Lawmakers target revenge porn

On November 26, 2013 By

An 18-year-old Schuylkill County girl shared some intimate photos of herself with a slightly older man she’d been dating. And during their romance, the pair made a video of themselves having sex. When the boyfriend became physically abusive, the young woman broke off the relationship and sought a protection from abuse order. Read More → Dan Kelly […]

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It may not be perfect, but bureaucracy worked Thursday night. Berks County fire company officials, at a forum hosted by state Sen. Judy Schwank, learned how new and lowered weight limits on bridges across the state would impact emergency vehicles. In short, it means paperwork for fire companies, lots of paperwork. Kamlesh A. Ashar, PennDOT […]

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Scams are everywhere, David Shallcross told 35 residents at Fleetwood Area High School on Thursday. There are people preying on residents confused by the Affordable Care Act or pretending to represent fake charities. Others scheme to discover credit card numbers, steal identities or get paid for construction work that will never be done. “If it […]

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Drivers looking to pick up speed on Pennsylvania highways without getting ticketed could have some good news rolling their way. The highest-ranking member of the state Senate announced plans Friday to introduce legislation that would allow, but not mandate, higher maximum speeds on portions of interstates, including the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe […]

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If he is ever elected Pennsylvania’s governor, Fleetwood High School senior Andrew Schwartz said he’ll reform education in the state by getting rid of standardized tests and improving schools through a steeper tax on natural gas drilling. Schwartz got to act out that dream of being the commonwealth’s top official Wednesday as one of about […]

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The city’s plans to apply for a major revitalization zone designation went public Thursday, as the effort won approval from local business and community groups, county officials and even colleges and state legislators that will collaborate on the effort. “We’re a team,” said state Sen. Judy Schwank, a Ruscombmanor Township Democrat. “We’re totally committed to […]

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When Dr. William Santoro sees a patient, he wants to know exactly what prescriptions that patient is taking, and a prescription drug registry would ensure that he could do that. Santoro, an addiction specialist with the Reading Health System, said patients who “doctor shop” to stock up on prescription drugs cannot be trusted to disclose […]

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State Sen. Judy Schwank was pretty sure the crowd wanted to talk about property taxes. So before anyone said anything on the topic, she broached it herself. “Is that an issue?” the Ruscombmanor Township Democrat asked the group of about 35 residents who were at the Caernarvon Township municipal building Thursday for a town hall […]

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Cyber schooling can cause a lot of arguments. There are issues that the cyber-school proponents and their challengers disagree on, and some of these even get decided on by the Pennsylvania State Legislature. Funding is one issue related to cyber-schooling that often comes up. Senate Bill 335 is causing many cyber schools to fight for […]

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The year the Berks County Commission for Women was founded, four women held U.S. Senate seats. That was in 1993. The number of female U.S. senators has since grown to 20, Berks County Senior Judge Linda K.M. Ludgate said at the commission’s 20th anniversary luncheon on Sunday afternoon. But, she stressed, much still needs to […]

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