Groups across the United States organized sit-ins and protests as Senate Republicans returned to their home states for the recess.Read More
The jury in Bill Crosby's trial for aggravated indecent assault has deadlocked, resulting in a mistrial. However, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele issued a statement that he will seek a new trial.Read More
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In a move that's sure to upset more than a few right-wing politicians (hi, Mike Pence), Pittsburgh has banned conversion therapy, becoming the first city in Pennsylvania to do so.Read More
9-year-old Hilde Kate Lysiak is the sole journalist of Orange Street News, the only publication devoted exclusively to covering the events of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania (population 5,000). Hilde's favorite beat to report on is crime, and she's written extensively about vandalism, drug use, and harassment in Selinsgrove.Read More
Back in December, the Pennsylvania District Attorney charged Bill Cosby in the 2004 assault of Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee. Since then, Cosby and his lawyer have attempted to appeal, saying that a previous DA promised him he'd never be charged over this encounter. *sigh* Now, a PA judge be like "Are you fucking kidding me?" OK, so those weren't the exact words, but the point is, the appeal was denied.Read More
In our ever-increasingly technology dependent world, social media has become a force with which to be reckoned. Our old institutions are still trying to bridge the gap, but the good folks in Pottstown, Pennsylvania certainly seem to understand our evolving world better than most. After a local paper, the Pottstown Mercury, started pinning mugshots to Pinterest, the local police have seen a 58% increase in arrests.Read More
Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania's current Attorney General and the state's Republican candidate for governor, has taken a most unusual approach to criticism of himself online: He's subpoenaed Twitter, asking that it hand over the "name, address, contact information, creation date, creation Internet Protocol address and any and all log in Internet Protocol address" associated with two Twitter accounts, @bfbarbie and @casablancaPA, which have only 68 and 123 followers, respectively.