List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA Police Failing to Fingerprint

07.22.14 | Terry Diener

An independent news group called Public Source is reporting that Pennsylvania police are failing to fingerprint thousands of suspects every year, jeopardizing background check systems at the state and federal levels.Lawmakers are uncertain what ...

Corbett Adminstration Concerned About Migrant Health Risks

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

Speaking in a radio interview, Corbett said the Obama administration hasn't called to discuss its plans to find places for the children to stay. The governor said he’s worried that state dollars would be necessary to care for children coming ...

Corbett Administration Agrees to State Park Drilling Settlement

07.21.14 | Terry Diener

The Corbett administration has agreed not to lease any more state land for drilling until the court makes a ruling in the case, and in return the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation has agreed to drop its request for the court to prevent ...

Pennsylvania Court Limits 2012 Gas Drilling Law

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Commonwealth court on Thursday threw out the Public Utility Commission's Power to withhold drilling fee revenue from towns-meaning zoning doesn't matter- if a drilling site is within a town, they can get a check from the state. The decision also ...

Obama Care Could Cost Pennsylvania Hospitals

07.17.14 | Bob Price

Twenty five percent of the hospitals in Pennsylvania are being penalized for not meeting the requirements set forth by the Affordable Care Act, costing them a total of almost $20 million. That'll mean higher bills for patients starting in October. ...

PA Health Officials Probe Effects of Gas Drilling

07.17.14 | FL News Team

  The head of Pennsylvania's Department of Health says its experts are responding to health complaints related to natural gas drilling, but there is no quick and easy way to answer questions about the issue. Health Secretary Michael Wolf tells ...

America's Favorite Chocolate Maker Raising Prices

07.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A not so good news for chocolate lovers around the world: America's leading candy and chocolates producer Hershey Co announced an overall 8 percent price increase for its chocolates. That means buying your favorite Kit Kat or Reese will now cost ...

PA Lawmakers State Portraits Marked With Corruption Plaques

07.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Three former Pennsylvania state House speakers and one former Senate president pro tempore each have new information on the plaques beneath their official portraits hanging in the Capitol's corridors: details about their criminal convictions. The ...

Pennsylvania Bans Tanning Beds for Minors

07.15.14 | Terry Diener

 A state law that took effect this month requires tanning facilities to turn away customers younger than 17 and obtain written parental consent from 17-year-olds. Pennsylvania joins about three dozen states that regulate the indoor tanning ...

Hiko Energy Could Get the Boot in Pennsylvania

07.15.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The public utility commission in Pennsylvania has filed a formal complaint against a power company that provides electricity to several top electric providers-- like PPL. Hiko energy could get slapped with a $15 million fine and users could get a ...

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