List by Category: Pennsylvania News

It's election day and NY voters must decide a referendum

11.07.17 | Bob Price

The referendum appears on the ballot just once every 20 years: whether to convene a constitutional convention to rewrite the laws governing the state. Fred Floss, political pundit at Buffalo State, says it's a check on the power of the governor...

A federal grant will help Lycoming College in Williamsport better fight sexual assault

11.07.17 | Bob Price

Students we spoke to say the funds will be put to good use. Thanks to a $300,000 federal grant, Lycoming College will be able to expand it's sexual assault prevention program. Experts say instances of assault and abuse on U.S. college campuses...

Gov. Wolf and Hillary Clinton join speakers at this week's healthcare symposium at Geisinger

11.07.17 | Terry Diener

Gov. Wolf will address attendees Thursday afternoon during the national event, “From Crisis To Cure: Revitalizing America’s Healthcare System,” which runs November 8th through November 10th on the campus of Geisinger Medical...

Two statewide referendums are on the Election Day ballot in NY and PA

11.06.17 | Bob Price

In New York, voters must decide whether to convene a constitutional convention. Dr. Ralph Kerr with the Teaching and Learning Institute says $336 million gathering would likely pit downstate and upstate priorities against each other.   In...

Fast internet speed is a literal a pipe dream in rural PA

11.06.17 | Bob Price

Now, advocates for rural broadband want the state to invest a $140 million in federal funds so residents in sparsely populated areas can live-stream, telecommute and do video-conferencing. The FCC plans to distribute the funds through an...

NY authorities are seeking the extradition of a Mansfield, PA man

11.06.17 | Bob Price

Curtis Burrows is accused of shooting to death a Chemung County resident Friday morning. 60-year-old Timothy Webster was killed in a car-jacking following a botched kidnapping that started in corning and ended a day-and-a-half later in...

A Penn State researcher recommends removing electronics from kids' bedrooms

11.03.17 | Terry Diener

Recommendations are outlined in a recent manuscript on digital media and sleep in childhood and adolescence. The document appears in the first-ever special supplement on this topic in Pediatrics. An associated professor at Penn State and...

First responders in PA now have their own communications network

11.03.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Pennsylvania has opted in to the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. The system will provide the nation’s first reliable broadband web for first responders across the Keystone State, including those in rural areas. First responders...

Human trafficking continues to be a problem throughout NY and PA

11.02.17 | Bob Price

In the Buffalo area, it's a big problem. Amy Fleischauer, runs a not-for-profit that works with survivors of human trafficking. She says "the majority of cases involving minors, involved minors that were born, roomed, and trafficked here in...

Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is up and running

11.02.17 | Bob Price

State Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller says the critical federal funds "allow Pennsylvanians to stay warm and safe." Last year, 350,000 Pennsylvanians benefited from "LIHEAP."

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