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Senate panel orders state election officials to hand over troves of voter records

Many are long lists of personal information for millions of Pennsylvania voters, like addresses and Social Security numbers.

By Sam Dunklau

‘One enormous conspiracy theory’: Federal judge orders attorneys who pushed election fraud lie to pay sanctions to Pa. and other defendants.

A federal judge is determining the cost of sanctions for two attorneys ​whose lawsuit contained baseless claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed the motion in May ​to recover legal fees from Gary Fielder and Ernest Walker.

By Julia Agos

Allegheny County joins Philly in backlash to Shapiro’s opioid settlement deal

Under the proposed settlement, Pennsylvania could receive up to $1 billion over 18 years, the life of the agreement.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

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Krasner sues Pa. AG over settlement agreement with opioid distributors

The national settlement appears to jeopardize all local litigation against the group of opioid manufacturers and distributors, potentially barring Krasner’s suit and others in the state from going forward.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

AG Shapiro back in court to ‘keep the pressure’ on DeJoy, USPS for mail delays

Attorney General Josh Shapiro said lengthening delivery times for first-class mail would disrupt a critical service relied on by many senior and veteran Pennsylvanians.

By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

Prosecutors probe Pennsylvania contact tracing data breach

The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office is looking into a breach of COVID-19 contact tracing data that may have compromised private information of some 72,000 people.

By The Associated Press

Attorney General Shapiro: Pa. gun show promoter to bar ‘ghost gun’ assembly kit sales

Attorney General Josh Shapiro said the agreement with Eagle Arms Productions is the first his office is aware of in the nation to curb the sale of such “80% receiver kits” long popular among hobbyists and firearms enthusiasts.

By The Associated Press

Four Philadelphia men arrested for making and selling untraceable ‘ghost guns’

In 2020, Philadelphia authorities recovered 99 ghost guns out of the almost 5,000 “crime guns” police removed from city streets.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

Top Pa. law enforcement leaders pledge to prosecute U.S. Capitol attackers

AG Shapiro: ‘We will use every tool at our disposal to hold you accountable.’

By Sam Dunklau

Updated: December 11, 2020 | 5:00 am

Pennsylvania blasts Texas’ bid to overturn Biden’s election

Lawyers for Pennsylvania responded in the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to Texas’ effort to overturn the election result in four states for President-elect Joe Biden, calling it a “seditious abuse” of the courts that rests on conspiracy theories and falsehoods.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press