List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA college kids could see PHEAA grant dollar amounts reduced this fall

02.15.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency officials appeared before lawmakers this week in Harrisburg and said they have had to increasingly dip into its reserve fund to pay grants which have decreased by about 12% since the 2007-08...

Governor Wolf unveils plan to help Pennsylvania's Ag. industry

02.15.19 | Brandon Dickson

Gov. Tom Wolf says the new farm is geared to "produce more jobs, more income, and more hope." State Ag. Secretary Russell Redding says this is historic. The measure allocates $24 million in additional funding to chart a path for a dynamic and...

PA lawmaker seeks school safety $ through tax on violent video games

02.14.19 | Terry Diener

State Rep. Christopher Quinn said the tax revenue would be distributed to school districts undergoing projects to improve safety But the gaming industry, as well as some experts who study the impact of video games see Quinn's bill as misguided...

"Zombie Deer Disease" has popped up in 23 states plus Pennsylvania

02.14.19 | Brandon Dickson

The CDC says chronic wasting disease was found in free-ranging deer, elk and moose across the country and in two Canadian provinces last month. Animals carrying the disease take on a zombie-like stare, become gaunt, and their rib cages become...

Penn State scientists: Medical pot could put the kibosh on cancer

02.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

Researchers at the Penn State college of medicine say medical marijuana may stop the growth of colon cancer cells. Officials say they found at least ten compounds they would consider fairly effective against colon cancer cell growth. It's...

PA will pocket new round of funding for sexual violence prevention and education

02.13.19 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania’s health department was awarded $1.2 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to continue to work on education and prevention of sexual violence and unhealthy relationships. Through CDC funding, extensive...

A slow-moving snow storm makes for tricky travel in NY & PA

02.12.19 | Brandon Dickson

Today's winter storm is ushering in snow for some and sleet, ice, and rain for much of our coverage area. With winter weather advisories or winter storm warnings for much of our area, including western New York and most of Pennsylvania...

PA budget hearings kick off with GOP attack on raising min. wage

02.12.19 | Terry Diener

Monday’s first House budget hearing featured Republicans repeatedly criticizing the broader impact of a minimum wage increase, including whether it would mean fewer entry-level jobs, squeeze small businesses or drive up inflation. Wolf...

PA Lt. Gov. kicks off statewide rec. pot listening tour this week

02.11.19 | Terry Diener

Fetterman, who was most recently mayor of the city of Braddock, has long been a vocal supporter of legal marijuana. The Wolf Administration is pitching Fetterman's listening tour as a way to see where Pennsylvanians are on the issue of...

More charges for Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

02.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

The man accused of killing 11 people and wounding seven others in the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in October is expected back in court this morning. Today's hearing for 46-year-old Robert Bowers is expected to be...

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