List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pennsylvania kids are among the most obese in the nation

10.11.19 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania ranked 9th in the nation for childhood obesity, according to the first-ever report on childhood obesity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. New York fared far better, coming in at 25th out of the 50 states. Experts say in the...

Suit seeks to keep a proposed constitutional amendment question off the fall ballot

10.11.19 | Terry Diener

The state League of Women Voters and a registered voter sued Pennsylvania’s chief elections official in Commonwealth Court in a bid to prevent voting on Marsy’s Law on November 5th. The lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court also argues...

Pennsylvanians aged 18-44 most likely to be hospitalized for mental illness

10.10.19 | Terry Diener

The 18 to 44-year-old age group accounted for about half of such hospitalizations last year. The data further reveals people living in rural counties had the highest rates of hospitalizations for mental illness. Counties including Jefferson...

National Fuel claims this winter's fuel bill could be lower than last year

10.10.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The natural gas provider for many in western New York and Pennsylvania predicts most customers will pay 15% less than for the winter starting in 2018. The company says the drop in costs comes from it's proximity to shale gas and pipelines and a...

Experts predict a rough flu season

10.10.19 | Brandon Dickson

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine insists the flu is not an illness to take lightly. Levine recommends protect yourself by getting the flu shot. The health secretary says if you're sick, stay home from work and school mand...

PA's Eugene DePasquale says millions in state aid will go to fire departments

10.09.19 | Brandon Dickson

Sixty million dollars in state aid will go to almost 2,000 volunteer fire departments throughout the commonwealth. The auditor general watchdog says too many fire departments in the state rely on fundraising to stay in business. DePasquale says...

A PA state senator seeks lawmakers to support bill to ban safe injection sites

10.09.19 | Terry Diener

Democratic state Senator Anthony Williams of Philadelphia has put forward the measure. A federal court said in a ruling last week that a plan by a Philadelphia nonprofit to develop a safe injection site, where individuals can go to consume...

Concerns in the commonwealth over child safety

10.08.19 | Brandon Dickson

Three infants have died from a waterborne infection in the nicu at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Eight babies overall have been exposed to pseudomonas infection, four have been treated and recovered, one is still receiving antibiotics...

The Keystone State raises awareness about newborn screenings

10.07.19 | Brandon Dickson

In Pennsylvania, it's mandatory for babies get screened for ten conditions, but health officials are encouraging parents to always ask about 27 others. Penn State Health Doctor Patricia Gordon says some conditions not yet tested for can lead to...

Crashed plane remains in Susquehanna River

10.07.19 | Brandon Dickson

The single-engine aircraft went down Friday evening. The plane was heading from New York to Harrisburg International Airport when it missed the runway and had to land in the Susquehanna River. The man and woman aboard were able to get out and...

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