List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Stud. test scores may play smaller role in how PA teachers are graded

06.25.19 | Brandon Dickson

The state senate is set to vote on legislation that will de-emphasize student test performance in evaluating public school teachers and principals. Instead, the bill would increase the weight classroom observations carry in those job...

Pennsylvania is setting aside $60 million to help prevent school shootings

06.25.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The extra cash will go to improve security and training. One child safety experts says, "there's not a one-size-fits-all preventative measure for safety. The best prevention is relationships and the more that our faculty and our staff knows our...

100 years ago today PA became 7th U.S. state to give women the right to vote

06.24.19 | Terry Diener

As part of today’s Monday’s 100th anniversary commemoration of that event, Pennsylvania’s document ratifying the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be on display in the Capitol Rotunda from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The...

The Freedom From Religion Foundation tagets PA school district

06.24.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The atheist group claims the Montoursville Area School District failed to keep church and state principles separate last month when members and coaches of the high school baseball team removed their caps, kneeled in a circle, and prayed before a...

PA's Dept. of Health launches first in the nation medical pot research

06.21.19 | Sarah Harnisch

It's a partnership between three universities, including Penn State, and dozens of marijuana businesses across the state. Pro-family groups say marijuana is a gateway drug that can lead to abuse. Penn State argues this would give doctors...

Recreational marijuana is a no-go in NY

06.21.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Now, lawmakers are moving to eliminate criminal penalties for public possession and use of marijuana instead, as a consolation. The Senate, by a vote of 39 to 23, has made marijuana possession "on par" with getting a traffic ticket. We're...

A massive fire erupted in Philadephia overnight

06.21.19 | Sarah Harnisch

The oil refinery is the largest on the east coast. No one has been hurt. Roads are closed.  People are sheltering in place as crews work to get the blaze under control. The refinery takes up several city blocks. The smoke has filled a...

Flooding is an issue across the Southern Tier and western NY today

06.21.19 | Sarah Harnisch

A sunny day ahead, but that was not the case when it rained three inches by noon yesterday in Oswego, New York. There is a state of emergency in Oswego County this morning. Three children--ages two, four, and six--had to be rescued in Alleghany...

A bill to expand Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania gains more traction

06.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

But, supporters of Sunday hunting say the latest proposal is bittersweet; they asked for 14 Sundays, but changes to the legislation propose three.   Hunting groups are pushing for the Pennsylvania Game Commission to manage which three...

Pennsylvania is permanently recognizing "Juneteenth"

06.20.19 | Brandon Dickson

The cultural holiday commemorates the emancipation of enslaved black people in the U.S. Governor Wolf on Wednesday signed legislation designating June 19th as "Juneteenth National Freedom Day." The celebration started with the freed slaves of...

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