Proposals To Get Tough On Swatting

HARRISBURG – Several bills are being introduced by PA House Republicans to combat swatting – an act where a person places a hoax 911 call alleging a serious threat. Not knowing swatting calls are hoaxes, authorities must take them seriously and often respond with a...

Battle For Legalized Pot In PA

HARRISBURG – With hearings underway in Harrisburg after Gov. Josh Shapiro’s unveiled his $48.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2024-25, one aspect of his proposal is legalizing recreational marijuana use in PA to bring in revenue. House Republican Leader, Lancaster...

Two More Seek PA U.S. Senate Seat

HARRISBURG (AP) – Two more candidates are filing paperwork to appear on PA’s primary ballots for U.S. Senate as Democrat Sen. Bob Casey seeks a fourth term. Brandi Tomasetti, a Republican from Lancaster County, and William Parker, a Democrat from Allegheny...

PA “Ag Freedom Package” Proposed

HARRISBURG – Four bills called the “Ag Freedom Package” have been introduced by state Senators Greg Rothman of Cumberland, Dauphin, & Perry Counties and Elder Vogel of Beaver County. Senate Bill 1086 provides common-sense procedural relief for farmers...

Missing Dauphin County Girl Sought

DAUPHIN COUNTY – Dauphin County authorities are searching for a missing girl. Yesterday around 6:30 a.m., 11-year-old Alaysha Jackson left without warning from her home in the Enhaut -Steelton area. Jackson is a black female, about five feet tall, and 110 pounds. She...

Shooting Investigations In Harrisburg

HARRISBURG – Two separate shootings in Harrisburg are under investigation. Yesterday, just after 12 noon, officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of Wakefield Road for a report of a man with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported for medical treatment. Police...

Two Bills Impact Higher Education Institutions

HARRISBURG – Two bills have been introduced by Butler County Rep. Stephenie Scialabba which would affect institutions of higher education. House Bill 2040 requires greater transparency on how tax dollars are used abroad. The bill would require institutions to create...