Crime and Justice

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- After over six hours of discussion and several questions to the judge, the jury in former Penn State President Graham Spanier's child endangerment case ended its first day of deliberation without a verdict.


HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- In the Dauphin County Courthouse, the child endangerment case against former Penn State President Graham Spanier is entering its second phase. The prosecution has rested, and now it's the defense's turn.

This week, former Penn State University president Graham Spanier is in court for his role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. This trial is one of the final chapters in a legal saga that has stretched since Sandusky was arrested in 2011. 


HARRISBURG (WSKG) - The first full day of testimony has ended in the trial of former Penn State President Graham Spanier. 


HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- There's just one criminal trial left in court related to the child sex abuse case that has surrounded former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky--and the university he worked for--since 2011.

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The New York State budget is due in three and a half weeks, but the biggest push is for a change that is not a spending item. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole are two of the state entities near the center of the Wolf administration's cost-cutting efforts. 

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A community of Muslims in the Southern Tier is happy and relieved now that a Tennessee man who was plotting to attack them has been found guilty on four federal charges

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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is pushing for a measure to stop treating 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in the state’s criminal justice system. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) - It was a rough weekend for the state Capitol building. Offices on four floors of the Senate side were temporarily closed after a Gettysburg man broke in and sprayed a fire extinguisher, potentially damaging historic paintings. Despite the damage, Capitol police say they won't be rethinking their security plans as a result of the incident.