A drug bust gone wrong in a Pittsburgh suburb leaves the suspect dead, an agent injured, and kids and shoppers terrified.
"If it were my client who behaved as they had, he would be on his way to prison."
The case is a perfect example of the overcriminalization of petty crimes.
This School District Threatened To Take Kids Away From Parents Over Lunch Debt. Then It Refused a Businessman's Offer to Pay Those Debts.
Instead of teaching kids the importance of paying their debts, Wyoming Valley West school district offered a lesson about the arbitrary and terrifying power of government.
"Because the death penalty has repeatedly been handed out in an unreliable and arbitrary manner, it cannot survive the state Constitution’s ban on cruel punishments."
Trump's steel protectionism seems to have failed. Again.
Gov. Tom Wolf just signed a bill to recognize occupational licenses obtained in different parts of the country.
The law will reopen critical channels to employment and housing that might otherwise be closed.
Seventeen tons of coke is nothing to sneeze at, but the dangers of the drug were wildly overhyped by law enforcement.
They Said This Law Would Fix Blighted Neighborhoods. Instead It's Being Used to Steal People's Homes
And the Pennsylvania state lawmaker who wrote the law is now the judge who hears a lot of the cases.
County officials say the Lancaster County district attorney's use of $20,000 in funds intended for drug enforcement to lease an SUV is "improper."
It's not about school safety-it's about the money.
No good deed goes unpunished.
Pennsylvania Subsidized Creed II With $16 Million in Tax Breaks, Even Though It Mostly Takes Place in California
The movie moves the Rocky franchise from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. So it's an apt metaphor for Pennsylvania's film subsidy program.
Sure, the public deserves to know what Amazon was getting offered. But it deserved to know all along, too.
Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz helped his local LGBT community before he died. Several in the Pittsburgh LGBT community cannot do the same for his.
No matter how heinous the crime, the state shouldn't be in the business of killing its citizens.
A GOP candidate claims she's the only person in the race who opposes a life-saving opioid policy, but her Democratic opponent is against it as well.
Civil liberties lawyers worry that sensitive documents could end up in the wrong hands.
Green Party candidate also left out of debate that will include only two of the four candidates on the ballot.
When the ground strategy failed, police turned to the air.
An investigation concluded that there was no way the officers could have seen a man using drugs as they said they did.
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Want to Lift the Statute of Limitations Amid the Catholic Priest Sex Abuse Report
The bill was passed unanimously by the state Senate, but has remained in the House since February 2017.
Jonathan Roselle had only been on the police force for about six months before the fatal shooting.
Is a mom who passed drugs along to her infant via breastfeeding a real community threat?
A Pennsylvania town is trying to force an Amish widow to ignore her religious beliefs in the name of public utilities.
Drug war absurdity meets police recklessness.
Sean Williams is suing the Lancaster Police Department after he says a tasing violated the Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments.
"Oh come on, bruh. You're really going to tase him? He was sitting down. That's crazy. That's why I record everything."
"There's no constitutional authority for [ICE]," says Dale Kerns. "There's really no need for them, either."
Does Pennsylvania need to license barbers? How about "campsite membership salespersons"? Gov. Tom Wolf says no.
"Student safety in any activity is our primary focus."
If Republicans get crushed in November, it will be because they tied themselves to an unpopular president and abandoned promises to cut spending.
Mandatory abuse reporting requirements lead to a novel marketing scheme.
Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory this morning, but he leads Republican Rick Saccone by just 500 votes. Libertarian Drew Miller got more than 1,300.
City officials' excuses are getting more and more ridiculous.
The state Supreme Court did away with a Republican gerrymander and tilted the new map toward Democrats. That should be worrying.
The SCOTUS won't get involved in a dispute over Pennsylvania's congressional district lines. Could an algorithm succeed where lawmakers and judges have failed?
"This is a profoundly damaging practice. It destroys people."