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Congressman Talks About Dealing With Mental Illness

Congressman Tim Murphy brings his unique mental health perspective to the legislative side to prevent violent tragedies.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/10/2014

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Rocco’s Law Introduced To Increase Penalties For Killing A K-9

Snieper, Mt. Lebanon’s officer, is trained to stop a bad guy, but for his handler he’s more than just a police dog.

02/03/2014

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Rep. Murphy Proposes Mental Health Reforms

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) Earlier this year a man who was allegedly hallucinating and paranoid killed his 76 year-old grandmother in Gibsonia when he said the “Archangel Michael” made him do it. The family told KDKA’s John Shumway when it happened they wanted to see laws change because families need protection against thoughts who they feel are violent but have yet to act out.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/12/2013

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New Survey Says One-Quarter Of Drivers Surf The Web

Stand on any side of the road and it’s likely you’ll see drivers with a cell phone against their ear.

11/12/2013

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Helmet Laws Debated As Motorcycle Deaths Go Up

Anyone who’s ever climbed on a motorcycle talks about the feeling of freedom, especially without a helmet.

04/24/2013

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Sen. Casey: Federal Probe Into VA Legionnaires’ Outbreak Shows Failures

Sen. Bob Casey says the findings of a federal investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Pittsburgh VA are an important step toward preventing future occurrences.

04/23/2013

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Casey Introduces Legislation Requiring VA To Report Legionnaires’

New legislation is being proposed in response to a Legionnaires’ outbreak at the VA Healthcare System in Pittsburgh that killed five patients.

03/26/2013

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New Legislation Aims To Strengthen “Puppy Lemon Law”

A bill designed to help more puppy buyers get their money back after buying a sick or diseased dog is on its way to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

03/12/2013

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New Legislation Hopes To Prevent Cardiac Deaths

Lifelong hockey player Josh Singleton died in 2003 as he was coming up the steps at home — a sudden cardiac death.

02/12/2013

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Pa. Senator Introduces Bill To Legalize Marijuana

While marijuana is still against federal law, states are moving in the opposite direction.

KDKA-TV–02/11/2013

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Texting: Who Can Actually See Your Messages?

Texting has become the connection of choice for a generation, direct, instant and seen by the person it’s intended for.

02/08/2013

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Right To Work Supporters Hope To Boost Economy

Those members in the Senate and many business leaders who don’t agree with the current state laws enforcing compulsory unionism joined together on Tuesday in Harrisburg to reintroduce Right to Work legislation.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/24/2013

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Pa. Senator Introduces Bill To Legalize Marijuana

Add Pennsylvania to the list of states where residents could be allowed to possess and smoke marijuana legally.

KDKA-TV–01/10/2013

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Local Rep. Sponsors Assault Weapon Ban Legislation

In the wake of Newtown, there is talk of an assault-style weapon ban in congress — and now one in Pennsylvania.

12/24/2012

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Advertising Company Calls New Legislation Illegal

A legal battle could be brewing over billboards. Pittsburgh City Council wants to tax billboards, but opponents call the tax illegal.

11/27/2012

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