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  • Allentown mayor wants gun law repealed to avoid lawsuit

     Allentown mayor wants gun law repealed to avoid lawsuit
    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has called for the repeal of a local gun law that could open up the city to a costly lawsuit, thanks to a move by the state Legislature. In the final minutes of the legislative session Monday, lawmakers approved a bill that...
  • Bill would allow schools to store EpiPens

    Bill would allow schools to store EpiPens
    Denise McSherry was driving home from a restaurant with her family earlier this year when she noticed that her 4-year-old daughter, Abagail, was quiet in her car seat. Too quiet. She looked back and saw a fearful look on Abagail's face and then the...
  • Castille asks Kane to check porn emails for judges' names

    HARRISBURG — The chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court wants the names of any judges who might have received or sent sexually explicit emails to employees of the state attorney general's office. Ron Castille made the request of...
  • Pennsylvania's unconstitutional gesture to victims' rights

    It's an occupational hazard for politicians: succumbing to the temptation to do something, anything, to get on the popular side of a public controversy, even if that means enacting an unconstitutional law. The latest example — one that we hope other...
  • NCAA asks Pa. high court to end officials' suit over Penn State fine

    NCAA asks Pa. high court to end officials' suit over Penn State fine
    The NCAA has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to overrule a Commonwealth Court order to prepare for a trial on the validity of its agreement with Penn State on sanctions over the Jerry Sandusky sex- abuse scandal. In a filing with the state's...
  • McCaffery suspension may pit king's power against will of the people

    McCaffery suspension may pit king's power against will of the people
    HARRISBURG — King's Bench power. It's a 12th-century legal authority the Legislature bestowed in 1722 on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, granting the court constitutional authority over legal and supervisory aspects of the court system in the...
  • Cop killer's speech spurs new Pennsylvania victim rights law

    People in Pennsylvania can now take civil action against offenders for conduct that causes a "continuing effect of the crime," drawing the ire of civil rights advocates who say the law violates the 1st Amendment. Standing at the scene where Philadelphia...
  • NRA-backed bill clears Pa. Legislature; Corbett indicates he'll sign it

    NRA-backed bill clears Pa. Legislature; Corbett indicates he'll sign it
    HARRISBURG — In the final minutes of the Pennsylvania legislative session, the House on Monday approved a bill clearing the way for the National Rifle Association and other groups to sue municipalities that enact ordinances stricter than state...
  • Lawmakers address prescription drug abuse

    Lawmakers address prescription drug abuse
    Doctor shoppers in Pennsylvania soon will have to look elsewhere for their prescription drugs. The state House and Senate last week approved a bill creating a prescription drug database system. The bill now is before Gov. Tom Corbett, who has said he...
  • Two challengers attack Harhart in debate

    Independent candidate Michael Molovinsky may be a long shot for the 183rd state house district, but he had little trouble standing out in a three-way candidate debate Saturday morning. The candidate, known best for his "Molovinsky on Allentown" blog and...
  • Eric Frein manhunt wipes out many a speeding ticket

    Curtis Gibbs of Allentown got a break this month when he went to court for allegedly slapping state Trooper Joe Bushta's horse during Musikfest. On the day of the hearing, Bushta was among hundreds of troopers assigned to the search for Eric Frein in...