Crime and Justice

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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. 

Ellen Abbott, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - The Syracuse chapter of the NAACP has concerns about the potential appointment of Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci as a U.S attorney. 

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With the confirmation of Rowan Wilson to the New York Court of Appeals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has now picked all of the judges on the state’s highest court. He’s the first governor to do so since his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo.

Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) - Pennsylvania's attorney general is taking a hard stance against President Donald Trump's ban on travel from seven majority-Muslim nations. 


New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing telecommunications company Time Warner Cable for allegedly defrauding their internet customers. The lawsuit accuses Time Warner Cable of misleading New Yorkers by advertising internet service at speeds they did not provide. 

Charles Compton

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Sponsors of a proposed New York state law to make crimes targeting first responders punishable as hate crimes say the measure was inspired by an increase in fatalities among law enforcement. 

Sasha-Ann Simons, WXXI

Much to his disappointment, an extensive history of mental health issues did not work in the favor of Emanuel Lutchman in federal court Thursday. He was sentenced by Judge Frank Geraci, Jr. to 20 years in prison for plotting a New Year’s Eve machete attack at Merchants Grill in the name of ISIS.

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(Harrisburg) -- The Wolf administration is shutting down Pennsylvania's oldest prison--SCI Pittsburgh--capping nearly a month of intense arguments that followed the initial closure notice. 

Margaret Krauss

(Keystone Crossroads) The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) announced Thursday that State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh will shut down by June 30, 2017. 

Lindsey Lazarski, WHYY

(Keystone Crossroads) It’s been three weeks since the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) announced five prisons were being considered for closure: State Correctional Institutions Pittsburgh and Mercer in the western part of the state, and Waymart, Retreat, and Frackville in the east. More than 2,500 prisoners will be relocated to other prisons throughout the state.