List by Category: Pennsylvania News

PA politicians are pursuing legislation to protect road crews on highways

07.17.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Senators have approved a measure to reduce the number of work zone crashes and fatalities with speed cameras. Senator David Argall from Schuykill County introduced the plan. A driver caught speeding in a construction zone could face an...

An important privacy protection lawsuit heads to court today in Pennsylvania

07.17.17 | Bob Price

Four students are suing the Boyertown Area School District over it's transgender bathroom policy. The students argue that policy amounts to harassment. Boyertown made national headlines last year when it eliminated sex-specific restrooms and...

There is a new push to enact new anti-hazing legislation on college campuses

07.14.17 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania congressman Patrick Meehan says his Reach Act has never been more needed than now. Earlier this year, a Penn State student died in a tragic hazing episode.   The Reach Act requires colleges and universities to track hazing...

Flash flooding soaked communities across upstate NY and central PA last night

07.14.17 | Bob Price

In places like Attica and Rush, a rush of water turned backyards into small ponds. The summer storms that "blew through" also took down some century-old trees in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. Dozens of roads are closed today due to high...

A new telephone scam has led to a warning from the state treasurer of PA

07.14.17 | Terry Diener

Joe Torsella says scammers portray themselves as Treasury employees threatening victims with arrest if they do not immediately pay unpaid taxes.  He says the Pennsylvania Treasury does not collect taxes or seek payments via telephone, and...

Clarion University has announced a new 'opioid treatment specialist' certificate program

07.13.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Clarion University President Karen Whitney says the new curriculum is the school's contribution the the fight against the opioid epidemic. The four-course, 12-credit certificate can be taken with no prerequisites. Pennsylvania's Gov. Wolf says...

Authorities in Bucks County, PA have found the remains of at least one of the four missing men

07.13.17 | Bob Price

Authorities in Bucks County, PA have found the remains of at least one of the four missing men The victim's remains have been found in a shallow grave on a farm owned by the family of the man they think killed the young adults. The 20 year-old...

PA voters have the chance to decide this fall whether to amend the state constitution

07.13.17 | Terry Diener

The Senate vote this week clearing the way for the question to appear on the November statewide ballot. The bill also passed the House, as well as both chambers in the last two-year session of the Legislature. Under the referendum question...

A preliminary hearing continues today for 18 members of a Penn State fraternity

07.11.17 | Bob Price

A judge will determine whether there's enough evidence to proceed with a trial for the accused after the February hazing death of 19-year-old Timothy Piazza. Attorney Tom Kline, representing the victim's parents, says Piazza was...

Gov. Wolf has allowed a nearly $32 billion state budget to become law without his signature

07.11.17 | Bob Price

Tom Wolf had until midnight Monday to sign, veto, or strike out some of the spending provisions, but the governor did none of the above. The budget is not in balance and lawmakers have failed to come to an agreement on how to fund it.

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