List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Many PA homeowners have unsafe levels of radon in their drinking water

05.12.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

In addition to radon gas, a new U.S. Geological survey study has found high levels of radon in some Pennsylvania water wells.  Nearly 40% of homes in the Keystone State have indoor radon levels. The chemical typically enters a house through...

PA's ag secretary is criticizing the state's $32.2 billion budget proposal

05.11.17 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's spending plan continues to be debated in Harrisburg. Agricultural Secretary Russell Redding warns that more than $2 million in cuts to the agriculture industry could threaten the agency's ability to safeguard public health...

Penn State's president says the Beta Theta Pi fraternity will never be allowed back on campus

05.11.17 | Bob Price

University President Eric Barron insists the organization involved in a deadly hazing incident back in February will never again operate at Penn Sate. 18 Members of the Beta Theta Pi house have been charged with manslaughter for the death of 19...

The PA Civil Service Commission says it'll get rid of the criminal conviction question from job applications

05.10.17 | Bob Price

The move, effective on July 1st, follows the "fair chance" hiring policy adopted by Governor Tom Wolf. He says the change allows job-seekers to be judged on their skills not just their criminal history. Civil service jobs make up 70% of...

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns in the classroom?

05.10.17 | Terry Diener

Those opposed to that idea rallied yesterday in Harrisburg. House Bill 224 would amend the Public School Code to provide civil immunity. Bus drivers and crossing guards would have to complete a training program developed by the state Health...

PA Gov. Tom Wolf is making a pitch for early child-hood education ahead of the June 30th deadline

05.09.17 | Bob Price

The governor wants to invest $75 million into early childhood education as part of the more than $32 billion budget proposal. Pennsylvania faces a $3 billion dollar budget shortfall.  

More Penn State frat brothers will be arraigned today

05.09.17 | Bob Price

The Centre County D.A. says they're guilty of involuntary manslaughter for the death of Timothy Piazza, .a sophomore engineering student at Penn State. 18 fraternity members have been implicated in the February hazing death of a 19 year-old...

PA politicians huddle in Harrisburg today as they begin final budget negotiations

05.08.17 | Bob Price

The $32.2 billion spending plan is due June 30th. It relies heavily on prison reform, government consolidation and gambling expansion to offset a $3 billion deficit.

Demographers in PA have noticed a troubling trend that could create future fiscal challenges

05.08.17 | Terry Diener

Already one of the nation's oldest states, the growth of Pennsylvania's retirement age population is projected to balloon in the coming decade, while its working-age population shrinks. The projections, by the Pennsylvania State Data Center, were...

PA state police say a skimming device installed on a gas pump in union county has been used to make purchases at 33 Wal-marts

05.05.17 | Bob Price

The device was discovered last month on a pump at Sunoco convenience store in New Columbia.  It was used to steal credit and debit card numbers from unsuspected motorists. Police say the illegal installation of skimming devices on credit...

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