List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA State Police Name Suspect In Trooper Ambush

09.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

State Police say an intensive manhunt is under way for a man who expressed the desire to kill police in the past. Charges were filed against 31 year old Eric Matthew Frein of Monroe County, who is believed to be the sole shooter. State Police ...

Bill In The Works In PA To Allow Teachers To Carry Guns

09.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Teachers and other school employees in Pennsylvania could carry guns at work under a bill that's before a state legislative committee. Sen. Donald White presented his proposal to the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. The Indiana County ...

New Study Shows Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Cause of Water Pollution

09.16.14 | Terry Diener

A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead. The study finds that eight hydraulically fractured wells in Pennsylvania and ...

PA Police Shooter Likely Had Firearms Training

09.16.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania State Police say the gunman who ambushed two troopers outside their barracks, killing one, used a rifle and might have had formal firearms training through the military or law enforcement. Lt. Colonel George Bivens said Monday that ...

Gambling Isn't Fixing Property Taxes In The Keystone State

09.15.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New data shows casino revenues are not providing school property tax relief to Pennsylvanians as promised by Governor Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers back in 2004. An Associated Press analysis of state Education Department data shows that ...

Common Core Comment Period Rolls Out Next Month In PA

09.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The head of the Pennsylvania Department of Education says a website should be up next month to collect public comment on aspects of the state's new Common Core reading and math standards. Acting Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq to the State ...

U.S. Capitol Flag From 9-11 Donated To Pennsylvania

09.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has donated the flag that flew atop the U.S. Capitol on 9/11 to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania. At a ceremony in Shanskville on Thursday, Hastert says the Capitol may not have remained standing ...

PENNDOT, StateFarm Collaborate to Offer Motorists Safety Patrols

09.11.14 | Terry Diener

PennDOT officials have announced a three-year deal with State Farm to sponsor the agency's roving safety patrol. It offers motorists free assistance on select roads in the state. Officials did not give a specific amount on how much State Farm would ...

The State Museum of Pennsylvania to Offer "Homeschool Day"

09.11.14 |

The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s is offering its first “HomeSchool Day” in 2 weeks. They'll offer a backstage pass to history, archaeology, paleontology and fine arts. The event, tailored for families that teach in a home ...

Study to Show How Water Labs Analyze Drill Water

09.10.14 | Terry Diener

State environmental regulators will participate in a gas industry-funded study aimed at developing standards for testing groundwater near drilling sites for the presence of methane.  The study will examine how a dozen laboratories — ...

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