List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Tougher human trfficking legislation has been introduced in PA

01.29.18 | Terry Diener

Representative Seth Grove says his proposal would increase penalties on people convicted of trafficking someone into sex slavery, and on people who patronize a victim of sexual trafficking. Grove notes his bill also would give prosecutors the...

A stand-off turns deadly in the Poconos

01.29.18 | Brandon Dickson

Police were called to a home Sunday morning where they tried to negotiate with a 51-year-old man who had his girlfriend and her mom held up inside for two hours.  But after hearing continued yells for help, they entered the home. Officers...

5 Death row inmates sue PA prison officials over isolation

01.26.18 | Terry Diener

The federal lawsuit asks the court to end mandatory, indefinite solitary confinement for the 156 men on death row at Graterford and Greene state prisons. The lawsuit seeks class-action status as well as a declaration that the solitary policy...

Top PA Republcans petition the Supreme Court to intervene following a gerrymandering ruling

01.26.18 | Bob Price

The recent ruling by Pennsylvania's Supreme Court forces the state to redraw all of the state's 19 congressional districts. The GOP says the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unconstitutionally usurped the authority of lawmakers to create congressional...

PA officials caution residents along the Susquehanna

01.25.18 | Terry Diener

The Luzerne County emergency management agency says no flooding is expected in municipalities protected by the levee system, including Wilkes-Barre, Kingston and Forty Fort, but low-lying areas further downstream remain under a flood warning due...

PA House approves legislation to ban cough and cold meds to minors

01.25.18 | Brandon Dickson

House Bill 1951 would require stores to check the age of someone who appears to be under the age of 25 when they attempt to purchase a medicine containing DXM to ensure the buyer is over 18. The bill is awaiting a vote in the state Senate.

GOP PA House members are advancing a plan to downsize state government

01.24.18 | Terry Diener

On Tuesday, the House State Government Committee voted 14 to 10 in favor of a proposed constitutional amendment that still needs approval by the full House and Senate before going to voters. A Democratic-sponsored amendment to establish a...

Pitt officials place fraternities and sororities on social probation

01.24.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

An unidentified Pitt student was hospitalized last week due to a "serious alcohol incident." Last year, Penn State fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza died after falling down stairs and not receiving medical treatment for hours.

PA Supreme Court throws out the congressional district map

01.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

In a four-to-three vote, the court ruled the 2011 redistricting violates the state constitution. Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack welcomes the ruling. Republican U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson, calls the ruling political, and notes...

Rep. Kevin Haggerty is back to work in Harrisburg

01.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Pennsylvania lawmaker missed 300 votes over the past six months. Representative Mike Carroll, one of the fellow democrats that started the process of holding Haggerty in contempt for his repeated no-shows, says he's pleased to see Haggerty...

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