List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Former U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta will consult others seeking office

09.04.19 | Terry Diener

The 63-year-old Hazleton-native says he's opened a consulting firm that will focus primarily on political campaigns and government affairs. Lou Barletta, a Republican, says his eight years in congress provided him with the experience that will...

More commonwealth crews are headed south to help with the hurricane

09.03.19 | Brandon Dickson

Mennonite Disaster Service has volunteer teams in Lancaster County and in the southeast, ready to respond to hurricane Dorian’s damage once emergency management officials say it’s safe to do so. Operations Director Ron Guenther, says...

Nearly 100 Kmart stores will be shuttering soon

09.03.19 | Brandon Dickson

Stores in Bath, New York and Towanda, Pennsylvania are among the closing locations. The exact date of their demise is not yet known. They are part of under-performing stores facing a similar fate by December or sooner.

PA politicians get feedback on proposals to limit use of deadly force by police

08.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

Democratic legislators held a hearing this week on plans to change the rules that dictate when officers can use force and what kind they can deploy. The proposed changes include requiring officers to use de-escalation techniques and non-lethal...

Geisinger Health System will offer up to 2 weeks of paid leave to new parents

08.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

The new policy begins Sunday and applies to parents of newborns, adopted or foster kids, and Geisinger employees who become guardian of a child. Full and part-time employees who have worked for the Danville, Pennsylvania company for at least...

PA state lawmakers are taking notice of skilled-worker shortage

08.28.19 | Terry Diener

The National Federation of Independent Businesses said in mid-August – the commonwealth needs more skilled workers, especially truck drivers, nurses, and health care workers. Members of the House Majority Policy Committee toured some...

The Wilkes-Barre School District wants to install "bullet proof glass" in its new building

08.28.19 | Bob Price

Wilkes-Barre School Board Vice President Shawn Walker says the goal is to make kids "safe." Opponents are concerned the special glass would not really help if a perpetrator got inside the building. The bullet proof glass would cost nearly a...

Waverly, NY man charged after allegedly threatening to kill Pres. Trump

08.27.19 | Brandon Dickson

24-Year-old Jesse Allen Blake was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 22nd. He reportedly mailed the threatening letter to the FBI back in March, while behind bars in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Blake also threatened to blow up the...

An Erie lawmaker is looking to expand PA's organ donation law

08.27.19 | Bob Price

Democratic Representative Ryan Bizzaro's proposal would allow anyone registering for or renewing their hunting, fishing, or boating license to also register as an organ donor. There are currently 8,000 people on Pennsylvania's transplant...

Prosecutors in Pittsburgh are seeking the death penalty for Robert Bowers

08.27.19 | Bob Price

He's the man charged in the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting last October. His actions could merit execution under the federal system. 11 People died in that mass shooting.

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