Claudia Lauer, abc27 WHTM

Claudia Lauer

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Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Claudia:

State’s high court: mental health doctors have duty to warn

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mental health professionals have a duty to warn of threats made by patients even if they are made against an unspecified person, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said in a split opinion Tuesday. The 3-2 majority opinion upheld a 2018 Superior Court decision that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Shadyside known […] → Read More

Pennsylvania inmates file challenge to parole restrictions

Six Pennsylvania inmates serving defacto life without parole sentences for crimes where they did not kill or intend to kill someone are challenging the state’s felony murder statutes as unconstitutional under the state’s ban on cruel punishment. The six inmates represented by lawyers from the Abolitionist Law Center, the Amistad Law Project and the Center […] → Read More

Man sues for wrongful conviction after childhood in prison

A Pennsylvania man is suing a handful of retired state police investigators and officials alleging malicious prosecution after he spent most of his childhood in prison for the shotgun killing of his father’s pregnant fiance before the state Supreme Court overturned his conviction. Jordan Brown was 11 years old when he was arrested in the […] → Read More

Pittsburgh protesters sue police, allege excessive force

A group of protesters is suing Pittsburgh city and police officials, saying officers used unnecessary, excessive force to disperse a crowd protesting against police brutality and officials lied about the protesters’ behavior to justify that response. → Read More

‘Not going to let him die’: Man wronged in past by police saves officer from burning car

There was a boom, then the house shook. Daylan McLee thought for a minute it might have been a small earthquake until a relative came running inside to say there had been a car crash involving a police cruiser outside the apartment in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh. McLee ran outside and pulled an officer from the mangled patrol car as flames began to spread into the… → Read More

Man wronged in past by police saves officer from burning car

A Pennsylvania man is being credited with saving a Uniontown Police officer's life after he helped pull him from a burning car Sunday night. Daylan McLee said he didn't hesitate to save a human life. The 31-year-old Black man has had several bad interactions with police officers, having filed a wrongful arrest lawsuit against Pennsylvania State Police after he spent a year in jail before being… → Read More

Man wronged in past by police saves officer from burning car

A Pennsylvania man is being credited with saving a Uniontown Police officer's life after he helped pull him from a burning car Sunday night. Daylan McLee said he didn't hesitate to save a human life. The 31-year-old Black man has had several bad interactions with police officers, having filed a wrongful arrest lawsuit against Pennsylvania State Police after he spent a year in jail before being… → Read More

Man wronged in past by police saves officer from burning car

A Pennsylvania man is being credited with saving a Uniontown Police officer’s life after he helped pull him from a burning car Sunday night → Read More

Man wronged in past by police saves officer from burning car

Daylan McLee thought for a minute it might have been a small earthquake until a relative came running inside to say there had been a car crash involving a police cruiser outside the apartment in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, about 45 miles south of Pittsburgh. McLee ran outside and pulled an officer from → Read More

Thousands to pack Trump rally amid fears it could fuel virus

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to pack an indoor arena Saturday night for a rally that some fear could help fuel nascent spikes of coronavi… → Read More

Thousands headed to indoor Trump rally, raising virus fears

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people from many states are converging on Tulsa for an indoor rally and other campaign events Saturday for President Donald Trump, raising concerns that the gatherings could help fuel nascent spikes of coronavirus cases in many places. State and city health department officials were already bracing for […] → Read More

Thousands to pack Trump rally amid fears it could fuel virus

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump are expected to pack an indoor arena Saturday night for a rally that some fear could help fuel nascent spikes of coronavirus cases in some places, concerns that were amplified after six staffers helping to set up the event tested positive for the virus. → Read More

Police disciplinary records are largely kept secret in US

PHILADELPHIA — Officer Derek Chauvin had more than a dozen misconduct complaints against him before he put his knee on George Floyd's neck. Daniel Pantaleo, the New York City officer who seized Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold, had eight. Ryan Pownall, a Philadelphia officer facing murder charges in the shooting of David Jones, had 15 over five years.But the public didn't know about any of that… → Read More

Police disciplinary records are largely kept secret in US

Citizen complaints against police across the U.S. are largely kept secret, either under the law or by union contract — a practice some criminal justice experts say deprives the public of information that could be used to root out problem officers before it's too late. → Read More

Epidemic of wipes and masks plagues sewers, storm drains

Clogs in sewers and storm water drains are increasing during the pandemic as home-bound Americans are seeking alternatives to bathroom tissue because of occasional shortages, while stepping up efforts to sanitize their dwellings and themselves → Read More

Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewers, storm drains

Clogs in sewers and storm water drains are increasing during the pandemic as home-bound Americans are seeking alternatives to bathroom tissue because of occasional shortages, while stepping up efforts to sanitize their dwellings and themselves → Read More

Federal government investigating virus outbreak at Brighton, Pa., nursing home

Seventy-six residents of the 589-bed nursing home in Beaver County have died, the state Health Department has said. → Read More

Veterans groups, govt brace for surge in mental health needs

The Department of Veterans Affairs and its partner mental health providers have kept thousands of veterans in treatment during the coronavirus pandemic through telehealth appointments → Read More

Veterans groups, govt brace for surge in mental health needs

The Department of Veterans Affairs and its partner mental health providers have kept thousands of veterans in treatment during the coronavirus pandemic through telehealth appointments → Read More

Police: Man ambushed police; stood over body, kept shooting

Police documents say a man ambushed officers sent to interview him about a killing hours earlier, then stood over a dead officer's body while continuing to shoot him → Read More