Pittsburgh Police and paramedics respond to Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School for what turned out to be a hoax report of an active shooter, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The state House has passed a bill to increase penalties for false reports that send police to the homes or offices of targeted victims.

The state House heard a morning prayer from a pastor believed to be the first transgender person of faith to address the chamber.

A group of Atlanta area Girl Scouts is being recognized for their work in public health education, earning the group's highest honor.