Shapiro signs guardianship legislation into law


Sen. Lisa Baker on Friday said guardianship is a meaningful way to provide protection and assistance for individuals no longer capable of handling their financial, legal and treatment circumstances.

“However, we have been alerted to cases where individuals have been victimized by guardians who are not properly trained or operating under sufcient supervision,” Baker said. “Such fraud cannot be tolerated.”

Legislation sponsored by Baker, R-Luzerne County, and Sen. Art Haywood, D-Philadelphia, to safeguard the dignity of adults in need of guardianship, was signed into law by Democratic Gov. Josh. Shapiro.

Can Pa. drivers run a red light that won’t change?

Remember the four-minute rule when a traffic light is stuck on red.

By Matt Desanto
Centre Daily Times

Construction, congestion and bothersome drivers often make for a frustrating commute, but a broken traffic signal can take things to a whole new level.

A never-ending red light presents a dilemma for drivers:
• Will that signal ever change?
• If it doesn’t, is it safe to continue driving when traffic is clear?
Remember the four-minute rule when a traffic light is stuck on red. READING EAGLE,
• Is that even legal in Pennsylvania?

Cracking down: New law targets ‘porch pirates’ with tougher penalties

By Jan Murphy

It’s easy for so-called “porch pirates” to snatch packages from your front door or apartment building stoop, and amid the rise of online retail giants, like Amazon, package theft is in the spotlight.

December is high season for so-called “porch pirates” stealing people’s Christmas gifts before they make it under the tree. But a bill that Gov. Josh Shapiro signed last week creates a new criminal offense specifically targeted at home delivery package thieves.

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