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Pennsylvania reports the first probable case of West Nile Virus this year

09.18.19 | Terry Diener

The health department says it was detected in a Philadelphia resident. Samples were sent to the CDC for confirmation. Officials reminded people to protect themselves from mosquitoes while outdoors and to remove standing water from around their...

A Pennsylvania politician has been charged with possession of child porn

09.18.19 | Brandon Dickson

Four-term Republican state senator Mike Folmer has been arrested after agents searched his Lebanon home Tuesday. It follows an investigation that began march 4th into a tip from Tumblr. The social networking site reported at least one image...

The end of summer doesn't signal the end of PA fishing season

09.18.19 | Terry Diener

Beginning on October 1st and continuing through mid December, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will stock more than 113,000 hatchery raised adult rainbow, brown and brook trout. The stockings will replenish some of the most popular...

Pro-lifers in PA are being encouraged to contact their state senators Monday

09.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

That's when the 12-day fall session gets underway. The Pennsylvania Senate is under pressure to act on the Down Syndrome Protection Act, which has already passed the state House. Keystone State Senator Scott Martin wants to end the...

Pennsylvania is looking to increase safety at child care facilities

09.13.19 | Brandon Dickson

This comes a month after five children died in a fire at an Erie day care. The state will be performing routine fire safety checks starting next week. Theresa Miller, Pennsylvania secretary of Human Services insists the move is designed to...

PA's Supreme Court has been asked to throw out the death penalty

09.12.19 | Terry Diener

Critics say the death penalty is cruel and arbitrary in the way it’s applied to poor and black defendants.                      Assistant Federal Defender Timothy Kane told the court...

PA's Gov. Wolf makes 7th opioid emergency declaration this week

09.12.19 | Bob Price

The move helps first responders act more efficiently in responding to a drug overdose. Since January 2018, the governor has issued the 90-day declarations aimed at making the fight against opioid addiction easier. Michael Geer with the...

Remembering 9/11

09.11.19 | Brandon Dickson

Moments of silence and somber ceremonies today mark the anniversary of 9/11. A crowd of victims’ relatives have gathered at Ground Zero while President Trump is scheduled to join an observance at the Pentagon. Vice President Mike Pence...

A House plan to allow Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania is running into opposition

09.11.19 | Terry Diener

Game and Fisheries Committee Chairman Keith Gillespie says after a contentious informational hearing in the Capitol, that supporters will need to engage in some “damage control” if they hope to see the bill enacted. The state Senate...

53 PA National Guard say farewell to family as they prepare for next mission

09.06.19 | Bob Price

The guard held a special departure ceremony at Fort Indiantown Gap Thursday before training in Texas for an overseas deployment. Governor Wolf says we owe a lot of gratitude to those close to these troops. The soldiers are assisting with...

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