List by Category: Pennsylvania News

U.S. health dept. dispenses millions to help PA fight the opioid epidemic

10.02.17 | Bob Price

The nearly $6 million grant will be used to expand access to treatment facilities. Nearly 5,000 Pennsylvanian's died last year from overdosing on heroin or prescription pills.

PA voters will be asked whether they want to overall their tax system

10.02.17 | Bob Price

The referendum could pave the groundwork for the abolishment of property taxes. Nothing would change immediately if the ballot question passes, but schools, counties, and municipalities would have the option to exempt peoples' primary residence...

A cross on a PA county flag has riled atheists and a federal judge weighs in

09.29.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Judge Edward Smith has ruled against Lehigh County in a suit filed by the atheist organization Freedom From Religion Foundation. The group, claiming the cross is an endorsement of religion, seeks to have it removed from the county flag and...

Trial set for man and woman accused in the murder of a Penn State prof.

09.29.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Police say professor Ronald Bettig was pushed off a cliff at a quarry last year. A jury trial for 40-year-old George Ishler and 33-year-old Danielle Geier has been scheduled to start October 9th in Bellefonte. Both have been charged with...

A police stand-off ended peacefully early this morning in Pottsville, PA

09.28.17 | Bob Price

A man barricaded himself in the attic of his home and threatened to shoot cops. The incident began when the man and his wife got into an argument. Officers found a rifle and a handgun in the attic after the man surrendered about one this morning.

A trio of Trump cabinet officials are in Pennsylvania today

09.28.17 | Bob Price

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke will be in King of Prussia. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is in Moosic. And Energy Secretary Rick Perry tours a coal mine in Luzerne County.

A funeral happens tomorrow for former PA congressman Joseph McDade

09.27.17 | Bob Price

The Republican representative served 18 terms in the House, serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. McDade died last weekend at his home in Fairfax, Virginia. He was 85. McDade was the longest-serving Republican in the House when he...

A new poll in PA shows a state senator leading in the GOP race for governor

09.27.17 | Bob Price

Senator Scott Wagner has a commanding lead over two other competitors The survey by McLaughlin and Associates gives Wagner a 29-point advantage in the 3-way contest. Voters in May of next year will pick a candidate to challenge incumbent...

It's full steam ahead for PA's medical marijuana program despite push-back

09.26.17 | Terry Diener

Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine says the comment period provides an opportunity to participate in developing the program to meet the needs of the patient. Patients and caregivers can view the draft regulations and...

Police have shut down a major meth manufacturing ring in north-central PA

09.26.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announcing criminal charges against 30 drug dealers in connection with the sale of over one-and-a-half million dollars of crystal methamphetamine in Jefferson, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, and Forest Counties. Ring...

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