List by Category: Pennsylvania News

2018 Rakes in record revenues for casino gambling in PA

01.22.19 | Brandon Dickson

Going by raw numbers alone, more than $3.2 billion in revenue in 2018 topped the 2017 figures by about $22 million. But when adjusted for inflation, 2018 was actually the single worst year since table games became legal in 2010. The...

Trucks will spread 900K tons of salt on Pennsylvania's state roads this winter

01.22.19 | Brandon Dickson

That figure is based on past years. While the salt is great for motorist safety, it takes a toll on roads and sidewalks. But, in a new study, Drexel University engineers have identified an odd weapon to neutralize some of the damaging effects...

6 Inches to 2 feet of white powder and whipping winds weilding their way toward us

01.18.19 | Famiy Life News Team

The biggest snowfall amounts, ranging from one to two feet, will impact western Pennsylvania, the Finger Lakes, and the Twin Tiers. Meteorologist Kevin Williams says the heaviest part of the storm will hit most of us by Saturday afternoon and...

Students at PA public universities will see expanded course options

01.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

The day is coming when students enrolling in one of Pennsylvania's 14 public universities will be able to take any one of the more than 11,000 courses offered at any of the universities in the state system. The system's board has approved an...

Abortion clinics sue Pennsylvania

01.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

15 Abortion clinics have sued Pennsylvania in a bid to persuade state courts to reverse a decades-old decision upholding limits on the use of state Medicaid dollars to cover abortions. The lawsuit seeks an order requiring the state's Medicaid...

Gov. Wolf officially kicks off his second term

01.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

During his inauguration speech Tuesday, Wolf called for Pennsylvanians to work together to build a stronger, fairer, and more prosperous future. He cited accomplishments made during his first four-year term through compromise with the...

PA colleges report hazing violations under a new state law

01.16.19 | Terry Diener

Behavior mentioned in the reports includes forced drinking, and humiliating rituals that in one case included dunking students in ice water as a punishment. The reports describe the behavior and any discipline that resulted, including closing...

Scranton City Council Sounds off on FBI Investigation at City Hall, Mayor’s Home

01.15.19 | Bob Price

- Scranton City Council is now speaking out about the FBI's raid on City Hall and Mayor Bill Courtright's home last week. Council made those remarks at its meeting Monday evening. “I would fully encourage the mayor, his cabinet, and any...

Gov. Tom Wolf will be sworn-in for his second term

01.15.19 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf is set be sworn in to a second term Tuesday afternoon. It will be the Democrats second term in office. Gov. Wolf's first four years in office were term marked by both bitter fights and bipartisan agreements. The...

PA governor announces largest reduction of inmates in state prisons

01.14.19 | Terry Diener

This past year, the total Department of Corrections inmate population dropped from 48,438 to 47,370, a decrease of 2.2% over 2017. The inmate population has declined six of the past seven years. A major contributor to the 2018 decline was a...

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