List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Police Seized Nearly $50M In Drugs This Year

10.23.14 | Terry Diener

The $49 million worth of drugs includes $2.47 million worth cocaine, $37.34 million worth of heroin, and $8.98 million worth of marijuana. Troopers have seized more than $88 million in prohibited drugs so far this year. The 75 kilos of heroin ...

PA, NY to Start Ebola Monitoring Protocols

10.23.14 | Terry Diener

Federal health officials say starting Monday, all travelers to the U.S. whose flights originated in Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea will be actively followed for up to 21 days by state health departments in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, ...

Former President Bill Clinton to Campaign for Wolf

10.22.14 | Terry Diener

The Tom Wolf gubernatorial campaign said Clinton will lead a mid-day rally next Monday at an electrical workers' union hall on Pittsburgh's South Side. Wolf is challenging Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's re-election bid. Clinton is the third ...

DEP to Fine Fracking Company for Pipeline Violations

10.22.14 | Terry Diener

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined Regency Marcellus Gas Gathering LLC of San Antonio, Texas, $306,000 for multiple violations during the construction of two natural gas pipelines in 2012 and 2013. The pipeline construction ...

PA Bully Legislation Fails to Pass House

10.21.14 | Terry Diener

House Bill 1163 unanimously passed the state House in April, but Representative Ron Marsico said an unrelated amendment attached last week prevented final passage of his proposal in the Senate. The bill would have made it illegal to use electronic ...

Penn State to Re-Examine Controversial Freeh Report

10.21.14 | Terry Diener

Penn State's board plans next week to discuss the Freeh Report, a document regarding the school's response to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal that has divided the university and its alumni since it was issued more than two years ago. ...

PA Superior Court Rules In Favor Of Street Preachers

10.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court has ruled that a controversial group of black street preachers in Philadelphia who spew hate speech at whites, Asians, gays, and women have a right to continue preaching. The decision affirmed a Philadelphia ...

Woman Allegedly Comes Within 15 Feet of Eric Frein In PA

10.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Investigators have received a “highly credible” report of a sighting of Eric Frein, the suspect accused of killing a Pennsylvania trooper in an ambush shooting outside state police barracks September 12th. The sighting, characterized as ...

Prescription Drug Database Bill Sent To Governor

10.17.14 | Bill Price

The Pennsylvania Senate has sent Governor Tom Corbett legislation to set up a new monitoring program to prevent prescription drug abuse. Senate Bill 1180 is designed to prevent so called "doctor shopping," where people visit different doctors to ...

PA Legislature Closes Drunken-Driving Loopholes

10.17.14 | Bill Price

The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously passed legislation Thursday to close a loophole that for years has let repeat drunken drivers legally stay behind the wheel. The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association applauded the passage. "It is ...

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