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Police say the video from the stun gun of Hummelstown Police Officer Lisa Mearkle shows her shooting 59-year-old David Kassick twice after a Feb. 2 chase that began over expired inspection and emissions stickers.
Photo by Associated Press (Harrisburg) _ A Pennsylvania prosecutor plans to make public a video of a police officer fatally shooting an unarmed man in the back as he lay face down. District Attorney Ed Marsico notified a judge in Harrisburg on Friday that he will release the video Wednesday unless the judge intervenes. Police say the video from the stun gun of Hummelstown Police Officer Lisa Mearkle shows her shooting 59-year-old David Kassick tw...
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In the Multiple Choices podcast, Keystone Crossroads senior education writer Kevin McCorry joins with Paul Socolar, publisher and editor of the Public School Notebook, and Notebook contributing editor Dale Mezzacappa to explain and explore the history, complexities and controversies of public education funding in Pennsylvania.
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A spokesman for Senator Bob Caseys says the second-term Democrat plans to send an email to supporters on today announcing his support for Clinton.
Photo by Ben Allen/witf (Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's senior U.S. senator is preparing to publicly endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. A spokesman for Senator Bob Caseys says the second-term Democrat plans to send an email to supporters on today announcing his support for Clinton. In the email, Casey will tout Clinton's dedication to fighting for the middle class. Casey sided with Barack Obama over Clinton in the hard-fought 2008 Democ...
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"The two discussions need to happen at the same time. You can't demand higher accountability if you don't have sufficient resources, but on the other hand, we shouldn't be providing a lot of resources without the accountability tied to it."
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“If there’s a fine and she doesn’t pay it, she’s going to jail.”
A Susquehanna County judge has fined anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins $1,000 for getting too close to a natural gas site earlier this year. The money will cover part of the legal fees incurred by the region's biggest gas driller-- Cabot Oil and Gas. The company has repeatedly sought to have her held in contempt of
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"Most were not aware of what was being used, or what effects their service would have on their health, their children's health, or even their grandchildren's health."
Photo by Originally from U.S. Army Operations in Vietnam, R.W. Trewyn, Ph.D. U.S. Huey helicopter spraying Agent Orange over Vietnam during the Vietnam War. (Harrisburg) -- Veterans in the midstate, like many in the U.S., are still dealing with the fallout from the U.S. military's decision to use a deadly chemical in the Vietnam War. The military sprayed more than 11 million gallons of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, but it's unclear exactly...
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Congrats to the news department!
Photo by Joanne Cassaro/WITF WITF's multimedia news department has been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) with seven Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including the prestigous Overall Excellence. It's the fifth year in a row the public media organization netted at least a half dozen regional honors from RTDNA.
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Similar events will be held across the region and proceeds will help fund Racial Justice efforts at YWCAs aimed at eliminating racism and empowering women.
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Montgomery County Judge William Carpenter's order came just after Kane challenged the basis for the contempt hearing.
Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourke (Harrisburg) -- A hearing on whether to hold state Attorney General Kathleen Kane in contempt of court is being delayed. Montgomery County Judge William Carpenter's order came just after Kane challenged the basis for the contempt hearing. The judge initially ordered the hearing after Kane fired prosecutor James Barker, who had testified in a court-ordered investigation into allegations that her office leaked secret i...
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“I think it’s been very productive. I would not view it as confrontational at all."
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The preliminary injunction has blocked part of the governor's effort to give in-home caregivers a role in how state programs shape and pay for long-term care.
Photo by Wikimedia Commons Governor Tom Wolf has said he just wants to give in-home care workers a voice. Under a partial injunction issued Thursday, that voice would be somewhat muted. Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini has ruled that direct care workers can still elect a representative, who can still meet with state officials about things like standards, training, working conditions. But Pellegrini barred the parties from putting any agree...
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The measure, which passed the Republican-controlled state Senate with bipartisan support last week, aims to preempt a Philadelphia law requiring businesses with 10 or more employees to give workers an hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked.
Photo by Mary Wilson / witf Governor Tom Wolf said Thursday he would veto a state proposal to eradicate local sick-leave laws in Pennsylvania if it reaches his desk. The measure, which passed the Republican-controlled state Senate with bipartisan support last week, aims to preempt a Philadelphia law requiring businesses with 10 or more employees to give workers an hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked. Wolf says such local policies sh...
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