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Cocaine and Meth Crimes on the Rise in Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

According to ABC News, certain areas of Pennsylvania have seen increased incidents of meth and cocaine abuse. These areas are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Johnstown. The uptick of drug abuse is interesting, particularly in these areas. These locations are known as hot spots, areas officials watch for potential trends throughout the state. The use of… Read More »

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What’s the Difference Between Murder and Manslaughter in Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In February of 2019, Ryan Taylor was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the death of Danee Mower. Taylor and Mower were with other friends along the edge of the Lackawanna River when Mower drowned while face down in the shallows. Taylor stated during trial that he had blacked out after smoking synthetic marijuana. The… Read More »

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Reminder to “Slow Down to Get Around”

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In December of 2018, a new law was passed in Pennsylvania but many residents are still unaware of it, or they’re simply ignoring it. The Slow Down to Get Around law requires vehicles to slow down when approaching certain large vehicles on the side of the road. The law was passed after a number… Read More »

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The Difference Between Theft and Embezzlement in Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, the founder of Marauder Aquatic Club was accused with stealing nearly $40,000 from the aquatic club over a period of two years. Kyle Almoney, is accused of stealing the funds for his own personal expenses. Those expenses included a trip to Hawaii. Since his arrest, Almoney has been released on bail. The case… Read More »

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Who Is Liable for a Commercial Truck Accident?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In the middle of February, a truck accident occurred on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The accident occurred when a wheel flew off a commercial tractor-trailer, crashing through a vehicle’s windshield. A family of five was in the car and the accident left a woman and child severely injured. The accident has shaken many around the… Read More »

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