List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pro-lifers in Pennsylvania are "up in arms" over "tele-med" abortions

12.06.19 | Bob Price

Telemedicine abortions are happening at a Planned Parenthood facility in York. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says, "doctors are consulting with women via video to give them a RU486 chemical abortion. His group may file...

Surprise in Sunbury as central PA hospital is slated to shut down

12.06.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The shuttering of UPMC Sunbury means over 150 people will lose their jobs. Degensein Library Director Melissa Rowse tells Family Life News says while the news is a blow, she hopes for a Christmas miracle in the form of someone purchasing the...

New clearance requirements are coming to PA's child protective services law

12.05.19 | Terry Diener

All employees having contact with children are required to obtain criminal background checks and the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance prior to beginning employment. The change eliminates the ability for agencies or organizations to...

Governor Wolf has renewed PA's opioid disaster declaration

12.04.19 | Brandon Dickson

The Keystone State's response to the crisis has been heralded as a model for the nation by the Pennsylvania Medical Association. The commonwealth was awarded the second-highest amount of federal funding to continue with programs already under...

Concerns today over possible slashes to "SNAP" food assistance in PA

12.04.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

This comes as the Trump Administration aims to tighten work requirements for recipients. Pennsylvania Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller says the planned federal rule would change the equation for home heating and cooling costs and how much...

PennDOT issues interstate driving ban for certain trucks

12.02.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

PennDOT has enacted a 45 MPH speed limit restriction for interstates 80, 81, 84, 380 and 476. I-78, US-22, and State Route 33 are also impacted. Transportation officials banning commercial vehicle "empties" and double trailers on I-78 EB (I-81...

Pennsylvania has passed a "purple paint" law

12.02.19 | Brandon Dickson

The legislation will allow landowners to legally notify hunters and others that they’re trespassing by painting purple stripes on trees or posts. The law takes effect in 60 days.

New Pennsylvania grant program aims to tackle both hunger and environmental issues

11.29.19 | Terry Diener

Earlier this month, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration announced that it would begin accepting applications for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s new Food Recovery Infrastructure Grant Program, which will provide...

PA is changing statute of limitation rules for child sexual abuse

11.27.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Among the changes come complete elimination of the age at which a victim can bring criminal charges. Last year, a grand jury report exposed a history of abuse and cover ups in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. 301 Predator priests were...

Pennsylvania named #2 state for most dangerous winter driving

11.27.19 | Bill Price

The rankings are based on the average number of winter driving deaths in a Money Geek study. Pennsylvania averages 30 deaths a year. Michigan was #1 with 49. New York state ranked 3rd on the list of dangerous states for winter driving.

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