Crime and Justice


HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Anti-establishment lawyer Larry Krasner's win in the Philadelphia District Attorney Democratic primary Tuesday put him on track for a probable victory in November. 

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - A federal bill that would reduce the amount of time animals spend in shelters after being abused and neglected has support from animal rights advocates and elected officials in central New York. The legislation would speed up the legal process to reduce the burden on shelters and give abused animals new homes sooner. 

Bret Jaspers / WSKG News

The Tompkins County Jail has been overcrowded for years; New York State says the county needs to deal with it.


BUFFALO (WBFO) - Longtime local political operative G. Steven Pigeon, who is charged in two separate state cases, now faces a federal complaint. According to a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, Pigeon is accused of trying to arrange a large contribution by a foreign national to what his attorney identified as Governor Cuomo's campaign. 

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A proposal struck down by Governor Tom Wolf last session is back in the legislature, and may very well pass again. 

AP Photo/Marc Levy

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Legislation to combine the state Department of Corrections with the Board of Probations and Parole has begun moving through the Senate. The consolidation is part of Governor Tom Wolf's plan to cut costs in his proposed budget in the face of a $3 billion structural deficit. 

PA Prisons Get New Inmates, Courtesy Of Vermont

May 5, 2017

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Pennsylvania's Department of Corrections is striking a deal to house inmates from Vermont in its Camp Hill Prison, which has about 1,000 empty beds. 

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

ITHACA (WRVO) - Several recent violent crimes in downtown Ithaca have prompted a reaction from the Ithaca Police Department. The crimes are uncommon for the city. 

Ellen Abbott, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Dozens of alleged members of one of Syracuse’s most notorious gangs are off the street following Operation Bricktown, the first series of arrests in an initiative from the New York state attorney general’s office to get drugs off the streets. 

Monica Sandreczki / WSKG News

At the Binghamton City Court Monday morning, former Broome County Executive Debbie Preston pleaded guilty to charges of “official misconduct.”