In the 1980s, tough penalties were put in place for those who were convicted of drug crimes. Crack and powder cocaine started to become more common in major cities like Philadelphia, and Congress reacted by creating lengthy prison sentences for those who were convicted.
A Pennsylvania boy is preparing for his fourth surgery in nearly a year. He was injured last year when he and his aunt were struck by an alleged drunk driver. The two were leaving a baseball game on Aug. 4 when a 22-year-old man behind the wheel of a Toyota Tundra struck the boy and his aunt as they were crossing the street.
Nearly each legislative session, legislatures around the country propose new laws aimed at making the penalties for drunk driving stronger. Pennsylvania is no exception, as new laws mandating the installation of ignition interlock devices for first-time DUI offenders was up for debate.
According to the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia, the city has the highest rate of bicycle commuters among the 10 most populated cities in the nation. With this information, one would expect that bicycle safety would be of the utmost importance. A new state law is looking to decrease the number of car accidents involving bicyclists by requiring drivers to keep a certain distance when passing those riding on bicycles.
As the school year draws to a close, many students will be taking part in several special events. Whether it is going to prom or their classmates' graduation parties, high school students will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate. While many of these events will happen incident-free, underage drinking is a problem that is receiving a lot of attention from law enforcement throughout Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia readers may remember a sad story from a few months ago about a young Philadelphia Phillies fan who was hit by a car in San Francisco as he was attending a Phillies away game.
According to reports, a 36-year-old Pennsylvania man died recently after being injured at work. The man was an employee at a paper factory owned and operated by Procter & Gamble Inc. in Washington Township. Officials from the company explained that the accident occurred while production lines were shut down. Routine maintenance was being performed on the machines.
A Pennsylvania man made national news recently. He received two DUIs within a 17-hour period. The first arrest happened on Friday, March 30, while he was driving a school bus full of children to a field trip. The second happened early Saturday morning as he was driving his personal vehicle.
An accident in 2010 took the life of a 22-year-old man from Philadelphia. His best friend since childhood was driving at the time of the car crash. According to reports, he will face jail time for the death of his close friend.