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Former Penn State officials accused of covering up allegation of child abuse

Posted on: July 30th, 2013

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Boiling Springs High School wrestling coach ordered to stand trial for drug paraphernalia

Posted on: June 6th, 2013

PENN TOWNSHIP, CUMBERLAND COUNTY – Boiling Springs High School wrestling coach Rodney A. Wright has been ordered to stand trial in Cumberland County Court on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. District Justice Vivian Cohick found enough evidence in a three-hour preliminary hearing Wednesday to order Wright, 44, to appear for formal arraignment Aug. […]

Rodney Wright’s Media Statement

Posted on: April 12th, 2013

To Whom It May Concern: My Firm has been retained to represent Rodney Wright in defense of the Misdemeanor Paraphernalia charges filed against him. In response to many media inquires, Mr. Wright releases the following statement: I am deeply disappointed that a contentious divorce with my wife of 19 years has spilled out into the […]

Landisburg man headed to court in crash death of woman

Posted on: March 29th, 2013

The presentation of witnesses and reports from a defense attorney led to the dismissal of the DUI portion of a homicide by vehicle charge, but a 23-year-old Landisburg man is still heading to Cumberland County Court for the death of a Landisburg woman. Kevin C. Miller was initially charged with homicide by vehicle while driving […]

Charged school teacher out on bail, school district responds

Posted on: March 25th, 2013

abc27 WHTM CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Jeffrey Schmutzler, the Chambersburg High School Spanish teacher accused of sexual exploitation of children, is out on $60,000 bond. Parents of students in the district have expressed concern that the school did not inform them of Schmutzler’s arrest. Many learned of the charges from abc27 news. Superintendent Dr. Joseph […]

Top Stories Child First Program teaches officials how to communicate with child victims of sex abuse

Posted on: March 15th, 2013

Last year, State Police say they investigated almost 1,500 child sex abuses in Pennsylvania. For those young victims involved, being interviewed during an investigation can be difficult. It’s called the Child-First Program. It’s a class for those who deal with children, who are victims of crimes, and how to effectively communicate with them. Investigators and […]

Child advocacy centers should get money from the NCAA’s fine on Penn State, commissioner says

Posted on: March 14th, 2013

A hefty share of the NCAA’s $60 million fine against Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal should be to pumped into child advocacy centers to help abuse victims, Dauphin County Commissioner George Hartwick III said Thursday. “There could be no better utilization of those resources,” Hartwick said. He made that proposal […]

When the marriage ends before “death do us part”

Posted on: January 29th, 2013

Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series on divorce. Upcoming topics will include spousal support, child support and custody. The information contained in this column is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your family attorney to obtain advice with respect to any […]

Lawmakers Talk about Child Protection Task Force

Posted on: January 29th, 2013

Lawmakers are looking to continue protecting kids in Pennsylvania. House Judiciary Committee’s Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) and House Children and Youth Committee’s Chairwoman Kathy Watson (R-Bucks) hosted a joint hearing to obtain testimony from members of the Child Protection Task Force. The task force presented its report to the committees and answered questions from the […]

Penn State law school dean leaves mixed legacy in Carlisle

Posted on: January 29th, 2013

Philip J. McConnaughay, now bound for China, has carved out an impressive list of achievements as dean of Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law. But around the historic home of the once-independent school, McConnaughay’s departure is being greeted with as much relief as sadness, and a chance to reset a sometimes tense partnership with Penn […]