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Former lawmaker and civil rights leader from PA passes away

01.23.19 | Brandon Dickson

Harris Wofford, a former Pennsylvania senator and longtime civil rights activist, who helped persuade John F. Kennedy to make a crucial phone call to the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1960 Presidential Campaign has died. Harris...

Pennsylvania throws the door open for industrial hemp

01.23.19 | Terry Diener

PA Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding says that Pennsylvania submitted a plan to the U.S. Department of Agriculture that allows for the full commercial production of industrial hemp. The move follows the December passage of the new federal...

2018 Rakes in record revenues for casino gambling in PA

01.22.19 | Brandon Dickson

Going by raw numbers alone, more than $3.2 billion in revenue in 2018 topped the 2017 figures by about $22 million. But when adjusted for inflation, 2018 was actually the single worst year since table games became legal in 2010. The...

Trucks will spread 900K tons of salt on Pennsylvania's state roads this winter

01.22.19 | Brandon Dickson

That figure is based on past years. While the salt is great for motorist safety, it takes a toll on roads and sidewalks. But, in a new study, Drexel University engineers have identified an odd weapon to neutralize some of the damaging effects...

6 Inches to 2 feet of white powder and whipping winds weilding their way toward us

01.18.19 | Famiy Life News Team

The biggest snowfall amounts, ranging from one to two feet, will impact western Pennsylvania, the Finger Lakes, and the Twin Tiers. Meteorologist Kevin Williams says the heaviest part of the storm will hit most of us by Saturday afternoon and...

Students at PA public universities will see expanded course options

01.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

The day is coming when students enrolling in one of Pennsylvania's 14 public universities will be able to take any one of the more than 11,000 courses offered at any of the universities in the state system. The system's board has approved an...

Abortion clinics sue Pennsylvania

01.17.19 | Brandon Dickson

15 Abortion clinics have sued Pennsylvania in a bid to persuade state courts to reverse a decades-old decision upholding limits on the use of state Medicaid dollars to cover abortions. The lawsuit seeks an order requiring the state's Medicaid...

Gov. Wolf officially kicks off his second term

01.16.19 | Brandon Dickson

During his inauguration speech Tuesday, Wolf called for Pennsylvanians to work together to build a stronger, fairer, and more prosperous future. He cited accomplishments made during his first four-year term through compromise with the...

PA colleges report hazing violations under a new state law

01.16.19 | Terry Diener

Behavior mentioned in the reports includes forced drinking, and humiliating rituals that in one case included dunking students in ice water as a punishment. The reports describe the behavior and any discipline that resulted, including closing...

Scranton City Council Sounds off on FBI Investigation at City Hall, Mayor’s Home

01.15.19 | Bob Price

- Scranton City Council is now speaking out about the FBI's raid on City Hall and Mayor Bill Courtright's home last week. Council made those remarks at its meeting Monday evening. “I would fully encourage the mayor, his cabinet, and any...

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