List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA lawmakers return to the capitol after months of recess

09.24.18 | Terry Diener

The state House has just nine voting days scheduled before recessing for good in November, and the Senate has ten. Once those sessions end the session, all bills have to start from scratch. In the House, one of the most likely bills to move is...

Bill Cosby may have just had his last weekend of freedom

09.24.18 | Brandon Dickson

A sentencing hearing for the comedian begins today in Norristown. Cosby was found guilty in April of drugging and assaulting former Temple University athletics staffer Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. The sentencing hearing is scheduled...

U.S. Senate candidate uses opioid maker campaign donations to fight drug crisis

09.21.18 | Brandon Dickson

Republican Lou Barletta says he's donating that money to City Mission Charity, a faith-based program that helps low-income people in Washington, Pennsylvania. Barletta is also calling on his Democratic rival, Senator Bob Casey, to donate the...

A national prayer event takes place next week in all 50 states

09.21.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

This year's Tent America 2018 event will be held Sept. 27-29th. Jodie Brandt,  a coordinator for the Pennsylvania gathering, says the 53 hours will include non-stop prayer, worship, Scripture-reading, and evangelism. More details about the...

FInance prof says PA's public pensions are paying higher equity fees than reported

09.21.18 | Terry Diener

A Professor from the University of Oxford delivered testimony to a panel created by a 2017 state law to recommend ways to lower those fees. He says the systems reported paying $2.2 billion over the last 10 years. He estimates they actually paid...

'Dog the Bounty Hunter' targets Schuylkill County fugitive Shawn Christy

09.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

The Mansfield News Journal reports that Duane Chapman has been retained to help locate and capture Shawn Christy. Christy, wanted for allegedly threatening President Trump on social media, is a survivalist and has eluded federal marshals since...

A central PA church is gearing up to help more hurricane victims this year

09.20.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Jill Bond with Revival Tabernacle in Northumberland County says they're teaming up with Night Runners Crisis Services to get the supplies where they're needed in the hard-hit Carolinas. Bond tells Family Life News canned food is one of the...

Pennsylvania has made $5 million available to help dairy farmers

09.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

The grants are expected to help dairy producers diversify their businesses and strengthen operations to keep up with the increasingly competitive market.  

State police in Pennsylvania will increase school patrols

09.19.18 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Wolf’s administration made the announcement, citing findings from a school safety task force set up in the wake of February’s high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Wolf’s administration says school officials...

Gov. Wolf says PA has received over $5 million for opioid crisis emergency response

09.18.18 | Terry Diener

Wolf says much of this funding will be used to strengthen the state’s data collection and analysis, which will help as state officials engage with local municipalities to address the opioid crisis. Back in January, the Governor signed the...

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