What you need to know about the PA Supreme Court race

Next month, voters will decide the direction of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the foreseeable future by electing three new justices to the seven-member court.

The remaining members of the court are evenly split — two Democrats and two Republicans — so the election will determine the political makeup of the court for many years to come.

Improved location tracking of 911 calls defeated by cell phone industry

More than 10,000 people die every year because 911 dispatchers couldn’t get an accurate location, according to estimates by the Federal Communications Commission, and cell phone carriers lobbied to weaken rules that would’ve solved this problem.

Rules that would’ve required wireless carriers to have technology that could better locate people calling 911 from cell phones indoors were scrapped in favor of a cheaper, unproven alternative, according to a story by The Center for Public Integrity.