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Domestic violence — ending the abuse

In the last decade alone, more than 1,600 people have died. Last year alone there were 123 victims in Pennsylvania who died from domestic violence incidents. Sixty-seven percent of those victims were killed by a current or former intimate partner and most were killed by firearm. There is no “typical” victim. The killed include men, women and children, young and mature, all races and socio-economic groups.

By Scott LaMar and Merideth Bucher

Legislation aims to help fire companies recoup cost

In Pennsylvania, more than 96% of registered fire departments are manned by volunteers. Managing a volunteer fire department is an exercise in doing a lot with very little funding. There is new legislation in the works that would allow volunteer fire companies to bill for the cost of their emergency response.  

By Merideth Bucher

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