List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA's governor wants more legislation to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic

10.17.17 | Terry Diener

The bills would limit over-prescribing, further regulate recovery homes, require opioid education in schools, and provide a humane path to require treatment. State Senator Gene Yaw said that each of these bills can be compared to the strands of...

Motorists can expect a smoother drive on the PA Turnpike today

10.16.17 | Bob Price

All lanes of the turnpike's Northeast Extension are now open again after crews wrapped up a bridge replacement project early this morning. The busy thoroughfare in the Poconos was closed all weekend long, forcing drivers on a 70-mile detour.

A protest for prison reform happened Sunday afternoon in Scranton, PA

10.16.17 | Bob Price

The rally was meant to draw attention to sexual violence at the Lackawanna County Prison. Opponents argue a few "bad apples" should not cause the public to lose trust in their corrections officers. Four women at the Lackawanna County Prison...

Students are gathering at athletic fields to challenge peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus

10.13.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

High schools students hosted Fields of Faith events this week near Atlanta, Georgia and in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The student-led functions allow students to share the gospel with the masses. Last year, there were 519 Fields of Faith events...

PA's governor wants to make of his acting cabinet level secretaries permanent appointments

10.13.17 | Terry Diener

On Thursday, Governor Tom Wolf nominated Acting Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, Acting Secretary of Human Services Teresa Miller, Acting Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jennifer Smith, and Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica...

President Trump comes to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania today

10.11.17 | Sarah Harnisch

He'll be flanked by truck drivers in an airport hangar as he takes the wraps off his new tax plan. It's a tax plan New York Senator Chuck Schumer says is irresponsible. Grover Norquist is a tax analyst. He says Schumer doesn't quite have his...

A PA court says athletic officials in public schools could face legal responsibility for concussions suffered by athletes

10.11.17 | Terry Diener

In a ruling that could be a game-changer, a state court Tuesday refused to kill a lawsuit by three high school athletes who claim the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association is legally responsible for concussions they suffered playing...

A special election will be held in PA to fill the seat left vacant by Rep. Tim Murphy

10.10.17 | Bob Price

The representative was forced into early retirement because of a scandal. Republicans are hopeful they can hold the seat in the Pittsburgh suburbs. That district voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last year, but Democrats outnumber...

President Trump will be in the Harrisburg area tomorrow afternoon

10.10.17 | Bob Price

The event at the "yet to be" disclosed location is by invite only. The president is expected to speak about his tax reform plan near the Harrisburg International Airport. It's being billed as a townhall-style gathering.

PA's House speaker may be positioning himself to run for governor

10.09.17 | Sarah Harnisch

Mike Turzai just posted a new video to his Facebook page, and it positions the suburban Pittsburgh Republican against Governor Tom Wolf. The new ad was watched over 58,000 times over the weekend.   In the video, Turzai calls out Wolf for...

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