List by Category: Pennsylvania News

U.S. investigators look into central PA plane crash that killed two people

04.20.18 | Brandon Dickson

The single-engine aircraft crashed Thursday morning in a residential area in Williamsburg. Victims have yet to be identified. The aircraft had taken off in Lancaster and was originally bound for South Bend, Indiana, but was diverted to the...

Erie, PA has opened its first medical marijuana dispensary

04.20.18 | Bill Price

It's called Rise Erie, and it's now open for business. It's the first medical mariujuana dispensary to open-up in Erie County, Pennsylvania. The facility offers marijuana-based oils, vape cartridges, patches, gels, and ointments to folks with...

A glut of milk in the U.S. continues to impact PA dairy farmers

04.19.18 | Terry Diener

More farmers in Pennsylvania, the nation’s sixth-largest dairy producer, are resorting to auctions to liquidate assets before things get worse. The website Farmshine.net lists dozens of them in the state in the coming months. Pennsylvania...

PA legislation advances to stiffen penalties on repeat drunk-drivers

04.19.18 | Bill Price

Right now, a drunk driver involved in a fatality faces a three-year mandatory sentence. Under the new bill, that sentence would rise to five years for a repeat drunk driver and seven years for someone with two or more drunk-driving...

Erie, PA closes in on a snowfall record

04.18.18 | Bill Price

The National Weather Service in Cleveland puts seasonal snowfall total at 198-and-a-half inches. Another inch of snow will give Erie the winter weather record. The all-time record for snowfall in a large u.s. city is 199.4 inches, which was...

The PA house wants able-bodied Medicaid recipiants to work part-time or job search

04.18.18 | Terry Diener

The Republican-controlled House voted 115-to-80 Tuesday for a bill to require state officials to seek federal approval for a work requirement. Backers argue that work is a path out of poverty, while opponents say many recipients are already...

PA's AG reviews concealed carry reciprocity

04.17.18 | Terry Diener

The purpose of the review is to ensure consistency in how concealed carry licenses are enforced in Pennsylvania, and to aid law enforcement in doing its job to protect the public. As a result, Shapiro says Pennsylvania now recognizes the...

PA's medical marijuana program adds changes and new dispensary

04.17.18 | Bill Price

The new dispensary opened it's doors to patients in Scranton yesterday. Columbia Care says it hopes to open future dispensaries in Wilkes-Barre and Blakeslee before the end of the year. Also yesterday, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine...

Today's the deadline to register to vote in the next PA primary

04.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

You're eligible to register if you're a U.S. citizen and will have been a resident of Pennsylvania for at least 30 days before the May 15th primaries. For this election you must be a registered Democrat or Republican in order to vote in the...

Syrian-Americans in PA expressing anger at the missile strike on their homeland

04.16.18 | Brandon Dickson

About 50 Syrians were celebrating their country's Independence Day at a rally in Allentown Saturday. Those in attendance sided with President Bashar al-assad, calling Friday's missile strike by the U.S., Britain and France illegal. Others in...

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