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Philadelphia police commissioner defends protest response

Critics and protesters have denounced the city’s use of tear gas and other less-than-lethal munitions during at least three incidents.

By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

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Law enforcement in Pa. preparing for possible unrest despite ‘no specific threats’ to the Capitol

“While there are no specific threats to the Capitol or the Capitol Complex, we are taking actions out of the abundance of caution, to be prepared in case any situations arise,” Capitol Police Superintendent Joseph Jacob told reporters Thursday.

By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA and Joseph Darius Jaafari/Spotlight PA

Pittsburgh officials brace for possible protests ahead of inauguration day

Trump extremists have reportedly singled out Pittsburgh, Columbus, Ohio, and state capitals across the country as potential targets.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

Refiled charges against protesters touches off dispute between Pittsburgh mayor and district attorney

Charges against two dozen protesters from last summer’s demonstrations against police brutality are being refiled.

By Katie Blackley/WESA