List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA's governor has ordered flags lowered in honor of a fallen cop in the suburbs of Pittsburgh

11.20.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

As troopers continue to such for the gunman who killed rookie police officer Brian Shaw, the state flags are flying at half-staff through sunset Wednesday. The 25-year-old policeman was fatally shot Friday night following a traffic stop...

PA's controversial medicinal marijuana program is picking up steam

11.17.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

More than 6,000 patients and 300 caregivers have registered for Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program in the time span of two weeks. The law gives people under a doctor's care access to medical marijuana if they have qualifying...

An important gerrymandering case goes before the PA Supreme Court next month

11.17.17 | Bob Price

The League of Women Voters claims the way Pennsylvania's political boundary lines were drawn after the 2010 census violates the state constitution. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says the state's top court is heavily...

Pennsylvania's AG is seeking input from both sides of the gun debate

11.16.17 | Bob Price

Eugene DePasquale is seeking input to find common-sense solutions to reduce gun violence. Last year there were over 1,000 firearm-related deaths in Pennsylvania, two-thirds of those deaths were suicides. Nearly 40% of Pennsylvanians own a...

A new survey shows Pittsburgh, PA is the number one retirement spot in all of America

11.15.17 | Bob Price

Bankrate.com cited the "Steel City" for it's affordability, low crime rate, and overall friendliness. Boston; Los Angeles; Denver; and Providence, Rhode Island round out the top five.

PA House Speaker Mike Turzai is running for governor

11.15.17 | Bob Price

The 58 year-old will face-off against at least three other Republicans in next May's primary for the right to challenge Governor Tom Wolf a year from now.

Pennsylvania's 4-day bear hunt starts Saturday

11.14.17 | Terry Diener

The Game Commission estimates Pennsylvania's bear population at around 20,000, a high-water mark the population has held for the past two seasons, despite substantial harvests. The number of hunters buying bear licenses is on pace to reach...

Gov. Wolf calls on PA lawmakers to pass a bill to block domestic abusers from having firearms

11.14.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Tom Wolf says the measure to ban domestic abusers from owning guns is all about protecting spouses and children. There have been 156 mass shootings in the U.S. from 2009 to 2016. Over half of those-were related to domestic or family violence...

Penn State has paid out nearly $25 billion for costs related to the Sandusky scandal

11.13.17 | Bob Price

The former assistant football coach is serving a life sentence for abusing boys he met through a charity he founded in State College.  

PA's state university system has launched a national search for a new leader

11.10.17 | Bob Price

The board of governors for the 14 schools hopes to be able to name a candidate by next summer. Former Chancellor Frank Brogan retired in September after serving in the position for nearly four years. The president of Clarion University in...

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