List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Gov. Wolf will call for PA's first increase in minimum wage in 10 years

02.04.19 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's minimum wage has been at the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour since 2009.  Governor Wolf will ask to gradually increase that to $15 an hour by 2025. The Chief of Susquehanna Township's EMS services says rural emergency...

PA Tom Wolf will deliver first budget speech of his 2nd term Tuesday

02.04.19 | Terry Diener

The speech and the reaction to it could set the tone for the Democratic governor’s next four years. Wolf can ask for anything he wants in the 2019-20 fiscal year that begins July 1: more education spending, extra criminal justice reforms...

As Storm Fades, Fears of Flooding Emerge

02.01.19 | Bob Price

This week's winter storm is coming to a merciful close, but could rising temperatures spell trouble for the region next week? Local officials are certainly concerned. "Next week there will be a warmup," said Mayor Byron Brown. "We're expecting...

Christian law firm "goes to bat" for a student Bible club in Mechanicsburg, PA

01.31.19 | Bob Price

The club has been denied permission to distribute bibles during "non-instructional" hours at the public high school in Mechanicsburg. Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute says "Their policies at the school, as our lawyers examined...

Buried in Buffalo

01.31.19 | Bill Price

Areas just-north and just-south of the Queen City got hammered yesterday. Two feet of the white stuff in some places. {31Storm-1} :02 "not uncommon..." Blizzard warnings have now expired, but the region is still under winter storm and wind...

Keystone State lawmakers are pressing again for free college tuition

01.31.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic lawmakers have reintroduced a bill that would cover the tuition and fees at Pennsylvania-owned or state-related universities, and community colleges. Under the measure, students with a family income of up to $100,000 could attend up...

Natural gas utility that serves 45 counties in PA seeks annual rate increase over $71 million

01.29.19 | Terry Diener

Natural gas provider UGI Utilities says it wants to raise rates for its customers by $71.1 million annually in a move that, for the first time, would merge its rates from three areas into one for the 45 Pennsylvania counties it serves. If...

Arctic blast hits this week

01.29.19 | Bill Price

The coldest air in years will be here tomorrow night. "Wind chills"expected to drop to -30. Lake-effect snow starts tonight in ski country. By Thursday night some places could be looking at two-feet of it. But it's the blowing snow that will be...

Facing fines for not cleaning off your car?

01.29.19 | Brandon Dickson

That could be a possibility in the commonwealth, as Democratic state Senator Lisa Boscola has reintroduced her legislation. The bill would give drivers 24 hours after a winter storm to clear the hood, trunk, and roof of their vehicle. The...

Penn State officials say they're reviewing alert protocols

01.28.19 | Brandon Dickson

The move comes following an off-campus shooting that claimed four lives and raised the ire of students who said they were not warned of the violence near their campus. Students were not sent any alerts during the shooting spree near the campus...

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