Crime and Justice

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(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.

The opioid crisis has touched nearly every part of society, including prisons. Cumberland County Prison Warden Earl Reitz says the most common items they're finding on people is opioid contraband - needles, little bags, or sometimes the addiction treatment drug, suboxone.

Jessica Kourkounis for Keystone Crossroads

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The state House has passed a bill to keep certain drug and violent crime offenders in prison longer. 

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Child advocacy centers across New York state can apply for $10 million in federal funding for their services. These centers provide an environment for child victims to tell their stories in a place other than a police station. 

Ryan Delaney / WRVO News

Law enforcement was forever changed after a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014. There are lessons to be learned from the incident, according to the police chief who played a role restoring peace after the police shooting of Michael Brown and the violence that followed. 

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- This past November, Republicans added even more members to their already-dominant numbers in Pennsylvania's House and Senate. 

Spanier Guilty On A Single Child Endangerment Count

Mar 27, 2017
Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Former Penn State President Graham Spanier has been found guilty of one count of child endangerment.