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July 06, 2009

Alloway co-sponsoring legislation to make it easier to prosecute child porn cases



HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin-Adams-York, is co-sponsoring legislation that would make it easier to prosecute cases of child pornography.

Senate Bill 260 would amend the Crimes Code to grant the attorney general concurrent jurisdiction along with the district attorney in child pornography cases. The bill would ensure that local prosecutors have access to assistance and resources from the attorney general's office in prosecuting child predators.

"Crimes against children are some of the most heinous acts a criminal can commit, and we must do everything in our power to ensure that criminals who exploit children are punished to the fullest extent of the law," Alloway said.

Senate Bill 260 has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration.

Civil War historians to speak at Heritage Center



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Historians who specialize in the Civil War will make presentations at the Heritage Center on July 25.

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Historian Tom Hosier will speak about guns used during the Civil War, and actor and performing historian Pat Falci will present "The Life and Times of the Civil War Soldier."

Hosier's presentation will be at 10:30 a.m. and Falci's will be at 11:30 a.m.

Admission to the Heritage Center is free.

Falci appeared as A.P. Hill in the film "Gettysburg" and was in "Gods and Generals." He also served as director Ron Maxwell's historical adviser during the filming of "Gettysburg," and was an on-set historian and historical researcher for "Gods and Generals."

Hosier and Falci will participate in the July 22-26 Civil War seminar offered by The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, "Stonewall Jackson: Valley Campaign Tour."

For more information about the seminar, call the Chamber at 717-264-7101 or go to www.chambersburgcivilwarseminars.org.

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