PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia woman is challenging a local law that allows tenants to be evicted if they call 911 three times within four months.
The ordinance in Norristown is designed to promote safe, peaceful neighborhoods. Similar laws are in place around the country.
But domestic violence advocates say the law penalizes women for seeking help when they need it, and the American Civil Liberties Union calls the law unconstitutional.
Plaintiff Lakisha Briggs, a 34-year-old nursing assistant, says she moved rather than face eviction.
Norristown police say they were called to her home 10 times in five months because of problems involving Briggs' ex-boyfriend and her adult daughter. But they say they aren't enforcing the law while they review it.
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An eight-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning in Cattaraugus County. Officials are at the scene on West Road, in Leon.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around Western New York.