Dave Davies examines why Senator Pat Toomey took the lead on a gun control measure. Kevin McCorry reports on the role social media tools are playing in the growing problem of witness intimidation. Elizabeth Fiedler learns about the move to outlaw Pennsylvania’s tradition of pigeon shoots. Tom MacDonald considers the effect of testimonies at Philadelphia City Council’s budget hearings. Carolyn Beeler looks at the 17 year cicadas, set to arrive in our area. Theater critic Howard Shapiro reviews two offerings from the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.