Pa. Rep. Angel Cruz plans to introduce a bill in the statehouse tomorrow that would create a Pennsylvania animal abuse registry. This new proposed legislation follows a historic update to state animal cruelty laws, which Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law yesterday. Research reveals a link between animal abuse and other violence, which is why Cruz believes this registry should be a priority. Tennessee is the only state with an animal abuse registry. Could PA be the second? Here’s the 411 on the soon-arriving bill, and how the proposed registry would work.
A former attorney general is threatening to sue a Pennsylvania county over his representation of a soon-to-be former district attorney, who was being investigated by another former AG. In other words, welcome to Pennsylvania. Bruce Castor is the former DA — the guy who declined to prosecute Bill Cosby in 2005 — and threatening to sue in a case involving his defense of Centre County DA Stacy Parks Miller. This is how it all ties together and why PA taxpayers could be on the hook for six figures.
Wildwood beaches are loooooong and vacation towns face a perpetual off-season revenue issue. So the city's latest attempt to offset costs and bring on property tax savings is parking. Beach parking, to be precise. Here's how it'll work and what it'll cost you.
The Pennsylvania Senate yesterday passed a bill that would allow teachers in the Commonwealth to carry guns on school property, saying it will help educators in rural areas respond to emergencies at times when police response may be slow. Educators from Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, where 26 people died in a mass shooting in 2012, told the Senate armed teachers are not the answer. Gov. Tom Wolf has vowed to veto the bill.
The Parkway museum is hosting the first US project from Paris-based Mohamed Bouroissa, which focuses on North Philly's Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club. The neighborhood it serves is a lot like Paris’s banlieues, where the artist grew up. Expect refreshments, bites and live music throughout the evening.
Where: The Barnes Foundation at 2025 Ben Franklin Pkwy. 19130
When: June 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $25 ($20 for members)
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Police have charged a U-Haul driver with DUI after he drove the truck into a building then tried to flee. Nothing like a quiet weekday afternoon in Northern Liberties. Urban Village Brewing Company, the relatively new tenant at the Piazza, took the hit. There was plenty of damage, but no one was hurt.
Fourth of July falling on a Tuesday makes things a little weird, which you probably already know if you’re one of those people who have *cough* attempted to convince your boss that you deserve off work Monday, too. It also makes typical Fourth of July festivities kind of a cluster, and there’s about a week’s worth of fireworks shows in and around Philly. Here’s a look at the fireworks shows taking place on each day leading up to the Fourth.