List by Category: Pennsylvania News

20 House Republicans voted against the American Healthcare Act yesterday including four from PA

05.05.17 | Bob Price

The Keystone State representatives who said "no" to the Obamacare repeal and replace effort are Ryan Costello, Patrick Meehan, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Charlie Dent.

The city of Pittsburgh is getting 'smart' garbage cans

05.04.17 | Terry Diener

Pittsburgh City Council has approved the purchase of software necessary for garbage cans that have sensors to gauge garbage volume and send a wireless signal when they're full.  The Department of Public Works proposed the $580,000 purchase...

Public prayer is under attack in Pennsylvania

05.04.17 | Bob Price

Atheists have filed suit over a 300-year-old prayer tradition in the Pennsylvania State House.Michael Geer with the Pennsylvania Family Institute is fighting against that lawsuit which seeks to ban invocations in the Pennsylvania House of...

Several small tornados touched down during the severe storms Monday night in western and central PA

05.03.17 | Sarah Harnisch

The National Weather Service in State College says an F-1 tornado tore up the town of Rebersburg in Centre County.          The twister followed a mile-long path and damaged more than two dozen...

A rally at the PA state capital this week urged lawmakers to raise the legal age for buying tobacco products

05.03.17 | Terry Diener

The American Lung Association says Pennsylvania should follow the lead of California and Hawaii and raise the legal sales age from 18 to 21. It says tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and most adult...

Storm Pummels Williamsport Area

05.02.17 | Bob Price

A line of strong thunderstorms blew through the area Monday evening, leaving behind quite a mess. Several trees were knocked down and part of the roof was blown off a church in the Williamsport area. PPL reports thousands of customers are...

STORM RAVAGES REGION: Thousands without power in S. Tier

05.02.17 | Bob Price

Heavy rain and high winds moved through New York state and northern Pennsylvania on Monday evening, leaving tens of thousands without power in the Southern Tier. The heaviest rain moved through the region between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. At midnight...

A federal judge in PA has ruled that an alliance of atheists can proceed with a lawsuit

05.01.17 | Bob Price

They are suing the state House of Representatives over its invocation policy. U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Conner says he will permit the anti-public prayer case to move forward. The Pennsylvania House has been opening its sessions...

First responders tested their terrorism readiness yesterday in Williamsport, PA

05.01.17 | Terry Diener

Authorities staged a mock truck attack into a crowd of pedestrians while a simulated hostage situation was on going, just blocks away.James W. Slotterback, the emergency preparedness coordinator for UPMC Susquehanna said there were a lot of...

Sentencing will happen in early June for three former Penn State officials

04.28.17 | Bob Price

Former president Graham Spanier, former vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley will be sentenced June 2nd in Harrisburg.  It all stems from failing to notify child-welfare authorities of a 2001 complaint about...

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