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Warrants served by US marshals task force drop in year after deputy killed in Harrisburg

“The incident left a permanent scar on that unit. But they’re trained to overcome extreme difficulties."
By Christine Vendel, PennLive

Philadelphia devotes $4.4 million to ‘holistic’ anti-violence programs

“Violence is only a symptom of a larger crisis of pervasive poverty in Philadelphia.”
By Ryan Briggs, WHYY

Industrial hemp could become common sight in Pa. once again

"Pennsylvania was famous for hemp. We were known for it. And now it's an exciting new opportunity."
By Rachel McDevitt

Penn State hazing report: Sorority members forced to lick toes, frat members immersed in trash cans of ice

Four of the 10 incidents reported in the last school year involved alcohol-consumption
By Christine Vendel, PennLive

Chester County joins local governments suing opioid manufacturers

At least 18 Pa. counties have filed similar lawsuits in recent years. 
By Nina Feldman, WHYY

Tamaqua school board punts on policy to allow teachers to carry guns

"I really believed the board had truly believed that this was the best way to protect our students. It has gone from that to a Second Amendment push."
By Jen Kinney, Keystone Crossroads

Food bank in central Pa. boosts service as federal workers miss paychecks

More than 12,000 Pennsylvanians aren't getting paid during the shutdown
By Katie Meyer

Harrisburg Catholics seeking answers after clergy sex abuse scandal pack ‘listening session’

“Why was this allowed to go on for so long and how can it get better?”
By Christine Vendel, PennLive

Bucks County parent details violent origin of controversial school mascot

“It was used to describe body parts taken for bounty – bounty that was paid to white settlers.”
By Aaron Moselle

Lack of funding continues to pose challenges for expanding broadband access in Pa.

“If you double that, it would not be enough, because the need is so profound.”
By Min Xian, Keystone Crossroads