List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PennDot will let you know if you have a "double"

05.17.19 | Terry Diener

Images of each of the 10.1 million Pennsylvanians who hold driver’s licenses and photo IDs are included in a PennDOT facial recognition database. An agency spokeswoman says the low-key program, in place since 2007, seeks to prevent...

PA man charged with setting 2 fires at a church said he was "mad at God"

05.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

Forty-three year-old Wilmer Jose Ortiz Torres, who is a former member at Iglesia Pentecostal de Bethlehem, faces multiple charges. Police say Torres held a grudge against the church after he was banned from attending and that "festered and...

Pennsylvania's 2020 campaign trail is seeing more traffic

05.16.19 | Bill Price

Vice President Mike Pence will headline a June 6 fundraiser in Hershey for the state's Republican Party. Before that, President Trump is set to be at the Williamsport Regional Airport on Monday for a campaign rally-- the day before voters there...

More than 150 schools in PA are getting breakfast help

05.16.19 | Terry Diener

The $592,000 investment marks the second year of grants that make school breakfast available to all students and expand food options for children. The initiative uses the money to implement a breakfast program using an “alternative...

PA House passes bill banning abortions based on Down diagnosis

05.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

Currently, the majority of those diagnosed in the womb with the disorder are aborted. The Pennsylvania Family Institute is applauding the measure, saying no human being should be targeted for death by abortion because of a disability.  

U.S. News and World Report: PA is one of the worst places to live

05.15.19 | Terry Diener

The Keystone State ranked overall 41st out of the 50 states in the magazine’s 2019 report. It came up with a total score based on Health care Education, Economy, Infrastructure, Opportunity, Money, Crime, and Nature. Pennsylvania got its...

Pennsylvania is suing a powerful player in the pharma industry

05.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma over the states' opioid epidemic. Shapiro says the company "doctor-shopped" to sell lots of Oxycontin. Pennsylvania is the 40th state to sue the pharmaceutical...

Now on delay: a privacy policy in PA

05.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

Eastern Lancaster County School board members voted last night to hold off on implementing the policy until next school year. The measure, which was set to take effect today, calls for students to use restrooms and locker rooms based on their...

The largest employer in Snyder County, PA shuts its doors

05.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

Wood-Mode abruptly closed Monday costing 900 people their jobs. The cabinetry plant in Kreamer had been around for nearly 80 years--catching many completely by surprise. Employee Keith Lauver he's concerned for his younger friends and their...

A series of planned improvements for bicyclists is coming to PA

05.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

PennDot has announced plans to unveil a draft of the department’s bicycle and pedestrian master plan on May 30th via webcast. The plan will prioritize strategies that increase the number of people walking and bicycling while supporting...

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