caseworker has been charged with third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and other counts in connection to the July beating death of a 3-year-old child in foster care.

By The Associated Press

Updated: October 6, 2022 | 3:42 pm

11 turkey farm workers in Central Pennsylvania charged with cruelty caught on video

11 workers were charged with animal cruelty at farms in Chester, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Perry and Union counties, police said.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press


Hazing back in the spotlight after recent incident in Middletown

Hazing to initiate new or younger people into fraternal organizations, clubs or onto sports teams is sometimes thought to be a relic of the past that is most often outlawed. But it isn’t.

By Scott LaMar

Psychiatrist who treated mass murderer James Holmes tells her story

Dr. Lynne Fenton is a psychiatrist who treated Holmes, was identified publicly and then was vilified for not stopping Holmes and faced death threats of her own.

By Scott LaMar

2 Pa. judges ordered to pay more than $200 million in kids-for-cash scheme

Two Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks have been ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of children who fell victim to their crimes

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press
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