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His life sentence commuted, prisoner now faces theft charges dating back to 1992

After 25 years in prison, David Sheppard received clemency for a second-degree murder charge. But he may have to go back to prison for allegedly stealing jeans in 1992.
By Katie Meyer

After years of pressure from advocates, state House advances gift ban.

Under current law, lawmakers can accept whatever gifts they want, no matter the cost. For the first time in recent memory, the House may be poised to change that.
By Katie Meyer



Talking about anything but impeachment

By Ed Mahon

Should college athletes be paid?

Last month, California became the first state to make it legal for college athletes to be compensated for the use of their names, images and likenesses. Athletes will also be allowed to hire agents to represent them to seek out deals.

By Scott LaMar

What’s all the fuss about roundabouts?

Roundabouts are becoming much more common, and safer, in the U.S. PennDOT data on 19 newly installed roundabouts on state routes show that they are safer and more efficient than a traditional four-way, traffic light intersection.

By Merideth Bucher

Once again, House will bar nonbelievers from giving invocations

But some Democrats indicate they’d be open to rethinking that policy if they regained a majority in the chamber
By Katie Meyer

Updated: August 28, 2019 | 4:59 pm

PUC’s review of pipeline safety regulation prompts attacks by residents, groups and lawmakers

Some argued for no added regulations, but most urged tighter curbs on the pipeline industry
By Jon Hurdle

Pa. educators turn to Secret Service for safety advice

“All of us are desperate to find the answer. Why is this happening? How can we stop it?”
By Ed Mahon
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