Crime and Justice

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.”

Paulo Valdivieso via flickr under Creative Commons


(Harrisburg) -- The state House GOP's budget plan proposes across-the-board cuts. But, one of the more-heavily affected areas is the court system.

Bret Jaspers / WSKG News

At about 8:15 Monday morning, former Broome County Executive Debbie Preston turned herself in to the New York State police barracks in Kirkwood, NY.

Correction: Raise The Age

Apr 12, 2017

This week we reported that New York and North Carolina are the only states that prosecute 16- and 17-year-olds as adults.  That wasn’t accurate.