Following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Pennsylvania lawmakers are introducing legislation aimed at preventing a similar tragedy from happening in the Commonwealth. In 2006, Pennsylvania was the site of one of the most notorious school shootings in American history when an armed kidnapper took hostage, and then killed, a number of girls in a one-room Amish school in Nickel Mines, Lancaster County.
The proposed legislation addresses a loophole in the current child protective service law that doesn’t require some people to report suspected child abuse or neglect they witness to the state. But some child advocates worry expanding the legal mandate could lead to more erroneous reports.
HARRISBURG — Fritz Walker got involved in lobbying for gun control in Pennsylvania after the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012.
State Representative Todd Stephens of Montgomery County and Kristen Tullo, PA state director of the Humane Society of the United States, talk about Pennsylvania’s new comprehensive animal abuse law.
The Women’s Center of Montgomery County, local elected officials and community members joined together on Sunday in a run to remember the life of Ellen Gregory Robb, a local victim of domestic violence.
Tethering or chaining a dog may keep the pet safe outdoors, but it can be harmful if the animal is tied up for too many hours, in adverse weather conditions or on a leash that's too short.
Ground broken on Korean War memorial and Peace Park; local, Korean dignitaries commemorate relationship between both countries
Plans for a memorial to Korean War veterans in Montgomery Township have taken another big step forward.
In July, state Rep. Todd Stephens, R-151, of Horsham, announced he’d secured $10 million of the state budget to help remove perfluorinated compounds from the township’s drinking water.